The most common reason for menopause is the natural decline in a female's reproductive hormones. However, menopause can also result from the following situations:
Oophorectomy: This surgery, which removes a woman's ovaries, causes immediate menopause. Symptoms and signs of menopause in this situation can be severe, as the hormonal changes happen abruptly.
Chemotherapy: Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can induce menopause quickly, causing symptoms to appear shortly after or even during treatment.
Ovarian Insufficiency: Also called premature ovarian failure, this condition is essentially premature menopause. It happens when a woman's ovaries quit functioning before the age of 40 and can stem from genetic factors and disease. Only 1% of women suffer from premature menopause, but HRT can help protect the heart, brain, and bones.
If you're a woman going through menopause and find that you have become increasingly depressed, you're not alone. It's estimated that 15% of women experience depression to some degree while going through menopause. What many women don't know is that depression can start during perimenopause, or the years leading up to menopause.
Depression can be hard to diagnose, especially during perimenopause and menopause. However, if you notice the following signs, it might be time to speak with a physician:
Remember, if you're experiencing depression, you're not weak or broken - you're going through a very regular emotional experience. The good news is that with proper treatment from your doctor, depression isn't a death sentence. And with HRT and anti-aging treatment for women, depression could be the catalyst you need to enjoy a new lease on life.
Hot flashes - they're one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes are intense, sudden feelings of heat across a woman's upper body. Some last second, while others last minutes, making them incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable for most women.
Symptoms of hot flashes include:
Typically, hot flashes are caused by a lack of estrogen. Low estrogen levels negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature and appetite. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to incorrectly assume the body is too hot, dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow. Luckily, most women don't have to settle for the uncomfortable feelings that hot flashes cause. HRT treatments for women often stabilize hormones, lessening the effects of hot flashes and menopause in general.
Mood swings are common occurrences for most people - quick shifts from happy to angry and back again, triggered by a specific event. And while many people experience mood swings, they are particularly common for women going through menopause. That's because, during menopause, the female's hormones are often imbalanced. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go hand-in-hand, resulting in frequent mood changes and even symptoms like insomnia.
The rate of production of estrogen, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, largely determines the rate of production the hormone serotonin, which regulates mood, causing mood swings.
Luckily, HRT and anti-aging treatments in South Hackensack, NJ for women work wonders for mood swings by regulating hormone levels like estrogen. With normal hormone levels, women around the world are now learning that they don't have to settle for mood swings during menopause.
Staying fit and healthy is hard for anyone living in modern America. However, for women with hormone imbalances during perimenopause or menopause, weight gain is even more serious. Luckily, HRT treatments for women coupled with a physician-led diet can help keep weight in check. But which hormones need to be regulated?
Lowered sexual desire - three words most men and women hate to hear. Unfortunately, for many women in perimenopausal and menopausal states, it's just a reality of life. Thankfully, today, HRT and anti-aging treatments South Hackensack, NJ can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits. Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in South Hackensack, NJ, we are here to help. The first step to reclaiming your life begins by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation. Our friendly, knowledgeable HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
UPDATE: A "red flag" warning continues throughout the end of the week in New Jersey out of concern that dry conditions with gusty winds could turn what ordinarily would be common brush blazes into fiercely destructive wildfires.That means watching your butts, smokers. And no campfires, bonfires or charcoal cookouts.A hazardous weather warning from the National Weather Service continued through Thursday, April 28, as well as Friday, because of the conditions.Those are: wind gusts of 35 to 45 mil...
UPDATE: A "red flag" warning continues throughout the end of the week in New Jersey out of concern that dry conditions with gusty winds could turn what ordinarily would be common brush blazes into fiercely destructive wildfires.
That means watching your butts, smokers. And no campfires, bonfires or charcoal cookouts.
A hazardous weather warning from the National Weather Service continued through Thursday, April 28, as well as Friday, because of the conditions.
Those are: wind gusts of 35 to 45 miles an hour in some areas, humidity as low as 15% and a snowball's chance in hell of rain any time before next week.
A weather watch will follow on Saturday and Sunday unless there's reason to jack it to a hazardous warning again, the weather service said.
Eighteen of New Jersey's 21 counties are affected (Cape May, Cumberland and Salem counties are excepted).
Meanwhile, firefighters worked to contain a wildfire in Wanaque that at last check covered more than two acres Thursday while sending up a huge column of smoke that could be seen for miles.
Concerns are ordinarily raised when "critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur due to a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and dry fuels,” the National Weather Service said.
Red flag warnings go up when conditions worsen or fires break out, as in Wanaque.
It was 13 months ago when an enormous fire roared through 167 wooded acres and jumped the entire width of the Garden State Parkway from Lakewood into Brick Township while a Meadowlands brush fire stopped short of the New Jersey Turnpike.
They were among no fewer than a half-dozen large brush fires -- and nearly just as many smaller blazes -- that raged at once throughout the Garden State that day, whipped by winds reported at up to 40 miles an hour and low humidity that barely cracked 20%.
The very same conditions are expected throughout the weekend.
The New Jersey Forest Fire Service is prohibiting all fires in wooded areas -- including campfires, bonfires, you name it -- unless they're contained in an elevated stove using only propane, natural gas, gas, or electricity.
No charcoal fires are allowed.
The National Weather Service, at the same time, issued a set of guidelines:
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One day years from now, someone will pull a healthy blue claw crab from the lower Hackensack River and not think twice about how tasty it will be. That same person may never realize how unrealistic the scenario sounded in the year 2022.The lower Hackensack, long contaminated with chromium, mercury and other toxic materials that make eating anything caught there a health risk, is expected to be added to the federal government list of Superfund sites.The designation means the Environmental Protection Agency will begin the long, a...
One day years from now, someone will pull a healthy blue claw crab from the lower Hackensack River and not think twice about how tasty it will be. That same person may never realize how unrealistic the scenario sounded in the year 2022.
The lower Hackensack, long contaminated with chromium, mercury and other toxic materials that make eating anything caught there a health risk, is expected to be added to the federal government list of Superfund sites.
The designation means the Environmental Protection Agency will begin the long, arduous process of cleaning up the river and making the river’s polluters pay for it.
The process, which includes remedial investigation/feasibility study, records of decision, remedial design/remedial action and Construction completion, can take years, and even then there is no guarantee the site will be returned to pristine condition.
But the process, and the wait, is worth it to people like Bill Sheehan, the Hackensack Riverkeeper, who has noted the increased recreational popularity of the 19-mile waterway that runs through 20 municipalities in Hudson and Bergen counties from the Newark Bay north to Oradell.
“(There are) over 10,000 people a year in our programs, our cleanup programs, our cruise programs, our paddling programs,” he said Thursday at a virtual news conference announced the proposed designation. “Twenty-five years ago when I started as riverkeeper, a lot of people in the know in this area thought the river was a dump site, and it was not worth worrying about, and what was I doing making all this noise for.
“Well, I proved them wrong, and I proved that people want it. And if they want it, they’re going to want it clean.”
There are currently 152 superfund site in New Jersey, including five in Hudson County — Diamond Head Oil Refinery in Kearny; Standard Chlorine, also in Kearny, Syncon Resins, listed by the EPA as South Kearny; Grand Street Mercury in Hoboken; and PJP Landfill in Jersey City.
The proposal will have 60-day public comment period, then another review from the EPA and then a decision by the federal agency whether to move forward and designate the lower Hackensack as a Superfund site.
Officials Thursday said the EPA took sediment samples from more than 20 sites and found the lower Hackensack River “suffers from widespread contamination and environmental degradation.” Because of arsenic, lead, chromium, mercury PAHs, and PCBs found in the river, “consumption of fish could be a significant health risk” according to Michael Sivak, toxicologist at EPA.
Harvesting crabs from the lower Hackensack River is illegal and the state Department of Environmental Protection says people should not eat more than one to 4 of the fish caught from the river per year, depending on the type of fish.
“The industrial activities of New Jersey’s past have helped build America, but it has also left behind a legacy of contamination that unfairly burdens communities of color,” EPA Regional Administrator Lisa F. Garcia said. “By proposing to add the lower Hackensack River to the National Priorities List, EPA is showing its commitment to overburdened and underserved communities — no project is too big, and America’s natural resources are for everyone to enjoy.”
President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will accelerate EPA’s work to help communities clean up these contaminated sites with a $3.5 billion investment in the Superfund Remedial Program and reinstates the Superfund chemical excise taxes, making it one of the largest investments in American history to address legacy pollution.
The DEP has said the worst of the contamination is believed to have resulted from past discharges from four sites in the watershed that are undergoing remediation through the EPA’s Superfund program:
A cleanup of the nearby Passaic River Superfund site has been going on for decades, slowed by legal battles over who is responsible for footing the bill. The cost of the cleanup is currently in the hundred of millions of dollars and is expected to be more than $1 billion all told.
The lower Hackensack River is different, officials say.
“We know who the responsible parties and we’re not going to sit around for two decades like we did on the Passaic River,” said DEP Commissioner Shawn LaTourette, who declined to name the companies that would be held responsible for the cleanup.
Officials said the EPA is so early in the cleanup process that they can’t put a number on the cost, but they reiterated that the polluters would pay.
“We will seek out financial viable responsible parties to help pay for the remediation and cleanup,” said Garcia, “and furthermore Superfund status qualifies a site for federal funds that can also be used to initiate remedial work if responsible parties fail to act, in addition to state funding on this.”
The Hackensack River is part of the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary and is a habitat to over 30 designated endangered or threatened species and home to over 8,400 acres of wetlands.
“The cleanup of the lower Hackensack River is vital to the communities, stakeholders, and ecosystems within the watershed,” Rep. Albio Sires said. “I urge swift consideration of the lower Hackensack River, and advocate for its inclusion on the National Priorities List of Superfund sites, so that remediation can begin.”
here is no shortage of Diners in New Jersey. (And plenty of them are great.) However, the latest to open in Bergen County – Foodies in Hackensack – does breakfast, lunch, and brunch a little differently. This family-owned spot likes to put a twist on diner classics to create innovative new flavors. The result is a fresh take on old favorites.The 1,500-square foot diner has a “cozy, modern diner feel,”...
here is no shortage of Diners in New Jersey. (And plenty of them are great.) However, the latest to open in Bergen County – Foodies in Hackensack – does breakfast, lunch, and brunch a little differently. This family-owned spot likes to put a twist on diner classics to create innovative new flavors. The result is a fresh take on old favorites.
The 1,500-square foot diner has a “cozy, modern diner feel,” according to Owner Teddy Sakellaris. In particular, Foodies can seat about 64 people indoors and an extra 36 on the seasonal outdoor patio. The venue also doubles as a great spot for private dinner parties, and is available by request. As for the location, Teddy says “We had a great opportunity to get into an extremely diverse marketplace; in a special up-and-coming location with many great new companies opening up close by.”
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Foodies feeds that Jersey diner fix, but also puts a twist on traditional items. For example, they serve a variety of specialty French toast; like the PB&J French toast which, of course, is topped with peanut butter and jelly. Then, for the lunch crowd, the Monte Cristo is a French toast sandwich with ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese. Other crowd-pleasers include waffles, pancakes, and omelets. Teddy’s favorite is the Foodies club wrap, with breaded chicken cutlet, bacon, avocado, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and chipotle dressing.
However, no diner trip is complete without a fun milkshake. This spot is no exception, with options like the Nut Job Shake which blends Nutella with chocolate ice cream. Likewise, the Curious George Shake blends vanilla ice cream with honey and banana.
Teddy knows a thing or two about running restaurants. In fact, he has friends and family who own many diners and other restaurants throughout the state. For instance, his father owns Rutt’s Hutt in Clifton, where Teddy served as fry cook and counterman. As for Teddy, he also currently owns The Maple Valley Diner in Clifton. (He previously owned The Hawthorne Diner in Hawthorne and The Hearth Charbroil in Clifton.)
Visit Foodies at 528 Huyler St in South Hackensack. Look for them online to learn more.
All Photos: © Foodies
New York and New Jersey will split their share of the costs needed to cover the long-awaited Gateway Project’s first phase, the governors of the two states announced Tuesday.The first phase of the project — which aims to build new rail tunnels under the Hudson River between Penn Station and New Jersey — includes a rebuild of the Portal North Bridge over the Hackensack River, Govs. Kathy Hochul and Phil Murphy said in a ...
New York and New Jersey will split their share of the costs needed to cover the long-awaited Gateway Project’s first phase, the governors of the two states announced Tuesday.
The first phase of the project — which aims to build new rail tunnels under the Hudson River between Penn Station and New Jersey — includes a rebuild of the Portal North Bridge over the Hackensack River, Govs. Kathy Hochul and Phil Murphy said in a press release.
New Jersey and New York will each pay $386.2 million to finance the rebuild, with the rest of the funding set to come from the federal government, the release said.
The two states will also split the local costs for the Hudson Tunnel Project, which is part of the first phase, according to the release.
That project includes the rehabilitation of an existing Amtrak and NJ Transit tunnel under the Hudson River, as well as the construction of a new tunnel.
Both states will “aggressively pursue greater federal sources of funding” for the project, the release noted.
“The Gateway Hudson Tunnel Project is vital to the Northeast corridor, and today’s announcement is a critical step forward in turning this vision into reality,” Hochul said in a statement, adding that the two states were “establishing the framework to get this project over the finish line and… making good on our promise to modernize the state’s transportation infrastructure and create a mass transit system worthy of New Yorkers.”
In his own statement, Murphy called the agreement a “pivotal milestone toward the completion of the most significant transportation project not just in New Jersey, but in the entire United States.”
“As we proceed with construction of a new tunnel under the Hudson River, we advance one step closer toward a New Jersey that is better connected and better positioned to reap the full economic benefits of our status as a regional crossroads,” he said.
While the existing tunnel under the Hudson River is aged and deteriorating, political disagreements have delayed the Gateway Project for approximately two decades.
President Joe Biden, meanwhile, has vowed to provide financial support for the project.
Construction on the Portal North Bridge is already underway, with “major activity” expected to kick off this summer, Hochul’s office said Wednesday.
Work on the Hudson Tunnel Project, meanwhile, is expected to start in late 2023, according to Hochul’s office.
Rolled ice cream, epic milkshakes, and more mouthwatering desserts are all being sold at Even More Epic in Somerville.Kevin Trimarchi first opened Epic Cookies in Somerville and now has expanded to take over the space that was formerly Rita’s only steps away from Epic Cookies. They are offering some incredible cakes, just look at these, for example:They also have a large selection of desserts including specialty brownies, cupcakes and other desserts.Even More Epic will be offering Epic Milkshakes, such as the Cooki...
Rolled ice cream, epic milkshakes, and more mouthwatering desserts are all being sold at Even More Epic in Somerville.
Kevin Trimarchi first opened Epic Cookies in Somerville and now has expanded to take over the space that was formerly Rita’s only steps away from Epic Cookies. They are offering some incredible cakes, just look at these, for example:
They also have a large selection of desserts including specialty brownies, cupcakes and other desserts.
Even More Epic will be offering Epic Milkshakes, such as the Cookie Dough Milkshake.
According to the menu, “vanilla ice cream and chocolate chip cookie dough are blended together, topped with cookie dough bites, Oreos, a Chipwich, and whipped cream, covered in a fudge drizzle. Vanilla buttercream and cookie crumbs are an edible decoration around the rim.”
Check out Even More Epic located at 84 W. Main St., Somerville. They are open Tuesday through Thursday from 12 to 10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 12 to 11 p.m., and Sundays 12 to 8 p.m.
The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5's Jordan Jansson. Any opinions expressed are her own.
Black River Candy Shoppe in Chester New Jersey was selected in Food Network Magazine's “America’s 50 Best Candy Stores” a couple of years back and the story went viral online earlier this year.
I decided to take a trip down there for myself to see what they had to offer. Right, when you walk in you feel like you are Charlie about to take over the chocolate factory. Black River Candy Shoppe is a cute little candy shop offering hundreds of different types of candy.
They have old-school childhood candy as well as an incredible selection of newer candy varieties. Candy is displayed in old whiskey barrels, and a lot of their candy is sold in bulk by the pound. It is located in downtown Chester right off of Main Street. Check out the photos from my recent visit:
Gallery Credit: Jordan Jansson
Gallery Credit: Jordan Jansson