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 Stanhope, 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 Stanhope, 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 there is an increased concentration of growth hormone by the pituitary gland, there are positive benefits to the body. Some benefits include:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Stanhope, 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!866-793-9933
A house in Sparta that sold for $1.8 million tops the list of the most expensive real estate sales in Sussex County between Feb. 13 and Feb. 20.In total, 73 real estate sales were recorded in the area during the past week, with an average price of $358,287. The average price per square foot was $217.The prices in the list below concern real estate sales where the title was recorded during the week of Feb. 13, even if the property may have been sold earlier.10. $460,000, single-family home at 1707 County Rd 565Th...
A house in Sparta that sold for $1.8 million tops the list of the most expensive real estate sales in Sussex County between Feb. 13 and Feb. 20.
In total, 73 real estate sales were recorded in the area during the past week, with an average price of $358,287. The average price per square foot was $217.
The prices in the list below concern real estate sales where the title was recorded during the week of Feb. 13, even if the property may have been sold earlier.
The property at 1707 County Rd 565 in Sussex has new owners. The price was $460,000. The house was built in 1984 and has a living area of 2,410 square feet. The price per square foot is $191. The deal was finalized on Feb. 3.
The property at 34 Lockwood Avenue in Stanhope has new owners. The price was $473,000. The house was built in 1996 and has a living area of 2,023 square feet. The price per square foot is $234. The deal was finalized on Jan. 26.
The sale of the single family residence at 4 Ridge Road in Sandyston has been finalized. The price was $495,000, and the new owners took over the house in February. The house was built in 1974 and has a living area of 2,666 square feet. The price per square foot was $186. The deal was finalized on Feb. 1.
A sale has been finalized for the single-family residence at 18 Summer Tree Run in Sparta. The price was $508,000 and the new owners took over the house in February. The house was built in 1985 and the living area totals 2,160 square feet. The price per square foot ended up at $235. The deal was finalized on Feb. 1.
The 2,689 square-foot detached house at 688 County Rd 519 in Sussex has now been sold. The transfer of ownership was settled in January and the total purchase price was $515,000, $192 per square foot. The house was built in 2005. The deal was finalized on Jan. 30.
The sale of the detached house at 19 Kroghs Lane, Sparta, has been finalized. The price was $580,000, and the house changed hands in January. The house was built in 1994 and has a living area of 2,334 square feet. The price per square foot was $249. The deal was finalized on Jan. 27.
The 4,625 square-foot single-family house at 29 Lambert Drive, Sparta, has now been sold. The transfer of ownership was settled in February and the total purchase price was $690,000, $149 per square foot. The house was built in 1985. The deal was finalized on Feb. 3.
A sale has been finalized for the detached house at 13 Lantz Road in Lafayette. The price was $780,000 and the new owners took over the house in January. The house was built in 2000 and the living area totals 3,266 square feet. The price per square foot ended up at $239. The deal was finalized on Jan. 27.
The property at 41 Hickory Trail in Sparta has new owners. The price was $895,000. The house was built in 1953 and has a living area of 1,856 square feet. The price per square foot is $482. The deal was finalized on Feb. 7.
The property at 3 Rainbow Trail in Sparta has new owners. The price was $1,750,000. The house was built in 1974 and has a living area of 1,551 square feet. The price per square foot is $1,128. The deal was finalized on Jan. 31.
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STANHOPE — By Valley Road School Superintendent Steven Hagemann's rough estimate, first-grade teacher Susan Davis has taught about 1,000 students in her 50 years at the school.Those students have grown up and made their own impacts on society, but their roots can all be traced back to Davis. Thus, it was fitting that the retiring teacher formed new, literal roots by planting a tree at the Stanhope school's Arbor Day celebration Friday afternoon.The ceremony for Davis, who began her teaching career in Septem...
STANHOPE — By Valley Road School Superintendent Steven Hagemann's rough estimate, first-grade teacher Susan Davis has taught about 1,000 students in her 50 years at the school.
Those students have grown up and made their own impacts on society, but their roots can all be traced back to Davis. Thus, it was fitting that the retiring teacher formed new, literal roots by planting a tree at the Stanhope school's Arbor Day celebration Friday afternoon.
The ceremony for Davis, who began her teaching career in September 1972, included dozens of her former students and colleagues as well as representatives from the Sussex County Education Association and New Jersey Education Association — both organizations in which she was extremely active.
After remarks from several officials, Hagemann unveiled a granite plaque next to the newly planted tree, which thanked Davis "for 50 years of dedicated service" to the district.
The tree planting has become an annual tradition at Valley Road, with the school using the event to honor the services of a local group or organization.
This year, Davis was the logical choice for recognition. Hagemann noted that Arbor Day is meant to represent hope for a healthier environment in the future — the same thing Davis tried to accomplish as a teacher.
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"Her greatest impact is still yet to come," Hagemann said. "She has contributed so greatly to developing our young learners into leaders, innovators and the pioneers of tomorrow. Her current and former students will be contributing to our society long after Mrs. Davis' official retirement, expanding her impact and legacy on this community and beyond."
Other speakers at Friday's ceremony praised Davis for her dedication to teaching, which often included multiple generations of families throughout her half-century at Valley Road.
"We used to joke years ago that, if all she had to work with was a J.C. Penney catalog, she could teach kids how to read," said Stanhope Council President Diana Kuncken, whose two sons were taught by Davis and are now adults with children of their own.
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Outside of her classroom duties, Davis was a fierce advocate for students and made sure everyone received a proper education. NJEA secretary-treasurer Petal Robertson called her a "powerhouse," remembering how quickly she learned of her tenacity after they first met.
"I said, 'She's sweet, but she's a piece of work,'" Robertson said with a laugh. "On behalf of the NJEA, I thank you for being 50 years of the piece of work that has built a strong part of Sussex County."
Davis referenced a quote from Martin Luther King Jr., whom she called her role model, about the importance of education not only in terms of intelligence, but also in building character and establishing the truth. She expressed hope that her legacy will carry on through the achievements of the children and teachers at Valley Road.
"To the students, I wish you pursue and achieve your dreams. To my colleagues, I wish you the continued strength for the pursuit of excellence for the children of Stanhope," Davis said. She grinned as she added, "And for my friends and family, watch out. You're going to see more of me now."
Davis appeared visibly moved by the warm reception from the school and members of the public. Following the ceremony, she looked back on the close bonds she has formed throughout her five-decade tenure at Stanhope.
"I think that it's so telling how people in education become family. I'm not sure if that happens in every profession," Davis said. "To me, it doesn't matter if you're in a school of 100 (students) or if you're in a school of 3,000. The dedication and the professionalism is all the same."
STANHOPE — Cleanup continued from Tuesday night's severe thunderstorms and possible tornado hit areas of Sussex County hard — damaging a high school. A repeat performance is possible on Wednesday.The National Weather Service will investigate what NJ 101.5 Chief Meteorologist Dan Zarrow called a "probable tornado that affected parts of Netcong, Stanhope, Hopatcong, and Mount Arlington around 8:...
STANHOPE — Cleanup continued from Tuesday night's severe thunderstorms and possible tornado hit areas of Sussex County hard — damaging a high school. A repeat performance is possible on Wednesday.
The National Weather Service will investigate what NJ 101.5 Chief Meteorologist Dan Zarrow called a "probable tornado that affected parts of Netcong, Stanhope, Hopatcong, and Mount Arlington around 8:30 pm."
Trucks from JCP&L and tree companies were positioned around Stanhope on Wednesday, where nearly the entire town was without power overnight. Crews will have to remove trees first before crews from the utility can assess the damage and begin restoration, according to JCP&L spokesman Dave Newcomb, who said all available crews began working on Tuesday night.
As of 6:30 a.m., nearly JCP&L 2,500 customers remained without power, according to the utility's outage map.
Newcomb said power is not expected to be restored in Stanhope and Hopatcong until the end of the day. Netcong customers will likely be restored on Wednesday morning.
Classes were canceled for Wednesday at Lenape Valley Regional High School after a possible tornado touchdown that caused damage to the school building and property.
Newcomb said three utility poles at the school were damaged by the storms.
School board president Richard Kuncken and superintendent Paul DiRupo said in a joint statement the area in front of the school where school buses pick up students was damaged along with many light poles and trees, the New Jersey Herald reported.
Dirupo told New Jersey 101.5 there was "massive trees down, wires all over and one of the light poles in faculty parking lot was at a 45 degree angle."
Kuncken told the Herald that the school's track team was holding a banquet at the school when the storm struck, and security moved everyone to the gym. Everyone was allowed to leave by 10 p.m.
Byram resident Marie Raffay told the Herald first-responders told attendees there was only one way to exit the school parking lot because of fallen trees and power lines. She said a tree fell on top of one family's car as people left the school, but no one appeared to be injured.
The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center has placed most of New Jersey at an "enhanced" risk for more severe weather on Wednesday.
Zarrow said the atmosphere is "highly charged" but there is one difference between Tuesday's conditions and Wednesday.
"Forecast models and severe weather parameters are less favorable for cellular (and specifically supercellular) storms. That will reduce the risk for tornado and hail slightly," Zarrow wrote in his daily weather blog, stressing that there will still be powerful storms on Wednesday. "However, linear or quasi-linear storms would still be efficient rain producers, in addition to pumping out some potentially damaging winds."
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Friday the 13thA man dressed as horror movie icon Jason Voorhees stands in front of the Blairstown Diner in 2013, one of the filming locations for the original 1980 "Friday the 13th." (lehighvalleylive.com file photo)It's pretty well known that the original "Friday the 13th" was filmed in northwest New Jersey. There's a real-life phone number and address to prove i...
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A man dressed as horror movie icon Jason Voorhees stands in front of the Blairstown Diner in 2013, one of the filming locations for the original 1980 "Friday the 13th." (lehighvalleylive.com file photo)
It's pretty well known that the original "Friday the 13th" was filmed in northwest New Jersey. There's a real-life phone number and address to prove it.
Early in the 1980 flick that spawned the legend of horror icon Jason Voorhees, a young woman hitches a ride to the fictional Camp Crystal Lake (actually the Boy Scout Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco in Warren County).
Clearly emblazoned on the truck's door is some contact information for an unnamed business that eagle-eyed viewers may have spotted: "347-1063, Waterloo Rd., Stanhope, NJ."
Locals know the address is real: Waterloo Road runs between Hackettstown and Byram Township, and uses a Stanhope mailing address.
But what about the number?
If you dial with Stanhope's 973 area code, you may end up talking to Marc Goldberg. The number goes to his business, Todd/Elston Oil Co.
You wouldn't be the first person. There aren't many calls about the movie these days, probably because it's 37 years old, Goldberg said. But every once in a while someone gives it a try.
One person, apparently after imbibing while watching the movie, called the company around midnight one night and spoke with a night manager.
"He was surprised it was still active," Goldberg said.
There is one important distinction: Goldberg's business is based on Route 46 in Netcong, not Waterloo Road.
An overlying 862 area code doesn't lead to a working number. And the 201 area code, which would have served the area in 1980, leads to a voice-over-IP voicemail that went unreturned.
Still, the number -- unlike many of the movie's camp counselors -- is still alive and well.
FILE PHOTOTo Eugene Foley, the Stanhope House is more than a Sussex County landmark. It's a piece of history."It's a blues and jazz hall of fame," says Foley, a Stanhope-based music consultant. "They've all been here over the decades."Luckily for fans of popular music, Foley isn't just an appreciator. He's part of a group that will reopen the Stanhope House later this summer. He'll handle the booking, and Anthony and Toby Sibona of Hot Rods Real Pit BBQ in Wharton will provide the food. And new owner ...
To Eugene Foley, the Stanhope House is more than a Sussex County landmark. It's a piece of history.
"It's a blues and jazz hall of fame," says Foley, a Stanhope-based music consultant. "They've all been here over the decades."
Luckily for fans of popular music, Foley isn't just an appreciator. He's part of a group that will reopen the Stanhope House later this summer. He'll handle the booking, and Anthony and Toby Sibona of Hot Rods Real Pit BBQ in Wharton will provide the food. And new owner Jon Klein -- known to regulars as the leader of blues-rock favorites the Jon Klein Combine -- will oversee the operation.
"It's a place that I love, in the true sense of the word," says Klein, 65, who has performed many times at the Stanhope House with his band. "We were fortunate enough to get it, and now we're bringing it back to the spirit of the way it was, as they say, 'back in the day.' "
Built in the 1790s and home to touring blues and rock musicians since the 1960s, the restaurant closed in 2008 amid an ownership dispute. The reborn Stanhope House, dubbed "the last great American roadhouse" by its new owners, promises a soft opening on Aug. 6. Ana Popovic and Klein's Combine will be the first acts to take the stage at the renovated club. The grand opening, featuring the band Subcommittee, is scheduled for Sept. 11.
For nightlife-starved Sussex County residents, the doors can't swing open soon enough.
"Right now, I think this area is lacking a venue that has everything: great food, great drinks, great values and great music," says Foley. "That's what we intend to provide."
Foley has already begun to pull together an impressive schedule. Singer-songwriter Jeffrey Gaines will appear on Aug. 13. Texas blues-rocker Chris Duarte and folksinger Cheryl Wheeler arrive in September. News about upcoming shows will be posted at a revamped website: stanhopehousenj.com.
Foley hopes to carry on the tradition of booking excellence that has brought big names to small Stanhope. John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, Roger McGuinn, Levon Helm and many other blues and rock legends have dazzled local audiences.
Klein -- who owns a 1983 Stanhope House poster advertising Muddy Waters and others -- admits that this history has personal significance for him.
"I'm simpatico with the Stanhope House," says the guitarist-turned-proprietor. "I'm an old guy. This place has been around forever. It's been a house, it's been a stagecoach stop, a post office, a hotel, an inn and tavern. It's been rumored that it was once a brothel. And from the '60s on, it's been the home of great jazz and blues.
"It's a great old place. I just feel like a caretaker, and the latest in a long line of people who have been lucky enough to be part of this story."
Klein has made some changes to the interior, adding new paint and moving the bar back to its original location. But he hasn't made any major alterations to a room that he considers timeless.
"This place doesn't have to make believe. This place is the real deal," he says. "The atmosphere and the history and the emanations are all baked into it. All you have to do is sit quietly in the middle of the floor and eventually you're going to feel the music."