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 Stewartsville, 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 Stewartsville, 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 Stewartsville, 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
Phillipsburg Firth Youth Center Tackles Food Insecurity with Grant for "Dine and Dash" Program that began November 1, 2022Phillipsburg Firth Youth Center Tackles Food Insecurity with Grant for "Dine and Dash" Program that began November 1, 2022PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - After much conversation, planning, and organizing, the Firth Youth Center (FYC) is pleased to announce that the Healthy Foods Initiative...
Phillipsburg Firth Youth Center Tackles Food Insecurity with Grant for "Dine and Dash" Program that began November 1, 2022
Phillipsburg Firth Youth Center Tackles Food Insecurity with Grant for "Dine and Dash" Program that began November 1, 2022
PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - After much conversation, planning, and organizing, the Firth Youth Center (FYC) is pleased to announce that the Healthy Foods Initiative has expanded beginning November 1, 2022.
According to a newsletter announcement, In May 2022, the FYC submitted a Special Projects grant application to NJOFBI to help combat food security issues impacting our Phillipsburg youth. The FYC team states "We constantly hear our tweens and teens say things like, “I’m so sick of fast food,” or, “I ask my parents to cook dinner,” or even request staff to look up the shuttle bus details, so they can go to the supermarket in Greenwich for their family." It is no surprise that Gov. Murphy declared Phillipsburg one of the Top 40 Food Desert communities in New Jersey.
The FYC staff have coined the proposed program “Dine & Dash,” which offers healthy, fresh, hot dinners to high school and middle school youth who visit us during the evening hours. They also aimed to provide educational materials to increase food intelligence and a Coordinator to outreach to parents who may need assistance with increasing food security for their family.
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Just 2 days after the 31st Annual Banquet, they received a Notice of Award for their “Dine & Dash” grant application in the amount of $15,000! Continuing throughout the duration of the school year, youth who come to High School Night or other advertised evening programs will be offered a fresh, hot meal at the FYC.
The FYC stated in their announcement they "hope to expand this pilot program in the years ahead and ensure sustainability as we work through the cumbersome process of becoming eligible for other State of NJ food security reimbursement programs".
The Youth Center credits the following for helping make this happen to tackle food insecurity throughout Phillipsburg: ShopRite for lending their dietitian and catering manager (who happens to be FYC Alumni!) to work with our budget and grant requirements. Pastor Choi and Stewartsville Presbyterian Church for their continued support of donated gift cards and contributions to help ignite & sustain the spark of our Healthy Foods initiative since 2020! And the FYC staff, especially Miss Ashlee and Mr. Robert, who jumped at the chance to get this project off the ground… at lightening speed!
The Firth Youth Center is a private 501(c)(3) charitable organization devoted to serving the vulnerable youth of Phillipsburg, NJ since 1954 through a wide variety of educational, recreational, and athletic opportunities. The Firth Youth Center is committed to building the resiliency of our most underserved populations while continuously promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion for the betterment of our children and community.
For more information on this program, to make a donation or for membership for your children at the Firth Youth Center, contact 908-454-7281.
A small storm system brought a light coating of snow to parts of New Jersey Sunday morning and more flurries could be on the way, forecasters said.Measurable amounts of snow — defined as one-tenth of an inch or more on the ground — were recorded in Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex, and Warren counties this morning, the National Weather Service reported. Other parts of the state got an even lighter dusting.The snow was a result of a warm front pushing northward, bringing light precipitation to the region in the form of snow...
A small storm system brought a light coating of snow to parts of New Jersey Sunday morning and more flurries could be on the way, forecasters said.
Measurable amounts of snow — defined as one-tenth of an inch or more on the ground — were recorded in Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex, and Warren counties this morning, the National Weather Service reported. Other parts of the state got an even lighter dusting.
The snow was a result of a warm front pushing northward, bringing light precipitation to the region in the form of snowflakes in some areas, the National Weather Service said.
Good morning! A weak system will push a warm front northward into the area today with mostly cloudy skies and a little light snow in spots early this morning giving way to warmer weather by this afternoon. #PAWX #NJWX #MDWX #DEWX pic.twitter.com/d2o3TWH0Rf— NWS Mount Holly (@NWS_MountHolly) November 28, 2021
This morning’s modest snowfall marks the state’s first measurable snow this season outside of northern Sussex County. On Nov. 15, a light coating of snow fell in High Point State Park in the northern tip of Sussex County, and a park worker measured 0.25 inches on the ground. That came far ahead of the state’s average date for a first snowfall.
As of Sunday morning, the National Weather Service said another weak wave of light snow was moving through Pennsylvania’s Berks county, and will pass through the Lehigh Valley, southern Poconos and far northern New Jersey as the morning progresses. Any additional snow accumulations will be light, and the weather service is not expecting much more than an inch or so of snow at most.
On average, lower-elevation areas of Sussex County normally get their first measurable snow on Dec. 2. But the region has seen snow as early as Oct. 16, according to long-term snowfall data from the National Weather Service and office of the New Jersey State Climatologist at Rutgers University.
The Sussex region typically gets its first full inch of snow around Dec. 9, the statistics show.
In the Newark area, the first measurable snow of the season typically falls on Dec. 7, and the first inch usually arrives by Dec. 16, according to weather service data. The earliest measurable snow on record in Newark was Oct. 20, back in 1952, and the earliest inch of snow was recorded on Oct. 29, in 2011.
These are among the towns in New Jersey that reported measurable snow — defined as one-tenth of an inch or more on the ground — Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service and the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network, known as CoCoRaHS.
?? Woke up this morning with a trace of snow on the ground in Edison. Not enough for 1/10th of an inch (measurable snow) but still a very light coating. (My wife took the scarecrow & chair photos, I took the others) #njwx @NWS_MountHolly @nynjpaweather pic.twitter.com/z5g99PDHgd— Len Melisurgo (@LensReality) November 28, 2021
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NJ Advance Media staff writer Len Melisurgo contributed to this report.
DURHAM – Duke men's basketball head coach Jon Scheyer has announced two graduate transfer additions to the program, as Kale Catchings and Ryan Young have signed scholarship agreements to attend Duke University and play for the Blue Devils in the 2022-23 season."We needed to add some depth and experience to our roster this spring, and we certainly achieved that with Kale a...
DURHAM – Duke men's basketball head coach Jon Scheyer has announced two graduate transfer additions to the program, as Kale Catchings and Ryan Young have signed scholarship agreements to attend Duke University and play for the Blue Devils in the 2022-23 season.
"We needed to add some depth and experience to our roster this spring, and we certainly achieved that with Kale and Ryan," said Scheyer. "They each come from programs and coaches that we both know and trust and we believe in them helping us on the court every day. Kale and Ryan are also model student-athletes that graduated from prestigious institutions, who will represent Duke and our program at the highest level."
Catchings is a 6-foot-6, 220-pound forward from O'Fallon, Mo., who comes to Duke after a four-year career at Harvard University. Young, a 6-foot-10, 240-pound center out of Stewartsville, N.J., joins the Blue Devils after three seasons at Northwestern University.
Catchings appeared in 44 games with 30 starts in three full seasons at Harvard, averaging 6.5 points on .476 shooting from the field with 3.0 rebounds per contest. He started all 24 games he played in as a senior in 2021-22, setting career highs in points (9.1), rebounds (4.0) and field goal percentage (.497). Off the court, Catchings was a CoSIDA Academic All-District I honoree this past season and was named to the NABC Player Development Coalition – alongside former Duke forward Wendell Moore Jr. – prior to the 2020-21 campaign.
The St. Louis-area native comes in with a strong family background in the sport of basketball. His grandfather, Harvey Catchings, played in the NBA for 11 seasons from 1974-85, while his aunt, Tamika Catchings, was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2020 after a legendary playing career at the collegiate, professional and international levels.
"Kale came highly recommended by all his coaches, much like Ryan," said Scheyer. "He is physical and will bring a toughness that will make everyone in our program better. He is versatile with his ability to defend multiple positions and also step out and shoot."
Young played in 85 games with 37 starts for the Wildcats over the past three seasons, averaging 8.7 points on .555 field goal shooting and 5.1 rebounds. The Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2021-22 has three career double-doubles and scored in double figures 32 times. He comes to Duke maintaining two years of NCAA eligibility.
"Ryan fills a major need for us inside on both ends of the court," said Scheyer. "He was a very effective low post scorer in the Big Ten where he also battled against some of the best big men in the country. He brings a much needed physical presence and really complements our incoming freshmen."
With the addition of Catchings and Young, Duke has had five student-athletes join the program as grad transfers in the past three seasons. The pair follows Patrick Tapé (Columbia) in 2020-21 and Theo John (Marquette) and Bates Jones (Davidson) in 2021-22.
Black bear sightings and damage complaints are down this year, though reports of non-aggressive bears in three North Jersey municipalities on Wednesday drew plenty of attention.It is quite a turnaround from last year, in which encounters and o...
Black bear sightings and damage complaints are down this year, though reports of non-aggressive bears in three North Jersey municipalities on Wednesday drew plenty of attention.
It is quite a turnaround from last year, in which encounters and other incidents involving bears rose significantly.
Through May 21, there were 48 sightings of bears reported to authorities, down from 52 through the same period in 2020, according to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Sightings doubled last year to 349, up from 169 two years ago.
There were only 9 reports of property damage in 2021 as of three weeks ago, down from 22 at that time last year. Property damage reports rose from 43 two years ago to 66 last year.
Even reports of bears rifling through garbage are declining, with 31 through three weeks ago compared to 48 at that point last year.
While the New Jersey DEP notes it is “extremely rare” for a bear to attack a human — only one incident was reported in 2020, and none so far this year — it is helpful to know the do’s and don’ts upon seeing a bear, whether in the woods or in a crowded neighborhood.
Here are the safety tips provided by N.J. DEP on its website.
It is not clear whether the sightings on Wednesday involved one or more bears. The first was spotted near the Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus. Sightings were later reported in Teaneck and Bogota.
Bears have been sighted in all 21 counties but are most heavily concentrated in the northwestern part of the state.
New Jersey has held a bear hunt annually every fall since 2020, but Gov. Phil Murphy — who supports exploring non-lethal alternatives — announced last year that it will not take place in 2021.
Bear hunting has been a volatile issue in New Jersey, pitting hunters against animal rights activists. The hunt resumed in New Jersey in 2003 following a moratorium of nearly three decades, instituted after the population neared extinction in the early 1970s.
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