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 Sussex, 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 Sussex, 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 Sussex, 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
FRANKFORD — Residents throughout North Jersey are gearing up for the sights and sounds of carnival rides, farm animals and other quintessential Sussex County features as the State Fair makes its return to the County Fairgrounds at the end of this week with a few new twists.The annual event, officially called t...
FRANKFORD — Residents throughout North Jersey are gearing up for the sights and sounds of carnival rides, farm animals and other quintessential Sussex County features as the State Fair makes its return to the County Fairgrounds at the end of this week with a few new twists.
The annual event, officially called the New Jersey State Fair/Sussex County Farm and Horse Show, kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday, and runs through Aug. 13. With the slogan "More to Do in 2022," this year's fair features a mix of classic popular attractions along with 48 new vendors to generate additional excitement and appeal to different groups of people.
Among the event's new wrinkles is the introduction of a "sensory-friendly morning" from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Aug. 11. During that time, the sounds and bright flashing lights of carnival rides will be turned down or completely off to provide attendees with sensory processing issues a more enjoyable experience.
"We understand that the Fair can be a noisy, raucous place and want to make sure that all people in our community have fun and feel included," said Fair President Joan Smith.
Another addition is the opening day parade, which begins at 7 p.m. Friday and winds through the fairgrounds before concluding in the main Horse Show ring.
The parade will feature old wagons, tractors and convertibles along with 4-H Club members and their animals. This year's Queen of the Fair contestants will also be part of the procession, joined by 17 past queens dating back to 1961.
The Garden State Marketplace is making its debut this year as another opportunity for fairgoers to buy locally grown products. The marketplace will feature roughly a dozen artisans and vendors offering "value-added" items such as candles, pottery, spices and cosmetics. The market will be open from 5-9 p.m. on opening day, and from noon to 9 p.m. all other days.
Familiar promotions and events such as Children's Day, on Aug. 9, and Senior Day, on Aug. 11, are returning this year, as is the Queen of the Fair pageant on Aug. 6. Other fan favorites like the pig races and the K-9s in Flight dog show are also back, and 101-year-old Aldo Sayre, as is tradition, will officially kick off the fair Friday night with his signature rooster crow.
The fair will run for nine days. It was shortened from 10 to eight days for last year's event, which marked a return after a pandemic-imposed year off in 2020. Smith said the changes are a result of weighing what attendees and vendors want with what volunteers, many of whom take vacation days from their regular jobs to help out, are realistically able to do.
"We're always trying to tweak it in order to come up with that balance," she said.
The fair emerged from the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic last summer, but rising food and fuel costs still pose challenges for Sussex County's most popular gathering, Smith said. Nevertheless, she was optimistic about this year's turnout based on conversations in the community leading up to this week.
"I do think people are going to come out," Smith said, adding with a laugh, "I'm crossing my fingers and toes."
The fair is open from 5-10 p.m. on opening day, with $5 admission for everyone ages 13 and older, and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for the ensuing eight days.
Advance tickets are $10 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 12 and $5 for seniors, and can be purchased online or at select local businesses until 11:55 p.m. Thursday. For regular admission tickets, available online or at the gate entrance, prices are $15 for adults, $4 for children, $10 for seniors and $7 for veterans and active military members.
For more information on the fair, including a full schedule of events and additional ticket information, visit www.sussexcountyfairgrounds.org.
Kyle Morel is a local reporter covering Morris and Sussex counties. Email: [email protected]; Twitter: @KMorelNJH
The first-ever Wawa in Sussex County is opening Thursday morning, replacing the beloved Chatterbox Drive-in, a 1950s/60s-themed restaurant that closed nearly four years ago.Doors opened at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday for a 90-minute preview attended by about 60 local residents, including some who had never been inside a Wawa.Arrivals got to meet Wawa’s mascot, Wally Goose, and sample the c...
The first-ever Wawa in Sussex County is opening Thursday morning, replacing the beloved Chatterbox Drive-in, a 1950s/60s-themed restaurant that closed nearly four years ago.
Doors opened at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday for a 90-minute preview attended by about 60 local residents, including some who had never been inside a Wawa.
Arrivals got to meet Wawa’s mascot, Wally Goose, and sample the convenience store chain’s popular soft pretzels, among other items, but will have to wait until Thursday to try a Sizzli, hoagie and the rest of the menu.
Bill Ott, area manager for Wawa, offered a playful overview to the crowd.
“I’m first going to settle a debate: We call it pork roll,” Ott said.
The Wawa in Frankford is opening to the public at 8 a.m. Thursday. It includes a gas station and parking spaces for charging electric vehicles.
It is located at the site of the former Chatterbox Drive-in restaurant, which closed after 15 years in September 2018 amid an outpouring of nostalgia from longtime fans.
Ott said that the Chatterbox’s owner, Don Hall, will be present Thursday and given the honor of making the “first hoagie,” as part of Wawa’s local Hoagies for Heroes fundraising campaign.
Hall, reached by phone Wednesday, lauded Wawa for continuing some charitable partnerships he had while running the Chatterbox.
“I’m happy to have them replace the Chatterbox,” Hall said.
Invited guests on Wednesday included Toni Longton, who said it was her first visit to Wawa. Longton said she moved to Frankford two decades ago from Brooklyn, N.Y., where there are no Wawas.
“It looks nice. I’m interested in trying the hoagies,” Longton said.
Linda Ringleben of Hampton arrived with her son, Michael.
Michael Ringleben, 40, said he used to attend the classic car shows at the Chatterbox, and said he visited Wawa long ago in South Jersey.
“I like the idea of Wawa here. I’m a little disappointed the Chatterbox had to go, he said. “I’m really looking forward to seeing how the subs come out.”
The opening of the Wawa is the final act in a saga that began in late 2017 when Hall announced a sale agreement with Wawa. The Chatterbox ended its run on Labor Day weekend 2018, with scores of fans paying a final visit.
The sale, however, was not finalized until December 2020. The process was slowed in part by a state Department of Transportation review of an access lane to the Wawa, which will be built across from a QuickChek that opened one week before the Chatterbox closed.
The Wawa in Frankford is the 17th of 54 stores the convenience store chain has said it will be opening this year.
There are more than 960 Wawa stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, and Washington, D.C., according to the company.
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New Jersey will officially enter what is expected to be a week-long heat wave when temperatures reach 90 degrees later Wednesday.The hotter than ...
The hotter than normal conditions — even for July — are expected to last well into next week, forecasters say with air temperatures holding firm in the 90s and heat indexes in some areas climbing well above 100 degrees, forecasters say.
On Wednesday, we’ll have widespread highs in the low to mid-90s, with high humidity pushing heat index values up to the mid- to upper 90s under mostly sunny skies, the National Weather Service says.
On Thursday, the heat index is expected to reach as high as 107 degrees (in the New Brunswick area) and be the hottest day of the stretch. There’s a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms, especially from Trenton northward.
In general, temperatures will be in the mid- to upper 90s Thursday, but the heat index — how hot it actually feels when the humidity is factored in — will be 100 or more in nearly the entire state.
Nineteen of New Jersey’s 21 counties (Sussex and Warren are the exceptions) will be under a heat advisory on Wednesday, replacing the excessive heat watch that previously had been in place.
In the five northeast counties — Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Union — the heat advisory will taken effect at noon Wednesday and run until 8 p.m. Thursday.
In the other 14 counties, the heat advisory kicks in at 11 a.m. Wednesday and lasts until 8 p.m. Thursday.
In addition, the state Department of Environmental Protection has issued air quality alerts for 11 counties — Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, Union, Middlesex, Mercer, Monmouth, Camden, Gloucester and northwest Burlington.
Nighttime temps are expected to fall only into the 70s.
Conditions will stay hot on Friday, though it won’t be nearly as uncomfortable. Highs will be in the low to mid-90s with a bit less humidity, forecasters say.
Saturday will be plenty hot as well, with Sunday expected to “the hottest and most oppressive day” with a heat index of 100 to 105 across the state. The sun will be out all three days with little to no chance of precipitation.
Early indications are that high temps on Monday and Tuesday will be 90 degrees or higher as well.
On Tuesday, highs were 92 in Trenton, 94 in Atlantic City and 94 in Newark, far from record territory.
Daily record highs also might be tough to reach on Wednesday, even though temperatures are expected to run 8 to 10 degrees hotter than normal.
Forecasters say there’s a possibility that some daily records for the warmest low temperatures could be matched or broken on Thursday, because the mercury overnight tonight might not dip below the low 80s in some parts of our region.
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Strong thunderstorms have pelted some areas of northern New Jersey with torrential rain Monday afternoon, triggering flash floods that have stranded drivers on roads and highways in several towns, according to the National Weather Ser...
Strong thunderstorms have pelted some areas of northern New Jersey with torrential rain Monday afternoon, triggering flash floods that have stranded drivers on roads and highways in several towns, according to the National Weather Service.
The weather service’s regional New York forecast office, which covers five counties in northern New Jersey, has received preliminary reports of flooded streets and water rescues in Bergen County during the past few hours, including some in Fair Lawn, Hackensack, Lodi, Paramus and Rochelle Park.
Water rescues are underway in parts of northeast New Jersey with flash flooding ongoing in the region.If safe to do so, please let us know what you're seeing, with the location and time of report.NEVER drive through flooded roadways! Remember, turn around, don't drown! pic.twitter.com/UCfnPXBq6P— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) July 18, 2022
Among the flooding incidents reported by the weather service late Monday afternoon were:
As of 5 p.m. Monday, nearly 3 inches of rain has been reported in the Bergen County borough of Haworth, according to an automated rain gauge operated by the Rutgers NJ Weather Network.
Nearly 2.3 inches of rain was reported in Vernon Township in Sussex County, with most of that falling during in less than three hours Monday morning.
Almost 2 inches of rain was reported in Little Falls in Passaic County as of 5 p.m.
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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ - The Sussex County officials reported July 7, there were 457additional COVID-19 cases and no deaths. There was no report from the county on Friday, July 8, 2022.As of July 7 there were a total of 39,803 of COVID-19 in the county, 504 deaths and 38,115 recovered coronavirus patients.On June 30, 2022 Sussex County Health Department reports:COVID-19 Cases – shows 15% of all cases ages zero to 14 and 69% of all cases ages 25 and older.The county reports 97% of all COVID-19 cases have been repo...
SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ - The Sussex County officials reported July 7, there were 457additional COVID-19 cases and no deaths. There was no report from the county on Friday, July 8, 2022.
As of July 7 there were a total of 39,803 of COVID-19 in the county, 504 deaths and 38,115 recovered coronavirus patients.
On June 30, 2022 Sussex County Health Department reports:
COVID-19 Cases – shows 15% of all cases ages zero to 14 and 69% of all cases ages 25 and older.
The county reports 97% of all COVID-19 cases have been reported as “recovered” with 2% “under investigation” and 1% “deceased.”
COVID-19 Deaths- show no deaths under age 20 and 78% of deaths over the age of 65.
Sussex County is holding free Free Pop-Up Clinics Walk-ins welcome, no appointment needed. J&J and Moderna vaccines available for those 18-years-old or older. Call 973-579-0570x1211 with questions: Office of Public Nursing, 201 Wheatsworth Rd. Hamburg, Walk-ins welcome
New Jersey the Rt rate was 1.04 as of July 7, 2022. Any number over 1 indicates the virus is spreading. The mortality rate in the state continues to decline as the rate of positive tests is increasing.
In New Jersey had an additional 3,392 coronavirus cases and 8 COVID-19 deaths according to the state department of health.
New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there have been 31,011 deaths and 2,148,410 confirmed positive coronavirus cases Friday. The mortality rate is 1.44%.
The NJDOH COVID-19 dashboard reported 44 confirmed cases in Sussex County via PCR testing and no deaths.
State officials announced 928 were hospitalized and 179 people have been discharged on Friday. Of those in the hospital 687 are in for medical/surgical reasons, 87 are in intensive care and 34 are on ventilators, “deaths excluded.” Data is from 70 of 71 New Jersey hospitals.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health, as of July 8, 2022 there have been 14,587,951 total vaccine doses have been administered to New Jersey residents: 7,856,941first doses and 6,749,861doses/fully vaccinated.
In Sussex County 191,092 doses have been administered as of July 8, 2022 with 104,771 first doses and 94,100 second doses/fully vaccinated.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 88,445,152 and 1,020,439 coronavirus deaths. The mortality rate is 1.15%.
Sussex County COVID-19 total number of positive cases and deaths since the county began reporting data through June 29, 2022:
COVID-19 testing in Sussex County is available through local health care facilities and pharmacies. Check their websites for details. https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/testing#test-sites
Testing is available:
COVID-19 Test At-Home kits are available
The Sussex County Board of Commissioners has partnered with LabCorp and Vault Health to offer free COVID-19 at-home testing for all of our residents. Please select either saliva or nasal test. You will be asked to provide information about your private health insurance, Medicaid and Medicare coverage, but will not be billed for the tests. Anyone who is not insured must indicate so on the on-line application, but the test still will be completed at no cost.
New Jersey Department of Human Services has launched a hotline for residents who need help coping with stress and anxiety during the health crisis. The hotline is open from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. seven days a week- 866-202-4357.
St. Joseph’s Health in Paterson is also providing a free helpline for hearing impaired Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 973-870-0677.
The state COVID-19 hotline can be reached by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-800-962-1253 or text NJCOVID to 898-211.