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 Upper Pohatcong, 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 Upper Pohatcong, 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:
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I’m sure I’m one of many in New Jersey constantly searching real estate sites looking for the best deal and praying not to get outbid.It’s almost becoming impossible to find your dream home within your budget and it’s just a headache at this point.But sometimes you come across a home where your thoughts are, “what were they thinking?”Well with this find, that’s exactly what I was thinking, but in the coolest way ever.I came across this post in the Facebook group “Zil...
I’m sure I’m one of many in New Jersey constantly searching real estate sites looking for the best deal and praying not to get outbid.
It’s almost becoming impossible to find your dream home within your budget and it’s just a headache at this point.
But sometimes you come across a home where your thoughts are, “what were they thinking?”
Well with this find, that’s exactly what I was thinking, but in the coolest way ever.
I came across this post in the Facebook group “Zillow Gone Wild” about a house in Englewood, NJ up for sale with a rock band stage in the living room.
First of all, the house is listed for $1,299,000 – way out of my budget, but now I’m intrigued so I went digging.
The Zillow description starts by calling it a “rare find”. It’s been up for 76 days. I can’t recall seeing a home for sale available for that long, but let’s keep going.
The home is renovated with “luxurious fixtures and finishes, highest quality custom cabinetry, floor to ceiling wall of oversized windows overlooking beautifully manicured Crystal Lake Park, retractable awning, Porcelanosa bathroom tile & sink, and a master bath with imported jacuzzi tub from Italy”.
Talk about fancy!
The pictures are absolutely gorgeous and for a minute, I allowed myself to pretend I could afford this house.
But as I scrolled through and (finally) came across the photo of the living room, there it was. The glass stage, huge TV with speakers, and Rock Band guitar sitting on a stand.
This is commitment. Who exactly do the owners think they are selling to?
The comments are fantastic. Aside from your typical “I wish I had over a million dollars to afford this house”, the Rock Band setup stole the show.
“Someone takes their ‘Guitar Hero’ games verrrry seriously.”
“Makes perfect sense since this house is basically a Tom Petty song”
“If you actually tried to set up a rock band on that “stage”… all the glass and the hardwoods and the low ceiling would make it sound terrible, and you’d never get it clean again after the band members’ nasty shoes and nastier equipment were all over it.”
“Wonder which native Jersey rock-n-roller starter home it belonged to…”
The homeowners already dropped the price by $91,000, but get rid of the Rock Band stage and we might be able to afford the home after all (in my dreams).
The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5's Morning Show Producer Kristen. Any opinions expressed are her own.Questions, corrections, or comments? Send Producer Kristen an email at [email protected] or follow her on Instagram.
TRENTON – New Jersey is a growing state, or at least was before the pandemic upended things, surpassing expectations to add 497,000 residents between the 2010 and 2020 censuses.Its public school system, on the other hand, is not.The trend predates the COVID-19 pandemic though was accelerated by it. Enrollment in New Jersey public schools, even though it rebounded in 2021-22 after plunging a year earlier, has dipped to the lowest levels in about two decades.And the trend would be even more evident if not for the add...
TRENTON – New Jersey is a growing state, or at least was before the pandemic upended things, surpassing expectations to add 497,000 residents between the 2010 and 2020 censuses.
Its public school system, on the other hand, is not.
The trend predates the COVID-19 pandemic though was accelerated by it. Enrollment in New Jersey public schools, even though it rebounded in 2021-22 after plunging a year earlier, has dipped to the lowest levels in about two decades.
And the trend would be even more evident if not for the addition and expansion of public preschool programs. Enrollment is down by 30,000 in the last 15 years, despite a 40,000-student gain in district-run preschools for 3- and 4-year-olds.
Though the last census showed New Jersey added 497,000 residents between 2010 and 2020, its public schools actually enrolled more students from 2003 to 2009 than they did in 2019. Demographer Richard Grip, executive director of Statistical Forecasting LLC, said age groups grow or decline at different rates.
“Not every single age segment of the population does exactly the same thing as the overall,” Grip said.
“I think in general it really ties back to the decline in the birth counts statewide,” he said. “And that’s not just New Jersey. It’s a trend that’s been happening around the country.”
There were 97,146 births in New Jersey in 2020 – the fewest in nearly 40 years, and the lowest birth rate per 1,000 residents since before 1900. Other than a stretch from 1973 to 1981, the state is recording the fewest births it has seen since before the post-World War II baby boom.
“Basically, the one way you get around that is having migration into the state to balance that,” Grip said. “So that’s definitely one way to offset it, but that might be a tough ask.”
The change is getting more pronounced.
Take 1st Grade as an example. From 1998 through 2014, enrollment averaged 100,000 a year. Over the last seven years, it has dropped continuously – to 88,398 last school year.
Perhaps it will rebound as the pandemic fades, but the 1st and 2nd and 3rd and 4th and 5th grade enrollments last year were the smallest in more than a quarter-century. That shrinkage is now bubbling up into the state’s middle school grades.
Sometimes, the trends can get to a point that districts close a school or do some redistricting. Other times they’ll change how buildings are used for small-group instruction or special education classes.
COVID has complicated things, and it’s unclear what the new normal patterns might be. Grip said when the pandemic struck, people definitely left the school system.
“We thought in the 2021 year, once the vaccinations came on board, we thought that we’d see the return of a lot of those kids that were potentially homeschooled. And that hasn’t happened,” Grip said.
The state says in the first school year after the pandemic, homeschooling jumped four-fold to around 5,300 students. Numbers for last year aren’t out yet.
Grip says shifts in the working economy also contributed.
“Some parents literally have just left, taking of course their kids with them, because they now can probably work remotely and they don’t have to be anchored to one specific place,” he said.
Grip is an example of that. He has relocated to Vermont, although the roughly 200 school districts in New Jersey that are his clients make up 90% of his business. He said a lot of New Jersey and New York residents have relocated to Vermont in the last few years.
One of the largest rural lifestyle retailers nationally continues to expand its regional footprint.Tractor Supply Co. plans to soon move into the 30,000-square-foot space vacated by Toys ‘R’ Us at Pohatcong Plaza along Route 22 in Pohatcong. The building has sat empty since it lost its junior anchor in April 2018. Toys ‘R’ Us and ...
One of the largest rural lifestyle retailers nationally continues to expand its regional footprint.
Tractor Supply Co. plans to soon move into the 30,000-square-foot space vacated by Toys ‘R’ Us at Pohatcong Plaza along Route 22 in Pohatcong. The building has sat empty since it lost its junior anchor in April 2018. Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us in March 2018 announced plans to liquidate the inventory in all 735 of its U.S. stores, including stores in Puerto Rico.
A Tractor Supply spokeswoman told lehighvalleylive.com the chain plans to open in Pohatcong sometime in spring 2022. The company is known for its extensive mix of products necessary to care for home, property and pets. There’s also heating fuel, along with hardware and maintenance supplies.
Each store typically includes about 15,500 square feet of interior selling space with a similar amount of exterior selling space, the spokeswoman said. The Pohatcong store, she added, plans to hire 15 new workers with at least half being full-time positions. Job candidates can apply here.
Descriptions for various positions at other sites don’t disclose a starting wage and the spokeswoman declined to provide salary details. The descriptions, however, do show a benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans for both part-time and full-time team members who are deemed eligible based on a minimum hours requirement. Other benefits include a 401(k) plan, health savings account, life insurance, and employee stock purchase plan.
Founded more than eight decades ago, Tractor Supply operates more than 1,900 stores in 49 states and has an e-commerce website, TractorSupply.com. It also owns and operates Petsense, a small-box pet specialty supply retailer focused on meeting the needs of pet owners, primarily in small and mid-size communities across 25 states, and offering a variety of pet products and services.
The forthcoming store will supplement a few other Lehigh Valley area locations, including stores in Lower Nazareth and Upper Macungie townships. Tractor Supply Co. this past summer moved into a portion of the vacant Kmart store in Wind Gap Plaza.
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Home sales have declined every month in 2022, and home-price appreciation continues to show signs of retreating rapidly, according to a new report.It’s a well-known fact that New Jersey is one of the most expensive places to live in the country. Especially when it comes to housing. So much so, that when ATTOM, a real estate data analysis company did a study back in June about which housing markets in the ...
Home sales have declined every month in 2022, and home-price appreciation continues to show signs of retreating rapidly, according to a new report.
It’s a well-known fact that New Jersey is one of the most expensive places to live in the country. Especially when it comes to housing. So much so, that when ATTOM, a real estate data analysis company did a study back in June about which housing markets in the country were most “vulnerable” to a marked downturn, many of NJ's 21 counties appeared on the list. Vulnerability is measured by home ownership costs like mortgage payments, property taxes and insurance against how much money a homeowner actually earns.
In New Jersey, property taxes are enough to put most of us over the line in terms of housing affordability.
In fact, According to an article by Patrick Lavery on New Jersey 1015.com, six New Jersey counties appeared on a top ten most vulnerable list — and when that list was expanded to include the top 50, five more NJ counties made the cut.
While not surprising, it’s still striking to read that In terms of the percentage of monthly income it takes someone to buy property, percentage of underwater loans — (where more is still due than the property is worth) foreclosure and unemployment rates, we have so many counties that are at risk of a massive topple.
Further, the nation's three most vulnerable housing markets are in New Jersey, according to the report. Passaic, Essex and Atlantic counties top the rankings, in that order, based on the above data points.
In the study, ATTOM measured local wages against the expenses for median-priced, single-family homes in their respective areas for the first quarter of the year.
Here’s how our worst three counties ranked according to that data. And remember — this is as compared to other counties in the entire 50 states.
San Joaquin County, California: 48.9 percent of average local wages needed for major homeownership costs
Bergen County: 48.3 percent
Solano County, California: 46.6 percent
Passaic County: 46.5 percent
Ocean County: 42.5 percent
To our that into perspective, nationwide, the average was 26.3 percent of local wages.
Are we heading for a tremendous fall? No one knows. But this data seems to support the idea that if it’s going to happen anywhere in the country, we are probably going to be one of the first in the line of dominoes waiting to fall.
Opinions expressed in the post above are those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Judi Franco only.
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Many New Jersey parents may have experienced something for the first time this past weekend.Their precious offspring that they spent years nurturing and guiding through life to finally spread their wings and go off to college, may have noticed they brought home more than their laundry or a lonely college friend.Some have brought home radically different views than your traditional ideas and values.It happens quite often that parents with moderately conservative or traditional values are at odds with their college kids wh...
Many New Jersey parents may have experienced something for the first time this past weekend.
Their precious offspring that they spent years nurturing and guiding through life to finally spread their wings and go off to college, may have noticed they brought home more than their laundry or a lonely college friend.
Some have brought home radically different views than your traditional ideas and values.
It happens quite often that parents with moderately conservative or traditional values are at odds with their college kids when a variety of topics come up at the dinner table.
We've seen it happen to lots of parents we know as they wonder, "what are we paying for" or "what did we do sending this kid away from home at such an impressionable age?"
If you didn't notice it with your freshman this past Thanksgiving weekend, give it time.
We've heard from so many parents, especially if they are conservative, that they don't recognize their kids' attitudes or mindsets when they get back from college.
Well, one wealthy parent decided to "deprogram" her daughter after she returned from her time at a university.
A pharmaceutical heiress from NYC called Annabella Rockwell is claiming that her mother paid a $300-a-day "deprogrammer" after believing her daughter had been "brainwashed" in college.
She attended all-female elite liberal college Mount Holyoke in Massachusetts, which left her "totally indoctrinated" and estranged from the parents who raised her.
Anabella claims when she left college, she was very anxious and saw everything through a lens of oppression and victimhood.
Sound familiar? It sure does to some New Jersey parents and people around the country that didn't bargain for that kind of Indoctrination instead of education.
You may not have the cash to pay a $ 300-a-day "deprogrammer" but fear not.
If you raised them right, just wait until after their first big paycheck is far less than what they actually earn due to taxes taken out.
Or they live life on their own without the safety net of home or college.
You may have to actually wait until they have kids of their own, but the filthy film of contemporary college indoctrination eventually wears off when real life takes over.
Opinions expressed in the post above are those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Dennis Malloy only.
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