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 growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits. Some of those benefits include:
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A federal judge issued an emergency restraining order Sunday prohibiting members of NJ Transit's engineers union from taking any future job action as the agency filed a lawsuit over Friday's job action.The moves come after a third of NJ Transit's train engineers called out Friday causing dozens of canceled trains culminating with service ending for the day in the early evening. Train commuters found t...
A federal judge issued an emergency restraining order Sunday prohibiting members of NJ Transit's engineers union from taking any future job action as the agency filed a lawsuit over Friday's job action.
The moves come after a third of NJ Transit's train engineers called out Friday causing dozens of canceled trains culminating with service ending for the day in the early evening. Train commuters found themselves stranded and scrambling to find an alternative ride.
According to a report by NorthJersey.com, NJ Transit's lawsuit filed Friday called the day's job action the equivalent of a strike that "ravaged" the lives of those who depend on NJ Transit.
The agency requested the emergency order after engineers who are members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainsmen (BLE&T) continued to call out sick over the weekend. It was granted by U.S. District Judge Christine O'Hearn on Sunday, according to NorthJersey.com.
Under the order, BLE&T members may not encourage, permit or participate in any action that would interfere with NJ Transit operations. Members who violate the order could face discipline, fines or jail.
Union leadership must "immediately" tell members to stop any action about job actions.
In a letter to Brown before Friday's action, NJ Transit accused union leadership of encouraging members to call out on the state's Juneteenth holiday. BLE&T is the only NJ Transit union not to sign a new agreement that adds Juneteenth as a paid holiday.
"Please be aware that NJ Transit will not tolerate an unlawful job action and may institute disciplinary action against any employees taking such action. Further, anyencouragement of this unlawful activity by BLE&T leadership will also not be tolerated and may result in disciplinary action," read the letter.
Members did not receive holiday pay for working on Friday because they are still under the old contract's terms.
During a court hearing on Sunday, Brown admitted writing an email insinuating that members should not let the lack of a paid holiday stop them from enjoying the Juneteenth holiday, according to NorthJersey.com.
NJ Transit on Monday afternoon did not respond to New Jersey 101.5's request for more information.
Despite the cost, here are seven lucky reasons why you should be proud to be living in such a fun and great state as New Jersey.
Never mind the deer, it's those from way out of state we need to watch out for. Luckily for us, we're taught to react quickly.
We know how to properly use the left lane to keep traffic moving. But, it's also probably our biggest pet peeve on the road when it comes to that out-of-state driver taking a casual Sunday drive in the left lane. MOVE OVER!!!
Three rights make a left... or is it, one continuous right turn that happens to go left? Whatever the case may be, we just know how to navigate them... and we're pretty good at it too.
Out of all the other perks on the road, this one's the most important. We're very fortunate to have such quick response times for emergencies in New Jersey.
We know Jersey loves Philly sports teams, so it only makes sense that they should play on our side of the river. At least we don't have to travel far to see them.
With a final decision on abortion rights likely coming from the U.S. Supreme Court before the end of June, Gov. Phil Murphy is pushing the Legislature to further expand abortion access in New Jersey.However, it is unlikely state lawmakers will take up his suggestions.When a draft opinion was leaked indicating the Supreme Court was on the verge of overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, ...
With a final decision on abortion rights likely coming from the U.S. Supreme Court before the end of June, Gov. Phil Murphy is pushing the Legislature to further expand abortion access in New Jersey.
However, it is unlikely state lawmakers will take up his suggestions.
When a draft opinion was leaked indicating the Supreme Court was on the verge of overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, Murphy announced legislation seeking to make abortions free and more accessible in New Jersey.
Among the changes Murphy seeks are full insurance coverage for abortions, without any cost-sharing, and a “reproductive health access fund” that would cover costs for uninsured and underinsured women, training grants for providers and funding for protective security measures.
NJ.com is quoting legislative sources as saying the Murphy bill does not have nearly enough votes and is "unlikely to pass."
One legislative source tells New Jersey 101.5 there have been talks among the Democratic leadership of possibly breaking apart Murphy's proposal to remove some of the more controversial items, but no decision has been made.
There has been talk among the Democratic caucus of increasing funding for abortion in the new budget to be adopted by the end of the month, but the most likely course of action is no action at all.
New Jersey has already taken steps to guarantee access to abortions in the event the Supreme Court strikes down Roe, but Murphy wanted to enhance existing laws to force insurance companies to cover the costs of terminating a pregnancy with no co-pay and provide millions in funding for abortion clinics to hire security.
The next few weeks will be a tense time at the Supreme Court, where justices are racing to put the final touches on the most controversial cases.
But this year, the tension seems to be even greater, with a potentially historic abortion ruling and in the aftermath of a leaked draft opinion that seems to have led to discord inside the court and heightened security concerns.
Curbing abortion rights and expanding the right to be armed in public are long-sought goals of the conservative legal movement that the Supreme Court seems poised to deliver by the end of the month.
The justices also could ease the use of public funds for religious schooling and constrain Biden administration efforts to fight climate change.
These disputes are among 30 cases the court still has to resolve before it takes an extended summer break, typically around the end of June. That's a large, though not unprecedented, haul for the court at this point in its term.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
After months of buzz, Netflix has officially entered a bid on a sprawling property at Fort Monmouth.The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority has been overseeing plans to develop the nearly 300-acre property known as the “Mega Parcel,” spanning parts of Eatontown and Oceanport, since the U.S. Army base officially closed in September 2011.A total of four bids were received by the Monday deadline, the panel ...
After months of buzz, Netflix has officially entered a bid on a sprawling property at Fort Monmouth.
The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority has been overseeing plans to develop the nearly 300-acre property known as the “Mega Parcel,” spanning parts of Eatontown and Oceanport, since the U.S. Army base officially closed in September 2011.
A total of four bids were received by the Monday deadline, the panel announced.
While the Mega Parcel had been appraised for $54 million as of October, according to FMERA, — no further bid details would be announced as the evaluation process began.
If the streaming giant's proposal is ultimately chosen, the Monmouth County site would become Netflix's second largest production facility behind a New Mexico property, as previously reported by the New York Times.
This past fall, Netflix also opened a new production facility across the Hudson River — in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, as reported by Brooklyn Eagle.
The other Fort Monmouth bids were submitted by Extell Acquisitions, Mega Parcel Development and RDR Partners.
RDR Partners involves stake-holders Russo Development, Dinallo Development and River Development Equities - while Extell Development Company is a New York based real estate company.
Mega Parcel Development was filed with state officials in January, with Joseph Saadia as its registered agent.
“America’s first movie studio was in New Jersey, and today it’s home to many talented people working in entertainment,” Netflix said in a statement back in October, as reported by Bloomberg.
In late May, New Jersey announced a major film and TV production facility has been confirmed for Essex County, not far from Newark Liberty International Airport.
“We’re not just committed to making film and television production a core driver of our economy, we are actively restoring our historic place in a world-class location," Gov. Phil Murphy said at the time.
That project involves Great Point Studios, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and Lionsgate.
Murphy signed legislation four years ago, reinstating New Jersey’s film tax credit program.
As of March, about 86% of Fort Monmouth’s total 1,126 acres was either sold, under contract, in negotiations or entering the request for proposals process, as reported by NJBiz.
A bill advanced by the state Senate Economic Growth Committee on Monday would incentivize businesses to hire New Jerseyans in recovery from substance abuse by providing a $2,000 tax credit per employee.Sen. Jean Stanfield, R-Lumberton, co-sponsor of the "Recovery Tax Credit Program" measure alongside Sen. Vin Gopal, D-Ocean Twp., said grocery stores, warehouses, and specifically in Atlantic City, cas...
A bill advanced by the state Senate Economic Growth Committee on Monday would incentivize businesses to hire New Jerseyans in recovery from substance abuse by providing a $2,000 tax credit per employee.
Sen. Jean Stanfield, R-Lumberton, co-sponsor of the "Recovery Tax Credit Program" measure alongside Sen. Vin Gopal, D-Ocean Twp., said grocery stores, warehouses, and specifically in Atlantic City, casino floors have benefited from such arrangements.
A pilot program of sorts, spearheaded by now-retired Superior Court Judge Mark Sandson in Atlantic and Cape May counties, has been successful according to Stanfield.
In a letter to Stanfield shared with New Jersey 101.5, Sandson said during his time overseeing Recovery Court, formerly Drug Court, in those two counties from 2016 to 2020, he and his team secured casino industry jobs for numerous people in recovery, many of whom "are still there and have been promoted from entry-level jobs six years later."
"The new employees are getting career coaching, they know what's expected in a workplace, they're trying to prove themselves, they're being drug tested, so they make excellent employees," Stanfield said. "So it's a win-win for everyone."
Both the senator and the former judge are involved with the state Supreme Court Judiciary Opportunities for Building Success, or JOBS, Committee.
Stanfield said there has been a societal shift in the state in recent years to lift up those who are progressing well in recovery and get them back into stable jobs, instead of throwing them into jail to punish them.
"There's a real, viable track record for this, and it does change people's lives," she said. "They're successful, they feel good about themselves, their families are doing much better with their parent at home."
The tax credit offers an obvious benefit to employers too.
Under the legislation, that money would come from a $2 million annual allocation for the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, to be credited against either the corporate business or gross income tax.
"In addition to getting good, qualified employees, to get this tax credit will give them a chance to give it a try," Stanfield said. "Once they do, I think they'll be happy with it."
There is matching legislation in the state Assembly. If passed by the full legislature and signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy, the Recovery Tax Credit Program would go into effect for Fiscal Year 2023.
Is an automatic service fee, charged by some restaurants in New Jersey, essentially the same thing as a tip?Not necessarily, according to the New Jersey Business and Industry Association.Coming off the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and with inflation at highs not seen in decades, at least a few businesses have added such fees to dine-in bills.Some add the fees to try and counteract credit card processing fees on each transaction, which have also been steadily rising, an NJBIA spokesman said to New Jersey 101.5.A...
Is an automatic service fee, charged by some restaurants in New Jersey, essentially the same thing as a tip?
Not necessarily, according to the New Jersey Business and Industry Association.
Coming off the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and with inflation at highs not seen in decades, at least a few businesses have added such fees to dine-in bills.
Some add the fees to try and counteract credit card processing fees on each transaction, which have also been steadily rising, an NJBIA spokesman said to New Jersey 101.5.
As customers are not required to leave a tip — other restaurants and bars might use automatic gratuities to help ensure staff are compensated fairly.
One such recent case was in Hudson County — at a Cajun-style restaurant in Bayonne that sparked split public reaction.
An 18% service fee has been added to dine-in bills at the Hook & Reel, according to a Facebook post within Bayonne Talks, prompting over 300 comments before the private community group closed further discussion.
A number of commenters said that it was a sign that people had been failing to tip appropriately, while other commenters said they don’t believe they should be “forced” to tip a certain amount.
Within the same Facebook thread, those who are or have been servers pointed out that 100% of tips don't stay with one individual, but have to be shared among others at the establishment, such as bartenders and bussers.
A request for a response from the restaurant was not answered as of Tuesday.
For tax purposes, even if those automatic fees are going to restaurant staff, they cannot be considered tipped wages.
Automatic gratuities are allowed under federal labor laws, though a service charge cannot count as a tip credit against employees' minimum wage.
Employers must take out payroll taxes from automatic service charges before distributing them to staff.
Another difference is that such employers can take a tax credit for tipped wages – but not for service charges.
Has tipping really gotten to be a dire situation?
Americans are worse tippers now than before the pandemic based on a recent survey from CreditCards.com — which also suggests the issue is partly generational.
While 77% of "Gen Xers" (ages 42-57) and 87% of baby boomers (ages 58-76) in a recent survey said they “always tip restaurant servers,” just 52% of "Gen Zers" (ages 18-25) and 60% of millennials (ages 26-41) said the same.
More than four in ten (43%) combined Gen Z and millennial restaurant-goers leave nothing at least some of the time, according to the survey.
The average tip amount was 20% across all generations in the same survey — as "Gen Xers" leave an average tip of 20% and “boomers” give 19%, on average.