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 Vernon Valley, 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 Vernon Valley, 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 Vernon Valley, NJ, we are here to help. The first step to reclaiming your life begins by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation. Our friendly, knowledgeable HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!866-793-9933
VERNON — The township has received a $3.4 million federal grant to expand sewer service in the business area and along Route 94, a move which will attract businesses and allow existing homes to connect.The move, announced jointly last week by Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-5, Mayor Howard Burrell and other town officials, will cut the cost of developing properties already zoned for business, and provide access for homeowners in the area who have private septic systems which are nearing the end of useful life and will nee...
VERNON — The township has received a $3.4 million federal grant to expand sewer service in the business area and along Route 94, a move which will attract businesses and allow existing homes to connect.
The move, announced jointly last week by Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-5, Mayor Howard Burrell and other town officials, will cut the cost of developing properties already zoned for business, and provide access for homeowners in the area who have private septic systems which are nearing the end of useful life and will need replacing.
Burrell noted that the increased availability of septic sewers will also improve water quality. The western half of town overlooks the Wallkill River valley which includes the Wallkill River Wildlife Refuge, administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
About half of the town's designated Town Center area along Route 94 already has sewer service, with this grant funding bring sewer mains and laterals to the remainder of the area already designated as a sewer service area by the state Department of Environmental Protection.
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The new lines will move south on Route 94 toward Mott Drive. The town has applied to the DEP to designate areas north and south of Town Center as sewer service areas and this project will provide capacity for those areas to be served in the future.
The $3.4 million-plus grant will bring sewer service to all areas within the sewer service area (town center) which are not currently served by sewer. That area moves along Route 94 south towards Mott Drive and northward beyond the intersection of Route 95 and County Route 515. This Town Center area includes both residential and commercial properties, some of which are vacant and/or undeveloped due to lack of utilities.
"Vernon will now be an even more attractive location for businesses of all sizes to call home, which will make life better for our residents and increase the town’s revenue — helping ease the property tax burden off of families," said Gottheimer.
Both the mayor and congressman noted that commercial development is held back because of the expense of installing private septic systems which not only have routine maintenance expenses, but will need to be replaced at some point in the future.
The existing sewer service flows to a pump station at the end of Black Creek Drive. From there, sewage is pumped to the Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority treatment plant in Hamburg.
Gottheimer also mentioned the environmental benefits as well as economic advantages. "Home values will likely increase after being connected to sewers," he said.
From a business standpoint, the cost to develop a property with a simple sewer hook-up is much less than designing, building and maintaining an on-site septic system.
With more attractive commercial development also comes increased commercial property tax income, which offsets the need for increases in residential property taxes.
There is also the increase in job opportunities and local retail outlets, both Burrell and Gottheimer noted.
Engineering work has already begun on the project to install the lines which will bring service to at least 75 properties.
The project also is designed to accommodate other areas outside the Town Center where Vernon has asked the state to designate as sewer service areas. If granted, as many as 500 residential properties will be able to connect to sanitary sewers, abandoning septic systems.
The proposed additional sewer service areas would stretch to the north along Route 94 toward the New York, and southward toward the McAfee section of the township.
Burrell said the lack of sewers had been "the only hinderance" to expansion and Vernon is now in position to see a growth in commercial use in the Town Center.
There are already visible indications the start of sewer construction is spurring development. At the intersection of Black Creek Drive and Route 94, near realty company "For Sale" signs, surveyor ribbons line up along property lines and potential driveways.
In addition to the congressman's help, the mayor thanked the Vernon Township Council and the Commissioners of the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority for their very strong support of our municipality’s application for this funding."
After the ceremony, Burrell said the federal grant really is a team effort of federal, county and local officials and, looking at the future, he said, "and we aren't done yet."
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VERNON — A new community partnership is providing students in one of Sussex County's largest school districts digital access to any of six public libraries in the county.Vernon Township students in pre-K through 12th grade, as well as all district faculty members, now have a library card that allows them to check out online resources from the Sussex County Library System. The system includes the main library in Frankford and five branch libraries — including the Dorothy Henry Branch in Vernon.The libr...
VERNON — A new community partnership is providing students in one of Sussex County's largest school districts digital access to any of six public libraries in the county.
Vernon Township students in pre-K through 12th grade, as well as all district faculty members, now have a library card that allows them to check out online resources from the Sussex County Library System. The system includes the main library in Frankford and five branch libraries — including the Dorothy Henry Branch in Vernon.
The library card initiative was spearheaded by Vernon High School media specialist Michelle Aluotto, who previously worked for the county library.She said there was a need to create the partnership because many students are unaware of everything a library offers.
"I think it's important for them to realize this is a publicly available resource that they have access to," Aluotto said. "I'm a big library proponent. I love libraries, so I think everyone should know the value of a library."
The Vernon Township School District was home to 2,878 students as of the 2020-21 school year, according to data from the New Jersey Department of Education, only second in the county to Sparta, which had 3,050 students enrolled.
To access the catalog, Vernon students visit the Sussex County Library website and enter their student ID number. They can then browse all online materials available in the database, including audiobooks, language learning and information for research papers.
Aluotto said the digital card offered by the school does not allow students to rent hard copies of books or DVDs. However, they can obtain a physical card by visiting any of the six libraries and providing proof of residency in Sussex County.
The libraries' partnership with Vernon is being treated as a "pilot program" as the district tries to "work through the kinks," Aluotto said. Eventually, the goal is for the initiative to expand to as many districts as possible.
While the partnership between Vernon and the county libraries is still in its infancy, Aluotto said she has already heard some positive feedback from students and teachers in the district. She is optimistic the program will help reinvigorate the role of libraries in the community.
"I think it's going to grow into more use for the public libraries, so it's good for everybody. Everybody wins," Aluotto said.
We love adventuring throughout our state, and we recently had the chance to visit the Great Gorge Golf Club in North Jersey. Located at 414 County Road 517 in Vernon, Great Gorge provides various attractions and accommodations, including its popular TreEscape climbing and zip-lining experience. Keep reading to learn more about Great Gorge and TreEscape in Vernon, New Jersey.The Great Gorge facility converges nature, golf, and ad...
We love adventuring throughout our state, and we recently had the chance to visit the Great Gorge Golf Club in North Jersey. Located at 414 County Road 517 in Vernon, Great Gorge provides various attractions and accommodations, including its popular TreEscape climbing and zip-lining experience. Keep reading to learn more about Great Gorge and TreEscape in Vernon, New Jersey.
The Great Gorge facility converges nature, golf, and adventure for members and visitors alike. Nestled in beautiful Northern New Jersey, the site boasts gorgeous views and various activities, one of its most popular being TreEscape Aerial Adventure Park.
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“TreEscape is an adventure where you’re not just climbing but embarking on a journey of self-confidence, bonding, and exhilaration,” said Mark Creamer Jr. of The Great Gorge. “Swinging and zip-lining through the treetops, conquering obstacles, as a weekend adventure, birthday parties, or a group event for schools or other organizations, you will surely create memories that last a lifetime.
Great Gorge also features a golf course with 27 holes (or three nine-hole courses), which provides golfers of all levels stunning views, challenging layouts, and signature features. Additionally, the club is home to Hef’s Hut Bar and Grill, which features weekly live music and a patio overlooking Vernon. Touted as Vernon’s “hidden gem,” the restaurant is a great spot to unwind with friends after a long day of golfing or climbing.
The TreEscape park offers various unique adventures, including:
The 10-course adventure features tree climbing, zip-lining, and rope-swinging amongst the trees of Vernon Valley. This is a great course for those of all ages and experience levels, providing challenging yet exciting excursions.
This exhilarating self-guided zip-line course is available to anyone over the age of seven. Set amongst the TreEscape Aerial Adventure Park, the attraction lasts 60 to 90 minutes with over 1200 feet of zip lines across varying terrain, soaring 50 feet above the ground.
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We believe climbing is just way more fun under the stars. TreEscape provides various obstacles and ziplines through the dark (with ambient lighting, of course) for an unforgettable experience.
Guests can book combo packs that combine any of the activities. Additionally, for those interested in planning to plan a corporate outing or an excursion with your friends, Great Gorge also provides group bookings.
“TreEcape is a unique experience that is great for all ages and gets you outside and challenging yourself in fun ways,” Mark told The Montclair Girl.
Autumn is an ideal time to embark on outdoor adventures at Great Gorge. Plan a day of golfing, climbing, or ziplining, and end it with a delicious dinner and drinks at the Hef’s Hut. The foliage is vibrant in North Jersey this time of year, creating an immaculate landscape for an excursion.
With so many adventures and experiences to take part in, Great Gorge also provides accommodations on-site for visitors who’d like to stay overnight or for multiple nights. Nearby hotels, lodges, and sanctuaries include The Appalachian, Black Creek Sanctuary, Grand Cascades Lodge, and Minerals Hotel.
After Labor Day, TreEscape is open to the public only on weekends. Group bookings of over 20 people are reserved between Monday and Friday. TreEscape closes for the 2023 season on December 3rd and will open back up in May 2024, so book your visit ASAP for this autumn season.
Take your pick: You can opt for an easy stroll on Pochuck Boardwalk, or use the boardwalk hike as a warm-up for the more demanding Stairway to Heaven hike. Both are popular attractions; go early to avoid the crowds.Pochuck Boardwalk is an elevated trail ...
Take your pick: You can opt for an easy stroll on Pochuck Boardwalk, or use the boardwalk hike as a warm-up for the more demanding Stairway to Heaven hike. Both are popular attractions; go early to avoid the crowds.
Pochuck Boardwalk is an elevated trail that zigzags for almost two miles over wetlands and through a cow pasture. Limited roadside parking is available at the trailhead on Route 517, near Vernon Valley. Keep a sharp eye out for hawks, herons and other wildlife above and around the narrow, wooden boardwalk as it passes through acres of cattails and wildflowers. At one point, you’ll cross a 110-foot suspension bridge over Pochuck Creek. Follow the boardwalk all the way to Route 94. Here, you can head back—or cross the road and continue with the Stairway to Heaven hike. You can also visit the neighboring Heaven Hill Farm (451 Route 94) for refreshments and fresh baked goods.
The 2.9-mile Stairway to Heaven hike starts across the road. There’s a small parking lot at the trailhead on Route 94. Follow the white blazes and head almost immediately uphill—a change of pace from the flat boardwalk. Here, you’ll walk through woods and climb over rocks in some sections until you reach the trail’s summit at Pinwheel Vista. You’ve gained 900 feet of elevation. Walk out on the boulders and gaze down at the trail you just climbed and at the rolling hills to the west.
Both sections of this hike are part of the Appalachian Trail, the 2,190-mile pathway from Maine to Georgia (including 72 miles in northwestern New Jersey). Don’t be surprised to encounter backpack-lugging through-hikers along the way. On the Stairway to Heaven, you need to be wary of the black bears that frequently cross the trail. Play it safe and be noisy!
Leashed dogs are welcome on both trails. The boardwalk hike can be done in under an hour, out and back. Allow about two hours to go up and down Stairway to Heaven. Avoid these hikes after heavy rains; sections of the boardwalk can sometimes be swamped, and the Stairway can get muddy and slippery.
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