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 Waldwick, 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 Waldwick, 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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When a game like Friday’s sectional final between Waldwick and Wood-Ridge plays out as it did, it becomes the kind if game that’s endlessly sweet to win, yet brutal to lose.At the end of a three-plus hour epic that included five lead changes, it was Waldwick standing in the end.With a come from behind four-run rally in the seventh serving as the difference, second-seeded Waldwick notched a 13-10 victory over top-seeded Wood-Ridge to take the NJSIAA Section 1, Group 1 title at the Wood-Ridge Athletic Complex. It was ...
When a game like Friday’s sectional final between Waldwick and Wood-Ridge plays out as it did, it becomes the kind if game that’s endlessly sweet to win, yet brutal to lose.
At the end of a three-plus hour epic that included five lead changes, it was Waldwick standing in the end.
With a come from behind four-run rally in the seventh serving as the difference, second-seeded Waldwick notched a 13-10 victory over top-seeded Wood-Ridge to take the NJSIAA Section 1, Group 1 title at the Wood-Ridge Athletic Complex. It was a game that saw 26 total hits and over 200 pitched thrown, with many a count running 2-2 or full all afternoon.
Waldwick (23-7) advances to take on Section 2 champion New Providence in Monday’s Group 1 semifinal. Wood-Ridge finished off a very successful season with a 21-10 mark.
“I’ve been a part of Waldwick baseball for most of my life, going back to when I played here. But I’ve never been a part of anything like this,” said Waldwick coach Dan Freeman, a 2007 graduate. “We took a lot of punches, but it speaks to what our guys are as a group to pull this off.”
In the decisive seventh, it was two key hits that sealed the rally for Waldwick. Nick Ciano would double home a pair of runs to break the tie and put Waldwick ahead, and ensuing batter Mike O’Neil would follow that with a double of his own to make it 13-10.
Earlier in the inning, nine-batter Alex Manziano singled in a run to knot things up and open the scoring at 9-9.
To get to that point, Wood-Ridge staged a five-run rally of their own to turn a 9-5 deficit into a lead.
They would do it with an assist from the Waldwick defense, which committed three disastrous errors in big spots to score four unearned runs in that frame.
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With two outs, a dropped pop-up not only allowed a run to score but extended the inning. That allowed Wood-Ridge DH Gavin DeRobertis to Waldwick pay by lacing a two-run opposite field single, which was chased by a two-RBI double by Nick Rizos two batters later.
An inning earlier, Wood-Ridge plated a run when DeRobertis singled in a run to put Wood-Ridge up 5-4. But in the fifth and sixth innings combined, Wood-Ridge left a total of five men on base, including only putting up one in that fifth inning.
“When you’re in a high scoring, evenly matched game, you have to drive in as many runs as you can. Leaving so many guys on is something I’m going to be thinking about for a while,” lamented Wood-Ridge coach Mike Carcich. “That said, if you’re going to lose in states, you want to go down to someone equal or better than you, and I believe Waldwick fits that description.”
Wood-Ridge would draw first blood in the home first. First baseman Trey Packen would rope a double into the left center-field gap, take third on a fielding error a batter later, and score on a passed ball to put the Blue Devils ahead 1-0.
Waldwick would answer with a four-spot in the top of the third, and the rally was spearheaded by a two-run triple off the bat of Phil Centineo. A batter later, Ciano launched the first of his two doubles to score Centineo and put Waldwick ahead 4-1 after 3.
An infield single by Philip Giancaspro and a single by Rizos led the way for Wood-Ridge in a three run fourth inning to tie things up at 4-4 before moving into the decisive later innings.
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Ask 27-year-old Nick D’Amelio what he does for a living, and his answer might surprise you.“I grow weed,” said the Waldwick, NJ, resident.D’Amelio landed his first gig in the cannabis industry more than three years ago, when he was hired as a cultivation technician at the Greenleaf Compassion Center in Montclair, NJ. It was love at first seed.“I’m a weed guy. I like weed. I’m passionate about the plant ...
Ask 27-year-old Nick D’Amelio what he does for a living, and his answer might surprise you.
“I grow weed,” said the Waldwick, NJ, resident.
D’Amelio landed his first gig in the cannabis industry more than three years ago, when he was hired as a cultivation technician at the Greenleaf Compassion Center in Montclair, NJ. It was love at first seed.
“I’m a weed guy. I like weed. I’m passionate about the plant and the opportunity it holds for so many,” he said.
D’Amelio was not only talking about medical and recreational cannabis, but the career growth and possibilities the industry offers as well. “Three years ago, I was a technician,” he said. “Now, I’m the Northeast cultivation manager overseeing three states. Where else can you grow that fast? I didn’t go to college.”
The management job is at TerrAscend in Boonton, NJ, D’Amelio’s second employer in the cannabis space. There, he supervised the build-out of a 76,000-square-foot cultivation center, the first of its kind in New Jersey.
The benefits cannabis brings are top in his mind. “I smoked weed with my stepfather and cousin as they were dying of cancer,” he said. “It brought them peace. It helps people enjoy life more, relax and sleep.”
Sales of recreational cannabis became legal in New Jersey in April, and it’s one of 18 states where anyone over 21 can buy limited amounts of weed from a state-licensed dispensary. “People lined up down the street,” said D’Amelio. As of this month, there were 13 such dispensaries in the state, with more coming.
“The cannabis industry is about to explode, and everyone is getting ready to pounce on New York,” said George Jage, president of Jage Media, which hosts some of the industry’s leading business events.
He likens this point in time in cannabis history to the period when Prohibition was lifted in the alcohol industry. “Customer demand became visible, and all kinds of jobs became available.”
Because cannabis is still illegal federally, many of the jobs around weed are local, given that individual states regulate everything that happens “from seed to sale.” New York, where some growers of recreational marijuana already have their authorizations, is expected to come online for recreational sales in late 2022 or early 2023, bringing with it around 24,000 jobs in the coming years, according to a briefing book published by New York state.
“The cannabis industry is always hiring,” said Jacob Carlson, co-founder of EzHire Cannabis, also known as the “Indeed for Weed.” The job board, EzHireCannabis.com, is geared toward mid-entry-level workers who are interested in cultivation, lab work (processing and manufacturing) and retail.
The primary qualification for getting hired for any job in the industry is “enthusiasm about cannabis,” said Carlson. That said, aspiring budtenders might get ahead of the competition if they have some customer-facing retail experience, because “you know how to work with customers,” but employees have to learn about the products and what benefits they provide.
To help its community along, EzHire Cannabis offers a free marijuana learning center on its site that includes tutorials such as budtending 101, packager/labeler 101 and harvester/trimmer 101, among others.
New Yorkers might also consider the New York State Department of Labor’s cannabis workforce development program, which may be provided free if you are unemployed, or the online certificate program certificate in cannabis production and management offered online by SUNY Farmingdale and Cannabis 101 by Leafly, among others.
Connie Bertussi, vice president of human resources at Acreage Holdings, a multistate cannabis operator headquartered in Midtown, advises that applicants at least gain some knowledge prior to interviewing.
“Take the time to learn about the industry and the types of jobs required to produce and sell our products,” she said. “It’s also important to understand state requirements.”
Not every job in cannabis requires having direct contact with the product. Companies like Acreage Holdings also hire for corporate positions in accounting, IT, supply chain and marketing. While many of the required skills transfer well from other industries, “a passion for the plant” is a must.
The legalization of cannabis has created specialties outside of the immediate industry, too, as public relations account supervisor Alexis Isaacs, 33, discovered.
“If you asked me two years ago if I thought I’d be building a career around cannabis, I would have told you no,” said the Brooklyn resident. But when she got a call from the human resources department at Chelsea-based Mattio Communications, which specializes in cannabis, her interest was piqued. She now not only works at Mattio, but co-hosts the “High Priority” podcast that features in-depth conversations with industry experts about the past, present and future of cannabis.
Human resources executive Carrissa Menendez was similarly curious when she was approached by a recruiter about the top HR job at LeafLink, a Financial District-based software company that serves the wholesale cannabis marketplace. The cannabis industry had been in the news, and Menendez “was excited in the industry’s mission of doing well, by doing good,” she said. Menendez now leads HR for LeafLink’s 340 employees, who previously worked at some of the country’s top employers like Apple, Etsy, Microsoft and Time Warner.
At this point in time, the cannabis industry has arrived and is flush with opportunity. “There’s no great resignation here,” said Isaacs.
New Providence is no stranger to one-inning explosions.During their run to the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 1 title, the Pioneers continuously put up crooked numbers. In four games, New Providence scored six runs in an inning twice, five runs once, and three runs on three separate occasions.“We’re hitting it at the right times,” New Providence head coach Chris Brodeur said. “If you asked me that question at the end of April, we were looking at crooked numbers on the other side. I think we’...
New Providence is no stranger to one-inning explosions.
During their run to the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 1 title, the Pioneers continuously put up crooked numbers. In four games, New Providence scored six runs in an inning twice, five runs once, and three runs on three separate occasions.
“We’re hitting it at the right times,” New Providence head coach Chris Brodeur said. “If you asked me that question at the end of April, we were looking at crooked numbers on the other side. I think we’re giving each other enough of a push so that the lineup continues to move.”
On Monday in the semifinal of the NJSIAA Group 1 Tournament, the trend continued.
The Pioneers put together a three- and four-run inning on their way to an 8-2 victory over Waldwick at Miller Park in New Providence.
“We wanted to score early,” Brodeur said. “Knowing who was on the mound for them, we wanted to make sure that we could compete every time in the box. That’s all it is, just competing in the box.”
New Providence (20-8) will take on Woodstown in the final on Saturday. This marks the second consecutive year that the Pioneers find themselves in this game.
The Pioneers knew that they had to strike early with Phil Centineo on the mound for Waldwick (23-8). In the bottom of the second inning, New Providence delivered three straight RBI hits to gain control of the game. Andrew Kowantz and Zach DeGeorge switched positions with back-to-back doubles followed by a single by Matt Demareski.
This was enough for a trio of pitchers on the mound for the Pioneers, beginning with DeGeorge. The senior left-hander delivered four innings allowing three hits and one run with three walks and three strikeouts.
“The pitcher worked quickly today,” Waldwick head coach Dan Freeman said. “He was able to keep us out of a rhythm and himself in one. He initiated some soft contact and pitched out of some big spots. I tip my hat to him for that.”
The Warriors scored 46 runs in four games during their run to the NJSIAA North Jersey, Group 1, Section title. On Monday, they were held to two runs on six hits.
“They’re a very dangerous offense over there,” Brodeur said. “Zach is a tough kid. In those situations, you can kind of trust him to work himself out of it. More times than not, he will.”
In the top of the first, Waldwick loaded the bases but DeGeorge was able to work out of trouble, aided by nabbing a runner streaking for home following a pass ball. In the top of the fourth, Zach Hulsizer delivered an RBI knock for Waldwick but De George stranded runners on second and third.
Waldwick left seven runners on base over the first four innings.
“If you’ve looked at the state tournament, I think we’ve put up 46 runs before today,” Freeman said. “On Friday, we had 14 hits and there was a pretty good arm on the mound for Wood-Ridge. Today, he puzzled us.”
The Pioneers were able to break the game open in the bottom of the fifth. Demareski drive in his second run of the game with a sac fly followed by an infield single by Luca Vitale to score a run. The sophomore finished with two RBI on the afternoon.
The Warriors put together a strong campaign to add to the history books. Waldwick was able to deliver its first sectional title since 2016 this year.
“They competed all season long,” Freeman said. “I put together the toughest schedule I have, independent wise because I believed in them and I knew they were capable. It prepared us, during the regular season, for what was coming in the postseason. We hit the heck out of the ball all postseason and just ran out of steam today.”
For New Providence, it will be looking to avenge a loss in the Group 1 Championship last season on Saturday.
“I’m glad my team took me back,” Brodeur said. “It’s a good group. Of course, it’s fun when you win but it’s just a good group that is really invested in the program.”
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Here are the sites and starting times for Friday’s NJSIAA sectional baseball finals.The N.J. High School Sports newsletter now appearing in mailboxes 5 days a week. Sign up now and be among the first to get all the boys and girls sports you care about, straight to your inbox each weekday. Fans should remember the sites and starting times are subject to change especially with forecasts for rain in some areas of the state on Friday. Please confirm the status of a game before you attend.Also, some game t...
Here are the sites and starting times for Friday’s NJSIAA sectional baseball finals.
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Also, some game times are especially early -- 11 a.m. at Kingsway for example -- do to proms or other previously scheduled school functions
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Point Pleasant Beach (18-9) at Middlesex (22-5), 4pm
Wall (22-6) at Rumson-Fair Haven (20-4), 4pm
Middletown North (17-10) at Colts Neck (16-7-1), 2pm
East Brunswick (16-12) at Howell (21-6), 2pm
Waldwick (21-7) at Wood-Ridge (20-9), 4pm
Westwood (20-8) at Ramsey (24-4), 4pm
Montville (20-8) at Ramapo (17-14), 4:15pm
Livingston (19-8) at Passaic Tech (24-5), 2pm
Brearley (13-11) at New Providence (17-8), 4pm
Hanover Park (18-5-1) at Caldwell (22-7), 1pm
Cranford (22-4) at Millburn (24-5), 1pm
Woodbridge (24-6) at Hunterdon Central (22-4), 3pm
Seton Hall Prep (20-6) at Don Bosco Prep (21-5), 4pm
Gill St. Bernard's (14-13) at Immaculata (12-12), 1pm
Woodstown (15-9) at Paulsboro (15-9), 4pm
Haddon Heights (19-7) at Cedar Creek (18-12), 4pm
Delsea (21-5) at Ocean City (18-8), 4pm
Cherokee (20-7) at Kingsway (25-4), 11am
Christian Brothers (17-9) at St. Augustine (25-1), 4pm
Gloucester Catholic (20-9) at Ranney (24-5), 3:30pm
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