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 Wallington, 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 Wallington, 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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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ – Wednesday afternoon was a little of bit of everything at Depken Field for the Hasbrouck Heights baseball team. An early lead, a lightning delay, a blown lead and a comeback victory were all rolled into one as the Aviators defeated Wallington, 9-7, in the first round of the NJSIAA North 1, Group 1 baseball tournament.Hasbrouck Heights will play Wood-Ridge for the third time this season, in round two Saturday at the Wood-Ridge Athletic Complex.Hasbrouck Heights jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, scorin...
HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ – Wednesday afternoon was a little of bit of everything at Depken Field for the Hasbrouck Heights baseball team. An early lead, a lightning delay, a blown lead and a comeback victory were all rolled into one as the Aviators defeated Wallington, 9-7, in the first round of the NJSIAA North 1, Group 1 baseball tournament.
Hasbrouck Heights will play Wood-Ridge for the third time this season, in round two Saturday at the Wood-Ridge Athletic Complex.
Hasbrouck Heights jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, scoring twice in the first and twice in the second inning. Starting pitcher Anthony Peterson gave himself a 1-0 lead, singling in Tristan Govea with the game’s first run. Ethan Perez later singled in Peterson for a 2-0 lead after one inning.
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The second inning Damon Rivera knocked in one with a ground out, and Govea scored his run of the game to make the score 4-0 on a ground out by Peterson.
The Aviators' at bat was interrupted in the bottom of the second when the lighting detectors went off at the field. Both teams retreated to the field house locker rooms to wait out the weather delay.
Wallington cut the lead to 4-1 in the top of the third, before Hasbrouck Heights opened the lead up to 5-1 in the fourth on Peterson’s hard single. The lead expanded to 7-1 an RBI triple by Joe Stevens and a Domonick Aiosa’s sacrifice fly.
Wallington however, rallied for six runs in the top of the sixth inning, taking advantage of two Hasbrouck Heights errors, knocking Peterson out of the game and tying the score at 7-7.
Govea, who had come on in relief in the top of the inning, led off by getting hit by a pitch. Peterson doubled in Govea for his fourth run batted in of the game, giving the Aviators and 8-7 lead. He came around to score an insurance run off and Gavin Fiant’s safety squeeze, for a 9-7 lead.
Following leadoff walk in the seventh, Govea struck out the side to pick up the victory.
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WALLINGTON — The first game between Becton and Wallington brought out the worst in the Wildcats.The rematch brought out the best.Becton senior running back Sonny Ragusa ran for 188 yards and two scores as the fifth-seeded Wildcats took down Wallington, 28-14, Friday night in the first round of the North 1, Group 1 football playoffs.Wallington won the regular-season meeting, 32-20.“The first time we kind of came in here and thought we would just show up and win,” Ragusa said. &ldquo...
WALLINGTON — The first game between Becton and Wallington brought out the worst in the Wildcats.
The rematch brought out the best.
Becton senior running back Sonny Ragusa ran for 188 yards and two scores as the fifth-seeded Wildcats took down Wallington, 28-14, Friday night in the first round of the North 1, Group 1 football playoffs.
Wallington won the regular-season meeting, 32-20.
“The first time we kind of came in here and thought we would just show up and win,” Ragusa said. “They took it to us, and it kind of shocked us. I could tell in practice and throughout the week, we would have a different attitude going into this game than last time.”
Becton (7-3) opened the game with a touchdown drive capped by a 22-yard Izayah Royster run, and the tone was set. Becton could control the line of scrimmage throughout the night. (Watch Royster's run in the video at the top of this page.)
“We put kids in the right spot to make plays,” Becton coach Jack Maher said.
Becton advances to face top seed Park Ridge in the sectional semifinals Friday night. Maher said it had been a while since the Wildcats faced the Owls, but in reality, they met last year in the NJIC semifinals, with Becton winning 21-0. We will forgive Maher, last year is all a COVID blur.
“They are very well-coached,” Maher said. “We will have our hands full that’s for sure.”
For the Panthers, it was a disappointing finish.
Standout senior quarterback Billy Ricci appeared to suffer an injury early in the game, but he stayed in and threw a pair of touchdown passes. Wallington (6-3) was hurt by three turnovers, including two on interceptions by Becton defensive back Robbie Emerson.
Becton scored two touchdowns in a two-minute span of the third quarter. Becton went 70 yards in eight plays with its first possession – all running plays, capped by a 19-yard run by Ragusa.
“He’s a difference maker for us on both sides of the ball,” Maher said of the senior. “When he reads 'run' as a linebacker, he comes up like a missile and makes tackles. He’s so fluid and smooth with the ball in his hand.”
After forcing a Wallington punt, Tommie Minaya found a hole on the right side on a jet sweep and raced 79 yards for a score to make it 21-7.
Minaya was a factor on both sides of the ball. He also had a big sack in the second quarter on fourth down for Wallington when the Panthers were at the Becton 29.
Becton is coming off a 2020 season in which it won its first conference title and only allowed 12 points all season with five shutouts. The Wildcats began the year with a surprising loss to Hawthorne but have played better as the season went along.
“I don’t think we realized how hard it was when you play the better teams,” Ragusa said. “Last year, we just blew through everybody.”
The Wildcats would have been a strong favorite to win a sectional title last year, but the state playoffs were canceled due to COVID.
Becton will travel to face Park Ridge next Friday night.
Wallington’s season ends at 6-3, its best finish since going 7-3 in 2017.
Darren Cooper is a high school sports columnist for NorthJersey.com. For full access to live scores, breaking news and analysis from our Varsity Aces team, subscribe today. To get breaking news directly to your inbox, sign up for our newsletter and download our app.
PASSAIC, N.J.ersey – The billowing black smoke has disappeared from the sky over the 11-alarm chemical plant fire that burned in Passaic throughout the night.“The fire is contained. But I can’t say it’s under control because of the pockets of fire,” Passaic Mayor Hector Lora told NorthJersey....
PASSAIC, N.J.ersey – The billowing black smoke has disappeared from the sky over the 11-alarm chemical plant fire that burned in Passaic throughout the night.
“The fire is contained. But I can’t say it’s under control because of the pockets of fire,” Passaic Mayor Hector Lora told NorthJersey.com Saturday morning. “The goal now is to make sure it doesn’t reach the main plant.”
More than 200 firefighters battled the 11-alarm chemical fire, which started at 8:16 p.m. at Majestic Industries on Passaic Street and soon spread to the nearby Qualco chemical plant, said Passaic Fire Chief Patrick Trentacost.
It has now been downgraded to a four-alarm fire, but 25 companies remain on-site, said Trentacost.
“There’s fire in the basement underneath the roof,” he said. “It was a total collapse of a three-story building.”
The 300-foot by 400-foot building was vacant but being used to store plastics, pallets and some chlorine, Trentacost said. The overwhelming scent of smoke and chemicals was enough to make people's eyes water as far away as Wallington.
Firefighters – who had to deal with frigid overnight conditions that froze hoses and hydrants and made walking on frozen ice treacherous – kept the fire from reaching an area where more chemicals were stored, said Lora.
"This fire could have reached the main chemical plant and we could have been looking at a potential mass evacuation if not for Chief Trentacost and the mutual aid," said Lora.
The chief described it as “a tough” night with firefighters battling both the elements and the massive fire that spewed enough smoke to be detected by weather radar.
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“One firefighter was sent to the hospital with a laceration to the face," Trentacost said. "He was treated and released. We had about 14 to 16 firefighters slip and fall with bruises, twisted ankles, all minor.”
Another challenge was that the Passaic Fire Department has recently been mired in its worst COVID-19 outbreak in recent memory.
"It’s unprecedented," Trentacost told NorthJersey.com earlier this month. He lost nearly half of his 106 firefighters to COVID-19 and spent Christmas quarantined in his basement following his own diagnosis. "I never thought that in my time I would see something like this.”
The state Department of Environmental Protection will remain on-site to monitor air quality throughout the day.
“As of this morning residents are able to come out and go to work,” the mayor said. “We are not requiring individuals to stay in their homes. The air quality is under levels that would create concern.”
The Qualco site housed as much as 3 million pounds of potentially hazardous substances on an average day, according to state data.
Qualco Inc., which makes pool treatment supplies, had about a dozen chemicals at its large Passaic Street plant, ranging from industrial disinfectants to bleaching agents, according to a 2020 inventory list sent to state regulators.
The Passaic Fire Department had used the Qualco facility in the 1990s as a training ground for dealing with large-scale chemical fires and spills.
The fire will need to be completely extinguished before officials can look for its cause, Lora said.
During the height of the blaze, large embers were blowing from the site across the Passaic River south into Wallington.
"Last year around this same time we had one of the biggest fires in the city's history at the recycling plant," Lora said. "This time of year always poses challenges. I encourage people to use caution when using space heaters or plugging things into outlets using extension cords."
The blaze was reminiscent of the infamous 1985 Labor Day fire that tore through about 20% of Passaic's industrial base. The fire incinerated 21 century-old factories and 17 apartment buildings as well as homes in the Lower Dundee area of the city.
Despite the cold temperatures, January fires have ravaged North Jersey in recent years. A massive fire destroyed the Atlantic Coast Fibers recycling plant on Jan. 30 last year. In that case, firefighters braved the brutal cold overnight and into the next day to put out the fire, which engulfed an entire city block and veiled the city’s skyline with smoke. There were at least two explosions at the site.
And two years earlier, on Jan. 30, 2019, the landscape of nearby Elmwood Park was changed forever when a 10-alarm blaze leveled the historic Marcal Paper Mill. By the end of the night, 30 of the 36 structures on the site were either damaged or destroyed. The Marcal sign that colored the Elmwood Park portion of Route 80 a tint of red for decades was famously destroyed as well.
Staff writers Scott Fallon, Katie Sobko and Steve Janoski contributed to this story.
We’ve spent the last month taking the temperature of New Jersey softball fans on the best players in the state.NJ.com readers told us the top senior was St. Joseph (Hamm.)’s Xelynn Rodriguez and the No. 1 junior is ...
We’ve spent the last month taking the temperature of New Jersey softball fans on the best players in the state.
Last week, Scotch Plains Fanwood’s Sairah Llano was chosen as the top sophomore after over 250,000 votes were cast.
This week? We finished where we started with another player from St. Joseph (Hamm.) earning the honor as the reader’s choice for top freshman.
Abby Willis picked up nearly 14,000 of the over 56,000 votes cast to easily out-distance the field of talented freshman. Willis has 33 hits, 25 runs scored and 38 RBI for the top seed in South Jersey Non-Public B top seed.
Below check out the finalists with stats through May 13 and results for our poll.
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Brooklyn Awad, Montclair
2022 stats: 27 H, 42 R, 14 RBI, 21 SB
Sophia Bordi, Haddon Heights
2022 stats: 22 H, 6 HR, 11 R, 21 RBI; 73 IP, 8 ER, 162 K
Madilynn Boyce, Middletown North
2022 stats: 16 H, 7 R, 10 RBI; 52 IP, 10 ER, 108 K
Francesca Buda, Becton
2022 stats: 28 H, 5 HR, 27 R, 21 RBI, 12 SB
Erin Clancey, Monmouth
2022 stats: 29 H, 23 R, 15 RBI
Madeline Dechristopher, Matawan
2022 stats: 27 H, 20 R, 9 RBI, 9 SB
Adison Ditillo, Marlboro
2022 stats: 31 H, 15 R, 13 RBI
Mikayla Fontana, Northern Burlington
2022 stats: 14 H, 5 R, 11 RBI; 118 1/3 IP, 37 ER, 131 K
Taylor Francis, Pingry
2022 stats: 29 H, 3 HR, 29 R, 19 RBI, 6 SB
Caitlin Gaetani, Bayonne
2022 stats: 36 H, 19 XBH, 5 HR, 26 R, 51 RBI,
Emily Gamboa Ordini, Ewing
2022 stats: 38 H, 21 R, 21 RBI, 3 HR, 7 SB
Christina Ginex, Donovan Catholic
2022 stats: 35 H, 4 HR, 26 R, 31 RBI,
Chelsea Kiesewetter, Gov. Livingston
2022 stats: 29 H, 23 R, 11 RBI
Cayce Kavacich, Cedar Grove
2022 stats: 130 1/3 IP, 20 ER, 206 K
Nicole Knox, Red Bank Catholic
2022 stats: 38 H, 13 XBH, 33 R, 15 RBI, 2 HR, 8 SB
Katie Kopera, Jefferson
2022 stats: 30 H, 27 R, 13 RBI
Lorelei Lorentzen, Iselin Kennedy
2022 stats: 27 H, 24 H, 14 RBI
Bella Morales, Florence
2022 stats: 35 H, 27 R, 27 RBI
Brooke McHale, Weehawken
2022 stats: 32 H, 14 XBH, 24 R, 20 RBI
Megan McNally, West Morris
2022 stats: 29 H, 18 R, 14 RBI, 18 SB
Allie Nankivell, Livingston
2022 stats: 30 H, 22 R, 3 RBI, 13 SB
Carolina Putnam, Summit
2022 stats: 30 H, 26 R, 24 RBI
Makenzie Riordan, Hasbrouck Heights
2022 stats: 31 H, 17 XBH, 8 HR, 23 R, 29 RBI, 11 SB; 113 K
Gabriella Rivera, Ridgefield Park
2022 stats: 111 IP, 43 ER, 164 K
Lana Rudolph, Ocean Township
2022 stats: 31 H, 17 R, 13 RBI
Gabriella Shadek, Immaculate Heart
2022 stats: 26 H, 7 HR, 18 R, 26 RBI
Brooke Stellato, Wood-Ridge
2022 stats: 33 H, 30 R, 17 RBI, 11 SB; 103 K
Eva Szap, Metuchen
2022 stats: 28 H, 22 R, 12 RBI, 11 SB
Delilah Tabaka, Wallington
2022 stats: 107 IP, 24 ER, 134 K
Hannah Theuret, Pinelands
2022 stats: 30 H, 13 XBH, 4 HR, 28 R, 19 RBI, 9 SB
Josie Tipton, Timothy Christian
2022 stats: 31 H, 17 XBH, 9 HR, 36 R, 40 RBI, 10 SB
Charlotte Tuhy, Madison
2022 stats: 27 H, 14 R, 16 RBI; 62 IP, 21 ER, 74 K
Samantha Wakeley, Eastern
2022 stats: 25 H, 16 R, 6 RBI; 101 1/3 IP, 38 ER, 139 K
Hannah Weismer, Kingsway
2022 stats: 32 H, 14 XBH, 4 HR, 18 R, 32 RBI
Abby Willis, St. Joseph (Hamm.)
2022 stats: 30 H, 23 R, 33 RBI, 12 SB
Gianna Yaniero, Rutherford
2022 stats: 24 H, 3 R, 12 RBI; 95 1/3 IP, 20 ER, 171 K
NOTE: Stats are through games played and reported on May 12. A maximum of one player per team was selected.
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