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 Warren, 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 Warren, 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:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Warren, 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!973-587-8638
Looking for a place for your kids to run around all day while you’re at work or doing chores? Why not summer camp? While summer camps may have been on a slight pause the past several years they seem to be back and better than ever this summer.Some of these camps have even already begun but can take campers halfway through the summer, or even make an exception. Not sure which camp to choose? Here are a few of the top in New Jersey.Located in Warren, Camp River Bend has been running since 1962. Activities range between swim...
Looking for a place for your kids to run around all day while you’re at work or doing chores? Why not summer camp? While summer camps may have been on a slight pause the past several years they seem to be back and better than ever this summer.
Some of these camps have even already begun but can take campers halfway through the summer, or even make an exception. Not sure which camp to choose? Here are a few of the top in New Jersey.
Located in Warren, Camp River Bend has been running since 1962. Activities range between swimming, field sports, rock climbing, pedal carts and river activities. If you have children who aren’t quite sure what their favorite summer activities are, this place will help them figure it out. They also have a day-trippers program where children can opt to take trips every day and go on adventures nearby.
Harbor Hills sits on a massive plot of land in Mendham and is unique compared to other camps due to its international staff. Many of the counselors are from the U.K. or Australia and come to America for the summer to experience American culture. The camp is sport-heavy, so if your child is looking to run around all day it’s the perfect spot. There’s also horseback riding, which not many other camps offer.
Lake activities are never-ending at Willow Lake, located in Hopatcong. Between water sports, ziplines, and rope towers this camp is a dream come true for adventurous children. They also have a day trip program where campers can go to sports games, waterparks and other summer spots.
Spring Lake in Ringwood has racked up numerous awards since its opening back in 1989. Among normal camp activities, they also have leadership programs for children above 8th grade who are interested in counselor positions but are still campers at heart.
Over at Sussex County lives Jeff Lake Day Camp, where several sessions are offered for campers for the summer. Jeff Lake has been operating for over 60 years and has a wide variety of programs depending on what your child is interested in doing for the summer. The camp is best known for its massive lake where campers can partake in several activities they would not be able to try elsewhere.
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Black River Candy Shoppe in Chester New Jersey was selected in Food Network Magazine's “America’s 50 Best Candy Stores” a couple of years back and the story went viral online earlier this year.
I decided to take a trip down there for myself to see what they had to offer. Right, when you walk in you feel like you are Charlie about to take over the chocolate factory. Black River Candy Shoppe is a cute little candy shop offering hundreds of different types of candy.
They have old-school childhood candy as well as an incredible selection of newer candy varieties. Candy is displayed in old whiskey barrels, and a lot of their candy is sold in bulk by the pound. It is located in downtown Chester right off of Main Street. Check out the photos from my recent visit:
Gallery Credit: Jordan Jansson
A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.
From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.
Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.
If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.
Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.
You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.
Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.
If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.
Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.
I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions:
President Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth an official holiday, becoming the first new federal holiday since MLK Jr.'s birthday.WARREN, NJ — Because the June 19 Juneteenth holiday falls on a Sunday this year, banks, federal offices and the post office in Warren will be closed Monday in commemoration of the date in 1865 when word reached the last enslaved people in Texas that the Civil War had ended and they were free.While federal offices will be closed, Warren Township municipal offices and Somerset County of...
WARREN, NJ — Because the June 19 Juneteenth holiday falls on a Sunday this year, banks, federal offices and the post office in Warren will be closed Monday in commemoration of the date in 1865 when word reached the last enslaved people in Texas that the Civil War had ended and they were free.
While federal offices will be closed, Warren Township municipal offices and Somerset County offices will remain open on Monday.
Last year, President Joe Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth an official holiday, becoming the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday was approved in 1983. Juneteenth is oldest-known celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.
Patch employees have the day off Monday. Some other businesses around town may also be closed; so if you're planning to stop by one of them, it's a good idea to call ahead to make sure the business is open.
The Bridgewater Commons is open and its hours on Monday are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Some big brands are giving their employees a day off or paying them extra.
Companies that are already looking seriously at diversity, equity and inclusion efforts may see adding Juneteenth as a paid holiday as "something tangible" that "recognizes the importance of that day," Julie Stich, a vice president of content at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, told NPR.
Nike said in an email statement to NPR that Juneteenth is a paid holiday for corporate, retail, manufacturing and distribution employees across the Nike, Converse and Jordan brands. Zillow is doing the same as part of its "ongoing commitment to racial equality," the company said in a statement.
Both Zillow and Nike are encouraging employees to reflect on the importance of the day while taking part in volunteering, activism and educational opportunities.
Among them, Target and Starbucks are open, but employees get time-and-a-half pay on Juneteenth, according to a list put together by Entrepreneur.
Tech companies Twitter and Square are giving employees the day off. Google and Amazon aren't, but they're encouraging employees to cancel meetings. Amazon is also offering "online learning opportunities" throughout the day.
It’s official. New Jersey has really gone to the dogs.For the seventh year in a row, a canine competitor from the Garden State has been named winner of the Westminster Masters Obedience Championship.Willie, a 5-year-old Australian shepherd ...
It’s official. New Jersey has really gone to the dogs.
For the seventh year in a row, a canine competitor from the Garden State has been named winner of the Westminster Masters Obedience Championship.
Willie, a 5-year-old Australian shepherd from Flemington, and his owner-handler Kathleen Keller, delivered the laser-sharp focus and strong bond necessary for excellence in obedience at the 146th Westminster Kennel Club dog show Monday in Tarrytown, New York.
Willie’s 2022 win was also the first time in Westminster history that a dog has won both the obedience championship and high in trial. The Jersey dog, whose registered name is OTCH Blue Skies At Dejavu UDX OM1, posted the best combined score — 397.5 out of a possible 400 points.
The sport requires dogs to follow their handler’s every directive — running, walking, turning and jumping over hurdles on command, as well as retrieving objects and coming to a complete stop at a moment’s notice. They must also excel at scent discrimination, or picking up their owner’s scent on an object (see Willie and other dogs compete in the video below).
Heart, a Labrador retriever owned and handled by Linda Brennan of Columbia, Warren County — a longtime trainer at Top Dog Obedience School in Flanders, Morris County — was named obedience champion in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. When Heart and Brennan won a fifth time in 2020, they retired the trophy.
Obedience was just one part of the 2022 Westminster dog show underway Monday, as most dogs competed for best of breed on the grounds of the Lyndhurst estate. The prestigious dog show will name its best in show Wednesday, June 22 (see our watch guide).
For 2022, the dog show, traditionally a winter affair in Manhattan (at the Piers and Madison Square Garden), was postponed because of COVID-19 concerns for the second consecutive year. The event again became a summer competition on the grass and in tents outside the stately Westchester County mansion.
While Westminster is strongly associated with purebred dogs because of its emphasis on conformation to breed standards, obedience is one of two Westminster events that allow mixed-breed dogs. The kennel club calls them “all-American” dogs.
The other Westminster sport that allows mixed breeds is agility, added in 2014.
The 2022 Westminster Kennel Club dog show continues Tuesday, June 21 with competition in toy, terrier and non-sporting breeds, followed by evening group competition for toy, non-sporting, hound and herding groups.
Sporting and working breeds compete Wednesday, June 22. Group competition is Wednesday night for sporting, working and terrier groups, followed by best in show.
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Portuguese chef Jason Francisco is drawing from his heritage to serve up authentic and elevated wood-fire BBQ.WARREN, NJ — No need to cross the Atlantic Ocean to get your hands on some delicious Portuguese cuisine. Brasa Wood-Fired Grill is bringing authentic Portuguese BBQ to Warren with a modern and elevated touch."Portuguese BBQ is usually more of a take-out operation. With our dining room, it creates more of a welcoming environment," said Jason Francisco, co-owner of Brasa with Robert Olsen.While th...
WARREN, NJ — No need to cross the Atlantic Ocean to get your hands on some delicious Portuguese cuisine. Brasa Wood-Fired Grill is bringing authentic Portuguese BBQ to Warren with a modern and elevated touch.
"Portuguese BBQ is usually more of a take-out operation. With our dining room, it creates more of a welcoming environment," said Jason Francisco, co-owner of Brasa with Robert Olsen.
While the pair recently held a soft opening in mid-March for Brasa, at 55 Mountain Blvd. in Warren - this isn't Olsen and Francisco's first restaurant venture. They both separately owned restaurants on their own until they collaborated about 4 years ago with a BBQ restaurant in Manhatten.
But it was Francisco's family that drew him to Warren. Born to Portuguese parents, Francisco's family asked him to open a restaurant in the area. He saw there was a need for his cuisine and set up shop.
"I have a Portuguese mom and dad so definitely the menu is based on that. There is also some Latin influence - Spanish and Brazilian," said Francisco who created the menu with Olsen.
What stands Brasa apart from others is Francisco's approach to cooking everything to order.
While a lot of Portuguese BBQ is more about quantity than quality with everything being marinated in the same sauces. Francisco wanted "to change that up a bit and offer a variety."
Olsen noted Brasa has a partnership with Unionville Winery in Hunterdon County where they serve their wines and pair them with dishes and soon sangrias.
"The partnership with Unionville allows us to offer more steaks, chops, and seafood as opposed to the traditional ribs and BBQ take-out," said Olsen.
The sangria bar is set to open very soon.
The restaurant's opening was a long time coming after Olsen and Francisco his a year of delays due to COVID.
"It was extremely hard to open during COVID. Every day was a challenge. From the moment we set foot in here," said Olsen
The pair had issues with obtaining materials, labor, town inspections, and staffing. However, they powered through.
"Every step of the way was a challenge. We opened almost a year late but we are open, we got there," said Olsen.
Now Brasa is looking to expand to offer brunch and catering.
"Our hope is to become a destination spot," said Olsen.
Brasa offers dine-in, take-out, and delivery. For more information, hours and menu visit brasawarren.com or on all social media platforms @BrasaWarren.
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Watchung Hills Regional High School Superintendent Dr. Jewett gave an update after a student was charged in connection with the lockdown.WARREN, NJ — A 15-year-old Warren boy, who is accused of threatening to "shoot up" Watchung Hills Regional High School(WHRHS), will not be returning to school for the remainder of the school year, said Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Jewett."I can assure you that the student will not be returning to school for the balance of the year," said Jewett during the Board of E...
WARREN, NJ — A 15-year-old Warren boy, who is accused of threatening to "shoot up" Watchung Hills Regional High School(WHRHS), will not be returning to school for the remainder of the school year, said Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Jewett.
"I can assure you that the student will not be returning to school for the balance of the year," said Jewett during the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday night.
Whether or not the student will return to school in the fall is going to depend on many factors.
"Obviously, the student is innocent until proven guilty," said Jewett. "However the administration ... must be completely confident if there is any consideration around the future of the student that they not be a threat to Watchung Hills Regional High School. And that is the main factor that will be taken into consideration in regard to what happens in the future."
Jewett and BOE President Bob Morrison thanked law enforcement and its own school security team for their actions on May 25 following a threat that caused a lockdown at the school.
The day after the threat was made, Jewett said she brought her 18-month-old child to school for a meeting because she felt safe.
"I can confidently say that there is no doubt in my mind that any member of our security team or our [School Resource Officer] would put their life on the line for a student or a staff member here, And that makes me feel very safe to be here," said Jewett.
Many superintendents in surrounding districts were impressed with WHRHS security set up and reached out to the district to discuss it further, said Jewett.
"We are not reacting to anything that has occurred. This has been a priority for this district for well over a decade and will remain a priority for this district into the future," said Morrison of providing security at the school.
The update comes after a WHRHS student was charged on Monday with a juvenile delinquency complaint charging him with second-degree conspiracy to commit false public alarm, and fourth-degree animal cruelty. Read More: Warren Student Threatens To 'Shoot Up' Watchung Hills School: Police
The student is accused of making a phone call saying he was "in a school bathroom with weapons and he was going to shoot up the school at the next bell," said Somerset County Acting Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.
At no time was there a person in the school with any type of weapon, said Taggart.
Additionally, during the course of this ongoing investigation, Warren Township detectives became aware of videos the teen was creating and disseminating of animal cruelty — specifically of him harming a family pet, said Taggart.
The boy was taken to the Middlesex County Youth Detention Center pending a Family Court appearance.
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