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 Westwood, 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 Westwood, 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 Westwood, 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
Temps are heating up and so is the New Jersey restaurant scene. From lobster at the Jersey Shore and over-the-top sandwich spots to new vegetarian and sushi options, you may have a hard time choosing where to go first. Enjoy!This popular lobster joint has opened yet another New Jersey location—this time, in Asbury Park. Known for its food trucks, CML has also opened a number of brick-and-mortar locations in recent years. The brand serves up lobster rolls, lobster bisque, lobster tails, and more—all fresh Maine lobster....
Temps are heating up and so is the New Jersey restaurant scene. From lobster at the Jersey Shore and over-the-top sandwich spots to new vegetarian and sushi options, you may have a hard time choosing where to go first. Enjoy!
This popular lobster joint has opened yet another New Jersey location—this time, in Asbury Park. Known for its food trucks, CML has also opened a number of brick-and-mortar locations in recent years. The brand serves up lobster rolls, lobster bisque, lobster tails, and more—all fresh Maine lobster.
Cousins Maine Lobster 800 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park
This authentic Japanese restaurant in Bergen County will open to the public on May 22, 2022.
JUGEMU 156 Piermont Road Cresskill, NJ
It’s been two decades since Pastosa Ravioli’s founder, Anthony Ajello Sr., planted the idea of an Eatontown location. Now, Pastosa has opened its doors in the Monmouth County town—its fifth New Jersey spot. The Italian market offers ravioli, of course, as well as plenty of pastas, sauces, cured meats, and cheeses, among other options.
Pastosa Ravioli 315 NJ-35 Eatontown
Welcome to the Garden State, Hangry Joe’s! Recently opened in Florham Park, menu favorites include the chicken and waffles, the Korean chicken, plus a variety of sides and sauces. The fast-casual spot has locations in Virginia, Texas, and Maryland, too, with plenty of additional locations opening soon.
Hangry Joe’s Hot Chicken 187 Columbia Turnpike Florham Park
Jersey City welcomes Wattle Café to New Jersey. With locations in Manhattan’s Financial District and Murray Hill, this superfood destination takes pride in offering healthy, vegan options, plus keto-friendly, gluten-free, and sugar-free choices as well. The coffee is supplied and roasted by Brooklyn-based Abbotsford Road.
Wattle Café 351 Marin Boulevard Jersey City, NJ
The fast-casual restaurant serving up fresh and flavorful “flats” has opened its third location, on Montclair’s Church Street. The “FLAT” staple of the worldFLATS menu is known in Armenia as lavash. Softer and more pliable than traditional flatbread and generally circular in shape, flats can be eaten flat or folded.
The vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurant offers 11 varieties of flats inspired by cuisine and spices from around the world. In addition, the restaurant offers vegetarian soups, salads, desserts, and the option to add plant-based proteins to most menu items. You can also enjoy a pomegranate or mango yogurt drink, or a house-made Agua Fresca—fruit infused water with a touch of agave.
worldFLATS 58 Church Street Montclair
Located between 5th and 6th Avenues on New Jersey Avenue, Beach Bowls expands the fresh, healthy options available in the Wildwoods. This café-style space will feature a salad bar and a grab-and-go section. The menu also includes vegan options, gluten-free items, acai bowls, overnight oats, wraps, deli salads, and panini. Currently open on weekends, the spot will be open daily soon.
Beach Bowls 100 East 5th Avenue North Wildwood
This Belmar favorite has just opened up a new location in Oakhurst. Stop by to enjoy the same menu as Belmar—plenty of “hoagitos,” as well as sliders, fried chicken sandwiches, breakfast choices, and sides. (Do not skip the macaroni and cheese.) The modern seating area offers guests an inviting place to enjoy a meal with friends. And be sure to check out the outdoor space as well!
Hoagitos Towne Center Plaza 2005 Route 35, Unit 6 Oakhurst
Throughout the United States, people know Eddie V’s for its seafood. In addition to world-class fish, Eddie V’s offers USDA-Prime steaks that are hand cut and specially aged for more than 28 days to ensure peak flavor. The Paramus location is the first in New Jersey and officially opens on May 22nd.
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood Garden State Plaza Paramus
For the past three decades, Tonnie’s Minis has been serving up specialty cakes and cupcakes in Newark. Now, the bakery expands to the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall, in Paramus, with its newest location. While the cakes and cupcakes (including plant-based treats) are a given, Tonnie’s Minis is also the place to be for everything from banana bread to chocolate covered strawberries.
Tonnie’s Minis Garden State Plaza Paramus
Chef Norman Reola highlights pan-Latin cuisine at this new Red Bank eatery with entrées such as sofrito marinated fried chicken, and skirt steak with chimichurri—plus plenty of appetizers. Don’t miss the cocktail list either, with handcrafted drinks featuring various tequilas, gins, bourbons, and more.
Centrada Cocina and Cocktails 10 W. Front Street Red Bank
Downtown Westwood just got a bit more hip with the addition of Five Dimes. This craft brewery has ample seating and event space, as well as a rooftop to enjoy some brews on a warm summer day. The brewery offers plenty of beer varieties, from a double IPA to a stout and a blonde.
Five Dimes Brewery 247 Westwood Avenue Westwood
Westwood is going to be home to the last Kmart in New Jersey — and one of just three in the nation — after the announcement that a Kmart store in Middlesex County will close its doors.The Avenel Kmart will be closing, according to SB360 Capital Partners, which manages retail liquidations. An employee who answered the phone at the Avenel store said it would shut down on Apri...
Westwood is going to be home to the last Kmart in New Jersey — and one of just three in the nation — after the announcement that a Kmart store in Middlesex County will close its doors.
The Avenel Kmart will be closing, according to SB360 Capital Partners, which manages retail liquidations. An employee who answered the phone at the Avenel store said it would shut down on April 17.
Kmart, once a major discount retailer, had 2,171 stores across the country in 2000, but the number has dwindled to just a handful over the past few years.
Sears Holding, which owned Kmart and Sears, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2018. It was spared liquidation by being sold to longtime investor and CEO Eddie Lambert, who created the company Transformco to handle Sears Holdings in 2019.
As of February, there were only four Kmarts left in the continental United States: the two New Jersey locations, one on Long Island and one in Miami, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Now, that number is dropping to three.
The Westwood Kmart is at 700 Broadway.
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