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 Wood Ridge, 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 Wood Ridge, 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 Wood Ridge, 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
WOOD-RIDGE, NJ – Wood-Ridge High School honored members of its senior class at an awards night held in the school’s gymnasium on Monday, June 6. Wood-Ridge High School Principal Ben Suro hosted the evening. Over $80,000 in scholarships were handed out to students. He also noted that six members of the senior class will be joining the Armed Forces following graduation.“Tonight, seniors, we are here to celebrate you,” said Suro. “To celebrate you, we must also celebrate everyone who has supported you to get...
WOOD-RIDGE, NJ – Wood-Ridge High School honored members of its senior class at an awards night held in the school’s gymnasium on Monday, June 6. Wood-Ridge High School Principal Ben Suro hosted the evening. Over $80,000 in scholarships were handed out to students. He also noted that six members of the senior class will be joining the Armed Forces following graduation.
“Tonight, seniors, we are here to celebrate you,” said Suro. “To celebrate you, we must also celebrate everyone who has supported you to get to this point. You stand on the strong shoulders of those who love and care for you, and I hope that while you enjoy tonight’s presentations, you take a moment to think about what you’ll say or do to celebrate these special individuals tonight. They deserve your admiration and love.”
“Seniors, we are proud of you, very proud of you,” Suro continued. “You have managed to not only navigate a very challenging time in the world around us, but also step-up and rise to the occasion on a regular basis. Throughout your time here at school, you never shied away from being the best version of yourselves and the impact this has had for those around you is palpable. I am a very proud principal tonight because I have the opportunity to speak with an extraordinary group of students, and an even more extraordinary group of fine young people. For me, it is a blessing to call you my students.’
Senior Class Valedictorian Brina Trivedi and class Salutatorian Andrew Berg also noted by Superintendent of Schools Anthony Albro.
Scholarship & Award Recipients
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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Wood-Ridge High School is again home to a display of flags to honor service members in time for Memorial Day.Again this year teacher Sean Rutherford outlined the sidewalks and walkway in front of Wood-Ridge High School with flags to honor those who served in the military and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The flag display will be up until Wednesday, June 1.This year he "planted" 228 flags. When he first began in 2018, he bought small flags. This past year the Bergen County Veteran Services Dep...
WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Wood-Ridge High School is again home to a display of flags to honor service members in time for Memorial Day.
Again this year teacher Sean Rutherford outlined the sidewalks and walkway in front of Wood-Ridge High School with flags to honor those who served in the military and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The flag display will be up until Wednesday, June 1.
This year he "planted" 228 flags. When he first began in 2018, he bought small flags. This past year the Bergen County Veteran Services Department donated gold tip flags and black tip flags. Gold tip flags are used for honoring living service members, while black tip flags are used for honoring deceased service members.
"When I first did it, each flag represented the number of service members who have fought for Wood-Ridge from WWII on. I worked with the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the township years ago," Rutherford explained. "I'd like to get back to that number of flags, but in due time. I'm so very grateful for the Bergen County Veterans Service for assisting me with this honoring."
Even when COVID-19 hit and the schools went remote, the annual display didn't stop. He reached out to then Principal Joseph Sutera for permission to continue it. Not only did he say yes, but Sutera and then Vice Principal Maria Barrows helped plant the flags.
"They're two wonderful people who were always there to support you," he said.
Rutherford hopes the display will remind the students and residents the true meaning of Memorial Day, not just "a three-day weekend at the beach."
"I'm hoping that between the lessons on Fleet Week (which took place in NYC on Wednesday, May 25th), the lessons on Memorial Day, the Military Signing Day that took place today (Thursday, May 26th) at school, and the service pictures of all my former students (and Grandfather) hanging in the front of my room remind them what Memorial Day really means," he said.
"It means the men and women before us, fought to protect our rights and freedoms. Some laid down their life in service for our country, but all who wore the uniform fought for us. It is on Memorial Day that we remember those men and women for their service, their sacrifice, and their selflessness. I'm hoping as people drive past the school and see the flags, they remember these things."
"To be clear, I never did any of this for the recognition. I wanted to honor men and women, people like my Grandfather, who fought for this country and are no longer with us," he continued. "It is their day to be recognized again, not mine. I'm not half the man these individuals are."
WOOD-RIDGE, NJ – Kicking off a new program is always hard. But when you bring in a proven coach in the sport, expectations are set a little higher. So a 3-12 first season might not sound successful. But for the Wood-Ridge Boys Volleyball team, the foundation the team built during its season will be one that pays dividends in the future, the near future if you believe Wood-Ridge head coach Andrea Marino."Starting this team for these young men," she responded when asked what the high point of the season. "The passio...
WOOD-RIDGE, NJ – Kicking off a new program is always hard. But when you bring in a proven coach in the sport, expectations are set a little higher. So a 3-12 first season might not sound successful. But for the Wood-Ridge Boys Volleyball team, the foundation the team built during its season will be one that pays dividends in the future, the near future if you believe Wood-Ridge head coach Andrea Marino.
"Starting this team for these young men," she responded when asked what the high point of the season. "The passion and love that they have all developed this past year has been so gratifying to watch. We actually painted a brick from our old courtyard, and signed it as a team. "Every brick wants to be something" so we recycled it and started this new team from the bottom up. It was great motivation."
“Although our record was 3-12, that was not indicative of our actual game play,“ Marino stated. “We were in all of our matches, even taking a very strong Bergen Charter team to three sets each time we played. Lack of game experience kept us from prevailing in our matches."
"The team worked extremely hard every day at practice to hone in on their special skills that they were going to be contributing to this team,“ Marino continued. “The coaches, the team and I never made excuses for our shortcomings. Our goal was to win and be competitive right from the start. We set a mentality that we don't lose, just like I have always done with my girl's teams. Moving forward there is nowhere to go but up for this team. The entire team is returning, and now the expectations have been defined, so I am super optimistic where our program will go from here.”
Evidence of the team’s performance can be noted on the NJIC All League Team, where the first year had four players named to the squad. When asked if those selections was an accomplishment for the program, she responded in the affirmative.
“An accomplishment is an understatement,“ Marino stated. “I was told multiple times by officials and opposing coaches that we don't look like a "first year program." So to have four kids named to the all-league team was a true testament to their dedication to this program.”
Leading the way was Connor Ferguson, named to the First Team.
“Connor is truly talented,” Marino stated. “He was libero for us and if it wasn't for his stellar defense it would be hard to stay in any game. He played like a veteran. We struggled at the net sometimes to put up a strong block, so Connor took a lot of hard-hit balls. He never shied away, and he passed so well. He recorded the most digs on the team with 105. As a first-time player, he matched up with the other liberos in our league. His work ethic and his love for the sport was inspiring to watch.“
Junior co-captains Nicholas Chromey and Remy Otttavere were Second Team All League selections.
“Nicholas was our power hitter, (47 kills) and he worked all season on adjusting his approach and swing,“ Marino stated. “His mental toughness from being a football player helped him thrive on the volleyball court. He also has a work ethic like a true athlete. He continues to push himself every day until he gets it right.”
“Remy was our savvy hitter,” Marino explained. “He could hit power, and he could also place a ball to throw off other teams defenses. He is also a very good soccer player at our school, and he knows what it is like to start a new program. He was gritty and resilient on the court. Remy was our top server and led the team in service aces (29) and points (68).”
Freshman Klyd Empuerto named as an Honorable Mention.
(Klyd) was our Middle Hitter and although it wasn't his natural position, he did what was best for our team dynamic and was a total team player,“ Marino said.
Marino is looking forward to next year, with good reason, as the entire varsity and junior varsity team return, with a year of needed experience under their belts.
“I am so inspired to be with these boys again next season,“ said Marino. “The coaches and I saw so many improvements each and every day. And the best part was the boys saw them too. Every day after we just practiced hard for two hours, they would say "Coach can we stay?" They never wanted to leave. So the dedication and commitment that they started to show for a sport they really knew nothing about is such a thrill for us as coaches. They were buying into our program and that was one of our goals.”