If there's one universal truth, it's that all of our bodies begin changing at some point. That's especially true for women who are over the age of 50. One day it seems like we're rolling out of bed with a pep in our step. The next, our emotions are out of control, our weight won't go down, and we constantly have hot flashes. If that sounds like you, don't worry â millions of other women worldwide are going through the same difficulties.
The fact of the matter is these symptoms are part of a natural process women go through. This change, called menopause, marks the end of a woman's ability to reproduce and menstruate. The average age for this to occur is 51, though it officially begins a year after a woman's final period. During this transition to menopause, estrogen and other hormones in a woman's body start to deplete When those hormones deplete, frequent and sometimes severe symptoms can manifest:
The symptoms of hormone deficiency can be scary for both women and their partners. That makes dealing with a hormone deficiency tricky because many symptoms are tied to nutrition, stress, lack of exercise, and toxins in your body.
However, if you're getting older and dealing with some of the symptoms listed above, have hope. A solution to your hormone problems may be closer than you think. Hormone replacement therapy for women may help correct imbalances caused by menopause. These effective, safe treatments help many women throughout the menopause process and may even help them reclaim their youth.
To live a healthy life, hormone stability is very important for women. That's where the beauty of HRT treatments for women begins to shine because it balances hormones that would otherwise be altered due to menopause.
HRT treatments for women represent a revolutionary step toward living life without the pitfalls of old age. However, at Juventee, we understand that no two women, and by proxy, patients, are the same. That's why our team of doctors and specialists provide personalized treatment options for women, combining holistic treatment, nutrition, fitness plans, and more to supplement our HRT treatments.
Is HRT the answer if you feel exhausted, overweight, and moody? That's the million-dollar question that we're asked almost every day. And to be honest, it's hard to say without a comprehensive exam by an HRT expert at Juventee. What we can say is that when a woman's hormones are better balanced during menopause, she has a much better chance of enjoying life without the crippling symptoms that other women feel.
At Juventee, helping women reclaim their vitality and love of life is our top priority. While some HRT clinics see patients as nothing more than a means to make money, our team is cut from a different cloth.
The key to balancing your hormones and improving your well-being is a process that we have refined over time. The Juventee HRT process consists of a comprehensive review of your health and hormonal status. Our team then customizes your plan and prescribes treatments, procedures, and supplements under the guidance of our local HRT experts.
At Juventee, we want to revitalize your health by promoting balance, energy, intimacy, and beauty. We start by assessing your baseline biomarkers and implementing a personalized plan to help you feel like your younger self. Our in-depth process covers many factors, almost like a web. Each component of that web works in conjunction with others to make up how you feel. If one area is out of sync, women can experience unwanted fluctuations in their weight, energy, emotions, libido, and more. Juventee is committed to evaluating our patient's overall health so that we may bring vitality and happiness to as many aspects of their lives as possible.
We've mentioned all the greatness that can come with an HRT regimen from Juventee, but what exactly are the benefits of HRT for women? Let's take a look.
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Unlike some HRT clinics, Juventee's HRT programs are carefully crafted and personalized for each patient. There are no cookie-cutter solutions at our office. Instead, we assess each individual's needs and customize treatments to help their bodies as they age. We replace hormones that are deficient and restore them to their physiological state using HRT pellets.
These hormone pellets are prescription hormones inserted under the skin through a simple in-office procedure. Each pellet is about as large as a big grain of rice. Once inserted, our HRT pellets get to work quickly. With this treatment, patients don't have to worry about applying greasy creams or swallowing pills. Instead, our pellets are metabolized by the body. That way, patients don't stress over taking too much or too little.
Remember, at Juventee, our goal isn't just to balance your hormones â it's to completely optimize your health and well-being. You won't ever have to worry about our doctors writing you a prescription and sending you on your way without any additional communication. Instead, we aim to be part of our patient's journey back to health and work with all of our HRT patients to do so.
Hormone imbalance causes a litany of issues. But with hormone replacement therapy, females can better process calcium, keep their cholesterol levels safe, and maintain a healthy vagina. By replenishing the body's estrogen levels, HRT may relieve symptoms of menopause and even optimize bone health.
But that's just the start. At Juventee, our patients report many benefits of taking HRT for women:
If you're ready to feel better and enjoy the vitality of your youth, Juventee is here to help you every step of the way. It all starts with an in-person evaluation, where our team will determine if HRT is right for you.
For many women, menopause is a difficult time filled with ups, downs, and hormonal hurdles to overcome. While menopausal issues are well-known by some, other women only know that menopause can affect their hormones. The reality is that going through menopause can mean more than moodiness and hot flashes.
At Juventee, we're big believers that a little knowledge can go a long way. With that in mind, if you're going through menopause or are approaching "that" age, consider these common issues. First, let's examine some alternative causes of menopause beyond age:
The most common reason for menopause is diminished, unbalanced hormones. However, menopause can also result from:
Now that we've examined some of the ways that menopause manifests, let's look at some common problems that females regularly endure:
If you're going through menopause and feel like life is a tiresome burden, you're not alone. Studies show that 15% of women go through depression to some degree during menopause. What many women don't learn is that depression may start much earlier, during perimenopause or even earlier.
Depression can be hard to diagnose, even without perimenopause and menopause as a factor. With that said, keep the following signs in mind. If you notice any, it might be time to speak with a physician:
If you notice any of the signs above, it's important that you understand that you're not weak or broken. You're going through a very normal emotional experience, which may be caused by hormone deficiency. However, with proper treatment from your doctor, depression doesn't have to rule your life.
You don't have to have hormonal imbalances to have mood swings. Indeed, everyone gets moody from time to time. For women going through menopause, however, mood swings can be extreme and happen often. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go together, resulting in unusual emotional changes and even issues like insomnia.
Estrogen production, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, affects serotonin production, which regulates mood. When both hormones are deficient, mood swings can become quite prevalent.
Fortunately, HRT treatments in Union City, NJ, work wonders for women because they work to regulate hormones like estrogen. With HRT from Juventee, women don't have to settle for the negative consequences that drastic mood swings can cause.
Hot flashes: whether you're a man or a woman, you've probably heard of them. Hot flashes are very common issues associated with menopause and manifest as intense, sudden feelings of heat across the upper body. Some last a few seconds while others last many minutes, making them uncomfortable and inconvenient at all times. A few common symptoms of hot flashes include:
Usually, a lack of estrogen causes hot flashes in menopausal women. Low levels of estrogen negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, or the part of the brain that regulates appetite and body temperature. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to assume incorrectly that the body is too hot. When it does, it dilates a woman's blood vessels to boost blood flow.
Fortunately, most women don't have to settle for the intense, unwanted feelings they endure with hot flashes. HRT pellet treatment from Juventee helps to stabilize hormones which may lessen the effects that hot flashes cause.
Staying healthy and fit is a challenge for anybody living in modern America. For women with hormonal imbalances, however, it's even harder. Weight gain is a concerning issue during menopause, but it can be manageable with a physician-led diet, exercise, and HRT treatments from Juventee.
HRT patients at Juventee benefit from health plans that keep hormones in check, making weight loss a real possibility. But which hormones need to be regulated to help avoid weight gain?
Millions of adults around the U.S. suffer from low sex drive, but that doesn't make it any more embarrassing to talk about. For many women going through pre-menopause and menopause, it's an unfortunate side effect of unbalanced hormones. Thankfully, HRT may help women maintain a healthy libido, even after 50. But what causes lowered sexual desire in women as they age?
The hormones responsible for low libido in females are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, resulting in lowered libido in some women. Lower progesterone production can also cause weight gain, exhaustion, and other symptoms common during menopause. Reduced estrogen levels during menopause may lead to vaginal dryness and even loss of muscle tension.
Testosterone is referred to as a male hormone, but it contributes to important health functionality in women as well. Female testosterone heightens sexual responses and intensifies orgasms. When the ovaries can't produce sufficient levels of testosterone, low sex drive can happen.
The inside of a woman's bones is broken down and rebuilt by bone cells in an ongoing process called remodeling. This process is crucial for maintaining bone strength and health.
However, due to the loss of estrogen during menopause, this important process becomes unbalanced. Less bone is formed, and more bone is broken down. This advanced state of bone loss can be worrying for women, especially if they had an early menopause. With time, women may develop osteoporosis and a greater chance of breaking bones as they age.
Fortunately, HRT for women can actually mimic estrogen and progesterone, which may help prevent bone loss and lower chances of osteoporosis in women. That's huge news for women around the U.S., many of whom are battling early bone loss due to a lack calcium, vitamin D, and other nutrients crucial to bone health.
If you are considering HRT treatments for women in Union City, NJ, you need a team of hormone replacement experts by your side. At Juventee, our knowledgeable HRT doctors are ready to help. Our team will answer your initial questions, conduct necessary testing, and craft a customized program designed to alleviate the challenges you're facing as a woman going through menopause.
With a healthy diet, exercise, positive life choices, and hormone replacement therapy, unveiling the new "you" is easier than you might think. Contact our office today to get started on your journey to optimal health and well-being.
Another major development project located just below the Palisades Cliffs in Hoboken has been targeted in litigation, and this time it’s Union City doing the complaining.Union City and its mayor, Brian Stack, along with 10 unnamed residents, have filed a lawsuit against the city of Hoboken and Madigan Development over the Monroe Street redevelopment projec...
Another major development project located just below the Palisades Cliffs in Hoboken has been targeted in litigation, and this time it’s Union City doing the complaining.
Union City and its mayor, Brian Stack, along with 10 unnamed residents, have filed a lawsuit against the city of Hoboken and Madigan Development over the Monroe Street redevelopment project, alleging that the height of the development will rise about the cliffs and “negatively impact” Union City residents.
A redevelopment agreement for the project, slated for 930 Monroe St. on the site of an Amazon facility, was approved by the Hoboken City Council in December, and is slated to have three, 11-story mixed-use buildings with 675 residential units.
The complaint, filed by attorney Phillip Lamparello of Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, in Hudson County Superior Court, says that while the agreement stipulates a maximum height of 116 feet, architectural plans instead show the buildings going as high as 151 feet — exceeding the height of the cliffs.
“(It) would directly impact the light, air, shadows, and views of citizens and residents of Union City,” says the lawsuit. “Numerous parks and public amenities, which are frequented and enjoyed by Union City and Hudson County residents, are located directly west of the project.
“People enjoying these public facilities would be negatively impacted by the development contemplated by the project.”
The lawsuit also contends that residents in the Doric apartments building, located directly west of the Monroe Street project, would also be “negatively impacted” by the height of the buildings.
Union City had advised Hoboken during negotiations on the project last year that any heights above 118 feet would have “a negative impact,” and Hoboken representatives vowed that Union City’s views would not be obstructed, the lawsuit said.
Union City is asking the courts to void the redevelopment agreement as well as the Western Edge Redevelopment Plan that the project falls under.
A Hoboken spokeswoman and an attorney for Union City declined to comment on the lawsuit. Stack and Madigan Development did not respond for comment.
This isn’t the first time where Stack’s preference for an unobstructed view of the Manhattan skyline has prompted legal action.
A developer, Pegasus Partners, sued both Hoboken and Union City in November 2021. alleging that Hoboken officials privately promised Union City officials that the original height of Pegasus’ Western Edge redevelopment project would never be approved after Stack complained about its height.
Stack, in his role as state senator, also attempted to co-sponsor a bill in the state Legislature a few years ago that would’ve made it illegal to building anything east of the cliffs that rises above it. The Hoboken City Council passed a resolution opposing the bill.
Welcome to championship time.We’ve reached the state of the 2022-23 girls basketball state tournament where sectional champions will be crowned. A total of eight state champions will be crowned on Monday, as teams from Groups 2 and 4 will have their chance to lift hardware.• Learn more and make a nomination!Follow the links for a breakdown of each Group ...
Welcome to championship time.
We’ve reached the state of the 2022-23 girls basketball state tournament where sectional champions will be crowned. A total of eight state champions will be crowned on Monday, as teams from Groups 2 and 4 will have their chance to lift hardware.
• Learn more and make a nomination!
Follow the links for a breakdown of each Group 2 and Group 4 sectional final scheduled to take place on Monday:
North 1, Group 2: 7-Pequannock at 1-Jefferson
North 1, Group 4: 3-Paterson Eastside at 1-Union City
North 2, Group 2: 2-Madison at 1-Secaucus
North 2, Group 4: 7-Scotch Plains-Fanwood at 1-Bayonne
Central, Group 2: 2-Manasquan at 1-New Providence
Central, Group 4: 5-Jackson Memorial at 3-Monroe
South, Group 2: 2-Cinnaminson at 1-Middle Township
South, Group 4: 5-Atlantic City at 1-Cherokee
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Jocelyn Huancaya’s 10 points, 12 rebounds, eight steals and four assists lifted fourth-seeded Kearny to a 51-41 victory over fifth-seeded Hudson Catholic in the Hudson County Tournament quarterfinals in Kearny.Complete Box Score »Ava Hyams had 19 points with six rebounds for Kearny (20-5), which jumped out to a 16-7 first quarter lead, then pulled away in the fourth with a 16-11 run. Olivia Covello scored 11 points and Maci Cov...
Jocelyn Huancaya’s 10 points, 12 rebounds, eight steals and four assists lifted fourth-seeded Kearny to a 51-41 victory over fifth-seeded Hudson Catholic in the Hudson County Tournament quarterfinals in Kearny.
Ava Hyams had 19 points with six rebounds for Kearny (20-5), which jumped out to a 16-7 first quarter lead, then pulled away in the fourth with a 16-11 run. Olivia Covello scored 11 points and Maci Covello added 10 with six rebounds.
Kearny, making its first ever appearance in the semifinals, will face top-seeded and two-time defending champion Bayonne in the semifinals on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at High Tech High School in Secaucus. Bayonne won both regular season matchups.
KendraLee Ramirez paced Hudson Catholic (12-11) with 15 points and six rebounds, while Kharington Schwindt scored 10 points.
Secaucus 60, St. Dominic 33
Alyssa Craigwell’s 19 points and 14 rebounds powered third-seeded Secaucus to a 60-33 victory over sixth-seeded St. Dominic in Secaucus.
Daniela Peschetti had 13 points with four rebounds and four assists for Secaucus (23-1), which led 38-16 at halftime. Gabriella Torrillo added nine points with six rebounds. Secaucus advances to play second-seeded Union City, No. 17 in the NJ.com Top 20, at High Tech High School in Secaucus on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Alyssa Stridiron scored 11 points St. Dominic (15-10) and Maddie Branigan had nine with six rebounds.
Bayonne 86, Hoboken 22
Christina Centeno made six 3-pointers, finishing with a game-high 20 points as top-seeded Bayonne rolled to an 86-22 victory over eighth-seeded Hoboken in Korpi Arena in Bayonne.
Janaya Meyers had 14 points with 11 rebounds and Mckenzie Neal added 16 points and eight rebounds for Bayonne (22-3), which raced out to a 28-7 first quarter lead. Giselle Davis chipped in eight points with six rebounds, Penelope Feeney scored nine points and Tatyanna Watson chipped in eight points.
Bayonne, the two-time defending champion, plays fourth-seeded Kearny in the semifinals on Thursday at High Tech High School in Secaucus at 7:30 p.m. Bayonne won both regular season matchups.
No. 17 Union City 66, Lincoln 20
Jaida Guerra’s 21 points with four 3-pointers fueled second-seeded Union City, No. 17 in the NJ.com Top 20, to a 66-20 victory over 10th-seeded Lincoln in Union City.
Jaylyn Orefice scored 17 points for Union City (17-6), which jumped out to a 21-8 first quarter lead and never looked back. Ariana Madrid had 10 points and Alice Altomore added nine in the win. Union City plays third-seeded Secaucus in the semifinals on Thursday at High Tech High School in Secaucus at 5:30 p.m.
Aaliyah Drew scored seven points for Lincoln (6-15).
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SEWELL – Mariana Builes knew the Immaculate Heart swim team's goals almost as soon as she arrived at the all-girls Bergen County parochial school. The Blue Eagles have a long tradition of winning NJSIAA championships.Builes, a freshman from Union City, wasted very little time becoming a part of it. She and sophomore Kathleen Turano each won two events as IHA defeated Pingry, 94-76, to reclaim the Non-Public A trophy.Immaculate Heart has won a state-record 25 girls swimming championships. But the Blue Eagles...
SEWELL – Mariana Builes knew the Immaculate Heart swim team's goals almost as soon as she arrived at the all-girls Bergen County parochial school. The Blue Eagles have a long tradition of winning NJSIAA championships.
Builes, a freshman from Union City, wasted very little time becoming a part of it. She and sophomore Kathleen Turano each won two events as IHA defeated Pingry, 94-76, to reclaim the Non-Public A trophy.
Immaculate Heart has won a state-record 25 girls swimming championships. But the Blue Eagles had a 13-year streak snapped by Mount St. Mary last winter.
That made Saturday's title mean just a little more, even to the many younger IHA swimmers. These teams had not faced off since the Blue Eagles beat Pingry to win the 2019 state championship.
"Last year was a disappointment," said Turano, a Wyckoff resident. "Coming into this year, everyone was ready to go into it really hard. We were ready to win right from the beginning."
Builes took both freestyle sprints. Turano was first in the distance events, going 1-2 with Sinead Cook in the 500. Sophomore Madison Assanah led IHA's sweep of the backstroke, followed by Liz Vursta and Kim Zhang.
"Since the beginning of the season, we've been pretty dialed in," said Builes, who felt like she really fit in after winning the 100 freestyle against Bridgewater-Raritan on Jan. 19.
"It's really great. I'm super happy."
Pingry junior Emily Gao was first in the butterfly and led off two winning relays. The Big Blue swept all the relays on Saturday afternoon.
"We're all so proud of how our teammates raced," said Gao, a Bridgewater resident. "We're a little disappointed we didn't win, but we really gave it our all."
Medley relay: Pingry (Emily Gao, Daniela Karnaugh, Lauren Kim, Mia Cuiffo) 1:48.23; 200 freestyle: Kathleen Turano (IHA) 1:53.23; 200 individual medley: Kayla Rodriguez (IHA) 2:06.46; 50 freestyle: Mariana Builes (IHA) 24.57; 100 butterfly: Gao (P) 58.52; 100 freestyle: Builes (IHA) 53.59; 500 freestyle: Turano (IHA) 4:56.11; 200 free relay: Pingry (Kim, Cuiffo, Emma Davidkhanian, Tingting Luo) 1:40.4; 100 backstroke: Madison Assanah (IHA) 59.2; 100 breaststroke: Daniela Karnaugh (P) 1:02.45; 400 free relay: Pingry (Gao, Luo, Davidkhanian, Karnaugh) 3:41.31.
Team records: Immaculate Heart 8-1, Pingry 8-0-2
Site of meet: Gloucester County Institute of Technology. Distances in yards.
I've lived in Central Jersey since my family moved from Union City to Marlboro in the 70s. Believe me when I tell you it was a culture shock. I went from a city where we once counted about 50 kids all within 5 years of each other, all living within 5 blocks of each other, in a predominantly Hispanic-Italian neighborhood; to a town where everyone seemed to have moved from a Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn.In Union City, we were all so close together and had everything around us regarding things to do, and places to eat. In Marlboro, it...
I've lived in Central Jersey since my family moved from Union City to Marlboro in the 70s. Believe me when I tell you it was a culture shock. I went from a city where we once counted about 50 kids all within 5 years of each other, all living within 5 blocks of each other, in a predominantly Hispanic-Italian neighborhood; to a town where everyone seemed to have moved from a Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn.
In Union City, we were all so close together and had everything around us regarding things to do, and places to eat. In Marlboro, it was so spread out that you needed a car or a parent to drive you if you went anywhere.
The one thing I noticed about moving to Marlboro, which is located in "Central Jersey", is that everyone I met seemed to be from somewhere else; and they took more pride in where they were from than where they are now.
So now that the powers that be say officially that "Central Jersey" does exist, I asked what separates "Central Jersey" from North Jersey or South Jersey? My first answer would be that Central Jersey people, no matter how long they've lived here, will say that they're from somewhere else. To this day if you ask me where I'm from, I'll say "Union City."
As much as I thought Central Jersey could use its own identity, I realized it already has one. It's what happens when North Jersey meets South Jersey in sort of a cultural fusion. With that in mind, I asked my social following to complete this sentence: "You know you're from Central Jersey if...."
When you go to the beach, not the shoreJudi Yaccarino
I moved to Woodbridge 23 years ago but my home will always be Union CityGail Morrone
You might be a Giants fan, but your neighbors might be Eagles fansAnthony Barberio
Hoagie in the south Sub in the central Hero in the north.Domenick Stellato
The accents ..Philly vs New YorkAnita Helene
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