There's real substance to the notion that every woman is different. No two person's attitudes, bodies, or goals in life are ever exactly the same. But if there's one thing that every person shares, it's that our bodies change as we get older. That's especially true for females over the age of 50. One day you wake up, roll out of bed, and attack the day with vigor and positivity.
The next day, it seems like your emotions are out of control. Despite dieting and healthy life choices, your weight won't go down. It seems like you're having to deal with uncomfortable hot flashes every other hour of the day. Life can be hard after 50, especially when it seems like your body is plotting against you.
But the truth is, these changes are a completely normal part of the aging process for women. As you might be aware, this change is called menopause, and according to the NIH, more than one million women go through it every year. This change in life marks the end of your period. During this time, your hormones begin to deplete, causing a range of symptoms that can be difficult to deal with without professional help. Some of the most common symptoms of menopause include:
Trying to juggle and cope with the symptoms of hormone deficiency can be rough for women and their partners because many of them are linked to nutrition, stress, and lack of exercise.
Fortunately, getting older and going through menopause doesn't have to be the worst time in your life. Hormone replacement therapy for women in Casselberry, FL, can help correct the imbalances in your body that are brought on by menopause. These safe, proven treatments from NV Medical Orlando can help balance your hormones during menopause and even help you reclaim your youth.
As a locally owned and operated shutter business, doing right by our customers is our top priority. We know that there are many options out there, so we at the Shutter Shop specialize in providing our customers the highest quality product at the most reasonable price.
We're able to offer impeccable customer service and high-quality shutters and blinds at low prices because, unlike others, we are the manufacturers. That means everything you order from the Shutter Shop is made right here in Georgetown, FL by our talented team. We're proud to say that products made here at The Shutter Shop are shipped to builders and homeowners all across the United States.
It all started when Shawn Reardon, The Shutter Shop's sole owner, and his wife moved from Santee to Georgetown in 2003. They were new to the ins and outs of shutters but wanted to start up a new business on the coast of South Carolina. They started out manufacturing plantation shutters only and a couple years later began manufacturing all exterior window coverings also.
At NV Medical Orlando, our HRT treatments for women include the use of pellets, which are about the size of a tic-tac and contain hormones like estrogen and testosterone. These pellets are implanted subcutaneously to supply your body with the hormones it needs. Each pellet contains a tiny number of bioidentical hormones that are released steadily into your bloodstream for up to five months.
Unlike other sexual health centers, every HRT treatment provided by our women's sexual health clinic is tailored to our patients. While natural hormone replacement therapy is effective for many women, every patient is different. That's why it's important that you speak with a board-certified doctor, like Gina Kirkpatrick, before starting any HRT treatment to make sure it's right for you.
When a woman's hormones are balanced, there's a better chance that she will be able to live a happy, normal life. That's where the beauty of HRT for women begins to unfold because it balances hormones in your body that would otherwise be disrupted due to menopause.
HRT treatments for women are revolutionary in that they allow you to enjoy life without suffering through all the pitfalls associated with getting older. However, at NV Medical Orlando, our team understands that no two women have the same bodies or hormone imbalances. That's why our board-certified and fellowship-trained urologist, Gina Kirkpatrick, D.O., provides personalized HRT therapy options for women.
Is HRT treatment from NV Medical Orlando the answer to your mood, weight, and exhaustion problems? That's the million-dollar question we get almost every day. And honestly, it's difficult to say until we can see you in our office and conduct a thorough examination. What we can say is that when your hormones are balanced optimally during menopause, you have a much better chance of living a normal life without the overwhelming symptoms that many women experience.
At NV Medical Orlando, we prioritize helping women balance their hormones to live healthy, fulfilling lives. Our HRT therapy options aren't just about getting you on a regimen - it's about giving your body the nutrition and love it deserves through a patient-first approach.
Unlike some clinics that rush their patients into therapy, our team focuses on our patient's needs and goals first. To achieve those goals, we conduct thorough blood tests and comprehensively examine your health during your first visit. That way, we can discover your underlying problems, determine your hormone levels, and get a better sense of your needs.
After that, our dedicated physician will develop a personalized treatment plan for you. The goal of this plan is to outline your HRT journey so that we can balance your hormones and your whole body. During this process, we'll keep a close eye on your hormone replacement therapy for women in Casselberry, FL. Like a web, HRT therapy covers several facets of female health. Each piece of that web works in tandem with others to make up how you feel. If we need to tweak aspects of your plan to help you feel better, we'll let you know and will adjust accordingly.
At the end of the day, we want you to feel safe, empowered, and like you're part of our family. After all, true HRT for women doesn't just balance hormones - it optimizes wellbeing and health, too. That's why NV Medical Orlando is dedicated to giving you a one-of-a-kind experience and specialized care, so you'll never feel like you're falling through the cracks.
Up to this point, we've talked about all the greatness that can come with HRT from NV Medical Orlando - but what are the actual benefits? Let's take a look.
Most women who consider natural hormone therapy are curious about its benefits and the results of long-term clinical investigations. Who wouldn't be? When it comes to the symptoms of menopause, natural estrogen therapy can be incredibly effective for conditions like lack of sleep, weight gain, excessive sweating, mood swings, and more.
In addition to promoting overall health, HRT for women can help reverse sexual symptoms of menopause, like vaginal dryness and general discomfort during intercourse.
When used as part of a comprehensive preventive healthcare plan, HRT can be an invaluable tool for women. That's because hormone therapies like estrogen treatment have been shown in clinical investigations to reduce the risk of serious concerns like osteoporosis and bone loss.
But that's just the start. Clinical studies report a wide range of HRT benefits, including:
To learn more about the benefits of HRT and whether treatment is right for you, contact our office today. If you're ready to feel better about getting older, NV Medical Orlando is here to help you every step of the way.
As we mentioned earlier, no two women will have the same hormone levels or HRT therapy needs. As such, every woman's timeline for menopause relief will be different. Generally, however, a standard HRT timeline may look like this:
Around week one, many women notice that they experience fewer hot flashes than normal. Some women notice these improvements only a few days after their first treatment.
After about two to three weeks of HRT for women in Casselberry, FL, many women notice that they have less irritability, anxiety, and fewer mood swings. During this phase, hot flashes should continue diminishing, and sleep may improve. Other benefits of HRT, like increased libido and more energy, are also expected during this phase.
Starting around weeks three to four, many HRT patients will notice drastic improvements in menopausal symptoms.
Around weeks five and six, it's common for women to notice physical differences like healthier skin, less hair loss, and even weight loss. With time, these improvements become even more pronounced.
At NV Medical Orlando, we don't only treat our patients for sexual health and wellness. Because Dr. Gina Kirkpatrick is a fellowship-trained urologist, our clinic has the capacity to treat all matters related to sexual health and wellness, including certain urologic conditions.
Have you started to notice that things âdown underâ are different than they were years ago? Are you experiencing disconcerting symptoms such as:
If you've noticed any of the above symptoms, you may be dealing with vaginal or pelvic floor laxity. For women dealing with these issues, vaginal rejuvenation often answers their problems. Vaginal rejuvenation is an umbrella term that covers several vaginal corrective procedures. These procedures can correct problems that occur after giving birth or during menopause.
Traditionally, these conditions have been treated with invasive surgeries and with supplements like vaginal estrogen or hyaluronic acid. However, modern treatment options like laser vaginal rejuvenation are growing in popularity and can help women avoid the pitfalls of surgery.
In fact, study centers around the world are using monopolar radiofrequency for vaginal laxity in premenopausal women. Studies show that treatment is safe and helps improve vaginal laxity and other sexual dysfunctions. Additionally, anecdotal evidence shows that patients have less urine leakage when coughing, laughing, sneezing, and exercising.
If you're unsatisfied with the appearance of your vagina or have noticed increased looseness or diminished lubrication, don't lose hope. Vaginal rejuvenation, HRT for women in Casselberry, FL, or a combo of the two may be right for you.
If you're a woman who finds herself lacking sexual desire or the act of sexual intercourse, you're not alone. In fact, research from 1999 shows that as much as 22% of women in the U.S. report low sex drive. Though this issue is often underreported, its causes and the available treatments are well-known.
Causes of low libido in women include:
Hysterectomies often result in a drastic drop of testosterone and estrogen in a woman's body. This drop in hormones has been linked to low libido.
Some medicines that are used to treat depression and anxiety, specifically SSRIs that inhibit serotonin, have been demonstrated to reduce sexual arousal.
Estrogen affects blood flow to vaginal and genital tissues. Reducing estrogen, which can occur during and after menopause, childbirth or surgical menopause created secondary to a hysterectomy can result in reduced vaginal blood flow and lubrication.
Studies on post-menopausal women have demonstrated that patients in poor health report lower sexual desire. In fact, symptoms like chronic pain, fatigue, and mood swings caused by chronic illnesses all contribute to decreased female libido.
Though low libido and the effects of unbalanced hormones can be concerning, treatment is available at NV Medical Orlando. First, a thorough physical exam and health history will be conducted to help our experts develop an optimal treatment plan for you. During your evaluation, you may be asked to complete a questionnaire that helps us assess your symptoms further. That way, we can craft an appropriate treatment regimen to address your symptoms and concerns.
The type of treatment recommended depends on your identified needs and may include hormone replacement therapy for women, vaginal treatments, oral medications, sexual therapies, or additional treatment regimens.
If you're a woman suffering day-to-day from the symptoms of menopause, now is the time to balance your hormones and reclaim your life. Sure, menopause is a natural process that occurs in almost every woman's body. But that doesn't mean you must forego treatments like HRT to make your transition easier. Who says the second half of your life can't be better than the first?
At NV Medical Orlando, we have helped countless women overcome the life-changing symptoms associated with menopause and hormone imbalances, and we're here for you, too. Contact our office today to schedule your evaluation and take the first step toward long-term relief.407-730-4244
A little more than a month after opening a store in Davenport, BJ’s Wholesale Club is a step closer to moving into a Casselberry shopping center.The Casselberry City Commission on March 27 approved a rezoning request that nudges ahead plans by the Massachusetts-based big-box chain to establish a presence at the corner of U.S. Highway 17-92 and S.R. 436.The BJ’s development team is looking to build a store totaling 101,113 square feet within wh...
A little more than a month after opening a store in Davenport, BJ’s Wholesale Club is a step closer to moving into a Casselberry shopping center.
The Casselberry City Commission on March 27 approved a rezoning request that nudges ahead plans by the Massachusetts-based big-box chain to establish a presence at the corner of U.S. Highway 17-92 and S.R. 436.
The BJ’s development team is looking to build a store totaling 101,113 square feet within what’s known as the Casselberry Exchange shopping center.
The shopping center at one time was anchored by Staples and Bed, Bath and Beyond. But those stores closed years ago and the strip mall has sat mostly vacant ever since. Under plans submitted to the city, the section of the strip mall that once held the big box stores will be demolished to make room for the new BJ’s Wholesale Club.
A small part of the 98,862-square-foot retail center will be left intact, according to a marketing brochure by Foundry Commercial that shows how the site will look once the BJ’s opens. Six small tenants — including a liquor store, nail salon, and beauty supply shop — will remain in place following the redevelopment of the site.
The commercial outparcels on the 15-acre property —including a Starbucks, Little Caeser’s and Einstein Bagels — will also be unaffected by the arrival of BJ’s, according to the Foundry brochure.
The Casselberry Exchange brochure by Foundry, which lists Jill Gull as its leasing agent, markets more than 6,000 square feet of available space within the shopping center that will soon be anchored by BJ’s.
The brochure says the BJ’s store at the site is expected to open by the first quarter of 2024.
Gull with Foundry Commercial could not be immediately reached for comment. BJ’s representatives also didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.
In an early March news release, BJ’s Wholesale announced plans to expand with new locations across the southeast, including its first in Tennessee and Alabama.
The release mentioned the new store in Polk County’s Davenport, which recently opened at Posner Park at U.S. 27 and I-4.
“Our club openings in Davenport and McDonough (Georgia) are part of our continued growth within the Orlando and Atlanta markets, respectively,” Bill Werner, the executive vice president of strategy and Development with BJ’s Wholesale Club said in the news release “We can’t wait to welcome our newest BJ’s members this year and help provide these local communities with unbeatable value and incredible savings.”
The news release, which did not mention plans for a Casselberry location, said that each BJ’s Wholesale store is expected to create approximately 150 jobs for its respective communities.
Headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts, BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BJ) is a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States focused on delivering significant value to its members. The company provides a curated assortment of grocery, general merchandise, gasoline and ancillary services to offer a differentiated shopping experience, according to its website.
Since pioneering the warehouse club model in New England in 1984, the company currently operates 237 clubs and 165 BJ’s Gas locations in 18 states.
The Casselberry location would be the company’s sixth store in the Greater Orlando area.
In addition to bringing new stores to Orlando, the company is also adding warehouse space to this market. In April of 2022, the company paid $43.7 million for a distribution building on 22.6 acres just west of the Orlando International Airport. The 21,000-square-foot cold-storage warehouse was previously owned by Burris Logistics.
And BJ’s isn’t the only wholesale retailer expanding in the Orlando area. In November, Washington-based Costco paid $7.35 million for a 19.7-acre parcel in Clermont for a future store. The 151,000-square-foot Costco is planned for the Plaza Collina mixed-use development site along State Road 50, just west of the Orange-Lake county line.
CASSELBERRY, Fla. – Residents of a Casselberry mobile home community say they are glad Hurricane Idalia spared them, but they claim erosion from other storms has caused their homes to sink.“As you can see, the whole house – see how it’s sinking down,” Donna DeMarco said.DeMarco lives in the Summerloch Green mobile home community in Casselberry.She told News 6 water from Lake Kathryn, which is located right behind the mobile home she purchased, is eating away at the leased la...
CASSELBERRY, Fla. – Residents of a Casselberry mobile home community say they are glad Hurricane Idalia spared them, but they claim erosion from other storms has caused their homes to sink.
“As you can see, the whole house – see how it’s sinking down,” Donna DeMarco said.
DeMarco lives in the Summerloch Green mobile home community in Casselberry.
She told News 6 water from Lake Kathryn, which is located right behind the mobile home she purchased, is eating away at the leased land that it sits on.
She said she has paid to have her home leveled twice.
“Look at this. Look at the brick wall right here,” she said pointing to a crooked brick planter. “That’s where I had it leveled.”
She said the earth is also being eroded away from a dock behind her home.
“It’s not going to hold it after a while,” she said. “That’s my fear.”
Cindy Connors lives a couple doors down from DeMarco, and she said she has the same problem.
In fact, she said she cannot get approved for flood insurance because the lake is now too close to her home.
“I get terrified with the rain,” she said. “I’m constantly checking the radar, checking everything to see, you know? (I’m fearful) that I’m going to lose what little I have left.”
Connors said the property management company, Cobblestone Communities, promised to build a sea wall to protect her property.
Five years later, she is still waiting for it to be built.
News 6 investigated and found out Cobblestone has applied to the City of Casselberry three times to build it.
In 2020, the city denied their plans.
They said they wanted to know how a seal wall would be built in what has been declared a flood zone by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Connors next-door neighbors have a sea wall.
They city told News 6 they never heard back from Cobblestone, and the application expired.
In 2022, city records show Cobblestone applied again.
The city told News 6 very little was changed in the application, and it was denied again.
Again, the application expired.
Now, in July, Cobblestone submitted a third application.
A spokeswoman for the city said the application is “currently under review which includes the justification methodology in the flood study, which is standard practice. This review process may be lengthy.”
News 6 contacted Cobblestone CEO Erik Hagen, CFO Tome Tomaj and COO Jason Hagan to see what they have to say to residents as their third application is being considered.
Vice President of Operations Kim Lake responded:
“We are deeply committed to the successful completion of this project. We have been diligently working with multiple jurisdictional entities including the city of Casselberry, St. John’s and FEMA, as well as multiple consultants, vendors, engineers, and project management firms to garner a final approval to move forward with this seawall project. Work actually began at the end of July of the Island portion and is expected to be completed shortly.”Cobblestone Vice President of Operations Kim Lake
Connors said she fears what another big storm could do.
“It’s all I’ve got. It’s all I have. This is my life, this is it,” she said. “I have to protect it, but nobody wants to do anything.”
Samson Peters, 43, last seen on July 18OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – A search is underway Wednesday morning for a missing Casselberry man whose truck was found over the weekend in Osceola County.Samson Peters, 43, was last seen on July 18 and his family believes he may be in danger.Recommended VideosGroundbreaking on new ...
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – A search is underway Wednesday morning for a missing Casselberry man whose truck was found over the weekend in Osceola County.
Samson Peters, 43, was last seen on July 18 and his family believes he may be in danger.
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Peters’ truck, a 2019 Dodge Ram, was found by Osceola County deputies along U.S. 192 near Deer Park Road.
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office told News 6 that deputies would be assisting in the search on Wednesday in the area the truck was found.
Peters’ ex-wife, Karen Peters, told News 6 that Peters has no ties to Osceola County and left behind his belongings, his children and his significant other with no warning. She said the family is concerned for his well-being because Peters was dealing with depression and facing eviction before he disappeared.
Peters is described as being 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds.
The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office is investigating his disappearance.
Anyone with information is asked to call SCSO Detective Justin Cowart at 407-665-6650.
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Charleston-based rental housing investment firm grows its Orlando footprint with second acquisition in the market this yearCHARLESTON, S.C., Aug. 21, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Blaze Capital Partners ("Blaze") today announced the acquisition of Integra Lakes, a 203-unit value-add apartment community in Casselberry, Florida, located fifteen minutes northeast of downtown Orlando. Following the acquisition, Blaze plans to invest additional capital as part of its strategic renovation plan aimed at improving the community's interior un...
Charleston-based rental housing investment firm grows its Orlando footprint with second acquisition in the market this year
CHARLESTON, S.C., Aug. 21, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Blaze Capital Partners ("Blaze") today announced the acquisition of Integra Lakes, a 203-unit value-add apartment community in Casselberry, Florida, located fifteen minutes northeast of downtown Orlando. Following the acquisition, Blaze plans to invest additional capital as part of its strategic renovation plan aimed at improving the community's interior units and common areas.
"In the midst of a challenging transaction environment, Blaze has managed to stay active and find attractive opportunities that align with our long-term goals of making calculated housing bets that we believe offer superior risk-adjusted returns," said Chris Riley, co-founder and managing partner of Blaze. "The acquisition of Integra Lakes is a prime example of our team being dynamic and adapting to this difficult capital markets environment."
Integra Lakes consists of four, 3- and 4-story buildings surrounding a series of ponds and walking trails. The community features studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom apartments ranging from 532 square feet to 1,298 square feet. The 2017-built community features various amenities for residents such as a saltwater swimming pool, outdoor cabana area with a fire pit, poolside gas grilling stations and TVs. The units themselves include stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, full sized washers and dryers, and vinyl plank flooring in select areas.
Casselberry is a high-growth suburb of Orlando attracting both young professionals and growing families due to its proximity to major employment hubs, access to strong schools, and its relative affordability. Integra Lakes is located just off Highway 17 providing transportation ease to various major employers such as Advent Health and Orlando International Airport in addition to the office markets in Maitland, Winter Park, and downtown Orlando. The community is located within the sought-after Seminole County School District and offers residents a variety of high-end restaurants, entertainment, outdoor activities, and daily amenities.
"We continue to see outsized rental demand for quality apartment communities throughout the market, and has emerged as a thriving submarket having drafted off of the growth in and other adjacent pockets," said , co-founder and managing partner of Blaze. "We look forward to executing on our improvement plan and delivering an exceptional housing experience to our residents."
Blaze has continued to opportunistically grow its Sunbelt rental housing portfolio throughout 2023 with a selective, long-term approach amidst the backdrop of a challenging capital market landscape. This transaction marks Blaze's second acquisition in this year having recently closed on The Pointe at Siena Ridge, an active adult community in the Davenport submarket of Metro Orlando. Blaze will continue to selectively deploy capital throughout the balance of the year across its various rental housing segments.
Blaze Capital Partners is a rental housing investment and development firm driven by a simple but unusual mission: Creating homes for how people live and how they want to live. With a human-first approach fueled by demographic and psychographic research, Blaze owns and operates exceptional communities in high-growth markets throughout the Sun Belt. Headquartered in , Blaze offers a full suite of investment services, ranging from research and acquisitions to development and asset management. With a current portfolio across the Southeast, Blaze has transacted on over in gross asset value since 2016, with an active investment pipeline of acquisition and development opportunities across the rental housing spectrum. To learn more about Blaze, visit .
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