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 Clermont, 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 Clermont, 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 Clermont, 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 Clermont, 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
On the heels of multiple awards at this year’s New York BagelFest, Jeff’s Bagel Run has announced plans for another location, this one in Clermont.The news comes as part of the company’s continued aggressive growth strategy and is likely to delight Jeff and Danielle Perera’s earliest customers.“A Clermont store is something they’ve been asking for forever,” Jeff Perera told the Orlando Sentinel, recalling a time du...
On the heels of multiple awards at this year’s New York BagelFest, Jeff’s Bagel Run has announced plans for another location, this one in Clermont.
The news comes as part of the company’s continued aggressive growth strategy and is likely to delight Jeff and Danielle Perera’s earliest customers.
“A Clermont store is something they’ve been asking for forever,” Jeff Perera told the Orlando Sentinel, recalling a time during the company’s earliest days when he drove four bagels to a single customer in Clermont.
“I was new. I was young. I was hungry,” he says. “Taking four bagels to Clermont cost me more than I made on the sale of the bagels, but it was about getting good bagels into the hands of people who love and appreciate them, and I think that by doing that, we started to build a foundation of customers who are now driving to our Ocoee location on weekends to get bagels. This store is going to meet their needs.”
The 1,200-square-foot space will be located at 16530 FL-50, right in the heart of the Clermont community and just west of their original location in Ocoee.
Several other locations are still in the works. Perera expects the Winter Park and Celebration stores to be the next two open.
“Both are under construction. We’re thinking last week in December, first week of January. O-Town West and Oviedo in late January.”
The easternmost shop, with an expected opening date of November, will be the sixth in the Orlando-based brand’s growing empire.
The Clermont shop, he projects, will open its doors in about six months, but there are plenty of fun things going on as they head into the holiday season.
“We’re coming up on a holiday beverage release for our shops,” Perera said. “Our coffee profiles this winter will be salted caramel, gingerbread, peppermint, and we’re going to really highlight our banana bread cold brew because it’s just so delicious.”
A cookie butter cream cheese is in the works, too, along with another exciting drop.
“I’m testing some gingerbread bagels this week,” he teased. “I think it might be a delicious flavor for the season and certainly not one you’d find at a traditional bagel shop.”
Jeff’s Bagel Run has two stores open: Ocoee and College Park, Orlando. Perera is eager to add another to the growing family.
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With numerous world-class tourist destinations located throughout Central Florida, it may be easy to forget that visitors flocked to the area prior to the emergence of the theme parks that so many associate with the region today. A number of notable attractions predated the opening of the Walt Disney World Resort in 1971, and while many of them have since closed, a handful remain in operation. One such local gem is the Presidents Hall of Fame on U.S. Highway 27 in Clermont.In 1956, partners A.W. Thacker and Jack Toole officially opene...
With numerous world-class tourist destinations located throughout Central Florida, it may be easy to forget that visitors flocked to the area prior to the emergence of the theme parks that so many associate with the region today. A number of notable attractions predated the opening of the Walt Disney World Resort in 1971, and while many of them have since closed, a handful remain in operation. One such local gem is the Presidents Hall of Fame on U.S. Highway 27 in Clermont.
In 1956, partners A.W. Thacker and Jack Toole officially opened the Florida Citrus Tower, a 226-foot-tall structure with a top floor created to give guests a view of Lake County’s orange groves. By 1964, Toole had built a new project on the property, the House of Presidents, which became a destination in its own right. Fittingly located inside a building designed to resemble the White House, the museum’s primary draw was a display of detailed wax sculptures of each of the United States presidents. The collection then consisted of 36 figures, including one representing Lyndon B. Johnson, the current commander-in-chief at the time.
The House of Presidents proved successful and remained in operation under the original concept until the 1990s, when John and Jan Zweifel purchased it. John Zweifel had been creating miniatures of historic sites since childhood; after his marriage to Jan in 1959, the couple built a business that crafted Christmas displays for major department stores in Chicago and other cities, as well as exhibits for various clients. They moved to Central Florida in the 1970s. As the new owners of the House of Presidents, the Zweifels added a massive scale model of the White House that became the museum’s new centerpiece. They also gave the attraction a new name – the Presidents Hall of Fame – to mark their expanded concept.
The Zweifels’ mammoth 60-foot, highly detailed model White House was a welcome addition that brought in a new wave of sightseers. The model itself has been displayed in all 50 states, on a tour before finding its permanent home in Florida and during occasional loans after it became part of the Clermont museum. Visitors can even view personal letters from former presidents and first ladies commenting on how much they admire the effort and care that went into the Zweifels’ creation.
Sadly, both John and Jan Zweifel passed away in 2020. Though the loss left a huge void, both in the community and at the museum itself, the business is still in the family and remains open under the direction of the couple’s children.
Today, visitors can still see the famous White House, as well as many other presidential-themed artifacts and displays, ranging from presidential china to campaign memorabilia to a nod to Mount Rushmore located just outside the main entrance. The museum also features an impressive gift shop with some truly unique items for anyone seeking a souvenir to commemorate the experience. Still situated adjacent to the iconic Citrus Tower, the House of Presidents survives as an example of a fun roadside-attraction of Florida’s yesteryear that is more than worthy of a visit.
Editor's note: This article has been updated to include some clarifications provided by Olympus.CLERMONT, Fla. — The Florida Regional District of the Amateur Athletic Union on Monday announced plans for the 100,000-square-foot Event Center at Olympus by late 2025.The Event Center at Olympus is expected to feature basketball, volleyball, martial arts, cheer, pickleball, climbing, futsal (indoor soccer), baseball and softball (pitching and hitting), as well as AAU offices, retail pavilions and cafés....
Editor's note: This article has been updated to include some clarifications provided by Olympus.
CLERMONT, Fla. — The Florida Regional District of the Amateur Athletic Union on Monday announced plans for the 100,000-square-foot Event Center at Olympus by late 2025.
The Event Center at Olympus is expected to feature basketball, volleyball, martial arts, cheer, pickleball, climbing, futsal (indoor soccer), baseball and softball (pitching and hitting), as well as AAU offices, retail pavilions and cafés.
It is designed to include a range of traditional and emerging sports across indoor and outdoor training and competition venues.
At full build-out, the sports campus also is expected to include a 5,800 seat, multipurpose arena, an international soccer center with a 3,500-seat soccer stadium and multiple soccer pitches; a 4.5-mile trail system for triathlon and other special events; a beach volleyball pavilion; an Ice Center (twin ice pads for ice hockey and figure skating); and the largest authentic red-clay tennis center in the United States, Olympus Orlando said. It is located at the highest elevation on the Olympus property in the Wellness Way area in Clermont.
The cornerstone will be the Athlete Center and Performance Institute, which will offer sports training and conditioning, nutrition services and broadcast/media technology.
The plan is to offer a year-round schedule of amateur, collegiate and elite events, onsite hospitality and entertainment.
“Olympus is creating the most impressive environment for athletes, fans and the community, and we are thrilled to be a part of it,” AAU Florida Governor Kim Fessler said. “To think that we can now host, for example, the largest volleyball event in the world at Olympus — with on-property hotels and entertainment, and a special Performance Institute for the athletes — is just beyond exciting.”
Many Clermont youth instructors and coaches are excited for the facility to go up in their backyard.
"Right now, in Central Florida, we don’t have the venues like that at that level," said Anibal Cruz, owner of the U.S. Tae Kwon Do Institute. "We’ve competed all over the U.S., and now we’re highly competitive all over the world."
Cruz trains about 100 kids in his studio and over Zoom — many of which are highly competitive.
He said the events center will allow locals who can’t travel to tournaments to still compete in their sports. He said he hopes it will also include rental space for AAU Florida teams to practice and compete in smaller competitions.
EDGE Sports Group, athletic ecosystem specialists, will lead development and management of the events center, the Ice Center and other venues, Olympus Orlando said.
“We look forward to welcoming AAU to the Olympus community and destination, and to the Clermont-Wellness Way area,” Clermont City Manager Brian Bulthuis said. “With today’s announcement, Clermont is truly solidifying its reputation nationally as the ‘Choice of Champions'.”
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CLERMONT, Fla. - Clermont has been home to Olympic and professional athletes for years as a place to train for world-class competition. It’s also one of the fastest-growing cities in the Orlando area.So, a new development in the city is a perfect fit for the booming area. It’s called Olympus, which is a 250-acre development directly across Highway 27 from Lake Louisa State Park.The development will be on the leading edge of the development movement called "Live-Work-Play," where people are...
CLERMONT, Fla. - Clermont has been home to Olympic and professional athletes for years as a place to train for world-class competition. It’s also one of the fastest-growing cities in the Orlando area.
So, a new development in the city is a perfect fit for the booming area. It’s called Olympus, which is a 250-acre development directly across Highway 27 from Lake Louisa State Park.
The development will be on the leading edge of the development movement called "Live-Work-Play," where people are able to live in the same area where they also take part in their recreational activities.
Matt Carroll with Olympus Sports and Entertainment Group says this will be the perfect combination of everything that families are asking for right now. "It's just the place that you're going to want to be for entertainment, for restaurants, for shopping, obviously, for the sports component, but really a place you want to live."
That included health and wellness facilities, hotels, a town center, retail, and office space, along with training and competition venues for world-class athletes.
"We have so many athletes that that train here and call Clermont home", Carroll says. "So, it's very easy to sort of integrate that and what we're bringing into what's already established in town."
When the development is completed, it will include over 1,000 residential units, 1,300 hotel rooms, a conference center, and over a million square feet of sports and entertainment venues and space.
Carroll adds, "We plan on bringing sports from across many different disciplines, all with the underpinning of the Olympic Athlete Center, an Olympics Performance Institute, which will be the main touchpoint for all those venues."
That will also include a hockey arena, a field house, soccer fields a running and cycling course, and the Olympus Tennis Center which will use the same red clay as they use for the French open courts.
Carroll says his family takes pride in this development because this is something they are all enthusiastic about. "We’re centered around health and wellness. We believe in that plan and we believe that what we’re bringing will benefit all the people in the community and the people that choose to call Olympus home." Construction is set for next year with the completion of many of the homes and amenities in early 2025.
CLERMONT, Fla. – The Windy City is exporting another location of its famed Portillo’s franchise to Central Florida.The fast-casual restaurant is set to open up in Clermont, in a new development located at 1251 East Highway 50 — about a half mile from the intersection of U.S. 27 and Highway 50.Recommended VideosState of Central Florida theme parksThis is a modal window.No compatible source was found for this media.[...
CLERMONT, Fla. – The Windy City is exporting another location of its famed Portillo’s franchise to Central Florida.
The fast-casual restaurant is set to open up in Clermont, in a new development located at 1251 East Highway 50 — about a half mile from the intersection of U.S. 27 and Highway 50.
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The company said it plans to have the new location open by the end of the year. This will be the third Central Florida location for Portillo’s and the sixth in the state, according to a news release.
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Portillo’s said the new location will be 7,700 square feet with an indoor capacity for 170 guests and additional outdoor seating for 50.
The company said it will soon start hiring for the new location. Those looking to apply can click here.
The restaurant, which first opened in 1963, serves Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, burgers and chocolate cake.
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