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 Hunters Creek, 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 Hunters Creek, 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 Hunters Creek, 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 Hunters Creek, 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
ORLANDO, Fla. — On Thursday morning, sunlight allowed WFTV to fly a drone over The Parkway Hunters Creek Apartment Complex.>>> STREAM CHANNEL 9 EYEWITNESS NEWS LIVE <<<What was left was a shell of multiple apartment units, burned out after a possible lightning strike sparked a fire and eventually caused parts of the roof to collapse.Luckily no one was hurt, but the building is now condemned.Thursday morning, res...
ORLANDO, Fla. — On Thursday morning, sunlight allowed WFTV to fly a drone over The Parkway Hunters Creek Apartment Complex.
What was left was a shell of multiple apartment units, burned out after a possible lightning strike sparked a fire and eventually caused parts of the roof to collapse.
Luckily no one was hurt, but the building is now condemned.
Thursday morning, residents returned to what was once their homes to see what they could salvage.
Residents were told mother nature was to blame for the fire that destroyed their homes.
“The complex across the street got hit by lightening. it was likely the same thing,” resident Paul Rose said.
The fire started around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, as storms rolled through much of Central Florida.
According to the fire department, the first fire crews arrived within five to eight minutes when they found heavy fire coming from the building.
Fire crews entered the building and started aggressively fighting the flames, but the roof partially collapsed and forced the fire crews to evacuate.
Three apartment units were involved in the fire and 40 people were evacuated from the area as firefighters fought the blaze.
Red Cross is assisting 40 residents, including children, affected by the fire.
The Red Cross said they will have caseworkers available to help residents with resources and through the recovery process.
KISSIMMEE, Fla., Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonata Senior Living, developer, owner and operator of independent living, assisted living and memory care communities, has announced it will assume management of Sonata Hunter's Creek in partnership with Providence One Partners, LLC, a multi-disciplined real estate development, investment and consulting company.Formerly known as Sage Park Assisted Living and Memory Care, the 107,000-square-foot community will be rebranded Sonata Hunter's Creek and expand Sonata Senior Living's footprint ...
KISSIMMEE, Fla., Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonata Senior Living, developer, owner and operator of independent living, assisted living and memory care communities, has announced it will assume management of Sonata Hunter's Creek in partnership with Providence One Partners, LLC, a multi-disciplined real estate development, investment and consulting company.
Formerly known as Sage Park Assisted Living and Memory Care, the 107,000-square-foot community will be rebranded Sonata Hunter's Creek and expand Sonata Senior Living's footprint in the state to 13 communities, including two planned senior housing developments in Central Florida.
According to Sonata Senior Living's COO Shelly Esden, the partnership with Providence One Partners provided an opportunity to bring Sonata's model of care to Osceola County and meet an unmet demand for assisted living and memory care with an innovative and affordable senior living option.
Built in 2018, Sonata Hunter's Creek met Sonata Senior Living's stringent quality expectations in construction, design and technology. It is advantageously located near The Loop Kissimmee, Kissimmee Osceola corporate center and the Hunter's Creek master-planned community.
"A move to assisted living shouldn't represent giving up the joy and dignity of living independently," said Esden. "At Sonata Hunter's Creek, residents will now benefit from Sonata's signature life enrichment programs as well as access to every convenience the surrounding area has to offer."
Programming at Sonata Hunter's Creek emphasizes the value of freedom to make daily choices as a fundamental element in assisted living and memory care. Guided by a lifestyles profile on each resident, person-directed care and activities are designed to help residents achieve higher levels of independence and well-being.
Existing and future residents of Sonata Hunter's Creek will also benefit from Sonata's award-winning memory care assisted living program, Serenades Memory Care.
Serenades Memory Care combines research-based design features with recent scientific advancements in memory care in order to emphasize the importance of personal choice in quality of life. Along with emphasis on abilities and engagement, the program focuses on Teepa Snow's acclaimed Positive Approach™ to Care, which has attained the highest national certification for the treatment of dementia.
Personalization carries over to care staff members trained by certified dementia specialists. Serenades works to achieve consistent staffing in each neighborhood in the interest of promoting familiarity and bonding, while developing a care plan fully reflective of the individual.
Sonata Senior Living has executed on acquisition and development transactions in excess of $87 million this year.
"We couldn't be happier about our expansion in Central Florida," said Esden. "This partnership represents a significant advancement for Kissimmee families in need of assisted living."
About Sonata Senior Living Orlando-based Sonata Senior Living is a licensed owner, developer and operator of independent living, assisted living and memory care communities located exclusively in Florida. Recognized by Argentum as a Best of the Best Award recipient, Sonata Senior Living is committed to enriching the lives of older adults through constant innovation, programming and services that recognize individuality and personal choice. Partners include the Florida Senior Living Association, the Alzheimer's Association, Teepa Snow's Positive Approach™ to Care and Argentum. For more information visit www.sonataseniorliving.com or call Shelley Esden at 407-286-6490.
About Providence One Partners, LLC Providence One Partners is a multi-disciplined real estate development, investment and brokerage company focused on client-driven real estate solutions. The company has a distinguished track record in developing commercial and residential real estate along with a focus on sustainable senior living communities throughout Florida. For more information visit www.providence-one.com or call 407-333-0900.
SOURCE Sonata Senior Living
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The drop off and pick up zone can be one of the most dreaded spots when school is in session.What You Need To Know In this week’s Traffic Inbox, Robert Kelley tells us school traffic can cause dangerous problems in Hunter’s Creek.“I’ve had two close calls over the past couple of years,” said Kelley, who moved to Hunter’s Creek in 2002.Kelley says when Renaissance Charter School moved into the Publix shopping plaza at John Youn...
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The drop off and pick up zone can be one of the most dreaded spots when school is in session.
In this week’s Traffic Inbox, Robert Kelley tells us school traffic can cause dangerous problems in Hunter’s Creek.
“I’ve had two close calls over the past couple of years,” said Kelley, who moved to Hunter’s Creek in 2002.
Kelley says when Renaissance Charter School moved into the Publix shopping plaza at John Young Parkway and Town Center Boulevard a few years ago, it brought in more traffic.
The student drop off and pick up zone closed the plaza exit he used to leave from, forcing him to exit off Town Center Boulevard closer to the John Young Parkway intersection.
“My suggestion is they open another exit over here behind the school onto Town Loop Boulevard, not nearly heavily used road,” Kelley said.
But a spokesperson for the school tells us there’s no need to move the drop off and pick up zone.
“There are multiple exit opportunities within the plaza away from the school and those who utilize the plaza during drop-off/pick-up times can use alternate exits to avoid delays,” said Colleen Reynolds, a spokesperson for Renaissance Charter School.
If that’s not possible, Kelley would like a new signal at the intersection he currently has to use. But a project manager for the Orange County traffic engineering division says that’s unlikely as well.
“A signal on Town Center Blvd would not be warranted due to the location, it is too close to signals on Town Loop Blvd and John Young Pkwy,” said Lauren Torres with Orange County’s traffic engineering division. “Instead of making left turns, there are opportunities for U-Turns at the signalized intersections and at the two full median openings on Town Center Blvd.”
Torres told Spectrum News the county will conduct a field review to ensure safety in the area.
Kelley is just concerned something bad will happen until something is done at the shopping plaza.
“You’re really taking your life in your hands exiting Publix and turning back to the left over here,” he said.
If you have a traffic trouble spot, go to mynews13.com/trafficinbox and fill out the form.
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. —It's been two weeks since the city of DeLand's code enforcement officers inspected an apartment complex after receiving several complaints from residents.One resident says maintenance issues are taking weeks to resolve. Antrie Robinson has been living at Hunter's Creek apartment complex for a short time."I moved in May of this year," she said.A short time but a time, Robinson said, has come with several issues."When we moved in, the AC was broke,&q...
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. —
It's been two weeks since the city of DeLand's code enforcement officers inspected an apartment complex after receiving several complaints from residents.
One resident says maintenance issues are taking weeks to resolve. Antrie Robinson has been living at Hunter's Creek apartment complex for a short time.
"I moved in May of this year," she said.
A short time but a time, Robinson said, has come with several issues.
"When we moved in, the AC was broke," Robinson said. "They had to fix it the next day, and then it was fine till Sept. 6."
Robinson says she has been without a working AC unit for almost three weeks. The apartment complex provided her with a portable air conditioning unit, but she says unless she's standing right next to it, it doesn't do much.
"Sitting right here, it's OK," Robinson said. "But to go even past the sofa, you're going to sweat. Just walk into the bathroom — that's not good to me."
And according to the report provided by the city of DeLand to WESH 2, dozens of other residents are struggling with similar issues.
The report states one resident has been without working AC for three months.
Others have roaches coming out of their sinks and broken kitchen appliances.
"Everyone deserves to live in a place that they can really call home," Chris Graham, DeLand community information manager, said. "And so, you know, our hearts go out to them. And, you know, really, when we heard about these conditions, you know, to us, it was unacceptable."
Graham says they've been working with the apartment complex, and they've made progress, but he admits there's still much work to be done.
"We're going to be going there every week," he said.
Graham told us if issues are not fixed — they may be subject to fines.
WESH 2 News reached out to Hunters Creek several times through email and phone calls and, as a last effort, paid a visit to their leasing office, but they said they would not comment.
Now, all residents want is answers. Living in Florida with no AC isn't an ideal situation.
"That's all I wanted to help everybody live comfortably because you pay your money. You want to live comfortable," Robinson said.
All Robinson can hope is things get resolved soon.
Graham said repairs have been made to some units since their initial inspection, and code issues have been addressed in common areas.
Graham said other repairs will require permits, and that could be a reason why things take longer than usual in the coming weeks.
A lawyer for Hunter’s Creek in south Orange County is warning Central Florida transportation leaders of the community’s intention to fight Brightline efforts to build railroad tracks along State Road 417.“Our residents and business owners are expressing concerns about the noise, safety, dirt and property values,” the lawyer said in an email to the Central Florida Expressway Authority, which owns and operates the tolled S.R. 417. “The proposed route through the SR-417 would impose all of the burdens of a h...
A lawyer for Hunter’s Creek in south Orange County is warning Central Florida transportation leaders of the community’s intention to fight Brightline efforts to build railroad tracks along State Road 417.
“Our residents and business owners are expressing concerns about the noise, safety, dirt and property values,” the lawyer said in an email to the Central Florida Expressway Authority, which owns and operates the tolled S.R. 417. “The proposed route through the SR-417 would impose all of the burdens of a high-speed train on the Hunter’s Creek community with none of the benefit.”
The letter was read during a meeting Thursday of the expressway authority, which is negotiating to provide track space to Brightline in exchange for the company paying for losses of toll revenue from drivers switching to rail transportation.
Brightline expects a completion next year of its $2.7 billion extension of tracks from South Florida to Orlando International Airport.
The privately owned company also is pursuing planning and permits for an additional expansion from Orlando’s airport to Tampa, most of which would follow public right-of-way along Interstate 4.
That would make Orlando the central hub in Brightline’s Miami-to-Tampa service, the only privately owned, higher-speed passenger rail in the nation.
But establishing a route within Central Florida from the airport to I-4 has raised daunting challenges.
The company must work out agreements for track space with the state, Orlando, Orlando Utilities Commission, airport authority and the Central Florida Expressway Authority.
Brightline also faces pressure from some leaders to step up where public agencies and municipal governments have failed: provide local passenger rail service to the airport and to the International Drive and Orange County Convention Center area.
In particular, Brightline has considered two routes that would connect with I-4. One would follow S.R. 417 through Hunter’s Creek and another would run alongside State Road 528 to the International Drive area.
“We as a community have made a heavy investment in the convention center,” said expressway authority member Jay Madara, a governor’s appointee, who previously has urged Brightline to focus on the S.R. 528 and International Drive option. “It just feels like a miss to me, missing a population center, a convention center.”
Brightline has pushed back that the S.R. 528 route would cost much more than the S.R. 417 option.
Mike Cegelis, Brightline’s executive vice president for rail infrastructure, emphasized that contention again for the expressway authority.
“A route that passed by the convention center would have certain advantages, for sure,” Cegelis said. “It has a massive disadvantage in cost. As a private company trying to create this service without government support it just isn’t going to work.”
Brightline has disclosed cost figures for the portions of the S.R. 417 and 528 routes from the airport to a planned stop at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World, each spanning about 16 miles. The 417 option would cost $1.03 billion and 528 route would cost about twice that amount because of compensation for nearly 70 private properties and the need for extensive elevation of the track, according to Brightline.
Cegelis said projected ticket revenues do not justify opting for the more costly S.R. 528 route.
Not convinced of the accuracy of those figures, the expressway authority has demanded a breakdown of estimated route costs.
“We have seen the big number, but we have not seen the details,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, a member of the expressway authority.
Madara added: “We haven’t seen the details and details matter.”
Cegelis said Brightline will continue to consider the S.R. 528 option but that delaying the intensive planning, design and negotiation for the S.R. 417 route runs the risk of missing opportunity, including the current availability of track space along Interstate 4.
Cegelis acknowledged that it’s up to Brightline to resolve opposition from Hunter’s Creek, which is just west of U.S. Highway 441 and north of Osceola County.
S.R. 417 cuts diagonally through the community as one of the region’s busiest highways. Brightline tracks along the expressway would encounter no road crossings where train horns would be used.
The community’s lawyer Mary Doty Solik said in her letter to the expressway authority that Hunter’s Creek development began in the 1980s and now is home to nearly 25,000 residents.
Solik said she represents Hunter’s Creek Community Association and Hunter’s Creek Town Center Property Owner Association.
“The Associations would request that their opposition to the use of the SR-417 corridor for high-speed rail be on record with CFX,” Solik wrote.
“On behalf of these residents and the commercial community within Hunter’s Creek, we ask that you not allow the community to be ruined by a high-speed train,” Solik concluded.