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 Thornton Park, 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 Thornton Park, 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 Thornton Park, 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 Thornton Park, 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
The 808, a casual Hawaiian-inspired bar-eatery by Todd Ulmer (Stardust Lounge, Aku Aku Tiki Bar) and Wendy Connor (The Abbey) in Thornton Park has closed.After teasing the news on their Facebook page with the message "The tide is changing! Something new is coming in," the owners announced Tuesday they would close, immediately announcing the next cha...
The 808, a casual Hawaiian-inspired bar-eatery by Todd Ulmer (Stardust Lounge, Aku Aku Tiki Bar) and Wendy Connor (The Abbey) in Thornton Park has closed.
After teasing the news on their Facebook page with the message "The tide is changing! Something new is coming in," the owners announced Tuesday they would close, immediately announcing the next chapter for the vaunted space that was long home to Dexter's (RIP).
The bar will be replaced with Jack & Honey's by the Hammered Lamb's Jason Lambert. The upscale diner concept has been five years in the making and was initially going to be a 24-hour spot next door to the Hammered Lamb — we reported it all the way back in 2018 — before COVID-19 changed those plans.
Connor is also a partner in the venture.
Jack & Honey's [Facebook] is expected to open later this month.
Jason Lambert, owner/operator of The Hammered Lamb (Instagram | Website) in Ivanhoe Village has bought out one of the partners at The 808 (Instagram | ...
Jason Lambert, owner/operator of The Hammered Lamb (Instagram | Website) in Ivanhoe Village has bought out one of the partners at The 808 (Instagram | Website) in Thornton Park and is bringing a new concept to the former Publix storefront.
Wendy Connor, an original partner in The 808 and owner of The Abbey (Instagram | Website), is remaining as co-owner of the new Jack and Honey’s diner concept which will replace The 808 Hawaiian eatery/bar later this month.
“When Jason came to me with the concept of opening an elevated diner in the space, I knew that it would be a great addition to the neighborhood. Our building is an icon in Thornton Park, and I’m thrilled to partner with Jason to bring Jack & Honey’s to life.”– WENDY CONNOR, CO-OWNER
The concept, which is named in honor of Lambert’s grandparents, will feature New American-style food, craft cocktails, and all-day brunch. The team has hired on Hannah Wicker as the executive chef. Wicker has over 18 years of restaurant experience, most of which was spent in the theme parks, including Victoria and Albert’s and Lombard’s Seafood Grille.
Longtime Bungalower readers may recognize the name from a previous story published in 2018, where we reported that Lambert was looking to open a 24-hour diner of the same name in his current offices adjacent to the Hammered Lamb at 1235 N. Orange Avenue [GMap].
“I’ve been searching for the perfect spot for Jack & Honey’s – Washington Street has become a hot spot in downtown Orlando so when this opportunity came available, I knew it was the ideal location.”– JASON LAMBERT, CO-OWNER
Additionally, Lambert shared that his first job was at Dexter’s Thornton Park, in the same building, back in 1998.
An official grand opening date is yet to be scheduled but the space is expected to soft-open for two Come Out With Pride events on October 20 and 21 that were booked before the ownership swap.
Following those two events, Jack and Honey’s is expected to be in a soft-open phase by Halloween, albeit with a limited menu, in time for the 10th Annual Thornton Park Halloween Block Party – which Bungalower Buddy members can access for the early bird price of $10 with their Bungalower Buddy Keychain the day of the event.
New Year’s Eve events are popping up all over the City Beautiful and we’ve been busy adding some of the better-looking ones to our online calendar. The listings featured in this roundup are ones that have caught our attention but if you think we missed any really good ones, be sure to post a link in the comments.9 p.m. Orlando Museum of Art 2416 North Mills Avenue, Orlando, FL$200-$600New Year’s Eve C...
New Year’s Eve events are popping up all over the City Beautiful and we’ve been busy adding some of the better-looking ones to our online calendar. The listings featured in this roundup are ones that have caught our attention but if you think we missed any really good ones, be sure to post a link in the comments.
9 p.m. Orlando Museum of Art 2416 North Mills Avenue, Orlando, FL$200-$600
New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Orlando Museum of ArtNew Year’s Eve at OMAFor the first time since 2019, the Orlando Museum of Art is proud to announce Orlando’s premier […]
8:30 p.m. Graffiti Junktion Thornton Park 700 East Washington Street, Orlando, FL$80-$150
The 2023 Thornton Park New Year’s Eve Block party is bigger and better than ever. Party at Graffiti Junktion, The Veranda, Island Time, The Falcon, Cavo’s, and The 808, and rock the night away at the street party covering 2.5 city blocks. […]
6 p.m. Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando 5800 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL$80
Come rock in the new year at our family-friendly lobby party at the exciting Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando. Enjoy specially prepared desserts and entertainment that includes a DJ, roaming magicians, […]
7 p.m. Cocktails and Screams 39 W. Pine Street, Orlando, FL$37
Party in the new year with Jareth the Goblin King, Sarah, the goblins and so much more! There will be live entertainment, a champagne toast at midnight, and a Ball to remember. There will be live acts rotating thought the night on stage to keep you entertained and counting down to midnight!
7 p.m. Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, Autograph Collection 325 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL$205 – $330
Ring in 2023 with Le Cirque and greet the New Year in style with a celebration transporting you to 1940s Paris. Join us on December 31 from 7 pm to 1 am in our spectacularly reinvented spaces for surprise performers, a live band, a luxury open bar, elegant food, and a dessert reception. Choose from […]
7 p.m. SAVOY Orlando 1913 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL$20
A very special show at 10 PM with your hostesses Chantel Reshae & Kitana Gemini! Now you can reserve a table for yourself and your friends! Every table comes with champagne! Get your table! There’s Limited Availability. The hottest dancers and always a good time, come celebrate […]
8 p.m. Will’s Pub 1042 N. Mills Avenue, Orlando, FL$21
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Will’s Pub! We have a special one this year with The Woolly Bushmen (REUNION SHOW!) The Sh-Booms and The Palmettes Saturday, December 31, 2022 Doors at 8 pm $15 /advance $21 /day of show 21+
8 p.m. Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company 1300 Alden Road, Orlando, FL$50 VIP tables – or free standing room
Ball Drop Soirée Mark your calendars to celebrate New Year’s Eve and ring in the New Year at Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. We will be hosting a party with Ball Drop Brut IPA making its return. The party will be open and free to everyone, but we will be offering a limited number of VIP […]
8 p.m. Southern Nights Orlando 375 S Bumby Ave, Orlando, FL$35
J1 Party | 3 Venues | The Best Deal in Town! $35 All You Can Drink (Includes Cover & Well Drinks) UPGRADES AVAILABLE Shows at 11 pm & 12:30 am with Roxxxy Andrews, Maya Andrews, Sassy Devine, Tashae Royal Sherrington, Axel Andrews, and Ivy Les Vixen! DJ […]
8 p.m. Wall St. Plaza 25 Wall St., Orlando, FLVarious prices
Join us at Wall Street Plaza to ring in the new year at the biggest & best NYE block party in downtown Orlando! Drink packages available […]
8 p.m. Chillers | Cahoots | High Tide 33 West Church st, Orlando, FLFREE
Downtown Orlando’s ONLY Multi Bar New Year’s Eve Party with NO COVER! When it comes to Ringing in the New Year in Orlando, there’s no better place to be than Downtown Orlando on Church Street. The “City Beautiful’s” PREMIERE NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY for over 28 Years! Let us make your final day of 2022 a […]
Clustered near downtown Orlando, these micro-neighborhoods (Thornton Park, South Eola and Eola Heights) are home to the city's oldest bungalows, full of historic properties still standing from the 1880s through the 1930s. Turn-of-the-century developer James Thornton apparently resided on James Street, which was named after him in 1913. Fast forward a hundred years, and historic Eola Heights is still known for lovely, curb-appeal drives for the HGTV-loving set, while Thornton Park and South Eola comprise some of Orlando's coolest hango...
Clustered near downtown Orlando, these micro-neighborhoods (Thornton Park, South Eola and Eola Heights) are home to the city's oldest bungalows, full of historic properties still standing from the 1880s through the 1930s. Turn-of-the-century developer James Thornton apparently resided on James Street, which was named after him in 1913. Fast forward a hundred years, and historic Eola Heights is still known for lovely, curb-appeal drives for the HGTV-loving set, while Thornton Park and South Eola comprise some of Orlando's coolest hangouts, with newer and more established restaurants, artsy and divey bars, and indie boutiques all lining the streets around two most iconic bodies of water: landmark Lake Eola and Washington Street's Four Rivers Fountain.
Lake Eola Park
512 E. Washington St.
Park on the street, grab your picnic blanket and take a turn around Orlando's central point: Lake Eola and its dancing fountain. The city's signature swan boats are available for a romantic rental from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, along with plenty of actual swans (and other birds).
Patios for people-watching
As one of the city's most walkable neighborhoods, there are always pedestrians out and about in Thornton Park, making the area prime for people-watching. Snag a seat on the patio at Soco, 310 Lakeside, Relax Grill, the Stubborn Mule or World of Beer and settle in to watch the world go by.
512 E. Washington St.
Also known as the Eola House, the George Marsh House is in Lake Eola Park and was constructed in 1924. George Marsh was an important figure in Florida's citrus industry, and this home was placed on the register of Orlando's historic sites in 1991.
Constitution Green Dog Park
300 S. Summerlin Ave.
Next to the giant live oak on Thornton Park's west side, the Constitution Green Dog Park is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, and features pet waste stations, water stations for humans and canines, plenty of seating and a double-gated entry.
420 E. Church St.
This contemporary gallery space is home to revolving exhibitions of multimedia art, over 100 exhibited international photographers, and is a treasured lecture and event space for Orlando's art community.
The time has come for a scary good party on a Saturday night!Thornton Park District has conjured up its Halloween Block Party for a 10th year. On Saturday, Oct. 28, from 8 p.m.-2 a.m., a few blocks of Washington Street will shapeshift from a bucolic historic neighborhood into a hair-raising rager.The ticketed event is exclusive to guys and ghouls 21+ with valid IDs and features DJ sets, multiple full-liquor outdoor bars, costume contests with prizes, and Cirque du Soleil-themed performers.MC'ed by DJ Nailz, the Halloween...
The time has come for a scary good party on a Saturday night!
Thornton Park District has conjured up its Halloween Block Party for a 10th year. On Saturday, Oct. 28, from 8 p.m.-2 a.m., a few blocks of Washington Street will shapeshift from a bucolic historic neighborhood into a hair-raising rager.
The ticketed event is exclusive to guys and ghouls 21+ with valid IDs and features DJ sets, multiple full-liquor outdoor bars, costume contests with prizes, and Cirque du Soleil-themed performers.
MC'ed by DJ Nailz, the Halloween Block Party costume contest's prizes include cash and bottles of Tito’s. The event is rain or shine and includes drink specials from the sponsors of the night: Tito’s, Modelo, Jagermeister and Teremana Tequila.
The one-night-only community party isn’t without good cause, as a portion of the ticket sales will go directly to the Florida Theatrical Association. To purchase tickets to the 10th Annual Halloween Block Party, lurk over to Eventbite.