Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Anderson, NJ, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Anderson, NJ, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
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SEASIDE PARK - Cole Anderson said he could tell he had hooked something big right away.Fishing on the 23rd Avenue beach about 8 p.m. Monday with friends Michael Conklin, Lucas Iovino, Alex Danelson, Jake Rosenthal, Tristan Pedre, Reese Miller, and Ariana Roth, Anderson had no idea what it was at the end of the line.But when he and his friends finally hauled it in after a fight of 45 minutes to an hour, they pulled up a sand tiger shark that was more than 7 feet long and weighed about 200 pounds. It took two of th...
SEASIDE PARK - Cole Anderson said he could tell he had hooked something big right away.
Fishing on the 23rd Avenue beach about 8 p.m. Monday with friends Michael Conklin, Lucas Iovino, Alex Danelson, Jake Rosenthal, Tristan Pedre, Reese Miller, and Ariana Roth, Anderson had no idea what it was at the end of the line.
But when he and his friends finally hauled it in after a fight of 45 minutes to an hour, they pulled up a sand tiger shark that was more than 7 feet long and weighed about 200 pounds. It took two of them to pull it out of the surf for photographs.
"We’ve been after about one this big for awhile," said Toms River resident Anderson, 18, who graduated this June from High School North. "It’s kind of a goal of the shark fisherman to get something this big."
The shark, which had been tagged previously for research, was released back into the sea after Anderson and his friends posed for photos.
"He swam away as soon as we let him go," Anderson said.
Sand tiger sharks are the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) "prohibited list," which means they must be released after being caught. Many shark species mature slowly and have few pups at a time, so they are particularly vulnerable to "increased mortality from fishing and other human activities," according to the state Department of Environmental Protection.
Anderson estimated the sand tiger he caught was 6 to 7 years old.
Reports of some sharks, including the massive great white, have become more frequent in recent years along the Jersey Shore. Scientists believe the great white is making a comeback of sorts, according to a new study led by the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration’s Fisheries Services.
When the ocean temperature warms up in New Jersey to about 60 degrees, which can happen in May or June, many species of sharks can frequent the coast.
“Generally, what you see now in the summer months is more sharks will move up with the warm water,” John Carlson, a scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told the Asbury Park Press in 2014.
Anderson said he has been fishing for many years, and has in recent times concentrated on shark fishing. He and his friends catch bluefish on the beach and then kayak out several hundred feet into the ocean to toss the cut up bluefish into the sea as shark bait.
To hook the sand tiger, he used a conventional reel, but with more than 500 yards of braided line and a 12/0 circle hook, which is "about the size of your palm," Anderson said.
His battle with the shark attracted a small crowd of onlookers, he said. "People are always surprised that there are sharks in the water, even locals," Anderson said.
Anderson will attend Kings College in Pennsylvania in the fall, but says he will continue fishing and hopes one day to hook an even bigger shark. "That's always the goal," he said.
Jean Mikle covers Toms River and several other Ocean County towns, and has been writing about local government and politics at the Jersey Shore for nearly 38 years. A finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in public service, she's also passionate about the Shore's storied music scene. Contact her: @jeanmikle, [email protected]
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The Mets’ Taijuan Walker (9-2, 2.79 ERA) looks to continue his dominant stretch of pitching Friday while opposing the Braves’ Ian Anderson (9-6, 4.99 ERA), who’s given up at least four runs in eight starts this season
Walker has allowed more than three earned runs just twice in 18 starts this season, and both of those instances came on the road.
The veteran right-hander owns a stellar 3-0 record, 1.93 ERA and 1.02 WHIP across 42 home innings. He also yielded just two home runs and eight extra-base hits at Citi Field. Walker also has a favorable track record against the projected Braves lineup.
Anderson’s ERA and 1.50 WHIP underscore the trouble he’s had in some starts, but there are numbers supporting the idea he could do a solid job limiting damage while he’s in there Friday.
Current Mets bats haven’t thrived against Anderson, including in one prior meeting this season. New York hitters own a collective .171 average and .264 slugging percentage while the dangerous quartet of Pete Alonso, Francisco Lindor, Starling Marte, and Jeff McNeil is just a combined 5-for-38.
Plus, Anderson has been a better road pitcher this season, including giving up one run over 5.1 frames at Citi Field in May.
The total here is high enough where the talented bats on each side can break through for a couple of runs apiece and the bet still cash, making it one we back at plus money.
The Mets are looking for 10 wins in 11 games, so we’ll keep it moving with another plus-money bet that incorporates our belief of relatively limited offense and the Mets’ chances of extending their home-field dominance.
We’ve touched on the starters, so let’s look at the bullpens. Atlanta relievers have allowed just a .213 average and .287 on-base percentage while pitching to a solid 3.71 ERA since the All-Star break.
New York’s bullpen has had a rougher go of it lately and is unlikely to have all-world closer Edwin Diaz, but it remains top 10 in ERA, but Walker has gone at least six innings in 11 starts and has four shutouts of seven innings or more.
The Mets are also 32-17 at home and sport a 45-23 mark overall when facing a right-handed starter.
Bettors will want to note they can also get +120 odds on Walker to record a win, but we like the additional security inherent in this prop.
Walker has proven capable of hitting this benchmark more than half the time, having notched at least 18 outs in 11 of 18 starts as noted earlier. He’s also fallen just one out short of the mark on two other occasions.
Given his track record at Citi Field and previous history against Atlanta hitters, we back this as a solid way of backing Walker on Friday night.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants square off on Tuesday, August 2 with first pitch set for 9:45 p.m. ET. The game takes place at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California and will air on TBS. Tyler Anderson (11-1, 2.61 ERA) will take the mound for Los Angeles, while San Francisco counters with...
The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants square off on Tuesday, August 2 with first pitch set for 9:45 p.m. ET. The game takes place at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California and will air on TBS. Tyler Anderson (11-1, 2.61 ERA) will take the mound for Los Angeles, while San Francisco counters with Alex Wood (7-8, 4.11 ERA).
The Dodgers (69-33) picked up the series-opening win on Monday, defeating San Fran 8-2. Trea Turner is back in a massive hitting streak and has now had at least one hit in 19 straight games. Turner and teammate Max Muncy both hit home runs in the victory. Anderson is starting his 12th game of the season as his career resurgence continues. He has faced the Giants before this season on July 22 and went six innings while giving up four hits, no earned runs, and didn’t factor into the decision.
The Giants (51-52) lost on Monday and have moved to 3-9 in the second half of the season. The lineup is banged up, the rotation isn’t putting forth good starts, and the bullpen is a mess. Wood will look to give his best effort as he makes his 21st start of the year. In his most recent against Los Angeles, he pitched four innings and gave up four hits and two earned runs while earning the eighth loss of the season.
Pitchers: Tyler Anderson vs. Alex WoodFirst pitch: 9:45 p.m. ETLive stream: MLB.tv (subscription)
Run Line: Dodgers -1.5Run total: 8Moneyline odds: Dodgers -140, Giants +120
Moneyline pick: Dodgers -140
Los Angeles remains one of the best teams in the league. When Anderson takes the mound, they seem to get that much better, and he already has earlier success this year against the Giants. The Dodgers should take game two of this divisional series with a good start from Anderson and the run support this lineup can bring.
Player prop pick: Tyler Anderson over 4.5 strikeouts (-145)
Anderson struck out six the last time out against the Giants. Over his last five starts, he has six strikeouts in two games and four strikeouts in the other three, so this line is pretty spot on. He gets the benefit of the run support to take the weight off his shoulder for his starts, and Anderson should strike out at least five on Tuesday.
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TRENTON – The state’s education chief knows school administrators aren’t happy about it but says there are many good reasons why standardized tests will proceed as scheduled in September.The state administered the Start Strong assessments at the beginning of last school year as a substitute test after skipping the typical spring exams in 2021. It will do so again to start the new academic year, in part to see whether students enter 2022-23 in better shape after a full year of in-person learning.“I do und...
TRENTON – The state’s education chief knows school administrators aren’t happy about it but says there are many good reasons why standardized tests will proceed as scheduled in September.
The state administered the Start Strong assessments at the beginning of last school year as a substitute test after skipping the typical spring exams in 2021. It will do so again to start the new academic year, in part to see whether students enter 2022-23 in better shape after a full year of in-person learning.
“I do understand and acknowledge that there are some, even many, who are disgruntled with the process,” said acting Education Commissioner Angelica Allen-McMillan. “But the need of the state has to be paramount here because of the effects of the pandemic.”
Without a second straight year of Start Strong, the state wouldn’t be able to compare year-to-year progress on standardized tests until the second half of 2023, after next spring’s administration of the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments is scored.
She said the state controls 10% of the roughly $4.3 billion in K-12 education funds provided by the federal pandemic recovery laws and wants to decide how to allocate that based on data, not anecdotal information.
Allen-McMillan said the “summer slide” is real and that the tests offer teachers and students instant feedback on where things stand. She said each test takes an hour or less and review whether students retained the lessons from their prior grade.
State Board of Education member Elaine Bobrove said she has taught basic skills and reading for many years and that instant feedback on where students are in September is welcome.
“There is always a drop over the summer in every subject that we look to measure,” Bobrove said. “And you want to think in terms of what can we completely do when students come back to school.”
The topic was the subject of discussion at the monthly State Board of Education meeting because member Joseph Ricca is critical of the idea, as are many school administrators.
Ricca said schools already do start-of-the-year tests locally and that the state’s mandate interrupts the first month of learning. He said the state will spend millions of dollars on the test with a fuzzy purpose.
“I can’t wrap my head around it as an educator. I can’t wrap my head around it as a dad. And I certainly can’t wrap my head around it as a taxpayer,” Ricca said.
Ricca said schools have only gotten back summary information from the NJSLA tests taken in the spring. Student-level data isn't due to be delivered until just after or just before the new school year begins, depending on a district's calendar.
A flashy Brooklyn bishop robbed during a live-streamed service stole funds from a congregant and put some of them toward a payment on his $4.4 million New Jersey mansion, according to a lawsuit filed last year.Pauline Anderson accuses bishop Lamor Whitehead of convincing her to invest nearly her entire life savings in one of his firms under the promise he could help her improve her credit score and buy a home, ...
A flashy Brooklyn bishop robbed during a live-streamed service stole funds from a congregant and put some of them toward a payment on his $4.4 million New Jersey mansion, according to a lawsuit filed last year.
Pauline Anderson accuses bishop Lamor Whitehead of convincing her to invest nearly her entire life savings in one of his firms under the promise he could help her improve her credit score and buy a home, according to the suit.
Anderson, 56, wrote the bishop of Leaders of Tomorrow International Churches a $90,000 check, as he promised to give her $100 monthly allowances for living expenses. However, those payments never came.
What did, though, was an email mistakenly sent to her son in July 2021, that included a contract of the sale for a Saddle River home at 14 Christopher Pl., Saddle River, totaling $4.4 million with a scheduled closing date of Aug. 11, 2022.
The palatial estate boasted an in-ground pool with a waterfall, outdoor fountains, hot tub, gym, wine cellar and more.
"Upon information and belief, LWI and Mr. Whitehead fraudulently converted Ms. Anderson’s investment of $90,000.00 as part of his down payment on the Contract to purchase the Premises as a personal residence for Mr. Whitehead himself," the suit reads.
"Ms. Anderson was instead left with nothing but a vague promise by Mr. Whitehead to pay the funds back in the future followed by an assertion that he had no further obligation to do so."
Whitehead told the Daily News that Anderson was lying, and that her son was removed from a member of his clergy because he was "unintegral."
“Everybody that tried to sue me because of my celebrity status is just gonna keep going in trying to do what they do," Whitehead said.
Last Sunday, Whitehead was giving his sermon during a Sunday service being streamed online when three men robbed him and his wife of nearly $100,000 worth of jewelry.
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