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 Aventura, FL, 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 Aventura, FL, 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.
Our friendly, knowledgeable TRT and HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
Rub me, touch me, ply me with Champagne. You’re going to love it even more at a couple of South Florida spas, where you’re in store for some good vibrations and great bubbly.Hello, 2023! Let’s get your “new year, new you” mantra started with a couple of trips to the spa.Over at JW Marriott Turnberry in Aventura, âme Spa’s newest treatment is all about positive vibes.Liliana Grajales, âme Spa & Wellness Collective: “For the month of January, which is a month that u...
Rub me, touch me, ply me with Champagne. You’re going to love it even more at a couple of South Florida spas, where you’re in store for some good vibrations and great bubbly.
Hello, 2023! Let’s get your “new year, new you” mantra started with a couple of trips to the spa.
Over at JW Marriott Turnberry in Aventura, âme Spa’s newest treatment is all about positive vibes.
Liliana Grajales, âme Spa & Wellness Collective: “For the month of January, which is a month that usually a lot of people like to reboot, we actually came up with ‘Journey to Wellness.'”
And this healing journey will help keep you balanced through vibrations.
Liliana Grajales: “We receive you with a sound bowl cleansing, and then, after that, you are going to relax a little bit.”
A pick-me-up from your holiday food coma is a must. So is a much needed cleanse.
Liliana Grajales: “We are the only property that offers lymphatic drainage with sound therapy. It promotes drainage five times more powerful than just a massage.”
I am all for “five times more powerful,” and if that’s not enough, try a detox through a swaddle of infrared light.
Liliana Grajales: “Within the cocoon is gemstones and light therapy, so it is heated up, and you are actually promoted to sweat.
After being inside the cocoon, guests are feeling transformed from a caterpillar into a soaring butterfly.
Emily Quintero: “I 100% recommend it. I just feel rejuvenated, recharged, and it just took a lot of stress off my body.”
Caroline Wilmot, mySpa: “So we are at mySpa, located in the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Miami. We are featuring our signature Champagne Mud Wrap.”
Nothing like the sound and smell of Champagne to kick off your new year.
Caroline Wilmot: “It will start with dry body brushing, and then a handmade, specially created Champagne salt scrub.”
The scrub is designed to remove dead skin cells, leaving you open for the good stuff: seaweed.
Caroline Wilmot: “We then apply that seaweed to the back, to the feet, to the hands, and you’ll be wrapped, and while you’re wrapped, leaving that seaweed do its job, once the seaweed is removed, we finish with a beautiful hydrating milk.”
Nothing goes to waste at mySpa. Guests will get to enjoy the remaining bubbly inside the beautiful relaxation room.
Kristy Guzman: “I was looking for something to make me feel energized and to feel just great, and that’s exactly what happened today. I was left feeling amazing afterwards.”
FOR MORE INFO:
âme Spa & Wellness CollectiveJW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa19999 West Country Club DriveAventura, FL 33180305-933-6930amewellness.com
mySpa MiamiInterContinental Miami100 Chopin Plaza, Plaza LevelMiami, Florida 33131305-372-4444myspamiami.com
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Brightline's Aventura station will open on Christmas Eve, according to an email from the Miami-based passenger rail service.Guests will be able to ride to and from the station, at 19796 W. Dixie Highway, on Dec. 24, with fares starting at $10 for a limited time, according to a news release from Brightline. Parking passes at the on-site 240-space parking garage will start at $7, and complementary shuttles will transport ticket holders to and from Aventura Mall by the Miami-Dade bus terminal in front of JCPenney, Founders Park and Tidal...
Brightline's Aventura station will open on Christmas Eve, according to an email from the Miami-based passenger rail service.
Guests will be able to ride to and from the station, at 19796 W. Dixie Highway, on Dec. 24, with fares starting at $10 for a limited time, according to a news release from Brightline. Parking passes at the on-site 240-space parking garage will start at $7, and complementary shuttles will transport ticket holders to and from Aventura Mall by the Miami-Dade bus terminal in front of JCPenney, Founders Park and Tidal Cove Waterpark at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort and Plaza.
Dual ribbon cuttings were held at the Aventura and Boca Raton stations Dec. 20, during which press and guests were given complimentary train rides as far south as downtown Miami. Both stations were supposed to be open the next day, but Aventura remained closed due to what a Brightline spokeswoman described as "some construction inspections that have prevented us from opening."
A temporary certificate of occupancy wasn't granted due to pending fire code issues, including a temporary generator not being connected to a fire alarm and the elevators, according to a Dec. 22 online report from Miami-Dade fire inspector Tumaini Jabali. He also rejected a TCO for the escalators, which transport passengers toward a skybridge that leads to the train platform.
Most of those issues were resolved a day later, and a TCO for 90 days was recommended for the station and the escalators, according to a Dec. 23 report from Troy Maness, another Miami-Dade fire inspector. A 30-day TCO was granted for two of the station's five elevators, Maness said. A permit for the other three elevators is still pending.
The Aventura station is located just west of Aventura in unincorporated Miami-Dade County. The station is owned by the county after commissioners reimbursed Brightline (then referred to as Virgin Trains USA) for its $18 million purchase of the 3-acre site in January 2020. The land purchase was part of the $76 million Miami-Dade County taxpayers invested to build the station on behalf of Brightline.
Brightline trains have traveled between the downtown areas of Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach since 2018. A train station is expected to open at Orlando International Airport sometime in 2023.
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Brightline's Aventura station is still not open due to construction inspection issues, according to a notice sent from the Miami-based passenger rail service.The notice came two days after Brightline held ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the 34,000-square-foot Aventura station at 19796 W. Dixie Highway and the 22,000-square-foot Boca Raton Station at 101 N.W. Fourth St. The Boca Raton s...
Brightline's Aventura station is still not open due to construction inspection issues, according to a notice sent from the Miami-based passenger rail service.
The notice came two days after Brightline held ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the 34,000-square-foot Aventura station at 19796 W. Dixie Highway and the 22,000-square-foot Boca Raton Station at 101 N.W. Fourth St. The Boca Raton station is open and operational, but the Aventura station never officially opened, Brightline representatives said in an email to Business Journal.
"Aventura is in the process of finalizing some construction inspections that have prevented us from opening," said Vanessa Alfonso, director of media relations. "We are working around the clock to get these issues resolved as soon as possible. We will share updates as they become available."
Brightline did not give any other details about the inspections. During the Dec. 20 ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Aventura station, invited guests were unable to use the escalators that are supposed to transport guests to a skybridge that leads to the train platform.
Located just west of the city of Aventura in the unincorporated neighborhood of Ojus, Brightline's Aventura station was designed by Miami-based Zyscovich Architects. Lemartec, a subsidiary of Coral Gables-based infrastructure engineering and construction firm MasTec (NYSE: MTZ), was the general contractor.
The $76 million Aventura station was paid for by Miami-Dade County taxpayers. The city of Aventura will contribute $4 million toward the construction of a second skybridge across Biscayne Boulevard that will connect the train station to Aventura Mall.
The prospect of a train station near Aventura generated plenty of attention from real estate developers.
Dania Beach-based Stellar Communities wants to build a 15-story tower with 245 apartments and 13,816 square feet of retail at 18801 W. Dixie Highway. Miami-based Housing Trust Group wants to build Oasis at Aventura, a 95-unit workforce apartment complex, at 18700 and 18790 N.E. 25th Ave. Boca Raton-based Mill Creek Residential wants to replace a warehouse at 2681 N.E. 191st with a 15-story apartment building with 840 units. And Aventura Mall owner Turnberry Associates wants to build an office and retail tower near Brightline's pedestrian bridge at 2750 N.E. 199th St.
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MIAMI — Aided by its seasonal Polar Express promotion and discounted $10 rides celebrating the opening of stations at Boca Raton and Aventura, Brightline’s Miami-West Palm Beach service carried 183,920 passengers in December 2022, generating $5.1 million of ticket revenue. Both are monthly records since service began in early 2018. The new stations only opened the week before Christmas, but they contributed nearly 10% to the December ridership total.The report to bondholders, published by the Florida Development Finance Co...
MIAMI — Aided by its seasonal Polar Express promotion and discounted $10 rides celebrating the opening of stations at Boca Raton and Aventura, Brightline’s Miami-West Palm Beach service carried 183,920 passengers in December 2022, generating $5.1 million of ticket revenue. Both are monthly records since service began in early 2018. The new stations only opened the week before Christmas, but they contributed nearly 10% to the December ridership total.
The report to bondholders, published by the Florida Development Finance Corp., says more than 1.23 million passengers were carried in calendar 2022. Annual revenue came in at $32 million, as the average fare per passenger climbed to $20.03 from $11.32 in service-shortened 2021.
One of the keys to Brightline’s continued growth is near-continuous engagement with anyone who has ever bought a ticket. Between August and December, outreach averaged a dozen reason-to-travel emailed suggestions per month. These included dedicated “Home Runner” shuttles from MiamiCentral to the Florida Marlins stadium in the summer and listings of Miami Heat home opponents once the basketball season began. Promotions involving Miami Art Week, the Boat Show, Polar Express, as well as midweek trips offering complimentary mimosas and Bloody Marys, were also part of Brightline’s active marketing mix.
The importance placed in completing the “first mile-last mile” component of travel was underscored by the announcement Brightline is partnering exclusively with Uber to provide pre-booked private and shared rides to and from its five South Florida stations.
Through ticketing options are linked through the Brightline website and app, augmenting walk-up fixed-route and electric golf vehicle shuttles and BrightBike rentals. The company also offers dedicated bus shuttles between its stations and Miami International Airport, as well as Miami Beach.
Premium-class passengers are entitled to complimentary rides within a 5-mile radius of stations, while Smart-class patrons can add a ride to and from stations for a fee without distance restrictions. The partnership represents the first time Uber has linked directly to an intercity rail service in the U.S.
The week before the company revealed its vision for the under-construction Orlando terminus [see “Brightline unveils ‘first look’ of its Orlando Airport station interior,” Trains News Wire, Jan. 9, 2023], Universal Orlando Resort filed an application with Orange County to form the Shingle Creek Transit Utility Community Development District to help finance the 11-mile joint SunRail-Brightline “Sunshine Corridor” from the airport to a station adjacent to the Orange County Convention Center [see “Orlando businesses pledge $125 million …,” News Wire, May 6, 2022].
Forming the taxing district will allow Universal to sell private activity bonds and compete for federal transit infrastructure grants. The company is proposing to provide $125 million through bonds and would contribute $2 million annually for operation and maintenance of the joint SunRail-Brightline convention center station.
International Drive business participants, as part of the Orlando Right Rail Coalition, would contribute to the district’s guarantee of $13 million in annual ticket sales, the estimated yearly operating cost of the 11-mile corridor.
The station, on 13 acres of land owned by Universal, is expected to open by 2030. It will be an intermediate stop on Brightline’s route to Tampa, which will utilize the median of Interstate 4 south of the Convention Center site.
There’s a rumor that Universal Parks & Resorts is considering buying back PortAventura Park in Salou, Spain.PortAventura was developed by Anheuser-Busch and Grand Tibidabo, although Grand Tibibado backed out during the construction of the park. Other investors, including The Tussauds Group, stepped in, and it opened in 1995 as Port Aventura. Tussauds Group held a majority share of the park until 1998 when they sold most of their shares to Universal. The park was then renamed Universal’s Port Aventura and was technicall...
There’s a rumor that Universal Parks & Resorts is considering buying back PortAventura Park in Salou, Spain.
PortAventura was developed by Anheuser-Busch and Grand Tibidabo, although Grand Tibibado backed out during the construction of the park. Other investors, including The Tussauds Group, stepped in, and it opened in 1995 as Port Aventura. Tussauds Group held a majority share of the park until 1998 when they sold most of their shares to Universal. The park was then renamed Universal’s Port Aventura and was technically the company’s first European park.
Universal expanded the area into a resort, then called Universal Mediterranea, with hotels and a water park. In 2004, NBCUniversal sold their shares, and the park is now operated by CaixaBank. It was renamed to PortAventura with no space and the resort as a whole was renamed PortAventura World.
Merlin’s Beard shared on Twitter this week that Universal Parks & Resorts have filed a new trademark with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). The second registered language on the trademark is Spanish. This supports the rumor that Universal may want to repurchase PortAventura.
PortAventura currently has six themed lands. Five are inspired by real places: Mediterrània, Far West, México, China, and Polynesia. The sixth is SésamoAventura, featuring Sesame Street characters.
The water park is PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park. In 2017, Ferrari Land opened as PortAventura World’s second theme park. There are also now six hotels, with Mediterranean, Caribbean, Mexico, Western, and Ferrari themes.
How do you feel about Universal purchasing PortAventura again? Let us know in the comments.
Universal Parks & Resorts currently operates in five worldwide locations. There are two resorts in the U.S.A.: Universal Studios Hollywood in California, Universal Orlando Resort (including Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and Universal’s Volcano Bay) in Florida. The international parks include Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, Universal Studios Singapore in Sentosa, and Universal Beijing Resort.