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 Basking Ridge, 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 Basking Ridge, 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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"We can do no more damage than with our loose lips. I just don't know where this stuff is coming from?" said Superintendent Markarian.BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Discussions surrounding the possible revision of the district's sex education curriculum standards continue to be expressed at Bernards Township Board of Education meetings.Parent and resident Frank Klausz said he had heard rumors about the state's new 66-pa...
BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Discussions surrounding the possible revision of the district's sex education curriculum standards continue to be expressed at Bernards Township Board of Education meetings.
Parent and resident Frank Klausz said he had heard rumors about the state's new 66-page sex education curriculum that he wanted clarification on during Monday night's BOE meeting.
One rumor was that teachers in the Bernards Township School District were already being instructed to build gender diversity into the curriculum already, leaving no way for a parent to opt out.
"This is troubling to me as a parent and a resident," said Klausz.
Another rumor, Klausz said, was that foreign language classes would no longer be making references to masculine and feminine in their teachings.
Superintendent Nick Markarian struck down the rumors.
"I can't stand rumors... If you are hearing a rumor, I'd love to hear the source of the rumor. Because that really helps a lot with dispelling it if you can get to the root of the rumor," said Markarian. "We can do no more damage than with our loose lips. I just don't know where this stuff is coming from?"
Markarian said he and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction Kristin Fox both have never heard anything about masculine versus feminine being eliminated in world language classes.
"If you are hearing about a rumor, and you can communicate some source, data to what's going on to help us get to the root of the matter, that would be greatly appreciated," said Markarian.
Another parent, Erica Goldberg reminded parents that the health curriculum is online to view and expressed her confusion on why some parents want to stop the program entirely when they have the option to opt-out.
"My second grader recently came home and told me about when she made an innocent comment about wanting some balls for the gaga pit at school and a fellow 8-year-old laughed at her and told her why wanting to play with balls was so funny. She was confused and upset that she was laughed at. I am very angered and disappointed that some people think their 8-year-old son can tell my daughter what balls are but a licensed teacher can't explain what a uterus is," said Goldberg.
"Why shouldn't that boy learn the proper name for body parts. Why allow vulgarity on the playground but fuss about scientific and clinical words in the classroom?" Goldberg continued.
Markarian reminded parents that the district is still working on its health curriculum.
"Any types of changes will be clearly communicated so we can hear from parents as well as we work on that project over the summer," said Markarian.
At the April 25 meeting, Fox also reminded parents they have the option to opt their students out of the health program.
"Parents certainly have the opportunity to choose whether or not their child is going to participate in curriculum related to the family life programming," said Fox. Read More: Parents Can Opt Students Out Of Sex Ed Curriculum In Basking Ridge
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Viking Pest Control (Viking Pest), an award-winning pest control company based in Basking Ridge, N.J., was rated top 10 in the country for pest control and top 5 for mosquito and termite service by Forbes Home, and best in the country for sustainability by The Spruce. In celebration of this recognition, Viking Pest is offering new customers a $50 discount on all services.In addition to the honors for the quality of its service, Viking Pest has received two consecutive awards for being a top N.J. workplace by NJ.c...
Viking Pest Control (Viking Pest), an award-winning pest control company based in Basking Ridge, N.J., was rated top 10 in the country for pest control and top 5 for mosquito and termite service by Forbes Home, and best in the country for sustainability by The Spruce. In celebration of this recognition, Viking Pest is offering new customers a $50 discount on all services.
In addition to the honors for the quality of its service, Viking Pest has received two consecutive awards for being a top N.J. workplace by NJ.com. These honors from major publications acknowledge more than 40 years of quality service to residents of N.J. as well as Delaware, Pennsylvania, and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Viking Pest’s “Yard Guard” service offers sustainable and family-friendly mosquito and tick control solutions through the summer and into early fall. This service minimizes the impact on flowering plants and home gardens while keeping these hated pests away. “With the Fourth of July on its way, many homeowners find this the perfect time to start Yard Guard service with us,” said Viking technician Eric Gunner.
“Viking is well known for providing excellent customer service,” wrote Chauncey Crail and Lexie Pelchen in Forbes Home. “Viking offers custom-tailored solutions suited to your home or commercial property and a free, no-obligation estimate online or over the phone.”
Viking Pest is also offering spotted lanternfly treatments. This invasive pest typically begins hatching in early spring and represents a severe threat to a wide variety of trees and other plants. Viking Pest offers a series of methodically calibrated treatments as part of its spotted lanternfly service, including a series of “knockdown” treatments that immediately reduce the number of pests at your location, as well as a basal tree spray once per season that affect spotted lanternflies where they feed.
“Viking is pleased to be recognized for our continued efforts to provide the highest quality of services to our customers,” says pest control professional Eric Gunner. “Because of our pride in our work, and in support of our communities during this challenging time, we are happy to offer a discount to new customers who might need our services.”
While a statewide company, Viking Pest maintains a series of local offices across the state, each of which is staffed by residents of the communities the office serves. Viking Pest maintains close ties with its communities, investing in local teams and charities and participating in and sponsoring a wide variety of local events.
Visit https://www.vikingpest.com/yard-guard/ to see how Viking can help you take back control of your summer and enjoy a pest-free home and yard.
President Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth an official holiday, becoming the first new federal holiday since MLK Jr.'s birthday.BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Because the June 19 Juneteenth holiday falls on a Sunday this year, banks, federal offices and the post office in Basking Ridge will be closed Monday in commemoration of the date in 1865 when word reached the last enslaved people in Texas that the Civil War had ended and they were free.While federal offices will be closed, Bernards Township municipal offices and So...
BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Because the June 19 Juneteenth holiday falls on a Sunday this year, banks, federal offices and the post office in Basking Ridge will be closed Monday in commemoration of the date in 1865 when word reached the last enslaved people in Texas that the Civil War had ended and they were free.
While federal offices will be closed, Bernards Township municipal offices and Somerset County offices will remain open on Monday.
Last year, President Joe Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth an official holiday, becoming the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday was approved in 1983. Juneteenth is oldest-known celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.
Patch employees have the day off Monday. Some other businesses around town may also be closed; so if you're planning to stop by one of them, it's a good idea to call ahead to make sure the business is open.
The Bridgewater Commons is open and its hours on Monday are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Some big brands are giving their employees a day off or paying them extra.
Companies that are already looking seriously at diversity, equity and inclusion efforts may see adding Juneteenth as a paid holiday as "something tangible" that "recognizes the importance of that day," Julie Stich, a vice president of content at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, told NPR.
Nike said in an email statement to NPR that Juneteenth is a paid holiday for corporate, retail, manufacturing and distribution employees across the Nike, Converse and Jordan brands. Zillow is doing the same as part of its "ongoing commitment to racial equality," the company said in a statement.
Both Zillow and Nike are encouraging employees to reflect on the importance of the day while taking part in volunteering, activism and educational opportunities.
Among them, Target and Starbucks are open, but employees get time-and-a-half pay on Juneteenth, according to a list put together by Entrepreneur.
Tech companies Twitter and Square are giving employees the day off. Google and Amazon aren't, but they're encouraging employees to cancel meetings. Amazon is also offering "online learning opportunities" throughout the day.
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It was back in November 1965 in my hometown of Schoeningen, Germany, that Bill and I met at a school dance where he was playing with a local band. After a year together followed by a year spent on opposite sides of the Atlantic, we married on June 16, 1967 in Germany, cruised the Mediterranean for a dream honeymoon, then got married one more time (just to make sure it would stick) in a little stone church in Upper Saddle River, NJ.We first moved to the Bronx where Bill attended Fordham University and I worked as a goldsmith in Manhatt...
It was back in November 1965 in my hometown of Schoeningen, Germany, that Bill and I met at a school dance where he was playing with a local band. After a year together followed by a year spent on opposite sides of the Atlantic, we married on June 16, 1967 in Germany, cruised the Mediterranean for a dream honeymoon, then got married one more time (just to make sure it would stick) in a little stone church in Upper Saddle River, NJ.
We first moved to the Bronx where Bill attended Fordham University and I worked as a goldsmith in Manhattan. After his graduation, we moved to Massachusetts where Bill entered a master’s program at Harvard University’s Russian Research Center. Our family had grown with the births of our two sons, Jeffrey and Daniel, but we were still on the move, as Bill’s studies took us first to Cologne, Germany and then to Moscow on the US/USSR graduate student exchange. Returning home for a few months, we next moved to Italy in 1976, where Bill went to work as European Representative for a container shipping line.
Altogether we moved twelve times in the first thirteen years we were married. Having grown up dreaming of the wider world beyond my small German town, I loved every minute of it!
But thereafter things began to settle down: We returned to the states once more, where Bill continued working for the shipping line during the day while earning another master’s degree — this time in computer science — at night. Those credentials got him a job with a New York consulting firm, while I worked as a goldsmith for two well-known New Jersey jewelry stores.
When our boys left for college, my first stateside employer offered me a partnership in his special-order jewelry business, which had relocated from New York City to Honesdale.
Since Bill was now consulting for AT&T in Basking Ridge NJ, we split the difference and moved to Milford.
After my partner retired, I continued the business, crafting gold jewelry for stores throughout the United States for eight more years. At that point, I got my Pennsylvania real estate license and enjoyed selling homes in Pike County for another dozen years.
In 2017, Bill was offered work as a knowledge engineer in Carlsbad, CA, so we moved yet again — this time to Southern California. We loved it there, but returned to Milford when COVID-19 struck.
Bill is still working, building ontologies for Fortune 500 companies. He’s also found time to author three novels, the latest of which — a technothriller called Triploidy — was just published in April of this year. I work on design projects and garden around our home overlooking the beautiful Delaware River Valley.
We have four grandchildren ages 17 to 27.
We count ourselves lucky to still be together after 55 whirlwind years, still living a very interesting life and looking forward to what tomorrow brings.
BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Ridge High School Class of 2022, which lived through the impact of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and roared back with a slew of accomplishments during the students' senior year, graduated on Friday afternoon, June 19.Perhaps appropriately, the ceremony was held during extreme heat, searing sun and occasional gusts of strong winds. But there were a few perfect moments.The ceremony was streamed live on YouTube, and is s...
BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Ridge High School Class of 2022, which lived through the impact of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and roared back with a slew of accomplishments during the students' senior year, graduated on Friday afternoon, June 19.
Perhaps appropriately, the ceremony was held during extreme heat, searing sun and occasional gusts of strong winds. But there were a few perfect moments.
The ceremony was streamed live on YouTube, and is still posted.
"Our time together has been anything but typical," said Gordon Li, one of three graduating Ridge seniors who spoke during the program. He said that the class of 2022 _ with 442 students qualifying for graduation _ exemplified adaptation.
"Though the world nearly stopped in the middle of our high school experience, we never even slowed down," said Serena Lin, another speaker.
Lin recalled that students were expected to develop resilience and confidence during "Project Adventure" activities during their freshman year _ never knowing how those qualities would be needed when school closed on March 13, 2020, supposedly "for two weeks."
She and the other speakers recalled the challenges but also the lighthearted moments of the students' prolonged absences due to the pandemic, including late night Zoom sessions, and virtual school sessions interrupted by appearances of pets and parents and technical difficulties.
"It's impossible to sum up four years of memories in four minutes," said Humphrey Chen, president of the class of 2022.
"Since freshman year, we were taught how to defy expectations," Chen said. He said Ridge "taught us to persevere" _ an ability he said that graduates will carry forth when another 2020 happens, "or even during setbacks in college or work."
Dr. Russell Lazovick, Ridge principal, and Schools Superintendent Nick Markarian both spoke of the many accomplishments of the Class of 2022.
Lazovick said that members of the class had been recognized individually and collectively for academic and sports achievements on fields, floors, slopes, pools and in rinks. He said students had been recognized by the school, the county, the state, corporations, and even on a national level for achievements that also included drama, music, hockey, running and more.
"I am so proud of you and can't wait to see who you will become," Markarian added during his brief speech, before the names of graduating seniors were read and diplomas wee handed out.