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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The Bernards Township Zoning Board of Adjustment voted unanimously to approve the application despite some concerns from neighbors.BASKING RIDGE, NJ — A nonprofit food pantry to address the needs of families with food insecurity will soon be opening in Basking Ridge.The Bernards Township Zoning Board of Adjustment voted unanimously to approve the application following an almost 4-hour meeting on Wednesday night despite some concerns from neighbors....
BASKING RIDGE, NJ — A nonprofit food pantry to address the needs of families with food insecurity will soon be opening in Basking Ridge.
The Bernards Township Zoning Board of Adjustment voted unanimously to approve the application following an almost 4-hour meeting on Wednesday night despite some concerns from neighbors.
God's Co-Op Pantry would use one bay of an existing two-bay garage at 12 East Allen St. owned by the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church. Currently, the garage is used for storage by the Tree House Child Caring Center.
The pantry was previously housed behind the First Presbyterian Church in Bernardsville but was told in December 2022 by the pastor the space was needed for his growing congregation, said Co-Founder of the God's Co-Op Pantry Evelyn Drake at the meeting.
The group searched for a new home and ended up closing the pantry in July with an urgent need to reopen "immediately" at the new location.
The pantry was initially formed by Drake and a group of women in 2011 who "wanted to create a hands-on local mission and decided that those underserved with food would be an ideal opportunity for us so we formed this food pantry."
Currently, more than 500 people are served by the pantry per month including veterans from the Valley Brook Community in Lyons, residents of Ridge Oak Senior Housing, and members of the general public in Basking Ridge, Bernardsville, Liberty Corner, Lyons, Peapack-Gladstone, and Long Hill.
Some neighbors of the area expressed concerns with traffic, light pollution from the parking lot, and safety issues.
"While I recognize and appreciate the need for those less fortunate and commend the church and the volunteers for their good work, but I am sorry to say the use is not a good mix for a residential neighborhood and that the use doesn’t need to be at the detriment of the residential neighborhood," said Michael Sommer, who lives directly next to the parking lot.
"Adjacency to a preschool and a playground on a dark narrow road is not a great situation either," added Sommer.
Margaret Milton who lives next to the property also noted the "very narrow street is not great for two cars to pass by."
Executive Director of the Ridge Oak Senior Housing Bonnie Kelly expressed her support for the pantry on behalf of her community's residents.
"We are home to 360 people. Average age 79. Average income $21,000 a year. Our residents have benefited directly from the generosity and spirit of giving from the God’s Co-op Food Pantry," said Kelly. "We are some of the customers of the food pantry and wanted to come out and show our support for this application."
A volunteer of the pantry Rhonda Pisano also expressed her support for the pantry.
"Hunger is often hidden among families and this organization is made up of a consortium of local churches and local churches made up of people in our community to lend a helping hand," said Pisano.
Ultimately the application was approved with food pick up allowed by the public on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 4 to 6 p.m.
Additionally, the pantry would take measures to buffer any headlight pollution.
For more information on Go'd Co-op Pantry visit brpc.org/mission/gods-co-op-pantry.
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The work is anticipated to begin in mid-summer, and all work in the contract will be completed in calendar year 2023.BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Somerset County will implement the efficient and low-cost "slurry seal" road improvement process again in the summer of 2023 saving taxpayers money and reducing the impact on local drivers in the process. The Commissioners authorized funding of $1.26 million to overlay almost nine miles of roads throughout Somerset County, including in Basking Ridge."Som...
BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Somerset County will implement the efficient and low-cost "slurry seal" road improvement process again in the summer of 2023 saving taxpayers money and reducing the impact on local drivers in the process. The Commissioners authorized funding of $1.26 million to overlay almost nine miles of roads throughout Somerset County, including in Basking Ridge.
"Somerset County is responsible for ensuring that hundreds of miles of local and regional roads are safe and maintained, and that means making improvements to a portion of our roadways each year," said Somerset County Commissioner Melonie Marano, liaison to Public Works. "We work hard to keep the costs and impact on traffic down as much as possible when performing road work. Over the past few years, the use of the ‘slurry seal’ process has accomplished both goals even beyond our expectations."
The slurry seal process is used to extend the life of pavement on roads that need maintenance but do not yet require full replacement. Eventually all roads require milling and paving, but the use of slurry seal reduces long-term expenses by cost-effectively expanding the time between milling and paving projects by five years or more. As a result, the County decreases the overall cost of maintaining its 250 miles of roadway while keeping or improving roadway conditions and motorist safety.
Additionally, the slurry seal process takes significantly less time than milling and paving, reducing the impact on local motorists as they travel to shopping, work, and recreation. The process does require temporary road closures, but such closures are scheduled overnight to reduce the impact on commutes and daytime travel.
The work is anticipated to begin in mid-summer, and all work in the contract will be completed in calendar year 2023. The specific roads included in the contract are:
This press release was produced by the Somerset County Government. The views expressed here are the author’s own.
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Janice Corrado and David Shaw announced Monday that they are running for two three-year seats on the Bernards Township Board of Education.BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Janice Corrado and David Shaw announced Monday that they are running for two three-year seats on the Bernards Township Board of Education(BOE)."Both candidates are committed to bringing stability back to the BOE. Their thoughtful, considered action will maintain our schools’ positive reputation, put the focus back on education, all in a fiscally responsi...
BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Janice Corrado and David Shaw announced Monday that they are running for two three-year seats on the Bernards Township Board of Education(BOE).
"Both candidates are committed to bringing stability back to the BOE. Their thoughtful, considered action will maintain our schools’ positive reputation, put the focus back on education, all in a fiscally responsible manner," according to a release from Corrado and Shaw for Bernards BOE.
Corrado is a retired teacher, literacy coach, and reading specialist. She is currently serving on the William Annin Middle School Principal’s Advisory Committee and on the executive board of Bernards Parents of Exceptional Children.
She is also a second-term president of the Bernards Township Special Education Parent Advisory Committee, a group that advocates for our special-needs students and their families.
Corrado also previously ran for a seat on the Board in 2022 under the campaign slogan "Education For All" along with Guddia "Herpreet" Singh, Erica Blackman, and Suzanne Schafer-Skalski.
Corrado and her husband, Dave, have lived in Basking Ridge for 25 years and have two daughters. Their older daughter graduated from Ridge High School and is a rising senior at Fairleigh Dickinson University, while their younger daughter is a rising freshman at Ridge.
"My husband and I are so thankful for the dedicated teachers and administrators who have helped our daughters succeed and adapt to their learning challenges," Corrado said. "Serving the community as a member of the Board of Education is how I want to pay it forward."
Shaw and his wife, Lindsay, moved to Bernards Township eight years ago. Like many others, they made the choice to live in Bernards, in part, due to the superior school system. They have two daughters, ages 8 and 5, who will attend Cedar Hill School next year.
Shaw began attending BOE meetings in order to learn about the budget process and weigh in with his thoughts on how to save taxpayer money. A certified public accountant for more than 25 years, he has spent the past 20 years working for Lincoln Educational Services, currently as the vice president of finance.
Shaw also has experience working with unions, vendors, and insurance brokers, reviewing and negotiating contracts, and is well versed in compliance and software integration.
"My professional experience would be a huge asset to the board, as many of the members’ responsibilities are those I handle on a day-to-day basis," Shaw said. "If elected, I believe I can contribute my skill set and improve the quality of education while keeping a careful eye on costs."
According to the campaign's release, Corrado and Shaw believe boards function best when members work collaboratively and when decisions are made in the best interests of students rather than based on personal ideology.
"We are grateful for the opportunity to serve and look forward to a robust campaign," said Shaw.
"We promise to treat all members of the community, our teachers, and our administrators with the respect they deserve," said Corrado.
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FAR HILLS, NJ — New Jersey’s largest and oldest rummage sale — and rumored favorite of Jackie Kennedy Onassis — is celebrating its 100-year anniversary.The Atlantic Visiting Nurse Fall Rummage sale first took place in Far Hills, New Jersey, in 1923. Every year it attracts thousands of bargain hunters, collectors and vintage lovers from across New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Over the years, lucky shoppers have uncovered hidden, and unusual, gems including an antique device for artificially inseminating co...
FAR HILLS, NJ — New Jersey’s largest and oldest rummage sale — and rumored favorite of Jackie Kennedy Onassis — is celebrating its 100-year anniversary.
The Atlantic Visiting Nurse Fall Rummage sale first took place in Far Hills, New Jersey, in 1923. Every year it attracts thousands of bargain hunters, collectors and vintage lovers from across New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Over the years, lucky shoppers have uncovered hidden, and unusual, gems including an antique device for artificially inseminating cows, an antique, silver Tiffany bowl, a set of Eames chairs, two original Grandma Moses paintings and an Edison phonograph.
The event which began with just a handful of tables is now New Jersey’s biggest rummage sale, set over 2 acres with 25 departments and a loyal team of over 400 volunteers – led by co-chairs Katie Dooley and Patricia Neill.
The sale, which takes place twice a year, was originally set up to raise money for the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills, which merged with Atlantic Homecare and Hospice in 2019 and was rebranded as Atlantic Visiting Nurse.
Mary Pradilla, Executive Director of Atlantic Visiting Nurse, said: “We are very conscious of the incredible history and legacy of the Rummage Sale. It really is an honor to be part of this event, which really is at the heart of the community.
"Celebrating 100 years is a wonderful achievement and it really is a moment to reflect on the extraordinary commitment of the hundreds of volunteers who make this event possible," said Pradilla.
"From setting up the sale, taking donations, pricing, selling and cleaning up, they are the people that make all this happen and we thank them for it," said Pradilla.
Mayor Kevin P Welsh, Borough of Far Hills, said: "What a proud moment in time for the Atlantic Visiting Nurse Association, 100 years of dedicated service to our surrounding community. What a tremendous group of volunteers who tirelessly give their time to the benefit of the community. The Borough of Far Hills is grateful for the partnership with the Atlantic Visiting Nurse Association and look forward to many more years of sales to come."
A bronze plaque from the Borough of Far Hills will be unveiled at Far Hills Fairground after the Fall sale to commemorate the 100-year anniversary.
The rummage sale, a cornerstone event in the community, features an impressive selection of gently used items such as clothing, jewelry, home goods, vintage vinyl records and more. The event raises money for Atlantic Visiting Nurse to provide essential homecare and community health services to those who need it most. It supports innovative utilization of new technology initiatives and funds the training of new nurse graduates for critical homecare roles.
The rummage sale will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Oct. 6 and 7, and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 8. Admission is free to the sale, which is located at the Far Hills Fairground, at the intersection of US Route 202 and Peapack Road in Far Hills, New Jersey.
For more information about the Atlantic Visiting Nurse and their mission, visit their website at www.atlantichealth.org/rummagesale
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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — An application by Signature Acquisitions, LLC - an existing office building and build two new buildings for light industrial/manufacturing and office space in Bernards Township - will continue in September.The Bernards Township Zoning Board of Adjustment heard the application at its meeting on Wednesday night but was not able to complete the hearing.The application by Signature Acquisitions LLC for the 28.256 acres property at 150 Allen Road will be continued at the Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting o...
BASKING RIDGE, NJ — An application by Signature Acquisitions, LLC - an existing office building and build two new buildings for light industrial/manufacturing and office space in Bernards Township - will continue in September.
The Bernards Township Zoning Board of Adjustment heard the application at its meeting on Wednesday night but was not able to complete the hearing.
The application by Signature Acquisitions LLC for the 28.256 acres property at 150 Allen Road will be continued at the Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting on Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warren Craft Meeting Room.
The two new buildings proposed to be built include:
There would also be 24 trailer loading spaces proposed, 105 existing parking spaces will remain, 88 spaces will be located under Building A and 89 spaces will be located under Building B.
Questions arose during the almost 4-hour meeting about the number of loading docks, lighting, driveway access and removal of trees.
One objector's attorney Rob Simon noted that the tree removal plan calls for 417 trees to be removed from the site out of 548 trees that were surveyed.
When Simon asked if that meant the removal of 76 percent of trees, the applicant disagreed.
The applicant noted that the 548 trees did not include the entire amount of trees on the site and only includes the surveyed trees in the development footprint.
Discussion over the changing market in terms of leasing and vacancy was also discussed.
"There is a lot of concern that 6 months down the line that once I get my approval from you guys that I am gonna invite some strictly warehouse user to come in and lease half the space as a strictly warehouse operation," said Director of Leasing for Signature Acquisitions Richard Travaglini.
"We live in this community, we work in this community, we have other projects here in town... we are members of the community, we pay an awful lot of taxes, we are here to stay. And again we will make every effort to stay within the lines that you guys have laid out in your zone plan," said Travaglini.
The Sept. 14 meeting will begin with objectors and the public being able to question Travaglini on his testimony followed by questioning of Signature Aquistion's architect. If there is time the applicant's traffic expert will then testify.
Since the application was initially presented earlier this year, several residents have organized a group, Protect Somerset Hills (PSH), to challenge the overdevelopment of commercial properties in the Somerset Hills area.
"Our goal is to protect the character and safety of our communities, our quality of life, our historical culture, our natural environment, and our future," according to protectsomersethills.org.