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 Bergenfield, 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 Bergenfield, 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 Bears are on a tremendous run. Through 20 matches, Bergenfield has won 19 contests, including Thursday’s victory for the Bergen County championship over Don Bosco Prep in Bergenfield.Ranked No. 16 in the NJ.com Top 20, Bergenfield took down the Ironmen 25-17, 25-17 behind a distributed attack.“It feels great to be county champs! This is the first county championship, so it’s extra special,” Bergenfield head coach Linda Chu said.“We weren’t expecting anything other than to focus on ...
The Bears are on a tremendous run. Through 20 matches, Bergenfield has won 19 contests, including Thursday’s victory for the Bergen County championship over Don Bosco Prep in Bergenfield.
Ranked No. 16 in the NJ.com Top 20, Bergenfield took down the Ironmen 25-17, 25-17 behind a distributed attack.
“It feels great to be county champs! This is the first county championship, so it’s extra special,” Bergenfield head coach Linda Chu said.
“We weren’t expecting anything other than to focus on our game. We were prepared to play and battle against Fair Lawn, but when we heard that Don Bosco beat them, we were happy to have the opportunity to play them.”
“I wanted to burst into tears. Nothing could ever match the feeling I felt during the moment we won. All our hard work into bouncing back and winning the third matchup against Don Bosco felt amazing. So much happiness and excitement filled my body after winning the last point and then looking into the screaming crowd and realizing how many people support us,” Kendrick Edmondson said.
Edmondson logged a double-double with a game-high 10 kills, adding 11 assists and two aces. Masa Hamada tallied nine kills, seven digs and an ace, which brings him to a team-leading 210 kills on the season.
“Masa and Kendrick are the leaders of our team. Both of their performances have been superb throughout the season,” Chu said.
“They both fuel the team with their energy and determination.”
“We lost to Don Bosco last year in the county tournament and it felt so good beating them and winning it all. Winning counties was my biggest goal for the season and the excitement of getting to that final point was indescribable,” Hamada said.
Alex Pacheco spread the wealth with 14 assists and two digs and Noel Chavez produced eight digs. Christian Guillen powered to four kills while Kirsten Depositar, Powell Areeckal and Joseph Kweku-Osei finished with two each.
Bergenfield defeated Ramapo and Teaneck in the tournament to reach the finals. The one loss this season came earlier in the schedule against Don Bosco, falling in three sets.
“We owned our loss and knew what we had to correct going into the county final match. The team maintained a strong mindest heading into the finals and we believed that we could beat them if we played a clean match,” Chu said.
Don Bosco Prep (19-5) took down Hackensack and No. 5 Fair Lawn in the tournament. In the championship, senior superstar CJ Barker registered eight kills, two blocks and two digs. He now has 322 kills this spring.
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NBA Hall Of Famer & Golden State Warrior Great Rick Barry To Appear Live In Store June 15This is a paid post contributed by a Patch Community Partner. The views expressed in this post are the author's own, and the information presented has not been verified by Patch.On Wednesday evening June 15th, basketball legend and New Jersey native Rick Barry will be making a rare East Coast appearance, signing autographs for fans and collectors at New Jersey's newest sports card and memorabilia store, Bergen County Sports C...
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On Wednesday evening June 15th, basketball legend and New Jersey native Rick Barry will be making a rare East Coast appearance, signing autographs for fans and collectors at New Jersey's newest sports card and memorabilia store, Bergen County Sports Cards in Bergenfield.
Barry's appearance coincides perfectly with this year's NBA Finals. Barry led Golden State to the 1975 NBA Championship, and now his Warriors, led by future Hall of Famer Steph Curry, will be entrenched in battle in against the Boston Celtics. Barry, a native of Elizabeth, NJ, will be appearing the night after the planned Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
Recently named to the vaunted "Top 75 NBA Players of All Time" list, Barry appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated four times throughout his career, and all five of his sons have played at the NBA level or in European Leagues.
Rick Barry is the answer to one of the great basketball trivia questions of all-time- Name the only player in history to lead the NCAA, the ABA and the NBA in scoring. That's Rick Barry, he of the fabled underhanded free throw
"We're going to have a blast meeting the fans, talking hoops, and signing some great pictures, jerseys and basketballs. I'm thrilled to be coming back to New Jersey, especially to help my good friend Robert Katz celebrate the opening of his new store. It'll be fun".
For more information and to make reservations for the exclusive Autograph Event, fans can visit www.bergencountysportscards.com. Prices range from $40 for an autographed photo to $200 for a VIP meet and greet including a spectacular signed Limited Edition Barry Career-Stat basketball.
Located at 65 West Main Street in Bergenfield, "BCSC" buys and sells all sports cards and memorabilia, and pays the highest prices for both present day and vintage items, from Stephen Curry to Babe Ruth.
Contact the store by calling 201-384-1585.
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RESTAURANT OPENINGSA husband-and-wife team has brought a unique gelato and ice cream shop to Bergenfield’s Foster Village. The owners have worked at Michelin-starred restaurants as well as hotels in the Philippines. Embracing their Filipino culture, the couple offers exotic ice cream flavors such as Kape’t Tinapay (meaning “coffee and bread,” a popular breakfast in the Philippi...
A husband-and-wife team has brought a unique gelato and ice cream shop to Bergenfield’s Foster Village. The owners have worked at Michelin-starred restaurants as well as hotels in the Philippines. Embracing their Filipino culture, the couple offers exotic ice cream flavors such as Kape’t Tinapay (meaning “coffee and bread,” a popular breakfast in the Philippines), Leche Flan (creme caramel with a layer of caramel sauce) and Bukomansi, a combination of two Asian fruits, buko (coconut) and calamansi (lime). Other flavors include Cannoli, Milk and Oreos, and Strawberries and Cream. Open daily.
Francy’s Artisanal Ice Cream, 461 Washington Ave., Bergenfield
This Philadelphia-based coffee company recently announced that it has partnered with Rowan University to give students valuable hands-on business experience. The café will be located in Business Hall and will be completely student-run, with an undergraduate serving as Student Café Executive Officer. The venture is part of Saxbys’ Experiential Learning Platform for undergraduate students.
Enjoy freshly made dumplings, tea and boba at this Hazlet eatery. Dumpling options include egg, pork, shrimp, lamb, chicken and beef. For appetizers, there’s cucumber salad, kimchi, noodles and more. Tea flavors include Wintermelon Lemon, Super Kiwi and Grapefruit punch, as well as Taro, Matcha and Bao’s signature boba tea. Open daily, 10:30 am–9:30 pm.
Bao Dumplings & Bao Tea, 1358 NJ-36, Hazlet; 732-217-3656
Mike and Jeniphur Pasquarello, Haddonfield residents of 10 years, are expanding their Philly brunch spot to Jersey. The café will open later this year, with dishes similar to their menu in Philadelphia—dishes like Malted Milk Pancakes (topped with grapefruit curd, candied kumquats, chocolate and mint), Huevos Rancheros, a Smoked Salmon Bagel and Warm Grain Bowls (with quinoa, chickpeas, a poached egg and more).
Café Lift, 142-44 Kings Hwy. E, Haddonfield; 215-922-3031
BERGENFIELD — On the Sunday before the celebration of Jesus Christ's birth, parishioners at St. John the Evangelist Church gathered for song and prayers led by Father Oliver Nilo to honor the Virgin Mary and the Son of God.As Nilo recounted the story of Elizabeth greeting a pregnant Mary, a large wooden cross stood to his left, a new arrival in the church that connected the congregation to a long history of Filipino forebears.The cross, which has been touring the local Catholic diocese, is a replica of Mage...
BERGENFIELD — On the Sunday before the celebration of Jesus Christ's birth, parishioners at St. John the Evangelist Church gathered for song and prayers led by Father Oliver Nilo to honor the Virgin Mary and the Son of God.
As Nilo recounted the story of Elizabeth greeting a pregnant Mary, a large wooden cross stood to his left, a new arrival in the church that connected the congregation to a long history of Filipino forebears.
The cross, which has been touring the local Catholic diocese, is a replica of Magellan's Cross in Cebu City, the Philippines, which is believed to have been planted by Spanish explorer Ferdinand Magellan in April 1521, introducing the religion to the Pacific islands.
To mark the 500th year of Christianity in the Philippines, the so-called Pilgrim Cross has been traveling around churches in the Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, as Filipino Americans honor their history as the largest Christian nation in Asia.
The cross arrived in Bergenfield on Dec. 5, with Nilo officiating the Mass that enshrined it. About 45% of the more than 10,000 parishioners at the church are Filipino American.
"I'm very thankful Christianity was implanted in the Philippines," said Bergenfield resident Norma Norona, 78, a Filipino immigrant. "I don't know what would have happened without Christianity."
Filipino-run businesses line the diverse neighborhood along Washington Avenue in Bergenfield. The area has come to be known as Little Manila, in a town where more than 18% of the population is Filipino, according to U.S. Census figures. The Philippines, a collection of more than 7,600 islands off the South China Sea, have a major presence in Bergenfield and at St. John the Evangelist.
Built in 1905, the Roman Catholic church sits in an area that was once a white working-class neighborhood but is now multicultural and multilingual.
As demographics shifted in Bergenfield, the church has changed along with them, said Monsignor Richard Arnhols. There are Masses conducted in Tagalog, the national language of the Philippines. During Christmas season, a "Rooster Mass" is held at 5 a.m., similar to the Mass Filipino field workers would celebrate before setting off on a day's work, Arnhols explained.
St. John's parishioners include 55 different nationalities, a change from the church's initial membership of mostly Irish and German immigrants.
"It's a pretty good representation of the community as a whole," Arnhols said.
The Filipino community came to the church about three decades ago and has grown throughout the years, he said.
"The Pilgrim Cross goes from church to church during the 12 months of this year," Arnhols said. "It is modeled on the original cross. What they've done to engage people this whole year is to travel."
Before St. John the Evangelist, the cross was at St. Joseph Church, which serves New Milford and Oradell. It will travel next to the Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Union City. The yearlong celebration is due to end in March.
Seeing the Pilgrim Cross was emotional for Matthew Travilla, a Bergenfield resident who is a parishioner at St. John the Evangelist.
"It's raw compassion for me," said Travilla, 28. "We're going through some very challenging times right now."
Religion was not always a big part of Travilla's life. Growing up in Manhattan, he said, he didn't fully appreciate Catholicism.
"I didn't understand it," he said. "As I grew older, I started to read the teachings."
Through reading the Bible, Travilla gained a new perspective on the faith his family instilled in him. Now, he not only attends Mass weekly, he also volunteers at the church helping with collections.
"It connects the Filipino community," Travilla said. "We have that shared interest."
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Mayor Amatorio and Bergenfield Health Department Launch Wellness Campaign to Promote Healthy LivingThe eight week program began Monday, April 19 at Memorial Park and includes seven days a week of wellness activitiesBERGENFIELD, NJ — Mayor Amatorio, in partnership with the Bergenfield Health Department is launching a wellness campaign to combat COVID-19 and promote healthy living. This program will include daily wellness activities over an eight week period, starting with Zumba at Memorial Park on Monday, April 19 at 6:30p...
Mayor Amatorio and Bergenfield Health Department Launch Wellness Campaign to Promote Healthy Living
The eight week program began Monday, April 19 at Memorial Park and includes seven days a week of wellness activities
BERGENFIELD, NJ — Mayor Amatorio, in partnership with the Bergenfield Health Department is launching a wellness campaign to combat COVID-19 and promote healthy living. This program will include daily wellness activities over an eight week period, starting with Zumba at Memorial Park on Monday, April 19 at 6:30pm.
“As we begin to turn the corner on COVID-19 by ramping up vaccinations, it is critical that we turn the focus towards healthy living,” said Mayor Amatorio. “We are launching this campaign to get Bergenfield on a path to good health by providing these daily wellness activities that I hope residents will continue to do even after this program ends. Thank you to our phenomenal sponsors, volunteers and the Bergenfield Health Department for helping us to make this possible. Also a special thanks to Mayor’s Wellness champion Priscilla Pascual who is coordinating the events.”
For more information, interested participants, sponsors, vendors, and businesses who would like to join the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign should contact Priscila and Councilman Marc Pascual at [email protected], the Bergenfield Health Department at [email protected] or Mayor Amatorio at [email protected].
Thank you to the sponsors of this campaign including:
Bergenfield Sariling Atin, Newbridge Garage, Dumont EyeCare, UMA United Martial Arts, West Main Luncheonette, Saladmaster, Mary Kay Cosmetics and all volunteers.
6:30pm – 7:30pm
6:30pm – 7:30pm
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Yoga 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Introduction to Skin Care
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Fun Walk with Mayor AA, Council, BPDChief,
organizations, all are welcome to join
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Meeting place: Memorial Park
UMA Taekwondo Free classes
12:00pm – 12:40pm
United Martial Arts Washington Avenue
Register with Master Hong or on-site
9:00am – 10:00am
Meeting place: Memorial Park
Additional activities will be planned in addition to those listed.