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 Bound Brook, 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 Bound Brook, 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.
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
Hipolita Hernandez-Sicignano, left, principal of LaMonte Annex Elementary School, with teacher Stacey Giordano, honored as a New Jersey Exemplary Educator for 2022.BOUND BROOK, NJ – Stacey Giordano, a Special Education kindergarten teacher at LaMonte Annex Elementary School, has been honored as a 2022 New Jersey Exemplary Educator.The program recognizes educators statewide who exhibit strong knowledge and skills, an inspiring presence, and a positive impact on students, colleagues and the school community...
Hipolita Hernandez-Sicignano, left, principal of LaMonte Annex Elementary School, with teacher Stacey Giordano, honored as a New Jersey Exemplary Educator for 2022.
BOUND BROOK, NJ – Stacey Giordano, a Special Education kindergarten teacher at LaMonte Annex Elementary School, has been honored as a 2022 New Jersey Exemplary Educator.
The program recognizes educators statewide who exhibit strong knowledge and skills, an inspiring presence, and a positive impact on students, colleagues and the school community.
Hipolita Hernandez-Sicignano, principal of LaMonte Annex Elementary School, nominated Giordano for the program.
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“Mrs. Giordano is truly an asset to the LaMonte team,” Sicignano said. “Her innate willingness to go above and beyond for her students and lend a helping hand is so appreciated by everyone in the school. This recognition is well deserved.”
Giordano was overcome with emotions when she learned she received the award. She recalled “Being very overwhelmed by the recognition from my peers. It’s great to feel their support.” When asked what Giordano enjoys most about teaching in Bound Brook School District, she emphasized the teamwork among the faculty, as well as support from school administrators
Giordano is in her ninth year of teaching in the Bound Brook School District. She co-teaches a Kindergarten Inclusion Class; a classroom instructed by both a general education and special education teacher, which allows for differentiated instruction for students based on their individual needs.
Surprisingly, teaching is Giordano's second career. After stepping away from a career in accounting to raise her children, she decided to return to school to pursue a career in Special Education at the suggestion of her professors. In 2019, she received a scholarship from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she received a Graduate Certification in the Orton Gillingham Approach, a phonics and multi-sensory based method to learning.
Giordano uses her experience and schooling to create a learning environment for her students to thrive.
"Mrs. Giordano is one of only 181 educators statewide that earned this award," said Dr. Alvin L. Freeman, the superintendent of Bound Brook School District. "We are blessed to have her wonderful energy and outstanding teaching capabilities in our school community.”
"I love seeing each of my students flourish in their own unique ways,” Giordano explained. “Watching their eyes light up from recognizing their own progress is what makes all the hard work of teaching such a rewarding career.”
(BOUND BROOK, NJ) -- All aboard the Polar Express! Bring the whole family to the historic Brook Theater (Brook Arts Center) on December 10 at 12:00pm, and join a young boy on a magical adventure to the North Pole abroad The Polar Express. This classic Christmas story, inspired by the 1985 storybook, is enjoyed by children of all ages year after year!Come watch The Polar Express on the big screen in your comfiest pajamas with friends and family. Get your Golden Ticket and enjoy the movie, cookies, and a sleigh bell fo...
(BOUND BROOK, NJ) -- All aboard the Polar Express! Bring the whole family to the historic Brook Theater (Brook Arts Center) on December 10 at 12:00pm, and join a young boy on a magical adventure to the North Pole abroad The Polar Express. This classic Christmas story, inspired by the 1985 storybook, is enjoyed by children of all ages year after year!
Come watch The Polar Express on the big screen in your comfiest pajamas with friends and family. Get your Golden Ticket and enjoy the movie, cookies, and a sleigh bell for every child, given out by Santa himself.
Tickets are $10 for Children (includes a Golden Ticket, a visit with Santa, cookies, bell, and a special surprise) and $7 for Adults (Golden Ticket Admission & Santa visit) Golden Tickets are available at www.brookarts.org or 732-469-7700
The Brook Arts Center at 10 Hamilton Street, Bound Brook, NJ, one block from the Bound Brook Train station and a few short miles from Rt 22, 287, and 78.
Friday, November 18, 2022 @ 8:00pmState Theatre New Jersey15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901category: comedyClick here for full description Friday, November 18, 2022 @ 2:00pmGrunin Center - Room A2031 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754category: musicClick here for full description Friday, November 18, 2022 @ 7:30pmGrunin Center Black Box Theater1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754category: theatreClick here for full description Friday, November 18, 2022 @ 3:00pmMayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960category: musicClick here for full description Friday, November 18, 2022 @ 8:00pmHopewell Theater5 S. Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, NJ 08525category: musicClick here for full description Friday, November 18, 2022 @ 8:00pmOutpost In The Burbs40 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042category: musicClick here for full description Friday, November 18, 2022 @ 8:00pmShea Center for Performing Arts300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470category: musicClick here for full description
A Hillsborough freshman and his parents spoke at the recent school board meeting asking the district to amend its sports policy.HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — Homeschooled freshman Samuel Malone has lived in Hillsborough his entire life. From the young age of 8, he has played baseball for the Hillsborough baseball league recreation and travel teams.However, this fall was his last season with the team before high school. Currently, Hillsborough Township Public Schools do not allow home school students to participate in high school s...
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — Homeschooled freshman Samuel Malone has lived in Hillsborough his entire life. From the young age of 8, he has played baseball for the Hillsborough baseball league recreation and travel teams.
However, this fall was his last season with the team before high school. Currently, Hillsborough Township Public Schools do not allow home school students to participate in high school sports.
"I would like to be permitted to try out for the high school team this spring and continue playing with the team I have played with since I was 8," said Malone at the Monday night Board of Education meeting.
"I know most schools Hillsborough competes with allow homeschoolers to participate on their teams. I do not think I should be excluded only because of the location of where I receive my education," Malone added.
Malone's parents Lynda and John, who have lived in the township for about 16 years, also spoke to the school board asking for a change.
"As Hillsborough residents, we are equal taxpayers. We are members of this community," said Lynda. "There are no negative aspects of including all children and the positive aspects are unlimited. Children benefit greatly from these opportunities and should be given them throughout their growth."
Lynda noted that Hillsborough competes against many high schools that allow homeschool students including Belvidere, Bound Brook, Bernards, Delaware Valley Regional, Franklin, Hunterdon Central Regional, Manville, North Hunterdon, Phillipsburg, South Hunterdon, Voorhees, and Warren Hills Regional.
"How is it that they can make that accommodation to include all students of their district yet Hillsborough can not?" said Lynda. "What is the hesitation?"
Lynda asked the Board to "give Samuel the same opportunity and consideration that you give every other student of our community and be true to inclusiveness of diversity."
Board Member Gregory Gillette said the last time the school attorney reviewed this policy was in December 2006.
"A lot has changed since that time. I would actually like to revisit it. I would like to see what those other school districts what their policy looks like to allow them to do this. I dont think we can continue to say we are not going to have a policy until we’ve more recently examined what the other district policies permit them with assurance to allow this," said Gillette.
"It's time for another examination," said Gillette.
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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In mid-October, Governor Livingston High School (GLHS) hosted a First Tech Challenge (FTC) competition for a number of Robotics Clubs in the area. The GLHS Highlander Robotics Club participated in the competition with about 15 students from across grades 9 to 12 competing and assisting with the event with help from FTC officials. While the Robotics Club has participated in FTC for many years, this was GL's first year hosting a First Tech Challenge robotics competition and the GL team enjoyed welcoming teams from neighb...
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In mid-October, Governor Livingston High School (GLHS) hosted a First Tech Challenge (FTC) competition for a number of Robotics Clubs in the area. The GLHS Highlander Robotics Club participated in the competition with about 15 students from across grades 9 to 12 competing and assisting with the event with help from FTC officials. While the Robotics Club has participated in FTC for many years, this was GL's first year hosting a First Tech Challenge robotics competition and the GL team enjoyed welcoming teams from neighboring towns like Millburn, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, and many more.
The First Tech Challenge (FTC) is an international high school robotics competition. The GL Highlander Robotics Club participates in the FTC competition season each year and the season is composed of multiple competition opportunities. Students build robots from mechanical hardware and a main controller is programmed to operate both autonomously and with the use of a driver controller. The robot must complete specific game objectives, which change every year. Each event establishes rankings for the participating teams, with a total of three meets and one qualifying competition during the FTC competition season. If the team scores well, they will advance to the state competition and beyond.
That same weekend, the team from Columbia Middle School (CMS) was competing in the First Lego League (FLL) competition at GLHS. FLL is a middle school robotics competition for students in grades 6 to 8 with a Lego-based robotic build system. The CMS Robotics Club is led by Science Teachers Tom Clayton and Christina Froehlich. The FLL competition was an internal competition consisting of six teams from Berkeley Heights and Mountainside. The two winning teams from the competition qualified to compete in the official First Lego League qualifying competition to be held in Bound Brook on November 20. The winning teams were the Wolfpack with members Steffen Sternberg, Gabe Bartiromo, Christopher Yue, Cassidy Ryan, Levi Lopez, Adriel Reyes, Ashley Maresca, Rik Dutta, Tara Roy Choudhury, and Bridget Migueis and Agroup with members Emily Bu, Lilyanna Weng, Oliver Schmid, George Deng, Roman Peterson, Ethan Robertson, Gabe Farrow, and Tyler Rembetsy.
This year's GLHS robotics team is led by captain Katherine Zhou and Technology Education teacher Mike Maresca. Members include David Andrews, Cara Austring, Vibhav Chaturvedi, Theo Earnshaw, Nathan Gao, Sofia Henriques, Claire Jeon, Ayush Kayal, Joe Laposky, Justin Liu, Julian Netter, Aditya Seshadri, Ian Stambaugh, and Anthony Tan.
2 minute readThey got by with a little help of their friends.Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr congratulated inductee Max Weinberg and Jon Bon Jovi inducted Chelsea Handler during the virtual 14th annual New Jersey Hall of Fame ceremony, which debuted Saturday, Nov. 12 on TV and online.“Max, you've made it to the top!” said McCartney behind a set of drums to Weinberg, the drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.In a separate video, Starr spread his “peace and love&rdqu...
They got by with a little help of their friends.
Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr congratulated inductee Max Weinberg and Jon Bon Jovi inducted Chelsea Handler during the virtual 14th annual New Jersey Hall of Fame ceremony, which debuted Saturday, Nov. 12 on TV and online.
“Max, you've made it to the top!” said McCartney behind a set of drums to Weinberg, the drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.
In a separate video, Starr spread his “peace and love” for the occasion. The congratulatory clips originally were shown on the broadcast and on the YouTube post, but then deleted from YouTube and Facebook sometime before midnight and replaced by a Tom Morello performance of a song called “Ode to Max Weinberg.”
The McCartney and Starr clips will be seen on future broadcast airing but not online, said a spokesperson for the N.J. Hall of Fame on Sunday, Nov. 13. The Morello performance will be dropped from the TV broadcasts.
Jay Weinberg, Max's son who also drums for Slipknot, inducted his dad.
“Thank you for so much, it can't be put into words,” said Max Weinberg while thanking the E Street Band.
Bruce Springsteen gave Weinberg “gentle and tough love,” Weinberg said.
“On that steamy August night in 1974 when Bruce asked me where I was from, I told him New Jersey,” Weinberg said. “He broke into a grin and said quietly, 'That's good.' “
Bon Jovi inducted Handler and gave a short speech. He previously inducted Southside Johnny during a live ceremony at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park.
“She always got us thinking while making us laugh,” said Bon Jovi of Handler, a comedian from Livingston.
“I'd like to thank the New Jersey Hall of fame for inducting me,” Handler said. “ I don't know what took so long but I'm happy to be late to the party than never have shown up at all. I love my homestate of New Jersey. It gave me grit, it gave me bravery and it gave me a very low ability to tolerate any one else's bull(blank).”
The NJ Hall of Fame entertainment and learning center will debut at the American Dream complex in East Rutherford next spring. The ceremony, hosted by Danny DeVito, will be rebroadcast Sunday, Nov. 20, at 11 p.m. on MY9TV and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 on NJ PBS.
The New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2022 is:
Ron Jaworski, Voorhees, former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and National Football League analyst**
Heather O’Reilly, East Brunswick, professional soccer player and three-time Olympic medalist
Chelsea Handler, Livingston, award-winning comedian, television host, best-selling author and advocate
Max Weinberg, Newark, drummer and television personality
Ralph Izzo, Cranbury, businessman and former nuclear physicist
Dr. Roy Vagelos, Westfield, physician and business executive
The Unanue Family, Alpine, Ridgefield Park, founder of Goya Foods
Gov. Richard J. Hughes, Florence Township, lawyer, politician and judge*
Dorothea Dix, Trenton, nurse and advocate for the mentally ill*
Margaret Bourke-White, Bound Brook, photographer*
Walter Dean Myers, Jersey City, writer of children’s books and young adult literature*
*Being honored posthumously.
**Previous inductee but being formally inducted this year.
Visit njhalloffame.org for more information.
Chris Jordan, a Jersey Shore native, covers music and entertainment for the USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey. Contact him at @chrisfhjordan; [email protected]