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 Boynton Beach, FL, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Boynton Beach, FL, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
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BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — Millions of gallons of sewage spilled into the Intracoastal Waterway after a pipe broke earlier this week in Boynton Beach, according to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.On Thursday night, the city said the pipe was successfully bypassed.Officials said a 20-inch sanitary sewer force main broke Monday at 625 E. Boynton Beach Blvd. inside a stormwater conflict structure.The city contracted a local company called Clean Harbors to assist with the repair along with commercial dive...
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — Millions of gallons of sewage spilled into the Intracoastal Waterway after a pipe broke earlier this week in Boynton Beach, according to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
On Thursday night, the city said the pipe was successfully bypassed.
Officials said a 20-inch sanitary sewer force main broke Monday at 625 E. Boynton Beach Blvd. inside a stormwater conflict structure.
The city contracted a local company called Clean Harbors to assist with the repair along with commercial divers.
In a news release, spokeswoman Chelsea Sanabia said at approximately 6 p.m. the Utilities Department successfully bypassed the pipe break, terminating the sewage leak into the Intracoastal Waterway.
"The city will continue to clean up the waterway, work on necessary repairs and replacing the pipe," Sanabia said. "The water in the Intracoastal will continue to be tested and the public will be notified once the water is deemed safe."
FDEP said crews set up booms Monday to contain the leak and divers started working to put repair clamps to repair the break.
Divers were able to put a repair clamp on, however, they could not tighten the clamp due to the back pressure and flow. Officials said they were fighting against the back pressure and tidal influence all the time.
After multiple attempts by two divers for more than 10 hours, crews had to call off the repair efforts as the repair clamp was getting damaged due to the pressure.
Staff met up to look for other options to repair the pipe on Monday night and realized that for them to stop the pressure at the break, they would have to put a line stop and set up a bypass as the station can only be down for 1.5 hours before the wet well would overflow.
FDEP said crews began talking Monday night and Tuesday to contractors and looking for parts for repairing the pipe. This was despite most contractors not having crews available to work on the Fourth of July holiday.
In addition, they contacted neighboring municipalities, contractors, consultants and distributors to gather all the parts and materials that would be needed to make the repair.
Divers once again failed Wednesday in an attempt to install a 20-inch repair clamp.
"We have divers in there. There's a small structure, very narrow and for somebody to go in there, half the time its underwater and there is back pressure feeding the pipe, tidal influences," Boynton Beach Utilities Director Poonam Kalkat said. "It makes it a very hard place to fix it."
The estimated amount of spill is 4 million gallons per day with a total of 12 million gallons.
FDEP said Clean Harbors will be collecting the spill material, and workers will start sampling as soon as the spill is stopped.
"This has nothing to do with drinking water. Drinking water is safe," Kalkat said. "The spill is contained in the Intracoastal, and yes it's an environmental impact, but we don't want people to be impacted, so this is at least contained in an area we can control and work on and clean up."
The broken pipe is about 50 years old and saltwater underground deteriorated the pipe, according to officials.
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Florida’s Turnpike will close all lanes between Boynton Beach Boulevard and Lake Worth Road from 10 p.m. to...
The closure is one in a series of full closures for the replacement of the Hypoluxo Road bridge as part of the widening project from Boynton Beach Boulevard (Exit 86) to Lake Worth Road (Exit 93). The bridge had to be relocated to accommodate the project.
The Turnpike has tried twice before to undertake the work but had to cancel each time; the last cancellation was due to Hurricane Idalia. Turnpike officials note that the scheduled closures could again change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.
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Florida’s Turnpike is widening the stretch from two to three lanes in each direction, between Lake Worth Beach Road and Boynton Beach Boulevard.
Work on the project, which will cost $170 million, began in 2019 and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2025.
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There are plans to expand the turnpike from six to eight lanes on a 4.5-mile stretch from the Sawgrass Expressway to north of Glades Road west of Boca Raton with construction scheduled to begin in 2025.
The plan is to help ease traffic to the south in Broward County, where the closest exit is 6 miles away at the Sawgrass Expressway. The Sample Road exit in Coconut Creek is 10 miles south of Glades Road.
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BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. —A father in Boynton Beach is warning parents after his daughter shared a chip that made her classmates ill.D’Anton Patrick said his daughter, 10-year-old D’Asia, brought a chip from a brand called Paqui to her school, Forest Park Elementary.The chip is called the one chip challenge, meaning it’s a challenge to eat one.Stay up-to-date: The latest head...
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. —
A father in Boynton Beach is warning parents after his daughter shared a chip that made her classmates ill.
D’Anton Patrick said his daughter, 10-year-old D’Asia, brought a chip from a brand called Paqui to her school, Forest Park Elementary.
The chip is called the one chip challenge, meaning it’s a challenge to eat one.
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Its label says it’s made from two of the hottest peppers in the world.
D’Anton said D’Asia brought the chip to school, not knowing how dangerous it was, and some of her classmates wound up needing medical attention.
“One kid touched them. He didn’t even eat them,” D’Anton said. “He just touched them, and it got in his eyes. So they had to administer the fluids for the eyes.”
D’Anton said D’Asia was suspended from school for three days.
“There are people that can get really bad, dire effects,” said Dr. Anne Fischer.
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Fischer is the chief of pediatric surgery at Children's Hospital at St. Mary’s Medical Center.
She said the chip can be harmful to adults and even more so to children.
“It’s seen by the body as a poison because it’s so intense,” Fischer said. “It causes this intense intestinal wave of wanting to vomit and expel it.”
Fischer said the chips can cause a rapid heartbeat, palpitations, and even a heart attack.
D’Anton said D’Asia’s 12-year-old brother bought the chips at a nearby Walgreens.
Walgreens sent a statement to WPBF 25 News indicating that would never happen again.
“In response to recent reports, and out of an abundance of caution, Walgreens is voluntarily removing these products immediately from stores. We are currently in contact with the supplier on appropriate next steps to address reports of customer concerns.” the statement said.
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D’Anton said he hopes other places follow Walgreens’ lead.
“I’m very concerned,” he said. “Something has to be done. Somebody has to take notice to this.”
A spokesperson for the Palm Beach County School District declined to comment for this story, saying the district does not comment on issues regarding student health or student discipline.
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — WPTV on Thursday got an exclusive first look inside the walls of West Boynton Middle School.The new school located off Boynton Beach Boulevard between Florida's Turnpike and Lyons Road has been a long time coming in the community, promised more than a decade ago.SPECIAL COVERAGE: EducationProud principal Joe Peccia on Thursday gave WPTV education reporter Stephanie Susskind the first lo...
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — WPTV on Thursday got an exclusive first look inside the walls of West Boynton Middle School.
The new school located off Boynton Beach Boulevard between Florida's Turnpike and Lyons Road has been a long time coming in the community, promised more than a decade ago.
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Proud principal Joe Peccia on Thursday gave WPTV education reporter Stephanie Susskind the first look inside the "Hive," the home of the West Boynton Middle School Stingers.
"You’re going to have stadium seating where students in the front are at a lower level, and students at the back will be at a higher level," Peccia said, describing the layout of classrooms. "So there’s never going to be a bad seat in the house."
Building a school from the ground up is an experience a principal can only dream of, said Peccia, a Palm Beach County native, who had a say in everything from the classroom design to the culture they'll create.
"For anyone who's had the opportunity to be first through the door, first through the gate, there’s an ultimate feeling inside," Peccia said. "And for the students, they are gonna be stakeholders, too. And they are really going to drive the experience that the students of the future are going to get."
Everything at West Boynton Middle School is done with purpose, including the paint on the walls. The orange behind the classroom doors gives kids something to look at.
"School needs to adapt to the new generation," Peccia said.
The three-story building features the latest security, technology, and programs.
"The pre-informational technology rooms will also feature your robotics, your Esports, graphic design," Peccia said.
And while the shiny new furniture and fancy gym floor are certainly exciting, Peccia said his favorite part will be the nearly 700 students and staff members who will make the "Hive" their home.
"Really what it comes down to is the school is going to meet every student where they are," Peccia said. "It’s going to be about every kids' experience."
Before West Boynton Middle School, Peccia was the principal at Eagles Landing Middle School in Boca Raton for five years. Before that, he was at Pine Grove Elementary School in Delray Beach.
Peccia said he's working with the principal of Sunset Palms Elementary School, which is directly next to West Boynton Middle School, to help with the traffic flow.
"To be able to build a culture and build a community, it had been my baby," Peccia said. "I am constantly walking around, because I can only imagine what the experience is going to be."
West Boynton Middle School will open to students on Aug. 10, the first day of the 2022/23 academic year.
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After many years without a shovel in the ground, a long-awaited retail and residential project is coming to downtown Boynton Beach under a new property owner and developer.The Ocean One project is set to transform 3.7 acres of vacant property bordered by East Ocean Avenue, North Federal Highway and East Boynton Beach Boulevard, directly west of the Boynton Harbor Marina and just south of Casa Costa Condos.Plans for Ocean One include an eight-story building with hundreds of residential units and plenty of space fo...
After many years without a shovel in the ground, a long-awaited retail and residential project is coming to downtown Boynton Beach under a new property owner and developer.
The Ocean One project is set to transform 3.7 acres of vacant property bordered by East Ocean Avenue, North Federal Highway and East Boynton Beach Boulevard, directly west of the Boynton Harbor Marina and just south of Casa Costa Condos.
Plans for Ocean One include an eight-story building with hundreds of residential units and plenty of space for shops and restaurants, along with a nearby parking garage and several public plazas.
Hyperion Development Group, a company with offices in Miami and New York, plans to break ground on the project in 2024 and to start leasing two years later, closing out a saga that began under the previous landowner nearly two decades ago.
The longtime property owner, Davis Camalier, unveiled his vision for Ocean One in 2005, but it wasn't until 2017 that the city commission officially rezoned the land — formerly home to a Bank of America — and approved a site plan for the project.
City leaders granted Camalier several extensions in the years that followed. His plan to underwrite the project fell through and he was working against growing construction costs, his attorney said in 2020.
Hyperion Group entered the picture in late 2021 when its affiliate, BB1 Development LLC, bought the land for $12 million, paving the way for a reimagined Ocean One project.
The new plan increases Ocean One's residential units to 371 from 358 and offers residents a pool, fitness center and parking garage, which includes public spaces and private, closed-off spaces for the residents.
It also more than doubles the amount of commercial space to 25,588 square feet from 12,075. And the entire project is moving forward at the same time, addressing a criticism of the original plan, which called for apartments, shops, a parking garage and a hotel to be built in two phases.
“Years ago, when we came to you the first time, different owner, the project was criticized because it was two phases and they didn’t have enough retail,” attorney Bonnie Miskel said during a commission meeting in April.
Miskel, who worked for the previous and current property owner, also pointed to the public areas included in Ocean One's renderings. A large plaza with chairs, tables, umbrellas and palm trees faces Ocean Avenue, largely surrounded by retail space, while another plaza sits off North Federal Highway.
The new plans, Miskel said, increase the amount of open space by more than 35% compared with the original layout for Ocean One.
“If a neighbor is walking their dog, or if they just want to sit outside next to a café in a beautifully landscaped, paved plaza, they have the ability," she said.
While the developer revitalized plans for Ocean One, it also revived a long-standing concern about the limited parking in downtown Boynton Beach and how new developments might strain the scarce supply.
Before commissioners approved the original Ocean One plans in 2017, they heard from residents who said that limited parking in downtown Boynton Beach was hurting local businesses. They said new projects would bring more traffic to the area and worsen the problem if they didn't offer a substantial number of public parking spaces.
Residents in the nearby Marina Village shared similar concerns during a commission meeting in April, when Ocean One was up for a vote. They described a marina parking garage that was often full before noon, and a constant rotation of visitors who sometimes give up and leave before finding a parking spot
"Restaurant patrons, boat patrons and beach patrons are turned away at a rate of 20 an hour during season and busy times," said Ilene Bruccoleri, vice president of Marina Village's condo board.
Another resident said cars often stop in the middle of the road to wait for an open space, while others are "double- and triple-parking right in front of the marina," creating traffic congestion that was unsafe to Marina Village residents, visitors and emergency vehicles.
In response, Miskel said 171 commercial parking spaces are included in the Ocean One project — plenty for anyone visiting and shopping at the new development. Project leaders, she said, complied with all city codes and shouldn't be held responsible for Boynton Beach's longstanding parking issue.
”This is a collaborative effort, we are a neighbor in the downtown, we have the same interest they do in making the downtown better, but we are not the cause of the problem," she said during the April 18 commission meeting.
Vice Mayor Thomas Turkin, who represents the area where Ocean One is planned, was unconvinced. While the project passed 4-1 at the meeting, he cast the dissenting vote and vowed to continue pushing for more public parking spaces at Ocean One, a solution that might be attainable with incentives for the developer, he said.
A spokesperson for Hyperion Group said in late May that developers have since met with residents of Marina Village to learn more about their concerns with parking in downtown Boynton Beach.
The developers are now doing an internal review of "mutually beneficial solutions regarding the city’s overall parking needs prior to any formal engagement with the city."
And during the meeting in April, other city leaders agreed that parking is a Boynton Beach problem that calls for solutions greater than anything Ocean One can provide on its own. Mayor Ty Penserga and Commissioner Woodrow Hay floated the idea of building a public parking garage or launching a trolley service.
"We can park people in one location and move them to other areas," the mayor said.
Penserga also called for a study of the city's parking issue and the creation of a master plan to address the problem. The developers for Ocean One have committed $30,000 to that effort.
"Where there are problems, there's always opportunities, and we're willing to participate in those," the developer's attorney said.
Giuseppe Sabella is a reporter covering Boynton Beach and Lake Worth Beach at The Palm Beach Post, part of the USA TODAY Florida Network. You can reach him at [email protected]. Help support our journalism and subscribe today.