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 Butler, 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 Butler, 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 Miami Heat (7-7) are in Canada to face the Toronto Raptors (8-7) Wednesday. Tip-off from Scotiabank Arena is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Heat vs. Raptors odds, and make our expert ...
The Miami Heat (7-7) are in Canada to face the Toronto Raptors (8-7) Wednesday. Tip-off from Scotiabank Arena is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Heat vs. Raptors odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The Heat come into this game after securing a big 113-112 win vs. the Pheonix Suns Monday. G Jimmy Butler‘s defense helped secure the victory while C Bam Adebayo scored a game-high 30 points on 50% shooting (9 of 18). Miami is on a 3-game win streak.
The Raptors picked up a much-needed 115-111 win at the Detroit Pistons Monday despite G Fred VanVleet, F Pascal Siakam and G Gary Trent Jr. being sidelined. G Dalano Banton stepped up with 27 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.
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Heat 109, Raptors 102
LEAN HEAT (-120).
These two teams are so evenly matched and hard to pick a favorite. The Raptors’ home crowd will help them out a lot but with injuries plaguing the team and with a rocky start to the season I expect the Heat to pull this one out.
The spread here is very risky just simply because of the unknowns that come with the injuries in this game. If Trent Jr. and VanVleet do play then I expect this to be a tight matchup that could come down to the final few possessions, and in that scenario I would bet on the Raptors. But, neither of these teams makes many mistakes and both are extremely well-coached and with the injury statuses up in the air it’s best to pass.
BET UNDER 215.5 (-115).
Both of these defenses are ranked top 10 in the NBA in points allowed per game and this will be a tough matchup between two likely playoff teams with defensive stars on both sides. The Heat are rolling right now but have yet to find consistent offense, and if the Raptors’ stars do not play in this one it will be tough for them to generate any offense at all.
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It's getting more and more expensive to give thanks this year. Prices are up 12% higher than they were a year ago. According to a survey by Personal Capital, 1 in 4 Americans plan to skip Thanksgiving as inflation hits the holidays. If you don't want to go to that extreme, it may actually be cheaper to eat out this Thanksgiving....
It's getting more and more expensive to give thanks this year. Prices are up 12% higher than they were a year ago. According to a survey by Personal Capital, 1 in 4 Americans plan to skip Thanksgiving as inflation hits the holidays. If you don't want to go to that extreme, it may actually be cheaper to eat out this Thanksgiving.
A new report from Wells Fargo shows that your favorite Thanksgiving dishes would cost you the same at a restaurant as if you made them yourself at home.
This article from CNBC.com shows how much more expensive food prices are this year. When you really think about it, eating out on Thanksgiving isn't a bad idea. You don't have to worry about all the buying of the food, the prep time not only with cooking but cleaning the house. You simply make a reservation, then show up.
Once you get there, you don't even have to order turkey, although it is mandatory to order macaroni. You can choose to give thanks with the meal that's right for you. plus you don't have to clean up afterward.
Another nice thing about eating out is that when the meal is over, you leave, as opposed to some guests who stay forever. Plan it right and you could be home in time to watch the Giants play the Cowboys in Dallas. Perhaps a sports bar/restaurant could actually schedule the meal during the game.
Aside from that, I asked my listeners and social following for some Thanksgiving restaurant suggestions, Here's what we've come up with.
Chris OrionWe booked Hell's Kitchen in AC. We've been to the one in Vegas twice...top 3 meals we've ever had. Looked up the AC location and there were plenty of open reservations for Thanksgiving, so we booked.
From their website "Cracker Barrel is open regular business hours Thanksgiving Day and serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal beginning at 11 a.m. Join our Online Wait List to lessen your wait time. You can also use Dine-In Mobile Pay so you can pay for your meal right at your table."
When you think about how expensive Thanksgiving has become and how inexpensive Cracker Barrel is, going there for Thanksgiving is a pretty good idea.
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Giants right tackle Evan Neal, who is returning from a knee injury, is unlikely to play Sunday against t...
That was the word Thursday from coach Brian Daboll, who spoke to reporters before practice.
And based on what Daboll said, the Giants also have concerns at left guard, after Joshua Ezeudu hurt his neck during Wednesday’s practice. Ezeudu won’t practice Thursday. Shane Lemieux likely would replace him, in Lemieux’s first action of 2022.
Ezeudu was starting because Ben Bredeson (knee) landed on injured reserve. Bredeson must miss at least two more games before he can return. Nick Gates also will get practice action at left guard with Ezeudu hurt, but it sounds like Lemieux would be the starter Sunday.
As for the Giants’ already depleted wide receiver room, Wan’Dale Robinson (hamstring) got hurt early in Wednesday’s practice and won’t participate Thursday, casting doubt on his status for Sunday. Like Robinson, receiver Kenny Golladay also felt his hamstring tighten early in Wednesday’s practice. He will be a limited participant Thursday, after being benched last Sunday.
If Robinson and Golladay are sidelined against the Lions, the Giants’ primary receivers will be Isaiah Hodgins, Richie James, and Darius Slayton, plus Marcus Johnson and David Sills. Johnson played just four snaps in last week’s win over the Texans, while Sills was a healthy scratch.
Three Giants did not practice Wednesday: tight end Daniel Bellinger (eye), defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence (back/planned rest day), and outside linebacker Kayvon Thibodeaux (illness).
Five others were limited participants: safety Dane Belton (collarbone), Neal (knee), outside linebacker Jihad Ward (thumb), Robinson (hamstring), and Golladay (hamstring).
Daboll said Bellinger again would not practice Thursday (no surprise there), along with Robinson and Ezeudu being sidelined. So Bellinger won’t play against the Lions.
Daboll said Lawrence, Thibodeaux, Belton, Neal, Ward, and Golladay would be limited Thursday. But Thibodeaux isn’t in danger of missing Sunday’s game, according to Daboll. Lawrence surely will play, too, as the Giants manage his practice workload.
Neal “moved around a little bit” during Wednesday’s practice, but “probably still has a little bit to go,” Daboll said. As for whether Neal could play Sunday, Daboll said, “I don’t think so.”
Neal has missed the past two games, after he got hurt Oct. 23 in Jacksonville. Bellinger also got hurt in that game and underwent surgery, but was not placed on IR — a designation that would have sidelined him for at least four games.
Meanwhile, Lemieux (toe) — who hasn’t played this season — is still technically on IR, but has been designated to return to practice. This is his second week back at practice. He can be promoted to the active roster at any time. Now, the Giants need him. And he might start Sunday.
Remember, Lemieux was supposed to be the Giants’ starting left guard in Week 1. But he got hurt in the preseason and has yet to play a game snap in 2022. He was the Giants’ planned starting left guard last season, too, but a knee injury limited him to one game (and 17 snaps). He played 12 games (with nine starts) as a fifth-round rookie in 2020.
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Belton got hurt against the Texans, but postgame X-rays were negative. He sustained a broken collarbone early in training camp — an injury that cost him Week 1. Belton now starts next to Julian Love, as Xavier McKinney rehabs a hand injury suffered in an ATV accident.
Backup safety Tony Jefferson (foot) is eligible to return from IR this week. But while Daboll said Jefferson won’t be activated for the Lions game, he didn’t rule out the possibility of Jefferson perhaps returning at some point this season.
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Need to let out a good scream?Not a “boo” and make you jump kind of shout, but a soul-curdling shriek prompted by a blood-stained face that leaps from the shadows, making your heart feel like it stops and you find it hard to breathe.If screaming is therapy or falling to the ground in terror is a good time, 13th Hour and Brighton Asylum Haunted Houses deliver.“It was jump-scary,” said Daniella Calle who made 13th Hour her first haunted house experience. “It was fun, it was scary..they got me ...
Need to let out a good scream?
Not a “boo” and make you jump kind of shout, but a soul-curdling shriek prompted by a blood-stained face that leaps from the shadows, making your heart feel like it stops and you find it hard to breathe.
If screaming is therapy or falling to the ground in terror is a good time, 13th Hour and Brighton Asylum Haunted Houses deliver.
“It was jump-scary,” said Daniella Calle who made 13th Hour her first haunted house experience. “It was fun, it was scary..they got me when I wasn’t expecting it,” added Calle.
Marty Cruz is one of the more than 75 actors performing every night at the Wharton attraction. It features three haunted houses, as well as escape rooms.
Cruz, who plays Crazy Cousin Joe Hayden, ambushes people while they wait in the cue to enter the 13th Hour — exploding out a door, diving through the window, and wielding a very large hammer that most people don’t see because of the seriously injured look from bloody makeup all over his face.
“I had an absolute blast,” said Cruz.
As you enter the very dark cabin and see the carved pumpkins glowing you feel it in your bones. You are not alone and it’s dark so you stop, wait, and look around. Then George the Riddler jumps out behind you, yelling and as he gets close his yellow eyes get bigger. Then you see the blood. Most freeze, some run, many scream.
George the Riddler is played by Vinny Scarpa who says he likes to scare people — and he seems pretty good at it.
Friends Karina Telles and Laura Hernandez went through the haunted house together, side by side.
“It was a really good scare,” said Telles.
Screams could be heard in Passaic at the Brighton Asylum, as well. The industrial complex once housed real patients but since 2011 has been a haunted attraction.
“Nurse B” jumped through a window into the line waiting to enter Brighton Asylum. Not just any nurse but a zombie-looking, dead for a while, talking bloody mess portrayed by Kristyn Syrianoudis.
She was joined by the Mad Butler with a hump on his back portrayed by Ricky Soto who also looked like death warmed over with red eyes and of course injuries and blood.
Pictures are not allowed inside the Asylum but if visitors are not too frightened the Nurse and Mad Butler do pose for selfies outside in the line.
At least 50 live actors perform every night. The tour through the three haunted houses is a mile and a half long and usually takes 45 minutes depending on how fast you go.
“Some people cry, I just love to see their reactions,” said actor Brianna Mercado who plays a fiery red-haired demon who pops up from a dinner table about every 30 seconds to scare the next batch of visitors.
A living statue portrayed by Chaino Martinez goes from stoic to attack so fast that people are thrown off balance and have to pause to figure a way past him.
“It is one of my favorite haunted houses in New Jersey, I go to this one every single year,” said Ryan McConnell after exiting Brighton Asylum.
“There were plenty of actresses and actors around and they did a really great job of scarring her,” said McConnell who went with his girlfriend Michell Vargas.
“Every year, every single year they get me down on the ground screaming,” said Vargas. “Oh it is so much fun, it is our yearly anniversary date,” added Vargas.
If you go:
13th Hour, Thursday thru Sunday, and also Halloween night. Doors open at 7 p.m., It is recommended that you buy tickets online for timed admission reservations. The 13th Hour Haunted house has three haunted houses for one admission fee, $40-$45. The House of Nightmares, the Attic, and Dark Side Haunted Houses are included.
Brighton Asylum, Thursday thru Sunday, and also Halloween night. Doors Open at 7 p.m.. Prices start at $42.99 and you get all three haunted houses. Brighton Asylum, SubCULTure, and The Bleeding Grounds.
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It’s never too early to talk about the NFL Draft, which is a mere five months away.This year, the ...
It’s never too early to talk about the NFL Draft, which is a mere five months away.
But in 2023, both teams could be sitting at the bottom of the first round.
However the Philadelphia Eagles, despite having a league-best 8-1 record, could land a top-five pick thanks to general manager Howie Roseman, who traded for the New Orleans Saints’ 2023 first-round pick before the 2022 draft.
The book is out on Myles Murphy — a rare specimen at 6′5″, 275 pounds who has the amped-up athleticism, power, and raw strength of a top-five pick.
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At No. 23, the Jets are projected to select Alabama safety Jordan Battle.
(He has) the traits to be a solid safety for a long time in the NFL, particularly from two-high alignments.
At No. 28, the Giants are projected to take Alabama linebacker Henry To’oTo’o.
A quick processing, physical, and fast-flowing inside linebacker prospect who can complete the second level on defense.
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