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 Chester Township, 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 Chester Township, 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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Patch has your complete guide to Independence Day fireworks shows, parades and other celebrations around Mendham and Chester:MENDHAM/CHESTER, NJ — Independence Day is quickly approaching, which means it's time to fire up that barbecue and find out what Fourth of July fireworks and festivities are going on in and around Mendham and Chester for 2023.We gathered up all the fireworks shows, parades and festivals happening in and around the area so you can start planning now.Here's what's in store this July 4 in and a...
MENDHAM/CHESTER, NJ — Independence Day is quickly approaching, which means it's time to fire up that barbecue and find out what Fourth of July fireworks and festivities are going on in and around Mendham and Chester for 2023.
We gathered up all the fireworks shows, parades and festivals happening in and around the area so you can start planning now.
Here's what's in store this July 4 in and around Mendham and Chester:
July 4 Festivities
Mendham Township Fireworks:
Mendham Township will celebrate the Fourth of July with a bang. On Friday, June 30, beginning at 6:30 p.m., join them for fireworks, entertainment, food, and tons of community fun at Mosle Field.
In addition to the scheduled entertainment, there will be a bounce house and obstacle course for the kids to enjoy. Kids can use the bounce house and run through the obstacle course for $10.
Gates open at 6 p.m. so make sure to arrive early for a good parking spot.
Morristown National Historical Park:
Morristown National Historical Park and the Washington Association of New Jersey will celebrate the park's 90th anniversary and Independence Week with a variety of programs from July 4 to 9, all at the park's Washington Headquarters.
Celebrate the Declaration of Independence with July Fourth activities beginning at noon on July 4 at the park's Washington's Headquarters grounds with a "Warm-Up for the Declaration" featuring eighteenth-century stories, jokes, and riddles, followed by the Declaration's reading at 1 p.m. on the grounds of the Washington’s Headquarters Museum.
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Lake Hopatcong Fireworks:
More Details: The fireworks in Lake Hopatcong are being launched from the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club, with the club having hosted its yearly display since the 1950s. Residents around and visitors to the state's largest lake, like to drop their anchors for a view within the yacht club; or at restaurants on the water.
Town of Dover Fireworks:
More Details: Food will be available for purchase, and seating will be limited to the bleachers or track.
East Hanover Fireworks:
More Details: Food trucks will be available starting at 7 p.m., and the fireworks show will begin at dusk.
Fireworks in Parsippany-Troy Hills:
The Parsippany-Troy Hills concert will begin at 7 p.m. on July 4, followed by a fireworks display. The rain date is July 5. The event will take place at Parsippany Hills High School.
On July 8, Randolph will host a fireworks display at the County College of Morris. The overall event, which includes rides, games, food trucks, and more, runs from 6 to 11 p.m., with fireworks starting at 9:45 p.m. The rain date is set for July 9.
The first field at the newly renovated Black River Fields will be named "Bill Foelsch Field." Vianella Burns, Patch StaffCHESTER, NJ — A longtime community member in Chester now has a field that bears his name.The Chester Township Parks Committee proudly announced on May 8 that the first field at the new and improved Black River Fields will be named "Bill Foelsch Field" during its annual inspe...
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CHESTER, NJ — A longtime community member in Chester now has a field that bears his name.
The Chester Township Parks Committee proudly announced on May 8 that the first field at the new and improved Black River Fields will be named "Bill Foelsch Field" during its annual inspection of the parks system.
"I cannot think of anyone who has put such an incredible mark on the Chester Township park system other than Bill," said Rich Prado, a longtime member and former Chairman of the Parks Committee. "His expertise and knowledge of our town in the ways of local and state government and navigating the system to get things done is unmatched."
Bill Foelsch, Chester Township's parks consultant for decades, was instrumental in the creation of the town's modern park system, being involved in nearly all park improvements since the 1980s, according to township officials.
“Bill Foelsch may be called our parks consultant, but we all know he’s much more than that. He’s been our parks superintendent, our parks expert, and our parks champion,” Mayor Mike Inganamort said. “He knows every blade of grass in Chester Township’s parks system, and that’s hardly an exaggeration. We are a better, stronger, more beautiful town because of Bill Foelsch.”
Black River Fields in Chester, which have been undergoing a longtime renovation project are now officially open for recreational use once again.
The project started in 2017, when the township began negotiations with the West Morris Central Regional High School District to purchase the 45-acre property off North Road, across from Telcordia Park and next to the Black River Middle School and Chester Area Pool.
Morris County approved a $416,250 Open Space grant for the township in November 2019 to purchase the 45-acre property.
"This project was a long time coming. It’s great to finally have level playing fields for Chester’s young athletes. The days of playing soccer on a hill are over," Inganamort said.
On April 21, local youth lacrosse players joined Inganamort, County Commissioner John Krickus, Councilman Tim Drag, Environmental Commission member Charles Happel, and Foelsch at the fields for a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the occasion.
The permanent plaque and stone naming the field after Foelsch will be unveiled this summer, officials said.
"Bill has always helped craft the vision and execute the park's plan. Over time, he has had a remarkably positive impact on Chester Township,” Prado said.
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Smoke from wildfires in eastern Canada is lingering above several states on the East Coast this week. MENDHAM/CHESTER, NJ — The air is listed as unhealthy in Mendham and Chester on Thursday, and officials warn children, the elderly, and those with respiratory conditions to stay indoors.Smoke from wildfires in eastern Canada is lingering above several states on the East Coast this week.As of Thursday morning, all 23 counties are under an air quality alert, with a “Code Orange Air Quality Action Day” in...
MENDHAM/CHESTER, NJ — The air is listed as unhealthy in Mendham and Chester on Thursday, and officials warn children, the elderly, and those with respiratory conditions to stay indoors.
Smoke from wildfires in eastern Canada is lingering above several states on the East Coast this week.
As of Thursday morning, all 23 counties are under an air quality alert, with a “Code Orange Air Quality Action Day” in effect for Thursday, according to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
A code orange air quality alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups, such as children, the elderly and those suffering from asthma or heart disease.
"Levels of fine particulates will remain in the unhealthy category through the daytime hours today due to the wildfire smoke from eastern Canadian wildfires," the state agency said.
The frequency, extent and severity of wildfires mark important indicators of climate change, environmental officials say. The peak of the nation's wildfire season is also occurring earlier — peaking in August from 1984-2001 and then in July from 2002-20, according to research from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
How To Monitor Mendham and Chester's Air Quality
AirNow.gov, which reports air quality using the official U.S. Air Quality Index (AQI), has updated air-quality data from around the nation. Mendham and Chester both have a "very unhealthy" level of air pollution as of Thursday morning.
Air quality alerts are triggered by a number of factors, including the detection of fine-particle pollution — known as "PM 2.5" — which can irritate the lungs.
Officials reported Mendham and Chester at 228 on the AQI scale as of Thursday morning — "very unhealthy" levels fall between 201 and 300.
The AQI scale is as follows:
AirNow partners with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Park Service, NASA, Centers for Disease Control, and tribal, state, and local air quality agencies.
Environmental officials anticipate air-quality issues persisting through at least Thursday. But the timeline toward safer air remains difficult to predict.
Guidance For Staying Safe
Air quality in "very unhealthy" territory means that older adults, children, teens, and people with heart or lung disease should avoid outdoor physical activities, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says.
The federal agency advised everyone else to avoid strenuous outdoor activities and keep them short if necessary, while considering moving physical activities indoors or rescheduling them.
There are approximately 160 wildfires burning across Quebec, part of a wider group of more than 300 fires across the country that some are calling Canada's worst fire season ever.
Quebec's fire prevention agency has said high temperatures and dry conditions have contributed to the raging fire season.
Previous fires in Nova Scotia and Alberta have sent smoke into New Jersey, prompting air quality warnings.
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Chester Township recently obtained an extension of the 2022 Parks and Recreation Grant, which will be used in Highlands Ridge Park. CHESTER, NJ — The township has been awarded an extension of the 2022 Parks and Recreation Grant, allowing for additional ADA improvements to the 113-acre Highlands Ridge Park.Planned improvements to Highlands Ridge Park include the installation of ADA walkways connecting Highlands Ridge Park to the parking lot and a crosswalk across North Road to Black River Fields.Highlands Ridge Pa...
CHESTER, NJ — The township has been awarded an extension of the 2022 Parks and Recreation Grant, allowing for additional ADA improvements to the 113-acre Highlands Ridge Park.
Planned improvements to Highlands Ridge Park include the installation of ADA walkways connecting Highlands Ridge Park to the parking lot and a crosswalk across North Road to Black River Fields.
Highlands Ridge Park, also known as the "Telephone Pole Farm," was formerly an AT&T long-term testing facility. The township isc in the process of developing a long-term plan for the use of this park, according to officials.
"The township received an appropriation from the state last year, that allowed for the replacement of the playground at Chubb Park, the instillation of a new playground over at Highlands Ridge, as well as the instillation of ADA walkways up at the top of Highlands Ridge connecting the parking lot to the area where there are fields and going toward the crosswalk," Mayor Mike Inganamort said.
With the grant extension, the township will now be able to add more ADA walkways on the other side of the barn leading to the new playground.
According to Inganamort, this addition is required by law for the township.
"It's a very logical place where you would put the path. I think this should be pretty straightforward," Inganamort said.
According to Township Clerk Robin Collins, the project requires engineered design plans to ensure ADA compliance, which will cost approximately $8,000. Once that is complete, the Department of Public Works will finish the excavation, and a co-op contractor will finish the paving.
All expenses will be covered by the remaining $62,000 in grant funds, Collins said.
Councilman Tim Drag noted that the walkway on Highlands Ridge going toward Black River Fields was put in on a "whim" and recommended improving the visibility of the walkway by petitioning the county for improved crosswalk markings and blinking lights.
"That was cut in when we were doing construction on the parking lot. If we are going to improve that further, we need to have a discussion about improving the visibility. If we improve that walkway, people are going to start crossing more frequently," Drag said.
Inganamort and the other council members agreed with this concern, stating that the council should continue to consider ways to slow traffic on the road leading to the crosswalk.
Because the road does not belong to the township, Inganamort said that he intends to contact the county to see what solutions they can provide.
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Morris County spent nearly $5 million this year to replace its 20-year-old voting machines. But some of those machines rolled out to local precincts for Election Day are malfunctioning, poll workers say, while another town is struggling to accommodate a large voter turnout with half the complement of voting machi...
Morris County spent nearly $5 million this year to replace its 20-year-old voting machines. But some of those machines rolled out to local precincts for Election Day are malfunctioning, poll workers say, while another town is struggling to accommodate a large voter turnout with half the complement of voting machines they have received in the past.
Chester Township Council President Michael Inganamort, on the ballot this year for mayor, said he was "concerned" about waiting times of more than 90 minutes for District 2 and 3 voting this morning at Town Hall.
He blamed the delays on the township receiving only one machine for each of its five voting districts instead of the usual two. The lines eased after lunch, he said, but he worried the lines would return "after the whistle blows at 5 p.m."
Elsewhere in Morris County, printer problems appeared persistent on three of five voting machines at Dennis O’Brien School in Rockaway Township. The staff was seen banging on the printers to get the long ballot receipts out and said they were hearing "it was happening all over the county."
Election Day live updates:Lengthy Rockaway ballots jamming voting machines
The Morris County Board of Elections did not respond to multiple calls inquiring if any other towns reported printer problems or machine shortages.
Boonton voters experienced similar printer issues with the new machines but they appeared resolved before 9 a.m. One person who couldn’t wait said she was able to cast a provisional ballot.
The Morris County Commissioner Board in late 2021 authorized the purchase of 134 ES&S machines at a cost of $4.9 million. But a delay in authorizing the funds resulted in only partial delivery before the June primary, forcing some of the old Dominion machines back into use.
Hanover Deputy Mayor Thomas "Ace" Gallagher, running unopposed for reelection to the Township Committee, said Hanover districts also had some problems related to paper jams during the day, but "the county was very responsive" and had technicians on site to help resolve the problems.
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