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 East Rutherford, 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 East Rutherford, 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
Yet another celebrity was spotted in New Jersey this week — and it’s a big one. Kim Kardashian was seen yesterday hanging out with a couple of kids at Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park in American Dream, located at 1 American Dream Way in East Rutherford. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality star was seen taking selfies on the Rugrats Reptar-Go-Round. Kim’s recent tri-state whereabouts could partially be due to her high-profile relationship with comedian Pete Davidson, who is based in Staten Island. She was al...
Yet another celebrity was spotted in New Jersey this week — and it’s a big one. Kim Kardashian was seen yesterday hanging out with a couple of kids at Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park in American Dream, located at 1 American Dream Way in East Rutherford. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality star was seen taking selfies on the Rugrats Reptar-Go-Round. Kim’s recent tri-state whereabouts could partially be due to her high-profile relationship with comedian Pete Davidson, who is based in Staten Island. She was also recently on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this week, which films in New York. This isn’t Kim’s first trip to NJ — Kim also visited Hoboken many years back when she was dating Hobokenite Kris Humphries. Read on for what we know about Kim Kardashian’s trip to East Rutherford, New Jersey.
(Photo credits: @hellofromthehive)
On June 22nd, The Hive sent HG a DM + some photos, sharing that Kim Kardashian was hanging out at American Dream in East Rutherford. The reality star was spotted taking some awesome selfies on the Rugrats Reptar-Go-Round while spending time at the indoor Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park. According to The Hive, Kim was actively engaged with the kids she was with — and looked fantastic while doing it.
Screenshot from @hellofromthehive DM
Those of us who have lived in Hoboken for a while may remember Kim took a trip to Hoboken about 10 years back when she was engaged to basketball pro Kris Humphries, who lived in Hoboken at the time. While visiting Kris, the two notably took a trip to Modern Nails & Spa for dual mani-pedis. Modern Nails is still standing on 728 Washington Street and was picked by HG readers as a favorite spot to get nails done in 2021. Maybe Kim K will visit this local favorite sometime again in the future.
Kim Kardashian is just one of many celebrities to be spotted locally. Bryan Cranston + Aaron Paul took a full New Jersey tour to promote their mezcal back in May. Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman were seen locally while filming their movie The Kill Room. TikTok star Lynja took a field trip to the Hoboken Trader Joe’s to film a dinner date night TikTok with Nick DiGiovanni. And who can forget when Penn Badgley had a favorite local coffee shop? Justin + Hailey Bieber, Maddie Ziegler, Eli Manning, and even Beyoncé have also been spotted locally throughout the years. Suffice it to say, there are no shortage of awesome celebrity sightings in the North Jersey area.
The Hoboken Girl will keep you in the loop as more celebrity sightings come to light. In the meantime, stay in the know with @thehobokengirl on Instagram and TikTok. And be sure to send us a DM if you see anyone noteworthy!
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The American Dream mega mall in East Rutherford N.J. will debut a new, 10,000-square-foot dining area that includes seven luxe boutique-style food concepts, NJ.com has reported. One of three planned food halls at the Mead...
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The American Dream mega mall in East Rutherford N.J. will debut a new, 10,000-square-foot dining area that includes seven luxe boutique-style food concepts, NJ.com has reported. One of three planned food halls at the Meadowlands center, the new addition will officially launch on July 13.
Located on Level 2 of the retail and entertainment hub, the food hall will include a “first-of-its-kind” wine concept, a luxury pastry maker and an iconic dumpling establishment, NJ.com noted. It will join the already open Coca-Cola Eats and the soon to debut Kosher Food Hall. American Dream’s goal with this launch? To create another core of activity within the mall. Games of oversized cornhole, Jenga and Connect Four will mark its launch.
“The addition of these unique food and wine concepts perfectly complement our world-class attractions and robust retail offerings, reinforcing American Dream as an unrivaled destination,” Don Ghermezian, CEO of American Dream, told NJ.com.
· Vinoteca: Guests can taste their way through 64 curated wines self-served by an interactive machine that perfectly pours 1-ounce sips, 3-ounce tastes or 5-ounce glasses. They also serve beer poured the same way and Italian fare from paninis to charcuterie boards.
· Lady M: This New York City confections brand has more than 50 boutiques throughout the world. It marries French pastry techniques with Japanese influences and is famous for the Signature Mille Crepes.
· Vanessa’s Dumpling House: Iconic New York establishment will offer Beijing-style authentic dumplings and other Beijing-influenced delicacies including noodles, soups, salads and sauces. They’re known for using daily fresh ingredients and sesame pancake sandwiches stuffed with roast pork, beef, veggies, tofu, tuna and Peking duck.
Two other establishments -- Dream Bar and Bang Cookies – will open in the fall and winter, respectively.
The announcement of this addition comes just two weeks after Triple Five Group, which owns the property, failed to make its semiannual payment on a $800 million municipal bond, the Wall Street Journal reported. Bondholders instead received payment from an $11.35 million debt service reserve account, according to the publication, which said that the mall could soon be declared in default.
The money troubles are not new: Last month, a securities filing revealed the property lost roughly $60 million last year, The Real Deal reported, generating $173 million in revenue against $232 million in expenses.
Cardi B and her husband Offset were out and about at American Dream mega mall Monday with their family.The Grammy-winning rapper from the Bronx, a Bergen...
The Grammy-winning rapper from the Bronx, a Bergen County resident, took in the sights at the DreamWorks Water Park inside the East Rutherford complex, sharing scenes from her day on Instagram.
Cardi, 29, watched as Offset, 30, of the rap trio Migos, and their daughter, Kulture, 3, who wore a life vest, splashed around in a pool and glided down a water slide.
Photos shared by American Dream show Cardi standing in the park’s wave pool.
Cardi and Offset welcomed son Wave in September.
“Tallest water slide in the world,” Cardi told her 135 million followers, sharing a video from the American Dream water park on her Instagram stories.
She was talking about the water park’s 14-story Thrillagascar and Jungle Jammer water slides, which are actually billed “the world’s tallest trapdoor capsules.”
This isn’t Cardi’s first time at American Dream.
Both Cardi and Kulture made an appearance at the mall in November.
In 2019, the rapper made history as the first female solo artist to win the Grammy for best rap album. She won the honor for her debut album “Invasion of Privacy,” which debuted at No. 1 in 2018. She’s had five No. 1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, starting with “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” in 2017 and including “WAP,” her 2020 hit with Megan Thee Stallion, and “Up” in 2021.
Cardi and Offset have collaborated on songs including “Drip,” “Clout,” “Lick” and “MotorSport.”
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Kim Kardashian was the latest celebrity spotted at the American Dream mall in East Rutherford.The blonde-haired Kardashian, with kid in tow, was seen at the mega-mall enjoying the rides and water park at the Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park on Wednesday.Kardashian posted a series of videos on her Instagram stories with the caption: "Yesterday at the coolest mall ever! American Dream i...
Kim Kardashian was the latest celebrity spotted at the American Dream mall in East Rutherford.
The blonde-haired Kardashian, with kid in tow, was seen at the mega-mall enjoying the rides and water park at the Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park on Wednesday.
Kardashian posted a series of videos on her Instagram stories with the caption: "Yesterday at the coolest mall ever! American Dream in Jersey."
Just before catching a ride on the swings, she reassured her child, "Don't be scared. We got this."
Kardashian was amazed that the mall has Big Snow skiing, telling her fans: "Oh my God. This mall has skiing ... in Jersey. This is insane." She captioned that video a "Dream come true!"
Kardashian also visited the DreamWorks Water Park, posting a video from one of the suites, before showing "the biggest candy store in the world" with a carousel horse and mushroom made out of jelly beans.
"How cute is this?" she said.
Kardashian's visit was first reported by The Hoboken Girl, showing photos of the star taking selfies on the Rugrats Reptar-Go-Round.
The struggling mega-mall and entertainment complex can certainly use this celebrity star power.
Last week, American Dream made a belated $13.9 million deposit to bondholders, but a bank trustee said it remains behind on its payments.
The mall's developers still owe interest on the bond payment they missed on June 1, leaving them in default, the U.S. Bank Trust Co. said in a notice to bondholders.
"The mall's definitely in trouble, there's no doubt in my mind," East Rutherford Mayor Jeffrey Lahullier said in an interview earlier this month.
The mall reported $60 million in losses last year amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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NEW YORK — Atlanta, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia, Seattle and Kansas City, Missouri, were the newcomers among the 11 U.S. sites picked to host games at the 2026 World Cup, while Baltimore, Cincinnati, Denver, Nashville, Tennessee, and Orlando, Florida, were left out.Arlington, Texas; East Rutherford, New Jersey; Foxborough, Massachusetts, and Inglewood and Santa Clara, California, were the holdovers.FIFA announced its selections Thursday for the first World Cup with three co-hosts, also picking three Mexican cities and tw...
NEW YORK — Atlanta, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia, Seattle and Kansas City, Missouri, were the newcomers among the 11 U.S. sites picked to host games at the 2026 World Cup, while Baltimore, Cincinnati, Denver, Nashville, Tennessee, and Orlando, Florida, were left out.
Arlington, Texas; East Rutherford, New Jersey; Foxborough, Massachusetts, and Inglewood and Santa Clara, California, were the holdovers.
FIFA announced its selections Thursday for the first World Cup with three co-hosts, also picking three Mexican cities and two in Canada.
The U.S. selections included none of the nine stadiums used at the 1994 World Cup. The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, and Orlando’s Camping World Stadium were the only ones remaining in contention, and they were among the sites dropped in the final round.
New stadiums were selected in five areas used in 1994. AT&T Stadium in Texas replaced Dallas’ Cotton Bowl; SoFi Stadium in Inglewood took over for Pasadena’s Rose Bowl; and Levi’s Stadium instead of Stanford Stadium.
Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Masschusetts, replaced torn-down stadiums that were adjacent, Giants Stadium and Foxboro Stadium.
Orlando’s Camping World was dropped among existing 1994 venues. The Detroit area, where the old Pontiac Silverdome hosted games, was cut in 2018 and Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium was dropped after FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, dropped out. Washington’s RFK Stadium was used in 1994.
Chicago, which hosted the 1994 opener at Solider Field, refused to bid, citing FIFA’s economic demands.
Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca, which hosted the 1970 and ‘86 finals and will become the first stadium in three World Cups, was selected along with Guadalajara’s Estadio Akron and Monterrey’s Estadio BBVA.
Toronto’s BMO Field and Vancouver, British Columbia’s B.C. Place were picked while Edmonton, Alberta’s Commonwealth Stadium was dropped.
The bid plan envisioned 60 games in the U.S., including all from the quarterfinals on, and 10 each in Mexico and Canada.
Specific sites for each round will be announced later.
In contrast to the 1992 site announcement during a news conference, the 2026 announcement was made during a televised show from Fox’s studio in Manhattan.