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 Far Hills, 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 Far Hills, 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
The USGA's Hilary Cronheim has one cool gig.Every job in golf is a good job. But some gigs — like the USGA museum director (below) — make us especially envious! To browse more Best Jobs in Golf, click each link here: TaylorMade content creator | Luxury helicopter pilot | ...
The USGA's Hilary Cronheim has one cool gig.
Every job in golf is a good job. But some gigs — like the USGA museum director (below) — make us especially envious! To browse more Best Jobs in Golf, click each link here: TaylorMade content creator | Luxury helicopter pilot | Titleist club builder | Superintendent’s dog | Course designer | Gold Putter Vault guardian | Social media content creator | St. Andrews Starter | Callaway equipment innovator | Course photographer | Pinehurst bartender
Before we get into the nitty gritty of this piece, let’s start with a thought exercise. If you were asked to connect a common thread between Happy Gilmore, Amelia Earhart and George W. Bush, would you be able to? It might seem unlikely that the three are connected in any meaningful way, but they’re, in fact, closely related.
That thread? The USGA Museum in Far Hills, N.J. Buried deep in its archives, among a robust collection of golf memorabilia and artifacts, sits Gilmore’s putter (yes, that putter), a set of Earhart’s head covers and a ball played by the former President.
“One of the reasons I have one of the coolest jobs is golf is that I get to oversee the world’s largest collection of memorabilia related to golf,” says Hilary Cronheim, the senior director of the USGA Museum and Library. “It’s such a privilege to tell people about the history of golf.”
Museum curator might not sound like the most riveting job title, but when you get to handle artifacts from some of the most iconic figures in U.S. golf history, the appeal is obvious.
Cronheim recently gave GOLF.com a tour of the collection (see video above), during which we got a behind-the-scenes look at the oldest museum in sports. The experience was eye-opening, not only because of the vast collection, but also because we got to see what it takes to showcase all that history in a way that captures the story of golf in America.
“We tell the story of golf in the context of social, political, cultural and economic history,” Cronheim said. “We want people to know when they come through here that the game of golf has been a part of American history just like any other sport.”
Cronheim, 38, has always been a museum aficionado, and knew from an early age that she would land in that world. She attended Cornell University before earning her Ph.D in Art History from Duke. She scored a job with the USGA not long after and has since worked her way up to senior director.
Cronheim oversees a series of exhibits and rooms that span from C.B. Macdonald and Donald Ross to Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. There are spaces dedicated to titans of the game, such as Bobby Jones and Mickey Wright, and a Hall of Champions featuring the names of every USGA champion dating back to the 1800s.
MILLBURN, NJ -- Steve Grillo, Executive Director of Explore Millburn-Short Hills, presented an update and budget for 2023. He began, “This board’s priorities are broken down into four categories: Streetscaping and Placemaking; Events, Music and Marketing; Business Assistance and Governance.”He spoke of the subcategories which allow stakeholders to take advantage of benefits that suit their diverse needs, such as social media promotion, educational programs and networking mixers. He noted that Explore serves all five ...
MILLBURN, NJ -- Steve Grillo, Executive Director of Explore Millburn-Short Hills, presented an update and budget for 2023. He began, “This board’s priorities are broken down into four categories: Streetscaping and Placemaking; Events, Music and Marketing; Business Assistance and Governance.”
He spoke of the subcategories which allow stakeholders to take advantage of benefits that suit their diverse needs, such as social media promotion, educational programs and networking mixers. He noted that Explore serves all five business districts “with efforts that are specific to their needs.”
Grillo mentioned that each of the five districts has such different physical layouts, walk ability, zoning traffic patterns, parking and more, so Explore learns “valuable lessons” each year.
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He shared some changes that Explore will be making for next year. “The Main Street Pedestrian Mall was a massive success this summer, and we received statewide recognition from downtown New Jersey as ‘Best in Placemaking.’” Conversely, Grillo reflected that May and June weekend street closing were problematic, so that will be eliminated—but streets will be closed in July and August on weekends.
He continued to say that Girls Night Out will be revamped. Brillo added, “We're going to streamline our operations and promote new businesses by thinking of new digital marketing strategies.”
Explore plans to develop an overall streetscape plan for Morris Turnpike, implement the second phase of its public art program and develop an artistic crosswalk at Town Hall Plaza.
Grillo talked about developing “wayfinding signage” to include points of interest in sub-districts. New activities like Restaurant Weeks, Sidewalk Strolls and Sales are under consideration. Explore is also going to have a second Founding Day in the spring and Fall into Millburn, a larger car show, a community wide Jazz and Art Festival, Columbus Day Italian food event with the proceeds going to food pantry and a Salsa Night to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month in addition to live music programs such as the summer street scenes and live painters along the sidewalks.
Explore is developing a town wide gift card program for shop local campaigns and planned themed days in town like Father's Day, etc. In addition, the group is working on a podcast series and will interview business owners about their personal stories and entrepreneurship.
Grillo spoke of the two educational programs that Explore initiated this year and said that it will hold a small business tax assistance webinar, a Virtual Job Fair and will create a delivery driver database. Explore is collaborating with Millburn’s Development Review Committee to research solutions for stranded asset properties and promoting parking agreements and liquor license reform.
According to Grillo, “We passed our first audit this year with flying colors. I also expect to be appointed to the Downtown New Jersey Board of Directors, thereby enhancing our status within the state. Explore will continue to receive grant funding for strategic planning and capacity building support.”
He said that Explore is waiting to hear about its pending public art application that Essex County, and this week it received a grant from Citizens Bank Foundation for minority women and immigrant business support program.
He closed with, “I believe this roadmap for 2023 is not only ambitious, but necessary. We're proud of what we've accomplished thus far, and we're committed to creating more innovative services for our stakeholders.”
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Scott and Julianne Donnini bought their farm, the future home of Auburn Road Vineyards, in 2003.“We bought it sight unseen in terms of, you know, we’ve never farmed a day in our lives and never made a drinkable bottle of wine,” said Scott, answering questions Sunday at the beginning of New Jersey Wine Week. “We had no idea that would ...
“We bought it sight unseen in terms of, you know, we’ve never farmed a day in our lives and never made a drinkable bottle of wine,” said Scott, answering questions Sunday at the beginning of New Jersey Wine Week. “We had no idea that would even happen in New Jersey.”
When they got their license the following year, he said, they were winery No. 17 in a state that was only beginning to scratch its grape growing and winemaking potential. It opened to the public in 2007.
Today, that number tops 60, and the state’s wineries will celebrate their rising profile and achievements with a number of events this week and then again next week with the start of the three-day New Jersey Holiday Wine Trail on Black Friday.
Some of the winery owners converged Monday on Drumthwacket, the official home of New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy in Princeton, to recognize the winners from the Garden State Wine Growers Association (GSGWA) Governor’s Cup competition.
Eight wines were selected for awards:
That wasn’t the only news that the New Jersey wine industry wanted to disseminate as the week got underway.
Devon Perry, executive director of the GSWGA, said they are in the process of announcing a partnership with star chef Jose Garces’ company Garces Group to feature New Jersey wines on its menus. The six wines to launch the partnership are listed below.
In addition, to advance agritourism and consumption of New Jersey wine, the GSWGA has developed a mobile app and Passport program, making it easy to discover New Jersey wine country and experience all of New Jersey’s multiple wine trails. The state is now officially home to four American Viticultural Areas (AVA)s: the Cape May Peninsula AVA, the Outer Coastal Plain AVA covering nine southern counties, the Warren Hills AVA, and the Central Delaware Valley AVA, which is shared with portions of eastern Pennsylvania. Vineyards across the state grow more than 80 grape varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sangiovese, San Marco, Albarino and Chardonnay.
Finally, Donnini said he’s excited about a proposal that would collaborate with a certified sommelier and wine merchant in Italy to import New Jersey wine. The tentative tasting events in 2023 include an AIS Associazione Sommelier event in March in Reggio Emilia, an event at the U.S. Consulate in Milan in April, and potentially space inside the New Jersey stand at the TUTTOFOOD fair in May in Milan.
You can find more details on the this arrangement and how it has evolved on the Wine Stories page of the Autumn Road website.
New Jersey’s wine industry continues to grow, with around 20 more licenses pending, according to Donnini per the state’s Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC). While the pandemic prompted changes, New Jersey wineries adjusted and maintained if not grew their bottom line, a trend that was seen nationally.
Based on a recently released economic impact report by WineAmerica, the New Jersey wine industry generates close to $4.69 billion in total economic activity, employs almost 17,000 people while producing an additional 5,732 jobs in supplier and ancillary industries, and its “wine country” regions generate 272,500 tourist visits and $92.48 million in annual tourism expenditures.
Those are all numbers the Donninis couldn’t have fathomed when they decided to begin their venture almost 20 years ago. Today, it is a much brighter picture.
“If we had a single message for this year, I think it’s that, hey, we’re ready for prime time at this point,” Donnini said. “We’ve spent a number of years trying to get ourselves collectively you know, ready to be in the spotlight. And I think at this point, we are at a stage that we’re ready to go. And that’s exciting.”
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Fashions on display at a previous visiting nurse rummage sale, a fundraising event for the home health agency's programs.The Far Hills Fairgrounds on Thursday evening, awaiting the huge crowd of shoppers that will descend on the rummage sale and its 25 departments of merchandise.Fashions on display at a previous visiting nurse rummage sale, a fundraising event for the home health agency's programs.The Far Hills Fairgrounds on Thursday evening, awaiting the huge c...
Fashions on display at a previous visiting nurse rummage sale, a fundraising event for the home health agency's programs.
The Far Hills Fairgrounds on Thursday evening, awaiting the huge crowd of shoppers that will descend on the rummage sale and its 25 departments of merchandise.
Fashions on display at a previous visiting nurse rummage sale, a fundraising event for the home health agency's programs.
The Far Hills Fairgrounds on Thursday evening, awaiting the huge crowd of shoppers that will descend on the rummage sale and its 25 departments of merchandise.
FAR HILLS, NJ - The giant Atlantic Visiting Nurse fundraising rummage sale held each spring and fall at the Far Hills Fairgrounds at Routes 202 and 512 (Main Street and Peapack Road) begins on Friday morning and continues through Sunday afternoon.
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Among thousands of items donated last month by area residents, avid rummage sale fans can find just about everything, and also one of a kind items, on display in 25 tented departments.
The bargain merchandise includes housewares, toys, sporting equipment, furniture, electronics (tested by volunteer workers), books, everyday clothing and couture fashions, and more.
Funds raised will support such program as personalized health care, hospice, and caregiver assistance services for patients, their families, and those in need that are offered through Atlantic Visiting Nurse (formerly the VNA of Somerset Hills) sale, which still maintains an office at 200 Mount Airy Road in Basking Ridge
The sale is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7, and from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 8. On Sunday, prices will be cut further and "bag sales" will be held in many departments.
Admission and parking at the Far Hills Fairgrounds are free. The sale will be held rain or shine, and umbrellas, mud boots, and rain ponchos are encouraged in case of rain.
Shoppers are asked to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For decades, large crowds of rummage sale fans from all over New Jersey, as well as other states, have attended the event.
More information is available by calling (908) 522-3538, or at the rummage sale webpage.
41 students received their diplomas from Far Hills Country Day School on Friday.BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Five Basking Ridge students were among 41 to receive their diplomas from Far Hills Country Day School on Friday.Basking Ridge graduates include Gemma Cafasso, James Gibbons, Nathaniel Lawton, Tyler Mo, and Xian Wu.Additional graduates include Benjamin Adamo of Asbury; Avery Hansen of Bedminster; Theodore Grippo, Edward Merton, Parker Reuben of Bernardsville; Michael Antonelli of Blairstown; Hannah Castiglione, and ...
BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Five Basking Ridge students were among 41 to receive their diplomas from Far Hills Country Day School on Friday.
Basking Ridge graduates include Gemma Cafasso, James Gibbons, Nathaniel Lawton, Tyler Mo, and Xian Wu.
Additional graduates include Benjamin Adamo of Asbury; Avery Hansen of Bedminster; Theodore Grippo, Edward Merton, Parker Reuben of Bernardsville; Michael Antonelli of Blairstown; Hannah Castiglione, and Chloe Valentine of Chester; Luke Antoneck, Jackson Croce, Blake Evans, Brady Morais, Gavin O’Hare, and Winston Valentine of Far Hills; Colin Brucker of Gladstone; Jacob Zentner of High Bridge; Maria Liriano and Josselyn Wolf of Lebanon; Charles Fernandez, Michael Paragano, Gianna Previdi, and Amelia and Titus Welsh of Mendham; Phillip John Cichlar, Cameron Weil, and Brandon Wood of Morristown; Ella Petillo of New Vernon; Gavin Godfrey-Ryan of New York, New York; Ifayola Adewole of North Plainfield; Caspar von Hollen of Oldwick; Jenny Villagra of Peapack; Zachary Freed of Scotch Plains; Sahara Muhammad of Somerset; Edvin Korpela and Tara Nash of Westfield; and Eleanor Cusimano of Whitehouse Station.
"The Class of 2022 is made up of students who are resilient, determined, and hard-working," said Georgia Zaiser, Far Hills Country Day School Head of School. "Not only are they dedicated to their academics, but they’re also committed to creating long-standing relationships with their peers and the community. These students have made their mark individually, but also together as a class."
This fall, the graduates will head to some of the most prestigious day and boarding schools in the country, including Berkshire School, Blair Academy, Canterbury School, Delbarton School, George School, Gill St. Bernard's School, The Hill School, Kent Place School, Morristown-Beard School, Moses Brown School, Newark Academy, Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, Phillips Exeter Academy, Pingry School, Rutgers Preparatory School, Villa Walsh Academy, and Wilbraham & Monsoon Academy.
For information on the students of the Class of 2022, visit fhcds.org.
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