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 Franklin, 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 Franklin, 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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FRANKLIN − An $8.12 million operating budget was introduced by the Borough Council on Tuesday, which, if adopted without changes, results in a 1.7% property tax increase.The proposed budget is an increase of $615,890 over the approved 2022 budget and includes contracted pay raises of 2.25% for employees working under contracts, according to Michelle LaStarza, the borough's chief financial officer, who began working for Franklin on March 1 and was not involved in putting the budget together.She said much of ...
FRANKLIN − An $8.12 million operating budget was introduced by the Borough Council on Tuesday, which, if adopted without changes, results in a 1.7% property tax increase.
The proposed budget is an increase of $615,890 over the approved 2022 budget and includes contracted pay raises of 2.25% for employees working under contracts, according to Michelle LaStarza, the borough's chief financial officer, who began working for Franklin on March 1 and was not involved in putting the budget together.
She said much of the increase is in group insurance and pension contributions for borough employees. There was also an increase in the borough's contract with Blue Diamond for trash collection "and, of course, gas and diesel," she explained.
Because of a borough-wide revaluation this past year, Franklin's assessed property value went up to $622,845,625 for this year, compared to the $392,894,190 total of 2022.
The budget goes before a public hearing at the council's April 25 meeting.
According to the resolution which introduces the budget, the borough expects to see revenues of $2,952,498 this year, leaving $5.17 million to be raised through the property tax.
Among revenue sources, the borough expects to collect $400,000 in new funds from cannabis permit fees. While there are no public retail stores in the borough, the budget's revenues shows a new line item of $400,000 in cannabis fees.
Ascend has operated a medical marijuana growing facility near the intersection of Munsonhurst Road and Route 23 for several years and has received permission to expand into the adjacent former armory building to grow marijuana for sales into the public retail market.
State law requires anyone involved in the various stages of growing, harvesting, processing, transportation and retail sales of marijuana obtain a state permit. The law also allows municipalities to levy their own tax on each of those operations.
The council has not granted any permissions for retail stores in the borough, however, was approached by a resident about the possibilities. Cynthia Barton said at that meeting that she was interested in opening a retail store and provided the council with information about state licensing requirements.
Mayor John Sowden said the subject would be brought to appropriate council committees for further discussion and recommendations to the full council.
In addition to the hearing on the budget, the April 25 meeting will include a public hearing on the borough's $2,694,100 water and sewer budget. The budget expenses are covered by anticipated water and sewer fees.
The council also voted to have Town Planner Jessica Caldwell make a report on a redevelopment plan for a large tract of land north of the Hardyston School and south of Weiss Market. The 41 acres, which had an address of 120 Route 23, is owned by Franklin 116 Development LLC with an address in Edgewater.
The council is also looking at a possible redevelopment study for 390 Rutherford Ave., a nearly two-acre property which also fronts onto Route 23.
The Dominican Republic and Haiti were hit hard by Tropical Storm Franklin on Wednesday leaving two known deaths and a trail of destruction. While the region is beginning its recovery, Franklin now has its eyes on the U.S. East Coast.The National Hurricane Center predicts the storm will upgrade to a Category 2 hurricane over the weekend and peak in intensity early next week. It is not projected to hit New Jersey soil directly but could cause inclement weather effects.Franklin's pathway is expected to curve along t...
The Dominican Republic and Haiti were hit hard by Tropical Storm Franklin on Wednesday leaving two known deaths and a trail of destruction. While the region is beginning its recovery, Franklin now has its eyes on the U.S. East Coast.
The National Hurricane Center predicts the storm will upgrade to a Category 2 hurricane over the weekend and peak in intensity early next week. It is not projected to hit New Jersey soil directly but could cause inclement weather effects.
Franklin's pathway is expected to curve along the East Coast border and continue northeast based on AccuWeather mapping. Forecaster Sarah Johnson at New Jersey's National Weather Service office said Franklin looks to stay hundreds of miles away from the Jersey Shore.
"Even when you have a storm well off coast, it can still bring impact in terms of increased risk of rip currents. That's something we're gonna be watching since it tends to storm in the area Franklin is forecasted to be in," Johnson said.
National Weather Service reports show on-again off-again showers for the New Jersey region over the next couple days. Friday evening and parts of early next week see the most likely rainfall, but Johnson said these conditions are due to other factors.
Riptides could be an adverse effect of Franklin that Johnson said is an area of concern for the National Weather Service. There is also potential for high wind gusts during the height of thunderstorms that will hit the area.
Extending from Cape May Point to Raritan Bay, risk level for rip currents are "moderate" as of Friday according to the National Weather Service. This level means life threatening rip currents "are possible."
"This is just a good reminder that we are in the peak of the Atlantic tropical season," Johnson said. "There are other areas of interest in the Atlantic that the National Hurricane Center is watching, so we'll be keeping our eyes on that."
Tropical Storm Franklin is currently right above Puerto Rico and a clearer outlook will be determined as it moves north.
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New Jersey is one of the most diverse states in the nation, but it’s fractured system of basing school districts on single municipalities has created some of the most segregated schools in America. It’s a long-running problem that is at the heart of a closely-watched lawsuit filed by civil rights organizations seeking better treatment for minority students around the Garden State. But as a ruling remains pending in that case, some districts already offer examples of what possible solutions to the problem may be.
Karen Yi, a reporter covering New Jersey for WNYC and Gothamist, went to Franklin Township in Somerset County to see how that town’s diligent development of affordable housing has fostered one of the state’s most diverse school districts.
“Segregated” is the title of a newly launched series from NJ Spotlight News and other partner newsrooms, and examines the realities of segregation in New Jersey schools, its effects and potential solutions.
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NEW JERSEY — Forecasters are watching two storms brewing in the Atlantic Ocean this week, and said Hurricane Franklin and Tropical Storm Idalia could impact New Jersey with high tides, strong offshore winds, and the potential for beach closures.These strong tropical systems are not expected to make landfall in the Garden State, but their positions in the Atlantic Ocean could impact the region just days before the second anniversary of Tropical Depression Ida."The eastern U.S. will have some indirect impacts from Fran...
NEW JERSEY — Forecasters are watching two storms brewing in the Atlantic Ocean this week, and said Hurricane Franklin and Tropical Storm Idalia could impact New Jersey with high tides, strong offshore winds, and the potential for beach closures.
These strong tropical systems are not expected to make landfall in the Garden State, but their positions in the Atlantic Ocean could impact the region just days before the second anniversary of Tropical Depression Ida.
"The eastern U.S. will have some indirect impacts from Franklin this week as it churns well offshore," said AccuWeather.
Beach-goers may have their plans later this week dampened, forecasters said. Rough surf and strong rip currents are expected along the Jersey Shore, and flooding will also be possible with rain expected on Tuesday and Wednesday.
“Unusually high astronomical tides” are also possible along the Jersey Shore in the evening this week, with the full moon.
And, a band of thunderstorms with "periods of heavy rain" are in store for the region from Monday night through early Wednesday, which may strengthen with the presence of tropical moisture, said the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly.
“It won’t be raining that entire time everywhere but there will be a threat of localized flooding, especially for areas near and south/east of the urban (I-95) corridor," NWS forecasters added. "In addition, some tidal flooding is likely the next few evenings and this could be exacerbated by any heavier rainfall."
Heavy rainfall is also possible on Tuesday and Tuesday night, which could exacerbate flooding, said the National Weather Service.
As of Monday morning, Franklin is churning offshore north of the Turks and Caicos and could “gain enough wind intensity to become the season's first Category 4 hurricane,” AccuWeather forecasters said.
Idalia, which strengthened into a tropical storm, is on a potential track to come ashore in western Florida on Wednesday as a Category 1 hurricane. The National Hurricane Center urged residents along Florida's west coast to begin preparing for a hurricane strike on late Tuesday afternoon or evening. Between 5 and 8 feet of seawater could swamp parts of the Tampa Bay area, forecasters said.
Idalia’s impact could be felt later this week up the eastern seaboard and may complicate Labor Day vacation plans for some. Based on current models, the storm will not impact New Jersey too heavily, forecasters said.
The National Weather Service added that Idalia will move northeast in the vicinity of the Carolinas, though its path "should keep any significant land impacts from the storm to our south."
"Otherwise, the systems should bring some periods of mid and high level cloudiness over southern parts of our forecast area for Thursday along with winds that may be quite breezy out of the (northeast)," said the NWS.
The storm should then move eastward out to sea Thursday night into Friday, forecasters said.
By Jimmie Parker and Malik A. LyonsSOMERSET, NJ - As the 2023 Franklin Township Board of Education election approaches, it is important for voters to hear from candidates running for office.This year residents seven Franklin residents will run for three seats, in the Nov. 7th general election. Each seat holds a three-year term.All BOE candidates were reached out to by TAPinto Franklin Township with a list of questions, and some responded. All answers will be published, unedited, along with any biographi...
By Jimmie Parker and Malik A. Lyons
SOMERSET, NJ - As the 2023 Franklin Township Board of Education election approaches, it is important for voters to hear from candidates running for office.
This year residents seven Franklin residents will run for three seats, in the Nov. 7th general election. Each seat holds a three-year term.
All BOE candidates were reached out to by TAPinto Franklin Township with a list of questions, and some responded. All answers will be published, unedited, along with any biographical information provided by candidates in the order in which they were received.
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Jimmie Parker Candidate Bio:
TAPinto Question: Why should Franklin residents vote for you?
Parker Answer: I hope to earn the vote of the Franklin residents by prioritizing the needs and concerns of the children and community. The compass of my appointment would be serving them to the best of my ability.
TAPinto Question: What will be your highest priority as a BOE member?
Parker Answer: My highest priority as a BOE member is to support the new KPI’s approved by the current Board of Education and work within the framework of those targets to improve the success of our students.
TAPinto Question: What skill/experience from your life best qualifies you to lead the people of Franklin as an elected official?
Parker Answer: The ability to lead has been proven in multiple aspects of my life, as a military veteran of the US Air Force, an athletic coach for over 15 years and a sales manager for over 20 years in CPG. I have demonstrated over again successful leadership capabilities.
TAPinto Question: What do you think of Franklin Township Public School taxes?
Parker Answer: The Public-School taxes provide the appropriate level of support necessary to ensure our children have the tools they need to compete academically and athletically with others in the state. The amount of tax dollars that are allocated to schools in general depends on how the local government generates revenue and taxes are part of that equaQon.
TAPinto Question: What program(s) would you enhance or add to Franklin Township Public Schools?
Parker Answer: I would like to continue and develop our alternative education program as it relates to the children in our township. Ensuring no child is left behind as we work toward providing students a best-in-class educational experience is necessary.
TAPinto Question: What are your thoughts on banning books who some may find objectionable from school? Is there a book you would ban?
Parker Answer: My thoughts are that the state and federal officials make policy and law as it relates to what tools are acceptable for students based on data and academic study. It is recognized that a parent can determine what their children are exposed to daily, however that should be handled on a family-by-family basis and not generalized effecting the broader exposer and educational experience of the collective.
TAPinto Question: Do you have children who attend Franklin Township Public Schools?
Parker Answer: Yes I currently have a child that is in the Franklin Township Public School system and a recent graduate of the system as well.
TAPinto Question: What do you think is the best thing about Franklin Township Public Schools?
Parker Answer: The best thing about Franklin Township Public Schools is their commitment to meeting the children where they are. Evaluating them without prejudice and identifying opportunities to help them succeed.
TAPinto Question: What’s something great about Franklin Township Public Schools that you want people in other communities to know?
Parker Answer: What I would like the community to know is that from the administration through the teachers down to the custodial staff the Public Schools employees have the best interest of the students and community at the heart of all they do.
TAPinto Question: What is the one thing you would like the public to know that was not in the list of Candidate Questions?
Parker Answer: That my colleagues and I are committed to using our OVER 50 YEARS in collective experience in the Public School system to serve our community and provide the best educational opportunity for all of our students to be successful.