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 Garfield, 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 Garfield, 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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GARFIELD — A new passive park replete with walking trails, a bandshell and space for a food truck court is one step closer to becoming a reality for the city.The council voted unanimously in favor of an ordinance to bond for $3.5 million to completely revamp the current Columbus Park.City Manager Erin Delaney was quick to point out that the city had received two grants to offset the bonds, one from Bergen County and the other from the New Jersey Green Acres program. Delaney said that in both cases the city ...
GARFIELD — A new passive park replete with walking trails, a bandshell and space for a food truck court is one step closer to becoming a reality for the city.
The council voted unanimously in favor of an ordinance to bond for $3.5 million to completely revamp the current Columbus Park.
City Manager Erin Delaney was quick to point out that the city had received two grants to offset the bonds, one from Bergen County and the other from the New Jersey Green Acres program. Delaney said that in both cases the city had to pay for the work and be reimbursed through the grant programs.
The city will receive more than $1.2 million from the Green Acres program and almost $700,000 from the Bergen County Open Space program, bringing the total to more than $1.8 million in grants, Delaney said.
She said that after the plans are finalized and the engineer “receives all of the necessary permits,” construction is to start “next spring.”
The 6-acre park and baseball field is designated as Green Acres land. It is home to a city well and filtration system, the Babe Ruth baseball field and a Christopher Columbus monument.
It was previously considered for commercial or residential development because of its proximity to the Plauderville NJ Transit train station.
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Mayor Richard Rigoglioso said the city hasn’t determined the exact work to be done, but he estimates that the cost will be “between $2 and $3 million.”
“We know that it will be a passive park and that the whole area will be redesigned, but we are working with our engineers,” he said. “There will be space for walking and an amphitheater and a passive area for the food trucks. We want to have a cool-off center similar to what they have at Van Saun Park, too, and benches and space to relax.”
Rigoglioso said the work won’t start until spring of 2023 because this year will be devoted to the second phase of the riverfront park along River Drive. That will include widening the road and extending the park.
Katie Sobko is a local reporter for NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to the most important news from your local community, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.
He’s back.Tuesday night, ESPN legend Dick Vitale will make his return to college basketball. He’ll be announcing the Kentucky-Michigan State game in the ...
Tuesday night, ESPN legend Dick Vitale will make his return to college basketball. He’ll be announcing the Kentucky-Michigan State game in the Champions Classic in Indianapolis, Indiana. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. ET.
“It’s going to be very emotional for me,” Vitale said, via the Indianapolis Star. “I hope I don’t cry.”
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In January, Vitale announced he wouldn’t be back behind the microphone for the rest of the season. After months of treatment, Vitale tweeted on Aug. 17:
Dr Rick Brown just notified me with my results of my major Pet Scan & told me news I wish EVERY cancer patient can hear . He said “Dick u have gone from being in remission to being CANCER FREE” ! Thank u to ALL of YOU that have sent me .
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Vitale’s New Jersey roots run deep. He was born in Passaic and grew up in Garfield and East Paterson before enrolling at Seton Hall. As the New York Times reports, Vitale’s basketball life also started in the Garden State.
His coaching career began in 1962 at Lincoln School in Garfield, N.J. He won two New Jersey state championships at East Rutherford High School, and had a career record of 131?47. Vitale was the Rutgers assistant coach who recruited Phil Sellers and Mike Dabney, two players who led the Scarlet Knights to 31 straight victories and a trip to the National Collegiate tournament final in 1975?76. By then, Vitale had moved to the University of Detroit, having been passed over for the head job at Rutgers, a job for which he said he had begged.
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During the pandemic Philip Sanzari was forced to permanently shut down his 23-year cleaning business. But as one chapter closed for the 66-year-old, another began.On Friday, Sanzari will graduate from Berkeley College with an associate's degree in applied science, a milestone he didn't imagine reaching at his age."When I started, I was nervous because I hadn't been in school since 1974," said Sanzari, a Garfield resident of 37 years. "I didn't feel as though I was intelligent enough to go back to s...
During the pandemic Philip Sanzari was forced to permanently shut down his 23-year cleaning business. But as one chapter closed for the 66-year-old, another began.
On Friday, Sanzari will graduate from Berkeley College with an associate's degree in applied science, a milestone he didn't imagine reaching at his age.
"When I started, I was nervous because I hadn't been in school since 1974," said Sanzari, a Garfield resident of 37 years. "I didn't feel as though I was intelligent enough to go back to school, honestly. But in all truthfulness, I kind of misjudged myself."
With encouragement from his friends and family, Sanzari enrolled at Berkeley College to receive his degree in applied science in health services administration – medical Insurance, billing, and coding. Two years later, he will cross the graduation stage at Prudential Center in Newark along with 1,416 Berkeley graduates.
"You're never too old to learn, and I did it," Sanzari said.
The former entrepreneur said he wasn't the best at school and feared he would have a hard time completing the work.
But that turned out not to be the case. Sanzari completed his associate's degree online, while dealing with heart issues and surgeries. After graduation, he plans to move to Biloxi, Mississippi, to pursue a career in the health care industry, along with his partner of 43 years, Sam Chaney.
Chaney, 69, also returned to school to get his nursing degree once they closed down the business that had given the two a comfortable life. They both went back to school because they "feel young" and didn't want to financially depend on anyone, Sanzari said.
"We have a certain lifestyle that we've grown accustomed to. We like to do things, we like to go visit friends, buy what we want to buy, go out to dinner," Sanzari said. "You can't just sit by and live on Social Security."
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Not only did he finish his degree with honors, but Sanzari also found inspiration from his classmates who were pursuing an education while working and raising families. He, too, faced challenges, particularly in his writing class, because he never imagined he would write stories.
Despite the obstacles, Sanzari was regularly named to the Berkeley College President’s List. He was also inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society, which recognizes the academic achievements of students pursuing two-year degrees.
Kelly Berge, a professor in the Allied Health Department, School of Health Studies, met Sanzari in his second semester at Berkeley College.
“He was an amazing, hardworking student from Day One and took advantage of all of the resources that were offered by the college,” she said.
As Sanzari and Chaney pack up their belongings and move to the South, they are excited to start a new journey closer to friends, although they will leave family behind in New Jersey.
Looking back at his educational journey, Sanzari wishes he would have had the confidence to do it sooner. His advice to others looking to go back to school is straightforward: Just do it.
“I have achieved something I never had the confidence to do,” Sanzari said. “If you have the opportunity to see something through until the end, do it, you won’t regret it. I don’t.”
Jessie Gomez is a local reporter for The Record and NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to the most important news from your local community, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.
After years with a cleanup plan in limbo, a plume of contaminated groundwater that sits under a Garfield neighborhood and remains a threat to infiltrate basements will begin to be addressed with money from the recently passed federal infrastructure bill.But there is only enough money to fund about a third of the project, federal environmental officials said this week.The project will focus on water laced with the highest concentrations of cancer-causing hexavalent chromium sitting under the former E.C. Electropla...
After years with a cleanup plan in limbo, a plume of contaminated groundwater that sits under a Garfield neighborhood and remains a threat to infiltrate basements will begin to be addressed with money from the recently passed federal infrastructure bill.
But there is only enough money to fund about a third of the project, federal environmental officials said this week.
The project will focus on water laced with the highest concentrations of cancer-causing hexavalent chromium sitting under the former E.C. Electroplating plant on Clark Street — an "orphaned" Superfund site that has sat mostly dormant for years. Taxpayer money is needed for a cleanup because there is no deep-pocketed polluter to pay.
An accident almost 40 years ago at the family-owned business caused thousands of gallons of chromium solution to pour into the ground and migrate under nearby homes. The remaining, unfunded two-thirds of the project would clean up groundwater farther away from the site under the homes.
Garfield is one of 49 sites nationwide, including six others in New Jersey, that have been earmarked $1 billion from the infrastructure bill signed into law by President Joe Biden last month to "clear the backlog of ... previously unfunded Superfund sites and accelerate cleanup at dozens of other sites across the country," according to the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
EPA officials would not say publicly how much money the site will be receiving from the infrastructure bill, saying it could disrupt the bidding process with contractors. But they said it would cover about a third of the cleanup, which the EPA estimated in 2016 would cost $37 million.
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-Paterson, who has tried to secure funding for the site over the years, said the infrastructure fund will "heavily advance" the cleanup.
"If more funding is needed to complete remediation at this orphan site, we will keep fighting to get it to make our communities whole and clean," he said.
The first phase of the project funded by the infrastructure bill calls for emulsified vegetable oil to be injected through 20 to 30 wells at the site of the plant that would break down dangerous hexavalent chromium to its less toxic cousin, trivalent chromium.
Designs for the plan are 60% completed and are expected to be finished within three months. Work would begin six to eight months from then, said Rich Puvogel, who is supervising the cleanup for the EPA.
The highest reading of chromium is in the water below the former plant, which was demolished in 2012. Levels have reached 180 parts per billion. The EPA's goal is to get it below 70 parts per billion, Puvogel said.
Two portions of the cleanup would still need to be funded. The first calls for wells to be drilled in the neighborhood so the EPA can target contaminated water under the homes with vegetable oil or a similar non-toxic substance to break down the chromium. A second long-term component would clean the contaminated groundwater buried deep in bedrock by possibly pumping it to the surface and treating it at a facility built on the site.
It would take two years to build the pump system, and more than 30 years to clean up the water once funding is secured and the pump system is running, EPA officials have said.
The water under homes contains less chromium, and the treatment work slated at the site of the former plant should help lower those levels even more. But the chromium still remains a threat if it seeps into basements during floods.
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The pollution dates to 1983, when 3,640 gallons of chromium solution spilled into the ground from a holding tank at E.C. Electroplating, a small facility that bonded chrome plating to machine parts.
In 1985, even though only 30% of the metal solution had been recovered, the state Department of Environmental Protection allowed the company to halt cleanup efforts. At the time, agency officials said there was "no threat to the public health" despite evidence that the chromium was migrating toward the Passaic River under the neighborhood in the southwest corner of the city.
Chromium seeped into basements for decades during heavy rainstorms that pushed the water table closer to the surface. When the waters receded, the chromium would crystallize into a fine powder, lacing basement walls.
Hexavalent chromium has been shown to cause lung cancer and other respiratory ailments in workers who have consistently breathed in the metal. No illnesses among residents have officially been linked to the contamination — something that is hard to prove without a large, comprehensive health study. That is even more difficult in a transitory neighborhood of mostly new immigrants who rent rather than own their homes.
Since 2011, the EPA has spent about $5 million at the site to remove thousands of tons of contaminated soil. Contractors also siphoned 6,100 gallons of contaminated groundwater and removed 5,700 tons of soil and 1,150 tons of concrete.
The EPA has inspected 500 basements, 14 of which were contaminated with high levels of chromium and had to be cleaned. EPA officials said this week that they have not received any recent requests by residents for inspections.
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Like any born-and-raised New Jerseyan, I’m a fan of The Boss’ Thunder Road. As someone who is also from Freehold, it’s damn near mandatory.So you can imagine the guilt I felt when I found out I had the lyrics wrong for decades, how could it be?!Turns out, it wasn’t just me: it was a plethora of other fans, as well as Bruce himself!In an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Bruce confessed that he, too, has been singing the lyrics wrong all these years.“There w...
Like any born-and-raised New Jerseyan, I’m a fan of The Boss’ Thunder Road. As someone who is also from Freehold, it’s damn near mandatory.
So you can imagine the guilt I felt when I found out I had the lyrics wrong for decades, how could it be?!
Turns out, it wasn’t just me: it was a plethora of other fans, as well as Bruce himself!
In an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Bruce confessed that he, too, has been singing the lyrics wrong all these years.
“There was a big twitter argument last year that I would love for you to settle,” Fallon says, “in the song Thunder Road some people said the lyrics are ‘screen door slams, Mary’s dress sways.’
Others say the lyrics are ‘screen door slams, Mary’s dress waves.’
Which one is it? Waves or sways?”
“I knew you were gonna ask this question, so I came prepared,” Springsteen responds, before pulling out the near 50-year-old record from behind his chair.
With the comedic timing of someone who has been in the entertainment industry for decades, Bruce really makes you wait for the answer as he pulls out his reading glasses and explains how he was a “sociopath” making the album, combing over every detail.
“I’ve been singing ‘sways’ for almost 50 years…”
Then he looks down at the lyrics written in his album notes.
“Screen door slams, Mary’s dress waves.”
“WHAT?” reacts Fallon, channeling all of us, “it is ‘waves’?”
Then Bruce taps on the album cover, “this is wrong.”
You have to respect the Jersey stubbornness of sticking to his guns about his own incorrect lyrics. A Jersey guy won’t admit he’s wrong even when he has his past self to prove it.
Despite the revelation, like much of the Garden State, I think I’ll continue belting “Mary’s dress sways” as I roll down the windows and let the wind blow back my hair.
Check out the full interview for other fun banter between Bruce and Jimmy:
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