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 Great Meadows, 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 Great Meadows, 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!866-793-9933
A house in Great Meadows that sold for $735,000 tops the list of the most expensive residential real estate sales in Warren County between May 15 and May 22.In total, 40 residential real estate sales were recorded in the area during the past week, with an average price of $345,600. The average price per square foot was $196.The prices in the list below concern real estate sales where the title was recorded during the week of May 15 even if the property may have been sold earlier.10. $415,000, detached house at 95 Walnut...
A house in Great Meadows that sold for $735,000 tops the list of the most expensive residential real estate sales in Warren County between May 15 and May 22.
In total, 40 residential real estate sales were recorded in the area during the past week, with an average price of $345,600. The average price per square foot was $196.
The prices in the list below concern real estate sales where the title was recorded during the week of May 15 even if the property may have been sold earlier.
The property at 95 Walnut Valley Road in Columbia has new owners. The price was $415,000. The house was built in 1975 and has a living area of 1,724 square feet. The price per square foot is $241. The deal was finalized on May. 8.
The property at 107 Indigo Road in Hackettstown has new owners. The price was $415,000. The house was built in 2013 and has a living area of 1,504 square feet. The price per square foot is $276. The deal was finalized on May. 2.
The 1,644 square-foot detached house at 6 Cahart Road, Blairstown, has been sold. The transfer of ownership was settled in May and the total purchase price was $440,000, $268 per square foot. The house was built in 1900. The deal was finalized on May. 3.
The sale of the single family residence at 2 Evergreen Drive in Hardwick has been finalized. The price was $485,000, and the new owners took over the house in May. The house was built in 1994 and has a living area of 2,318 square feet. The price per square foot was $209. The deal was finalized on May. 9.
The 2,446 square-foot single-family house at 9 Coneflower Court in Hackettstown has been sold. The transfer of ownership was settled in May and the total purchase price was $510,000, $209 per square foot. The house was built in 2019. The deal was finalized on May. 3.
A sale has been finalized for the detached house at 41 Beidleman Road in Washington. The price was $540,000 and the new owners took over the house in May. The house was built in 1992 and the living area totals 1,860 square feet. The price per square foot ended up at $290. The deal was finalized on May. 9.
The sale of the detached house at 24 Elizabeth Ave, Washington, has been finalized. The price was $565,000, and the house changed hands in May. The house was built in 2004 and has a living area of 2,884 square feet. The price per square foot was $196. The deal was finalized on May. 9.
The sale of the single-family home at 3 Rachel Court, Stewartsville, has been finalized. The price was $575,000, and the new owners took over the house in May. The house was built in 1993 and has a living area of 2,524 square feet. The price per square foot was $228. The deal was finalized on May. 1.
The property at 1 Shipman Road in Stewartsville has new owners. The price was $625,000. The house was built in 2001 and has a living area of 2,416 square feet. The price per square foot is $259. The deal was finalized on May. 5.
The 3,782 square-foot single-family house at 42 Long Bridge Road, Great Meadows, has been sold. The transfer of ownership was settled in May and the total purchase price was $735,000, $194 per square foot. The house was built in 2005. The deal was finalized on May. 2.
Real Estate Newswire is a service provided by United Robots, which uses machine learning to generate analysis of data from Propmix, an aggregator of national real-estate data.
Jessica Kimmel (left) and her mom Joan Kimmel of Great MeadowsFor Joan Kimmel, raising her children as a single mother has been the most important thing in her life. A 56-year-old nursing student at Warren County Community College, she credits WCCC with giving her the tools to emerge from a difficult past and move toward a brighter future as a college graduate.With three children and no college degree, 25 years of her life were spent doing what it took to make ends meet, working at a ShopRite supermarket, a sandwich shop, and a...
Jessica Kimmel (left) and her mom Joan Kimmel of Great Meadows
For Joan Kimmel, raising her children as a single mother has been the most important thing in her life. A 56-year-old nursing student at Warren County Community College, she credits WCCC with giving her the tools to emerge from a difficult past and move toward a brighter future as a college graduate.
With three children and no college degree, 25 years of her life were spent doing what it took to make ends meet, working at a ShopRite supermarket, a sandwich shop, and as an aide for handicapped children. “I guess you could say survival was my career,” said Kimmel. All the while, she stressed to her daughter and two sons that education was the key to, as Kimmel puts it, “not ending up like their mother, working non-stop and never getting ahead.”
Once her children finished college, their success inspired her to finally take that step for herself, and pursue higher education. Choosing Warren County Community College, she decided to enroll in the R.N. program and has never looked back.
“There was so much support and help available, not only from the staff, but my peers were also very accepting and supportive as well,” said Kimmel, a WCCC Foundation scholarship recipient. “It was the best decision I could have made for myself at just the right time.”
The nursing program at WCCC is considered among the best in New Jersey. Graduates of the program often gain high salaried positions at medical facilities in Warren County and elsewhere. When Kimmel graduates next May, she hopes to be one of those well paid nurses. And she'll know it was worth the time and effort, for sure.
Handling the workload was certainly a challenge for Kimmel, who continues to work full-time in addition to her studies, but over time, she has come to realize that her mission is without-a-doubt attainable. “Classes have been challenging, but my self-esteem has improved,” said Kimmel. “The overall feeling of accomplishment is one I wouldn't trade.”
For further information about the nursing program at WCCC, visit www.warren.edu.
A Warren County elementary school will soon close, but a parent’s petition is asking the school board to reconsider which one it should be.The Great Meadows Regional School District...
The Great Meadows Regional School District decided in March that Liberty Elementary in Liberty Township should be the one to shut down at the end of the school year. Its 207 students will instead go the district’s other elementary school three miles away. That school, Central Elementary, shares a campus with the district’s middle school in Independence Township.
The district’s decision was based on logistics and funding. But Amanda Volker-Loguidice thinks they made the wrong call.
The mom of two from Liberty Township started an online petition to get the board to revisit its vote. After five days, it had about 200 supporters toward its goal of 1,000.
In a letter submitted to the school board at its most recent meeting, Volker-Loguidice says that the approximately 100-year-old Central Elementary is the older of the two schools by 50 years, and she questions the management of asbestos in the building.
“It is at the request of a significant portion of the parents within the Great Meadows Regional School District that the Board of Education revisit the vote of which school to close,” she wrote in the letter also sent to lehighvalleylive.com. “You were elected on the basis of trust in judgement, and we expect you to vote with the health and safety of our children in the forefront of your consciousness.”
Great Meadows has contemplated streamlining its facilities since at least 2017, when declining enrollment and tax revenue led to studies of its operations, according to Superintendent David Mango, whom the district shares with neighboring Hackettstown. It became more urgent when the state recently proposed aid cuts, Mango said in a December newsletter.
Mango did not respond to a call for comment about the petition or Volker-Loguidice’s letter.
Great Meadows is not the only Warren County school district losing an elementary school. Belvidere’s Third Street Elementary will also close at the end of the school year, following a school board vote in March.
HACKETTSTOWN, N.J.—Warren County’s Centenary University has announced the Dean’s List for the Fall 2023 semester.To achieve this honor, full-time students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.8 or above and complete a minimum of 12-semester credits. Dean’s List announcement came from President Bruce Murphy, Ed.D., of Centenary University.Warren County residents who earned Dean’s List honors are:Sign Up for FREE Phillipsburg NewsletterGet local news you can tr...
HACKETTSTOWN, N.J.—Warren County’s Centenary University has announced the Dean’s List for the Fall 2023 semester.
To achieve this honor, full-time students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.8 or above and complete a minimum of 12-semester credits. Dean’s List announcement came from President Bruce Murphy, Ed.D., of Centenary University.
Warren County residents who earned Dean’s List honors are:
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Alpha—Natalie M. Kelson, Kayla E. Molnar
Belvidere—Corey D. Banghart, Ashley N. Dove, Olivia M. Marchello, Hailey E. Rowe
Blairstown—Alissandra O. Auletta, Christina E. Holmberg, Grace A. Reduzzi, Samantha T. Steinman
Columbia—Brandon A. Crincoli, Quinn P. Perschy
Great Meadows—Jeffrey T. Adams, Raquel Martins de Aguiar, Victoria L. Gentry, Maya A. Wicki
Hackettstown—Alyssa L. Bizzarro, Corey K. Briggs, Carson T. Crane, Michael A. Danza, Matthew C. Dattolo, Sabrina M. Dattolo, Samantha M. Dattolo, Kelly Ann Earrusso, Gina R. Farino, Maria J. Franco, Laurie B. Frattina, Gillian P. Garriques, Veronica Gaspar, Angelina V. Glaskey, Audrey M. Jantzen, Jordan L. Jenkins, Kody J. Kucharski, Brianna Mailloux, Deniza Mehmedovic, Jacob W. Merrick, Kane S. Montan, Melissa L. Penafiel, Alexa P. Radzewicz, Lillian Rossi, Amanda L. Stanton, Delaney M. Stewart, Jacob Van Luvender
Oxford—Jaiden E. Bayer, Nickolas Gorab, Hernoor Kaur
Phillipsburg—Kevin Biedukiewicz, Rachel S. Crouse, Victoria Hoffman, Kaitlyn M. Pavlock, Ryder J. Poliseo, Nikita Quick, Taylor N. Quimby, Oliver Van Dine
Port Murray—Maegan K. Hummel, Joseph T. Kilyk, Nikolai Osadtsia
Stewartsville—Julia R. Turner
Washington—Emily R. Dunlap, Alicia C. Gaimo, Jesse Hall, Lynn A. Roberto, Sofia E. Senesie, Summer J. Sozanski
Warren Reporter Warren Reporter What would you give to be in the same room as your idol? How about to perform with them? Recently, four local gymnasts got to do just that, as they were given the opportunity to perform in the opening number for the Kellogg's Tour of Champions. Giant Gymnastics coach Linda Lebo organized a group outing to the show, which was open to families in both Giant locations in Hackettstown and Lafayette.Giant Gymnastics had 57 people from their two locations attend - because of their large numb...
What would you give to be in the same room as your idol? How about to perform with them? Recently, four local gymnasts got to do just that, as they were given the opportunity to perform in the opening number for the Kellogg's Tour of Champions. Giant Gymnastics coach Linda Lebo organized a group outing to the show, which was open to families in both Giant locations in Hackettstown and Lafayette.
Giant Gymnastics had 57 people from their two locations attend - because of their large numbers. Because of the large number of tickets sold, the Kellogg's tour invited four of the gymnasts to partake in the event. Madison Beaumont of Oxford, Kelly Cardell of Great Meadows, and Olivia Sabol of Phillipsburg are all members of the Hackettstown Garden Gators team, and were chosen for the honor. Morgyn Witt, a Newton resident, is a member of the Lafayette Gators team and was chosen to represent their Lafayette Gators team.
Sabol, 9, has been on the team competing for two years, and been taking gymnastics since she was 3. Kelly, 10, started gymnastics at age 4. She started Junior Gators at age 5 and Level 4 USAG at 6-years-old. Beaumont has been in gymnastics since 2004, and has competed since 2004. She is currently a gold level in USAIGC.
Witt, 9 now, started gymnastics in the parent/toddler class when the gym was still Schutz gymnastics, and has been taking classes at Schutz and now Giant, since them. She has been on the Lafayette Garden Gators USAIGC competitive team since they opened this second location a year and a half ago.
The girls all arrived four hours early to practice the number on the gym floor, get fitted for the leotards they were to wear and be ready to go at show time. They performed with gymnasts from around the state to "Let it Grow" by Ester Dean, and during the number, the USA Gymnasts- including the Fierce Five's Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas, Alexandra Raisman and McKayla Maroney- joined them. "Morgyn was glued to the edge of her seat all night, amazed at the site of all the routines and dances the gymnasts performed. And for days after, she was on a cloud about performing there on the floor, as the the USA team walked right by her, or seeing them warm up on the bars while they were rehearsing. It's an experience she, and I, will never forget," said grateful mom, Margaret Witt.
Giant Gymnastics, with two locations in Hackettstown and Lafayette, can be reached by finding them online at giantgymnastics.com and by calling 908-850-3746 or 973-579-9400.