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 Greenwich, 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 Greenwich, 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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EAST GREENWICH TWP., New Jersey (WPVI) -- A lawsuit has been filed by a South Jersey woman after smelly vapors filled the region last week.Gina Slavin-Borgesi claims she and her neighbors were exposed to "dangerous levels of chemical vapors" during the ...
EAST GREENWICH TWP., New Jersey (WPVI) -- A lawsuit has been filed by a South Jersey woman after smelly vapors filled the region last week.
Gina Slavin-Borgesi claims she and her neighbors were exposed to "dangerous levels of chemical vapors" during the August 10 incident.
The fumes came from a tanker at the TA Travel Center on Berkley Road in East Greenwich Township.
Officials stressed the powerful odor that emanated from a tanker truck were not the result of a chemical leak. It was a result of the chemical inside, Lubrizol 1389, overheating and expanding which triggered the release of a fail-safe mechanism to relieve the pressure.
In other words, the smell escaped but the chemical did not.
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"Our plan is to take care of this and get it out of your community as quickly and safely as possible," said Dave Edmundson, a representative for TransChem USA.
Officials took questions from concerned residents during a public hearing Tuesday night.
"I wanted to hear what they had to say because it is nerve-racking to have that smell and think, "I have animals. I have children. I live in this community. I smell how strong it is,'" said Eileen Hollingshead of East Greenwich.
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Officials in Gloucester County, New Jersey say there is no danger from the fumes that blanketed parts of the area with a strong odor.
East Greenwich Township Mayor Dale Archer says TransChem USA, the chemical company at the center of this issue, has been very cooperative.
"TransChem has set up a mobile unit for folks that want to come directly to either put an insurance claim in or speak to someone from environmental health toxicologists," said Archer.
Air quality tests are ongoing, but the odor has long since lifted, with health officials describing the stench as a "nuisance odor" posing no risk to the public.
Neighbors Action News spoke with say they certainly hope that's true.
Philip Carrozza, who lives just a few blocks from where the tanker was parked, says, "What they are saying is that there isn't any long-term effects and it's OK, but who knows?"
TransChem USA and the Lubrizol Corporation are both named in the lawsuit which seeks $1 million in damages.
Sugared by Sha is a new gourmet cupcake/cake, cookie and ice creamery which opened this year in the Clarksboro section of East Greenwich, NJ.They are located in the Berkley Square center, directly next to Pinspiration DIY Craft store who we featured at 42Freeway about a year ago!Ribbon Cutting Friday September 30 @ 4pmSugared opened earlier this year but on Friday Sept 30th ...
Sugared by Sha is a new gourmet cupcake/cake, cookie and ice creamery which opened this year in the Clarksboro section of East Greenwich, NJ.
They are located in the Berkley Square center, directly next to Pinspiration DIY Craft store who we featured at 42Freeway about a year ago!
Sugared opened earlier this year but on Friday Sept 30th they are having the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!
The Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce will be performing the ribbon cutting at 4pm.
The first 50 customers at the ribbon cutting will receive a special gift! Sugared will also have coupons to be used at your next visit.
Sha is the owner of Sugared and while she is a South Jersey local now, her roots are from Brooklyn, NY which is where inspiration for Sugared comes from.
I wanted to create a place that reminds me of the chic dessert shops I would frequent in my hometown (of Brooklyn).Sha, owner of Sugared in East Greenwich, NJ on the inspiration for her shop.
The style of the bakery is modern and bright, and yes… chic! “A modern industrial parlor” is how she describes it.
The cafe interior is very attractively designed with several seating options in both the main front room, as well as a second seating area which can be used for small private events.
After entering you are greeted with the main counter where owner Sha and her team have all of their delicious creations on display, as well as creamy ice cream!
During my visit I tried a lemon cupcake and it was… amazing!
Smooth and creamy frosting. A delicious moist cake, bursting with flavor.
I went with that choice because Sha said it was her favorite, and I can understand why!
I hope to be back on Friday to try more deliciousness.
Speaking of cupcakes…the parlor offers 8 signature cupcake flavors daily, which include flavors such as Carter’s Chocolate Crave, Auntie’s Red Velvet, Lemon Blossom, Tuxedo, and Milk & Cookies.
Sugared will be adding in new flavors regularly, so stop in frequently.
Sha wants customers to know that they do not use any nuts in the bakery. She uses the term “nut-friendly” for her store in that while there are no nuts, they are not a nut-free certified facility (which means she cannot use the nut-free term)
Rounding out the Sugared experience are organic teas, gourmet ice cream, as well as dairy free milkshakes and floats.
They even have custom cakes at Sugared! Ask for details when you visit.
Sugared hopes to be your local place for a delicious treat and cupcakes and cakes for your next event.
You can even your next small event at Sugared, or when you are shopping at other businesses like Pinspirations or Berkley Fine Wine and Spirits… stop in to Sugared!
Sugared by Sha141 Berkley Road, Suite 4Clarksboro, NJ 08020
EAST GREENWICH TWP. - A Gloucester County woman is suing a trucking company in connection with a chemical spill that enveloped some South Jersey towns in a rotten-egg smell earlier this month.On Aug. 10, The Gloucester County Office of Emergency Management notified residents that a tractor-trailer carrying 7,000 gallons of the chemical Lubrizo...
EAST GREENWICH TWP. - A Gloucester County woman is suing a trucking company in connection with a chemical spill that enveloped some South Jersey towns in a rotten-egg smell earlier this month.
On Aug. 10, The Gloucester County Office of Emergency Management notified residents that a tractor-trailer carrying 7,000 gallons of the chemical Lubrizol-1389, an additive used as a machine lubricant, had a gas leak while parked at the Travel Center Truck Stop on Berkley Road in East Greenwich Township.
Officials later clarified that the gas was expelled via a pressure relief valve activated as a failsafe when the chemical started to heat up inside the tanker.
While officials said the odor emitted from the chemical is "generally harmless", the OEM added that the chemical may effect each person differently with some that may experience mild symptoms such as eye and skin irritation, sore throat, headache and vomiting.
Gina Slavin-Borgesi, a South Jersey resident, is suing Transchem USA LLC after reportedly experiencing a range of debilitating respiratory effects and headaches she claims are tied to the incident.
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According to the federal lawsuit filed in 333rd district court in Harris County, Texas, Slavin-Borgesi is seeking over $1 million in relief from Lubrizol Corporation, the manufacturer of the chemical, and TransChem, a Texas-based company that owns the truck that was carrying the chemical.
"She lives 11 miles away and there were people who were experiencing symptoms from 50 miles away," said Adam Funk, the attorney representing Slavin-Borgesi.
The litigation also requests a temporary restraining order against Transchem to preserve any evidence related to the release of the chemical such as video and other documents.
"This is a business that apparently conducts this sort of work all the time and there's no excuse for negligence and failure to follow proper procedures that led to this event," said Funk. "Our goal in this litigation is to compensate these residents for the injuries they've suffered and prevent a similar event from occurring, perhaps with even more tragic consequences."
A town hall was held at the East Greenwich Township Municipal Building Aug. 16, for residents to ask questions and raise any concerns regarding the incident.
While the Gloucester County OEM declined to comment on the suit, a final update on the tanker release was posted to their Facebook Aug. 19, that reported the vessel involved in the vapor leak was removed from the truck stop where the incident took place.
The Health and Claims Information Center staffed by Transchem USA remains open through Aug. 26, for anyone who who would like to speak to a Health Professional or who may require information regarding a claim. Transchem USA and Lubrizol Corporation has not responded to any requests for a comment.
Nicolette White is the Diversity and Inclusion reporter for the Burlington County Times, The Daily Journal and Courier-Post. She is a Temple University graduate with Dallas, Texas roots. Send tips to [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @nicolettejwhite.Please support local journalism with a digital subscription.
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Phillipsburg, NJ – The ShopRite of Greenwich recently marked its 25th anniversary and a quarter century of service and commitment to the community.
When the store opened in 1997 on Route 22 in Phillipsburg, NJ, it was the third ShopRite for the Colalillo family and their company, ShopRite of Hunterdon County, which also operates ShopRite stores in Clinton and Flemington, NJ, and Bethlehem and Yardley, Pa.
The family’s first store, the ShopRite of Flemington, will mark its 65th anniversary next year.
“We are so thankful for our associates at the ShopRite of Greenwich who have made us such an integral part of this vibrant community over the last 25 years, and we are so proud that several members of our team have been with us since we opened our doors in 1997,” said Joe Colalillo, president of the ShopRite of Hunterdon County.
The store today remains a constant in the community by offering quality fresh foods and groceries and meeting customers’ changing needs and the needs of the community. Over the last 25 years, the store has supported neighborhood schools, sports teams and religious and civic organizations. The ShopRite of Greenwich also supports Norwescap food bank.
Colalillo, whose father founded ShopRite of Hunterdon County more than six decades ago, today serves as president of the company and operator of the family’s five ShopRite stores. The company employs 1,800 associates.
“We attribute much of our success to our great family of associates who care about the customers and the communities where our stores operate. They are the reason we continue to thrive over the decades,” he said.
EAST GREENWICH, NJ — The tanker truck that had a chemical reaction that spurred a leak that triggered an unpleasant odor was removed on Friday from the East Greenwich travel center where it sat since the Aug. 10 incident, officials said.The tanker truck's next destination is an out-of-state hazardous waste disposal facility, according to the Gloucester County Office on Emergency Management.The vehicle's removal comes one day after ...
EAST GREENWICH, NJ — The tanker truck that had a chemical reaction that spurred a leak that triggered an unpleasant odor was removed on Friday from the East Greenwich travel center where it sat since the Aug. 10 incident, officials said.
The tanker truck's next destination is an out-of-state hazardous waste disposal facility, according to the Gloucester County Office on Emergency Management.
The vehicle's removal comes one day after the same office said the leak had "fully ceased" and allowed the truck stop to reopen and about nine days after the incident first began.
The tanker truck was hauling a chemical identified as Lubrizol 1389 through South Jersey on Aug. 10 when it began leaking methyl mercaptan and hydrogen sulfide, officials have previously said. The smell has dissipated in the air, but may remain for some time, officials have also previously said.
During a town hall meeting held Tuesday in response to the Aug. 10 incident, Michael Reilly, a project toxicologist with the Center for Toxicology and Environment Health said the leak posed no risk on the area's tap water, shower water, municipal water and other water sources.
He continued, "there is nowhere in the scientific literature, where anyone points to ... long-term health effects associated with exposures to methyl mercaptan or hydrogen sulfide at levels that you can detect them with your nose, but you cannot detect them with your instruments. I can say that with 100 percent certainty."
TransChem has set up an Informational Center in the Berkley Square parking lot (141 Berkley Road, Clarksboro, NJ) that is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to take in-person questions and to file claims, Gloucester County officials have previously said.
Those who are unable to visit the Informational Center and wish to file a claim can call 855-476-7817, while those who have questions regarding the tanker truck's impact on their health can call 856-807-5388 during those same hours, according to Gloucester County officials
A Gloucester County woman filed a lawsuit against trucking company TransChem USA late last week, saying the Aug 10. incident exposed her and other residents to "dangerous levels of chemical vapors."
The woman's attorney did not return Patch's request for comment, and TransChem has previously told Patch it does comment on pending litigation.
This story contains reporting by Michelle Rotuno-Johnson.
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