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 Harding, 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 Harding, 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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Maureen Harding, MSN, BSN, RN, Corporate Vice President of Nursing Operations at RWJBarnabas Health, receives Philippine Nurses Association of New Jersey (PNANJ) Legacy Award for 2022 EDISON, NJ — Maureen Harding, MSN, BSN, RN, Corporate Vice President of Nursing Operations at RWJBarnabas Health, was recently recognized with the Philippine Nurses Association of New Jersey (PNANJ) Legacy Award for 2022 at the Annual PNANJ Gala and Awards Night in Edison.The honor recognizes nurse leaders w...
Maureen Harding, MSN, BSN, RN, Corporate Vice President of Nursing Operations at RWJBarnabas Health, receives Philippine Nurses Association of New Jersey (PNANJ) Legacy Award for 2022
EDISON, NJ — Maureen Harding, MSN, BSN, RN, Corporate Vice President of Nursing Operations at RWJBarnabas Health, was recently recognized with the Philippine Nurses Association of New Jersey (PNANJ) Legacy Award for 2022 at the Annual PNANJ Gala and Awards Night in Edison.
The honor recognizes nurse leaders who have exemplified and achieved a lifetime legacy of service to the nursing profession and the community. The PNANJ is a non-profit professional organization that promotes the intellectual, cultural, social, economic and personal well-being of Filipino nurses in the state.
“Maureen has made enduring and substantial contributions to the nursing profession, especially to the Filipino-American nurses in New Jersey,” said Nancy Holecek, Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at RWJBarnabas Health. “She is an incredible advocate for improving patient experience and creating future leaders in nursing, and her exemplary leadership and advocacy are an inspiration to all nurses.”
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Harding assumed the role of Vice President of Patient Care Services in 1997 and most recently Vice President of Nursing Operations in February 2021.
Specializing in oncology nursing, Harding started her career with RWJBarnabas Health in 1991, with a nursing leadership role in the inpatient oncology unit at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC)—now Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC)—and became instrumental in the development and expansion of the hospital’s Cancer Program. As a member of the system-wide nursing leadership team since 1997, she has held various positions, including interim CNO at Community Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center.
A strong supporter of the standardization of nursing best practices, including recruitment and retention, patient experience, leadership development and succession planning, Harding consistently spearheads the adoption of new initiatives and remains dedicated to improving patient care. She is particularly passionate about supporting and developing a pipeline of future nurse leaders, a special interest that has set up the RWJBarnabas Health System for success for many years to come, as the retention of top nursing talent will continue to positively impact patient care into the future.
Harding, who resides in Succasunna, holds a Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis on Leadership in Health Care Systems. She is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau and the Organization of Nurse Leaders NJ (ONLNJ).
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KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the following message from the Recreation Department.CALLING ALL KENILWORTHIANS - ITS HALLOWEEN TIMEREC HALLOWEEN EVENTSSign Up for FREE Kenilworth NewsletterOctober 29th SPOOKTACULARAs everyone knows, with DiMario being worked on we are unable to have our normal festivities at the Park so this year we are moving it to Harding for a Spooktacular Halloween Party. From 6-8 we will have some fun inflatables, candy a...
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October 29th SPOOKTACULAR
As everyone knows, with DiMario being worked on we are unable to have our normal festivities at the Park so this year we are moving it to Harding for a Spooktacular Halloween Party. From 6-8 we will have some fun inflatables, candy apple factory, chocolate factory, & Kids 4 Rec will be selling drinks and pretzels from 8-10 we will be topping the night off with a Halloween movie under the stars. Join us for the entire night, for just the inflatable fun, or just the movie the choice is yours and we hope to see you all there.
October 30th HOUSE DECORATING CONTEST
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October 31st BOO-ON THE-BOULEVARD
12:30 pm-4:00 pm being the kids have a half day the kids can trick or treat their way home from school and it helps fill up some time until everyone is home from work for more trick or treating around town. This in NO WAY meant to replace the usual trick or treating - it just a little something in addition to right after school.
CANDY DONATIONS: We are accepting candy donations to help with BOO-on the-BOULEVARD. If every family who is out trick or treating with their children could donate one large bag of Halloween candy or treats it would be an amazing help to the businesses. As many of you know the Boulevard gets packed and we like to do our part to help out our local businesses with giving candy to our trick or treaters. Donations can be brought to the Spooktacular, Carve it out Kenilworth, dropped off at the Rec center Mon-Fri any time between 10 am & 2:30 pm or 3:30 pm & 6:30 pm. Or you can reach out to us directly to ensure a drop off time that works for you. Any and all help is always greatly appreciated.
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Sussex County is in the far northwest corner of New Jersey. It's different from what most people think of when they think "Jersey."Its rolling hills and vast farmland and forest make it a unique corner of our state.This time of year, with the fall foliage in full bloom, you don't need to drive up to New England or New York state.There is plenty of what you're looking for in Sussex County.One of these fall weekends you owe it to yourself to take a ride up to Sussex and check out.There are plenty of...
Sussex County is in the far northwest corner of New Jersey. It's different from what most people think of when they think "Jersey."
Its rolling hills and vast farmland and forest make it a unique corner of our state.
This time of year, with the fall foliage in full bloom, you don't need to drive up to New England or New York state.
There is plenty of what you're looking for in Sussex County.
One of these fall weekends you owe it to yourself to take a ride up to Sussex and check out.
There are plenty of lakes to check out from Lake Hopatcong to Crater lake and dozens more.
You don't hear much about Kittatinny Lake.
It sits at the edge of Stokes State Forest and at the foot of Kittatinny Mountain.
The mountain is actually a long ridge that runs along the Delaware River and up to the Delaware Water Gap.
If you are looking to take a nice scenic ride in one of the most beautiful and atypical parts of New Jersey, head to Kittatinny Lake.
It's just off Route 206. Once you're there you'll want to stop at Gyp's Tavern right on the lake.
This place is a legendary "hole in the wall" that's been around some 80 years.
Don't let the plain old exterior fool you. Inside this place has more character and history than some entire states.
Babe Ruth used to hang out here. It turns out he was friends with the original owner George "Gyp" Roselli.
Gyp was short for gypsy which Roselli called himself from his days of running off to join the circus as a young man.
The place has changed hands a couple of times and the new owner embraces its history and old-school reputation.
Lots of sportsmen frequent the place just like the Babe did back in the day.
Ruth was an avid fisherman and that's how he came to be a regular there, even bartending from time to time.
You can tell the new owners take pride in the menu and the service at the place.
So, if you've looking to "take a ride" this fall, head to Lake Kittatinny and Gyp's Tavern.
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During their bye week, the New York Giants talked about possibly extending some of their players' contracts. Their two biggest questions are running back Saquon Barkley, and quarterback Daniel Jones. They extended neither.Barkley isn't worried, telling the press, "I want to be a Giant for life." As for Jones, who had another good day in Sunday's 24-16 win over the Houston Texans, going 13/17 for 197 yards and ...
During their bye week, the New York Giants talked about possibly extending some of their players' contracts. Their two biggest questions are running back Saquon Barkley, and quarterback Daniel Jones. They extended neither.
Barkley isn't worried, telling the press, "I want to be a Giant for life." As for Jones, who had another good day in Sunday's 24-16 win over the Houston Texans, going 13/17 for 197 yards and two touchdowns, they should have locked him up as well.
We all know the New York Giants need to make a decision on a quarterback. For me, the right one is to re-sign Daniel Jones and end the speculation. Here's why:
The Giants are 6-2, and coming off of a bye week. I was actually hoping they would have re-signed Jones during the bye, which would have given the team a psychological boost as they make their run. Jones is a major reason why the team is where they are in the playoff hunt. He's doing it with great coaching, but very little help outside of running back Saquon Barkley; whom they should also re-sign and probably will.
Jones' stat line through 9 games is: 156 completions in 237 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.8%,1596 yards thrown, 8 touchdowns and 2 interceptions which is a major reduction in turnovers. He has been sacked 25 times. He was also named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Jones is basically doing this with no receivers, and a subpar offensive line. The argument can be made that he is a major reason why they are 6-2 at this point.
The argument can also be made that if the Giants don't re-sign Jones, someone else in the league will. Who wouldn't want a 6'5, 230lbs quarterback who can run and throw an accurate, deep ball? Some reported suggestions include Houston, Washington, Indianapolis who just fire head coach Frank Reich, and Carolina, where he's from. Carolina is also owned by Jersey guy, David Tepper, who hired Matt Ruhle away from the Giants.
Jones has endured some of the worst coaching and talent before being redeemed this year by head coach Brian Daboll. Jones would be Daboll's second reclamation project, along with Josh Allen in Buffalo, and we see how that worked out.
I also think Giants' ownership really wants it to work with Jones. John Mara once admitted, "We've done everything possible to screw up Daniel Jones." Via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY, Mara also said, "We certainly have not given up on Daniel Jones.” That was before they hired general managers Joe Shoen and Brian Daboll, and that's the way it should stay.
Look for both Jones and Saquon Barkley to remain with the Giants, especially since they'll have over 60 million dollars in cap money to spend. This will enable Big Blue to finish what they're starting, rather than do it all over again. We as fans have waited long enough.
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A solid majority of retailers responding to Levin Management Corp.‘s annual pre-holiday sentiment survey said they are optimistic about what this vital season will bring. They also cited inflation as the top driver likely to impact performance — an observation that aligns with current economic headwinds and may resonate in everything from holiday spending to peak sales periods, to retailers’ customer engagement efforts.Nearly 64% of LMC poll particip...
A solid majority of retailers responding to Levin Management Corp.‘s annual pre-holiday sentiment survey said they are optimistic about what this vital season will bring. They also cited inflation as the top driver likely to impact performance — an observation that aligns with current economic headwinds and may resonate in everything from holiday spending to peak sales periods, to retailers’ customer engagement efforts.
Nearly 64% of LMC poll participants anticipated positive holiday performance. While still encouraging, this metric is down 8 percentage points from last year and coincides with a 4.6 percentage point increase in participants who have uncertain performance expectations. Nearly 25% of respondents are not sure how the season will play out.
“By all accounts, the retail industry has been enjoying a post-pandemic resurgence in 2022, and optimism continues,” LMC CEO Matthew Harding said. “However, there is an overarching sense we are in changeable times — a sentiment extending well beyond the retail sector.”
To that end, LMC respondents ranked shifting economic conditions/consumer confidence second (after inflation) among the factors most likely to shape holiday performance.
Harding noted several industry-tracking organizations, including Deloitte and ICSC, forecast healthy seasonal spending in 2022.
“These studies indicate consumers plan to spend more on holiday shopping this year, partly due to the simple fact things cost more, but also because they want to treat their loved ones and celebrate the season,” he said. “They also report that inflation pressures have consumers focused on finding the best deals, and early-season promotions will be especially popular.”
This aligns with the LMC survey findings, which point to a front-loaded season. Just under half of participants expect their sales to peak before (25.9%) or during (23.6%) the Thanksgiving/Black Friday weekend. This is a slight uptick from last year and continues a sustained and well-documented trend toward earlier holiday shopping.
Looking past factors beyond their control, retailers are focusing their energy in areas where they can move the needle this holiday season. Nearly one-quarter (23.1%) of LMC survey respondents said they are trying new ways to enhance customers’ holiday shopping experiences. Popular adds and enhancements are tied to loyalty programs, stepped-up customer service initiatives and adoption of conveniences like click-and-collect and same-day delivery service.
“When it comes to marketing, it is so important to evolve and take advantage of new opportunities,” Melissa Sievwright, LMC’s vice president of marketing, said. “We are observing a laser focus on building customer relationships, which is crucial for brick-and-mortar as retailers work to counter e-commerce growth and gain market share within their competitive set. Companies that are in-tune with what inflation-stressed consumers want — value, convenience and service — are well-positioned to prosper this holiday season and beyond.”
Sievwright noted several tenants pointed to the incorporation of in-store events for the 2022 holiday season, marking a welcome post-pandemic development. “While we may be past the ‘revenge shopping’ of 2021 — when pent-up demand fueled record sales — we see no lack of enthusiasm for being out in the world, shopping in stores and experiencing some in-person holiday cheer,” she said.
For seven decades, LMC has served as a trusted single-source commercial real estate services provider for institutional and private owners. The firm’s next Retail Sentiment surveys, which poll retail store managers in the firm’s 125-property, 16 million-square-foot leasing and management portfolio, will be conducted in January and June, exploring 2023 outlooks, and gauging technology trends and mid-year performance, respectively. The award-winning survey program reflects the firm’s commitment to understanding issues and trends impacting retailers from a street-level perspective.