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 Haworth, 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 Haworth, 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!973-587-8638
Relatives of Sept. 11 victims urged Donald Trump to cancel a LIV Golf tournament scheduled for the end of this month at the former president’s Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.Members of the 9/11 Justice group requested a meeting with Trump in a letter dated Sunday and noted he has previously blamed Saudi Arabia for the terrorist attack. The tournament, part of the Saudi-financed LIV Golf series, is set for July 29 to 31. The finale of the LIV Golf season is set for late October at Trump Doral in Florida.&ldquo...
Relatives of Sept. 11 victims urged Donald Trump to cancel a LIV Golf tournament scheduled for the end of this month at the former president’s Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.
Members of the 9/11 Justice group requested a meeting with Trump in a letter dated Sunday and noted he has previously blamed Saudi Arabia for the terrorist attack. The tournament, part of the Saudi-financed LIV Golf series, is set for July 29 to 31. The finale of the LIV Golf season is set for late October at Trump Doral in Florida.
“We simply cannot understand how you could agree to accept money from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s golf league to host their tournament at your golf course, and to do so in the shadows of Ground Zero in New Jersey, which lost over 700 residents during the attacks,” the group wrote in a letter obtained by The Washington Post.
“It is incomprehensible to us that a former president of the United States would cast our loved ones aside for personal financial gain,” the group’s letter continued. “We hope you will reconsider your business relationship with the Saudi golf league and will agree to meet with us.”
Requests for comment sent to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster and to a spokesperson for Trump were not immediately returned.
“We’ve had to grow a tough skin over the last 20 years, but this is cruel and callous,” Dennis McGinley of Haworth, N.J., whose brother, Daniel, died in the attack, told NorthJersey.com. “Forget that it’s unpresidential,” he said of Trump. “It’s so hurtful to the 9/11 community.”
As a presidential candidate, Trump had raised the issue of Saudi involvement in the attacks. The letter noted a 2016 Fox News interview in which Trump asked: “Who blew up the World Trade Center? It wasn’t the Iraqis. It was Saudi. Take a look at Saudi Arabia.” He added: “Most of the people came from Saudi Arabia. They didn’t come from Iraq.”
Over 20 years after the attacks, the arrival of LIV Golf further reveals a U.S.-Saudi relationship that remains complicated. President Biden traveled to the country last week and met with Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince trying to rehab the kingdom’s global image and the man the CIA said ordered the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
In a letter to Biden dated from Sunday, the group 9-11 Families United asked to meet with the president and wrote: “It pains us to say it but you are the first president since the Sept. 11 attacks who has not met with the families and survivors. Yet you just traveled halfway around the world to fist-bump Saudi crown Prince Mohammed vin Salman, where he had the gall to lecture you about human rights and ‘values.’ ”
On Wednesday, 9-11 Families United announced that it would hold a news conference next week at which it will discuss how “Saudi Arabia provided support for al-Qaeda and the 9-11 hijackers,” adding that the World Trade Center was roughly 50 miles from the Bedminster club.
LIV Golf is backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, the financial arm of the Saudi government. A number of popular golfers, including Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson, joined up, willing to align themselves with a regime seeking to publicly rehabilitate its image in exchange for a huge payday.
Hi, friends!It's time we all start utilizing good ol' (sometimes not so good) NJ Transit. Not to get to work or do something practical. But rather, to get to breweries. So many of our area's breweries are located within walking distance of train stations.So, I tracked every single North Jersey NJ Transit line and found the breweries nearby. I even calculated the walking time from the tracks to the beer. You're welcome! Hop on one end of the line and ride it on down to the other, taking strategic stops along the w...
It's time we all start utilizing good ol' (sometimes not so good) NJ Transit. Not to get to work or do something practical. But rather, to get to breweries. So many of our area's breweries are located within walking distance of train stations.
So, I tracked every single North Jersey NJ Transit line and found the breweries nearby. I even calculated the walking time from the tracks to the beer. You're welcome! Hop on one end of the line and ride it on down to the other, taking strategic stops along the way for a pint or two. I've mapped it all out for you!
The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill, a fast-casual chain serving traditional Greek food, opened its first New Jersey location in Florham Park. On the menu: gyro, as well as lamb, steak and chicken souvlaki platters, plus falafel plate and souvlaki. The restaurant chain was started by third-generation restaurateurs Nick A. Della Penna and Trent Jones. Today they have more than 30 franchises and 100 more in development. $$. 182 Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park; 973-520-8303, thegreatgreekgrill.com/locations.
Restaurateur David Kim's Prime No. 7, a 200-seat Korean barbecue and tofu soup restaurant, just opened on Franklin Turnpike. Kim owns several tofu restaurants, including So Kong Tong in Fort Lee and Palisades Park.
The menu is extensive, offering appetizers such as housemade Korean dumplings (mandoo); an array of tofu soups as well as a variety of dumpling soups; noodle casseroles; rice dishes including bibimbap; and an assortment of barbecued meat dishes. The restaurant, a BYOB, is open every day for lunch and dinner. $$$. 115 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah; 201-831-0040, primeno7.com.
Terrace Cafe isn't exactly new — since 2015, it served coffee and hearty breakfast and lunch dishes in Haworth. It closed, however, because "the rent was strangling us," said Todd Ledo, who owns the cafe with his wife, Dina. Its new home is an "adorable" space on Teaneck's Queen Anne Road that previously had housed a Southern fried chicken joint.
Ledo said his omelets would attract customers from Hoboken — "they're that good." He says his spicy chicken sandwich with avocado, bacon and homemade herb mayo is a bestseller "and so delicious." $. 1350 B Queen Anne Road, Teaneck; 201-338-4720, clover.com/online-ordering/terrace-cafe-teaneck.
The Food Hall at America Dream Mall is set to have its grand opening on July 13. This addition will span 10,000 square feet and include seven new restaurants, as well as games such as oversized corn hole, Jenga and Connect 4. It will be located on the second level in Court A. Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and Best Pizza will have a presence in the Food Court, as will specialty cookie spot Bang Cookies and a new cocktail bar called Dream Ball. Besides these, American Dream has announced three specific restaurants set to open: Vinoteca, Lady M and Vanessa's Dumpling House.
Dîner en Blanc is an invite-only picnic held in a public space where everything, from the wardrobe to the table settings, must be white. And there are some peculiar rules involved — but more on those later. For the first time ever, Jersey City will host its own this summer.
Posh, exclusive Dîner en Blanc comes to Jersey City: Here's what you need to know
Dave's Hot Chicken, an East Hollywood-based chain known for its chicken tenders and sliders, announced last year it was set to open 14 new locations in New Jersey. Now, we know the first location will open in Wayne, according to Nicole Nannola of CBRE Retail, who arranged the lease for the new Dave's with Jay Miller.
That's it from me! Until we meet again, here's where to find more dining news:
HAWORTH — Mayor Tom Ference has stepped down from his position to focus on recovering from heart surgery."Although I will certainly miss being the mayor and working closely with the council, acting Mayor Guenego will be an excellent chief executive," Ference said in a press release issued Sunday. "Haworth is in good hands and its future is bright."Ference, who recently underwent triple heart valve repair and replacement surgery, made the announcement at last week’s Borough Council ...
HAWORTH — Mayor Tom Ference has stepped down from his position to focus on recovering from heart surgery.
"Although I will certainly miss being the mayor and working closely with the council, acting Mayor Guenego will be an excellent chief executive," Ference said in a press release issued Sunday. "Haworth is in good hands and its future is bright."
Ference, who recently underwent triple heart valve repair and replacement surgery, made the announcement at last week’s Borough Council meeting. Jackie Guenego, who served as the council president, became acting mayor, effectively immediately.
"Haworth will always remember his term as the success it was, replete with accomplishments and dedication to his campaign promise to keep moving Haworth forward," Guenego said about Ference in a statement.
Ference had served as mayor since 2018 and spent 28 years as the Haworth Planning Board chairman before his election to office. He is also well known for running the Haworth Soccer Association with his wife, Ellie, for more than 25 years, serving as a coach in the Haworth Little League and being a founder of the Vikings soccer club.
Ference said in his statement that his recovery from heart surgery “has not gone as smoothly” as he had hoped and he made the decision to focus on recovery after talking with his family.
Councilman Glenn Poosikian, the longest-serving member on the council, said in a statement that Ference had "led Haworth as an important municipality, one with great prospects and responsibility, regardless of its small size."
A joint statement from the Haworth council members said Ference helped unite them for the greater good of the borough, creating a working relationship that was effective and productive.
"It was to our great advantage to work with such a valued individual, an honored academic and accomplished businessman, all balanced with the benevolence of a wise counsel," said the joint council statement.
Although Ference will no longer serve as mayor, he did agree to act as chair on several committees to "follow through with the work that he initiated for the borough."
Stephanie Noda 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.
Get ready for the Fourth of July!Counties and municipalities in the Garden State are planning their Independence Day firework displays and other festivities throughout the week of July 4.The Fourth is on a Monday this year.NOTE: All displays are not updated for postponements and cancellations due to weather. Check websites before heading out. Events are subject to change due to weather or other concerns.If we missed a display, please email ...
Get ready for the Fourth of July!
Counties and municipalities in the Garden State are planning their Independence Day firework displays and other festivities throughout the week of July 4.
The Fourth is on a Monday this year.
NOTE: All displays are not updated for postponements and cancellations due to weather. Check websites before heading out. Events are subject to change due to weather or other concerns.
If we missed a display, please email [email protected].
Atlantic City fireworks
Buena Vita fireworks
Margate City fireworks
Fireworks in Bergen County
East Rutherford fireworks
Fair Lawn fireworks
Mount Holly fireworks
Cape May fireworks
Lower/North Cape May fireworks
Ocean City fireworks
Sea Isle City fireworks
Stone Harbor fireworks
Cedar Grove fireworks
Millburn-Short Hills fireworks
West Orange fireworks
Jersey City fireworks
East Windsor fireworks
West Windsor fireworks
East Brunswick fireworks
Highland Park fireworks
Monmouth Junction/South Brunswick fireworks
Perth Amboy fireworks
South Amboy fireworks
Asbury Park fireworks
Atlantic Highlands fireworks
Bradley Beach fireworks
Long Branch fireworks
Red Bank fireworks
Union Beach fireworks
Lake Hoptacong/Mount Arlington fireworks
Point Pleasant Beach fireworks
Seaside Heights fireworks
If we missed a display in Salem County, please email [email protected].
If we missed a display in Sussex County, please email [email protected].
Roselle Park fireworks
Scotch Plains fireworks
Heading to the beach? Here's how much a beach tag might cost you.
As a nationwide housing crunch continues to create challenges for home buyers looking for their dream home, one company continues to provide high-end homes and quick move-in opportunities in several of New Jersey’s best locations.Toll Brothers, America’s luxury home builder, has a variety of fast move-in opportunities for home buyers looking for ...
As a nationwide housing crunch continues to create challenges for home buyers looking for their dream home, one company continues to provide high-end homes and quick move-in opportunities in several of New Jersey’s best locations.
Toll Brothers, America’s luxury home builder, has a variety of fast move-in opportunities for home buyers looking for exceptional new and in-progress homes throughout several desirable towns in Bergen and Morris Counties. The properties provide buyers with convenient suburban locations featuring easy New York City commutes combined with highly acclaimed school districts.
The company’s newest endeavor in New Jersey is the Enclave at Chatham, a community of luxury carriage-style townhomes currently for sale. The community offers scenic valley views and convenience to major commuting routes. Two model homes, Avail and Benefit, are currently under construction, and completion is anticipated during the late spring/early summer.
Heading north to Bergen County, the Reserve at Franklin Lakes – the Carriages Collection is Toll Brothers’ only community in Franklin Lakes. Honored as Community of the Year, the luxury townhomes enjoy resort-style living with on-site amenities and a spectacular community clubhouse with pool, fitness, tennis, tot lot, and more.
Also in Bergen County, Toll Brothers has several quick move-in homes available inside the Village Springs at Montvale, a luxury townhome community situated just half a mile from the Garden State Parkway.
Finally, two decorated model homes inside River Vale’s The Fairways at Edgewood, the Ashkirk and the Balmore, are now open to the public and available for tours. The luxury community is conveniently located adjacent to the world-class Edgewood Country Club.
The properties within Toll Brothers’ communities offer an incredible opportunity for buyers who want to start living in their dream home as soon as possible. The company boasts a national award-winning Design Studio and is renowned for their luxury new home communities across the country.
Toll Brothers is a public company that trades on the New York Stock Exchange with an unwavering commitment to quality and customer service. The company has been building throughout the Garden State since 1982 and has established a large footprint across multiple counties, with urban condominiums along Jersey’s Gold Coast offered through Toll Brothers City Living.