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 Hillsborough, 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 Hillsborough, 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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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Staggered by the highest rate of inflation in 40 years, taxpayers can expect some relief as the combined municipal, school and county tax bills for 2022-23 aren't expected to change much from current levels.The 2022-23 municipal budget of $33,030,721 reflects a slight tax reduction for the 5th consecutive year, while the $137.4M local school budget also reflects a slight reduction.Based on the average $465,511 assessed valuation of a Hillsborough residence, the school budget will cost each homeowner $6,799 ($...
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Staggered by the highest rate of inflation in 40 years, taxpayers can expect some relief as the combined municipal, school and county tax bills for 2022-23 aren't expected to change much from current levels.
The 2022-23 municipal budget of $33,030,721 reflects a slight tax reduction for the 5th consecutive year, while the $137.4M local school budget also reflects a slight reduction.
Based on the average $465,511 assessed valuation of a Hillsborough residence, the school budget will cost each homeowner $6,799 ($567 per month), representing a decrease of .1 percent, roughly $10 per month.
The Township saw an increase in the total rateable value for 2022 of $552 million, an 8.3% rateable increase, which increases the tax base over which the tax levy is distributed helping to reduce the municipal tax rate.
The 2022 anticipated municipal tax rate will be $0.29 per $100 in assessed value, which is 2 cents less than 2021. Since 2017, the municipal tax rate has been reduced by 4 cents per $100 of assessed value.
The municipal portion of each homeowners' tax bill represents 13 percent of the total, according to Mayor Shawn Lipani.
The Somerset County budget of $255,041,585 includes $210,542,543 to be raised through property taxes. The average Somerset County home valued at $476,772 will see a small increase in the county’s portion of their property tax bill of about $26.
The public hearing and adoption of the 2022 Municipal Budget is scheduled for July 26, 2022. The county budget was approved last week and the school budget was approved in April.
The 2022 County budget will:
* Maintain 248 centerline miles of County roads and 752 bridges. * Maintain 38 parks, recreation and open space areas encompassing 15,000 acres. * Fund nearly 200 shared services with local governments and other organizations. * Provide funding to the Somerset County Business Partnership for Tourism campaigns and the new Film Commission. * Fund the Vocational-Technical High School, Raritan Valley Community College, Board of Social Services, and Somerset County Park Commission. * Fully fund the Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy. * Continue providing COVID vaccination and testing at no cost to the residents of Somerset County.
The budget includes shared services that save taxpayer dollars:
* Providing municipalities and schools with easy access to shared services via the innovative Somerset County Marketplace. * Recycling for all 21 municipalities, including schools. * Transportation services for five municipalities and three non-profit organizations. * Graphics and printing services for 13 municipalities. * Vehicle maintenance for 14 municipalities. * Vehicle fuel for over 50 agencies. * Statewide emergency services training. * Health services for nine municipalities. * Full dispatch service for 16 municipalities (one out of county), 41 fire departments and 17 EMS stations. * A statewide cooperative purchasing program.
HILLSBOROUGH – As the search for a new schools superintendent evolves, the Board of Education is hosting community forums to gather public input.A virtual community forum is scheduled for 7 p.m. June 21. Participants can join online or by phone. To join by phone dial 1-478-412-7445 (PIN: 208302369).A ...
HILLSBOROUGH – As the search for a new schools superintendent evolves, the Board of Education is hosting community forums to gather public input.
A virtual community forum is scheduled for 7 p.m. June 21. Participants can join online or by phone. To join by phone dial 1-478-412-7445 (PIN: 208302369).
A survey asking for input is also available.
After Superintendent Lisa Antunes' official resignation in May, the school board hired Illinois-based Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates to conduct an "intensive search" for the district's next superintendent.
According to Board President Paul Marini, there are four phases – engagement, recruitment, selection and transition – in the search process.
The engagement phase consists of designing and planning a process of engaging the school board and stakeholders through interviews, online surveys and focus groups. Information from these interactions will assist the school board in developing a leadership profile and selection criterion that match the priorities of the community and meet unique needs of district students, accoridng to Marini
"This disciplined, inclusive and research-based approach will be designed to ensure all stakeholders have an opportunity to be part of the search process and will provide valuable feedback about the school district that will assist the search firm in better understanding our district in the broader marketplace," Marini said.
Antunes took a paid leave of absence in December two days after the abrupt resignation of former Business Administrator Aiman Mahmoud. An audit found "multiple" areas of concern in the district's financial operations.
Kim T. Feltre was named acting superintendent and Gerald Eckert was hired as the district's new business administrator.
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President Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth an official holiday, becoming the first new federal holiday since MLK Jr.'s birthday.HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — Because the June 19 Juneteenth holiday falls on a Sunday this year, banks, federal offices and the post office in Hillsborough will be closed Monday in commemoration of the date in 1865 when word reached the last enslaved people in Texas that the Civil War had ended and they were free.In Hillsborough, the township is honoring the day on Friday instead of Monday. The...
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — Because the June 19 Juneteenth holiday falls on a Sunday this year, banks, federal offices and the post office in Hillsborough will be closed Monday in commemoration of the date in 1865 when word reached the last enslaved people in Texas that the Civil War had ended and they were free.
In Hillsborough, the township is honoring the day on Friday instead of Monday. The Municipal Building is closed, Friday, June 17 in observance of Juneteenth. Township offices will reopen as usual on Monday, June 20, at 8 a.m.
The Hillsborough branch of the Somerset County Library will be closed on Sunday, June 19 in observance of Father's Day but reopen on Monday.
Last year, President Joe Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth an official holiday, becoming the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday was approved in 1983. Juneteenth is oldest-known celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.
Patch employees have the day off Monday. Some other businesses around town may also be closed; so if you're planning to stop by one of them, it's a good idea to call ahead to make sure the business is open.
The Bridgewater Commons is open and its hours on Monday are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Some big brands are giving their employees a day off or paying them extra.
Companies that are already looking seriously at diversity, equity and inclusion efforts may see adding Juneteenth as a paid holiday as "something tangible" that "recognizes the importance of that day," Julie Stich, a vice president of content at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, told NPR.
Nike said in an email statement to NPR that Juneteenth is a paid holiday for corporate, retail, manufacturing and distribution employees across the Nike, Converse and Jordan brands. Zillow is doing the same as part of its "ongoing commitment to racial equality," the company said in a statement.
Both Zillow and Nike are encouraging employees to reflect on the importance of the day while taking part in volunteering, activism and educational opportunities.
Among them, Target and Starbucks are open, but employees get time-and-a-half pay on Juneteenth, according to a list put together by Entrepreneur.
Tech companies Twitter and Square are giving employees the day off. Google and Amazon aren't, but they're encouraging employees to cancel meetings. Amazon is also offering "online learning opportunities" throughout the day.
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After Tammie Starnes contracted Lyme Disease and was hit by a car, she took steps to manage her health. Now she is opening Abundant Healing.HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — After being hit by a car and contracting Lyme Disease, Tammie Starnes grabbed ahold of her health and wellness. Now she is hoping to heal others at her new center Abundant Healing opening Saturday in Hillsborough."My passion has always been health, always been education and sharing the good stuff. And that's what this whole center is about. Learning new thing...
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — After being hit by a car and contracting Lyme Disease, Tammie Starnes grabbed ahold of her health and wellness. Now she is hoping to heal others at her new center Abundant Healing opening Saturday in Hillsborough.
"My passion has always been health, always been education and sharing the good stuff. And that's what this whole center is about. Learning new things, learning new techniques, and learning how to manage your own health," said Starnes.
Originally from Montana, Starnes moved to Belle Mead. Her life began to change at 23 years old when she contracted Lyme Disease and couldn't turn her neck. She began going for massages and continue that for five years.
Her recovery prompted her to enroll in a massage school at the age of 28. The half way through schooling, she got hit by a car.
"It put me into chronic pain management as an interest," said Starnes.
She went to work at a variety of facilities in the area including hospice care and with chiropractors.
When the COVID pandemic hit, it created a lot of stress for people. Starnes and her daughter decided to travel 7 hours away to Ohio to try the Harmonic Egg - a patented chamber created to promote mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual healing and wellness.
That was the closest location to Hillsborough.
"It helped both of us to calm down and be OK again. So I decided to bring it into Hillsborough," said Starnes. "So if I was bringing the Egg then I might as well open this center."
Starnes decided to open Abundant Healing at 311 Amwell Rd Suite 6 in Hillsborough and is hosting a grand opening on Saturday from noon to 4:20 p.m.
Abundant Healing offers a variety of services including therapeutic massages, Reiki with ancient instruments and crystals, Harmonic Egg, yoga, red light therapy, negative ionic foot soak, facials, and more.
Staff available to provide information on each service offered. Tours and giveaways will also be provided.
For more information visit abundanthealingnj.com or call 908-777-1363.
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Jessica Banas, D'Anna Barbaro, Erin Chung, Ian Evans, and Joan Murphy were all honored by Hillsborough Township.HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — Five Hillsborough teachers were recently honored for their hard work and service by the Township Committee.Mayor Shawn Lipani read proclamations honoring each of the educators for being named as the 2021-2022 Governor's Educator of the Year Award winners at the May 24 meeting for their dedication and service.Jessica Banas, D'Anna Barbaro, Erin Chung, Ian Evans, and Joan Murphy were al...
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — Five Hillsborough teachers were recently honored for their hard work and service by the Township Committee.
Mayor Shawn Lipani read proclamations honoring each of the educators for being named as the 2021-2022 Governor's Educator of the Year Award winners at the May 24 meeting for their dedication and service.
Jessica Banas, D'Anna Barbaro, Erin Chung, Ian Evans, and Joan Murphy were all honored by Hillsborough Township.
Banas has taught special education for the past four years in learning and language disability LLD at Auten Road Intermediate School.
She also serves as a drama club advisor, taught at the local ESY program, and is a literacy tutor.
"I've been a teacher for 9 years and I have spent all of those 9 years in Hillsborough … I feel so fortunate to work with such phenomenal people," said Banas.
Barbaro is a professional at Hillsborough Elementary School where she works in case management for the self-contained behavioral disability program that provides counseling, and social skill groups for high-needs students.
She is also a member of the intervention and referral committee.
Chung is a special education teacher at Hillsborough Elementary School where she helped start the 'I Run Club'. She has a Master's degree in special education and is on the sunshine and character education committee. She also is a CCD teacher at St. Joseph's Church.
Chung is also Murphy's daughter who was also awarded. Chung said she graduated from Hillsborough High School and it is where she met her husband.
Evans, a seventh-grade literacy teacher at Hillsborough Middle School has been teaching for 10 years.
He is a co-advisor of the anti-racist equitable club that promotes justice, equity, and inclusion in school and in the community.
"Pretty much anyone can be teacher of the year here in Hillsborough because we have so many great teachers. And it's all the teachers here that inspire me to do my best every day," said Evans.
Murphy is a fifth-grade learning and disability LLD teacher at Auten Road Intermediate School where she has been teaching for 14 years.
She is also part of the pride committee for the Hillsborough Education Association and a union representative. She is also a lector and CCD teacher at St. Joseph's Church.
"The biggest honor is I got [the award] with my co-teacher who I adore and my daughter this year," said Murphy.
Both of Murphy's children have been through the Hillsborough school system and are both teachers.
"We are a family of teachers and this is a great place to live. We are so glad we are here," said Murphy.
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