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 Homestead, FL, 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 Homestead, FL, 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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Miami-Dade County could sell land near Homestead Air Reserve Base to a developer with plans for a $28.2 million container and entertainment park.The project would feature dozens of shipping containers converted into spaces for small businesses, such as retailers or restaurants, along with play areas for kids and a small entertainment venue.The Miami-Dade County Chairman’s Policy Council will consider the proposed property sale on May 8 and the item could go before the full County Commission on June 6. Homestead Town Cente...
Miami-Dade County could sell land near Homestead Air Reserve Base to a developer with plans for a $28.2 million container and entertainment park.
The project would feature dozens of shipping containers converted into spaces for small businesses, such as retailers or restaurants, along with play areas for kids and a small entertainment venue.
The Miami-Dade County Chairman’s Policy Council will consider the proposed property sale on May 8 and the item could go before the full County Commission on June 6. Homestead Town Center LLC, co-owned by attorney Ahmand Johnson of Greenspoon Marder and Jossua Parini, a co-owner of coworking company 360 Spaces, wants to purchase the 23.85-acre site at the southeast corner of Southwest 280th Street/Waldin Drive and Southwest 127th Avenue.
The U.S. Air Force deeded the vacant site to the county in 2004 with the understanding it would be used for economic development, not housing.
The County Commission granted Homestead Town Center permission to build a temporary container park on the property in September. That group has paid $108,000 in permits for the property so far, but didn’t build the project, according to a county memo. The group realized the cost of building a container park would be considerable, so such a project should be permanent, not temporary.
County staff proposed selling the property to the developer for $12.47 million, which is based on its appraised value by the Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser. However, the county noted that was less than the value of $13.99 million an independent appraiser assigned to the property.
The county has not held a public bidding on the property.
The purchase price by Homestead Town Center would be reduced by the amount of permit fees it has paid to control the site on a temporary basis, but only up to $177,333.
The deed would include a 15-year agreement governing how the developer would utilize the property and violating that agreement could result in ownership reverting back to Miami-Dade County. The developer must spend at least $12.5 million on improvements on the site, which is less than the $28.2 million estimated project cost the developer listed. With construction completed in 36 months, the project must have 47 shipping contains, four soccer fields, a covered amphitheater of 2,700 square feet, two rubber surface play areas, a dog park, an outdoor gym, a farmers market, and dining areas.
The project must create at least 121 permanent full-time jobs, with salaries the greater of $35,075 or what the county defines as a “living wage.”
The container park must cover at least 12.2 acres. The remaining land could be developed with uses that complement the container park, such as retail or entertainment. Certain uses would be specifically banned from the remaining land: housing, strip clubs, funeral homes, and shooing range.
Johnson couldn’t be reached for comment. He’s working with Berenblum Busch Architects in Miami on the project.
The Miami-Dade Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a review of the selection process for Homestead Town Center that was attached to the agenda item. The OIG noted that an October 2022 presentation by the same group called the container park a “loss leader” and hoped to build a mixed-use project including housing on part of the site, but the Air Force would need to approve housing development there.
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HOMESTEAD - If you're heading towards the Florida Everglades, there's a place that's sure to catch your eye along the way: Robert is Here."This is me. This is just what my life has been. I've never done anything else," said Robert Moehling, the founder and owner of Robert is Here.In 1959, 6-year-old Robert stood on the corner of SW 344th Street and SW 192nd Avenue, selling cucumbers in hopes of financially helping his family.The first day of business didn't go well, no one stopped.So, hi...
HOMESTEAD - If you're heading towards the Florida Everglades, there's a place that's sure to catch your eye along the way: Robert is Here.
"This is me. This is just what my life has been. I've never done anything else," said Robert Moehling, the founder and owner of Robert is Here.
In 1959, 6-year-old Robert stood on the corner of SW 344th Street and SW 192nd Avenue, selling cucumbers in hopes of financially helping his family.
The first day of business didn't go well, no one stopped.
So, his parents had an idea.
"We put up a big sign, 4 by 8 or so, whatever big it was — it was a hurricane shutter from our old house — and the sign simply said, "Robert is here," said Moehling.
That day, 6-year-old Robert sold out and he's been here ever since.
Now, the stand is a lot bigger, offering practically every tropical fruit you can imagine.
They also sell homemade jellies and sauces, milkshakes that customers rave over and there's an entire petting zoo in the back.
Robert has made his business a family affair, and his children and their spouses help to keep things running.
The south Miami-Dade area is continuing to develop, with an influx of construction.
Now, the family is concerned about a proposed school that could be built near their property and the traffic it could cause.
"This traffic stop right here has 20 cars in each direction right now without the houses being built, without the school being here. It's just a disaster," said Heather Moehling, Robert's daughter-in-law who helps run the business.
The family is also concerned with where the high schooler will park, saying there won't be enough spaces for the kids on campus.
"And where are they going to park? They're going to park where we have no room to park or even drive," said Robert.
We reached out to Commissioner Kionne McGhee, who oversees the district, and he says south Miami-Dade is the fastest growing part of the county and says we're now seeing the impact of an area that wasn't given the proper attention decades ago.
"We're starting to see everything now come together and create what we're seeing now and that is a tug of war between particular use of property, private rights, we're starting to see the clash between business and agriculture," said Commissioner McGhee.
While the Moehling family acknowledges the school could bring a boost to business, they ultimately say the lack of space and roadways will prevent many customers from getting there.
And they say Robert is Here has always been here.
"We are an agritourism business here in the area and having all the excess people around — I want to make sure they know we were here first. We've been here since 1959 and agriculture will remain here, and we have that right to farm," said Heather.
There will be a public zoning hearing about this proposed school on October 19th and the family tells CBS News Miami they plan to be there.
(WSVN) - It’s a rough ride for drivers along one South Florida road, and they say their efforts to smooth the situation are being derailed. 7’s Karen Hensel investigates.With every bump and thump that drivers feel on this Homestead road, they also feel their anger rising.Sonia Rodriguez, passenger: “It’s a pain.”This railroad crossing near the intersection of 184th Ave and 296th Street has seen better days.Juan Rodriguez, frustrated with the railroad crossing: “Well, as you can ...
(WSVN) - It’s a rough ride for drivers along one South Florida road, and they say their efforts to smooth the situation are being derailed. 7’s Karen Hensel investigates.
With every bump and thump that drivers feel on this Homestead road, they also feel their anger rising.
Sonia Rodriguez, passenger: “It’s a pain.”
This railroad crossing near the intersection of 184th Ave and 296th Street has seen better days.
Juan Rodriguez, frustrated with the railroad crossing: “Well, as you can see, it’s a lot of potholes have developed, the wood is rotten, the railroad nails are exposed.”
And it’s making for a shaky and potentially dangerous ride.
Elsie Ryan, driver: “I feel like I’m going over, like, big bumps, It’s not nice.”
Our cameras captured cars and trucks trying different methods to cross the tracks.
Some took it slow, some sped up.
A few even drove into the opposite lane to avoid the gaps between railroad ties and the tracks.
Sonia Rodriguez: “It’s horrible! It jumps, and it’s horrible.”
Juan Rodriguez says he has tried to report the problem for the past two years.
Juan Rodriguez: “I want whoever is responsible to fix it.”
But he says it’s difficult to find out who is responsible.
Juan first called 311 to report the issue to Miami-Dade County.
Juan Rodriguez: “Dade County 311 referred me to CSX, to call them.”
CSX maintains nearly 3,000 miles of railroad track across Florida, but Juan says it’s clear this crossing has been neglected.
It even led one driver to come up with their own fix.
Juan Rodriguez: “She dumped a load of gravel, but it all washed out. As you can see, it’s all in this edge right here.”
He says his efforts to get the tracks repaired have hit a dead end.
Juan Rodriguez: “I know that every time I talked to CSX, they told me they weren’t responsible because the tracks have been abandoned. Take care of the problem.”
So 7 Investigates started asking questions, and we got answers.
CSX says it is “coordinating closely with the city to schedule maintenance work on 12 crossings along this rail corridor … We expect this work to take two weeks to complete.”
Juan Rodriguez: “So that’s good news, that at least somebody’s going to take care of this problem and resolve this. I’m really grateful to Channel 7 and to all of you who had cooperated in resolving this problem.”
Miami-Dade’s Department of Transportation and Public Works tells 7 Investigates that CSX has filed a request to close Southwest 296th Street beginning July 26. The request is still pending.
Karen Hensel, 7News.
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – A bear that was spotted last week roaming around a Homestead neighborhood was captured over the weekend and released in a state forest, officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirmed.Home surveillance video captured the bear strolling around the Isles of Oasis neighborhood off Pacific Drive and Southwest 147th Avenue ar...
HOMESTEAD, Fla. – A bear that was spotted last week roaming around a Homestead neighborhood was captured over the weekend and released in a state forest, officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirmed.
Home surveillance video captured the bear strolling around the Isles of Oasis neighborhood off Pacific Drive and Southwest 147th Avenue around 10 p.m. Thursday.
A spokeswoman for the FWC said the 200-pound male bear was captured around noon Saturday and was released in the Picayune Strand State Forest in Collier County the following morning.
“During this time of year, bears are more active. Juvenile bears are starting to disperse from their mothers and may be seen in unexpected areas as they make their way to other habitats and typically move away on their own,” the spokeswoman, Arielle Callender, said in an email to Local 10 News.
According to a map provided by the FWC, bear sightings in Southeast Florida are rare, however Callender said a bear sighting in a residential area is not necessarily cause for alarm.
“However, it is important that residents secure food attractants so that bears do not linger in the area. If a bear is not able to find food, it will move on,” she said.
FWC officials warn the public never to approach a bear or feed it.
“The worst thing you can do is turn around and run,” Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill said.
Instead, Magill suggests looking as “big as possible,” speaking firmly and loudly yelling at the bear.
“More likely than not, that bear is gonna run away,” he said.
Neighbors in Homestead were happy to hear that the bear has a new home.
“Our kids ride their bikes and so it is great to realize we don’t have to worry anymore about bears roaming through the neighborhood and worry about the kids,” resident Tikealia Williams said.
If you feel threatened by a bear, see someone harming or feeding a bear, or spot an injured, sick, dead or orphaned bear, call the FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922).
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Amazon.com is seeking an extension from Miami-Dade County officials to create jobs at its Homestead distribution center.On Sept. 13, the County Commission’s Airport and Economic Development Committee will consider granting the Seattle-based e-commerce giant (Nasdaq: AMZN) a 12-month extension for its Homestead project. It appears Amazon is still moving forward with the $129 million investment in the project, but it's taking longer to open than initially anticipated.Trending: ...
Amazon.com is seeking an extension from Miami-Dade County officials to create jobs at its Homestead distribution center.
On Sept. 13, the County Commission’s Airport and Economic Development Committee will consider granting the Seattle-based e-commerce giant (Nasdaq: AMZN) a 12-month extension for its Homestead project. It appears Amazon is still moving forward with the $129 million investment in the project, but it's taking longer to open than initially anticipated.
In 2020, Amazon purchased the 76.9-acre site at 27505 S.W. 132nd Ave. from the county for $22.06 million and signed a development agreement that required it create at least 325 jobs with an average salary of $32,000.
However, by 2022 Amazon had slowed down its development and leasing of warehouses across the country. The explosive growth in e-commerce sales during the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic had eased up, plus construction costs increased. Amazon often uses advanced robots in its warehouses.
According to the county staff memo, Amazon obtained a temporary certificate of occupancy for the 1.35 million-square-foot facility in June 2022; however, it has not yet been fully equipped with all the necessary equipment and furnishings to commence operations. Amazon anticipates installing the necessary equipment by spring 2024, according to the memo.
“Amazon has endured delays due to ‘various macroeconomic issues such as industry-wide supply chain challenges and inflationary pressures that have impacted not only this site but Amazon’s entire network of facilities,’” according to a county staff memo.
Under the proposed agreement, the completion date and job requirement deadline for Amazon’s Homestead facility would be extended 12 months to Sept. 18, 2024. It would still need to comply with the deal for 21 years.
"We’re grateful to Miami-Dade County for their partnership on this project and will continue to work closely together to share more as plans progress,” Amazon spokesperson Owen Torres stated.
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