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 Hope, 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 Hope, 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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DEAR MISS MANNERS: I have a good friend who sent me a present for my birthday. The note with it said, “Here is a gift, I hope you like it! You may already have it, so I am sending the gift receipt!”I thanked the friend in a text, and said I would wait to open it until my birthday. She replied, “I hope you don’t have it already!”When I opened it later, I did, in fact, have it already. I sent her a text, thanking her for the lovely present, and telling her it was perfect.Her response, “D...
DEAR MISS MANNERS: I have a good friend who sent me a present for my birthday. The note with it said, “Here is a gift, I hope you like it! You may already have it, so I am sending the gift receipt!”
I thanked the friend in a text, and said I would wait to open it until my birthday. She replied, “I hope you don’t have it already!”
When I opened it later, I did, in fact, have it already. I sent her a text, thanking her for the lovely present, and telling her it was perfect.
Her response, “Did you already have it?” I would have preferred not to answer, as I neither wanted to lie nor disappoint her. But her insistence forced me to choose. Which response would Miss Manners advise?
GENTLE READER: The response may be relayed politely, as in, “Yes, but I am excited to have two scalp massagers. I can put one in the bathroom and one in the living room.”
Or, Miss Manners points out, “I can certainly use both” can refer to your using it in your regifting collection.
(Please send your questions to Miss Manners at her website, www.missmanners.com; to her email, [email protected]; or through postal mail to Miss Manners, Andrews McMeel Syndication, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106.)
DEAR MISS MANNERS: My place of work has recently relocated into a different building, and the ladies’ restroom is not a “single user” like we had at our previous location. There are two toilet stalls next to each other, which means that one can no longer do their business in assured privacy.
The other day, I walked into the restroom just as a gentlewoman colleague was furiously unleashing an unpleasant barrage of waste from her bowels. It was both noisy and aromatic.
I immediately turned around and left the restroom, returning a few minutes later, when I was sure this colleague had finished and departed the restroom.
But I fear if the tables were turned -- if I were the one to “explode” into the toilet -- that a colleague would not offer me the same privacy.
I’ve been to sporting events, concerts and airports that have a bank of 20 or more stalls in the ladies’ room, and that does not bother me as much because those restrooms are noisy -- toilets flushing, women talking, faucets running, etc. And even when those restrooms are not so active and noisy, you can at least select a stall that’s not directly next to an occupied one. You can distance yourself.
But in a two-stall restroom, this is not possible, so what is proper in this situation? I am tempted to ask a higher-up about putting some sort of lock on the inside (perhaps a simple hook and eye) so a user has an option to “do their business” in privacy.
GENTLE READER: Welp. There goes breakfast. And not, Miss Manners reluctantly assures you, by the same means as your unnecessarily graphic description.
Etiquette dictates that one works as hard as possible not to notice bodily functions -- especially when they are already being taken care of in the proper facilities. But sure, ask your supervisor for a lock. Just please spare them the vivid descriptions that you unduly leashed on Miss Manners and her hapless readers.
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Anthony Rizzo just doesn’t want the Yankees to do to Aaron Judge what so many other teams have done to their stars.“You see...
“You see a lot of franchise icons not getting what they deserve from the team they had done so much for,” the first baseman told reporters on a conference call Wednesday afternoon.
Rizzo could speak from experience.
The 33-year-old rejected multiple contract extension from the Cubs — where he was beloved by the fan base — because he felt like he deserved more. Rizzo played parts of 10 seasons in Chicago, helping them win a World Series in 2016, and was one of the best first baseman in the game during his tenure there.
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So, the Cubs traded Rizzo to the Yankees at the trade deadline in 2021, and he’s since signed two deals with the Yankees.
On Tuesday, Rizzo and the Yankees agreed to a two-year deal worth $40 million guaranteed that included a third year team option.
“I hope Judge stays,” Rizzo said. “Just for the sake of the game.”
Another consideration: Rizzo and Judge have become good friends since Rizzo landed in pinstripes. Their wives are friends. The pair are often seen joking around in the clubhouse and in the dugout. Rizzo and Judge were essentially co-captains of the Yankees in 2022.
“He’s spent his whole career here,” Rizzo said. “I don’t think — I can’t really recruit him too hard. He knows everything, all the ins and outs here. I think he’s in such a beautiful position. He’s in the driver’s seat. This is a position that not too many guys get to be in with the historic season. I think he’s going to enjoy this process, see what teams have to say, and rightfully so because he’s earned this. Whatever him and Sam think are the best decision, that’s where he should go, and that’s where his heart should go.
“He has his gala this weekend. A little bit after the season. Whatever is going to make him and Sam happy, that’s the most important thing.”
Rizzo said he wants to remain Judge’s teammate.
“We’ve become good friends on the field, off the field,” Rizzo said. “We’ve really enjoyed playing with each other. But at the end of all this, a friendship here or a friendship somewhere else, it’s still a friendship. It doesn’t mean you have to be on the same team to be friends. Wherever he’s at, I try to respect his privacy and his space and let him come up with the decision on his own.”
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For the past 13 years, customers have clamored for Owowcow Creamery, a Pennsylvania made-from-scratch ice cream brand with a Lambertville outpost known for using local and organic farm-raised ingredients.Don't believe us? Just read their Instagram comments."Considering eating one pint a day for the week I'll be around for the holiday," said one."I need this in my face ASAP," said another."I could eat it everyday," said a third.Others just type lines of emojis wit...
For the past 13 years, customers have clamored for Owowcow Creamery, a Pennsylvania made-from-scratch ice cream brand with a Lambertville outpost known for using local and organic farm-raised ingredients.
Don't believe us? Just read their Instagram comments.
"Considering eating one pint a day for the week I'll be around for the holiday," said one.
"I need this in my face ASAP," said another.
"I could eat it everyday," said a third.
Others just type lines of emojis with hearts and drool.
Owowcow products, which do not contain preservatives, can only be purchased at the brand’s five shops, much to the chagrin of those with a sweet tooth.
Soon, however, you’ll be able to pick up a pint at like-minded stores from Hunterdon to Monmouth counties. Owowcow is searching for retail partners that share its core values, where customers will be able to buy hand-dipped pops, seasonal and signature flavors, as well as sorbet and vegan options.
A to-be-decided portion of the proceeds from the new retail partners will benefit Rolling Harvest Food Rescue, a 12-year-old Pennsylvania and Central Jersey nonprofit that connects farmers and their local products with food-insecure families.
“The past 2½ years have been really hard for everyone, ... so we have had to pass on a few amazing retail locations for expansion,” said Shira Tizer Wade, Owowcow managing director. “And there are so many food insecure people out there that we wanted to think how we could continue to grow Owowcow, but also support the communities around us.”
Owowcow is searching for retail partners that source their ingredients or products from local farms, have strong community values, and are thoughtful of what they put on plates or sell at stores, Wade said. Also on Owowcow’s expansion radar are locations north to the Lehigh Valley and west to Lancaster from its home base of Bucks County.
Owowcow’s ingredients are sourced from farms such as Traugers Farm Market in Kintnersville, Pa.; Blue Moon Acres in Buckingham, Pa., and Pennington, N.J.; Manoff Orchards in New Hope, Pa.; and Barefoot Botanicals in Doylestown, Pa.
There are a lot of people who could use help, Wade said.
“Rolling Harvest Food Rescue is seeing record numbers of people coming out ... Last week, they serviced 360 families at one of their free farmers’ markets,” said Wade. “All around us there are hungry people in these communities. The price of ingredients for us has been skyrocketing, but it’s the same for everyone in the supermarket. It’s getting really difficult out there to feed yourself well, and we really want to be a part of helping that cause.”
Go: 237 N Union St, Lambertville; 609-397-2234, owowcow.com.
Jenna Intersimone has been a staff member at the USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey since 2014, after becoming a blogger-turned-reporter following the creation of her award-winning travel blog. To get unlimited access to her stories about food, drink and fun, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.
HOUSTON — Just once has an MLB team overcome a 3-0 deficit to win a postseason series. Yankees fans still have nightmares of the 2004 Red Sox that stormed back from impossible odds to beat them in the ...
HOUSTON — Just once has an MLB team overcome a 3-0 deficit to win a postseason series. Yankees fans still have nightmares of the 2004 Red Sox that stormed back from impossible odds to beat them in the American League Championship Series and then win a world championship.
And in 2020, the Rays became the second team to come back from a three-game hole, forcing an ALCS Game 7 that they ultimately lost to the Astros.
Gerrit Cole knows the history. And the Yankees ace, who will try to stop it from happening in Game 3 on Saturday, doesn’t care much to think about it.
“Regardless if it’s 2-0 or if it’s 1-1 or it’s 0-2, it just — it can’t affect the way I go about my business,” he told reporters following the Yankees’ 4-3 loss to Houston in Game 2 at Minute Maid Park on Thursday night.
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The loss dropped the Yankees behind the top-seeded Astros, 2-0.
The Yankees will turn to Cole to be ace he’s been so far in the playoffs and keep them from falling behind 3-0 at Yankee Stadium.
“We all have a job to do,” Cole said. “We play each and every game in and of itself, play each and every pitch within each and every game until there’s no more pitches to play, win or lose.”
If anybody was going to pull the Yankees’ backs off the wall, manager Aaron Boone would want Cole to be given the chance after his stellar performances in the AL Division Series win over the Guardians.
The Yankees won both games he started. In Game 1, he gave up just a run 6 1/3 innings, striking out eight in a 4-1 triumph. Then in Game 4 — with the Yankees trailing 2-1 in the five-game set — Cole gave them room to breathe, allowing two runs in seven innings of a 4-2 victory. They won a winner-take-all Game 5 over Cleveland on Tuesday.
This season, Cole was excellent in his only start against Houston — his former team. On June 25, Cole gave up just a run over seven innings as the Yankees lost, 3-0, at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees have struck out 30 times in their first two games, but Cole said he wasn’t going to worry about the offense doing its job.
“I feel like I should probably dedicate all my focus to the Houston hitters, really,” Cole said. “That’s probably the best way to combat that.”
How might Cole attack Houston?
“It’s tough to narrow it down to one thing,” he said. “But probably one characteristic that connects all the dots is the way that they play together. So whatever it is in any given game, they’re going to try to gang tackle you, really. And they play until the whistle blows, like they say in the NFL or something like that. It’s just a very team-oriented mentality.
“And I find that that’s really a commonality amongst any good teams or any teams that are getting this deep in the postseason. But certainly it’s just at another level of familiarity with them, with the type of veterans and the type of players that they have had in all these big situations over all the years. So that’s what got them to the level that they are at and it’s what sustains them probably.”
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NEW YORK — Anthony Volpe hopes to make a difference in the Bronx on the field sooner than later.On Friday, the Yankees’ top prospect started off the field with a visit to Community School 55, where he spoke to an auditorium filled with approximately 250 second-, third- and fourth-grade students.&ldq...
NEW YORK — Anthony Volpe hopes to make a difference in the Bronx on the field sooner than later.
On Friday, the Yankees’ top prospect started off the field with a visit to Community School 55, where he spoke to an auditorium filled with approximately 250 second-, third- and fourth-grade students.
“Just trying to do my part and do whatever I can to give them some words of encouragement,” Volpe said.
Volpe, 21, spoke for about a half-hour, answering questions from students and telling them about his path to professional baseball to becoming the Yankees first-round pick in 2019 out of Delbarton High School.
He was joined by his father, Dr. Michael Volpe, a urologist with Summit Medical Group, and Yankees community consultant Ray Negron, who’s also an assistant to team president Randy Levine; and principle Luis Torres.
Students received headshots of Volpe, some of them signed. They also each will attend a Yankees game next as part of a school trip to Yankee Stadium.
Derek Jeter, Gio Urshela, Gleyber Torres and Oswaldo Cabrera are among the Yankees player who have visited the school over the years. A signed photo from late owner George Steinbrenner hangs on one of the walls.
Volpe called the experience “amazing.”
“I have goosebumps,” he said. “Those kids — how energetic they were and how passionate they were. I just think to be with these guys and to have them look to me to talk to the kids and it went a long way for me. If any kid took anything out of what I said, it was a success.”
What did Volpe hope that he impressed on the students?
“If you work hard at anything in life,” Volpe said, “no one’s holding you back. Or if anyone is and you work hard enough and you’re good, you can really accomplish anything, and I’m a firm, firm believer in that. I’ve seen so many people. My parents did the same thing. My mom (Isabelle) grew up in the Philippines and moved here and didn’t speak English, and she’s a doctor, too. There are so many people that I’ve luckily been able to see growing up that have inspired me and even if some of these kids haven’t seen that, I’m glad they can look up to me to do the same thing.”
Here were a few questions that students asked Volpe during the session:
Student: Do you have to play baseball every day to get good at baseball?
Volpe: Playing as much as you can obviously will help you improve. I grew up in New York City and I grew up in New Jersey. When it’s cold outside, you can’t play baseball. But there are so many ways you can get better every single day while not playing, whether that’s in the weight room or playing basketball or being athletic in other stuff that will help you become a better player and a better athlete in general.
Student: What’s your journey been like to becoming a baseball player?
Volpe: My journey has been a lot of fun becoming a baseball player. Like my dad said, it takes a lot, a lot of hard work and perseverance and sometimes you have to make sacrifices, like not being able to hang out with your friends or stuff like that. But to me, it always felt like what I always wanted to do. It never felt like a sacrifice. It’s what I always wanted to do, and it was fun for me. The No. 1 thing in my baseball journey and what stands out is how much fun it’s been. I wouldn’t rather be doing anything else.
Student: What pushed you to be a baseball player?
Volpe: My dad. He loved baseball, and from a young age, he just played with me, and it was always super, super fun for me. I wouldn’t want to do anything else. Another huge, huge factor especially was that i grew up like you guys in your city and I was a huge Yankees fan. … I still have a long way to go, but my family pushed me, and watching the Yankees and being such a big fan pushed me.
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