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 Lyndhurst, 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 Lyndhurst, 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:
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All sides won the 2022 Bergen County All-Star Game on Saturday night in Lyndhurst.It ended in a 16-16 tie, but the game was assembled for the first time since 2019 by its director of operations in Leo Ciappina on short notice, a pair of seniors scored their final high school touchdowns in the clutch and both teams believe they earned a piece of the trophy.“It’s great to be back up and running,” Ciappina said. “We shut it down for the pandemic the past two years, but we found out from Lyndhurst that we we...
All sides won the 2022 Bergen County All-Star Game on Saturday night in Lyndhurst.
It ended in a 16-16 tie, but the game was assembled for the first time since 2019 by its director of operations in Leo Ciappina on short notice, a pair of seniors scored their final high school touchdowns in the clutch and both teams believe they earned a piece of the trophy.
“It’s great to be back up and running,” Ciappina said. “We shut it down for the pandemic the past two years, but we found out from Lyndhurst that we were good to go. It was a little later than we normally know, but the coaches put in nominations and the kids were excited. Being out here on the field is a great time.”
The tie didn’t come without some drama.
Lyndhurst quarterback Johnny Lembo orchestrated a 69-yard drive finished on a 20-yard touchdown scamper to put the South team up 14-8 with 3:14 to go. Another designed run on the two-point conversion made it 16-8.
The North team would answer with a 75-yard drive headlined by two long completions from Old Tappan’s Charlie Amatrula to St. Joseph’s JaTy Mayes.
It was capped with a Devin Miller-Singh three-yard rushing score, which was first ruled a fumble recovered in the end zone by Hasbrouck Heights’ Hunter Freschi of the South team, but then ruled a touchdown as the Green Knight broke the plane with 37 seconds left before losing control of the ball. He took the two-point conversion himself to even the score.
“It was a really intense game,” said Becton’s Tommie Minaya, who ended the night with multiple sacks and quarterback hits for the South team. “It was really good competition. I can’t believe I was on the same team as the Hasbrouck Heights kids. We have rivalries in Bergen County and we come together as one family. It’s the best thing we can do and it’s truly amazing.”
For Lembo, the touchdown on his home field is as good a sendoff as he could’ve asked for.
Whether he thinks back to his stiff-arm of Park Ridge’s Kyle Bratcher or the fireworks that went off in the distance, it’s something he can hold onto forever.
“I had a lot of those stiff-arms this season and I had to finish it one more time,” he said. “The last drive hit me. It felt like I was back in blue and gold for a second. I can’t even explain it.”
Singh’s moment came with brief heartbreak, but it quickly turned into a sequence he can also always cherish.
“I fumbled the ball and that shook me up, but I knew I broke the plane,” he said. “I felt the pressure and all that. It felt amazing.”
Chippiness was part of the story as well.
More than a dozen penalties were handed out, many of which were personal fouls, however the two teams hugged it out at midfield after the final whistle, took some pictures and soaked in their conclusion of high school football.
The game was played in honor of the late Drew Gibbs, who coached his Ramapo Raiders to another sectional championship appearance just days before tragically passing away in November.
This was all for the love of Bergen County, and Coach Gibbs.
“I listened to him speak several times and I always admired him as a young guy and coach,” Ciappina said. “What happened to him was tragic and I got the best vibes from the coaches around him. This is the least we can do for him.”
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People who long forgot what it’s like to be a kid shouldn’t be in public school administration.A senior prank at Lyndhurst High School that should have been met with nothing more than a stern "talking to" for the alleged 18 perpetrators instead turned into a very close call on missing out on one of life‘s precious milestones.A few nights ago, seniors got into the school after hours and moved a bunch of student desks out into the hallways. So the next morning the big joke was oh my God look at thi...
People who long forgot what it’s like to be a kid shouldn’t be in public school administration.
A senior prank at Lyndhurst High School that should have been met with nothing more than a stern "talking to" for the alleged 18 perpetrators instead turned into a very close call on missing out on one of life‘s precious milestones.
A few nights ago, seniors got into the school after hours and moved a bunch of student desks out into the hallways. So the next morning the big joke was oh my God look at this ha ha ha this must be the senior prank! A father of one of the students says the boys spoke to the school safety officer and told them of the prank they wanted to do and were actually let into the building.
In fact, as senior pranks go, it was one of the least destructive. There were no live pigs numbered 1, 2 and 4 let loose so that after they were corralled staff would go on for hours searching for number 3, which didn’t exist. There was no greasing of door knobs and then pulling a fire alarm. There was no using construction equipment to move the principal’s car to the roof of the building. There was no destruction of property.
This should have been a good laugh and, “Alright students help me get these desks back inside the classrooms.“ Instead, the seniors were rounded up and told that they would not be allowed to walk at their graduation Wednesday night. All the years of hard work in their K-12 education would not be celebrated because of one silly, meaningless prank.
Fellow students and people in the town were not having any of it. Someone with a much better sense of humor than the district’s superintendent started a change.org petition demanding that the punishment be lifted. That received more than 2,800 signatures. It was announced Wednesday morning that the school gave in and changed its mind.
In what had to be part saving face and part joylessness, Lyndhurst School Superintendent Joseph A. DeCorso announced,
“This morning the administration met with parents of students involved with the high school prank incident. As a result of the discussions had, an amicable resolution was reached between the parties. Details concerning the resolution cannot be released as it involves sensitive student information. The Board is committed to preserving and securing the health welfare and safety of the students and staff at all of its buildings. We do not arrive at this resolution without concern for the future of our student body, especially during a time when the safety of students, within a school building, is of paramount concern.”
Health and safety? Come on. If they’re getting at the most extreme example, a fire or an active shooter when hallways were clogged with desks, they’re not without a point. But that point is so far-fetched as to be specious.
With most of these seniors’ high school years having been ruined by COVID-19 protocols, for all that they have been through as a graduating class, you would think the administration could have remembered that and not been so heavy-handed. I’m glad it ended well and the seniors got their moment to celebrate their graduation but it never should have come to all that to begin with.
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LYNDHURST, N.J. -- A dream has come true for a 95-year-old World War II veteran from New Jersey.As CBS2's Cindy Hsu reported Thursday, he finally has his high school diploma.John Garofalo recently received an honorary diploma from Lyndhurst High School.In 1945, when Garofalo was 18, he enlisted in the Navy just two weeks before his graduation, so never received his diploma. He served for one year and then came back home, got married, opened a store, and played the saxophone in a band.On a recent b...
LYNDHURST, N.J. -- A dream has come true for a 95-year-old World War II veteran from New Jersey.
As CBS2's Cindy Hsu reported Thursday, he finally has his high school diploma.
John Garofalo recently received an honorary diploma from Lyndhurst High School.
In 1945, when Garofalo was 18, he enlisted in the Navy just two weeks before his graduation, so never received his diploma. He served for one year and then came back home, got married, opened a store, and played the saxophone in a band.
On a recent birthday, he told his family he regretted not having his diploma, so he and his family went to work.
"So he went to the board of [education] and they tried at that point to look for the records and they couldn't find them, so they really had no proof that he was actually a student at Lyndhurst High School," daughter Mary Pitera said.
It took years to find the proof that Garofalo had graduated. His granddaughter Stephanie Pitera finally found a music program that was posted online from 1945 that included his name.
So how did it feel after waiting 77 years?
"Oh my God, I can't begin to tell you how it was. It was unbelievable," Garofalo said.
"I cried because I felt, I just felt so, so happy that it finally happened for him, because he said that's the only thing he's missing in his life. He's got everything else. He says, 'I have it all.' He goes, 'I just never got a diploma,'" Pitera said.
The family even found a cap and gown for him, but that was a no-go.
"He's a suit and tie guy," Pitera said with a laugh.
"So I actually put a picture of him with me at my graduation and then we took a picture of me with him at his graduation, so it was really special, really full circle," Stephanie Pitera added.
Garofalo has six children, 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
So what's his secret to a long life?
"Don't stand still. I was doing sometimes three jobs in one day," Garofalo said.
As for his diet, he said there's nothing that he doesn't eat, adding, "Candy bars, everything! I eat everything!"
And he also enjoys dancing.
When asked about retirement, Garofalo said he's not retired from life, and now that he has his diploma, maybe he'll get a job.
Cindy Hsu is an Emmy Award-winning anchor and reporter who has been at CBS2 News since 1993. Her passion is sharing stories about children, seniors, education, adoption, animals and mental health awareness.
Trumpet, a soulful-looking bloodhound with low-hanging ears and deep folds, ...
Trumpet’s victory sounded a clarion call of sorts for his breed Wednesday — the dog made history with his best in show win.
Bloodhounds have been competing at the long-running dog show since the 1870s, but Trumpet is the first bloodhound to take best in show.
The 4-year-old dog from St. Joseph, Illinois — registered name GCHB CH Flessner’s Toot My Own Horn — won the hound group Tuesday alongside his handler-owner Heather Helmer to advance to the final. Trumpet is co-owned by Chris and Bryan Flessner and Tina Kocar.
As is often the case at Westminster, there was a bit of champion lineage at play. Trumpet’s father, Nathan, became the first bloodhound to win the hound group in 2014.
The 146th Westminster Kennel Club dog show spanned several days at the Lyndhurst estate in Tarrytown, New York. For the second consecutive year, the prestigious dog world event relocated from Madison Square Garden to the green grounds of the stately Westchester County mansion because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Breed competition took place outside while group winners and best in show were decided inside a large tent decked out in Westminster purple.
An Alaskan Malamute let out a continuous piercing howl just before the final during the Westminster broadcast, as if the dog was offering its own running commentary on the show.
French bulldogs were the fifth largest breed entry at the dog show, with 41 dogs (No. 1 breed among entrants was the golden retriever, with 70). Frenchies have never won best in show.
Striker, a Samoyed from Toronto, won the working group for the second year in a row Wednesday.
A 6-year-old Lakeland terrier named MM from Mebane, North Carolina handled by Ariel Cukier won the terrier group; Belle, a 4-year-old English setter from Pine Island, Minnesota handled by Amanda Ciaravino won the sporting group; and River, a 5-year-old German shepherd from Woodstock, Georgia handled by Lenny Brown won the herding group Tuesday.
Last year’s best in show went to Wasabi, a Pekingese who won the toy group.
A few hours before Trumpet was named top dog for 2022, the junior showmanship award for best junior handler, which comes with a $10,000 scholarship, went to Middletown’s Erin Bernecker, 18. She competed with a 1-year-old lowchen named Rip.
Earlier in the week, Willie, an Australian shepherd, and his owner-handler Kathleen Keller of Flemington won the 2022 Masters Obedience Championship at Westminster.
It was the seventh consecutive obedience win for New Jersey.
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A Shetland sheepdog named Bee went bzz bzz bzz through the obstacle course, dodging weave poles, clearing hurdles, dashing through a tunnel and jumping right into handler Jennifer Crank’s arms to win the 2022 ...
A Shetland sheepdog named Bee went bzz bzz bzz through the obstacle course, dodging weave poles, clearing hurdles, dashing through a tunnel and jumping right into handler Jennifer Crank’s arms to win the 2022 Westminster Masters Agility Championship.
Bee, who was buzzing from her run with spirited barking, managed to complete the agility course in just 29.81 seconds at the 146th Westminster Kennel Club dog show (see video below).
The dog won the 16-inch class before becoming queen bee — the overall agility champion.
It was a return victory for Crank, of Pickerington, Ohio. The dog handler, who runs IncrediPAWS Dog Training in Pataskala, Ohio, previously won the Westminster agility championship with her border collie P!nk in 2020.
There was another Westminster repeat when it came to the time and venue. For the second consecutive year, the Westminster Kennel Club dog show was postponed, relocating from winter to June and from Manhattan to large tents at the Lyndhurst estate in Westchester County because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The agility competition, the first event of Westminster week, took place Saturday on the grounds of the estate in Tarrytown, New York and aired Sunday on Fox. The Westminster Kennel Club dog show, which spans several days, ends Wednesday, June 22 with the naming of best in show. More than 160 New Jersey dogs are expected to participate.
Agility dogs compete in five jump height classes at Westminster: 8-inch, 12-inch, 16-inch, 20-inch and 24-inch.
Several were repeat winners, like returning 2021 class champ Lark, a papillon handled by Betsey Lynch of Delaware, Ohio, who won the 8-inch class for the second consecutive year, this time with the speedier time of 32.63 seconds.
Kaboom, a 9-year-old border collie from Bedford, New Hampshire who won the 24-inch class in 2017, 2018 and 2020, finished the course in 31.93 seconds to win that title a fourth time with handler Amber McCune.
Border collies have won the agility contest in seven of the nine years agility has been part of Westminster. In 2018, a Jersey border collie named Fame(US) handled by Jessica Ajoux of Sparta emerged as top dog. Last year, a Pennsylvania border collie named Verb won the competition for the second time after first triumphing in 2019.
Virginia’s Brio, an all-American dog — what Westminster calls mixed-breed dogs — who competed with handler Ali Park, was named all-American agility champion after completing the course in 33.69 seconds. Agility is one of two Westminster events that permit mixed-breed dogs – the other is obedience.
Not every dog was so fleet-footed.
Elvira, a leggy bracco Italiano, or Italian pointer, from North Stonington, Connecticut, may have been a first in her breed to make it this far in agility competition, but she didn’t become a fan favorite for her speedy run time.
Completing the course with handler Debra Pereira in 46.9 seconds, Elvira, a dog in the 24-inch class, took the time to smell the flowers, as it were — to sniff nearly every weave pole, to carefully and steadily move through each obstacle at her own pace.
That pace may not have put her in contention for a title, but she got her share of applause nonetheless.
The 2022 Westminster Kennel Club dog show continues with obedience competition, breed judging and group judging Monday, June 20, Tuesday, June 21 and Wednesday, June 22. Best in show will be named June 22. See our watch guide and full schedule.
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