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:
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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The Buena Park players say dressing Dark Age and getting savaged by horses while dealing with service industry crap deserves a real wageVeterans of the service industry know it’s one of the most important and little-respected jobs in the U.S. Now, add to its usual humiliations and depravations horses, heavy costumes, and even heavier weapons of brawny steel, and you begin to comprehend the world of the Medieval Times player.A troupe of Orange County performers, however, is exercising the right to organize as its members c...
The Buena Park players say dressing Dark Age and getting savaged by horses while dealing with service industry crap deserves a real wage
Veterans of the service industry know it’s one of the most important and little-respected jobs in the U.S. Now, add to its usual humiliations and depravations horses, heavy costumes, and even heavier weapons of brawny steel, and you begin to comprehend the world of the Medieval Times player.
A troupe of Orange County performers, however, is exercising the right to organize as its members continue the beloved American medieval tradition—while demanding that wages and protection for workers advance at least as far as the 19th Century.
“I fractured my thumb last month,” 33-year-old Buena Park Medieval Times cast member Jake Bowman tells the Orange County Register. “I had a sword in both hands and my opponent’s sword came down right at the joint of my thumb. I couldn’t make a fist for a month.”
But it’s nothing new for Bowman. During a pervious stint at Medieval Times in Dallas, he was kicked in the back by a horse and suffered a hairline fracture to the spine.
The Buena Vista players feel they can no longer wait for their bosses at the Dallas-based corp. to offer them the kind of protections afforded their colleagues in other skilled, live performance situations, so they’re taking action.
On Friday, the venue’s 50 knights, queens, squires, horsemen and stablehands submitted a petition for a union election to the National Labor Relations Board that calls for a vote on whether to join the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA), the Register reports.
Los Angeles resident Erin Zapcic, 39, who plays a queen at the Buena Park “castle,” told the paper that the employees had gathered signatures with a supermajority in favor of unionizing. The performers notified management of their intention to unionize but received no response, so they filed the petition.
“We do 16 shows a week, so the knights don’t have time to properly rest,” Zapcic said. “And when we’re short on stable hands they don’t have time to do all of the safety checks that are needed, like ensuring that the saddles are tight.”
Zapcic also suffered an equestrian injury last year when she fell from her mount just as she entered the tunnel that brought her onstage.
“I was very lucky because I just bruised my thigh,” she told the Register, “but I had to be off the horse for a couple weeks and was not allowed to ride.”
And of course, there’s the money.
Medieval Times employees just received a $1 raise per hour, and that goes as far as you’d expect, according to Susanne Doris, secretary treasurer at AGVA’s national office.
“We just want them to be paid for the skills they have,” she said. “We’ve had some employees tell us that there’s no way they can afford to live by themselves on the money they’re earning, and others say they can’t afford a car for transportation. This is critical.”
Zapcic earns $21.50 an hour, according to the Register, but pointed out that similar performers at Universal Studios and other Southern California theme parks make $30 to $35 an hour.
The move comes on the heels of a union victory at the Medieval Times location in Lyndhurst, N.J., where the workers’ 26-11 vote secured AGVA membership, the Register reports. Medieval Times operates a total of 10 dinner theaters, with additional locations in Dallas, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Myrtle Beach, Orlando, Scottsdale and Toronto.
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Donald Scarinci Takes Worklife Balance Commitment to Next Level for Firm Employees with Move to Overlook Corporate CenterLYNDHURST, N.J., Aug. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Scarinci Hollenbeck has announced that as of Tuesday, September 6, 2022, it will be fully operational out of its new office located on the 9th floor of the amenities-rich Overlook Corporate Center in Little Falls, NJ.Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC150 Clove Road9th FloorLittle Falls, NJ ...
Donald Scarinci Takes Worklife Balance Commitment to Next Level for Firm Employees with Move to Overlook Corporate Center
LYNDHURST, N.J., Aug. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Scarinci Hollenbeck has announced that as of Tuesday, September 6, 2022, it will be fully operational out of its new office located on the 9th floor of the amenities-rich Overlook Corporate Center in Little Falls, NJ.
Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC150 Clove Road9th FloorLittle Falls, NJ
The Overlook Corporate Center (the Overlook) is designated as a Class A office space after its recent multi-million-dollar upgrades. The property, regarded as one of the most premier office spaces in North Jersey, boasts a variety of premium amenities including a full-service cafeteria, a fitness center, a yoga studio, EV charging stations, access to lush terraces, and more. The interior includes a 360-degree view of the surrounding New Jersey landscape and NYC skyline while providing staff and visitors with an abundance of natural light. In addition, the Overlook sits in the middle of three major routes, providing easy access to all Northern points of New Jersey, Manhattan, and Newark International Airport.
"Our work-life balance committee spent considerable time searching for a space that complements our quality-of-life agenda. Our attorneys have the option to work from home. However, if they chose to be in the office, we wanted it to be in a place that creates an environment for a productive day. The Overlook Corporate Center is just that," stated Ronald Reisner, J.S.C. (Ret.), Chair of Scarinci Hollenbeck's Work-Life Balance Committee.
Work-life balance is a key component of Scarinci Hollenbeck's firm culture. The combination of premium amenities and a central office location is a major factor in the firm's expansion and commitment to effectively serving its clients.
"Clients are demanding both quality and value," stated Donald Scarinci. "Prioritizing work-life balance and using the many amenities that 150 Clove Road offers our employees creates a more pleasant and more productive workplace that will enhance the client experience that our clients have come to expect," he continued.
Please be advised that there will be no disruption of service. Scarinci Hollenbeck's contact information, such as email addresses and phone numbers, will remain the same. For any questions regarding the move, contact the attorney with whom you work, or call us at 201-896-4100.
About Scarinci Hollenbeck
With a growing practice of more than 60 experienced attorneys, Scarinci Hollenbeck is a regional alternative to a National 250 law firm. We serve the niche practice areas most often required by the owners and leaders of corporations. We offer a full range of services and have developed our business law practice with the expertise and specialization necessary to serve our clients as they adapt to the shifting economic landscape.
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A New Jersey attorney and her husband were apparently the latest victims of a notorious Greek restaurant making headlines for scamming tourists, The Sun reports.Theodora McCormick, who works for a firm based in Princeton and Newark, stopped by DK Oyster in Mykonos where she and her husb...
A New Jersey attorney and her husband were apparently the latest victims of a notorious Greek restaurant making headlines for scamming tourists, The Sun reports.
Theodora McCormick, who works for a firm based in Princeton and Newark, stopped by DK Oyster in Mykonos where she and her husband were charged a whopping £460 — nearly $557 — for two beers, two cocktails and oysters, the outlet said.
McCormick told the outlet she'd requested a menu but instead, a waiter "rattled off" options. She and her husband ended up placing her order, and anticipated a high bill, but nothing close to what she was stuck with.
McCormick did not immediately return Daily Voice's request for comment.
Several other customers alleged they were similarly scammed by the restaurant, in a previous report by The Sun where the restaurant's manager denied claims that customers aren't shown any menus.
DK Oyster was recently fined $30,000 for scamming American Tourists, according to Greek City Times.
DK Oysters has a 2.5-star rating on TripAdvisor, where dozens of the 1,576 reviews are warnings.
"It’s crazy. Don’t go here. Its a ripoff," one reads. "I saved my family from this place because i asked for the menu. And it was difficult to make them understand that normal persons look at the menu before order."
Another review titled "truly a scam, stay away, you'll be robbed," reads:
"Everything that people say is true. We were totally robbed. The staff are stereotypical hard-sell, scam artists. Avoid this place at all costs. Food is typical fare, not bad, but not great. And definitely not worth the exorbitant scam pricing. Whoever owns this place should be put out of business."
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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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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.