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 Madison, 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 Madison, 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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MADISON, NJ - The Madison High School Class held the 2022 Commencement Ceremony on Wednesday afternoon. The ceremony began with a guitar version of the Star Spangled Banner and the singing of American the Beautiful. Both performances were beautifully done by MHS seniors.After the students were seated, Student Council President Paul Giglio welcomed all those in attendance. He recalled some memories from his tenure at the high school but said told the students to leave behind their fear of failure."This next journey we are g...
MADISON, NJ - The Madison High School Class held the 2022 Commencement Ceremony on Wednesday afternoon. The ceremony began with a guitar version of the Star Spangled Banner and the singing of American the Beautiful. Both performances were beautifully done by MHS seniors.
After the students were seated, Student Council President Paul Giglio welcomed all those in attendance. He recalled some memories from his tenure at the high school but said told the students to leave behind their fear of failure.
"This next journey we are going to embark on won't be perfect", he told his peers. "There will inevitably be bumps in the road and disappointing results, both of which are ok. So as you takes these next steps into your future, try new things. Be confident in the face of adversity. Take calculated risks. And when an opportunity presents itself, no matter how daunting it may seem, be sure to take it".
"Happy graduation day" said Madison Superintendent Mark Schwarz. "It's a great day to be a Dodger!"
"We join together to celebrate the Class of 2022", he said before asking the crowd to give the graduates a round of applause. "I believe that this radically different experience during your most formative years will ultimately prove to be something that makes you more innovative, resilient and creative the way no generation before you has ever been."
"As you go forth to take your rightful place in this world, stay gold, stay bold and write the story you want", he said.
Valedictorian Artha Abeysinghe acknowledged that this is a bittersweet time for all the seniors.
"I've always believed that school is not really a place to learn", said Abeysinghe. "It is a place where we build relationships, develop our character and learn more about ourselves. Our high school experience is defined by the memories that we made. Those moments that we will eternally remember. The ones ten years from now that will remain vivid in our minds as if they just happened yesterday".
David Drechsel, Principal of Madison High School told the graduates that the pandemic showed them they can face any challenge.
"Moving forward I ask that you continue striving to be great by doing three things; recognize, own it and act on it", said Drechsel. "Recognize that there is always room to grow. Own the responsibility and understand what it takes to continue to be successful and finally, act accordingly and put forth the actions necessary to achieve whatever you set out to do."
After the remarks, each graduating class member's name was called and they stepped on stage to receive their diplomas. The tassels were shifted and caps were tossed.
Congratulations to the Class of 2022!
Because Juneteenth falls on a Sunday this year, it will be observed on Monday. Here's a list of what's open and closed on the holiday.MADISON, NJ — Because the June 19 Juneteenth holiday falls on a Sunday this year, banks, federal offices and the post office in Madison will be closed Monday in commemoration of the date in 1865 when word reached the last enslaved people in Texas that the Civil War had ended and they were free.Madison Borough is honoring the day on Friday instead of Monday. The Municipal Building is close...
MADISON, NJ — Because the June 19 Juneteenth holiday falls on a Sunday this year, banks, federal offices and the post office in Madison will be closed Monday in commemoration of the date in 1865 when word reached the last enslaved people in Texas that the Civil War had ended and they were free.
Madison Borough is honoring the day on Friday instead of Monday. The Municipal Building is closed, Friday, June 17 in observance of Juneteenth.
Last year, President Joe Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth an official holiday, becoming the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday was approved in 1983.
Juneteenth is oldest-known celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.
Some other businesses around town may also be closed; so if you're planning to stop by one of them, it's a good idea to call ahead to make sure the business is open.
Companies that are already looking seriously at diversity, equity and inclusion efforts may see adding Juneteenth as a paid holiday as "something tangible" that "recognizes the importance of that day," Julie Stich, a vice president of content at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, told NPR.
Nike said in an email statement to NPR that Juneteenth is a paid holiday for corporate, retail, manufacturing and distribution employees across the Nike, Converse and Jordan brands. Zillow is doing the same as part of its "ongoing commitment to racial equality," the company said in a statement.
Both Zillow and Nike are encouraging employees to reflect on the importance of the day while taking part in volunteering, activism and educational opportunities.
Among them, Target and Starbucks are open, but employees get time-and-a-half pay on Juneteenth, according to a list put together by Entrepreneur.
Tech companies Twitter and Square are giving employees the day off. Google and Amazon aren't, but they're encouraging employees to cancel meetings. Amazon is also offering "online learning opportunities" throughout the day.
MADISON, NJ - Eleven Madison students have earned Dean's List honors from area colleges and universities. Brian F. Meder was among than 1,700 students named to The University of Scranton's Dean's List for the 2022 spring semester. The Dean's List recognizes students for academic excellence. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours during the semester to make the Dean's List. The list includes students from the Jesuit university's College of Arts and Sciences, Kan...
MADISON, NJ - Eleven Madison students have earned Dean's List honors from area colleges and universities.
Brian F. Meder was among than 1,700 students named to The University of Scranton's Dean's List for the 2022 spring semester. The Dean's List recognizes students for academic excellence. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours during the semester to make the Dean's List. The list includes students from the Jesuit university's College of Arts and Sciences, Kania School of Management and Panuska College of Professional Studies. Meder is a freshman undeclared major in the University's College of Arts and Sciences.
Caroline Drupka was named to Washington College's Spring 2022 Dean's List. In order to earn this academic honor, a student must achieve at least a 3.50 GPA for the semester. There were 461 students named to the Spring 2022 Dean's List.
Aidan Bergin, Emma Puglisi and Meghan Webber have been named to the Dean's List at Holy Cross. To be honored, students must pass four or more letter-graded courses with no failing grades during the semester and earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Sarah Cox was named to The University of Alabama Deans List for Spring Semester 2022. A total of 11,224 students enrolled during Spring Semester 2022 at The University of Alabama were named to the dean's list with an academic record of 3.5 (or above) or the president's list with an academic record of 4.0 (all A's).
Madeline Mocko and Cara Pierce have been named to the Dean's List at the University of Delaware. To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean's List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester.
Nicholas Forbes, Augustina Munter and Marisa Papa have been named to the University of Rhode Island Spring 2022 Dean's List. To be included on the Dean's List, full-time students must have completed 12 or more credits for letter grades which are GPA applicable during a semester and achieved at least a 3.30 quality point average. Part-time students qualify with the accumulation of 12 or more credits for letter grades which are GPA applicable earning at least a 3.30 quality point average.
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MADISON, NJ – The Madison Area YMCA welcomes Kids Central Manager and Senior Member Services Representative Iris Oladapo! With more than three decades of experience working with children and aiding in their growth, Iris brings wisdom and fresh ideas to Kids Central, Madison Area YMCA’s indoor modular playground for toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children, featuring Open Play and Babysitting.Iris Oladapo graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Long Island U...
MADISON, NJ – The Madison Area YMCA welcomes Kids Central Manager and Senior Member Services Representative Iris Oladapo! With more than three decades of experience working with children and aiding in their growth, Iris brings wisdom and fresh ideas to Kids Central, Madison Area YMCA’s indoor modular playground for toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children, featuring Open Play and Babysitting.
Iris Oladapo graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Long Island University and a Master of Science in Reading Education from Adelphi University. Iris’ experience includes her work as an elementary school teacher for six years and owner and operator of a day care center for eight years. Most recently, Iris served as the School Age Child Care Site director at the YMCA of Montclair.
“We are thrilled to have Iris join our team of accomplished and driven Y staff, as she applies her experience to support youth development and programs in Kids Central,” said Member Services Director Cathy Landolfi.
“I am passionate about working with children and watching them learn and thrive. At the Madison Area YMCA, I am surrounded by wonderful colleagues, a team-oriented culture, and so many loving families that visit Kids Central. The best part is that my career includes seeing the bright smiles of young children as they have fun and grow at Kids Central,” said Oladapo. “I look forward to utilizing my background as an educator and my experience as a small business owner to bring innovative ideas to the Y.”
Have a Family Membership? Be sure to visit Iris at Kids Central and say hello! As a part of your Family (with children) Membership, join us for Open Play or Babysitting in Kids Central and enjoy our indoor play space! Learn more at www.madisonareaymca.org/KidsCentral.
Interested in joining one of New Jersey's Top Workplaces as a staff member or know someone who is? Opportunities include joining Iris in Kids Central! At the Madison Area YMCA, we nurture the potential of every youth and teen, and carry that over to our staff. Many staff members have found their calling while working at the Madison Area YMCA. Channel your talent and passion toward helping improve the community's health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Join our team of dedicated professionals, enjoy a free YMCA membership and make an impact on the life of children, adults and families. Visit www.madisonareaymca.org/employment to search for employment opportunities today and visit www.madisonareaymca.org/employment /top-3-benefits-of-working-for-a-nonprofit-organization to learn more about why you belong at the Y.
As a mission-driven charitable organization and community wellness center, the Madison Area YMCA is dedicated to nurturing the potential of our youth, providing a safe space for teens, improving the community’s health and well-being, and giving back by providing support to our neighbors. For more information about financial assistance or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit our website at www.madisonareaymca.org.
Below are the Shore Conference softball division all-stars for the 2022 season. The selections were made by the league’s coaches and NJ.com had no input on the choices.A North DivisionPlayer of the Year: Amanda Dembowski, Middletown SouthCoach of the Year: Chris Hoffman, Middletown NorthB North DivisionPlayer of the Year: Mackenzie Bloss, St. John VianneyCoach of the Year: Mike D’Antonio, Freehold Boro and Sherri Cate, Wall...
Below are the Shore Conference softball division all-stars for the 2022 season. The selections were made by the league’s coaches and NJ.com had no input on the choices.
Player of the Year: Amanda Dembowski, Middletown South
Coach of the Year: Chris Hoffman, Middletown North
Player of the Year: Mackenzie Bloss, St. John Vianney
Coach of the Year: Mike D’Antonio, Freehold Boro and Sherri Cate, Wall
Players of the Year: Maria Taddeo, Raritan and Nicole Knox, Red Bank Catholic
Coach of the Year: Marc Rosner, Raritan
Player of the Year: Hannah Hensler, Point Pleasant Beach
Coach of the Year; George Hoff, Keansburg
Player of the Year: Janelle Blaszka, Toms River South
Coaches of the Year: Tom Malek, Toms River South and Haydee Donza, Jackson
Player of the Year: Julia Apostolakos, Donovan Catholic
Coach of the Year: Liz Russo, Point Pleasant Boro
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