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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The Madison Council was privy to an update on a solar carport project that has been in the works for almost two years. MADISON, NJ — Members of the Madison Borough Council members were given an update on the ongoing solar carport project earlier this week.Jim Burnet provided an update, as well as requesting approval for an ordinance to secure funding to hire Talva Energy to do engineering, design, applications and construction management of a solar carport at the Madison Recreational Complex.The ordinance, which ...
MADISON, NJ — Members of the Madison Borough Council members were given an update on the ongoing solar carport project earlier this week.
Jim Burnet provided an update, as well as requesting approval for an ordinance to secure funding to hire Talva Energy to do engineering, design, applications and construction management of a solar carport at the Madison Recreational Complex.
The ordinance, which approved allocating $89,000 to Talva Energy for consulting on the new structure, was unanimously approved by the board.
According to Burnet, one major change in the initial plan is that the project's size and scope have been reduced. The project was originally planned to include three separate solar carports that would generate approximately 2,200 MWh, provide energy for approximately 220 homes and account for approximately two percent of Madison's electricity output.
Under the new plan, that has been sized down to one single carport.
One of the reasons for the change, according to Burnet, was the implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act, which provided new financial incentives.
"That changed the finances for the way we were going to do the solar carports significantly. Originally we were going to do a land lease where a company would come in, design, build and maintain a solar facility on our property and we would take that solar energy at a set kilowatt hour rate," Burnet said.
However, under the Inflation Reduction Act, the borough is able to get anywhere between 30 and 40 percent of the cost of the project paid for by the federal government. This increased funding makes it possible for the borough to purchase the carport themselves.
"There are a number of benefits to doing it this way. It will be cash flow positive right off the bat. We won't have to pay money into it because the money that we would be getting from it would pay off if we were borrowing," Burnet said.
The carport is expected to cost around $1.8 million, with the borough expecting to pay it off within the next nine to twelve years.
Another advantage of constructing only one carport is that the borough will be able to determine which aspects of the design they like and dislike and will be able to make necessary changes before constructing another one.
According to Burnet, the solar panels will be able to power anywhere between 50 and 85 homes under the new plan. The structure above the Madison Recreational Complex would not harm any of the trees in the area, which was a concern, and would provide shaded parking spaces.
The plan's next steps include going before the planning board and the borough engineer for a courtesy review of the design. Burnet stated that the courtesy review should be completed by December, with the process continuing into early 2023.
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Manhattan Building Co. has upsized its initial loan from real estate private equity firm Madison Realty Capital again to a total commitment of $395 million as it moves into its next phase of development at Emerson Lofts, a 1,089-unit, mixed-use property in Jersey City, N.J.The amended loan will be used to complete the conversion of an existing warehouse building into a 140-unit multifamily property with 96 parking spaces and 36,500 square feet of retail space.The Jersey City-based developer ...
Manhattan Building Co. has upsized its initial loan from real estate private equity firm Madison Realty Capital again to a total commitment of $395 million as it moves into its next phase of development at Emerson Lofts, a 1,089-unit, mixed-use property in Jersey City, N.J.
The amended loan will be used to complete the conversion of an existing warehouse building into a 140-unit multifamily property with 96 parking spaces and 36,500 square feet of retail space.
The Jersey City-based developer borrowed $168 million from Madison Realty Capital in November 2019 to complete the first phase of the fully approved, four-phase project at 315-326 15 St. In addition to the 26-story, 351-unit residential tower, the first phase included more than 10,000 square feet of retail, a community center, public park and parking. The tower, Hudson House, is 95 percent leased and consists of studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom units. Amenities include a heated outdoor pool, cabanas, outdoor movie theater, fitness center, yoga room and concierge services.
MBC upsized the loan to $228 million earlier this year for the second phase of the development, which is currently under construction. It will include a second 26-story tower with 338 apartments and 119 parking spaces.
The final phase of construction includes plans for a third high-rise residential property that is in pre-development. Further details on the tower and a timeline for its completion as well as the delivery of the warehouse conversion were not disclosed.
Emerson Lofts is located at the site of the former Emerson Radio factory and is situated near the Newport PATH train station and the entrance to the Holland tunnel connecting New Jersey to Manhattan. The property also has access to Interstate 78 and is close to Hoboken, N.J., as well as the Journal Square Transportation Center in Jersey City.
MBC has also built the nearby Soho Lofts, a 377-unit property completed in 2018 and sold to Roseland Residential Trust, now known as Veris Residential, in April 2019 for nearly $264 million, or $700,000 per unit. The developer, which focuses on Jersey City and Hoboken, built Cast Iron Lofts, a 387-unit community that is also near Emerson Lofts.
In October, Madison Realty Capital provided a $32 million loan to Vibrant Cities to refinance Pivot Apartments, a recently completed eight-story, 95-unit mixed-use property in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Seattle. The building was 69 percent leased at the time of the financing. It also has 4,900 square feet of ground-floor retail leased to three tenants.
A month earlier, Madison Realty Capital had provided a $315.6 million loan to Carpenter & Co., Inc., and Woodward Interests, LLC, to complete the renovation of the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences New Orleans. The 341-key hotel opened in July 2021 and is part of a 33-story mixed-use tower that has 92 residential towers on the top floors. As of September, half of the condos, which include one- to three-bedroom apartments and four-bedroom penthouses, had been sold.
Also in September, the firm provided an $85 million loan to The Related Group, BH Group, Teddy Sagi’s Globe Invest and Wanxiang Group Corp. for the acquisition and pre-development of a 6.51-acre land parcel with approved plans to develop a 51-unit luxury condo project on Fisher Island in Miami Beach, Fla. It’s the last remaining condo development site on the private island.
MADISON, NJ - Deb Starker provided an update on the restoration of the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts during the November 14 Borough Council meeting.The Museum of Early Trades and Crafts occupies one of Madison’s many historic buildings, the James Library, built in 1899. The former home of the Madison Public Library, it has been the location of the Museum since 1970.“It really is a lovely, magnificent building”, said Starker, the Executive Director of the METC, “And it requires a lot of TLC”....
MADISON, NJ - Deb Starker provided an update on the restoration of the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts during the November 14 Borough Council meeting.
The Museum of Early Trades and Crafts occupies one of Madison’s many historic buildings, the James Library, built in 1899. The former home of the Madison Public Library, it has been the location of the Museum since 1970.
“It really is a lovely, magnificent building”, said Starker, the Executive Director of the METC, “And it requires a lot of TLC”.
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Said TLC includes replacing the decorative finials, work on the copper gutters, and giving the museum a new slate roof. Starker noted that she was happy with how long the original roof lasted, as it had to be replaced only two years ago. There has been quite a bit of interior work, too. Considerable care has been taken to preserve some stenciling work, for example.
According to Starker, the renovations seen in the 2012 Renovation Plan totalled about $1.5 million. Most of this funding came from the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust, along with the Open Space, Recreation and Historic Preservation Advisory Committee of the Borough of Madison and the museum itself.
The Museum has many artifacts in collections, too, however its old collections room had to be vacated in 2020 after mold was discovered. Some of the 5,500 artifacts were rehoused in the Museum’s annex, and the rest went to off-site storage while the mold was successfully remediated.
A new storage area is presently in the works, to hopefully be finished and ready to go by 2024. It’s currently in its early construction stages. Several sources are funding this project, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Borough of Madison, and the METC Bruehne Trust.
Starker thanked the Council for their support, adding that “we take a lot of pride in the good care we take of our building”.
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Another update was provided on the state of the Dodge Field playground, which is being renovated to make it more accessible.MADISON, NJ — An update was given on the status of the Dodge Field playground renovation plan, which was first announced earlier this fall.The proposed playground would be the neighborhood's first ADA-compliant playground, as well as an inclusive space for the benefit and enjoyment of all children.Councilwoman Debra Coen presented an updated report outlining the committee's progress since th...
MADISON, NJ — An update was given on the status of the Dodge Field playground renovation plan, which was first announced earlier this fall.
The proposed playground would be the neighborhood's first ADA-compliant playground, as well as an inclusive space for the benefit and enjoyment of all children.
Councilwoman Debra Coen presented an updated report outlining the committee's progress since the project's announcement. According to Coen, the final park site plans have been delayed, but the borough expects them to arrive within the next few weeks.
The Dodge Field playground is located at 20-38 Greenwood Avenue in Madison.
According to Coen, the Dodge Field playground has not been renovated in nearly a decade. With the new updates planned by the borough, the space will be accessible to all children aged two to twelve.
The new playground will be designed to be as inclusive as possible for all children in the borough. According to a presentation, the updates will include interactive equipment such as musical instruments, swings, slides and a wheelchair-accessible merry-go-round, among other things.
The current playground structure's potential waste caused concern from some council members, which Coen addressed.
The playground's current equipment would be recycled and moved to another area of the borough."There is nothing wrong with the equipment. It's in good condition, but we would want the company to come in and take it out so that it stays secure and safe for the kids and then also repurpose it."
This project is anticipated to cost between $550,000 and $650,000 in total.
Madison is set to receive a $125,000 grant from Morris County Open Space Recreation and Historic Preservation. The borough also recently learned that the Morris County Parks Commission has agreed to work together to pursue a state grant, which would help with funding.
"We're hopefully in the next couple of days going to get that site plan from the company and we'll look it over as the playground committee and then share it with the council… and then the hope is to get out to bid and get a timeline barring supply chain issues," Coen said.
If everything goes according to plan, the council predicted that the renovation would be finished in the spring and the new playground would open in time for the summer of 2023.
The referendum, which is expected to cost $8 million, will include four different options. MADISON, NJ — An update on the nearly $80 million bond referendum that is expected to go before the Madison public early next year was provided at the recent Superintendent's Coffee meeting.According to Mark Schwarz, Superintendent of Madison Schools, a previous facilities assessment confirmed a slew of non-negotiable project priorities, the majority of which were related to failing infrastructure."You know that we hav...
MADISON, NJ — An update on the nearly $80 million bond referendum that is expected to go before the Madison public early next year was provided at the recent Superintendent's Coffee meeting.
According to Mark Schwarz, Superintendent of Madison Schools, a previous facilities assessment confirmed a slew of non-negotiable project priorities, the majority of which were related to failing infrastructure.
"You know that we have a great deal of need within the schools. There are certain areas where things are wonderful… But some of our other spaces are just quite abysmal," Schwarz said.
Among the necessary repairs are the roof at Madison High School and the removal of asbestos, which has been found in many spaces throughout the district.
The three-question referendum was first proposed by the school board earlier this fall and is expected to go before the public sometime in March.
According to Schwarz, the district requires the referendum in order to afford the necessary facility improvements.
"If we don't have some sort of referendum initiative, then our tax payers are going to bear the full cost of everything that we do, we won't be able to access any state matched funding," Schwarz said.
The Madison Public School's annual budget is only allowed to increase by two percent each year, making it essentially impossible for the district to afford the improvements on their own. With the referendum, the district is expected to receive up to 34 percent of matched state funding.
Additionally, with the current Madison school budget, it would be impossible to support the district's current programs while allocating the necessary funds to facilities, which typically receive one of the smallest portions of the budget.
"We developed this referendum process in an effort to be responsible, to provide the community with an opportunity to vote on a structured order of questions," Schwarz said.
The future referendum questions will provide tiered options to taxpayers:
According to Madison Public Schools Business Administrator Danielle Mancuso, the school district is still waiting for state approval on the referendum, with the decision expected within the first week of December.
The final approval will also clarify how much the referendum will affect all taxpayers in the borough.
"We anticipate those letters around December and then we will release more information regarding tax impact. For now, we have said that it is going to be about $100 per every $10 million and we will get more detailed information once we know exactly how much the state will be contributing," Mancuso said.
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