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 Manchester, FL, 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 Manchester, FL, 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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Ant and Dec's smiles were almost as bright as the sunshine in Florida as they kicked off the finale to the current series of Saturday Night Takeaway. Hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly were on top form as they launched into an all-singing, all-dancing performance of Land of 1000 Dances on the ITV family .The telly favourites were joined by their co-stars Fleur East, Jordan North and Stephen Mulhern for their high-energy routine live from Universal Orlando Resort. And fans were thrilled to hear the pair, who had a massive pop care...
Ant and Dec's smiles were almost as bright as the sunshine in Florida as they kicked off the finale to the current series of Saturday Night Takeaway. Hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly were on top form as they launched into an all-singing, all-dancing performance of Land of 1000 Dances on the ITV family .
The telly favourites were joined by their co-stars Fleur East, Jordan North and Stephen Mulhern for their high-energy routine live from Universal Orlando Resort. And fans were thrilled to hear the pair, who had a massive pop career in the nineties, belt out the introduction song as they sported dazzling colourful shirts to match the glorious weather.
They were joined by guest star Nicole Scherzinger who looked stunning in a sunny yellow dress, and of course the audience made up A Place On The Plane winners from throughout the series. Viewers watching from home flocked to comment within moments with many reacting in disbelief that this series has sped by all too quickly.
@spaziwan tweeted: "Gutted it's the last episode of the series!" And @mlawelshgirl said: "Can’t believe it’s the last show of the series."
@TwellyWatcher tweeted: "Don’t want this show to end but equally very excited to see the finale live in Florida." And @Ejc09123 wrote: "I can’t believe it’s #SaturdayNightTakeaway’s last show of the series it has gone way too quick."
Another fan @honeymoonvalle remarked: "I wonder what all the Americans passing by think of this HAHAHA." And @Hanxx said: "This must look so confusing to people from other countries just there at Universal on holiday."
Other viewers pointed out that really it should be Saturday Afternoon Takeaway in Florida because of the time difference. @TwellyWatcher said: "More like Saturday Afternoon Takeaway in Orlando." And @chrisgolds said: "Yay! It’s #SaturdayNightTakeaway live from Orlando! @UniversalORL looks phenomenal as ever. They look like they are having the best Saturday afternoon!"
But @justnaomiyeh said: "This is actually a bit depressing sitting in my cold living room watching everyone on their holibobs." And @OhAlicia_remarked: "Oh to visit Florida someday." @RyanTheSoapking said: "I'm so jealous."
@EnfieldGarry grumbled jokingly: "How dare they be in Florida." And @ant_dec_stephen said: "What I would do to be in Orlando right now."
@Charlie__Tweets praised: "Loved the opening titles." And @emsmusicalmind cheered: "What a great intro! Loved the dancing and singing guys!"
In competitive sports, it’s not often you get a showing of support from your competition.But a Florida cheerleading team is sharing their victory with Connecticut cheerleaders who have been mourning the loss of one of their own.Eleven-year-old Jaidyn Bolduc of Vernon died in a car crash just days before her competitive cheerleading team, the Manchester Red Hawks, was ex...
In competitive sports, it’s not often you get a showing of support from your competition.
But a Florida cheerleading team is sharing their victory with Connecticut cheerleaders who have been mourning the loss of one of their own.
Eleven-year-old Jaidyn Bolduc of Vernon died in a car crash just days before her competitive cheerleading team, the Manchester Red Hawks, was expected to take the stage at nationals in Florida.
At the competition, her 11-, 12-, and 13-year-old teammates, “lit that mat on fire. Everyone knew who the Manchester Redhawks were, who Jaidyn was. When we were leaving, everyone was screaming out ‘Jaidyn, Jaidyn,’” said Manchester Redhawks coach and cheer director Tanya Pabe.
Her teammates held up a picture of the 11-year-old's face during the routine in moments she was supposed to be flying through the air.
Moments before services for Jaidyn Monday, Coach Pabe received a surprise package in the mail.
“I came home to this big box on my step and I’m like what is this.”
It was a shiny victory trophy originally awarded to the South Pasco Predators.
While they beat the Redhawks, they felt compelled to share their win with their worthy competitors.
“We were floored, we sat back and started crying. It was a heart-breaking, touching experience that another team cared so much about how our girls were,” said Redhawks assistant coach Kimberly Bonneau.
In a letter the Predators wrote, “Being able to show the strength that you did, makes your team the true champions.”
And while Jaidyn’s cheerleading family checks in on each other daily through an app, community members are coming together to support her family too.
“Most of the family, they’re just paralyzed with grief. They can’t even think of things like Christmas shopping or putting a meal on the table,” said Tracy Will, who would see Jaidyn at family parties.
Jaidyn’s mom and grandmother were also in the car crash. They’re recovering from serious injuries as they grieve.
“Every single picture I have of Jaidyn her arms were like this, she was reaching out to hug another little cousin.”
The Florida team's act of reaching out meant the world to this team. Sportsmanship at its finest, and a reminder that life is much more than competition.
“The girls have shown how strong they are by being there for one another, and that’s just the same I want for the community. Just support one another. Don’t take each day for granted,” said Bonneau.
It’s the people who touch your lives, even for way too short of a time that matter most, like Jaidyn.
“She flew high,” said Pabe, as the hashtag #flyhighJaidyn remembers the cheerleader online.
KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — A university professor broke a record for the longest time living underwater without depressurization this weekend at a Florida Keys lodge for scuba divers.Joseph Dituri’s 74th day residing in Jules’ Undersea Lodge, situated at the bottom of a 30-foot-deep lagoon in Key Largo, wasn’t much different than his previous days there since he submerged March 1.Dituri, who also goes by the moniker ...
KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — A university professor broke a record for the longest time living underwater without depressurization this weekend at a Florida Keys lodge for scuba divers.
Joseph Dituri’s 74th day residing in Jules’ Undersea Lodge, situated at the bottom of a 30-foot-deep lagoon in Key Largo, wasn’t much different than his previous days there since he submerged March 1.
Dituri, who also goes by the moniker “Dr. Deep Sea,” ate a protein-heavy meal of eggs and salmon prepared using a microwave, exercised with resistance bands, did his daily pushups and took an hour-long nap. Unlike a submarine, the lodge does not use technology to adjust for the increased underwater pressure.
The previous record of 73 days, two hours and 34 minutes was set by two Tennessee professors -- Bruce Cantrell and Jessica Fain -- at the same location in 2014.
But Dituri isn’t just settling for the record and resurfacing: He plans to stay at the lodge until June 9, when he reaches 100 days and completes an underwater mission dubbed Project Neptune 100.
The mission combines medical and ocean research along with educational outreach and was organized by the Marine Resources Development Foundation, owner of the habitat.
“The record is a small bump and I really appreciate it,” said Dituri, a University of South Florida educator who holds a doctorate in biomedical engineering and is a retired U.S. Naval officer. “I’m honored to have it, but we still have more science to do.”
His research includes daily experiments in physiology to monitor how the human body responds to long-term exposure to extreme pressure.
“The idea here is to populate the world’s oceans, to take care of them by living in them and really treating them well,” Dituri said.
The outreach portion of Dituri’s mission includes conducting online classes and broadcast interviews from his digital studio beneath the sea. During the past 74 days, he has reached over 2,500 students through online classes in marine science and more with his regular biomedical engineering courses at the University of South Florida.
While he says he loves living under the ocean, there is one thing he really misses.
“The thing that I miss the most about being on the surface is literally the sun,” Dituri said. “The sun has been a major factor in my life – I usually go to the gym at five and then I come back out and watch the sunrise.”
In an uplifting tale of resilience and community support, 13-year-old Hughie Higginson, a recipient of the prestigious Pride of Britain and Pride of Manchester awards, recently embarked on a life-changing journey.Despite his battle with leukaemia, Hughie’s determination to make a difference has been recognised and celebrated.Now, he’s experiencing his first holiday in three years, thanks to the dedicated efforts of Destination F...
In an uplifting tale of resilience and community support, 13-year-old Hughie Higginson, a recipient of the prestigious Pride of Britain and Pride of Manchester awards, recently embarked on a life-changing journey.
Despite his battle with leukaemia, Hughie’s determination to make a difference has been recognised and celebrated.
Now, he’s experiencing his first holiday in three years, thanks to the dedicated efforts of Destination Florida, an Eccles-based charity that flies deserving children to Orlando.
This heartwarming initiative has brought smiles to the faces of 74 children from the northwest of England, providing them with unforgettable memories and much-needed respite.
The children, aged six to 16, were treated to an enchanting adventure in Orlando, where they explored the wonders of Disney and Universal theme parks.
The highlight of the trip included a captivating Cirque Du Soleil show and a delightful team-building pool party.
A dedicated team of medical, nursing, and non-medical volunteers provided round-the-clock care, equipped with a mobile hospital staffed by doctors, nurses, and physiotherapists.
This unique combination of support allowed children like Hughie to experience the trip of a lifetime.
They are a huge credit to Eccles and Greater Manchester for the wonderful work they do.
Together with his best friend Freddie Xavi, Hughie raised a remarkable £300,000 in gratitude to the doctors and nurses at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.
His battle with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia began in September 2020, and he continues his treatment, undergoing chemotherapy at Manchester Children’s Hospital until March next year.
For Hughie, this trip marked a significant milestone, as he expressed his excitement, saying, “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
The importance of this initiative extends beyond the children themselves.
For parents and guardians who often shoulder the full-time responsibility of caring for their children, this trip offers eight days of invaluable respite.
Knowing that their child is in the hands of dedicated medical professionals allows them to unwind and recharge.
Dr. Adam Nicholls, a consultant in pediatric intensive care at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, led the medical team on this remarkable journey.
He marvelled at the progress the children made throughout the trip, noting that the experience helped them overcome shyness and grow in confidence.
With diverse and complex medical conditions among the children, the hotel itself became a mini hospital, providing the necessary care and support.
Destination Florida traces its roots back to 1987 when Dr. David Evans and Sister Alex Shaw were inspired to create this initiative.
Their inspiration came from witnessing northern-based children being nominated for a trip to Florida through a London-based charity but not being selected.
The inaugural Destination Florida trip began with 25 children, and since then, the charity has continued to touch the lives of countless children in need.
As the children and their caregivers experienced this transformative journey, it was evident how this initiative positively impacted their lives.
Lead nurse Deborah McKenna praised the growth in confidence she witnessed among the children.
Some children had never been away from their parents due to their medical needs or had never been on a plane.
This trip provided them with newfound independence and unforgettable memories.
Ged Mason, CEO of event sponsor Morson Group from Salford, has been a volunteer on Destination Florida trips for an astounding 27 years.
Morson Group has been supporting this initiative for over 30 years, treating children facing serious illnesses with the care and attention they deserve.
With dedicated medical professionals and volunteers, they aim to sprinkle a bit of magic into the lives of these deserving children.
Among the volunteers for this heartwarming initiative was Emma Neville, the wife of former Manchester United legend and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville.
The trip was sponsored by Emma’s business, This Is Me, showcasing the widespread support and involvement of the community in making this trip a reality.
Chair of Trustees Michael Hymanson, an MBE awardee for services to the children’s charity, expressed his delight at overseeing his 14th Destination Florida trip.
He emphasised the profound impact this initiative had on both the children and the dedicated caregivers, who together created unforgettable memories and provided professional care to children facing various medical challenges.
Destination Florida’s commitment to changing the lives of children facing medical adversity shines brightly through this remarkable journey.
Hughie Higginson’s inspiring story, along with the tireless efforts of medical professionals, volunteers, and sponsors, exemplifies the power of community and compassion.
As these deserving children return home with cherished memories, Destination Florida continues to provide hope and support to those who need it most.
For more information about Destination Florida and their incredible work, please click here.
#ILOVEUNITED MIA will run from 08:00 to 13:00 EST at Oasis Wynwood and offer fans the chance to connect with the club they love and experience a United matchday like never before, building up to a live screening of the Premier League match against Norwich City.The event is free to attend and fans can apply for tickets by clicking below. Supporters worldwide who are unable to attend in person can register in advance to get a first look at player and legend exclusives ahead of the event.Diego Forlan is a FIFA World Cup Golden Boo...
#ILOVEUNITED MIA will run from 08:00 to 13:00 EST at Oasis Wynwood and offer fans the chance to connect with the club they love and experience a United matchday like never before, building up to a live screening of the Premier League match against Norwich City.
The event is free to attend and fans can apply for tickets by clicking below. Supporters worldwide who are unable to attend in person can register in advance to get a first look at player and legend exclusives ahead of the event.
Diego Forlan is a FIFA World Cup Golden Boot winner and a cult hero among United supporters with his name still sung by the fans at Old Trafford, while Andy Cole was one of the greatest goalscorers of his era and a driving force in the historic Treble-winning side of 1999. Both of them will be at the event to meet fans throughout the day, which will also include live entertainment, giveaways and some very special guests.
The fans will also play their part in the club’s matchday coverage, as the event is broadcast globally across the Manchester United App and social channels, featuring Ralf Rangnick, Jesse Lingard and more first-team stars.
Victoria Timpson, Manchester United’s CEO of Alliances and Partnerships said: “We are delighted to be bringing #ILOVEUNITED back to the United States and to Miami for the first time.
“#ILOVEUNITED MIA marks the first time the club has been able to host one of our hugely popular fan events in their traditional, physical format, since the pandemic. Returning to the USA for such an important moment underlines our commitment to connecting with fans in the US and we cannot wait for them to experience the atmosphere of watching a match together with thousands of like-minded fans.”
#ILOVEUNITED MIA will be hosted at Oasis Wynwood, 2335 N Miami Ave, and is free to attend.
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