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 Manville, 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 Manville, NJ, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
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MANVILLE – While the borough is still recovering from the catastrophic flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Ida in September, Mayor Richard Onderko has his sights on what can be accomplished in 2022.Among his main goals is the redevelopment of the Rustic Mall Superfund site, he told the B...
MANVILLE – While the borough is still recovering from the catastrophic flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Ida in September, Mayor Richard Onderko has his sights on what can be accomplished in 2022.
Among his main goals is the redevelopment of the Rustic Mall Superfund site, he told the Borough Council in the mayor's annual reorganization meeting address earlier this month.
"We could surely use the additional tax revenues it would generate, and it would help revitalize our town center," he said.
"We could sure use the progress and provide additional hosing for those affected by the flood," the mayor continued.
Last year, the borough adopted a new redevelopment plan for the site off Main Street and included the possibility that the borough might use its powers of condemnation.
The proposed development plan envisioned 238 apartments in nine three-story buildings and 18 townhomes in nine buildings, plus a parking garage on the former Bank of America site.
"I wish the current property owner would either develop the site or sell the property to a developer willing to," Onderko said.
But the property owner, Rustic Mall, LLC, is challenging that designation in court.
The lawsuit, filed in Superior Court in Somerset County on Oct. 29, claims the study of the property by Van Cleef Engineering "contained numerous deficiencies."
The lawsuit alleges that the study failed "to provide accurate, competent and adequate factual information that the Rustic Mall meets the necessary criteria to be designated as a condemnation area in need of redevelopment."
Manville has until Jan. 14 to file a reply in court to the lawsuit.
The first redevelopment study of the 15-acre site was done in 2005 and the borough decided to conduct a new study based on current standards.
The redevelopment of the property, which once anchored Manville's downtown with a supermarket, stores, bowling alley and a movie theatre, has been a goal for more than a decade.
In 2014, the federal Environmental Protection Agency certified the $330 million cleanup of the Superfund site east of Main Street.
More than 450,000 tons of contaminated soil were removed from 100 residential and commercial properties that were developed in the 1960s on the site of the former Federal Creosote plant. The site was placed on the Superfund list in 1999.
The shopping center and homes were built on top of the contaminated soil and the waste lagoons, and on at least one occasion creosote sludge seeped into a residential basement and was pumped out into a storm sewer.
In the new year, Onderko added he will be "making the strong case" for additional aid from the state.
"The state aid we received has not increased one dollar in the last four years," the mayor said. "That is no longer acceptable."
The mayor said he is not in favor of raising property taxes to cover flood-related expenses and the loss of tax revenue from properties being bought out by the state Blue Acres program.
"We certainly deserve it given the severe flooding we must deal with," he said about the aid
There is no "silver bullet" to solving the borough's flooding issues, Onderko said.
"Climate change is real; however, overdevelopment of upstream communities is real too," he said, adding that the amount of impervious surface in the Raritan River and Millstone River watersheds "is past the tipping point."
Onderko expressed hope that flood mitigation efforts can be addressed on a "smaller scale" starting with the Royce Brook, which flows into Manville from Hillsborough.
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MANVILLE – It's a town of survivors.Manville, trapped in the vise of the Millstone and Raritan rivers, has been ravaged by floods in 1999 from Hurricane Floyd, in 2011 from Hurricane Irene and other less catastrophic floods.And after every one of those floods, Manville residents and businesses bounced back with rare resilience and a stubborn hope for better days.But when the remnants of Hurricane Ida swept through Central Jersey with record rainfall and flooding more than two months ago, that persist...
MANVILLE – It's a town of survivors.
Manville, trapped in the vise of the Millstone and Raritan rivers, has been ravaged by floods in 1999 from Hurricane Floyd, in 2011 from Hurricane Irene and other less catastrophic floods.
And after every one of those floods, Manville residents and businesses bounced back with rare resilience and a stubborn hope for better days.
But when the remnants of Hurricane Ida swept through Central Jersey with record rainfall and flooding more than two months ago, that persistence faced its toughest test.
But Manville residents are passing the test.
Residents of the Lost Valley section, which suffered the brunt of its flooding from the Millstone River, are still cleaning up their neighborhood, with water-damaged belongings still piled along the curb.
Most, including Jim Weaver, said the biggest help in their recovery has been the borough's unbeatable sense of community.
"Everybody takes it in stride around here," said Weaver, who has lived on Huff Avenue for four decades. "We're used to the routine."
Weaver said he used to be a plumber and has been using his skills to help his neighbors.
"I was helping out with the gas lines and getting furnaces ready," he said. “The community has really been the biggest help in the recovery."
Weaver's sentiments were echoed by fellow Lost Valley residents.
"The neighbors, neighborhood organizations and people dropping off cleaning supplies or other items have been a huge help in recovery," said Ivette Aponte, who lives on Boesel Avenue with Jose Mercado.
"People responding to online posts or having barbecues or just driving by and dropping things off (have been huge)," she said.
Aponte said, though, they are still waiting for approval to start repairs on their home.
In other parts of the borough, businesses are trying to get back to normal.
Adam’s Pizza on South Main Street is only a few weeks from reopening, though not without issues caused by the pandemic.
"It's going to take a little longer than expected because everything is overpriced and (hard to find)," said Adam Gamal, son of Abdul Gamal who owns the restaurant.
"The biggest help has been the community," Gamal said. "We had a lot of our own customers come through and help us."
"Hopefully another two weeks and we should be up and running," Gamal said.
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Manville and South Brunswick have little in common.Manville is a working-class town in Somerset County, and South Brunswick is a thriving suburb in the Route 1 corridor in Middlesex County near Princeton.Yet the two municipalities share an important goal: they – and other towns – want the state to find a solution to flooding in the 238-square-mile Millstone River Basin.The Millstone River has its headwaters in Millstone Township in Monmouth County, and it meanders through northern Mercer County...
Manville and South Brunswick have little in common.
Manville is a working-class town in Somerset County, and South Brunswick is a thriving suburb in the Route 1 corridor in Middlesex County near Princeton.
Yet the two municipalities share an important goal: they – and other towns – want the state to find a solution to flooding in the 238-square-mile Millstone River Basin.
The Millstone River has its headwaters in Millstone Township in Monmouth County, and it meanders through northern Mercer County near Princeton, then north through Somerset County to its confluence with the Raritan River.
Most of the year the Millstone is a ribbon of tranquility through rapidly developing Central Jersey. But then there are days, like Sept. 1, 2021, when the river becomes a raging torrent, threatening communities along its banks, particularly Manville that has suffered periodic devastating floods dating back to 1971.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is aware of the problem, saying that rapid development in the watershed is increasing runoff potential and flooding hazards. Many areas that historically have not seen flooding are now reporting damage during severe rainfall events, such as the remnants from Hurricane Ida last year.
The runoff from residential, office and retail development in the Route 1 corridor eventually ends up in Manville.
But in 2016, the Army Corps of Engineers released a report saying that it would not undertake a comprehensive flood control project in the watershed. The report concluded the benefit-to-cost ratio did not justify a flood control project like the one still under construction in the nearby Green Brook basin.
The reaction from Manville residents was understandable and predictable.
"You're the Army Corps of Idiots," Bob Kaminski, a resident of Manville's Lost Valley neighborhood, told representatives of the government organization at a community meeting where the report was unveiled.
"This is a man-made problem," Manville Mayor Rich Onderko said at the meeting. "There should be a man-made solution."
Now other towns besides Manville are recognizing that something must be done.
South Brunswick, like Manville, recently approved a resolution calling on the state to seek a regional solution to the flooding. The resolution also calls on other towns in the watershed to support the call for action.
In its resolution, South Brunswick says flooding "impacts not only our own residents and businesses, but limits access to regional transportation at Princeton Junction Train Station on the Northeast Corridor and to major state arteries such as U.S. Route 1" and creates public health and safety issues "that severely stretch our First Responders, and have resulted in injury and death in the region, far outweighing the direct economic impacts."
Princeton has also passed a resolution, saying "even less storms tax our storm sewer stream and cause our streams to overflow their banks."
The resolution says the flooding is "a multi-county regional problem that cannot be alleviated by independent action of any one municipality."
Neighboring West Windsor has also adopted the resolution.
The resolutions also ask all towns in the watershed to ask the state to take action.
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MANVILLE – Voters will go to the polls Jan. 25 to decide whether to approve a $3.95 million bond referendum for improvements to borough schools.The projects in the referendum include boiler and roof replacements at Weston School; an auditorium conversion to the multipurpose room at Weston School; HVAC installation in the gym and auditorium at Weston School; and kitchen floor replacements at Manville High School and Alexander Batcho Intermediate School.Because of state aid and surplus capital funds, passage ...
MANVILLE – Voters will go to the polls Jan. 25 to decide whether to approve a $3.95 million bond referendum for improvements to borough schools.
The projects in the referendum include boiler and roof replacements at Weston School; an auditorium conversion to the multipurpose room at Weston School; HVAC installation in the gym and auditorium at Weston School; and kitchen floor replacements at Manville High School and Alexander Batcho Intermediate School.
Because of state aid and surplus capital funds, passage of the referendum would have zero impact on property taxes, according to the Board of Education.
The school district expects to receive $1.85 million in debt service aid from the state that would only be available if the referendum is approved.
The district will fund through its capital reserves about 53%, $2.09 million, of the project's total cost
The board said the district has been building its capital reserve fund for several years.
In the past three years, the district has annually budgeted $1.68 million to fund critical upgrades to schools.
In this school year, the district has funded improvements to the stadium, athletic fields and locker rooms at Manville High School. In addition, the district funded renovations to classrooms at Weston and Roosevelt schools and Cafeteria B at the high school.
The district serves more than 1,600 students in pre-K through eighth grade in four schools.
The board's referendum committee has explored options for expansion and renovations throughout the district over the past three years.
Voter approval will allow the district to begin the bid and construction process immediately. If approved by voters, work would start in June and should be completed before the 2022-2023 school year, according to district officials.
If voters reject the referendum, the district will be responsible for 100% of the cost and undertake the work over a longer period. Also, the district would not be able to take advantage of the service aid from the state.
Vote-by-mail ballots are available, and polls will be open for in-person voting on Jan. 25 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Main Hall at 600 Washington Ave.
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None of Manville’s players knew the words to the cheer, but it didn’t matter. They bounced along with their cheerleaders, using their helmets as pom poms, as the band blasted out a happy melody for a downtrodden town.For the first time since 2006, Manville won its first game of the football season, but this wasn’t a win for the group of 25 players or the team’s coaches.It was for a town still reeling from ...
None of Manville’s players knew the words to the cheer, but it didn’t matter. They bounced along with their cheerleaders, using their helmets as pom poms, as the band blasted out a happy melody for a downtrodden town.
For the first time since 2006, Manville won its first game of the football season, but this wasn’t a win for the group of 25 players or the team’s coaches.
It was for a town still reeling from devastating flooding that rocked the blue-collar Somerset County town. Manville needed a distraction and got one from its football team Friday night.
“The community took a hit, but we came together as a family and gave them a little hope,” said junior Shawn Purcell, who had four touchdowns in a 48-6 win over Dunellen in what was supposed to be Manville’s first home game on its new turf field.
Instead, the team’s busses pulled through a gate and onto North 9th Street, two blocks from the school, where piles of debris lined the streets waiting to be hauled off.
Water-soaked couches, washer machines covered in mud, the piles grew higher as the bus ran parallel to the Raritan River.
They arrived at Dunellen’s Columbia Park as visitors.
Manville was forced to cancel last week’s game against Belvidere as a direct result of the storm. Players spent the next week going house to house to help teammates clear out their flooded homes.
Coaches from multiple Manville teams loaded 600 cases of water into trucks and drove through the town’s worst-hit areas as players ran packs of plastic up to front doors. Players hauled debris instead of practicing, until Wednesday when the football team returned to the field for the first time since the storm hit a week earlier.
“It’s going to take a while to rebuild from this, but we’ll come back just like the way our football team came back tonight on short notice and performed very, very well,” Manville coach Pat Gorbatuk said after the win.
Manville scored three times on its first seven plays. Purcell, a 5-11 tailback, broke a 51-yard touchdown run on the second play from scrimmage. The junior then ran for a 56-yard score on Manville’s second possession and then hauled in a one-handed grab for a 33-yard score to put Manville up 21-0 halfway through the first quarter.
Purcell, who racked up over 200 yards of offense in the first half, was one of the water boys earlier in the week. By the end, he was the face of a team rallying a community.
“We’ve had a lot of things not go our way lately,” Gorbatuk said. “It’s just nice to give them something to cheer about.”
The trip to Dunellen was a reminder that Friday’s game was a temporary relief from their up-rooted lives. Multiple players were displaced.
“This was just a big thank you,” said senior quarterback Danny Wildgoose. “We want to thank them for being strong and not breaking down. They were strong. Manville strong.”
Gorbatuk, a Manville graduate, urged his players to not take Friday’s game for granted. His senior year started with two losses after Manville flooded during Hurricane Floyd in 1999. The games counted as forfeits.
“I didn’t get this opportunity,” Gorbatuk said at the start of his pre-game speech.
His players did, however. They capitalized.
“This means everything right now,” junior Geoffrey Mathis, a two-way lineman, said. “The least we could do is go out there, try our best and give the community something to look forward to every week.”
The message will be the same next week when Manville returns home for the first time.
And this time, the players will have the community behind them.
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