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:
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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Miriam Saladin lives in Manville’s infamous Lost Valley. Her family has fled serious flooding three times. Like other victims of Tropical Storm Ida in Manville, she has been waiting two years for federal money to elevate her home. On Monday, Saladin received a state letter offering her one option — take a buyout and move.Saladin is among about 2,000 Manville residents living in what state officials call a “risk reduction area.” It includes about 17% of Manville’s housing stock located in flood-prone areas...
Miriam Saladin lives in Manville’s infamous Lost Valley. Her family has fled serious flooding three times. Like other victims of Tropical Storm Ida in Manville, she has been waiting two years for federal money to elevate her home. On Monday, Saladin received a state letter offering her one option — take a buyout and move.
Saladin is among about 2,000 Manville residents living in what state officials call a “risk reduction area.” It includes about 17% of Manville’s housing stock located in flood-prone areas between the Millville and Raritan rivers. Instead of paying to elevate these houses, the state wants to buy and raze them under the state’s Blue Acres program.
Richard Onderko, Manville’s mayor, said he feels blindsided. “I think their map is flawed, and they won’t even negotiate with us, to come back and give us any input into the data they used,” said Onderko, who also said he got no warning, no input.
“I’m in favor of buyouts in certain areas, but I’m also in favor of saving ratables and allowing people to elevate their homes — because they want to stay in Manville,” Onderko said. “You keep knocking down homes, we’re going to be under financial distress for a long time.”
Manville is already pocked with empty lots, where homes were bought out under the Blue Acres program following severe floods during hurricanes Floyd and Irene.
The new policy comes from the Department of Community Affairs and the state Office of Emergency Management. The joint decision is based on climate change and scant funding for disaster recovery. The letter to homeowners explains, “Floodplain buyouts are the most permanent and cost-effective alternative for protecting human lives and private property against inevitable future flood events.”
So far, the policy applies only to Manville. Advocates are calling foul at the process.
“What’s happening here is, the state is suddenly revoking options that were previously available,” says Cameron Foster of the New Jersey Organizing Project, which advocates for flood victims. “And it’s even more unacceptable when you consider the buyout process itself is dysfunctional, slow-moving and it doesn’t guarantee a fair payout proportional to the housing market.”
According to the Blue Acres form, applicants will get a Benefit-Cost Analysis if forms are filed by Aug. 21.
More than a year after the remnants of Hurricane Ida battered New Jersey, including large portions of Manville, FEMA will provide about $10 million to help fortify the borough against future storms, NJ Advance Media has learned.The funds will be provided through the agency’s ...
More than a year after the remnants of Hurricane Ida battered New Jersey, including large portions of Manville, FEMA will provide about $10 million to help fortify the borough against future storms, NJ Advance Media has learned.
The funds will be provided through the agency’s Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Swift Current initiative, which federal officials said aims to help communities become more resilient against flooding considering storms are becoming fiercer and more frequent due to climate change.
“Hurricane Ida demonstrated that even those outside the direct path of a hurricane can suffer devastating consequences. The people of New Jersey witnessed this devastation firsthand, as some of the most flood-prone parts of the state saw record levels of flooding,” FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell said in a statement ahead of an announcement on the funds set to be released Thursday.
“Thanks to funding provided to FEMA’s Swift Current Initiative by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure law, New Jersey will be able to convert many affected properties to open spaces, making this community more resilient to damage from future storms and related flooding,” Criswell added.
According to FEMA, $60 million — $10 million for New Jersey, $40 million for Louisiana, $5 million for Mississippi and $5 million for Pennsylvania — in relief is part the agency’s first initiative funded through President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Last September, Biden visited nearly a half-dozen homes in Manville — one of several communities devastated by the storm which resulted in 30 deaths statewide. The borough of about 10,000 has become a frequent target of flooding in the Garden State with dozens of homes overrun by floodwaters during Ida.
At a roundtable event before his walking tour at the time, Biden called the losses faced by Manville “profound” — noting that homes were destroyed by gas leaks triggered by flooding and infrastructure, like the rail system, suffered damage as well.
The $10 million New Jersey will receive as part of the program will go toward acquiring and demolishing 31 properties, 28 of which were significantly damaged by Ida and all of which would be residential buyouts. As part of resiliency efforts, swaths of Somerset County land near the Raritan and Millstone rivers will be converted to open space, conservation and flood storage, federal officials said.
“New Jersey is proud to become the first Ida-impacted state to see its FEMA Swift Current funding obligated and available for implementation,” Gov. Phil Murphy said in a statement Wednesday.
“Once again, the Garden State will serve as a national forerunner by hosting the first FEMA initiative to be funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, an initiative that will bolster the resilience of flood-prone communities from Manville to Lambertville and beyond,” he added. “By proactively buying out flood-prone homes in vulnerable communities, we will protect properties and residents from harm amid the worsening climate crisis.”
A list of the properties included in the program was not available as they are still being determined, federal and local officials said. Additional details on what that open space and flood storage installation could look like was not immediately released.
A FEMA spokesman said in a statement Wednesday that the properties acquired through the funds will be chosen based on “local priorities, informed by local/state hazard mitigation plans and then submitted to FEMA for review.”
While the funds come from the federal agency, the state will be in charge of disbursing them.
“Acquisitions/buyouts run entirely through voluntary participation of state and local officials and individual homeowners,” a FEMA spokesman said. Local officials said residents may also opt to stay in their homes and elevate them through any state or federal aid that becomes available in the future.
Manville Mayor Richard Onderko said that the $10 million is welcome, with as many as 20 homeowners in the borough eagerly waiting for buyouts and dozens of other families and businesses also still waiting on federal aid 15 months after the storm. But more can be done to help the borough, said the mayor.
“As mayor, I am told that disaster recovery takes a long time. It could take up to another year before the first Ida buyout is completed,” Onderko said. “Well, I am tired of looking at busted up foundations and know my residents adversely affected with a substantially damaged home deserve so much better from the federal government.”
Onderko said that after Ida residents without flood insurance were provided individual assistance by FEMA of up to $36,000 to help in recovery. However, he said, to date no federal funding has been allocated for people to elevate homes. The borough also continues to wait for final approval of Ida funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
After Manville was hit by Hurricane Floyd in 1999, there was “very little” federal aid and 38 buyouts performed in the borough, according to the mayor. Over a decade later, there were 15 buyouts following Hurricane Irene in 2011.
“I would like to see $100 million allocated to help Manville become more storm resilient via additional buyouts, home elevations, and relocating emergency and municipal operations to high ground,” Onderko said. “It is difficult to provide emergency aid when your department of public works, fire and rescue squad buildings go under water.”
A FEMA spokesman said no date has been determined to acquire and demolish the properties included in the program as no paperwork with current owners has been signed as of this week. Once signed, he said, the process typically takes 18 to 24 months to complete before the land is deeded “to remain open space in perpetuity.”
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On the eve of the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Ida's widespread destruction in the tri-state, one of the flood-plagued communities is being told to pay for their own repairs or move out.Manville, New Jersey was heavily flooded back in 2021 by the remnants of Ida. A group of about 80 homeowners who would normally get federal money to repair their homes are finding out that is no longer happening.Instead of a payout to rebuild their homes, the state is offering them a buyout.Eric Vaughn, a single father of two young s...
On the eve of the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Ida's widespread destruction in the tri-state, one of the flood-plagued communities is being told to pay for their own repairs or move out.
Manville, New Jersey was heavily flooded back in 2021 by the remnants of Ida. A group of about 80 homeowners who would normally get federal money to repair their homes are finding out that is no longer happening.
Instead of a payout to rebuild their homes, the state is offering them a buyout.
Eric Vaughn, a single father of two young sons, has been living in an RV outside of his home in the two years since Ida blew through. He's in the middle of putting their house back together after flood waters came several feet up the walls.
"[The boys] ask about their house every once in a while," he says.
Vaughn had been waiting to start in hopes of receiving federal aid from the state designated for repairs and elevating homes. Two weeks ago, he received an email stating that aid is not coming.
"Eric's story is so sad, especially because he was playing by the state's rules and the state has changed the rules on him," Meghan Mertyris, with the New Jersey Organizing Project, said.
Flooding in Manville is an annual occurrence; the area is high-risk for devastating storms. The governor's office said New Jersey has reprioritized how federal resources will be spent, and has decided to offer homeowners the option of relocating in order for the area to better absorb future flooding.
"No one was told that they were getting an elevation and are now getting a buyout. This is the first anyone is being notified of either acceptance or denial, and a lot of people just aren't accepted into either program because we're just limited in the amount of funding that we have," Daniel Kelly, director of federal affairs for Gov. Phil Murphy, said.
Vaughn said the option for a buyout is not one that works for him.
"There's a good chance they're gonna offer me less than my home is worth, and then my credit is destroyed and I'm in partial foreclosure," he said.
"The government is supposed to work for me and the people, but it doesn't seem like it," Vaughn said.
Upgrade 80-Year-Old Infrastructure, Stabilize Sewer Rates & Property TaxesFrom your friends at New Jersey American Water, Brand PartnerThis is a paid post contributed by a Patch Community Partner. The views expressed in this post are the author's own, and the information presented has not been verified by Patch.This November, residents will have the chance to make ...
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This November, residents will have the chance to make a significant impact on the future of Manville by voting “yes” on the sale of the sewer system to the Borough’s water provider, New Jersey American Water. The historic opportunity includes an investment of $16.5 million directly into the community. This investment includes a payment of $6.5 million for the system itself, plus a commitment to spend an additional $10 million in sewer improvements and upgrades within Manville in the first decade of ownership. This decision, beyond its immediate financial implications, marks a potential turning point for addressing old infrastructure that has existed since before color television.
The age of Manville’s current sewer infrastructure cannot be ignored. Parts of the sewer system have served the Borough for over 80 years and are nearing the end of their effective lifespan. Without the immediate investments from the sewer sale, the Borough might be forced to defer essential maintenance due to budget constraints. This can make existing problems worse and lead to larger, more complex issues down the line. New Jersey American Water's acquisition of the system would mean the immediate onset of much-needed capital improvements, including replacing and fixing sewer assets and strengthening the system against flooding and infiltration of rainwater.
At New Jersey American Water, we possess extensive, specialized experience in managing complex sewer systems like Manville’s. Our scale and exclusive focus on water and sewer services allows us to manage the system more cost-efficiently. Moreover, we have a level of proficiency and know-how that's honed by years of singular focus and dedication to water and wastewater infrastructure. Perhaps just as important, we also know Manville. New Jersey American Water has been Manville’s water company for several decades. Since 2013, our company has invested over $25 million into the water distribution system in the Borough, replacing aging water mains, company side service lines, and public fire hydrants.
This sewer sale is not just a financial transaction, it’s about stability, reliability, and a vision for the future.
Manville’s neighbors in Somerville and Bound Brook have already realized the benefits of selling. Both towns voted to approve selling their sewer systems to New Jersey American Water, securing funds and infrastructure investments far exceeding the sale prices. Both towns achieved a way to address their aging sewer infrastructures without sinking into debt or saddling their residents with large rate increases through the sale.
The choice seems clear. Vote Yes on the sewer sale to stabilize rates and property taxes and prioritize needed investment into the sewer system. A yes vote is a vote for Manville’s future.
New Jersey American Water: Committed to excellence, dedicated to Manville.
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First-year head coach Dave Markowitch said he would never forget his first game at the helm of Manville last week against Keyport.Markowitch had an even “sweeter” feeling following his first victory as head coach of his alma mater on Friday night in Kenilworth.The head coach watched his Mustangs rally in the second half to earn a 12-7 victory over Brearley to notch their first victory of the season.“It feels pretty good,” Markowitch said after the win over Brearley. “These kids are tough. Th...
First-year head coach Dave Markowitch said he would never forget his first game at the helm of Manville last week against Keyport.
Markowitch had an even “sweeter” feeling following his first victory as head coach of his alma mater on Friday night in Kenilworth.
The head coach watched his Mustangs rally in the second half to earn a 12-7 victory over Brearley to notch their first victory of the season.
“It feels pretty good,” Markowitch said after the win over Brearley. “These kids are tough. They’re resilient. They gave great effort all night and really played well.”
Manville stared at a 7-0 deficit after Brearley scored the game’s first touchdown on the opening drive of the second half. The Mustangs responded on their next position with quarterback Josh D’Ambrosio throwing a touchdown pass to running back Naquavere Thomas. However, Manville missed the pursuing extra-point attempt and trailed 7-6 entering the fourth quarter.
With five minutes to play, Thomas gave Manville its first lead of the contest by running into the end zone for his second touchdown of the night. The Mustangs held off Brearley from there to give Markowitch his first head coaching victory.
“I’ve lived in (Manville) my entire life. It’s really special to represent this community,” Markowitch said.
Manville (1-0) will play Middlesex in its home opener on Sept. 8.
Running back Gavin Marrance rushed for 113 yards on 24 attempts in the contest for Brearley, while quarterback Ryan Obiedzinski finished with 125 yards passing and rushed for the team’s lone touchdown in the game.
Brearley (0-1) travels to play Spotswood on Sept. 9.
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