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 Maywood, 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 Maywood, 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.
Our friendly, knowledgeable TRT and HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
After nearly two years of discussions, the state has ruled that beginning this fall, Maywood students will attend Becton Regional High School in East Rutherford instead of Hackensack High School.The decision was made and formally filed by the New Jersey Commissioner of Education earlier this week, but...
After nearly two years of discussions, the state has ruled that beginning this fall, Maywood students will attend Becton Regional High School in East Rutherford instead of Hackensack High School.
The decision was made and formally filed by the New Jersey Commissioner of Education earlier this week, but state regulations require a three-day waiting period before the public is notified, according to a statement issued by Superintendents Dario Sforza of Becton and Michael Jordan of Maywood.
The new arrangement calls for Maywood freshmen students to attend Becton this fall.
Despite the proposed switch, all Maywood students already at Hackensack High will be able to finish there and graduate with their classmates. Maywood has about 100 eighth-grade graduates each year.
According to the press release, the commissioner found that there would be “no substantial negative impact upon severing the sending-receiving relationship between Maywood and Hackensack” and that this will “alleviate the problem of overcrowding at Hackensack High School.”
“It has been a true collaborative effort from all stakeholders and a testament to what can be accomplished when one places the interest and education of students first,” the statement reads.
There will be open house visitations and information sessions for parents and students scheduled in the near future to “allow for a very smooth transition for both districts.”
Both districts approved the plans for this arrangement at their respective Board of Education meetings in July.
Hackensack had been absorbing Maywood's students since 1969 without a formal agreement, Jordan said at that time. When the two districts signed a formal contract in 2010, the tuition was set at $13,125 per student, with a 2% increase each year.
As the seven-year deal neared expiration, Maywood's intention was to renew the agreement with a lower rate, but it rebuffed Hackensack's offer of a 5% reduction and sought new proposals from Paramus, Dumont, Midland Park and Becton, which serves students of East Rutherford and Carlstadt.
Becton has agreed to a 10-year deal with a starting rate of $10,500 per student. At year five, tuition will increase 2% each year and cap at $11,800 per student in the deal's 10th year.
Katie Sobko is a local reporter for NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to the most important news from your local community, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.
Opening:Amayar Kitchen, MaywoodHusband and wife Aung Myint and Lynn Thyway opened this Burmese restaurant in early December. The Asian-inspired menu includes items like coconut chicken noodle soup, mohinga (peppered fish soup), and curry dishes with chicken, egg and mixed veggies. The eatery is currently open Monday to Thursday from 11 am to 9 pm, and Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 9 pm. Closed Sunday. Check their ...
Amayar Kitchen, Maywood
Husband and wife Aung Myint and Lynn Thyway opened this Burmese restaurant in early December. The Asian-inspired menu includes items like coconut chicken noodle soup, mohinga (peppered fish soup), and curry dishes with chicken, egg and mixed veggies. The eatery is currently open Monday to Thursday from 11 am to 9 pm, and Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 9 pm. Closed Sunday. Check their Facebook page for updates and to see what rare Burmese dishes they are serving each week. Amayar Kitchen, 111 East Passaic Street, Maywood; 201-881-0588
Central+Main American Eatery, Madison
Announced in an Instagram post, this Madison hotspot has decided to temporarily close its doors on January 1. In what owner/chef Leia Gaccione and executive chef Nicole Musante described as the hardest year of their lives, they have decided it’s best for their staff and business to close for the time being. An assistance fund has been set up for fans and guests who want to help the business gear up again in the future. The chefs hope to reopen in February after the expected next round of government stimulus. Central + Main American Eatery, 3 Central Avenue, Madison; 973-845-6622
Luca Trattoria, Oakland
This authentic Italian restaurant, operating for more than 20 years, served their last dishes on Christmas Day. The building will be converted into a City MD, which spurred the restaurant’s decision to sell the spot and close. On their last day of operation, Luca thanked their customers and friends who have supported them throughout the years. Luca Trattoria, 20 West Oakland Avenue, Oakland
Watchung Deli, Montclair
Watchung Deli, a small business operating since 1926, offering prepared foods including many based on passed-down recipes, struggled this year and decided to close its doors. In their announcement, the owners encouraged the community to continue supporting the small businesses of Montclair as the backbone of the community. Watchung Deli, 117 Watchung Avenue, Montclair
MAYWOOD – Last month the Borough Council held a special meeting to take care of just one matter: dismissing the borough administrator.This week they had another special meeting to hire her replacement: Donna Puglisi, a North Haledon council president who works as the recreation director in Elmwood Park.She replaces Roberta Stern, who had held the post for more than eight years. The council voted unanimously on June 30 to let her go. During the meeting, held via Zoom, Stern said that she was “very disa...
MAYWOOD – Last month the Borough Council held a special meeting to take care of just one matter: dismissing the borough administrator.
This week they had another special meeting to hire her replacement: Donna Puglisi, a North Haledon council president who works as the recreation director in Elmwood Park.
She replaces Roberta Stern, who had held the post for more than eight years. The council voted unanimously on June 30 to let her go. During the meeting, held via Zoom, Stern said that she was “very disappointed and quite surprised” by the decision.
“I recognize with the change in administration, other changes often follow,” Stern said. “During my tenure, I’ve always acted in the best interest of the residents of Maywood.”
Mayor Richard Bolan called Stern a "journeyman during a time when our town had a need for that" before going on to say that the governing body now has "a new focus so a change was needed for our new direction."
At a special meeting Friday, the council appointed Puglisi. Bolan said there were 18 applicants and that the hiring committee interviewed four people.
Bolan called Puglisi "energetic" and "motivated to move Maywood in the right direction." He noted that she has worked for 20 years in municipal government and is a certified public manager.
"She has an enthusiasm for the position to serve the town well," Bolan said. "Her ambition is for the path in front of us and we are happy to have her."
Puglisi has worked in Elmwood Park as the recreation director for nearly a dozen years and has served on the council in North Haledon since 1999.
One resident, Susanne Iosbst, expressed displeasure with the change. As a member of the pool committee, Iosbst said, she didn’t always agree with Stern, but she was a woman who got things done. Iosbst said she didn't “see anything in her performance that warrants" her removal.
Puglisi isn’t the only borough official with ties to Elmwood Park. Bolan previously served as a building and construction official in the borough and during that time there was some overlap with projects between their departments, he said.
Borough officials in Elmwood Park confirmed that Puglisi would be leaving her post there.
Katie Sobko is a local reporter for NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to the most important news from your local community, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.
Scott Riker of the Maywood suburb of Newark, NJ is a certified umpire for softball and baseball, and a softball coach. In this article Scott Riker explains what it takes to become a certified umpire.It’s an understatement to say that umpires play a hugely important role in baseball. They are responsible for making sure that the game is played fairly and within the rules. Without umpires, Scott Riker of the Maywood suburb of Newark explains that there would be no way to enforce penalties or keep track of balls and strikes. But fo...
Scott Riker of the Maywood suburb of Newark, NJ is a certified umpire for softball and baseball, and a softball coach. In this article Scott Riker explains what it takes to become a certified umpire.
It’s an understatement to say that umpires play a hugely important role in baseball. They are responsible for making sure that the game is played fairly and within the rules. Without umpires, Scott Riker of the Maywood suburb of Newark explains that there would be no way to enforce penalties or keep track of balls and strikes. But for those looking to don the umpire’s uniform in an official capacity, you must first complete a training program and pass a certification test before you can officiate games.
Scott Riker of the Maywood suburb of Newark explains that there are many different umpire schools across the country that offer these programs, but each school has its own examination process. Here Scott takes a look at how umpires become certified and explores the intricate details of these training programs. He’ll also explore the testing process to get a better grasp of the knowledge umpires must have to officiate games.
Who Can Become an Umpire?
Scott Riker of the Maywood suburb of Newark explains that in order to become an umpire, you must be at least 18 years old. There is no upper age limit but you must be physically able to keep up with the pace of the game. You also need to have a basic knowledge of baseball rules and regulations. Other than that, pretty much anyone can become an umpire.
You do not need any previous experience as an umpire or player, although it can certainly help your chances if you have some background in either one. Most people who become umpires have a deep love for the game and want to be involved in some way. They may not be skilled at playing baseball but by offering their knowledge, they can participate and help.
Once someone decides to become an umpire, their first step is to find and enroll in an accredited training program. Scott Riker notes that these programs range in length from several weeks to several months but they all share one common goal: to prepare their students for the certification exam.
The curriculum of these programs varies depending on the school but they will typically cover topics such as:
Prospective umpires spend several weeks studying the intricacies of these topics, learning through role-playing activities, lectures, and hands-on lessons.
The Certification Exam
Scott Riker of the Maywood suburb of Newark explains that after completing an umpire training course, hopeful umpires must then pass a certification exam administered by their baseball training program. The exam covers all aspects of being an umpire and tests their knowledge of baseball rules as well as your understanding of proper mechanics and positioning.
The test is typically divided into two parts—a written portion and an oral portion. The written portion covers topics such as rulebook scenarios and judgment call questions while the oral portion focuses more on practical application with instructors simulating live game situations. To pass the examination, you must receive a passing score on both sections
After finishing the test, Scott Riker says that applications usually receive their scores within a few weeks. If they passed the exam, they are now considered certified umpires and can begin officiating games. Whenever umpires apply for jobs on pro or minor league teams, they must provide proof of their certification and training.
What Traits Make Someone a Good Umpire?
In order to be a successful umpire, applicants must have certain qualities such as:
With these skills in hand, anyone can become an umpire.
Umpires play a vital role in baseball and must go through an extensive training process before they can officiate games. Scott Riker of Newark explains that they need to have a deep knowledge of the rules as well as good judgment and communication skills. If you think you have what it takes to become an umpire, look into enrolling in an accredited training program today!
Maywood, NJ – The former Maywood Center for Health and Rehabilitation, located at 100 W. Magnolia Avenue, is now Atlas Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Maywood.New Jersey-based Atlas Healthcare, a leading provider of long-term care, clinical services and rehabilitation care, has purchased the 120-bed short-term subacute rehabilitation and long-term care facility. Built and opened in 2007, the facility is the only one of its kind in the township.Atlas’ co-founders and managing partners Phil Bak and Sam Goldber...
Maywood, NJ – The former Maywood Center for Health and Rehabilitation, located at 100 W. Magnolia Avenue, is now Atlas Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Maywood.
New Jersey-based Atlas Healthcare, a leading provider of long-term care, clinical services and rehabilitation care, has purchased the 120-bed short-term subacute rehabilitation and long-term care facility. Built and opened in 2007, the facility is the only one of its kind in the township.
Atlas’ co-founders and managing partners Phil Bak and Sam Goldberger also own and operate three South Jersey facilities, one of which offers the largest ventilator unit in the state. Since 2013, they have a proven track record of transforming underperforming nursing homes into “above average quality” Five-Star facilities, as recognized by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating System.
“As experienced owner-operators we are committed to the delivery of highly individualized, client-centered care and providing the best possible experience to those we serve and the families who entrust their loved ones to us,” said Bak. “We employ a hands-on management approach, and we strive for excellence in all that we do.”
“We are aware of the wonderful reputation the Maywood facility has earned throughout the greater-Bergen County area,” said Goldberger. “We look forward to growing that reputation by building relationships in the local community and advancing the clinical capabilities of the facility.”
The new owner-operators have hired experienced Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA) Eli Finkelstein to oversee the day-to-day operations. Finkelstein is committed to deliver high-quality care and rehabilitation services that yield the best outcomes for those in their care.
Finkelstein previously served as administrator of Autumn Lake Healthcare at Oceanview in Cape May County, which under his leadership earned and maintained a Five Star CMS rating and consistently met or exceeded rigorous state and federal regulatory standards for long term care providers.
“I enjoy engaging with residents and families and am committed to working closely with our dedicated staff and providing the resources they need to do their jobs well,” said Finkelstein. “Our management team also understands that the pandemic is at the forefront of everyone’s mind, and we are committed to protecting our residents while keeping their families informed.”
Atlas Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center’s highly skilled clinical staff includes a full-time nurse practitioner and a full-time registered nurse, who is trained in infection prevention and control. Also, onsite are a pulmonologist and a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, who treat a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the respiratory system, brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. The Center offers highly specialized services, including bariatric care, wound care, and tracheostomy care.
Atlas’ newly appointed medical director Dr. Stefanos Pantagis, is an experienced geriatrics and longevity treatment specialist who has been on the Centers’ staff since 2012. Pantagis is board certified in family medicine geriatrics and pain palliative care and is affiliated with several Bergen County hospitals. He also serves as an assistant professor of family medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.
“As the only facility of its kind in the borough, Atlas Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Maywood provides a valuable service to our community,” said Pantagis. “I look forward to working closely with Atlas management team members, who are committed to providing superior specialized care for their residents.”
For more information on Atlas Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Maywood, call 201-843-8411 or visit http://maywoodrehab.com.
Photo Attached: Atlas Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Maywood’s experienced leadership team includes Administrator Eli Finkelstein, LHNA; Medical Director Dr. Stefanos Pantagis, MD; Co-founder-Managing Partner Sam Goldberger; Director of Marketing and Community Relations Eileen Bamrick; and Co-founder-Managing Partner Phil Bak.
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