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, 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 Maywood, 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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Dr. Ronald Trout is board-certified in family practice and works for OMNI Healthcare — Palm Bay.Q: Why did you go into this career?A: I grew up suffering with asthma and atopic dermatitis, which were hard to treat at the time. Becoming a doctor was important to me because I wanted the opportunity to help treat others who suffered with these and other diagnosis.Q: What Services do you provide?A: All modalities related to family practice including aller...
Dr. Ronald Trout is board-certified in family practice and works for OMNI Healthcare — Palm Bay.
Q: Why did you go into this career?
A: I grew up suffering with asthma and atopic dermatitis, which were hard to treat at the time. Becoming a doctor was important to me because I wanted the opportunity to help treat others who suffered with these and other diagnosis.
Q: What Services do you provide?
A: All modalities related to family practice including allergy, dermatology, gynecology, pediatrics; I basically enjoy treating all ages from 0 and up.
Q: What makes this area of medicine fulfilling for you?
A: It allows me to work with families, which I enjoy immensely.
Q: When did you realize this was the right medical career path for you?
A: Working as a physician allows me to assist in the lives of others through health and rehabilitation.
Q: Best advice for current and potential patients?
A: With each patient I do everything in my power, with the experience and knowledge I have gained over the years, to help them reach their healthcare goals.
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Professional Background: Dr. Ronald Trout is board-certified in family practice. Dr. Trout moved to Brevard County in 1992 and has been practicing primary care medicine in southern Brevard for more than 30 years. He manages a broad spectrum of healthcare needs including pediatrics and geriatrics. He is a member of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians and American Academy of Family Physicians.
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HILLSDALE — If you have a fear of dolls, there's a good chance Alex Vincent's filmography contributed to it.Vincent, formerly of Maywood and a star of the "Child's Play" franchise, came to Demarest Farms Friday night to help celebrate Halloween. People of all ages came to meet Vincent and some then braved the Haunted Orchard set up by the Demarest Farms staff.He'll be back Saturday.Vincent, 38, played Andy, a child who received a "Good Guy Doll" who turns out to be the infamous Ch...
HILLSDALE — If you have a fear of dolls, there's a good chance Alex Vincent's filmography contributed to it.
Vincent, formerly of Maywood and a star of the "Child's Play" franchise, came to Demarest Farms Friday night to help celebrate Halloween. People of all ages came to meet Vincent and some then braved the Haunted Orchard set up by the Demarest Farms staff.
He'll be back Saturday.
Vincent, 38, played Andy, a child who received a "Good Guy Doll" who turns out to be the infamous Chucky, a killer toy. Vincent first took the role in the 1988 film and 30 years later found himself signing a Chucky doll and Funko figure in his home state.
When asked why the "Child's Play" franchise resonated with audiences Vincent attributed it to Chucky's charm.
"It taps into the inherent fear people have of the inanimate coming to life and killing them," he said of the films.
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Vincent moved to Florida about 11 years ago. He has 12 acting credits to his name, four as Andy plus two other films to come. With a new "Child's Play" TV series being discussed, he may play Andy once again as well.
When he isn't acting he works at his recording studio in Florida, where he's collaborated with over 250 artists.
He started doing conventions when he was 23 but still finds joy in meeting fans.
"This girl's 11 years old and she's bringing a Chucky doll from a movie 30 years ago," he said in appreciation.
Jason DeGise, owner of Demarest Farms, said he was one of the people afraid of Chucky.
"It's fun, you have a native New Jersey boy back," DeGise said.
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In addition to Vincent's appearance the farm hosted a spooky tour through the orchard with seven different outdoor attractions. The themes include zombies, spiders, werewolves, funeral parlor, dolls, the morgue and the catacombs.
This is the second year of the Haunted Orchard.
Professional character actors and local residents wore creepy makeup and costumes to pop out and frighten the guests.
"We really want Demarest Farms to have a night life," said Winter Gabriel, director of operations at the farm.
The haunted attractions, which also include a movie each night, run through the first weekend of November. For more information visit hauntedorchardsfarm.com.
Joshua Jongsma is a breaking news reporter for NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to all the major news happening in North Jersey, subscribe here. To get breaking news directly to your inbox, sign up for our newsletter.
Two more automated “spoke” supporting facilities have been opened as The Kroger Co. continues to build out its e-commerce network driven by Ocado Group technology.Cincinnati-based Kroger said Tuesday that a 40,000-square-foot spoke on Polk Avenue in Nashville, Tenn., and a nearly 80,000-square-foot spoke in Maywood, Ill., are now operational. The spokes serve as a last-mile cross-dock sites for online grocery delivery and help extend the reach of delivery service.Related: ...
Two more automated “spoke” supporting facilities have been opened as The Kroger Co. continues to build out its e-commerce network driven by Ocado Group technology.
Cincinnati-based Kroger said Tuesday that a 40,000-square-foot spoke on Polk Avenue in Nashville, Tenn., and a nearly 80,000-square-foot spoke in Maywood, Ill., are now operational. The spokes serve as a last-mile cross-dock sites for online grocery delivery and help extend the reach of delivery service.
The Nashville spoke will work with Kroger 375,000-square-foot, Ocado-powered customer fulfillment center (CFC) in Forest Park, Ga., in the Atlanta area, increasing the Kroger Delivery network’s reach in greater Nashville to customers up to 200 miles from the CFC hub, which opened this past February.
Meanwhile, the bigger Maywood spoke will support the Ocado-automated CFC in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., a 340,000-square-foot facility that went live in late June. Kroger said
the new spoke will also provide the CFC a 200-mile service radius, enabling Kroger Delivery to reach customers in the Chicago metropolitan area.
“The continued expansion of the Kroger fulfillment network means improved access to fresh food for customers eager for the variety and value offered by Kroger that once could only be accessed through our stores,” Gabriel Arreaga, senior vice president and chief supply chain officer at Kroger, said in a statement. “This network enables Kroger to add scale, achieve reliability of experience, gain from the benefits of automation and ultimately widen our customer reach in current operating regions and new parts of the U.S.”
Overall, Kroger has announced 12 Ocado-automated spokes of 40,000 to 80,000 square feet, with nine now live. Besides the Nashville and Maywood locations, the operational spoke facilities are in Miami, Tampa and Jacksonville, Fla.; Lockbourne, Ohio; Indianapolis; Louisville, Ky.; and San Antonio. Other spokes are slated to open in Oklahoma City; Austin, Texas; and Birmingham, Ala.
In May 2018, Kroger unveiled an exclusive U.S. partnership with U.K.-based online grocery specialist Ocado to identify sites for about 20 automated CFCs over the ensuing three years. The high-tech CFCs use Ocado’s vertical integration, machine learning and robotics to fill e-grocery delivery orders and extend Kroger’s reach to a larger geographic footprint, including areas where it doesn’t operate brick-and-mortar stores.
So far, Kroger has announced 17 CFCs — ranging from 135,000 to 375,000 square feet — and six are now open. Kroger opened its first Ocado CFC, a 375,000-square-foot automated warehouse, or “shed,” in April 2021 in Monroe, Ohio. That was followed by 375,000-square-foot CFCs in Groveland, Fla., in June 2021 and in Forest Park, Ga., this past February and a 340,000-square-foot CFC in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., in June. Most recently, CFCs of 135,000 and 350,000 square feet went operational in Romulus, Mich., and Dallas, respectively. The Groveland locations marked the first CFC opening in a state where Kroger doesn’t have physical stores (except for one Harris Teeter store in Jacksonville, Fla.).
Upcoming Ocado CFCs, Kroger reported, include locations in Frederick, Md.; Phoenix; Charlotte, N.C.; Aurora, Colo.; the Cleveland region; the Pacific Northwest; and the Northeast. The retailer, too, has announced plans for two CFCs in Southern California and two more in Florida.
“Kroger Delivery promises an unparalleled shopping and delivery experience, making fresh just one click away at Kroger.com or the Kroger app,” according to Bill Bennett, vice president and head of e-commerce at Kroger. “From personalized digital offers to our white-glove delivery service, the Kroger seamless ecosystem saves time and money. Kroger Delivery orders are brought to customers in our branded delivery trucks and delivered to their doorstep by our trained and uniformed associates, all with ‘zero compromise’.”
Three “gateway cities” in the South Bay have passed rent control ordinances after landlords started jacking up rents.The City of Maywood approved a rent control ordinance, following the lead of nearby Bell Gardens and Cudahy, the Los Angeles Times reported.Maywood’s rent control will limit rent increases to 4 percent, and begins next month when a temporary rent fre...
Three “gateway cities” in the South Bay have passed rent control ordinances after landlords started jacking up rents.
The City of Maywood approved a rent control ordinance, following the lead of nearby Bell Gardens and Cudahy, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Maywood’s rent control will limit rent increases to 4 percent, and begins next month when a temporary rent freeze ends. The Bell Gardens rent cap is the same, while Cudahy’s is 3 percent.
The three small cities along the Los Angeles River are largely made up of Latino and immigrant workers in manufacturing, food and other service jobs.
Some landlords had hiked rents in the once-affordable neighborhoods beyond the 5 percent cap allowed by the state, according to the Times. One landlord increased the rent of a one-bedroom apartment from $840 a month to $1,650 by next spring.
With double-digit rent increases and renters making up more than 73 percent of Maywood, 79 percent of Bell Gardens and 86 percent of Cudahy, city leaders said it was time to act. The dense cities can’t depend on housing construction alone to keep homes affordable, officials say.
“It’s a tool to preserve our community,” Maywood Councilman Eduardo de la Riva told the Times.
Proponents of rent control say that under the state Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, local governments can enact rent control on buildings constructed before 1995.
But opponents say that developers are loath to build in areas with rent control on the books. Thus more rent control will hinder affordability by deterring new housing development and leading landlords to pull rental homes from the market.
“You’re disincentivizing new developments to go in, but in addition, you’re also causing existing unit supply to shrink,” Jim Lapides of the National Multifamily Housing Council, an apartment industry trade group, said. “It’s counterproductive.
“It actually ends up accelerating the very problem that [it] attempts to solve.”
Daniel Yukelson, of the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles, said mom-and-pop landlords can’t keep up with the rising costs of water, waste and insurance unless they raise rents. He said rent control will push small landlords out of the market, to be replaced by corporate landlords who renovate the units and lease them out at higher prices
Alexander Ferrer, a UCLA graduate student who wrote a report about the corporatization of housing for the nonprofit Strategic Actions for a Just Economy, said that corporate landlords are more profit-driven, charge higher rates and are faster to evict.
A measure to further tighten rent control across the state will appear on the November 2024 California ballot.
— Dana Bartholomew
ATTOM’s May 2022 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report found there were a total of 30,881 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions or bank repossessions — in May 2022. That number was up just 1 percent from April 2022 but up 185 percent from May 2021.According to ATTOM’s latest ...
ATTOM’s May 2022 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report found there were a total of 30,881 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions or bank repossessions — in May 2022. That number was up just 1 percent from April 2022 but up 185 percent from May 2021.
According to ATTOM’s latest foreclosure activity analysis, nationwide one in every 4,549 housing units had a foreclosure filing in May 2022. The report noted that states with the highest foreclosure rates were Illinois (one in every 2,000 housing units with a foreclosure filing); New Jersey (one in every 2,346 housing units); Delaware (one in every 2,426 housing units); Ohio (one in every 2,667 housing units); and Florida (one in every 2,788 housing units).
The report also noted that among the 223 metro areas with a population of at least 200,000, those with the highest foreclosure rates in May 2022 were Jacksonville, NC (one in every 1,052 housing units with a foreclosure filing); Cleveland, OH (one in every 1,389 housing units); Chicago, IL (one in every 1,777 housing units); Fayetteville, NC (one in every 1,823 housing units); and Rockford, IL (one in every 1,861 housing units).
Also according to the report, among those larger metro areas with a population greater than 1 million, those with the worst foreclosure rates in May 2022 including Cleveland, OH and Chicago, IL were: Jacksonville, FL (one in every 1,985 housing units); Orlando, FL (one in every 2,295 housing units); and Miami, FL (one in every 2,432 housing units).
In this post, we drill down to the zip code level to uncover those top U.S. zip codes with the highest foreclosure rates in May 2022. Among zips with a population of 10,000 or more, the top 10 with the worst foreclosure rates in May 2022 included: 60419 in Dolton, IL (one in every 333 housing units); 44105 in Cleveland, OH (one in every 354 housing units); 60478 in Country Club Hills, IL (one in every 358 housing units); 44128 in Cleveland, OH (one in every 362 housing units); 11701 in Amityville, NY (one in every 368 housing units); 60153 in Maywood, IL (one in every 394 housing units); 44108 in Cleveland, OH (one in every 424 housing units); 44112 in Cleveland, OH (one in every 436 housing units); 60545 in Plano, IL (one in every 466 housing units); and 60628 in Chicago, IL (one in every 476 housing units).
ATTOM’s latest foreclosure market analysis also reported that lenders started the foreclosure process on 22,099 U.S. properties in May 2022. That number was down just 1 percent from April 2022 but up 274 percent from May 2021. Those states with the greatest number of foreclosure starts in May 2022 included: Florida (2,483 foreclosure starts); California (2,238 foreclosure starts); Texas (2,019 foreclosure starts); Illinois (1,757 foreclosure starts); and Ohio (1,285 foreclosure starts).
Also according to the report, lenders repossessed 2,857 U.S. properties through completed foreclosures (REOs) in May 2022. That number was up just 1 percent from April 2022 but up 117 percent from May 2021. Those states with the greatest number of REOs in May 2022 included: Illinois (350 REOs); Michigan (249 REOs); Pennsylvania (226 REOs); New Jersey (175 REOs); and Ohio (146 REOs).
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