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 Mendham Township, 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 Mendham Township, 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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Elementary students are "wowed" in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) classes at Mendham Township Elementary School.Mendham Township, NEW JERSEY (April 13, 2022) – It is sometimes hard to measure time in Mrs. Smyth's class - the children find the class period goes so fast. Mrs. Smyth, STEM Teacher at Mendham Township Elementary School (MTES), is known for her exciting, hands-on classes, which are full of experimentation and exploration. Sometimes the students just can't believe that a full perio...
Mendham Township, NEW JERSEY (April 13, 2022) – It is sometimes hard to measure time in Mrs. Smyth's class - the children find the class period goes so fast. Mrs. Smyth, STEM Teacher at Mendham Township Elementary School (MTES), is known for her exciting, hands-on classes, which are full of experimentation and exploration. Sometimes the students just can't believe that a full period has passed, and it is time to transition to the next period. One of her most popular lesson plans this year was based on the science of light and shadows.
A shadow is created when something blocks the path of a light source, e.g., a child standing outside on a sunny day will create a shadow. The shape of the shadow is a silhouette of the object, if the object moves so follows its shadow. This may sound straightforward but understanding light and shadows and knowing their attendant properties provides a student with a foundation for many science lessons to come.
Mrs. Smyth created shadow boxes depicting different scenes, e.g., a desert, a beach, or a house. The scenes were illuminated with the use of a standard household flashlight. Simple characters were cut out from black construction paper and each paper figure was attached to a thin popsicle stick. The thin stick allowed the students to move their paper figures without distorting the outline of their silhouette. Characters could be based on nature, science fiction, famous people, fantasy, family roles, etc. With a flick of a switch, the artificial light in the classroom dimmed and the imagination of students ignited. Without hesitation, students began to experiment with the paper figures and their shadow boxes. At first, students tended to focus on moving their own paper figure. Very quickly, they transitioned to collaborating with their teammates to manipulate multiple paper figures, create background shadows, and eventually craft a story.
An example of the science covered in Mrs. Smyth's class is learning that the overall size of a shadow is influenced by manipulating the placement of the object relative to the light source. If the object is placed far away from the light source, then the shadow it casts will be small. Move the object closer to the light source and the shadow is the same, but much larger. In moving an object this way it is easy to give a sense of motion and drama to the shadow box setting. Soon the students note this discovery themselves and begin to use it to add action to their storylines. The older students would even add layers to their stories by embellishing and changing the background setting of their shadow box.
The interaction and collaboration among students is wonderful, their interest in exploring and using their imagination seems without limitation. Without being aware of the time spent the students have to wrap up their lesson. Everyone wants more! Mrs. Smyth commented on the energy in her classroom, "I love to look around and see all of my students smiling, engaged in the lesson, and enjoying the love of learning. The excitement that STEM brings to my students is why I just love to teach!"
Mendham Township Mayor Sarah Neibart recapped the hurdles the community faced together and persevered through in 2021, as COVID loomed. MENDHAM, NJ — COVID presented challenges to Mendham Township residents over the past two years that Sarah Neibart has been mayor; and she recognized the community, in a special New Year's message, for its strength."I have witnessed a sense of community from our residents and community members that surpassed any expectation I have ever had," Neibart wrote. "Everyone in our...
MENDHAM, NJ — COVID presented challenges to Mendham Township residents over the past two years that Sarah Neibart has been mayor; and she recognized the community, in a special New Year's message, for its strength.
"I have witnessed a sense of community from our residents and community members that surpassed any expectation I have ever had," Neibart wrote. "Everyone in our community put aside their differences and focused on one thing — helping each other."
"It was truly extraordinary," she continued.
"These past two years have been incredibly challenging for everyone," Neibart said. "Thankfully, our community has remained relatively healthy. However, we have all been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in one way or another. Some individuals in our community are grieving the loss of a loved one, some have suffered major health setbacks, while others have lost their employment and livelihoods. It has been an incredibly trying time, which has caused many of us to question ourselves and our sense of direction. Although at times it seems like the world stood still, due to the strength and love of our tremendous community, Mendham Township was lucky enough to continue moving forward."
She described the entry to 2021 as one "full of uncertainty and hope," with concerns about the efficacy of vaccines and a "deep yearning for 'precedented times.'"
"As we await for the peak of the new Omicron variant, it is clear, none of us are entering 2022 unscathed," she added, noting the county's surge, with 7,299 newly reported cases between Dec. 23 and 30, citing a 55 percent spike during that timeframe.
She recognized the professional staff and frontline workers for the township, who have worked tirelessly since New Jersey's first case on March 4, 2020, stating they "have done everything in their power to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Mendham Township."
Among the areas where they helped, she said, was responding to emergency calls, plus assisting at vaccine and testing clinics and township forums; and helping with township updates, spearheading assistance programs, holiday and birthday parades and other special events.
"They combine the best of professionalism and compassion and, over the last two years, are the glue that has kept us together," Neibart added.
On non-COVID related topics, Neibart said the township has:
Read Neibart's full message here.
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Bond funding in the amount of $19.9 million would let the school district use state aid for "critical upgrades." MENDHAM, NJ — Initial returns in Tuesday's election showed the Mendham Township School District's $19.9 million special election bond proposal leading as mail-in votes continued to be accepted through Monday.Bond funding in the amount of $19,903,197 would enable th...
MENDHAM, NJ — Initial returns in Tuesday's election showed the Mendham Township School District's $19.9 million special election bond proposal leading as mail-in votes continued to be accepted through Monday.
Bond funding in the amount of $19,903,197 would enable the school district to use state aid to save 37 percent on costs for "critical upgrades," including replacing rooftops, finishing paving projects, updating building entrances and improving accessibility.
Some 803 voters said "yes" in the referendum on Tuesday's Election Day and in vote-by-mail ballots; 285 voted "no," according to unofficial results posted on the Morris County Clerk's website.
Some 1,089 ballots, or 19.7 percent of the township's 5,520 registered voters, have been counted so far.
"We knew the citizens of Mendham Township felt strongly that their exceptional schools are of significant value to the community," Superintendent of Schools Salvatore M. Constantino said Wednesday in a statement to Patch. "It is gratifying to see that support reflected in the poll numbers."
Dale Kramer, administrator of the Board of Elections, told Patch on Wednesday that vote-by-mail ballots postmarked on or before Tuesday, as well as provisional ballots, needed to be in by Monday to be counted.
All ballots received so far have been processed, Kramer added.
Final results will be given to the County Clerk's office on Tuesday, she said.
With the state aid covering approximately 37 percent of the costs, township businesses and residents "will get nearly $7.4 million of it back," Constantino said.
According to figures released by both the school district and the township, the new debt amount, which is reported to be lower than expiring debt, was expected to decrease taxes by $97 per household, based on a Mendham Township property assessment of $905,519.
"Residents will benefit from $19.9 million in school improvements while still realizing a school debt tax decrease," Constantino said.
"So much research and community engagement went into the planning for this bond proposal, and we were confident that a bond referendum was the most financially responsible and time-efficient approach to accomplish the district's goals," said Constantino.
Voters learned more about the projects and bond financing through virtual forums, in-person fairs and information on the district's referendum website, he said.
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Unique Trail and Gardens Part of Seven-Acre Park at Former Family EstateThe Morris County Board of County Commissioners today joined Mendham Township officials, the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and a crowd of residents active in preservation to open the Historic Park at Pitney Farm off Cold Hill Road in the township.“This is really an environmental miracle,” said former Mayor Diana Orban Brown, noting the park was planted with more than 100 native tree species, native ...
Unique Trail and Gardens Part of Seven-Acre Park at Former Family Estate
The Morris County Board of County Commissioners today joined Mendham Township officials, the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and a crowd of residents active in preservation to open the Historic Park at Pitney Farm off Cold Hill Road in the township.
“This is really an environmental miracle,” said former Mayor Diana Orban Brown, noting the park was planted with more than 100 native tree species, native grasses and built with materials that will absorb rainwater, including the special macadam parking lot.
Mendham Township spearheaded the project with the assistance of two key grants, including $377,500 in state Green Acres funding recommended in 2019 to build the park and $264,753 in Morris County Trail Grant funding provided by the County Commissioners in 2019.
The park was opened with a ribbon cutting that included State Sen. Anthony Bucco, Mayor Sarah Neibart, Morris County Commissioner Director Stephen H. Shaw, Commissioner John Krickus, Deputy Mayor Nick Monaghan, Assemblywoman Aura Dunn, township Committee Member Amalia Duarte, township Historic Preservation Committee Chair Vanessa Brown and Kelly Christopher from the DEP Green Acres Program.
Also attending were parks and recreations officials, public works employees, and volunteers who were crucial over the years in efforts to preserve Pitney Farm and the parkland.
“I think it’s the first handicap accessible trail we have constructed in Morris County,” said Shaw, referring to a half-mile trail accessible to people with disabilities that was included in the project.
“What we found during the pandemic is we needed the trails. Our trail use increased fourfold during the pandemic. It was a place where people could get out when they weren’t allowed to really move about that much, and to get some fresh air. It was such a needed respite from what was going on during the depths of the pandemic. So that’s how important these types of projects are,” Shaw said.
The park is located on the former estate of the Pitney Family, who settled the site in the early 1700s. The township initially purchased 12 acres at the location, which included the three-story family home. However, attempts to preserve the home ended with an arson-fire in 2016, which destroyed the structure and prompted the township to sell off about five acres on which it stood.
Signage with historical information is now on site, along with grassy areas for passive recreation, picnicking and general outdoor enjoyment. Additionally, a historic garden, surrounded by a brick enclosure has been restored.
Senator Bucco noted the garden as he marveled that the entire project was completed in a few short months after an April 26 groundbreaking.
“It seems like we were just here with shovels, and in a short period of time you see what the collaboration of the state, county and local government can produce. It just doesn’t get any better than this,” Bucco added.
“It’s representative of government at its finest, producing services for the public good,” said Deputy Mayor Monaghan, hailing the cooperation of local, county and state agencies in bringing the project to fruition.
Top right: Cutting the ribbon at the Historic Park at Pitney Farm (l-r) were Sen. Bucco, former Mayor Diana Orban Brown, Historic Preservation Chair Vanessa Brown, Mayor Neibart, Deputy Mayor Monaghan, Committee Member Duarte, Commissioner Director Shaw, Assemblywoman Dunn and Commissioner Krickus.
Center Left: Director Shaw and Senator Bucco walked the grounds of the restored garden at Pitney Farm.
With voter approval, state aid would fund 37% of costs to improve learning spaces & upgrade buildings, while annual taxes would drop by $97.Mendham Township – The Board of Education will ask the community to vote January 25 on a $19.9 million bond referendum that would fund vital building repairs and renovations, tech-centered instructional spaces, and safety and security upgrades, among other improvements.State aid that is only available through a voter-approved bond referendum would cover 37 percent of the cost of...
Mendham Township – The Board of Education will ask the community to vote January 25 on a $19.9 million bond referendum that would fund vital building repairs and renovations, tech-centered instructional spaces, and safety and security upgrades, among other improvements.
State aid that is only available through a voter-approved bond referendum would cover 37 percent of the cost of the projects. Without this funding source, 100 percent of the expense would fall on local property taxes and the projects would take much longer to complete.
The Mendham Township School District, which consists of an elementary school and a middle school, worked with the community to identify projects focused on safety and security, technology instruction, and overall academic excellence. Community members participated in the district's Strategic Plan as well as a survey on district priorities conducted earlier this year.
The Board unanimously approved a resolution to hold a bond referendum at its Oct. 12 meeting. "The timing is ideal for the district to make much-needed renovations and repairs, and to create innovative learning spaces where students can gain 21st-century skills," said Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Sal Constantino. "The combination of state aid and retiring debt positions us to make these important improvements while actually lowering taxes."
You heard right: Taxes would decrease The district worked with advisors to carefully choose projects that would both meet district needs and maximize the amount of aid available from the state. Because of existing debt retired this year and more debt that will retire next year, taxpayers would see a $97 decrease in the debt service tax levy for a home assessed at Mendham Township's average of $905,519.
Projects to benefit every student The proposed improvements center on safety and education, which the district considers its primary responsibilities to students and their families.
Both school buildings and grounds would benefit from:
Mendham Township Elementary School would receive:
Mendham Township Middle School would receive:
Community outreach The district will use various means to educate all voters, including a dedicated website, mendhamtwp.org/vote, social media, information tables at local events, and special bond referendum forums. Residents can also send questions about the bond referendum to [email protected]
Mendham Township school leaders say the referendum is a financially strategic way to ensure the district maintains the high standards that attract residents. Both of the district's schools were named National Blue Ribbon Award winners by the Department of Education, and U.S. News & World Report ranks the schools among the top five in New Jersey.
"The schools are why many people choose to live in Mendham Township," said Board President Gretchen Holquist. "The bond referendum gives us a chance to elevate our buildings to the level of the education that takes place within them."