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 Morris Plains, 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 Morris Plains, 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
Grant Program Closes Sept. 30, So Apply Today!Millie’s House, a popular Montville Township daycare, received a $15,000 Morris County Small Business Grant Program check today via personal delivery by Morris County Commissioner Tom Mastrangelo and U.S Rep. Mikie Sherrill.“This is such a huge deal for us. For a small business, $15,000 can be the difference between making payroll or not, and keeping our doors open. We struggl...
Millie’s House, a popular Montville Township daycare, received a $15,000 Morris County Small Business Grant Program check today via personal delivery by Morris County Commissioner Tom Mastrangelo and U.S Rep. Mikie Sherrill.
“This is such a huge deal for us. For a small business, $15,000 can be the difference between making payroll or not, and keeping our doors open. We struggled through the pandemic. It has been very challenging because we were just hitting a five year mark in our location when it hit, and a lot of sacrifices had to be made. I am just so happy, so grateful,” said Millie Enriquez, owner and operator of the center.
Joining the visit yesterday were Montville Committee Member June Witty, Township Administrator June Hercek, Township Clerk Stacy Sullivan-Gruca and Don Dedio, an administrative assistant in the township. Millie and her husband, Hector, encouraged other businesses to apply for the grant program, which will stop accepting applications on Sept. 30.
“I’m surprised there is still money left and that other businesses have not applied. I understand it. They may not want to go through the application process, but – hey – it is $15,000. To a small business owner, it may as well be $1 million. I’m just so happy, really, and very grateful,” Millie added.
The Morris County Commissioners launched the program on Valentine’s Day with a kick-off in Dover, where the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, the Morris County Economic Development Corp., U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill and many other state and local officials joined with small business owners to promote the grants. The Commissioners dedicated $10 million, and designed the grants to assist small businesses and nonprofits with pandemic related expenses incurred after March 3, 2021, including rent and mortgages payments.
“So far, about 650 small businesses have been approved for grants. We have $1.1 million left, but this program will end Sept. 30, so people need to apply,” said Commissioner Mastrangelo. “As a small business owner, myself, I think the program has been important and I think it has been a great success, from both the government’s standpoint and the businesses’ standpoint. We’ve seen many start-up companies and businesses come into Morris County, and we want to keep them here.”
U.S. Rep Sherrill joined in the visit to Millie’s House.
“We know it is people on the ground like our commissioners who understand best on how to get the money out. So this is just a wonderful example of how broad federal programs combined with people on the ground who understand the direct needs of the district can be so powerful,” she said.
The Morris County Small Business Grant Program has been is a unique use of federal funds issued to the county through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which was designed to offer pandemic-related aid. A provision in the act introduced by U.S. Rep Sherrill insured it included direct aid to New Jersey’s counties and municipalities, after Morris County and 11 other New Jersey counties failed to receive any portion of $1.1 billion in federal CARES Act funds issued to New Jersey in 2020.
Apply Now For a Morris County Small Business Grant! morriscountysmallbusinessgrant.com
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Do You Have Questions?
The Morris County Chamber of Commerce and Morris County Economic Development Corporation are hosting a free & virtual networking event to learn more about the Morris County Small Business Grant program and how to apply. It will be held Aug. 31, Wednesday, at 10 a.m.
If you have questions about the event, please send an email to:
Or call 973-539-8270.
More on the Grant Program
Federal guidelines covering the grant program will determine exactly which expenses qualify for coverage and which applications may be approved. The grants are capped at $15,000 per applicant. However, business owners and nonprofits are encouraged to submit applications that include all costs they believe may qualify for the grant, even if the total amount of a single claim exceeds $15,000.
A final review may determine that some costs submitted for consideration are not covered under the program guidelines. However, by submitting all expenses that may qualify, applicants increase the possibility of getting the maximum amount of grant dollars possible.
Photos at Millie’s House
Top Right: Millie waves her grant check in front of her business. With her, left to right, were Montville Committee Member Witty, US. Rep. Sherrill, Commissioner Mastrangelo, husband Hector, Township Clerk Sullivan-Gruca and Township Administrator June Hercek
Center Left: Commissioner Mastrangelo and U.S. Rep. Sherrill chatted about small business challenges with Millie.
Bottom Right: Millie led the visitors to the front of her business. Left to right, Commissioner Mastrangelo, U.S. Rep. Sherrill, township assistant Dedio, Township Administrator Hercek and Committee Member Witty. Behind Witty is Township Clerk Sullivan-Gruca.
A new 4,000-square-foot structure with eight gas pumps is scheduled to open by the end of the year, developers said. MORRIS COUNTY, NJ — Developers broke ground earlier this week in Hanover Township on a new 7-Eleven convenience store and gas station.The new development is part of Cedar Village, a 19-acre retail center anchored by Lowe's Home Improvement at 230 E. Hanover Ave.The new 7-Eleven convenience store will be 4,000 square feet in size and will include a gas canopy with eight pumps, providing a total of 1...
MORRIS COUNTY, NJ — Developers broke ground earlier this week in Hanover Township on a new 7-Eleven convenience store and gas station.
The new development is part of Cedar Village, a 19-acre retail center anchored by Lowe's Home Improvement at 230 E. Hanover Ave.
The new 7-Eleven convenience store will be 4,000 square feet in size and will include a gas canopy with eight pumps, providing a total of 16 fueling positions.
One pump will provide diesel fuel and self-service air and a vacuum will also be available, JMF Properties officials said.
“This brand new 7-Eleven will provide Morris County residents with a convenient new option for their shopping and fueling needs,” Joe Forgione, the Founder and Principal of JMF Properties said.
The estimated completion date of the project is December 2022, according to Forgione.
The new 7-Eleven is being built on land that was previously owned by the aerospace and defense company Northrop Grumman. The property was abandoned in 1985 and remained so until the JMF/RD team remediated it and built the Cedar Village retail center.
Lowe's, the property's anchor tenant, opened its doors to customers in 2019.
“We are excited to bring such a well-liked national tenant to the market on a full scale with eight gas pumps in addition to a freestanding convenience store. The new location on E. Hanover Avenue will allow for easy access to the community and those traveling on Routes 202 and 287,” said Richard Birdoff, Principal and President of RD Management.
According to officials, the addition of the 7-Eleven with gas will benefit Cedar Village, which is located on a heavily traveled thoroughfare connecting Hanover Township to Morris Plains, Florham Park, Morristown, and other local communities, as well as many state routes.
"We identified 7-Eleven as a business that would thrive in this location and contribute a desired service to local residents and motorists, including visitors to Mennen Arena as well as contractors and other professionals who make frequent trips to Lowe’s. We’re thrilled to announce this groundbreaking and look forward to the success of the business for many years to come," Forgione said.
The new structure is also across the street from Mennen Sports Arena, a popular recreation and sports destination in Morris County with three indoor ice rinks.
MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - A new rookie has joined the Morris County Sheriff's Office. The black Labrador Retriever puppy, yet to be named, will be trained to serve the community as a Search and Rescue (SAR) K9 partner and explosive detection dog.“We are excited to be getting a new addition to the K9 Section. This K9 will be used to protect the community by detecting explosives, but that’s not all. He will also assist in the vital task of reuniting loved ones with their families as a search and rescue trained K9", said Sheri...
MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - A new rookie has joined the Morris County Sheriff's Office. The black Labrador Retriever puppy, yet to be named, will be trained to serve the community as a Search and Rescue (SAR) K9 partner and explosive detection dog.
“We are excited to be getting a new addition to the K9 Section. This K9 will be used to protect the community by detecting explosives, but that’s not all. He will also assist in the vital task of reuniting loved ones with their families as a search and rescue trained K9", said Sheriff James M. Gannon.
The dog will be assigned to Morris County Sheriff's Detective Mike Smith.
Training of this puppy will be led by Detective Corporal Mike McMahon, the winner of A&E's American's Top Dog and assisted by Detective Marc Adamsky.
“Beginning the training process at such a young age has major benefits and will strengthen both the dog’s performance and bond with the handler. Grayson Guyer hand selected this puppy for us based on our needs and we are very excited to begin the training process", said Detective Corporal McMahon.
The newest rookie, was a donation from the K9 Section by the owner of Lost Highway Kennels, a breeder and dog training company, based in Winston-Salem North Carolina. This is the second canine received from Lost Highway Kennels. The first dog, K9 Chip joined the department on August 3, 2017 and was certified on May 10, 2018 in explosive detection.
The owner of Lost Highway Kennels is Grayson Guyer. Grayson grew up in North Carolina around bird dogs and dog handlers.Grayson has spent much of his adult life in austere environments training and supervising dog/handler teams. He’s deployed twice to Afghanistan in support the US Marine Corps’ IDD (IED Detection Dog) program and twice to Africa in support of Invictus K9’s anti-poaching canine program. He is a seasoned instructor of dog trainers and handlers.
“We are so very fortunate to receive an extraordinary gift from this great American, who served his country honorably, and who continues to have tremendous impact on his brothers and sisters in the military as well as his friends in law enforcement", said Gannon.
The newest addition to the K9 Section will be named by the newest law enforcement officers currently training at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy.
Heavy rainfall on Tuesday may result in flash flooding across Morris County, according to an advisory from the National Weather Service. MORRIS COUNTY, NJ — A flood watch and hazardous weather outlook have been issued for Morris County, as heavy rains are predicted to slam the county Tuesday night into Wednesday.One to three inches of rainfall are expected in the Morris County area, which may result in flooding of urban and poor drainage areas, according to the ...
MORRIS COUNTY, NJ — A flood watch and hazardous weather outlook have been issued for Morris County, as heavy rains are predicted to slam the county Tuesday night into Wednesday.
One to three inches of rainfall are expected in the Morris County area, which may result in flooding of urban and poor drainage areas, according to the National Weather Service.
The watch is in effect through 8 p.m. on Tuesday, according to forecasters.
Widespread showers with possible thunderstorms are expected Tuesday. The rain showers could be heavy at times and could slowly move over the same areas, resulting in flash flooding, the NWS said.
"Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas," NWS said.
The Passaic River in Chatham is current at around 3.49 feet of water and is expected to rise to about 3.7 feet on Tuesday, according to the NWS. The NWS considers a flood stage to be around 6 feet of water height.
Here's the forecast for the next few days:
Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 72. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Showers are likely, mainly before 3 a.m. Cloudy, with a low of around 63. Northeast wind around 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Showers are likely, mainly between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Patchy fog before 11 am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 70. Northeast wind around 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
A chance of showers, mainly before 2 a.m. Patchy fog after 2 am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. North wind around 5 mph. The chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are possible.
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Morris County Action Allows Work to BeginThe Morris County Board of County Commissioners approved agreements that will allow restoration and preservation work to begin on five historic properties just four weeks after the board approved the projects - and 25 others – to receive $2.65 million in grants from the county’s Preservation Trust Fund.The grant agreements are a necessary first step toward pr...
Morris County Action Allows Work to Begin
The Morris County Board of County Commissioners approved agreements that will allow restoration and preservation work to begin on five historic properties just four weeks after the board approved the projects - and 25 others – to receive $2.65 million in grants from the county’s Preservation Trust Fund.
The grant agreements are a necessary first step toward preservation work actually commencing under the grants approved by the board on July 13. The largest funding agreement of the five cleared Wednesday night involves a $172,600 grant for a gatehouse at the Loyola Retreat House in Morristown.
The grounds were once the estate of a wealthy entrepreneur, Robert D. Foote, whose Gilded Age mansion was built in 1906 and called the Spring Brook House before his death. The property was donated in 1927 to a religious order and has since been known as the Loyola Retreat House. The unique gate house was constructed in 1855 and is a wood framed building that includes a dramatic concave and flared mansard roof. The current project involves restoration of the exterior, including masonry repair and repointing work at the foundation and repairs to the wood siding and trim.
The other grant agreements approved this week include two projects that applied for county grants for the first time: The Boonton Civil War Memorial and the Dr. John Taylor House in Boonton.
The Boonton Civil War Memorial was approved last month for a $4,950 non-construction grant that will allow for a conditions assessment, including recommendations and cost estimates for restoration. The monument was erected in 1876 to honor the local citizens who volunteered to fight for the Union in the Civil War.
Known as the Soldier’s Monument, the granite obelisk with four brass cannons on the monument base is certified eligible as contributing to
the Boonton Main Street Historical District.
The Dr. John Taylor House also was approved last month for a non-construction grant of $24,000 to assist with the completion of a preservation plan. The c. 1897-98 Taylor House was built as a private residence and medical office and is currently used as the Town Museum and headquarters of the Boonton Historical Society.
Grant agreements also were cleared Wednesday for The Growing Stage in Netcong, which is which is home to the Children’s Theater of New Jersey, and Acorn Hall in Morristown.
The Growing Stage was originally built in 1919 as the Palace Theatre, an early venue for screening motion pictures. The current
$8,000 grant will provide for completion of construction documents for structural upgrades to the stage, the replacement of the stage flooring and replacing exterior lighting.
Acorn Hall, home to the Morris County Historical Society, was constructed as an Italianate residence in 1853 and expanded in 1860. The current $36,000 grant will assist with foundation stabilization including preparation of construction documents, installation of brick and repointing.
As of last month, Morris County has awarded 512 grants amounting to $45,945,925 to assist in the preservation, protection and restoration of 122 historic properties since 2003, when grants were first issued for protecting historic sites through Morris County’s Preservation Trust Fund. The sites are located in 34 towns around Morris County.
The Commissioners approved 30 grants last month will go toward 29 specific historic sites.
Top 3: The Loyola Gatehouse. The grant agreement involves only exterior preservation work. However, the photographs demonstrate the deceiving nature of the historic building, which is much more expansive inside than the exterior construction lets on.
Center Left: The Boonton Civil War Memorial
Center Right: The Dr. John Taylor House in Boonton.
Lower Left: The Growing Stage in Netcong.
Lower Right: Acorn Hall in Morristown.