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 Morristown, 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 Morristown, 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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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Zufall Health will hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Tuesday June 21 at St. Peter's Church in Morristown. The clinic will run from 9am - 12:30pm.Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are available (1st, 2nd and 3rd and booster doses are available).Vaccines are available to those ages 5 and up.A $25 gift card will be given to those who get vaccinated.Register by calling 973-328-3344. Walk ins are welcome but registration is encouraged.Sign up to get all the news as it happens at ...
MORRISTOWN, NJ - Zufall Health will hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Tuesday June 21 at St. Peter's Church in Morristown. The clinic will run from 9am - 12:30pm.
Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are available (1st, 2nd and 3rd and booster doses are available).
Vaccines are available to those ages 5 and up.
A $25 gift card will be given to those who get vaccinated.
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Acclaimed chef Tom Valenti, who has worked at some of the best restaurants in New York City, will take over the kitchen at Jockey Hollow Kitchen & Bar in Morristown in mid-July.Valenti, who lives in Byran Township, is a former chef of seminal French restaurant Le Cirque and was the first sous chef at New American standout Gotham Bar & Grill, both in Manhattan. In 1990, Food & Wine magazine named Valenti one of the "Ten Best New Chefs" in the country. He is credited with bringing haute cuisine to th...
Acclaimed chef Tom Valenti, who has worked at some of the best restaurants in New York City, will take over the kitchen at Jockey Hollow Kitchen & Bar in Morristown in mid-July.
Valenti, who lives in Byran Township, is a former chef of seminal French restaurant Le Cirque and was the first sous chef at New American standout Gotham Bar & Grill, both in Manhattan. In 1990, Food & Wine magazine named Valenti one of the "Ten Best New Chefs" in the country. He is credited with bringing haute cuisine to the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his much ballyhooed restaurant Ouest, frequented by New York City's literary elite, including David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker. He is famous for his salmon gravlax and braised lamb shanks.
Valenti replaces Joe Mooney, who came to Jockey Hollow a year ago after working at well-loved Mistral in Princeton, sister to Elements, one of the most respected restaurants in New Jersey.
Chris Cannon, owner of Jockey Hollow, a stunning four-in-one restaurant compound with an immense wine cellar, said that Mooney left for family reasons.
"There are one to two people in New Jersey I'd want to talk to about this job," Cannon said. "Valenti was one of them."
"It's so exciting," he continued. "He's been doing this for a long time. We've known each other for 25 years."
Valenti said he's excited, too.
"This is the first time I'll be working in New Jersey," he said. "It's long overdue."
What does he plan to do at Jockey Hollow?
"I'd like to continue in Chris's vein," he said. "I will use a simple approach, sensible combinations, I like designing menus where, if you want to get fancy, you can do that, if you want it simple, you can do that too. Sure sometimes you want a chef-composed kind of dish, but sometimes you just want roast chicken."
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Q. My mother has always handled her own money, even when my father was alive. She’s still doing fine but I think I should be able to see her accounts just in case she needs help. She doesn’t believe in online banking or bill pay but I think that’s the easiest way for me to keep an eye on things. What’s the best way to do this?— ConcernedA. It’s great that you want to look out for your mother.Your first move should be to ...
Q. My mother has always handled her own money, even when my father was alive. She’s still doing fine but I think I should be able to see her accounts just in case she needs help. She doesn’t believe in online banking or bill pay but I think that’s the easiest way for me to keep an eye on things. What’s the best way to do this?
A. It’s great that you want to look out for your mother.
Your first move should be to start the conversation.
Many providers are now asking that all accounts name a “trusted advisor,” which is a person the institution can reach out to if the account owner can’t be reached, said Jody D’Agostini, a certified financial planner with Equitable Advisors/The Falcon Financial Group in Morristown.
You should encourage her to do this to prepare for a possible mental or physical incapacity, she said.
“Your mother should decide on a person that would fill this very important role not just for her financial matters, but also for any medical situations that might lend themselves to this need,” she said.
She recommends your mom consider updating her will and as part of that, adding a “power of attorney,” which names an individual to help with legal or financial decisions in the case of an incapacity, as well as a health care power of attorney or directive, which names an individual who would assist in medical decisions if needed.
D’Agostini said you should start slowly by asking her to inform you of her overall financial situation.
“You will need to establish a trusting relationship as many are not comfortable yielding control even as they age,” she said. “One place to begin would be cataloging her financial accounts, custodians, and account numbers, and determine where she is receiving her current income from.”
It would also be helpful to identify any key advisors that she might have and get their contact information.
If you have other siblings or potential beneficiaries of her estate, make sure that you catalog all your moves and conversations to avoid any misconceptions that might arise, D’Agostini said.
“Your help could be misconstrued in the future, so this is a must,” she said. “Make sure not to blend your finances. Keep your mother’s estate separate.”
D’Agostini said to look out for signs that aging may be playing a role in her financial decision-making. You should watch to see if she begins to make different types of purchases than she normally does or begins to make big investment moves, she said.
“Financial acuity is one of the first signs of mental incapacity. If she is showing any cognitive slowdowns, try to gently ask her to oversee what she is doing to add insight and perspective,” she said. “Try not to make large moves at the outset, but rather make moves gradually and with full transparency. If she is not opening her mail, paying bills on time or complains that she doesn’t have enough money, this may give you the opportunity to help.”
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A vendor from Massachusetts has been chosen to open Morristown's first cannabis dispensary.MORRISTOWN, NJ — The Morristown council approved a resolution allowing a vendor from Massachusetts to open Morristown's first cannabis dispensary, which will be located at 102 Ridgedale Ave.Uma Flowers, a dispensary in Pepperell, Massachusetts, was founded in December by sisters-in-law Priyanka and Tejal Patel. Before opening their own recreational cannabis shop, both sisters worked in the health sector for five years.Follo...
MORRISTOWN, NJ — The Morristown council approved a resolution allowing a vendor from Massachusetts to open Morristown's first cannabis dispensary, which will be located at 102 Ridgedale Ave.
Uma Flowers, a dispensary in Pepperell, Massachusetts, was founded in December by sisters-in-law Priyanka and Tejal Patel. Before opening their own recreational cannabis shop, both sisters worked in the health sector for five years.
Following the approval of a zoning ordinance that allowed up to two dispensaries to open in Morristown, town officials received six retail cannabis establishment applications.
The five other applications for retail weed establishments were:
According to Iannaccone, Uma Flowers narrowly defeated The Summit, a Bridgewater applicant who pitched a dispensary at 65-66 Market St. in Morristown.
"We ended up having a tie between Uma Flowers and The Summit, at the time of the meeting the committee decided to break the tie using location and Uma Flowers was chosen as the primary location," Barrick said.
The proposed location is on a busy stretch of Ridgedale Avenue near the Morris Township border, across from a former state motor vehicle inspection station, a bank and a lumberyard.
"I think Uma, it was very, very clear that their experience, not just in the industry, but also their professional backgrounds, and also their experience with operating stores, was a good solid recommendation," Iannaccone said.
When the council passed an ordinance last Dec. specifying where dispensaries could be located and under what conditions, a maximum of two cannabis licenses were authorized.
Barrick informed the council that all six applicants were recreational marijuana businesses, which is why they only recommended one, rather than the two initially approved by the zoning ordinance.
If the council wants a second retail cannabis vendor, the ordinance will most likely need to be amended, according to Barrick. In either case, a new round of applications would be necessary.
"Based on the ordinance and my understanding of the intent of the governing body with regard to cannabis licenses, once you issue a retail license, then the remaining license would be for medical at this point unless you choose to go a different direction," Barrick said.
The venture is still awaiting state approval, so there is no set opening date for the new business, according to the council.
"We'll learn a lot of lessons for the next store we do, and I think pacing ourselves is probably some good advice," Iannaccone said.
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Residents are encouraged to visit and learn about Ukrainian culture, as well as donate supplies and money to help those in Ukraine. MORRISTOWN, NJ — It's been nearly three months since Russia invaded Ukraine, and since then, families and friends in New Jersey have joined others around the world in doing what they can to help the country.The Morristown for Ukraine Committee and the Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey will hold a benefit, rally and vigil on the Green on June 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. Residents are e...
MORRISTOWN, NJ — It's been nearly three months since Russia invaded Ukraine, and since then, families and friends in New Jersey have joined others around the world in doing what they can to help the country.
The Morristown for Ukraine Committee and the Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey will hold a benefit, rally and vigil on the Green on June 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. Residents are encouraged to visit and experience Ukrainian culture, as well as donate supplies and money to help those fighting to protect their homes in Ukraine.
Mayors from the Morristown area are expected to attend, as are representatives from local churches and temples.
Ukrainian dancers and musicians will perform, as will local acts such as the Morris Music Men and Morristown's own Eric Hayes, as well as students from the Morristown High School Band & Orchestra.
Arts and crafts will be available, as well as lessons on Ukrainian culture and history. After that, at sundown, there will be a candlelight prayer for the Ukrainian people.
"This is an opportunity to celebrate the Ukrainian people's heritage and give them help in surviving. Any level of support is appreciated," said Publicity Director Mike Leavy.
Attendees are encouraged to come and enjoy Ukrainian culture as well as donate to help the Ukrainian nation in its time of need. Donations in the form of checks or cash can be made at the rally.
There is also an Amazon wish list for the Ukrainian American Cultural Center. These items will benefit the Ukrainian people and save lives.
Donations can also be left on the Morristown Green on the day of the event. Those who wish to contribute can do so by sending a check to UACCNJ, c/o Ryan Dawson, PO Box 400, Brookside, NJ 07926. (write Morristown For Ukraine in the memo).
Inquiries on volunteering or other questions can be directed here.
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