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 Mount Olive, 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 Mount Olive, 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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When Dave Gallucci was growing up in Budd Lake, he used to loan the mailman a lacrosse stick so they could have a catch. While shooting on a goal at his family's home, Gallucci said people walking their dogs "would wonder what kind of witchcraft it was."To play high school lacrosse, he had to leave town. Gallucci played at Montville for his father, John Gallucci Sr..Dave Gallucci came back home to coach at age 24, launching the Mount Olive High School boys lacrosse program in 2005 to "give the oppo...
When Dave Gallucci was growing up in Budd Lake, he used to loan the mailman a lacrosse stick so they could have a catch. While shooting on a goal at his family's home, Gallucci said people walking their dogs "would wonder what kind of witchcraft it was."
To play high school lacrosse, he had to leave town. Gallucci played at Montville for his father, John Gallucci Sr..
Dave Gallucci came back home to coach at age 24, launching the Mount Olive High School boys lacrosse program in 2005 to "give the opportunity for kids to play that I didn't have."
The Marauders earned their 150th win, 8-3, at Rizk foe Montville on April 1.
But Gallucci wasn't at the helm anymore.
Though still a business teacher at Mount Olive, Gallucci moved on to coach at Newton – 16 years and 148 wins later. Chris Blough is now leading the Marauders. He's a Mount Olive resident who played at Roxbury, where he had most recently coached.
"I don't know if I'm really changing anything," Blough said. "I'm bringing positive energy to the program, which after the last couple of years, everybody needs. Going to Mount Olive, we want to instill that family culture, positive culture. We don't want to think about the negative things and just move forward each day and get better, play for each other, and have fun while we're doing it."
Blough didn't know about the upcoming milestone until Gallucci told him. Gallucci's transitional advice, "Get to 150 wins before 150 losses."
Mount Olive has 150 wins and 136 losses since its inception in 2005, reaching the 2018 NJSIAA Group 3 North final. But much more has changed than Xs and Os.
"In 2005, we were grabbing kids out of the hallways and saying, 'Here, use this. Learn lacrosse.'" said Gallucci, whose three sons all play lacrosse in Newton, while Blough's two daughters are in Mount Olive's youth program.
"In 2020, we had seven commitments to go on and play NCAA lacrosse. The town had changed. It started to become more of a lacrosse town."
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When Mother Nature becomes the story of the game that usually means it’s time for state tournament football.With one week remaining until states, what would have been considered a great matchup if it was in the state tournament between Sparta and Mount Olive turned into a game of the survival of the fittest. Howling side-to-side winds combined with a steady rainfall made even snapping the football difficult much less having a chance to pass the football down the field.With the bruising rushing ability of Hunter Perez, who...
When Mother Nature becomes the story of the game that usually means it’s time for state tournament football.
With one week remaining until states, what would have been considered a great matchup if it was in the state tournament between Sparta and Mount Olive turned into a game of the survival of the fittest. Howling side-to-side winds combined with a steady rainfall made even snapping the football difficult much less having a chance to pass the football down the field.
With the bruising rushing ability of Hunter Perez, who carried the ball an astounding 36 times for 169 yards, it was Mount Olive who was able to weather the storm in a better way in a 13-0 win at Sparta on Friday evening. The Marauders finished the regular season on a six-game winning streak following a 1-2 start.
“The thing that is getting the job done is our chemistry,” Perez said. “Our chemistry has really evolved just working in practice every day getting to know each other a lot more. At the beginning of the season, we only had three returning starters. Everyone was new. As we moved forward, the defense has really shut down teams the past four or five weeks and our offense has just been on fire.”
Before the rain and wind got really bad, Mount Olive was able to put together two touchdown drives that ended in scores through the air. On third-and-seven from the Sparta 24, Mount Olive quarterback Jake Clemente escaped the rush to his right and found Sean Harris open for a touchdown for a 7-0 Marauders lead with 5:25 remaining in the first quarter.
Harris then followed that right up with an interception to give his team a short field. Four plays later on fourth-and-nine from the Sparta 22, Clemente made an eerily similar play when he broke contain to his right and connected with Anthony Moscatello for a 22-yard touchdown in what ended up being the final score of the game.
“I didn’t know when this weather was coming, but we knew it was coming soon,” Mount Olive head coach Brian O’Connor said. “We just wanted to get the ball and go up first. Jake has been doing a great job progressing every week. He’s a first-year starter that is making his reads and trusting things more. He’s doing a great job if there’s pressure of scrambling with his eyes downfield.”
Sparta is a team that relies on Division I quarterback prospect Austen Frattura (1,631 yards and 12 touchdowns coming into play) and his host of receivers, and the Spartans had scored at least 30 points in each of their last six games. In this weather, there was no chance to get anything going through the air. A team that primarily plays out of the shotgun, snapping the ball was a huge issue for Sparta in the second quarter, which continually put them behind the sticks.
Once Mount Olive got the two-score lead it was the Perez show. Even though Sparta knew he was getting the ball, Perez would just batter through tacklers. Due to his exploits in controlling the time of possession, Sparta only ran 10 total plays in the second half before garbage time in the last minute of the game.
“Obviously, the rain didn’t help the passing game too much,” Perez said. “We still threw the ball at the beginning of the game and as the game moved on we just wanted to run the ball. I couldn’t have done that without my line.”
“He’s just a workhorse,” O’Connor said. “To me, he’s one of the best athletes in Morris County. He’s a stud athlete. We said once the weather is like this, ‘Line, suck it up because we’re counting on you and Hunter and we’re getting on your back.’That’s basically what we did. He runs a lot bigger than he is and his balance is tremendous. He’s just a tremendous leader for us.
This was the second time this year Mount Olive shut out a great opponent as the Marauders blanked Irvington in a 2-0 win to open the season. A team that only returned three starters from last season now stands to get a home game in the first round of the North Jersey, Group 4 Tournament.
“It’s huge momentum builder for us,” Perez said. “We’re on a hot streak right now, and it’s always good to go into the playoffs hot. We would love to play at the ship at home with that atmosphere that we have.”
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Nearly a quarter of New Jersey is considered to be in a moderate drought as of Thursday.The area now includes most of Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset and Union counties and part of Essex counties. It doubles the area from last week's report from the U.S. Drought Monitor."Parts of the drought-stricken area need about 6 inches of rain to make up the deficit incurred over the last 60 days. And with each dry day, the situation continues to get more serious," New Jersey 101.5 Chief Meteorologist Dan Zarrow sa...
Nearly a quarter of New Jersey is considered to be in a moderate drought as of Thursday.
The area now includes most of Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset and Union counties and part of Essex counties. It doubles the area from last week's report from the U.S. Drought Monitor.
"Parts of the drought-stricken area need about 6 inches of rain to make up the deficit incurred over the last 60 days. And with each dry day, the situation continues to get more serious," New Jersey 101.5 Chief Meteorologist Dan Zarrow said.
State Environmental Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette said that while current water demands are being met and groundwater supplies are near normal everyone should be mindful of their water use.
“Although our reservoirs and other indicators are healthy, persistent hot and dry weather coupled with the high water demands of summer can quickly impact water supply. Simple steps, like reducing lawn and landscape watering, go a long way in preserving our water supplies and avoiding the necessity of significant restrictive measures," LaTourette said.
Voluntary water restrictions are in place for New Jersey American Water customers in Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset and Union counties. A mandatory odd/even watering notice is in effect for the utility's Monmouth and Ocean county customers.
Middlesex Water customers were also asked to voluntarily conserve water.
Downpours with several inches of rain are not helpful because they tend to be localized, according to Zarrow. The best solution is a widespread long-duration soaking rain but that does not seem to be in the forecast through Sunday.
"Showers and thunderstorms are possible on each of the next four days — especially late-day Friday and late-day Saturday. It won't be the widespread drenching we need, deep moisture in the atmosphere will almost certainly produce pockets of heavy rain," Zarrow said.
There are some bright signs in the Climate Prediction Center Long Range Forecasts.
The 8-14 day precipitation outlook looks to be near normal for New Jersey and above normal for the seasonal precipitation outlook for August, September and October.
Maybe I’ve just been a bad New Jersey resident and I haven’t gotten much beach time in the last few years, but I feel like I completely missed the memo on this trend.I swear I had never seen this before last week in Wildwood, but suddenly a bunch of people are putting up flags during their day at the beach.First I saw what looked like a classic pirate flag with a skull and crossbones. That didn’t seem too weird, it’s at least ocean-themed, you know?About an hour later I saw that someone put up the...
Maybe I’ve just been a bad New Jersey resident and I haven’t gotten much beach time in the last few years, but I feel like I completely missed the memo on this trend.
I swear I had never seen this before last week in Wildwood, but suddenly a bunch of people are putting up flags during their day at the beach.
First I saw what looked like a classic pirate flag with a skull and crossbones. That didn’t seem too weird, it’s at least ocean-themed, you know?
About an hour later I saw that someone put up the Italian flag. I guess this person was trying to send the message “if you want to know where to get a good slice of pizza, I’ll gladly guide you. Mangia!”
Then I started seeing political flags and that’s where I had to roll my eyes. There were a few different groups along the shoreline with assorted “Trump 2024,” or “Let’s Go Brandon” flags.
I just don’t understand this person’s endgame. During your day at the Jersey shore, are you really trying to get into political debates with those around you? We’re all here to try to have a relaxing beach day.
Well, as “relaxed” as you can get while dodging seagulls and boogie boarding kids who have no regard for your ankles’ well-being.
And before you call me a “libtard” (who are we kidding? You probably already have), I would be equally as confused if someone had a “Biden 2024” flag flying. Frankly, I'd never stop cringing if I saw an "I'm with her" flag in 2022.
I’m not the only person who has noticed this trend, I’ve seen several posts on the New Jersey subreddit regarding political flags at the beach.
I say we cool it with the politics on the beach, that's not what we're there for.
The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5's Kylie Moore. Any opinions expressed are Kylie's own. You can follow Kylie on Instagram.
Good afternoon, New Jersey! With a rainy forecast, here's what you need to know before you leave for the Wednesday evening commute.NEW JERSEY — Good afternoon, New Jersey! With a rainy forecast, here's what you need to know before you leave for the Wednesday evening commute.Traffic UpdatesNorth JerseyAs of 4:49 p.m., there's a crash on the Garden State Parkway southbound North of Bergen Toll Plaza in Saddle Brook Twp. All lanes open.As of 4:47 p.m., there was an earlier crash...
NEW JERSEY — Good afternoon, New Jersey! With a rainy forecast, here's what you need to know before you leave for the Wednesday evening commute.
As of 4:49 p.m., there's a crash on the Garden State Parkway southbound North of Bergen Toll Plaza in Saddle Brook Twp. All lanes open.
As of 4:47 p.m., there was an earlier crash on US 22 eastbound West of Bloy St in Hillside Twp. All lanes open.
As of 4:26 p.m., there's an unspecified earlier incident on US 206 in both directions CR 612/Flanders Rd in Mount Olive Twp. All lanes open, 10-minute delay.
As of 4:09 p.m., there's debris on the New Jersey Turnpike outer roadway southbound North of Interchange 13A - Newark Liberty International Airport/US 1&9 in Elizabeth. 1 right lane blocked.
As of 4:01 p.m., there's a disabled vehicle on NJ 139 Lower westbound NJ 139 Upper Roadway Exit/Entrance in Jersey City. 1 right lane closed.
As of 3:55 p.m., there's a jack-knifed tractor trailer on Port Newark - Corbin Street northbound approaching Tyler Street in Newark. 1 right lane blocked.
As of 4:40 p.m., there's a crash on the Garden State Parkway local lanes southbound North of Exit 105 - NJ 36 in Tinton Falls. 1 right lane blocked.
As of 4:14 p.m., there was an earlier crash on NJ 18 southbound South of NJ 27 in New Brunswick. All lanes open, 10-minute delay.
As of 4:11 p.m., there are Delays on NJ 440 northbound between New Jersey Turnpike/I-287 in Edison Twp and US 9/Garden State Parkway in Woodbridge Twp. Current travel time is 10-15 minutes.
As of 4:46 p.m., there's a crash on US 30 westbound East of I-295 in Barrington. 1 right lane closed, use caution.
As of 4:32 p.m., there are delays on I-295 southbound from Exit 36 - NJ 73 in Mount Laurel Twp to Exit 26N - I-76/I-676 in Bellmawr. Current travel time is 20-25 minutes.
As of 4:23 p.m., there are delays on I-295 southbound from Exit 34 - NJ 70 in Cherry Hill Twp to Exit 26N - I-76/I-676 in Bellmawr. Current travel time is 15-20 minutes.
As of 4:56 p.m., Gladstone Line rail service is subject to up to 20-minute delays in both directions due to signal issues near Stirling.
Main/Bergen/Port Jervis Line train #66, the 5:13 p.m. arrival into Hoboken, is up to 15 min. late due to making additional stops for canceled train #1178.
Morris & Essex Line train #430, the 5:15 p.m. arrival into Hoboken, is up to 30 minutes late due to signal issues near Stirling.
Morris & Essex Line train #430, the 5:15 p.m. arrival into Hoboken, is up to 15 minutes late due to congestion from train #423.
Main/Bergen/Port Jervis Line train #49, the 4:23 p.m. arrival into Middletown is canceled due to mechanical issues. Take passenger extra service train from Suffern.
All other NJ Transit rail lines are running on or close to schedule.
It's 93 degrees and mostly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm could develop along the state's southern coast Tuesday evening, but commutes around New Jersey should remain relatively dry, according to the National Weather Service. Check AccuWeather's New Jersey radar.
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