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 New Milford, 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 New Milford, 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
PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – Councilman Keith Kennedy took to the back roads of Warren County to ride 65 miles on his birthday trip today, June 25, 2022. The Phillipsburg Councilman completed a 65-mile bike ride as a personal goal. The goal, to ride 65 miles for his 65th birthday.When TAPinto Phillipsburg sat down with Kennedy during our Meet the ...
PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – Councilman Keith Kennedy took to the back roads of Warren County to ride 65 miles on his birthday trip today, June 25, 2022. The Phillipsburg Councilman completed a 65-mile bike ride as a personal goal. The goal, to ride 65 miles for his 65th birthday.
When TAPinto Phillipsburg sat down with Kennedy during our Meet the Leader series, he shared he had an upcoming milestone and how he planned to celebrate “by being outdoors and traveling his age”. An avid cyclist, who has been training, he enjoys the outdoors. Kennedy also has completed both the Boston and New York Marathons.
Sixty-five miles of Warren and Hunterdon County Traveled for the Birthday Ride
Kennedy shared his route, which started this morning before 7:00 AM to beat the heat. Beginning on Wilbur Avenue in Phillipsburg, he set out downtown, took a loop through the Delaware Heights section of Phillipsburg, then set out through Alpha and Pohatcong Township. He then traveled through the scenic area of River Road through Milford, Frenchtown, and ended the first leg of his journey just north of Stockton.
River Road is primarily shaded and scenic. It’s one of the areas underutilized for recreation but appreciated by many who enjoy a nice ride along Delaware. The roads were more like a path as we passed more than two dozen other bike enthusiasts who enjoyed the scenic ride along the Delaware River. With the rolling hills, rail line, and Delaware River, it’s no wonder this escape
and ride is one of the spots most often traveled by bikes, motorcycles, and outdoor enthusiasts.
Kennedy turned at 34.7 miles and headed back home to Phillipsburg, for a roundtrip ride of 4 hours and 15 minutes.
Congratulations on reaching this milestone, Councilman Kennedy and Happy Birthday. Rest up for 66 miles next year.
“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.” – John F. Kennedy
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Thirty recruited student-athletes have committed to the University of Hartford cross country and track and field programs, head coach Stacie Wentz announced on Friday. The incoming class, which will join the Hawks for the 2022-23 season, will bolster the team's strengths across all of the event groups."We can't wait to get started with this new generation of Hartford student-athletes,...
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Thirty recruited student-athletes have committed to the University of Hartford cross country and track and field programs, head coach Stacie Wentz announced on Friday. The incoming class, which will join the Hawks for the 2022-23 season, will bolster the team's strengths across all of the event groups.
"We can't wait to get started with this new generation of Hartford student-athletes," said Wentz. "This is the most comprehensive class in terms of covering all the event groups needed to be a successful overall track & field program. We were a little thin in our women's throwing events, so this class includes eight women's throwers which we are really excited about!"
"This class is geographically diverse in that it represents 10 states including athletes as far away from West Virginia and Virginia," continued Wentz. "The coaching staff worked really hard to recruit not only regionally but out of region as well."
The incoming class includes the following athletes:
Kourtney Adams Jumps – West Orange, N.J. – West Orange High School
Tommie Barker Throws – Canton, Conn. – Canton High School
Spencer Beane Jumps/Sprints – North Reading, Mass. – North Reading High School
Denette Belu-John Throws - Southington, Conn. – Southington High School
Jemiah Cartagena Sprints – Manchester, Conn. – Manchester High School
Mark Catania Sprints – West Harrison, N.Y. – Harrison High School
Chloe Coale Distance – Martinsburg, W.Va. – Spring Mills High School
Steven Confesor-Chable Distance – Danbury, Conn. – Danbury High School
Yovanna Cruz Throws – Stratford, Conn. – Bunnell High School
Adriana DeFelice Throws – Smithtown N.Y. – Smithtown High School West
Madison DiPasquale Throws – Wallingford, Conn. – Sheehan High School
Sophia Divinagracia Jumps/Sprints – Toms River, N.J. – Toms River North High School
Peter Efinger Distance/Mid-Distance – Washingtonville, N.Y. – Washingtonville Senior High School
Aidan Emanuelson Distance/Mid-Distance – Easton, Conn. – Joel Barlow High School
Bryce Foster Hurdles/Jumps/Sprints – Manchester, N.H. – Manchester Memorial High School
Ella Grace Hurdles/Jumps/Sprints – Yardley, Pa. – Notre Dame High School
Isaiah Grupee Sprints – Norwood, Mass. – Norwood High School
Ravin Hood Throws – Lumberton, N.J. – Rancocas Valley High School
Lain Ireland Hurdles – Stratham, N.H. – Exter High School
Destinee Majett Throws – Brick Township, N.J. – Brick Township High School
Gulian Marconi Jumps/Sprints/Mid-Distance – Southampton, Mass. – Hampshire Regional High School
Mathias Nevin Distance – South Burlington, Vt. – South Burlington High School
Carly Odom Distance/Mid-Distance – Herndon, Va. – Oakton High School
Don Smalls III Jumps – Inwood, N.Y. - Lawerence High School
Jordan Spector Distance – Framingham, Mass. – Framingham High School
Riley Stevens Mid-Distance/Sprints – Milford, N.Y. – Milford Central School
Sophie Turner Jumps/Sprints – Kennebunk, Maine – Kennebunk High School
Alyssa Valentin Throws – Bloomfield, N.J. – Bloomfield High School
Jenascia Weir Sprints – Hartford, Conn. – Pathways Academy of Technology and Design
Elizabeth White Mid-Distance – Nashua, N.H. – Bishop Guertin High School
Listed below are the semifinal results and the pairings for the Region 1 finals in the NJSIAA/Rothman Orthopaedics wrestling state tournament following Saturday’s semifinal action at West Milford High School:Region 11061-Benjamin Marchetto, West Milford d. 5-...
Listed below are the semifinal results and the pairings for the Region 1 finals in the NJSIAA/Rothman Orthopaedics wrestling state tournament following Saturday’s semifinal action at West Milford High School:
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NEW MILFORD — A growing group of parents in the community has been very vocal in their insistence on the termination or resignation of School Superintendent Alisha DiCorpo....
NEW MILFORD — A growing group of parents in the community has been very vocal in their insistence on the termination or resignation of School Superintendent Alisha DiCorpo.
A petition posted Friday afternoon to one of New Milford’s Facebook pages, created by resident Brenden Farinha on Change.org called “Calling for the resignation or termination of superintendent DiCorpo,” had garnered 1,550 signatures as of Saturday.
The petition states that within the 18-month period since DiCorpo was hired in Feburary 2021, 10 members of the New Milford School District have left. The who have left include Director of Facilities Kevin Munrett, Information Technology Director Brandon Rush, Human Resouces Director Catherine Gabianelli, New Milford High School Principal Greg Shugrue and Schaghticoke Middle School Principal Chris Longo.
The latest staff member to resign is New Milford High School Principal Raymond Manka, who announced his news Friday, to go into effect June 30. Manka started his position in 2021.
In response to Manka’s announcement, students at New Milford High School are planning a possible walkout Monday around 9 a.m.
New Milford senior Taylor Balzi, 17, said students will be walking to the front of the school parking lot, on Route 7.
“We are going to be staying in the front parking lot and making signs to support Mr. Manka and everything that’s going on,” she said, adding that a group of students planned to meet *aturday evening to create posters to show their support of Manka.
Taylor, who has known Manka for 10 years, said he has “put so much into the school” and students like him very much.
“He has become like a parental figure in my life and I was so excited when he became principal of our school. When I found out that he was resigning, I just got so upset thinking of all the underclassmen coming up to the high school in the next couple of years are going to be missing out,” Taylor said. “He has constantly supported his students and made it a comforting and welcoming environment for them. And he honestly has changed all of our lives.”
She said Manka is someone students can go to if they “just need to smile.”
“He is just such an amazing person. Everyone loves him,” she added. “I know a lot of people are going to be walking out in supporting him.”
She said students will most likely wear green and white, the school’s colors.
Additionally, another group of students are organizing the sale of clothing that say “Bring Manka Back!”
The clothing page, which says, “help support principal Manka during these troubling times,” also links to the petition.
The start and end dates of former staff members in the district are stated within the Board of Education meeting minutes, which can be found on newmilfordps.org.
Manka, who became principal in June 2021, did not indicate in his resignation announcement if he has taken on a new position and didn’t comment as to the circumstances surrounding his resignation when reached by Hearst Connecticut Media.
In response to Manka’s resignation, DiCorpo wrote she “respects his decision” in an email Friday evening.
“I wish him the best,” she added.
When asked about the petition, she said she had no comment.
New Milford Board of Education Chairman Wendy Faulenbach said staff additions and staff turnover are part of every month’s board meeting.
“It is not unique to New Milford to have staff come and go,” she said.
Faulenbach additionally said the board is aware of the petition that has been circulated, “and the fact that it reflects the sentiment of a large segment of the community. We recognize the concerns that have been expressed.”
However, she said that as much as she and other board members would like to comment on this issue, the board has to respect the “legal protocols that require us to refrain from addressing specific personal matters while they are pending.”
Farinha, caregiver of a child in the New Milford Public School District, said he’s very concerned about the turnover — which he said is what prompted him to create the petition.
“After the difficulties we have experienced during COVID, and so many leadership positions leaving, how can our community expect to recover and see change in our education system and kids?” Farinha said. “We as a community need to come together to support our education system and support our kids and our educators who are trying to do good in our town.”
NEW MILFORD, N.J. -- Bergen County homeowners and officials are demanding answers from a water company after major flooding last week in New Milford.Some say the company could do more to mitigate flooding in the area, CBS2's Kiran Dhillon reported Monday.Andrew Tinker is fed up. His basement was underwater and his family was one o...
NEW MILFORD, N.J. -- Bergen County homeowners and officials are demanding answers from a water company after major flooding last week in New Milford.
Some say the company could do more to mitigate flooding in the area, CBS2's Kiran Dhillon reported Monday.
Andrew Tinker is fed up. His basement was underwater and his family was one of many who had to be rescued. He said it was the fifth time in 20 years that his home flooded.
"It's extremely inconvenient because I have a lot of stuff going on. I got no hot water now, no heat. So that's a challenge," Tinker said. "I'm frustrated, angry. What am I still doing here?"
Streets were submerged in waist-deep water and first responders used boats to reach people who were trapped in their homes.
Heavy rain that started Thursday night overwhelmed the Oradell Reservoir. The run-off swamped the Hackensack River, which crested Friday.
Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco said the water company that controls the reservoir, Suez, did not inform local officials in time that flooding was possible so they, in turn, could urge residents to prepare.
"They know what's going to happen, right? They know what they're gonna do," Tedesco said. "Well why not tell us?"
Tedesco wants the company to commit to helping local officials mitigate flooding in the Hackensack River watershed area.
Suez executives said they're happy to meet, but they claim the company did notify local officials.
"We notified within probably a two-week timeframe that our reservoirs were full, so that any possibility of a storm of the magnitude that hit Thursday certainly could have caused that kind of flooding," said Rich Henning, a Suez spokesperson.
According to Suez, one solution to the area's flooding problem is a state program that purchases homes in the flood-prone area and knocks them down. But homeowners like Tinker say giving up their properties shouldn't be the only option.
"Somebody's gotta do something," Tinker said. "They should do it in a way where everybody can be saved."
Tinker wants officials to create a plan to help residents now, so he can stay in the home he loves and doesn't have to worry every time it rains.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection sent the following statement:
The Oradell Reservoir serves as a water supply reservoir. The dam was not built for flood control purposes. The dam functioned as designed during the storm that dropped up to 3.5 inches of rain April 6-7 across a watershed encompassing some 113 square miles. During the recent storm, Veolia Water operated the spillway and associated spillway gates in accordance with an operations plan designed to ensure the dam's safe operation.