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 North Arlington, 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 North Arlington, 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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A man who lit up highlight reels for nine NFL seasons lit up faces in North Arlington this week.Former Pro Bowl returner Dante Hall made a surprise visit to North Arlington football practice on Tuesday to address players and share tips of the trade. The former Chiefs and Rams star still ranks in the top 10 in league history in both punt return touchdowns and kick return touchdowns.North Arlington coach Joe Borkowski was able to set up the meeting through a mutual friend of Hall, who now lives in New Jersey....
A man who lit up highlight reels for nine NFL seasons lit up faces in North Arlington this week.
Former Pro Bowl returner Dante Hall made a surprise visit to North Arlington football practice on Tuesday to address players and share tips of the trade. The former Chiefs and Rams star still ranks in the top 10 in league history in both punt return touchdowns and kick return touchdowns.
North Arlington coach Joe Borkowski was able to set up the meeting through a mutual friend of Hall, who now lives in New Jersey.
While it's been 15 years since Hall danced past pro gunners, Borkowski described his guest with three words any high school player could relate to: Madden cheat code.
"Once I started introducing him, I saw some eyes light up a bit," Borkowski said. "Our first water break, I saw a bunch of them go to their phones and YouTube. I had to yell at them to put their phones away and check it out later. They were star-struck. The coaches were just as star-struck as the kids because my staff is all between the ages of 26 and 35. That's our wheelhouse."
North Arlington moved around the schedule of training camp to accomodate Hall's expertise. Hall worked with some of the team's returners at the start of practice, then hung around for offensive drills and provided feedback.
The meeting broke up the monotony of the summer for the Vikings, who are getting ready to face Fort Lee in the preseason opener on Saturday.
"Camp is hard," Borkowski said. "We're in camp and going against the same kids and the same color all the time. Having Dante there gave us some juice and some energy for the start of practice. We noticed a little extra pop. They were trying to impress him."
Borkowski joked that the meeting was a little bittersweet since he and his dad are long-suffering Charger fans. They watched as division rivals in 2003 when Hall set an NFL record by scoring on a return in four straight games.
Hall's ability to change direction and flip field position earned him the nicknames the X-factor and the Human Joystick. Borkowski hopes that success will serve as an inspiration for the Vikings who are coming off a 5-4 season.
"You can impact the game regardless of your role," Borkowski said. "It doesn't matter if you're the freshman water-boy or playing special teams or the team captain that doesn't come off the field and scores touchdowns. Everyone has a role here. He made a living off it."
BELLEVILLE/NORTH ARLINGTON – There’s good news for Belleville and North Arlington commuters who would have otherwise been stranded as DeCamp Bus Lines halts its NYC commuter bus services on Friday, April 7.NJ Transit, at the urging of Belleville Mayor Michael Melham, North Arlington Mayor Daniel Pronti and officials in nearby municipalities, is modifying four existing commuter bus routes in northern New Jersey to accommodate former DeCamp riders.Beginning Monday, April 10, NJ Transit’s 199D line will now provi...
BELLEVILLE/NORTH ARLINGTON – There’s good news for Belleville and North Arlington commuters who would have otherwise been stranded as DeCamp Bus Lines halts its NYC commuter bus services on Friday, April 7.
NJ Transit, at the urging of Belleville Mayor Michael Melham, North Arlington Mayor Daniel Pronti and officials in nearby municipalities, is modifying four existing commuter bus routes in northern New Jersey to accommodate former DeCamp riders.
Beginning Monday, April 10, NJ Transit’s 199D line will now provide alternative service for DeCamp’s Route 44 customers in Belleville, North Arlington, Newark and Lyndhurst to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, departing NYC at Gate 208.
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Former DeCamp Route 44 customers will be able to get on and off the NJ Transit bus headed to New York City at Union Avenue and Mill Street in Belleville. In North Arlington, commuters can get on and off at Ridge Road and Garden Terrace.
Restoring service has been a priority for Melham and Pronti, who joined on conference calls with other area mayors, as well as county and state officials, to identify quick solutions.
“It was evident that this was going to create a hardship for residents who had come to rely on this bus route to get them to and from New York for their work or to see loved ones,” Melham said. “Thankfully, our concerns were heard and some service was restored.”
Pronti wrote a letter to Gov. Phil Murphy, expressing his concerns.
He wrote: “Many of our North Arlington residents depend on the existing DeCamp Bus service into and back from Manhattan. We hope that our state representatives, as well as NJ Transit, find a solution and take over the DeCamp routes so our residents do not suffer any long term financial losses due to these unanticipated changes.”
Melham and Pronti are advocating for additional, permanent transportation options, as the interim NJ Transit plan only includes weekday peak periods for the four modified bus routes.
According to NJ Transit, the plan will accommodate approximately 85% of current weekday DeCamp customers. The remaining customers can access existing bus, rail and light rail service, as well as local municipal bus shuttles, the agency states.
“It is important to note that this emergency service plan will only include weekday peak periods for the four modified bus routes and will not duplicate the current DeCamp routes in their entirety, though the variants will mirror many portions of the current routes,” says Jim Smith, NJ Transit’s Chief Communication Officer.
“During weekends and off-peak weekdays, customers are advised to utilize existing NJ Transit services. NJ Transit will continually monitor ridership demand, and will be able to make adjustments in June if warranted and as resources allow.”
NORTH ARLINGTON, NJ – Due to a quirk in the NJIC Week 6 crossover schedule, Wood-Ridge played North Arlington for the second time in three weeks on Friday, this time in North Arlington. The result was pretty much the same though, a 38-14 victory over the Vikings. Wood-Ridge improves it record to 4-3 on the season with the win.Read: ...
NORTH ARLINGTON, NJ – Due to a quirk in the NJIC Week 6 crossover schedule, Wood-Ridge played North Arlington for the second time in three weeks on Friday, this time in North Arlington. The result was pretty much the same though, a 38-14 victory over the Vikings. Wood-Ridge improves it record to 4-3 on the season with the win.
The Blue Devils got the ball to open the game, driving for 14 plays and chewing 9:05 seconds off the clock. They knocked on the door of the end zone, but ultimately got stopped at the 5-yard line, forcing a successful field goal try by Kledji Elezaj to go up 3-0 in the first quarter.
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North Arlington responded to open up the second quarter, going up 7-3 following a 24-yard touchdown run by Sean McGeehan with a successful extra point by Felipe Carvalho (his first of two on the day.)
The Viking defense went on to force a three-and-out, but Wood-Ridge would get the ball back in two plays as Jimmy Masucci intercepted McGeehan who threw the ball away under pressure.
Wood-Ridge's Antonio Loyola would cap off a short 36-yard drive with a touchdown from a yard out, going up 10-3 following the extra point by Elezaj (his first of five on the day) with 7:24 in the half remaining.
Following two three-and-outs by the Blue Devil defense, Wood-Ridge received the ball with 2:31 in the half, taking possession from their own 48 after a punt return for a touchdown by Loyola was called back for holding. Masucci would ultimately connect with receiver Jaydin Punt from 8-yards out in the corner of the end zone for the score, going up 17-7 with 15.5 seconds remaining.
The Blue Devils went on to force another three-and-out to open the half, immediately capitalizing with a 33-yard touchdown pass over the middle from Masucci to Punt to go up 24-7 on the first play of the drive. This would be Punt’s second score of the game.
The Vikings responded to cut the lead to 10 on the next drive as McGeehan hit Ian Crudele on a rollout pass from 7-yards out, making the score 24-14 with 4:53 in the third quarter. This scoring was set up by a big 44-yard pass play from McGeehan to Crudele.
At 8:19 in the 4th quarter, the Blue Devils took advantage of a short punt, fielding the ball at the opponent 18-yard line and scoring on the first play of the drive from a handoff up the middle to Loyola, making the scoring 31-14 with 8:19 to play.
After forcing a turnover on downs, the Blue Devils found the end zone one more time, adding insurance points with Masucci running the ball in from 21-yards out, making the final score 38-14.
|WR- Elijaz 22 yard field goal|
|NA - McGeehan 24 yard run (Carvalho kick(|
|WR - Loyola 1 run (Elezaj kick)|
|WR- Masucci 8 yard pass to Punt (Elezaj kick)|
|WR - Masucci 33 yard pass to Punt (Elezaj kick)|
|NA - McGeehan 7 yard pass to Crudele (Carvalho kick)|
|WR- Loyola 18 yard run (Elezaj kick)|
|WR -Masucci 21 yard run (Elezaj kick)|
WOOD-RIDGE, NJ – Wood-Ridge defeated North Arlington, 26-7, in a New Jersey Interscholastic Conference non-divisional game, Friday night at Donna Ricker Memorial Field in Wood-Ridge. The Blue Devils improve to 3-2 on the season.After a scoreless first quarter, Wood-Ridge got on the board to open the second. Quarterback Jimmy Masucci was able to set the team up in enemy territory on a draw play, running for 53 yards to the 27-yard line. Antonio Loyola also took a screen pass to the 2-yard line following a 23-yard burst. Loyola ca...
WOOD-RIDGE, NJ – Wood-Ridge defeated North Arlington, 26-7, in a New Jersey Interscholastic Conference non-divisional game, Friday night at Donna Ricker Memorial Field in Wood-Ridge. The Blue Devils improve to 3-2 on the season.
After a scoreless first quarter, Wood-Ridge got on the board to open the second. Quarterback Jimmy Masucci was able to set the team up in enemy territory on a draw play, running for 53 yards to the 27-yard line. Antonio Loyola also took a screen pass to the 2-yard line following a 23-yard burst. Loyola capped off the drive with a touchdown run up the middle from 2 yards out. Vladimir Schultz, who took over kicking duties for Kledji Elezaj, did not convert the first extra point following a bad snap.
The Blue Devil defense went on to force a three-and-out and a fumble, recovered by Michael Marchitelli on the next two North Arlington possessions.
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The Wood-Ridge offense capitalized on the fumble, taking possession at the opponent’s 17-yard line. Masucci scored from the 1-yard line on a quarterback draw. Loyola converted the 2-point try to go up 14-0 with 5:36 remaining in the half.
Wood-Ridge forced another three-and-out, taking possession near midfield at their own 41-yard line with 4:23 to play in the half. Masucci scored on a 2-yard quarterback draw play with 23 seconds remaining. The 2-point conversion attempt was not converted, keeping the score at 20-0.
North Arlington opened the second half with a big defensive stand to gain some momentum as Nate Smith intercepted Masucci on the very first play. Quarterback Sean McGeehan would cap off a 15 play drive, running for a 13-yard touchdown to get his team on the board. With the extra point from Felipe Carvalho, the Vikings cut the lead to 13 with a 20-7 score.
The Viking defense forced two three-and-outs on the ensuing Wood-Ridge possessions. Just before the end of the third quarter, McGeehan connected with receiver Ian Crudele while under pressure for a gain of 30 yards to bring the ball to the Wood-Ridge 35-yard line. North Arlington marched as deep as the 5-yard line, but their comeback hopes were stopped by a holding call which erased a touchdown by McGeehan. Loyola intercepted McGeehan just two plays later, returning the ball for a touchdown with 5:48 remaining in the game. The 2-point conversion was unsuccessful, making the final score 26-7.
Benjamin Lopez intercepted McGeehan on North Arlington’s last possession, allowing Wood-Ridge to run out the clock
|WR- Antonio Loyola 2 run ( kick failed|
|WR- Jimmy Masucci 1 yard run (Loyola run)|
|WR- Masucci 2 run (run failed|
|NA - Sean McGeehan 13 yard run (Felipe Carvalho kick)|
|WR- Loyola interception return (run failed)|
HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Despite miserable wet conditions, Hasbrouck Heights offense was efficient, scoring on four of its first five possessions, en route to 35-0 victory over North Arlington in a North Jersey Interscholastic Conference Meadowlands Division game on Friday evening.The Aviators got on the board during the first possession of the game, capping off a 10 play drive with a 3-yard touchdown run by Jake Summers. The extra point by George Kouletas was converted, his first of five on the day, giving Hasbrouck Heights an early 7...
HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Despite miserable wet conditions, Hasbrouck Heights offense was efficient, scoring on four of its first five possessions, en route to 35-0 victory over North Arlington in a North Jersey Interscholastic Conference Meadowlands Division game on Friday evening.
The Aviators got on the board during the first possession of the game, capping off a 10 play drive with a 3-yard touchdown run by Jake Summers. The extra point by George Kouletas was converted, his first of five on the day, giving Hasbrouck Heights an early 7-0 lead with 7:39 to play in the first quarter.
Summers found the end zone again on the next possession on a drive that began from their own 16, punching it in from 4-yards out for the score, extending the lead to two touchdowns with 10:58 in the half. This scoring drive was set up by deep pass over the middle from Billings to Joey Formisano, picking up a 36 yard gain to the opponent 18.
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The Aviator defense went on to force two straight three-and-outs, capitalizing with seven points after the second three-and-out, as Billings connected with Evan Werner on a rollout pass for a 29-yard catch-and-run, bringing the score to 21-0 with a little over 2 minutes remaining in the half.
The Hasbrouck Heights defense forced their third three-and-out of the half, getting the ball back with 1:35 before the break. Following a short punt from North Arlington, the Aviators got possession at the opponent’s 27-yard line. Summers would find the end zone for his third touchdown on the day, taking a pass from Billings from 8-yards out, bringing the score to 28-0 with just seconds before the end of the half.
Cornerback Anthony Cummings stopped North Arlington’s opening second half drive, intercepting Sean McGeehan who threw the ball downfield while under pressure.
Billings connected with Werner for Hasbrouck Height’s last touchdown of the game on the ensuing drive, taking it in from 10-yards out on a rollout pass with 2:32 remaining in the third quarter, making the final score 35-0.
Hasbrouck Heights awaits the results of tomorrow's games to determine who they will play in the Week Six crossover games. The game will be Friday night at Depken Field.
|HH- Jake Summers 3 yard run (Kouletas kick)|
|HH- Summers 4 yard run (Kouletas kick)|
|HH- Frank Billings 29 yard pass to Evan Werner (Kouletas)|
|HH- Billings 7 yard pass to Summers (Kouletas kick)|
|HH- Billing 10 yard pass to Werner (Kouletas kick)|