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 Sarasota, FL, 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 Sarasota, FL, 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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SARASOTA, Fla. - The state of Florida has issued a mosquito alert after confirming four cases of malaria in Sarasota County. Health officials said the cases were transmitted locally – something that hasn't happened in the U.S. in 20 years.The Department of Health is also looking into a fifth potential case. So far, the cases are clustered within northern Sarasota County, but officials are advising everyone in Florida to avoid mosq...
SARASOTA, Fla. - The state of Florida has issued a mosquito alert after confirming four cases of malaria in Sarasota County. Health officials said the cases were transmitted locally – something that hasn't happened in the U.S. in 20 years.
The Department of Health is also looking into a fifth potential case. So far, the cases are clustered within northern Sarasota County, but officials are advising everyone in Florida to avoid mosquitoes.
Dr. Manuel Gordillo, who is an epidemiologist, said Sarasota can usually see one to two cases of malaria per year, because of people traveling to "endemic areas."
"What is unique about this one is that they don’t have any history of travel," said Dr. Gordillo.
The four cases reported so far have come from the Kensington area and DeSoto Acres in North Sarasota County. Dr. Gordillo said the cases were transmitted locally, which is something that hasn’t happened in Sarasota since the 1950s.
Florida's last locally transmitted cases were in Palm Beach County 20 years ago.
Dr. Gordillo said it feels a lot like a flu that lingers.
"Fever would be a big indicator. The fever can be accommodated by other symptoms, such as headaches, and body aches kind of like a flu-like illness, but unlike the flu, it doesn’t go away. It persists," he told FOX 13.
Sarasota County Mosquito Management is focusing on spraying for mosquitoes in North Sarasota County by truck and air.
"We’ve literally put our field crews throughout these areas looking for every permanent body of water," said Wade Brennan, the manager of Sarasota County Mosquito Management. "That’s where we are really targeting - permanent bodies of water, wood lots, swamps that’s what this mosquito loves."
They’ve also sent 100 mosquitos they’ve collected to the CDC for testing. Brennan said the last mosquitoes they collected, which tested positive for malaria were back on June 5.
"They tested quite a few of them, and we’ve had three come back positive. All of those three are from the same exact wood lot," said Brennan.
The mosquitoes carrying the malaria parasite have a short flight range, only about a mile to a mile and a half. They’re out from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., meaning repellent and dressing in long sleeves and pants is vital.
"We need everyone to take personal protection to avoid any kind of mosquito bites whatsoever," said Brennan.
United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) has broken ground on a new distribution center situated just north of Sarasota, Florida.Providence, Rhode Island-based UNFI said Thursday the 1 million-square-foot facility will replace an aging 734,000-square-foot DC in Sarasota while bringing the latest warehouse technology. The distributor is working with JLL, Broadstone Net Lease, Sansone Group and ARCO Design/Build on the new DC’s construction, expected to be completed in September 2024.UNFI noted that the upcoming DC will feature aut...
United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) has broken ground on a new distribution center situated just north of Sarasota, Florida.
Providence, Rhode Island-based UNFI said Thursday the 1 million-square-foot facility will replace an aging 734,000-square-foot DC in Sarasota while bringing the latest warehouse technology. The distributor is working with JLL, Broadstone Net Lease, Sansone Group and ARCO Design/Build on the new DC’s construction, expected to be completed in September 2024.
UNFI noted that the upcoming DC will feature automation and other technologies to improve selecting, packing and loading functions. For example, KNAPP repack automation stands to raise service levels to customers and reduce the cost to fill orders, the company said.
The new DC site is located in the SRQ Logistics Center, a 300-acre, master-planned business park adjacent to Sarasota’s International Airport as well as Interstate 75 and U.S.-301. UNFI added that the fully air-conditioned warehouse will leverage natural daylighting concepts, dimmable lighting and a full-building water filtration system plus offer workforce-friendly amenities.
“Distribution is our core business, so when we build a new distribution center, we want to incorporate as much automation and technology as possible to improve our ability to service our customers while simultaneously lowering our costs to do so,” UNFI Chief Operating Officer Erin Horvath said in a statement. “We are also very excited about providing a working environment designed around the needs of both our customers and our associates.”
Other UNFI DCs in Florida include facilities in Pompano Beach (779,000 square feet), and Quincy (758,000 square feet).
North America’s largest publicly traded grocery distributor, UNFI operates 56 distribution centers and supplies more than 30,000 retailers in the United States and Canada, including natural product superstores, independent retailers, conventional supermarket chains, e-commerce retailers and foodservice providers.
At the end of March, UNFI unveiled plans for a new 1.3 million-square-foot DC in Manchester, Pennsylvania. The temperature-controlled facility, which will support the distributor’s growing Mid-Atlantic customer base, is slated to be built over 15 months.
Two other distribution centers became operational in 2022, including a 125,000-square-foot refrigerated DC in Londonderry, New Hampshire, and a 1.3 million-square-foot facility in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to serve the surrounding area.
Just before announcing the upcoming Manchester facility, UNFI said it also plans to deploy new Symbotic robotics and automation software at its 1.15 million-square-foot DC in Centralia, Washington. The facility will be the first to get Symbotic’s automation, which provides robotic case-pick capabilities, under a deal announced in September that calls for the platform to deploy to five UNFI distribution centers over a four-year period.
Sarasota Herald-TribuneThe National Weather Service office in Ruskin said in its Sunday afternoon briefing that Tropical Storm Idalia is expected to become a strong Category 1 hurricane, with sustained winds of about 90 mph, in the eastern Gulf of Mexico early this week....
The National Weather Service office in Ruskin said in its Sunday afternoon briefing that Tropical Storm Idalia is expected to become a strong Category 1 hurricane, with sustained winds of about 90 mph, in the eastern Gulf of Mexico early this week.
Sarasota and Manatee counties were just outside the forecast cone for the system's projected potential path, but the region was still forecast to see impacts from it. The highest winds are on the eastern side of the system, and rainfall of 3 to 6 inches − with isolated areas of up to 10 inches − are forecast.
On Sunday afternoon, the National Hurricane Center posted a Storm Surge Watch for the Gulf coast of Floridafrom Chokoloskee to Indian Pass, including Tampa Bay.
A Hurricane Watch was issued for the Gulf coast from Englewood to Indian Pass, including Tampa Bay.
A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the Gulf coast south of Englewood to Chokoloskee, and for the Dry Tortugas.
Forecasters said the depression reached tropical storm status late Sunday morning and is expected to become a Hurricane Idalia early Tuesday as it heads toward an expected landfall between Panama City and Tampa Bay, with the center of the cone in north Florida, potentially near the Big Bend area of the Panhandle, late Tuesday night or Wednesday.
Tropical Storm Idalia was about 540 southwest of Tampa Bay Sunday night. A slow, possiblyerratic, motion is expected overnight. A generally northward to north-northeastward motion at an increasing forward speed is expected on Monday and Tuesday. On the forecast track, the centerwill move over the eastern Gulf of Mexico on Monday and Tuesday, and approach the northeast Gulf coast late Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds were near 40 mph with higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center.
Storm winds were forecast to arrive Tuesday night or Wednesday.
Manatee County is forecast to have a 79% chance of tropical storm-force winds, with the earliest arrival time expected at 2 a.m. Tuesday and the most likely arrival time at noon Tuesday.
For Sarasota, the probability is 71% chance, with the earliest arrival time at 1 a.m. Tuesday and the most likely arrival time at noon Tuesday.
The probably for tropical storm winds for Sarasota and Manatee counties had increased with the update Sunday night, with an earlier arrival time.
Forecasters said there is a potential coastal storm surge of 3 to 5 feet above ground level in the Tampa Bay area, including Manatee County, and 7 to 11 feet farther north, with 2 to 4 feet in Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee counties on Wednesday.
Forecasters said the "potential for significant storm surge and wind damage" had increased compared with what was expected a day earlier.
Flooding rain is possible Monday night into Wednesday. Heavy rain of 6 or more inches is possible along the coast, with less as you go inland, forecasters said.
The chance of rain flooding streets near the coast increases with high tide.
Drought conditions that have affected coastal Sarasota-Manatee and low river levels "will initially help absorb the rain," the forecast said. "The system should be moving fast so the rain will not have time to pile up like we saw in Hurricane Ian."
The rain could bring some relief from a drought that has left Sarasota-Manatee short of the normal amount of rainfall for the year by 18 inches.
Tropical Storm Idalia remained 500 miles southwest of Tampa Bay early Sunday afternoon but intensification is expected.
The main threat of tornadoes will be along the coast as rotating bands from the storm move onshore. The Sarasota-Manatee area was in a zone where the threat of severe weather was expected to be marginal on Tuesday.
Fall is finally here, and that means many of the best seafood restaurants in Sarasota and Bradenton will soon be serving stone crab, with Florida's harvest season running from Oct. 15 through May 1. But even before stone crab season begins, you can already enjoy plenty of other fresh a...
Fall is finally here, and that means many of the best seafood restaurants in Sarasota and Bradenton will soon be serving stone crab, with Florida's harvest season running from Oct. 15 through May 1. But even before stone crab season begins, you can already enjoy plenty of other fresh and delicious seafood options on local menus.
Several of those places were featured in Southern Living magazine's article that ranks "The 15 Best Seafood Dives In Florida." Now, I would not call any of the three Sarasota-Manatee establishments "dives," but they are all charmingly funky and not the kind of restaurants that require you to dress up so you can dine off their white tablecloths.
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1601 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota; 941-388-4311; theoldsaltydog.com/city-island
While the Old Salty Dog's original location is in Siesta Key Village, and their newest one occupies a waterfront spot on the island of Venice, Southern Living chose to spotlight the Old Salty Dog found on Sarasota's City Island, overlooking the New Pass Inlet next to boat retailer MarineMax. It's also my favorite Old Salty Dog for its views, food, and adult beverages. The menu features everything from excellent wings (get the ones with Old Bay hot sauce) to standout seafood dishes like the fresh grouper or fish 'n' chips made with haddock.
However, the most famous food item remains the Salty Dog. It’s a quarter-pound hot dog made by another Sarasota institution, Geier’s Sausage Kitchen, dipped in batter and fried to a golden brown. Feeling adventurous? Try the “fully loaded” hot dog Adam Richman devoured during an episode of his old hit show on Travel Channel. Southern Living ranked Old Salty Dog No. 7 on their list and recommended the mahi-mahi or grouper sandwich.
5353 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; 941-925-4444; creekseafood.com
Founded in 1978 and located about four miles south of downtown Sarasota on its namesake waterway, Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar serves seafood in an Old Florida setting with lots of deck seating, in addition to the indoor dining room and expansive bar. Open daily for lunch and dinner, popular menu items include the signature combo pots as well as the fried or baked seafood platters. Of course, oysters on the half shell, paired with a cold beer or tropical cocktail, is another favorite combo.
Southern Living ranked Phillippi Creek No. 8 and noted "you could sit for hours at one of the picnic tables, feasting on a steamed combo pot."
12306 46th Ave. W., Cortez; 941-794-1243; starfishcompany.com
An Old Florida gem located on north Sarasota Bay in the commercial fishing village of Cortez, Star Fish Company places diners at wooden picnic tables overlooking the docks. Here, you can enjoy an amazing meal while watching commercial fishing boats return to A.P. Bell Seafood Distributor next door. Established in 1940, A.P. Bell supplies fresh seafood to Star Fish and various other local, as well as international, restaurants and businesses. It’s run by Karen Bell, who opened Star Fish in the ’90s and and is also co-owner of Tide Tables, which is nearby on the water and also excels at seafood.
Probably the best way to experience Star Fish for the first time is to order the combination platter “highliner,” which includes shrimp, oysters, sea scallops and grouper. It also comes with their outstanding Southern sides: cheese grits, slaw and hush puppies. In addition, consider the blackened mullet. Cortez has been called “the town that mullet built,” and I have yet to find a restaurant anywhere that cooks and prepares that gloriously fatty fish plucked from local waters better than the folks at Star Fish.
Southern Living ranked Star Fish at No. 12 and recommended, "Go for anything made with grouper, and order a side of cheese grits or hush puppies." They also reminded readers that Star Fish is cash-only; however, there is an ATM right by the window where you place your order.
Wade Tatangelo is Ticket Editor for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, and Florida Regional Dining and Entertainment Editor for the USA TODAY Network. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. He can be reached by email at [email protected]. Support local journalism by subscribing.??????
Sarasota and Manatee County beachgoers could find themselves coughing and sneezing this weekend from respiratory irritation caused by an intense red tide bloom.The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science issued an advisory at 9 a.m. Friday warning that Sarasota and Manatee are among a handful of Southwest Florida counties with moderate or high risk of respiratory irritation over the next 36 hours. Charlotte, Collier, Lee, Pinellas and Monroe counties are also under advisory....
Sarasota and Manatee County beachgoers could find themselves coughing and sneezing this weekend from respiratory irritation caused by an intense red tide bloom.
The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science issued an advisory at 9 a.m. Friday warning that Sarasota and Manatee are among a handful of Southwest Florida counties with moderate or high risk of respiratory irritation over the next 36 hours. Charlotte, Collier, Lee, Pinellas and Monroe counties are also under advisory.
The red tide bloom first took hold in Southwest Florida in late October and has lingered at various intensities. Conditions showed signs of improvement earlier this month, but samples published by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission this week show that red tide has worsened significantly.
Florida red tide map:Current status
S.W. beach water quality map:See test results for your favorite beach
Respiratory irritation:Check the beach forecast
The highest levels of red tide were measured from as far north as Nokomis Beach in Sarasota County down to the Naples Pier in Collier, according to the FWC. The bloom spans an even larger area, with medium levels of red tide measured from as far north as Treasure Island Beach in Pinellas County to Marco Island in Collier.
Respiratory irritation can already be experienced at Sarasota and Manatee county beaches, but high winds are expected to help blow irritants toward shore. The most intense forecasts start Friday afternoon and last until late Friday evening or early Saturday morning, according to the NCCOS.
Southern Sarasota County beaches such as Nokomis Beach, Brohard Beach, Caspersen Beach and Englewood Beach are at high risk of respiratory irritation starting Friday afternoon and lasting until the late evening hours. Venice Beach and Manasota Beach are forecast for moderate risk.
North Sarasota County beaches like Lido Beach, South Lido Park and Siesta Beach are forecast for moderate risk of respiratory irritation.
Anna Maria Island beaches are also forecast for moderate risk of respiratory irritation from early Friday afternoon until the early hours of Saturday morning.