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 Oakland, 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 Oakland, 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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By TOM CANAVANEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Detroit Lions and New York Giants have been hanging out in the same neighborhood of the NFL for the past seven years, at least in terms of the standings.Neither team has made the playoffs since 2016. The Giants were 4-13 last season, while the Lions were 3-13-1.When the teams meet on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, fans are going to notice a difference. The Giants are 7-2 under first-year coach Brian Daboll and closing in on the playoffs. The Lions are a deceptive 3-6 under...
By TOM CANAVAN
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Detroit Lions and New York Giants have been hanging out in the same neighborhood of the NFL for the past seven years, at least in terms of the standings.
Neither team has made the playoffs since 2016. The Giants were 4-13 last season, while the Lions were 3-13-1.
When the teams meet on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, fans are going to notice a difference. The Giants are 7-2 under first-year coach Brian Daboll and closing in on the playoffs. The Lions are a deceptive 3-6 under second-year coach Dan Campbell.
Both teams are making progress. The Giants have done more, but the Lions are not that far off. They have won two in a row, and four of their losses have been by four points or less.
“They are at a point right now where they haven’t been able to win the close games and we’ve been able to,” Giants safety Julian Love said. “We know that this team is a good team and we can’t take them for granted on what their record is because they are a tougher team than what their record shows.”
The Giants simply find ways to win. Five of their seven victories have been by six points or fewer and the other two were by eight-point margins.
Campbell is confident the Lions are on the right track.
“I know how close we are, so winning helps everything and that gives everybody a pep in their step,” he said. “You’re able to recover just a little bit sooner, getting ready for the next opponent. But I’m not — nothing that we’ve done has surprised me to this point over these last two weeks. We’ve made more plays than the opponent to win the game and we didn’t do things that ultimately cost us the game.”
Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is having a career year. The fourth-year quarterback is 156 of 237 for 1,596 yards, eight touchdowns and two interceptions, the last one in Game 3. He has also run for three TDs and 387 yards, the second-highest rushing total on the team behind NFL leader Saquon Barkley’s 931.
The Lions attempted to address a weakness at receiver in the offseason, signing D.J. Chark to a $10 million, one-year contract and trading up to draft Alabama’s Jameson Williams at No. 12 overall. Chark returned to practice Wednesday, starting a comeback from an ankle injury that has kept him out of the lineup for nearly two months. Jameson isn’t expected to make his debut until next month, returning from a knee injury in college football’s championship game. Chark and third-year pro Quintez Cephus are on injured reserve. Josh Reynolds has missed two straight games with a back ailment and standout Amon-Ra St. Brown missed two games earlier this season with injuries.
Still, Detroit has made plays in the passing game with players such as Kalif Raymond and Tom Kennedy taking advantage of opportunities they would not have had if the team’s top receivers were healthy.
The Giants had 47 rushing plays and gained 191 yards in last week’s win over the Houston Texans, who have the NFL’s worst run defense.
Don’t be surprised if they roll out the same package against the Lions. Detroit has the second-worst run defense, allowing 160.9 yards.
New York employed a hurry-up offense most of the game, and it used a jumbo package in third-and-short situations, bringing in three extra linemen: Nick Gates, Matt Peart and Jack Anderson.
Barkley had a career-high 35 carries for 152 yards and a TD.
Detroit is coming off its first road win in two seasons under Campbell, and its first two-game winning streak. Campbell insisted he never lost confidence in himself or the team during a five-game losing streak this season that dropped him to 4-19-1 with the Lions.
Daboll isn’t surprised. He interviewed Campbell for a job in Miami in 2011 at the request of then-coach Tony Sparano, and the first impression was great.
“He’s slamming chairs on the ground and hitting walls and going through all these drills,” Daboll recalled. “You guys know him: He’s a fantastic person, great family. It was an entertaining interview.”
Campbell got the job, showed up for work at 5:30 a.m. and went to the gym.
When the Giants signed former Lions WR Kenny Golladay to a four-year, $72 million contract in the spring of 2019, they were expecting big things.
This would be the 29-year-old’s first game against his former teammates. It will be interesting to see if he plays. He has two catches for 22 yards and no touchdowns this season, and 39 overall and no TDs as a Giant.
Golladay was benched in the second half last week. He was listed on the injury report with a hamstring problem.
AP Sports Writer Larry Lage contributed to this report.
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As you know I generally support what would be considered "User Fees."If you are the one using the product, service or location, the burden for funding should be placed at least partially on you.That doesn't mean people should pay through the nose to spend a few hours enjoying the beach and the ocean.It does mean that the cost of lifeguards, beach and boardwalk maintenance, additional policing, restrooms and trash collection.The question isn't whether the money needs to be collected and spent, the questio...
As you know I generally support what would be considered "User Fees."
If you are the one using the product, service or location, the burden for funding should be placed at least partially on you.
That doesn't mean people should pay through the nose to spend a few hours enjoying the beach and the ocean.
It does mean that the cost of lifeguards, beach and boardwalk maintenance, additional policing, restrooms and trash collection.
The question isn't whether the money needs to be collected and spent, the question is who should bear the brunt of the cost.
Without beach tags, the local homeowners and retailers are paying the taxes to offset the cost.
Meanwhile thousands will use the beach while locals bear the cost to keep the beach maintained.
Doesn't seem fair does it?
In places like Florida there is a year-round tourist season where travelers are paying taxes through their hotel rentals and there is no doubt that it helps offset the cost of the beaches.
In places like the Outer banks, I don't recall all of the beaches having any maintenance at all, let alone lifeguards.
In Jersey, there's a life guard every few blocks, the beaches are raked and trash is collected daily.
That costs money! If there's a better idea than the tag to offset the local taxpayer burden, I'm all ears!
In the meantime, a good friend of mine had an idea to address the issue of people living at one beach and traveling to see friends at a nearby spot.
You shouldn't have to buy additional tags just to get to the beach to meet friends for a few minutes.
The idea is a universal tag that would be accepted across NJ shore towns.
The state would sell the tag online through an app and it would be a scanned QR code.
Towns would opt in and collect a fee from the state for each tag sold.
The money collected through the tag would be used to offset local costs of maintaining the beaches.
It's a great way to market the Jersey Shore across the Delaware and the Hudson.
The increase in beach tourism would be a boon for local retailers and restaurants who rely on a very short season to make up their year.
That in turn would contribute to tax revenue for the state and local communities.
It's a simple but effective idea.
The Department of State in NJ runs the Tourism and Travel division which would be responsible for the implementation.
Common sense, practical ideas are what the state has been lacking for decades.
It's time to focus on responsible, effective government that will increase economic activity, make life a little easier and affordable and deliver services to the people footing the bills.
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4 minute readOAKLAND — A 10-year dispute among 1,645 homeowners about their obligations to a 74-year-old lake association agreement under which their homes were built may finally be decided by vote next month.Ramapo Mountain Lakes board President Joseph Bove confirmed Wednesday that residents were being notified by email that paper ballots will be mailed shortly, and will decide whether the association will continue to collect fees and oversee the maintenance of its common areas.A shareholder meeti...
OAKLAND — A 10-year dispute among 1,645 homeowners about their obligations to a 74-year-old lake association agreement under which their homes were built may finally be decided by vote next month.
Ramapo Mountain Lakes board President Joseph Bove confirmed Wednesday that residents were being notified by email that paper ballots will be mailed shortly, and will decide whether the association will continue to collect fees and oversee the maintenance of its common areas.
A shareholder meeting tentatively scheduled for Nov. 22 will announce the results.
"Guidelines require mail notification take place 14 days prior to the vote," Bove said. "Depending on the vote, we will have two agendas ready, one to dissolve the association, and one to determine how it will continue."
The bucolic private club spread over 700 acres at the borough's center began as a summer-home retreat in 1948, on land formerly known as Edward Page's dairy farm. Owners were stockholders, but the obligations tied to that membership were only filed with the county. They were not included in individual property deeds and were forgotten over time as homes changed hands and were converted for year-round use.
Members had exclusive access to the club's two lakes — Crystal and Mirror — when the complex opened. Friendships begun on the beach were solidified with year-round socializing at the association's clubhouse restaurant, tennis courts and swimming pool, at the intersection of Hiawatha Boulevard and Mountain Lakes Road in the servant quarters of Page's De Tweelingen estate.
It was only after the clubhouse burned to the ground in the 1980s that residents lost touch with one another and their shared obligations. By 2006, the private club was forced to open Crystal Lake Beach Club membership to the paying public when only 60 of the 1,645 households signed up for season passes.
In 2012, the association found itself in need of further financial support and began sending dues notices to member homes based on their proximity to the lakes. However, it took until 2018 for the courts to rule that the residents were indeed members of the association and required to finance their share of the upkeep.
Dues have increased over time and now stand at $539.43 per year for the 62 homes surrounding Crystal Lake, $131.89 per year for 21 households around Mirror Lake, and $65.94 per year for the remaining residents.
Todd Horn, who has lived on Manito Avenue, 1.7 miles from Crystal Lake, since 2003, says he wants nothing to do with the association as currently configured.
"Liability is my biggest concern," Horn said. "The dues started at $50 a year, but that's not where it's going to end. There is a 36-inch drain pipe that needs fixing. What if someone drowns in the lake? We have senior residents living here on limited incomes."
An additional cause for concern is the proposed 150-unit townhouse/apartment development a mile uphill from Crystal Lake, north of Indian Hills High School. Runoff from the site will enter Pond Brook, which feeds into Crystal Lake. Developers estimate only a 1% increase in runoff, but residents are skeptical.
"To what degree do the developers want to be good stewards of Oakland?" Adam Elkin of Lakeshore Drive asked at the project's September hearing. "If they are building more, they should help offset the burden."
Cindy Holdefehr of Lakeshore Drive is among those who want the current administration to continue and has organized a Save Our Lakes group that wants to keep the present governing structure.
"It is protection for our lakes financially and ecologically," Holdefehr said. "I think if changes are made to the board structure to reflect our varying interests, we can work this out."
Ramapo Mountain Lakes has posted on its website a multi-step process to dissolve the current board and replace it with an Oakland Waterways and Lakes Conservancy. Instead of one overarching board, separate groups would be formed to manage the beach club, with separate homeowner associations for Crystal and Mirror Lake residents.
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Save Our Lakes attorney Matthew Earle questioned this proposal in a Sept. 12 letter to Ramapo Mountain Lakes attorney Brian Hannon. He suggested that the state Department of Environmental Protection's Safe Dam Act may not allow the current members to dissolve their responsibility for lake upkeep. He also suggested that a transfer of the board's assets would require a two-thirds majority vote.
"Transfer of the lakes to a shell entity with insufficient resources to maintain the dam for the express purpose of avoiding dam liability would in no way excuse Ramapo Mountain Lakes or its constituent owners from responsibility for the dam," Earle stated.
In response, Hannon told Save Our Lakes the board is willing to listen to a proposal to take title of one or both of the lakes, and how it would be funded.
"The board is in the process of vetting at least one other option at this time but if Save Our Lakes wants to submit a proposal the board feels it prudent to consider same to determine the best course of action moving forward," Hannon said.
He’s back.MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports “Astros bench coach Joe Espada will return to Houston in 2023 with a new contract, per source. Espada’s contract had expired after the World Series....
MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports “Astros bench coach Joe Espada will return to Houston in 2023 with a new contract, per source. Espada’s contract had expired after the World Series. Folks around the Astros have talked about Espada’s importance to Dusty Baker’s coaching staff, so no surprise to see him return.”
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Espada, you may remember, was special assistant to New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman in 2014. He was instrumental in the scouting process that helped the Yankees decide to acquire shortstop Didi Gregorius when Derek Jeter retired.
From 2015-17, Espada was the Yankees’ third base coach for Joe Girardi.
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Well, we're officially less than a week away from turkey day! Are you hungry yet?Hopefully, if you're hosting this year, you at least have your menu all planned out by this point. If not, maybe it's worth investing some time checking out a new survey that recently declared which Thanksgiving foods are the most and least popular here in the Garden State. I'm just letting you know now that I, personally, do NOT agree with either answer.Think about the Thanksgiving table. What dishes are usually a staple for your family's meal? Yo...
Well, we're officially less than a week away from turkey day! Are you hungry yet?
Hopefully, if you're hosting this year, you at least have your menu all planned out by this point. If not, maybe it's worth investing some time checking out a new survey that recently declared which Thanksgiving foods are the most and least popular here in the Garden State. I'm just letting you know now that I, personally, do NOT agree with either answer.
Think about the Thanksgiving table. What dishes are usually a staple for your family's meal? You've, of course, got the turkey. Maybe you come from a family that serves both turkey and ham. That's not uncommon for some Jersey families. Then, you've got the plethora of side dishes that usually provide you with days and days of leftovers.
That's where meals start to differ, though. The side dishes you'll find at one NJ family's gathering aren't necessarily the same ones you'll find at the next-door neighbor's dinner. Some common Thanksgiving side dishes, though, aren't exactly popular ANYWHERE. Still, they're always on the table at every Thanksgiving feast.
So, which side dishes are, apparently, the biggest hit among Jersey families? A survey conducted by crestline.com declares the most popular side dish in New Jersey to be biscuits. Can you believe that? I mean, sure, there's some kind of bread served with every Thanksgiving meal, but to say they're the most popular side dish in the state just doesn't sit right with me for one reason or another.
Now, if they had said mashed potatoes, I'd have to do agree.
The least popular side dish isn't what I would have expected either. According to the survey, Hawaiian bread rolls aren't a huge staple in the Garden State. I would've expected to hear something like green bean casserole or cranberry sauce. That would make sense.
Rolls being the most AND least popular Thanksgiving dishes?? Hm. How do you feel about those answers?
It's a trend that's starting to fade away; stores being open on Thanksgiving and NJ.com reports that these are some of the stores that will close so employees can enjoy the holiday with their families.
Gallery Credit: Buehler
This wholesale retailer will be closed on Thanksgiving, so be sure to get your bucket of gravy ahead of time!