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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OAKLAND — A $3 million grant, "the largest single grant ever received by the borough," has been authorized by the state Department of Transportation for repairs to the long-languishing Patriots Way Bridge.An additional $1.6 million for the project came through the Department of Community Affairs last week, Mayor Linda Schwager wrote in a letter to residents on Monday."With this additional funding secured, the Borough Council will introduce the required capital ordinance at the July 19 Council...
OAKLAND — A $3 million grant, "the largest single grant ever received by the borough," has been authorized by the state Department of Transportation for repairs to the long-languishing Patriots Way Bridge.
An additional $1.6 million for the project came through the Department of Community Affairs last week, Mayor Linda Schwager wrote in a letter to residents on Monday.
"With this additional funding secured, the Borough Council will introduce the required capital ordinance at the July 19 Council meeting to enable the borough to award a contract after the bidding is complete," Schwager wrote. "Final approval of the ordinance will be at the Aug. 16 meeting, and a contract award is expected sometime in September."
Although the borough had already secured $1.2 million in grants for the project, Schwager said, additional funding was "essential to mitigate the burden" on Oakland's taxpayers.
"Over the past few years numerous additional applications were filed at both the state and federal levels but none of those attempts met with success," the mayor wrote.
There are seven bridges over the Ramapo River in Oakland, said Borough Administrator Richard Kunze. The borough is responsible for the upkeep of three: Patriots Way, Lenape Lane and Island Terrace.
The bridge was built in 1996 and was expected to last 75 years. It was built by the developer of the Ramapo River Reserve complex with components furnished by U.S. Bridge. Richard Rogovin, chairman and general counsel of U.S. Bridge, said in 2017 that the bridge had not been galvanized or painted with a sealant to extend its life. The developer was no longer in business by then.
Repairs to Patriots Way were deemed "pretty urgent" by the borough's engineer in 2017, at an estimated cost of $3 million, which includes:
The bridge's weight limit was reduced to 10 tons after inspection in 2015, restricting use to cars, vans and lighter pickup trucks.
Schwager credited Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti and state Sen. Holly Schepisi for their assistance in obtaining the funds.
Officials have been hoping to avoid an incident similar to the 1995 collapse of the 14-ton-limit Glen Gray Road Bridge on the Mahwah border, which gave way under the weight of a 35-ton, gravel-laden dump truck. The Glen Gray Road Bridge is under county supervision.
OAKLAND — Council members voted to approve a cannabis cultivation facility on Muller Road, but then debated a possible November referendum question to see if residents want such businesses in the borough.The council adopted three ordinances in December 2021 establishing five categories of non-retail cannabis businesses that may be set up in the borough. Kusala Care Cannabis LLC filed an application eight months later, in August 2022, to open a cannabis cultivation facility on Muller Road and filed a ...
OAKLAND — Council members voted to approve a cannabis cultivation facility on Muller Road, but then debated a possible November referendum question to see if residents want such businesses in the borough.
The council adopted three ordinances in December 2021 establishing five categories of non-retail cannabis businesses that may be set up in the borough. Kusala Care Cannabis LLC filed an application eight months later, in August 2022, to open a cannabis cultivation facility on Muller Road and filed a $6.8 million tort claim against the borough last December after the borough failed to act on that application.
Wednesday's vote was greeted with applause from residents who have attended several meetings offering support and urging approval. Councilmen Pat Pignatelli, Kevin Slasinski and Russell Talamini voted yes, Councilmen Steven Saliani and Eric Kulmala were absent, and Councilman John McCann abstained.
Borough Attorney Matthew Gilson said a "twofold process" is next, and that "the idea they are going to start growing tomorrow is not accurate."
"There's the statewide licensing requirement, which the applicant will have to go through, and there's the Planning Board process," Gilson said. "The applicant will present a site plan. At that point they will have to present more information on odor control. All these things will be analyzed by the Planning Board engineer and planner. They will have to provide information on traffic, parking."
After the meeting, Kusala Care COO George Lutfey said the company will be applying for a state license next.
McCann has led a relentless campaign against the ordinances since he was appointed to the council in June 2022. He has insisted that even though 62% of Oakland voters approved the legalization of adult recreational marijuana in a November 2020 statewide referendum, it does not mean they want the businesses to operate locally.
Citing a variety of health risks, McCann has repeatedly announced he would not approve any cannabis application regardless of its legality and has championed a motion to repeal the borough's three ordinances designating four zones in which cannabis businesses could operate.
Other council members have been more muted or silent on the topic. Kulmala and Pignatelli have focused on difficulties arising for municipalities because of shifting state regulations on emerging businesses.
A motion to repeal the ordinances has been tabled, but the debate has continued over several council meetings. More recently, the council has shifted to wording for a possible November non-binding referendum seeking voter input on the question.
A draft resolution proposing the referendum posted with the April 12 agenda suggested its wording as: "Do you support allowing businesses to operate in the Borough of Oakland for cultivation, manufacturing and distribution of cannabis as defined by New Jersey state statute?"
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The problem is that the wording includes only three of the five approved categories. The question was raised whether wholesaler and delivery categories should be added to the wording. Mayor Linda Schwager also questioned whether retail sales should be added, but was advised that because it was not part of the original ordinances, it would have to be the subject of a separate question.
The council agreed that more discussion was needed on wording, with a county deadline 80 days before the November election.
A video of the April 12 meeting can be viewed on YouTube.
OAKLAND — After a 12-year effort, Great Oak Park's Great Lawn Arts Pavilion will take its first bow as a concert venue on Saturday, Sept. 9.The Indian Hills Marching Band will be among nine bands and singers who perform from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Arts Pavilion in the northeast corner of the 40-acre park, with food available for purchase from Chambe...
OAKLAND — After a 12-year effort, Great Oak Park's Great Lawn Arts Pavilion will take its first bow as a concert venue on Saturday, Sept. 9.
The Indian Hills Marching Band will be among nine bands and singers who perform from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Arts Pavilion in the northeast corner of the 40-acre park, with food available for purchase from Chamber of Commerce businesses.
Mike Guadagnino, chairman of the Oakland Park Committee, has overseen the park's reclamation since it was purchased in 2010. He estimated that 90% of the $1.2 million in renovations has come from grants, donations and volunteer labor.
"This project has shown that there are ways of accomplishihg things without contstantly going to the taxpayer, and that much can be accomplished when a lot of motivated people are all pulling in the same direction," Guadagnino said.
Guadagnino said the Great Lawn was cleared and graded four years ago and has been used for passive recreation such as yoga classes and frisbee throwing. Construction of the performance pavilion was delayed by COVID and "supply chain issues," and it is still a work in progress.
"The band shell shown on posters eight years ago would have been cost-prohibitive." Guadagnino said. "It's a future project."
From the early 1900s to 1985, what is now a 40-acre park was two adjoining parks: a former farm that became Muller's Park and later the FRG Sports Complex, and the adjacent Pleasureland. A gunfight broke out at FRG during a Jamaican Independence Day celebration on , killing two. FRG closed soon after, followed by Pleasureland, and the properties lay fallow for decades while ownership changed and borough officials debated the land's future.
In 2010, the borough won a $1.6 million Green Acres grant and bought the two sites for $2.2 million on condition that no further resident funds be spent on the site. As part of the Highlands Preservation Area, the park carries a 300-foot buffer restriction for the Little Brook Pond running through it, eliminating the possibility of active recreational use for sports fields.
It was among the first challenges to face incoming Mayor Linda Schwager when she was elected to her first term in 2011.
"The first day we did the walk-through, before any cleanup, and I said, 'Can't be,'" Schwager would later recall. "I appointed a committee of volunteers led by Mike, who is also chair of our recreation committee. Together the committee worked for the past 10 years to create a parkland for everyone to enjoy."
Much of the work was of the non-flashy type: clearing vines, paths and dead trees, filling in the Pleasureland pool to create a parking lot, shoring up the Little Pond Brook banks to dry out surrounding property and clearing decades of debris. Landscaping companies, Scout troops and residents all volunteered their time, equipment and money to the seemingly endless tasks.
A dog run south of the Great Lawn began as a 2009 school project for then-eighth grader Ryan Schwertfeger. It took him 12 years to corral donations and volunteers to clear and build the fenced run, which opened in 2021.
The park was opened for passive use in 2016, but development continues. Schwager's particular goal is to create a bike track, and a walkway connecting the park to the borough's recreation offices and adjoining sports fields on Lawlor Drive.
Guadagnino said his committee plans a concert series next summer while continuing to explore how the borough can use land now occupied by defunct parking lots and a miniature golf course without creating a new environmental disturbance.
"When we first presented our draft plan to the borough in December 2012, we said the project will end with the building of the arts pavilion," Guadagnino said. "The hometown concert will put an exclamation point on this journey."
This story was updated at noon Monday.NORTH JERSEY, NJ — As rivers and streams rose above flood stage amid a coastal storm on Monday, flooding was seen in Hoboken, Ridgewood, Mahwah, Fairfield, and other North Jersey towns.Flood warnings remained in effect Monday as rain continued and high tide approached. See the above links to find out when the flooding will end.The Na...
This story was updated at noon Monday.
NORTH JERSEY, NJ — As rivers and streams rose above flood stage amid a coastal storm on Monday, flooding was seen in Hoboken, Ridgewood, Mahwah, Fairfield, and other North Jersey towns.
Flood warnings remained in effect Monday as rain continued and high tide approached. See the above links to find out when the flooding will end.
The National Weather Service has issued a "significant flood outlook" and a new map that says it's "likely" that rivers and streams in North Jersey will flood during the coastal storm drenching the area.
Forecasters warned that Monday morning's commute would be "tricky."
Current forecasts call for another 1-2 inches of rain to fall on Monday. For comparison, as much as 7 inches of rain fell during Storm Ida in 2021, which took 30 lives across the Garden State — but that was in a shorter period of time.
Various North Jersey towns have sent out flooding guidance, including Fairfield in Essex County, which listed streets that may flood if the Passaic River overflows. By 5:30 a.m. Monday, a Nixle alert said that Passaic Avenue was closed due to flooding.
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Stephanie Tran’s day job is keeping pearly whites squeaky clean — but her side hustle is for those with a sweet tooth.The New Jersey dentist began baking macarons at the start of the pandemic, and turned her hobby into a business.She launched her company, Steph’s Macarons, in July 2020, and peddles her creative creations for $3 for classic rounds and $4.50 for her signature character cookies.Patients “are either surprise...
Stephanie Tran’s day job is keeping pearly whites squeaky clean — but her side hustle is for those with a sweet tooth.
The New Jersey dentist began baking macarons at the start of the pandemic, and turned her hobby into a business.
She launched her company, Steph’s Macarons, in July 2020, and peddles her creative creations for $3 for classic rounds and $4.50 for her signature character cookies.
Patients “are either surprised, impressed or they think it’s funny,” said Tran, 27, whose creations will be in pop-up shops throughout the Garden State next month.
“No one thinks it’s unethical; they think it’s cool. I think people want to see their dentist as a human who has interests, that they’re not just in their white coat with a needle in their hand.”
The Fort Worth, Texas native uses the slogan “Only causing problems I can solve” and said that when it comes to cavities, it’s about timing, not portion control.
“You can get cavities from cookies, but it’s really more about the frequency at which you’re eating sugary foods, not the quantity,” said Tran, who’s spoken to her boss at Oakland Premier Dental in Oakland, N.J. about adding her macarons to patients’ goodie bags.
“You are more likely to get cavities if you’re snacking on one macaron every 30 minutes rather than eating an entire dozen all in one sitting. So it’s okay to binge … Just make sure you brush and floss before you go to bed.”
Tran always had a “baking bucket list,” so when her dental school shut down during the pandemic, she tried her hand at macarons.
She whipped up her first batch in March 2020, while quarantining at her parents’ house and things took off after a friend complimented her confections.
Tran, whose first customers were her dental school classmates, set her macaroons apart with flavors like crème brûlée, s’mores and birthday cake.
“Macaron boxes sold in the supermarket have weird flavors that nobody wants, like apricot and cherry,” she told The Post.
When she moved to Hackensack, N.J. for her residency, her business grew due to a “more sophisticated” clientele.
“I thought I did well, but realized, ‘It’s so much better in New Jersey because people here know what a macaron is,'” she explained. “They wouldn’t question why they were so expensive.”
Tran — who spends an average of four hours a night in the kitchen and hopes to open a storefront — speculated on the recipe for her success.
“Macarons generally all taste the same; you have to read the flavor to know what it is,” she said.
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“My goal with mine is you should be able to close your eyes, bite into it and know.”