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 Ogdensburg, 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 Ogdensburg, 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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OGDENSBURG -- This Sussex County town was abuzz this week after three photos posted on Facebook were said to show a shark swimming in Ogdensburg's Heaters Pond.Greg Galindo, who posted the photos Sunday night at the "We Grew Up in Ogdensburg, N.J." page, said he believed the pond had been closed on Saturday because of photos he sent to the mayor and council...
OGDENSBURG -- This Sussex County town was abuzz this week after three photos posted on Facebook were said to show a shark swimming in Ogdensburg's Heaters Pond.
Greg Galindo, who posted the photos Sunday night at the "We Grew Up in Ogdensburg, N.J." page, said he believed the pond had been closed on Saturday because of photos he sent to the mayor and council that included the shark "swimming around the kiddie area."
"Probably someone from the city put it there as they could not keep it or care for it anymore," Galindo said."Be careful letting your children swim at Heaters."
The photos drew a long string of comments and hundreds of shares on Facebook, along with coverage in the New Jersey Herald. Some initially wondered if it was true, while also questioning whether a shark would be found inland in a freshwater pond.
"Are you serious? I'm coming up there in a couple days," said Cindy DeBlock.
But it didn't take long for others to get in on the joke as some comments expressed a feigned sense of heightened alarm.
By 8:38 a.m. on Monday, Sheri L. Walsh Johnson was commenting, "I knew it....I saw that shark when it was a baby!...I saw it savagely attack a Canadian goose and have not swam there since. Mothers watch your children!"
Karen Thebold responded with a knowing "lol."
Peter Batty, referring to the shark-horror movie "Jaws," commented, "Better call Chief Brody, he's an expert in these matters."
Bethany Ficacci provided an explanation: "The lake was scheduled to be closed that Saturday for weeks due to the swim championships. And I'm pretty sure if there was a 'shark', it would be closed for more than just a Saturday. But thanks for the entertainment."
As news of the shark spread, there were apprently still some who gave it credibility.
Said Brenda Jean,"I am getting calls and text messages from people all over the place who are hearing about this nonsense asking me if it's really true. Seriously!! Great job on this post hahaha it's great."
Proof of the photo's origin came in a Tweet sent to the Herald on Wednesday morning from MA Shark, a Twitter account based in Massachusetts, the Herald reported.
The tweet included pictures taken by Massachusetts state officials in 2004 when a great white shark landed on Naushon Island, near Cape Cod.
Those pictures appeared identical to the ones purportedly taken at Heaters Pond, the Herald said.
Mayor Steve Ciasullo was out of town on vacation, but he told the Herald he found the situation funny.
"The timing was right for a light-hearted moment this summer," he said, adding that Aug. 1 could now become an annual celebration of "Willie Jaws, the Heaters Pond shark."
Alexa Batelli was one of the few who didn't find it humorous.
"This isn't funny considering I'm a lifeguard at Heaters Pond," she pointed out.
Galindo, who posted the prank, replied, "So sorry someone stole your sense of humor. This wasn't about you anyway. It was about O'Burg and the pond that we used to go to when you weren't even a thought. So chill, Honey."
News about the hoax has been posted on the Borough of Ogdensburg's Facebook page.
But even on Friday, Mayor Ciasullo reported, some people were still not convinced about what's present, and not present, in Heaters Pond.
"We're still getting people saying they've seen something in the lake in the last two weeks," Ciasullo said. "Someone said, 'It was the shark.' "
Galindo could not be reached for further comment.
[email protected] — Ogdensburg School superintendent and principal Dave Astor admitted that he is often uncomfortable talking about himself, especially when the topic of the conversation involves his achievements as an educator.So when he learned last week that he was named the 2019-20 Sussex County Superintendent of the Year, his first instinct was to poke fun at himself in wondering why he was selected.“I’d like to think that it was because of my good looks and personality, ...
OGDENSBURG — Ogdensburg School superintendent and principal Dave Astor admitted that he is often uncomfortable talking about himself, especially when the topic of the conversation involves his achievements as an educator.
So when he learned last week that he was named the 2019-20 Sussex County Superintendent of the Year, his first instinct was to poke fun at himself in wondering why he was selected.
“I’d like to think that it was because of my good looks and personality, but I know that’s not the case,” he quipped.
Instead, the Sussex County Superintendents’ Roundtable Association honored Astor with the award in recognition of his two decades of public service in county education. Several association members surprised the Ogdensburg school chief at his office last week, where he was presented with the award.
Astor said he was “shocked” to be named the top superintendent, and true to form, he was quick to deflect credit from himself by praising the quality of his counterparts in the area.
“It goes without saying that we have some really excellent educators in Sussex County,” Astor said. “I wasn’t even considering that I was in the running for (the award).”
While Astor may not relish talking about himself, the rest of the Ogdensburg staff are more than happy to do so. A post on the district’s Facebook page saluted the superintendent’s efforts during the school year that was ultimately cut short due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
“Mr. Astor not only goes above and beyond for his ’cherubs’ and their families, but he takes care of his staff unconditionally,” the post read. “This award is extremely well deserved especially during this challenging year where he has had to make many difficult decisions and navigate an unprecedented time. We are so lucky that he is ours at Ogdensburg School.”
Astor joined the Ogdensburg staff in 2015 after seven years at Lafayette Township School, where he was the assistant principal for three years followed by a four-year stint as superintendent. His career in education began as a guidance counselor and teacher of psychology and sociology at Pope John XXIII Regional High School, where he served from 2000 to 2008.
In addition to his administrative roles, Astor, a resident of Ogdensburg for nearly three decades, was a member of the Borough Council from 2013 to 2019. He also served nine years on the Ogdensburg Board of Education before leaving in 2010 when he took the superintendent job in Lafayette.
Earlier this month, the Ogdensburg board rewarded Astor with a new contract that runs through the 2024-25 school year. With the new deal in place, the superintendent is thrilled to be staying in his hometown district — provided he does not continue to be the focus of the school’s success.
“Like all superintendents, we don’t do what we do for praise or accolades,” Astor said. “It’s all about the kids.”
Kyle Morel can also be contacted on Twitter: @KMorelNJH, on Facebook: Facebook.com/KMorelNJH, or by phone: 973-383-1292.
[email protected] — The Board of Education will vote tonight on a new five-year contract proposal for Superintendent/Principal David Astor, who has been in his position for five years and whose current contract expires at the end of this month.The ...
OGDENSBURG — The Board of Education will vote tonight on a new five-year contract proposal for Superintendent/Principal David Astor, who has been in his position for five years and whose current contract expires at the end of this month.
The proposed new contract calls for Astor's current $135,000 salary to be increased by annual increments of $3,000 each to $138,000 for the upcoming 2020-21 school year, $141,000 in 2021-22, $144,000 in 2022-23, $147,000 in 2023-24, and $150,000 in 2024-25.
The proposed new contract also provides for a standard benefits package and up to four weeks vacation per year.
It additionally includes two other minor changes from the current contract, one of them being a provision that will allow Astor to receive payment for up to 12 unused sick days per year, at a rate of 1/260th of his final salary per day, up to a maximum lump sum payment of $15,000 upon retirement.
The proposed new contract also would allow him to opt out with 90 days notice to the board rather than the 150 days notice required under his current contract and which the board is obligated to give him should it decide not to offer him another contract at the end of the five-year period.
However, unlike a number of superintendent contracts in other school districts, the contract proposal does not provide for merit pay or other emoluments or stipends that would otherwise allow him to further boost his pay.
Astor, 54, is a former social worker who transitioned to education in 2000, when he was hired at Pope John Regional XXIII High School in Sparta, where he was a guidance counselor for eight years and also taught classes in psychology and sociology.
He later served three years as an assistant principal in Lafayette from 2008 to 2011, and served an additional four years as that district's superintendent from 2011 to 2015 before becoming principal/superintendent of the Ogdensburg Elementary School in late 2015.
Astor, in addition to having led the borough's K-8 school district the last five years, is also a 27-year borough resident who served six years on the Borough Council from 2013 through 2019. Before that, he served nine years on the Ogdensburg School Board until leaving the board in 2010.
"I got off the board in 2010 because I was becoming a superintendent (in Lafayette) and didn't feel it was right for me to be on the school board as a superintendent of another school," he explained.
Astor, who grew up in the Bronx, N.Y., told the New Jersey Herald he feels privileged to lead the school in the borough where he resides and where his own children attended school.
"I'm originally a city boy, but I'm also a community person who loves the small school districts (like Ogdensburg)," he said. "I'm blessed to contribute to the town where my kids walked and graduated, which is something I don't take lightly. I'm very proud of the fact that they're 'Obergians' and that I live here and am now running the school. It's a real sense of pride."
Tonight's Board of Education meeting begins at 6:30 and will be held online via Zoom videoconference. The meeting can be accessed by clicking here or by copying and entering the web address found on the school website at www.obboe.org.
Eric Obernauer can also be contacted on Twitter: @EricObernNJH or by phone at 973-383-1213.
Hi my name is Donna Stoll step daughter of Christoper Carmody, and daughter to Vickie Carmody. As most of you know, Christopher Carmody aka Bear unexpectedly passed away. He left behind a devoted wife, 2 step daughters, a loving sister and her husband, a nephew who was more of a brother, a brother he loved oh so dearly, and hundreds of friends he left an ever lasting impact on. All of these people reside in NJ besides his beloved wife Vickie Carmody and his other step daughter Laurie Miller who resides with them. They recently moved out to I...
Hi my name is Donna Stoll step daughter of Christoper Carmody, and daughter to Vickie Carmody. As most of you know, Christopher Carmody aka Bear unexpectedly passed away. He left behind a devoted wife, 2 step daughters, a loving sister and her husband, a nephew who was more of a brother, a brother he loved oh so dearly, and hundreds of friends he left an ever lasting impact on. All of these people reside in NJ besides his beloved wife Vickie Carmody and his other step daughter Laurie Miller who resides with them. They recently moved out to Inverness, FL to live out their dream retirement. If you knew Chris, you know he struggled an immense amount with his health. A few years back Ashland Chemical, his previous company he worked for, before being placed on disability, discontinued Chris’s life insurance. Vickie and Chris tirelessly tried to obtain a new life insurance policy. Chris’s under lying conditions prevented any insurance company to take on such a “risk.” A grieving family is now trying to bring him home to New Jersey where everyone knows and loves Chris. Obviously, this is an expense no one was ready for. Chris was a pure soul, who never caused harm, and loved with his whole heart with whoever crossed his path. His sister, brother, nephew, step daughters, friends, and other family deserve to have him home to lay him to rest where he spent his whole life in Sparta, NJ. Vickie has spent many years taking care of Chris, she is even his living donor. She did whatever she could to keep Chris here on earth with us where he belonged and was so unbelievably loved. She is left trying to provide Chris with his wish of his final services to be held in New Jersey. With that comes great expense that she unfortunately cannot afford as they have struggled for the past few years financially with the amount of Chris’s medical expenses and all. Vickie has drained her life savings providing her and Chris with the best life possible, knowing deep down Chris’s life would be cut short due to his declining health issues. Vickie is always the first one to lend a helping hand to ANYONE in need. It’s time we help her get her husband home to his friends and family so he can have the goodbye he so very much deserves. Any little bit helps. We thank you all so very much in advance for any financial help you can provide or even just spreading the word. Please keep Chris’s loved one close to your heart and in prayer as they navigate through this monumental loss.
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