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 Ospey, 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 Ospey, 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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Over the course of nearly four years, Justin Stiver drove from Osprey, in south Sarasota County, to St. Augustine 102 times.It was about four hours of driving each way. But Stiver did it so he could earn his doctor of physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine.A onetime minor league baseball pitcher drafted in 2006 by the Houston Astros, Stiver brings that kind of dedication and commitment to his latest entrepreneurial effort: running a rapidly-growing physical therapy practice, Total Therapy Florida. Part of the gro...
Over the course of nearly four years, Justin Stiver drove from Osprey, in south Sarasota County, to St. Augustine 102 times.
It was about four hours of driving each way. But Stiver did it so he could earn his doctor of physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine.
A onetime minor league baseball pitcher drafted in 2006 by the Houston Astros, Stiver brings that kind of dedication and commitment to his latest entrepreneurial effort: running a rapidly-growing physical therapy practice, Total Therapy Florida. Part of the growth stems from Stiver's counterintuitive decision to pitch a different business model, one that focuses on a team rehab approach over one patient, one therapist.
“It’s a rewarding job. People write you cards, make your brownies and say, ‘You changed my life.’” — Justin Stiver, owner, Total Therapy Florida
"We kind of squashed that,” Stiver says, of using a single assigned therapist per patient. “There’s none of that going on here.”
Total Therapy Florida consists of a practice in Osprey and one that just opened in Stiver's hometown of Englewood, south of Osprey. The Osprey practice, meanwhile, is expanding into the space next door to keep up with demand. “It’s getting busier and busier,” Stiver says. “We’ve been insanely busy for the off season."
Total Therapy Florida’s model is different than some other physical therapy companies in other ways, besides building locations around teams. Instead of franchises, for example, Stiver aims to open more corporate-owned locations. And instead of waving goodbye after a patient’s last session, Total Therapy is doing everything it can to stay top of mind once that session is over.
Like a handful of others in physical therapy, Stiver got into the business initially as a patient after an arm injury ended his career. “I was not myself after my injury,” he says. “I started doubting myself in all these ways.”
When he went to the team physical therapist, Stiver says he could tell the therapist loved the work. “When baseball wasn’t an option for me, I decided this is what I want to do,” he says.
In physical therapy school, Stiver says he had offers to work at great clinics. But the Osprey clinic where he was working, then called Total Therapy Solutions, offered a good opportunity — a handshake agreement he could buy the practice when he was ready.
Stiver bought the practice in April 2018. He declined to disclose the price he paid for the practice, or revenues so far.
Total Therapy Florida, to underscore the team approach, holds weekly tactical meetings where employees discuss every patient. The conversations include insights on specific patients and how they handle certain equipment. The hour-and-a-half meetings are a standing appointment for his team. Unless you put it on the schedule, he says, it won’t happen.
The result of the team approach, Stiver says, is better for clients. But for it to work, the right team has to be in place — and not everyone in the business is willing to adjust to a new model. “You have to hire the right person who’s open to that,” he says.
One of the core challenges physical therapists who run their own practice face is the business side, in terms of marketing, accounting and anything that's not treatment. That's how a company like Sarasota-based Fyzical, a chain of physical therapy clinics, has grown from startup to $14.5 million in sales in five years, by finding those practices on a national scale.
But Stiver has made big strides in the non-therapy area of the business. To maintain connections with Total Therapy Florida patients, for example, the company set up a patient portal with exercise videos and a chat function for asking therapists questions. It opens up a door, Stiver says, to make it easy for patients to reach out again.
The practice’s independent wellness program also allows patients to stay connected. For a monthly fee of $50, clients can come to the clinic up to three times a week and use equipment under the supervision of therapists. "We have had such good success with the wellness program," Stiver says.
With the demand he’s built up, Stiver wants to open more locations in the area. “We’ve found people don’t want to travel much for physical therapy,” he says.
He doesn’t have a specific number of locations mapped out, but would like to open one every 10 to 15 miles. The more locations he has, Stiver says, the more people he can help. “It’s a rewarding job. People write you cards, make your brownies and say, ‘You changed my life.’”
Florida’s 175 state parks, trails and historic sites offer beautiful backdrops for recreational and nature-based photos, and Florida State Parks wants to see them from your point of view.In collaboration with its retail and reservation management provider, Florida State Parks is launching this year’s annual photo contest, Capture the Real Florida.“Florida’s state parks have a diversity of geography, natural resources and wildlife. Our photo contest encourages people to get outdoors and into nature, and i...
Florida’s 175 state parks, trails and historic sites offer beautiful backdrops for recreational and nature-based photos, and Florida State Parks wants to see them from your point of view.
In collaboration with its retail and reservation management provider, Florida State Parks is launching this year’s annual photo contest, Capture the Real Florida.
“Florida’s state parks have a diversity of geography, natural resources and wildlife. Our photo contest encourages people to get outdoors and into nature, and it also allows them to share their best pictures of their personal experiences in nature,” said Chuck Hatcher, director of Florida State Parks. “There are several categories and participant levels, so this is a contest open to everyone. The photo contest showcases all the best parts of our spectacular parks.”
The contest is open to all Florida state park visitors, and the submission period runs now through Sunday, July 30. Submissions are being accepted on the photo contest website, and the winners will be announced in November.
All photos must be taken inside a Florida state park. Each participant may submit one photograph for each category for a total of 12 photographs, or four photographs may be submitted into each of three separate categories. These 12 categories include:
• Night Skies.
• Details & Small Things.
• Park Experiences.
• Park Adventures.
• Plants & Flowers.
The photo contest includes three divisions: professional/hobbyist, student and mobile phone.
First, second and third-place winners will be selected within their division by a panel of employees from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The grand-prize winner will be chosen by a Blue Ribbon panel and will receive a $2,500 B&H gift card, a Florida State Parks Annual Entrance Pass and a promotional package that includes a Florida State Parks-branded stand-up paddleboard and a hammock. Additionally, the winning photograph may be featured in a calendar, websites, displays or Florida visitor centers and publications.
For a full list of photograph rules, submission details and prizes, visit the Florida State Parks photo contest website at https://photocontest.floridastateparks.org/contest2.
SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB/Gray News) - The mother of a 13-year-old girl badly injured in a hit-and-run crash wrote on GoFundMe that her daughter “will not be the same” due to extensive, inoperable damage to her brain stem.Lilly, a 13-year-old from Osprey, Florida, is fighting to survive after Florida Highway Patrol reported she was hit by a car while riding her bike in a crosswalk Tuesday, ...
SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB/Gray News) - The mother of a 13-year-old girl badly injured in a hit-and-run crash wrote on GoFundMe that her daughter “will not be the same” due to extensive, inoperable damage to her brain stem.
Lilly, a 13-year-old from Osprey, Florida, is fighting to survive after Florida Highway Patrol reported she was hit by a car while riding her bike in a crosswalk Tuesday, according to WWSB.
The family asked that Lilly’s last name not be published to protect her privacy.
Her mother wrote in an update on GoFundMe that doctors said the teen “will not be the same Lilly that we all know and love ever again” because of extensive damage to her brain stem, which she said is “inoperable” after the crash.
Her mother’s post goes on to write she’s unsure if Lilly will ever be “aware as you and I are,” as the family waits for the results of an MRI scheduled for Monday.
Despite the seriousness of her brain injuries, the family is hoping the 13-year-old can recover to the best of her abilities. However, she is expected to need long-term care for the rest of her life.
Investigators said Lilly, a student at Pine View School, was on her bike in a school crosswalk, marked with flashing yellow lights and yellow signage, about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday when a dark silver sedan approached her, heading west.
The sedan hit the 13-year-old before fleeing the scene westbound.
Suspect David Chang was arrested the next day after he and his heavily damaged car were found at an auto-repair shop in Tampa. He bonded out of jail but is facing a string of charges, including leaving the scene of a crash causing serious bodily injury, leaving the scene of a crash causing property damage and destroying evidence.
Lilly’s mother is feeling both gratitude toward community members who have stepped forward to donate tens of thousands of dollars to aid her daughter’s recovery and other powerful emotions aimed at the man accused of putting her in the hospital.
“I am struggling with feelings of anger at this horrible man who is walking around our community while Lilly is fighting for her life,” she wrote in the post. “The overwhelming feeling of unfairness comes in waves.”
The GoFundMe, set up for medical and travel expenses, has raised more than $85,000. Any money left over will be donated to All Children’s Hospital, Lilly’s mother says.
Chang is expected to appear in court on Sept. 30.
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LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. - A Sarasota County father found videos and photographs of inappropriate sexual activity between 32-year-old Lance Darren Goodall, Jr. and his 14-year-old child, according to deputies.The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) is investigating allegations of sexual battery of a minor.The father contacted the sheriff's office after finding the inappropriate content on his child's phone. Officials say Goodall was a jiu-jitsu coach and owner of Venom Fitness in Osprey.The child h...
LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. - A Sarasota County father found videos and photographs of inappropriate sexual activity between 32-year-old Lance Darren Goodall, Jr. and his 14-year-old child, according to deputies.
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) is investigating allegations of sexual battery of a minor.
The father contacted the sheriff's office after finding the inappropriate content on his child's phone. Officials say Goodall was a jiu-jitsu coach and owner of Venom Fitness in Osprey.
The child had been Goodall's student since October 2021, according to investigators.
Detectives say that Goodall would send the 14-year-old victim videos of the sexual battery that happened at his gym. Goodall and the victim mostly communicated about sexual topics via Snapchat, according to officials.
Investigators say the victim told them that Goodall was fearful of losing custody of his child if anyone found out and asked the victim not to tell anyone. According to the victim Goodall said he would commit suicide if he ever was caught.
Detectives say that Goodall sent pictures of a gun and told the victim that he owned six.
The victim told investigators that they did not want any trouble and wanted to achieve a black belt in jiu-jitsu.
Detectives say they charged Goodall with three counts of sexual battery by a person in a position of custodial authority after reviewing the test messages sent to the minor.
Since Goodall lived in Manatee County, investigators from the Manatee County Sheriff's Office tried to contact Goodall at his residence on Friday evening. However, investigators say when they arrived they found him dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The investigation remains open and ongoing, according to officials.
The sheriff’s office asks anyone with information regarding this case or anyone who may have been a victim to contact SCSO Detective Taylor Garrison.
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OSPREY, FL – A new vendor market is coming to Osprey’s The Point Restaurant and Tiki. Nancy Ambrose, former manager of the Coquina Beach Market, has announced the new market location will kick off its grand opening this Friday the 13th, and return each Friday through the end of April.After Manatee County unexpectedlyterminated its contract with Ambrose for th...
OSPREY, FL – A new vendor market is coming to Osprey’s The Point Restaurant and Tiki. Nancy Ambrose, former manager of the Coquina Beach Market, has announced the new market location will kick off its grand opening this Friday the 13th, and return each Friday through the end of April.
After Manatee County unexpectedlyterminated its contract with Ambrose for the Coquina Beach Market (you can read more about that here), the market manager began efforts to find a new location to host the artisan vendors bizarre for residents and visitors to Florida's Gulf Coast.
Responding to numerous calls from vendors and shoppers, Ambrose created a Facebook group called "Where's the Market," where she began posting updates of her planning. The social media group quickly grew to more than 2,000 participants anxious to hear where they could find Ambrose's new market. In mid-December, Ambrose announced the market's grand reopening at its new Osprey location.
In an email to TBT, Ambrose shared her excitement to have the market family together again.
"I am very excited and extremely grateful to have a fabulous new venue for the displaced Coquina Beach Market vendors since their livelihood was taken away," Ambrose wrote. "The Point has a great view of the bay, restaurant and tiki bar, dockage, and tour boat."
The Market at the Point will be held outside of The Point Restaurant, at 131 Bayview Drive, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., every Friday through April 28, 2023–weather permitting.
Ambrose hopesvisitors will make a day of their trip to visit the new market at the Point, "Come out and shop the market, explore Historic Spanish Point, relax at Nokomis Beach with its natural tortoise habitat and enjoy all the area has to offer."
Vendors of all types will display their unique items for purchase, including many of the former Coquina Beach Market’s favorite vendors. Shoppers will find local artists, arts and crafts, jewelry, fresh produce, baked goods, assorted foods, apparel, pottery, purses, collectibles, woodworking, health and beauty items, unique gifts, and more!
Visitors can even enjoy watching some of the local artisans creating their wares while shopping for that perfect trinket, gift, or souvenir. "There will be something for everyone," wrote Ambrose.
The talented Market String Band will also return to the event. The band performs while strolling the booth pathways. Don’t miss the extra smiles from the roaming clowns from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
After the market, relax with eats and drinks overlooking the bay at The Point Restaurant and Tiki. There will be plenty of free parking or arrive by boat at Channel Marker 38.
The Market at the Point is proud to be a pet-friendly event.
For more information and to stay up to date on the latest market news, follow the market on Facebook @ Market at The Point.