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 Paramus, 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 Paramus, 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.
Our friendly, knowledgeable TRT and HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
New Jersey is getting a new fine-dining Asian eatery thanks to Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto.Plans are in motion to open Sa’Moto at one of New Jersey’s most popular malls, Westfield Garden State Plaza.Sa’Moto, headed by Iron Chef Morimoto, will open in Paramus in the next...
New Jersey is getting a new fine-dining Asian eatery thanks to Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto.
Sa’Moto, headed by Iron Chef Morimoto, will open in Paramus in the next six to eight months, according to NorthJersey.com. An official opening date has yet to be announced.
The restaurant will occupy the space of a former Kids Foot Locker on the mall’s upper level.
Sa’Moto offers dim sum, ribs, edamame, seafood, ramen and wonton soups, sushi, bao and more.
Eddie V’s and Seasons 52 have recently opened at the mall, while Fogo De Chão is expected to open later this year.
Morimoto has also authored two cookbooks and received numerous culinary accolades.
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Malibu Barbie may hail from California, but for the next two weeks she’ll be a Jersey girl.The Barbie Malibu Pop-Up Truck is continuing its 2022 tour with a stop on Saturday, June 4, in Edison at Menlo Park Mall, and on Saturday, June 11, in Paramus at Westfield Garden State Plaza.In Edison, the truck will be parked in the grassy area near Macy’s from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. In Paramus, it will be parked around the corner from the mall entrance near Capital Grille from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.Visitors can p...
Malibu Barbie may hail from California, but for the next two weeks she’ll be a Jersey girl.
The Barbie Malibu Pop-Up Truck is continuing its 2022 tour with a stop on Saturday, June 4, in Edison at Menlo Park Mall, and on Saturday, June 11, in Paramus at Westfield Garden State Plaza.
In Edison, the truck will be parked in the grassy area near Macy’s from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. In Paramus, it will be parked around the corner from the mall entrance near Capital Grille from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Visitors can purchase retro-inspired merchandise by credit card only ranging from $12 to $75 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Malibu Barbie. Popular items include denim jackets embroidered with the Barbie logo, pink hoodies with the Barbie logo, tie-dye bucket hats, beach towels, tote bags, enamel pins, embroidered patches and mugs.
“Everything is beachy, laid-back vibes,” said operations manager Hannie Peng. “The Malibu Barbie theme is just a beloved one for Barbie fans — it doesn’t have to be just for the California girl. Anyone can relate to her free spirit and her love of fun in the sun.”
That’s been evident from truck visitors, who often dress in Barbie-themed garb. Many visitors are adults who grew up playing with Barbies, and bring their children or grandchildren to the truck with them, Peng said.
“We attract a lot of the older generations because they’re like, ‘I haven’t seen this stuff in so long and now I get the chance to get the merch I didn’t get when I was younger,’ “ she continued.
The Barbie pop-up truck launched in the fall of 2019 with its Barbie Truck Totally Throwback Tour, which was extended into last summer due to the pandemic. Merchandise was 1980s and '90s themed, with items such as fanny packs.
After the Malibu Barbie tour concludes, a new Barbie theme and line of merchandise will be announced for the next tour.
The truck, which has now been to over 50 cities, began as a celebration of Barbie’s 60th birthday, as well as a re-introduction to the Barbie brand following its new focus on inclusivity.
“Her image has changed and her whole motto now is ‘you can be whoever you want to be,’ so we thought it was a good time to reintroduce Barbie to the world,” Peng said. “There isn’t a ton of Barbie merch, so we thought it was a good way to let the Barbie fans wear their love for Barbie.”
Go: Saturday, June 4 in Edison at Menlo Park Mall in the grassy area near Macy’s from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, June 11 in Paramus at Westfield Garden State Plaza around the corner from the mall entrance near Capital Grille from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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Westfield Garden State Plaza is working to become a North Jersey food destination.In the last month two new restaurants have opened in what the mall calls "the restaurant district": Seasons 52, a grill and wine bar, and Eddie V's, a 9,630-square-foot seafood and steak restaurant. And this fall, Fogo de Chao, a two-story Brazilian steakhouse and bar, is slated to open in the district. All are national chains.And here comes still another: Sa’Moto, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto's pan-Asian restaurant. The restaurant,...
Westfield Garden State Plaza is working to become a North Jersey food destination.
In the last month two new restaurants have opened in what the mall calls "the restaurant district": Seasons 52, a grill and wine bar, and Eddie V's, a 9,630-square-foot seafood and steak restaurant. And this fall, Fogo de Chao, a two-story Brazilian steakhouse and bar, is slated to open in the district. All are national chains.
And here comes still another: Sa’Moto, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto's pan-Asian restaurant. The restaurant, which replaces a Kids Foot Locker shop, is scheduled to open in six to eight months.
“The restaurant district is unlike most food courts; it offers elevated sit-down restaurants, not just grab-and-go meals,” said Lisa Hermann, senior director of marketing for the Garden State Plaza.
In case you're not a familiar with Morimoto: He is a Japan-born celebrity chef who has received numerous awards including a James Beard Foundation Award and a Michelin star, and his restaurant Morimoto Napa was named one of the "Best US Restaurant Openings" by Food & Wine. He has authored two cookbooks — "Mastering The Art of Japanese Home Cooking" (Ecco, 2016) and "Morimoto: The New Art of Japanese Cooking" (DK, 2007).
There are branches of Sa' Moto in Manhattan and West Hollywood. The menus feature dim sum items such as spicy chicken wonton and crab spring rolls as well as appetizers like popcorn shrimp and spicy edamame. Ramen dishes include chicken wonton with ramen noodles and a miso-glazed fried tofu vegan soup.
Esther Davidowitz is the food editor for NorthJersey.com. For more on where to dine and drink, please subscribe today and sign up for our North Jersey Eats newsletter.
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PARAMUS, NJ - It’s a testament to the belief in one another, as well as hard work and dedication that the Paramus High School baseball program was able to improve their win total by nine games from the 2021 to the 2022 season.First year Spartan head coach Douglas Aday recalls some keys to success for his team this spring.“I think that getting off to a hot start was instrumental for our program and our confidence,’’ Aday said. “We had big wins early on against Teaneck and Ramapo, both of which were ...
PARAMUS, NJ - It’s a testament to the belief in one another, as well as hard work and dedication that the Paramus High School baseball program was able to improve their win total by nine games from the 2021 to the 2022 season.
First year Spartan head coach Douglas Aday recalls some keys to success for his team this spring.
“I think that getting off to a hot start was instrumental for our program and our confidence,’’ Aday said. “We had big wins early on against Teaneck and Ramapo, both of which were top ten teams in the North Jersey top 25 rankings.
“As the year progressed, wins against Pascack Valley and Union City helped keep us going and focused on the year at hand. What stood out to me was the confidence and willingness of our players to challenge anyone on our schedule.’’
Leadership was, of course, prevalent for the Spartans this year.
“Nicky Avagnano (senior, utility player, First Team All-Freedom Division, Third Team All-County) was our leader on and off the field,’’ Aday said. “He’s the first player at practice and the last to leave. He hit third for us and was a force to be reckoned with in the middle of our lineup. Nicky will be playing college baseball at Stockton University next fall.
“Maresuke Koiwai (senior, short stop, Second Team All-Freedom) was tremendous at short stop for us this spring. Maresuke, in my opinion, was the best short stop in the field in all of Bergen County. His emergence in the field was a tremendous asset for our team. Matthew Morra (junior, pitcher, First Team All-Freedom, Third Team All-County) was our ace this spring and did not disappoint. His 1.50 ERA was tremendous. Matt had six complete games this spring and dominated the competition. We look forward to seeing Matt continue to grow next spring when he is a senior.’’
A member of the senior class was among the student athletes on the roster who showed steady improvement during this recently concluded season.
"Jared Ferrar (senior, catcher) caught every game but one for us this spring,’’ Aday said. “His bat only got better as the season went on. He was a workhorse behind the plate for us.
“Vin Cianni (junior) was our closer and spot starter. He had a great year and was the catalyst of our bullpen. Luke DeNicolo (junior) started at second base for us and only got better at the plate as the year went on. He had many big hits for us and was an RBI machine late in the year after splitting time early in the season.’’
Paramus finished with an overall record of 15-9, and they were 6-4 in the Big North Conference Freedom Division. They advanced to the NJSIAA North 1 Group 3 Sectional Tournament where they were defeated by Pascack Valley.
“Our senior class, parents and boosters deserve a lot of credit for our success this season,’’ Aday said. “Our seniors put in the time and efforts to get Paramus baseball back to where it needs to be.
“We look forward to the future. Despite injuries to three starting infielders, we were able to overcome that and have a good year.’’
Today on Looking Forward, we’re going to focus on a communications medium that exists just about everywhere around the world: RADIO!!In this episode, we’re going to learn about such things as podcasting and the Internet’s impact on the radio industry, how radio in the United States differs from radio elsewhere, and where radio’s future lies. Perhaps most importantly, you’ll want to hear about where our guest expert sees OPPORTUNITIES in the radio industry over the next se...
Today on Looking Forward, we’re going to focus on a communications medium that exists just about everywhere around the world: RADIO!!
In this episode, we’re going to learn about such things as podcasting and the Internet’s impact on the radio industry, how radio in the United States differs from radio elsewhere, and where radio’s future lies. Perhaps most importantly, you’ll want to hear about where our guest expert sees OPPORTUNITIES in the radio industry over the next several years.
And who is our guest expert? Well, if you’ve already listened to Part 1 of this two-part series (Episode #77,) you’ll definitely recognize the voice and British accent of James Cridland.
Along with being the Editor of Podnews, a daily podcast newsletter, James Cridland is a radio futurologist - a writer, consultant and public speaker on radio’s future. James has worked in radio and audio since 1989 as an award-winning copywriter, radio presenter, and internet strategist.
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