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 Peapack, 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 Peapack, 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
Bedminster, NJ, July 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NewMediaWire -- Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) (the “Company”) announces its second quarter 2022 results.This earnings release should be rea...
Bedminster, NJ, July 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NewMediaWire -- Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) (the “Company”) announces its second quarter 2022 results.
This earnings release should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Q2 2022 Investor Update, a copy of which is available on our website at www.pgbank.com and via a current report on Form 8-K on the website of the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.
The Company recorded total revenue of $61.40 million, net income of $20.10 million and diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) of $1.08 for the quarter ended June 30, 2022, compared to revenue of $51.52 million, net income of $14.42 million and diluted EPS of $0.74 for the three months ended June 30, 2021.
The Company’s return on average assets, return on average equity, and return on average tangible equity totaled 1.30%, 15.43% and 17.00%, respectively, for the June 2022 quarter.
The June 2022 quarter results were driven by improvement in net interest income and net interest margin, which improved 45 basis points compared to the June 2021 quarter (and 14 basis points compared to the March 2022 quarter).
The June 2022 quarter also included increases in wealth management fee income and SBA fee income, when compared to the June 2021 quarter.
Douglas L. Kennedy, President and CEO said, “Our second quarter 2022 results reflect the asset sensitivity of our balance sheet, as loans continued to reprice upward in the rising rate environment.”
The following are select highlights:
Peapack Private Wealth Management:
Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation is a New Jersey bank holding company with total assets of $6.2 billion and assets under management/administration of $9.5 billion as of June 30, 2022. Founded in 1921, Peapack-Gladstone Bank is a commercial bank that provides innovative wealth management, commercial and retail solutions, including residential lending and online platforms, to businesses and consumers. Peapack Private, the bank’s wealth management division, offers comprehensive financial, tax, fiduciary and investment advice and solutions to individuals, families, privately-held businesses, family offices and not-for-profit organizations, which help them to establish, maintain and expand their legacy. Together, Peapack-Gladstone Bank and Peapack Private offer an unparalleled commitment to client service. Visit and for more information.
Q. With Bitcoin’s lower price, I’ve finally started to invest in it and other cryptos. I’ve heard it can be a nightmare to track trades. Is there any way I can make this easier?— InvestorA. You’re right that cryptocurrency traders have had a rough time tracking trades, depending on the exchange they use.But things are getting easier. You just have to be proac...
Q. With Bitcoin’s lower price, I’ve finally started to invest in it and other cryptos. I’ve heard it can be a nightmare to track trades. Is there any way I can make this easier?
A. You’re right that cryptocurrency traders have had a rough time tracking trades, depending on the exchange they use.
But things are getting easier. You just have to be proactive.
Let’s start with how it all works.
Bitcoin is the most popular type of cryptocurrency that uses a large chain of interconnected computers to store and protect digital assets, Lisa McKnight, a certified financial planner with Peapack Private Wealth Management in New Providence.
“Investing in Bitcoin may seem complicated, but really all you need to start investing is personal identification documents, bank account information and a secure internet connection,” she said.
“You will also want to get a Bitcoin Wallet. This is where your purchased Bitcoin is stored,” she said. “It is imperative that you practice proper storage and security to ensure your investment is not hacked.”
You will also need to track your cryptocurrency across all wallets, exchanges and platforms in real time, McKnight said. For this, you can use a crypto portfolio tracker app that will allow you to track the total amount and value of your cryptocurrencies, track current and historic transactions and give live prices of the cryptocurrency, she said. Many of the apps also have charting and value prediction tools to help users make timely decisions. Most of the apps are free, but some with more advanced features have annual fees, she said.
Another factor to consider is trade tracking for tax purposes.
" All cryptocurrencies are treated as property for tax purposes; therefore, you can incur capital gains and losses when you buy, sell, trade, or dispose of your crypto,” McKnight said. “Outside of buying, selling and trading, if you earn cryptocurrencies, whether through a job, mining, staking or interest from lending activities, you are responsible for income taxes on the U.S. Dollar value of your crypto earnings.”
She said calculating your capital gains and losses from your crypto trading activity requires detailed records to keep track of your cost basis, fair market value, and the gain or loss every time you dispose of a crypto. Without this information, you are not able to calculate your realized income from your trading activity, and you are not able to report it on your taxes.
McKnight said if you are not skilled at keeping these detailed records and ledgers, you will want to use crypto tax software so that you can accurately report your activities on IRS Form 8949 come tax time.
“As you are aware, Bitcoin is highly volatile and is inclined to have large and fast swings in value, which presents an opportunity for large returns but also poses a tremendous risk,” she said. “It is critical that you learn how to invest in Bitcoin responsibly before making any decisions. Be sure to diversify your investment portfolio to protect yourself from marketplace volatility.”
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Rutgers NJ Medical School Presents Collaborative ARTS Exhibit(Josh Handler's painting "Peach Cobbler Versus Bee" can be seen as a part of the Annual NJ MS Collaborative Arts Exhibit. )(Lloyd D's painting "Yellow" can be seen as a part of the Annual NJ Medical School Collaborative Arts Exhibit. )Josh Handler's painting, "Peach Cobbler Versus Bee", is based on a summer picnic. It's a battle between bees, attracted to a delicious peach cobbler at the bottom of a picnic basket, and human picni...
(Josh Handler's painting "Peach Cobbler Versus Bee" can be seen as a part of the Annual NJ MS Collaborative Arts Exhibit. )
(Lloyd D's painting "Yellow" can be seen as a part of the Annual NJ Medical School Collaborative Arts Exhibit. )
Josh Handler's painting, "Peach Cobbler Versus Bee", is based on a summer picnic. It's a battle between bees, attracted to a delicious peach cobbler at the bottom of a picnic basket, and human picnickers. Another painting, "Odd-Shaped Flowers", is about Handler's vision of a Venus flytrap.
LD, also known as Lloyd, is an artist who enjoys experimenting with textures and various types of splatter. He often applies the splatter to his paintings while other areas of his canvas are still wet, resulting in a textural blending of paint.
Josh and Lloyd are two of 21 artists from the Matheny Medical and Educational Center's Arts Access Program whose paintings are on display at the 12th annual Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) Collaborative ARTS Exhibit. The virtual and in-person galleries for the exhibit opened June 23 and will be visible through August 31. NJMS is located at 185 South Orange Ave. in Newark. A Virtual Artists Reception will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Monday, July 18. Admission to this event is free. To register or to view the virtual exhibit, log onto www.artsaccessprogram.org.
Matheny, based in Peapack, NJ, is a special hospital and educational facility for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities. Arts Access provides individuals with disabilities the freedom to create in the visual, literary, and performing arts. The NJMS exhibit will also feature artwork from artists participating in the Jewish Service for Developmentally Disabled's WAE Center in West Orange. The WAE Center is a holistic, creative, and expressive arts learning center for people with intellectual disabilities.
Arts Access and the JSDD's WAE Center are dedicated to enabling individuals with disabilities to create fine art. The artistic process is an undeniable source of empowerment for people with disabilities, and the work included in this annual exhibition is a testament to the success of each of these programs.
Handler, who lives in Matheny's group residence in Frelinghuysen, NJ, has been creating paintings and digital art since the Arts Access Program's beginning in 1993. He tries to make his visual art "unique and interesting. Some people think I'm mysterious." His "Venus Fly Trap" painting is "what I think Venus fly traps look like in my artistic mind – in Joshua Handler's world. I had a dream about odd-shaped flowers one day. That is how 'Odd-Shaped Flowers' came to be."
Lloyd, who lives in Columbia, NJ, works closely at Arts Access with professional artist Joe Matousek, who is his facilitator. When Lloyd creates a painting, Matousek says, "he explores various mediums at the same time, such as using crayons in paint or mixing markers with paint splatter, just to see how they react to one another. He is an artist who knows exactly what he wants and always puts a little adventure into every painting." Lloyd's two acrylic paintings at the NJMS exhibit are entitled "Yellow" and "Colors".
Among other Arts Access artists with multiple paintings at the NJMS exhibit are Cheryl Chapin, who lives in Matheny's Basking Ridge group residence, and Chet Cheesman and Ellen Kane who reside at Matheny's Franklin Twp. group homes. Chapin's visual art has been exhibited at Overlook Hospital's Wallace Art Gallery in Summit, the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton; and the Johnson & Johnson headquarters in New Brunswick. Her NJMS paintings are "Splatter and Drip" and "A River Runs Through It".
Cheesman, whose work has been shown at ABC Headquarters and the Grounds for Sculpture, says, "All of my paintings are in my head before I do them." One of his pieces at NJMS is untitled; the other is called "Amber My Sister". Both of Kane's painting are untitled. She describes her work as "stylish and dramatic and original," but, above all else, painting, she says, "makes me happy."
Bedminster, NJ, Dec. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire -- This holiday season Peapack-Gladstone Bank announced the return of the nostalgic annual Boonton Christmas Tree Sale. The inaugural event was reminiscent of past sales sponsored by the local Kiwanis Club. Held November 26 to December 5, the live tree sale was orchestrated ...
Bedminster, NJ, Dec. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire -- This holiday season Peapack-Gladstone Bank announced the return of the nostalgic annual Boonton Christmas Tree Sale. The inaugural event was reminiscent of past sales sponsored by the local Kiwanis Club. Held November 26 to December 5, the live tree sale was orchestrated entirely by Peapack-Gladstone Bank volunteers who teamed up, helping families find their perfect tree. Offering a wide variety of species and selling more than 250 trees, one hundred percent of this year’s sales and donations totaling $27,750 will benefit nourish.NJ in Morristown, supporting their efforts to alleviate the struggles of homelessness and hunger in our municipalities.
The sale was held at the Bank’s newest retail location at 104 Ely Place, Boonton. “Peapack-Gladstone Bank knows how important a Christmas tree is to a family’s holiday tradition, so we decided to start the sale the day after Thanksgiving,” said Robert Plante, Executive Vice President and COO at Peapack-Gladstone Bank, “but we never expected to run out so quickly. The Bank planned this festive event to bring back an old-fashioned quality to the community, and we were excited to see the large number of families that came out to enjoy the festivities and select a tree to support a local charity.”
This year’s Boonton Christmas tree sale was the first in the return of this annual holiday tradition, where each year, a new community beneficiary will be named. Founded in 1921 and celebrating its 100th Anniversary, Peapack-Gladstone Bank values its ties with community. “The Boonton Christmas Tree Sale will be a place where families can make long lasting memories,” said Daniela Oldham, Vice President, Retail Private Banker at the Bank’s Boonton location. “The Bank is committed to making a difference in our municipalities both now and for many Christmases to come.”
About the Company
Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation is a NJ bank holding company with total assets of $6.2 billion and assets under management/administration of $10.3 billion as of September 30, 2021. Peapack-Gladstone Bank is a commercial bank that provides innovative wealth management, investment banking, commercial and retail solutions, including residential lending and online platforms, to businesses and consumers. Peapack Private, the Bank’s wealth management division, offers comprehensive financial, tax, fiduciary and investment advice, and solutions, to individuals, families, privately held businesses, family offices and not-for-profit organizations, which help them establish, maintain and expand their legacy. Together, Peapack-Gladstone Bank and Peapack Private offer an unparalleled commitment to client service. Visit www.pgbank.com and www.peapackprivate.com for more information.
Bedminster, NJ, Dec. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire -- Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank believe the holiday season offers the perfect opportunity for companies to support their communities and the...
Bedminster, NJ, Dec. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire -- Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank believe the holiday season offers the perfect opportunity for companies to support their communities and the causes important to their employees and clients. In the spirit of the holiday season, each year the Bank has a tradition of choosing a local charity to contribute to on behalf of its employees, clients and friends. As Peapack-Gladstone Bank’s 100th Anniversary celebration draws to a close in 2021, and as part of the Company’s annual holiday giving program, the Bank has made a $5,000 donation to the Land Conservancy of New Jersey in Boonton.
“The Land Conservancy of New Jersey is an incredible organization that protects, preserves, restores and cares for open space and water resources,” said Doug Kennedy, President and CEO. “We are so pleased to help them continue their efforts both now, and for future generations.” Past holiday donation recipients have included America’s Grow-a-Row, United Way of Northern New Jersey, Veterans Administration New Jersey Health Care System, Covenant House and Eva’s Village.
Peapack-Gladstone Bank has a long history of supporting the communities it serves through employee volunteerism, in-kind gifts and financial donations. With its commitment to giving back, throughout the years, the Bank has made a difference and brought positive, lasting change to local communities, not only during the holiday season, but all year through.
About the Company
Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation is a NJ bank holding company with total assets of $6.2 billion and assets under management/administration of $10.3 billion as of September 30, 2021. Peapack-Gladstone Bank is a commercial bank that provides innovative wealth management, investment banking, commercial and retail solutions, including residential lending and online platforms to businesses and consumers. Peapack Private, the Bank’s wealth management division, offers comprehensive financial, tax, fiduciary and investment advice, and solutions, to individuals, families, privately held businesses, family offices and not-for-profit organizations, which help them establish, maintain, and expand their legacy. Together, Peapack-Gladstone Bank and Peapack Private offer an unparalleled commitment to client service. Visit www.pgbank.com and www.peapackprivate.com for more information.
Contact: Rosanne Schwab, Peapack-Gladstone Bank, Assistant Vice President, Public Relations and Corporate Communications Manager, 500 Hills Drive, Suite 300, Bedminster, NJ 07921 [email protected], (908) 719-6543.