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 Phillipsburg, 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 Phillipsburg, 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
PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - The Phillipsburg Land Use Board approved a preliminary investigative report on whether Town Council should declare 1116 Main St. an area in need of non-condemnation redevelopment Thursday night at the Phillipsburg Housing Authority.The approval comes after two consecutive meetings the issue had been forwarded. The board had ordered a study on the area from Van Cleef Engineering Associates to ascertain whether the lot qualifies for the non-condemnation redevelopment status by meeting five statutory criteria as requir...
PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - The Phillipsburg Land Use Board approved a preliminary investigative report on whether Town Council should declare 1116 Main St. an area in need of non-condemnation redevelopment Thursday night at the Phillipsburg Housing Authority.
The approval comes after two consecutive meetings the issue had been forwarded. The board had ordered a study on the area from Van Cleef Engineering Associates to ascertain whether the lot qualifies for the non-condemnation redevelopment status by meeting five statutory criteria as required by the New Jersey Local Redevelopment and Housing Law. The study indicated that it did. The site is occupied by the remains of the former Ice House building.
The report noted that allowing the property to remain in a "vacant, dilapidated state is detrimental to the overall community welfare."
"The building is basically collapsed," Stanley Schrek, town engineer, said Thursday night.
Schrek added in the report that "the designation of the study area as an area in need of redevelopment is the first step to achieving the community character the Town desires."
Once receiving the designation, Phillipsburg may adopt redevelopment plans and employ several planning and financial tools to spur redevelopment. It may also qualify project for New Jersey financial subsidies or incentive programs. The status does not allow Phillipsburg to acquire the property through eminent domain.
In other news, the board granted a site plan exemption to Avantor Performance Materials, located at 600 N. Broad St. The applicant wants to build a 2,100 square-foot addition onto a building used for manufacturing. The project should not result in additional customers or traffic, although it should result in hiring an additional 13 employees, who will work over four shifts at the 24-hour, seven day-a-week facility.
The company produces specialty chemicals, many of which are for the bio-pharmaceutical industries.
In other business, a site plan exemption request from Verizon Wireless at 1116 S. Main St., was not heard as the applicant did not appear Thursday night. The company's request involves a wireless communication tower. The applicant, Advantage Engineers on behalf of Verizon, plans to add three antennas and replace six antennas on an existing monopole.
In other news, the board carried over a minor subdivision-sketch plan for Grace Baptist Church, located at 326 S. Main St., so revisions could be made. The plan could be heard next month.
PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - The Phillipsburg Board of Education adopted two new policies Monday night at the Phillipsburg Education Center.The first involved COVID-19 recordkeeping for employees working in healthcare or healthcare services. This policy involves establishing and maintaining a COVID-19 log to record each instance in which an employee is COVID-19 positive, regardless of whether the instance is connected to exposure to COVID-19 at work. The school district will record the information in the COVID-19 log within 24 hours of learning...
PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - The Phillipsburg Board of Education adopted two new policies Monday night at the Phillipsburg Education Center.
The first involved COVID-19 recordkeeping for employees working in healthcare or healthcare services. This policy involves establishing and maintaining a COVID-19 log to record each instance in which an employee is COVID-19 positive, regardless of whether the instance is connected to exposure to COVID-19 at work. The school district will record the information in the COVID-19 log within 24 hours of learning the employee is COVID-19 positive. The Phillipsburg School District (PSD) will maintain and preserve the log while the Emergency Temporary Standard remains in effect. In addition to this policy, the board also abolished a separate COVID policy that is now outdated.
The second involves postnatal accommodations for students. The policy states "a student shall be permitted to breastfeed their child or to express breast milk while attending school in accordance with a schedule provided by the student to the school nurse." The policy continues by noting "the student shall not incur an academic penalty for using any reasonable accommodations offered to the student and shall be provided the opportunity to make up any work missed due to such use."
The board approved also revisions to several other policies. They included emergency and crisis situations and cooperation with law enforcement agencies.
In the emergency and crisis situations motion, a "school security drill” means an exercise, other than a fire drill, to practice procedures that respond to an emergency situation including, but not limited to, a bomb threat, non-fire evacuation, lockdown, or active shooter situation and that is similar in duration to a fire drill.
In the law enforcement policy, PSD pledges to "ensure cooperation between school district staff and law enforcement authorities in all matters relating to the planning and conduct of law enforcement agencies on school grounds. This includes arrest procedures, undercover school operations and mandatory reporting of offenses.
"The board of education recognizes that keeping students and staff safe and helping children understand and respect the law is best served by a close and cooperative relationship with local law enforcement," the policy states.
The board approved an agreement with Centenary University for a dual enrollment program. The deal is good for six dual enrollment courses during the '22-'23 school year at the high school for a cost of roughly $31,200. Each of the courses are good for four credits each at a $52 per credit cost.
In other news, the board approved many personnel moves. This included six new hires, 24 new contracts, two transfers and various co-curricular appointments. The board appointed also teachers from the Early Childhood Center, primary school and elementary schools to develop the Annual School Plan at a $40 per hour rate not to exceed $6,000. The Annual School Plan is part of the planning for the ESEA Consolidated Grant.
Finally, the district formally announced Phillipsburg High School's top 10 Class of 2022 graduates. From first through 10th - Julia Patterson, Michael Juliano, Matthew Contiliano, Craig Eagleburger, Evan Wiley, Ryan Greenen, Timothy Bachman, Mary Ann Lopes, Zoha Raja, and Shawn Lattner. In addition, the board received a presentation on "Special Education Inclusion Week" held from March 28 through April 1.
The New Jersey Youth Corps of Phillipsburg is accepting applications for enrollment in its upcoming cohort starting on July 11th, 2022.If you are 16-25 years old and did not complete high school - NJ Youth Youth Corps can help!Established locally in 1998, New Jersey Youth Corps of Phillipsburg (NJYCP) primarily engages young adults in environmental and conservation work in the Warren County area while pursuing an alternative path to education. Over t...
The New Jersey Youth Corps of Phillipsburg is accepting applications for enrollment in its upcoming cohort starting on July 11th, 2022.
If you are 16-25 years old and did not complete high school - NJ Youth Youth Corps can help!
Established locally in 1998, New Jersey Youth Corps of Phillipsburg (NJYCP) primarily engages young adults in environmental and conservation work in the Warren County area while pursuing an alternative path to education. Over the past 24 years, NJYCP has a proven track record of success in working with opportunity youth - engaging over 1,000 young adults, empowering them in their personal & professional pursuits, and providing over 270,000 hours of service to the community.
Youth Corps is a year-round, locally administered, voluntary program. Funded through the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the New Jersey Youth Corps is one of the largest youth service and conservation corps in the United States. Guided by staff who serve as mentors and role models, crews of youth carry out a wide range of service projects, from park maintenance to ecological and environmental projects.
In return for their efforts to restore and strengthen communities, Corpsmembers receive:
The experience has an impact on its participants - more so than just earning a diploma - it provides an opportunity for a shift in their overall worldview. Reflecting on her experience, YC Graduate Sanaya H. said:
"I never saw myself graduating, going to college even being committed to anything other than sports until I found this place. As a Corsmember here I received love, knowledge, and an open mindset - things I didn't have when I first started this program. I love the feeling I get when I'm ready to go home and I think to myself, “I can't wait to teach my loved ones all the amazing things I've learned in a day" and the best part is there's something new every day. I now know how to function and how to run a great team. This is a skill I didn't realize I had until completing Youth Corps."
If you know someone who has potential they haven't realized yet - send them our way! For more information on how to enroll, you can visit www.njycphillipsburg.com/apply-now or call/text GOALS to 908-859-2969.
A dilapidated riverfront bar in Pohatcong Township is getting resurrected -- with a twist on its former name.Hoots Riverside Taproom is reopening after eight shuttered years under the new name of Hootz Bar & Grille, according to the owners of the bar at 12 River Road. The bar opened in the 1960s and closed around 2014, according to Christopher Kern of ...
A dilapidated riverfront bar in Pohatcong Township is getting resurrected -- with a twist on its former name.
Hoots Riverside Taproom is reopening after eight shuttered years under the new name of Hootz Bar & Grille, according to the owners of the bar at 12 River Road. The bar opened in the 1960s and closed around 2014, according to Christopher Kern of Bethlehem and Cory Wohlbach of Hellertown. The owners bought the property about five years ago as a “side hustle” to their regular full-time jobs.
The pair gutted and renovated the building themselves. Hootz will have typical pub fare: burgers, pork roll, chicken sandwiches and possibly “bar pies,” which are small pizzas. The owners are shooting for a grand opening in June.
Wohlbach said he wanted the 5,000-square-foot, multi-level Victorian structure to keep its name, which was well known to locals. The owners created a new bar, added utilities and installed new floors. Supply shortages brought on by the coronavirus pandemic postponed the project multiple times.
The building can hold about 50 people with additional dining expected on the front porch. Guests can relax while enjoying scenic views of the Delaware River.
The owners hope Hootz Bar & Grille will become a hot spot for commuters and tourists heading to and from New Jersey from the nearby Rieglesville Bridge. It’s across the Delaware River from Rieglesville in Upper Bucks County.
Asked why they chose Pohatcong Township, Kern told lehighvalleylive.com he wanted to take on a renovation and preserve a historic building. Hootz sits across from the historic Riegelsville Inn, built in 1838 by Benjamin Riegel, who was the founder of the Upper Bucks County town.
“There’s a lot of fining dining along the river, but people might want a little pub to go into and there’s not many left,” Wohlbach added. “It’s going to be a really cool place.”
Hootz also is about eight miles south of the Free Bridge between Easton and Phillipsburg. It borders Holland Township, Hunterdon County.
The owners are hiring bartenders and servers. The operating hours of Hootz Bar & Grille are pending.
Kern also owns Beer Mussels Bar & Grille in Hellertown. Kern and Wohlbach have known each other since elementary school, attending Saucon Valley schools.
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The United In Care program, through the United Way of Northern New Jersey and Shoprite of Greenwich partnered for cooking healthy meals together, virtually!PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – The United In Care program, through the United Way of Northern New Jersey and Shoprite of Greenwich partnered for cooking healthy meals together, virtually!Smiling faces joined Shoprite of Greenwich and ...
The United In Care program, through the United Way of Northern New Jersey and Shoprite of Greenwich partnered for cooking healthy meals together, virtually!
PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – The United In Care program, through the United Way of Northern New Jersey and Shoprite of Greenwich partnered for cooking healthy meals together, virtually!
Smiling faces joined Shoprite of Greenwich and United in Care as local providers and members of United in Care participated in the event, with TAPinto Phillipsburg joining in for Pizza night too. Multiple families joined in virtually to cook a healthy meal together. Over 30 callers dialed in to Zoom Conferencing to join in a make our own “cooking together class” to cook a healthy meal. This week’s class recipe was Mexican Tortilla Pizza.
All families who participate each month in this cooking series receive a FREE bag of groceries with ingredients to make a nutritious home cooked meal. During the event, proper use of tools, as well as healthy eating guidelines were all covered by the friendly staff of Shoprite, who nutritionist walked us through proper cleaning, cooking techniques, cutting our ingredients safely and how to choose healthy options when preparing a meal.
The United in Care families are part of a new model for affordable and accessible child care. According to their website, “United In Care is a grant-funded four-year pilot project. Our goal is to increase access to quality, affordable, and flexible child care for all New Jersey families, especially working families we call ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) those who are living paycheck to paycheck.”
In Phillipsburg, Warren County and New Jersey we face crisis in child care access and affordability of childcare. The pandemic just made things worse.
To address these issues, United In Care created a delivery model that partners licensed child care centers with home-based child care providers. This creates a shared-services alliance that expands capacity in communities, leverages a collective expertise to increase the quality of care, and shares critical resources to promote financial health of providers. What a great compliment to the Envision Center in Phillipsburg.
that are part of this program include:
Little Wonders Child Care Center
Michele’s Family Child Care
Alicia’s Family Child Care
Bino’s Family Child Care
United In Care is a grant-funded pilot program being administered through United Way of Northern New Jersey in partnership with Norwescap that is testing a new childcare delivery system designed to increase access to quality, affordable, and flexible child care for all New Jersey families.
If you do not qualify for state child care subsidy (i.e.vouchers), the federal Child Care Tax Credit or other types of financial assistance, you MIGHT qualify for United In Care tuition assistance.
For more details about getting connected with services through United In Care in Warren County, visit the United in Care website or link included in this article.
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