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 Plantation, 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 Plantation, 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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A large American crocodile thrashed and growled as wildlife officials worked to remove it from the backyard pool of a home in the Florida Keys early Sunday morning.Officials say they received a call from a homeowner in Plantation Key at around 2 a.m. local time on Sunday, after the massive creature was spotted in their below-ground pool. Video footage recorded during the successful capture shows a group of "trappers" from an organization called Pesky Critters Animal Control reining in the reptile with what appears to be a sp...
A large American crocodile thrashed and growled as wildlife officials worked to remove it from the backyard pool of a home in the Florida Keys early Sunday morning.
Officials say they received a call from a homeowner in Plantation Key at around 2 a.m. local time on Sunday, after the massive creature was spotted in their below-ground pool. Video footage recorded during the successful capture shows a group of "trappers" from an organization called Pesky Critters Animal Control reining in the reptile with what appears to be a spool of rope, while the creature tugs, rolls and splashes around in the water. CBS Miami originally reported the stunning interaction on Monday.
Pulling the crocodile — which, wildlife officials said, measured 10 feet long — from the pool onto the surrounding deck was particularly challenging.
"We now have a slippery pool deck here," Todd Hardwick, the trapper tasked with collecting the animal from the property, can be heard telling a colleague and a law enforcement officer in the video that Pesky Critters shared to its Facebook page on Sunday.
Hardwick was able to "secure" the crocodile with help from an assistant trapper, Jeff Peterla. The pair heaved the reptile into the pool deck and restrained it before they dragged it along the backyard patio with the help of a Monroe County officer. They ultimately moved the crocodile to another location near open water, removed its restraints and released it back into the wild.
American crocodiles are one of two crocodile species seen in the United States, and they are only found in South Florida, according to the National Park Service. Different from the more common American alligator, which lives in various habitats throughout the southeastern U.S., these crocodiles are protected as a threatened animal species under the Federal Endangered Species Act.
The crocodile can be distinguished from an alligator based on a handful of defining physical features, including its lizard-like shape and long, muscular tail, as well as its four relatively short legs, which have five toes on the front feet and four toes on the back feet, according to its profile on the NPS website. The crocodile's snout is triangular, and a single tooth is visible on each side of its lower jaw, even when the mouth is closed.
Male crocodiles can reach about 20 feet in length at their largest, but wildlife officials say they usually do not grow to be longer than 14 feet in the wild. Female crocodiles are smaller, ranging from about eight feet to 12 feet in length.
An affiliate of the Related Group acquired a development site in Plantation that was previously an AT&T office for $13 million.The 13.7-acre site at 8601 W. Sunrise Blvd. was sold by 8601 West Sunrise Owner LLC, care of Miami-based Fifteen Group. The buyer was 8601 Sunrise Owner LLC, affiliated with Miami-based Related Group. JMP 8601 Sunrise lender LLC provided a $10 million mortgage to the buyer. Property data firm Vizzda confirmed the buyer and seller information.The deal was brokered by Berkadia’s Jaret Turkell, O...
An affiliate of the Related Group acquired a development site in Plantation that was previously an AT&T office for $13 million.
The 13.7-acre site at 8601 W. Sunrise Blvd. was sold by 8601 West Sunrise Owner LLC, care of Miami-based Fifteen Group. The buyer was 8601 Sunrise Owner LLC, affiliated with Miami-based Related Group. JMP 8601 Sunrise lender LLC provided a $10 million mortgage to the buyer. Property data firm Vizzda confirmed the buyer and seller information.
The deal was brokered by Berkadia’s Jaret Turkell, Omar Morales, Roberto Pesant and Josa Mota.
It last traded for $12 million in 2018. AT&T vacated the 130,549 square feet of office space there a few years ago.
It’s located just east of Pine Island Road.
In 2021, Fifteen Group filed plans to redevelop the site with 392 multifamily units in 417,327 square feet, 150,000 square feet of office space, 5,000 square feet of retail and 1,256 parking spaces. The tallest building would have been seven stories.
No construction has taken place.
Officials at the Related Group couldn’t be reached for comment regarding its plans for the property. The company is among the largest multifamily developers in South Florida and it has been particularly active in Broward County with new apartment projects in recent years.
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The parent company of The Plantation on Crystal River was one of two Florida resorts forced to pay $325,000 to the U.S. Department of Justice for “knowingly providing false information in support of a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application.”Kingwood Crystal River Resort Corporation and Kingwood Orlando Reunion Resort have agreed to settle allegations that they violated the False Claims Act (FCA) and the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act, according to a U.S. Department of Ju...
The parent company of The Plantation on Crystal River was one of two Florida resorts forced to pay $325,000 to the U.S. Department of Justice for “knowingly providing false information in support of a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application.”
Kingwood Crystal River Resort Corporation and Kingwood Orlando Reunion Resort have agreed to settle allegations that they violated the False Claims Act (FCA) and the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act, according to a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) press release issued Tuesday.
Congress created the PPP in March 2020, as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, to provide emergency loans to small businesses suffering economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Act authorized businesses to seek forgiveness of the loans if they spent the loan funds on eligible expenses, such as payroll.
“There were lots of programs that became available quickly (during the pandemic) and we tried to take advantage of those,” Michael Mancke, general manager of The Plantation on Crystal River, told the Chronicle.
“The minute we found out there was some impropriety and we were aware of it, we worked with the DOJ to come up with an amicable solution, which we’ve done. We don’t feel like we did anything wrong in the process of getting the money out there.”
“Everything’s fixed and we put it all behind us,” he added.
Orlando Reunion and Crystal River, which are related but operate separate resorts, both received separate PPP loans, according to the DOJ.
The DOJ alleged Crystal River sought forgiveness of its PPP loan, in part, by certifying that it used a portion of it to pay wages of Crystal River employees.
Some of the employees to whom it claimed to have paid wages were actually Orlando Reunion employees whom Crystal River did not employ or pay, the DOJ said.
As a part of the settlement, Crystal River and Orlando Reunion agreed to pay $271,720 in damages and penalties under the FCA and $53,280 in civil penalties under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act.
“PPP loans were intended to help small businesses retain employees and keep their doors open during the pandemic,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brian M. Boynton, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Division.
“The Department is committed to holding accountable those who knowingly and improperly sought PPP loans or forgiveness of those loans,” he said.
Michael D. Bates is a staff writer with the Citrus County Chronicle and can be reached at [email protected].
PLANTATION, Fla – Millions of Americans are celebrating America’s 247th Independence Day Tuesday with barbecues, parades, family gatherings, and, of course, nighttime fireworks.There are a number of events and fireworks shows happening throughout South Florida to observe the Fourth of July.In Plantation, the town kicked off its celebration Tues...
PLANTATION, Fla – Millions of Americans are celebrating America’s 247th Independence Day Tuesday with barbecues, parades, family gatherings, and, of course, nighttime fireworks.
There are a number of events and fireworks shows happening throughout South Florida to observe the Fourth of July.
In Plantation, the town kicked off its celebration Tuesday morning with its annual Independence Day parade, led by Grand Marshall and long-time city employee, 101-year-old Norma Fink.
Local 10 News spoke with Plantation residents who said the special tradition has continued for over 70 years.
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“This is a family tradition,” said Patrick Fitzgibbon. “We’ve been living in Plantation for 22 years and we come here every year and the kids just love it. They’ve moved out and started their own families, but they come back for this.”
The parade featured community leaders and first responders riding in motorcycles and firetrucks, and smiling and waving to attendees.
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“I like to see them interacting with the community because you always see that when there’s tragedy and stuff and you don’t get a lot of opportunity to see them,” said Plantation resident Hailey Cooper.
Beyond Plantation, Fourth of July celebrations are happening all across South Florida.
A Local 10 News crew was at the scene of Fort Lauderdale Beach Tuesday as this year’s holiday headliner is South Florida’s own rapper Flo Rida.
“Excited for Flo Rida. He’s all Florida, all the time,” said South Florida resident Danielle Collins.
With the street closures and crowds, city officials recommend taking other forms of transportation instead of driving.
“We have our micro mover with Circuit, just download the Ride Circuit app. They can pick you up anywhere in the city as long as it’s in the coverage area. We also have the Water Taxi and of course, any rideshare will help,” said City of Fort Lauderdale employee Arlene Bornstein.
Attendees should expect large crowds at Miami-Dade events as well, especially at Bayfront and Tropical Park.
Officials are urging everyone to have a safe and fun time celebrating America.
Waterton has acquired a 321-unit community in Plantation, Fla., from Stiles Development for $88.4 million, Yardi Matrix data shows. Completed in 2013, the 12-story One Plantation property will undergo value-add upgrades. Newmark brokered the deal.Located at 1650 SW 78th Ave., the community is situated in central Broward County area, near Fort Lauderdale. It was developed as a part of the 860-acre Plantation Midtown master plan, anticipated to feature some 5.5 million square feet of of...
Waterton has acquired a 321-unit community in Plantation, Fla., from Stiles Development for $88.4 million, Yardi Matrix data shows. Completed in 2013, the 12-story One Plantation property will undergo value-add upgrades. Newmark brokered the deal.
Located at 1650 SW 78th Ave., the community is situated in central Broward County area, near Fort Lauderdale. It was developed as a part of the 860-acre Plantation Midtown master plan, anticipated to feature some 5.5 million square feet of office and retail space upon its completion.
“We were initially attracted to the opportunity because of its location at the heart of central Broward,” Julie Heigel, senior vice president of acquisitions at Waterton told MHN. “Situated right on the corner of University Drive and I-595, the property is not only highly visible but also offers its residents with efficient access to several of Fort Lauderdale’s largest and growing employment nodes including downtown, Sunrise and Davie.”
One Plantation is a LEED Certified Silver building. It is 95 percent occupied, Yardi Matrix data shows.
One Plantation features one-, two- and three-bedroom homes. Individual units include private patio or balcony options, walk-in closets, washers and dryers and hurricane impact windows. A resident clubhouse features a movie theater, catering kitchen, cycle studio, business center and private work rooms and lounge areas. There is also a pool and a dog park on the property.
Existing tennis courts on the onsite parking garage’s rooftop are expected to be converted into pickleball courts. The four-story clubhouse building will go through furniture, WiFi and equipment upgrades, while individual units will be renovated with updated flooring, countertops and appliances.
Residents are near retail, dining and entertainment options, as well as golf courses and country clubs. Employers in proximity include American Express, Aetna, Nova Southeastern University and several hospitals. Downtown Fort Lauderdale is a 15-minute drive away.
One Plantation is not Waterton’s first community in the area. The company also owns District West Gables in West Miami and the Verona at Boynton Beach. Outside of South Florida, Waterton has been expanding its footprint. Earlier this year the company reentered the Seattle market with the $63.5 million purchase of State Apartments in Kirkland, Wash. The company intents to implement a capital improvements plan on that property as well.