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 Riviera Beach, 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 Riviera Beach, 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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Palm Beach is hiring lobbyists to fight a Florida law that upended the island’s historic preservation program.Florida’s legislature in March unanimously passed a building regulation law that allowed the demolition of any non-historic single-family homes in flood zones, without local review. The law, House Bill 423, went into effect on July 1. It does not apply to homes designated as historic before Jan....
Palm Beach is hiring lobbyists to fight a Florida law that upended the island’s historic preservation program.
Florida’s legislature in March unanimously passed a building regulation law that allowed the demolition of any non-historic single-family homes in flood zones, without local review. The law, House Bill 423, went into effect on July 1. It does not apply to homes designated as historic before Jan. 1. Homes designated as historic after that date may remain protected from demolition at the whim of the property owner.
That puts a serious damper on Palm Beach’s decades-old historic preservation program. As of January, Palm Beach had 359 properties landmarked as historic, under the jurisdiction of its Landmarks Preservation Commission. The commission reviews and approves any alterations to landmarked properties. It also votes to grant landmark status.
Town officials say earlier drafts of House Bill 423 did not include the demolition language.
“This thing sort of snuck through,” said Wayne Bergman, director of planning, zoning and building during a Landmarks Preservation Commission meeting last month.
“I don’t usually editorialize things, but I will say, in my opinion this is a poorly crafted and misguided law,” he said at the time.
Palm Beach Town Council members and staff strategized the town’s opposition to the demolition bill during a council meeting on Wednesday. Officials agreed to hire lobbyists to make the town’s case in Tallahassee. But they held off on a decision on whether the town will advocate for a complete rescinding of the law, or an amendment to the language that protects its historic preservation program.
A coalition of sorts is already in the making. Palm Beach council members named Coral Gables, Miami Beach, and St. Augustine as possible allies in the fight against HB 423, all cities with robust historic preservation programs impacted by the law.
Spec developers like Todd Michael Glaser have already moved to take advantage of the new demolition law in Miami Beach, buying homes to tear down.
Given the law’s application across flood zones, the stakes are high for low-elevation historic communities in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.
According to Bergman, the demolition law applies to “every square inch of Palm Beach.”
The change comes at a time of dramatic change for the barrier island community. Pandemic-fueled migration and corporate relocations caused a population boom for the historically sleepy vacation town.
PALM BEACH, Fla. —"I would come up with all of the answers before all the puzzles were turned," so avid Wheel of Fortune fan Michelle Jaminet called the Wheel of Fortune contestant line and sure enough, she made the cut.But the show could not pay the Palm Beach native's way from the Sunshine State. Luckily she was a flight attendant at the time and could always catch a free ride."So I jumped on a plane and I flew to L.A," she said.Stay informed: ...
PALM BEACH, Fla. —
"I would come up with all of the answers before all the puzzles were turned," so avid Wheel of Fortune fan Michelle Jaminet called the Wheel of Fortune contestant line and sure enough, she made the cut.
But the show could not pay the Palm Beach native's way from the Sunshine State. Luckily she was a flight attendant at the time and could always catch a free ride.
"So I jumped on a plane and I flew to L.A," she said.
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That decision to take off would pay off. Aug. 25, 1983, was the start of her winning streak.
"I won the first round and the second round came around and I wasn’t quite sure but it came back to me and I knew it, so I took a gamble and spun the wheel," she said.
That gamble paid off, she won again and again. Jaminet won all three rounds that day and instead of flying, she drove away.
"I won a brand new 1984 Corvette," she said, smiling.
When asked if she remembered the puzzled she solved she said, " Of course I remember the puzzles! Adam's apple, handlebar mustache."
So, we had to ask what her secret was. Her advice: "Do the jumble in the newspaper and watch the show because there's a lot of tricks and trades and consonants that go together or don’t go together."
Some of it she admits, though, must be good fortune which she tries to pay forward.
"I worked for the American Cancer Society for seven years here in Palm Beach and raised a lot of money for cancer research," Jaminet said.
For those down on their luck and who keep hitting bankrupt, she offered this tip, "Just remember you are going to get another turn to spin the wheel."
RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — Margaret Cummings wants her back yard, to look as green and lush as her front. She thought a well would help.“I wanted a well so that I could save on the costs of a water bill here in the city of Riviera Beach,” she said. “Sometimes I save about $200, depending on how much water you use.”A neighbor put her in touch with a West Palm Beach contractor.“And we agreed he’d put the well in for me,” she said, noting that on March 10, she wrote a $750 dollar c...
RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — Margaret Cummings wants her back yard, to look as green and lush as her front. She thought a well would help.
“I wanted a well so that I could save on the costs of a water bill here in the city of Riviera Beach,” she said. “Sometimes I save about $200, depending on how much water you use.”
A neighbor put her in touch with a West Palm Beach contractor.
“And we agreed he’d put the well in for me,” she said, noting that on March 10, she wrote a $750 dollar check as a down payment, believing he’d be on the job soon.
Cummings said he showed up once in early April and worked in a section of her back yard.
That area is now covered by a flower pot, beneath it is nothing but a hole in the ground, about a foot deep.
Cummings said that was the last time she saw the contractor, though phone and text records show she’s kept in touch with him, trying to get him to finish the job.
“He just gave me different reasons why he didn’t show,” said Cummings. “But he always apologized, and said he was coming.”
After waiting since the spring, Cummings said she had enough, as she was tired of looking at her parched back yard and tired of waiting for the well.
“I still want the well,” said Cummings. “But I don’t trust him, but I do want my money back, yes, most definitely.”
We called the contractor, and tried to talk with him at his West Palm Beach home, but he wasn’t in.
When we were trying to track him down, Margaret says he called.
She says she asked for a refund but instead agreed to give the contractor another chance.
She said the man spent much of Labor Day weekend working on the well.
Cummings asked Contact 5 not use his name, saying he made a good faith effort to resume work.
According to the website Angie's List, homeowners should check to see if contractors are licensed. In this case, the contractor is not.
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Editor's Note: All of the water quality advisories for the six beaches in this story were lifted Sept. 1 following sampling performed Aug. 29.Labor Day weekend is just around the corner, which typically means busy beaches in Palm Beach County.But this year, you might want to think twice before heading into the water.The water quality at six area beaches scored in the "poor" range, according to a news release by the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County o...
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Editor's Note: All of the water quality advisories for the six beaches in this story were lifted Sept. 1 following sampling performed Aug. 29.
Labor Day weekend is just around the corner, which typically means busy beaches in Palm Beach County.
But this year, you might want to think twice before heading into the water.
The water quality at six area beaches scored in the "poor" range, according to a news release by the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County on Tuesday.
Those beaches included the following:
All of these beaches had high levels of enterococci bacteria, prompting the alert.
The spokesperson for FDOH said elderly people, small children, people with weak immune systems or open wounds are advised not to go into the water.
Beachgoers told WPTV it's not worth risking their health to go into the water.
"I was already waist-deep in, and personally I don't think I'm going to go back now knowing that there's a health advisory," Palm Beach County resident Alyza Marrero said. "I don't want to risk anything or cause any problems."
Health officials said that the causes of the elevated bacteria levels are unknown but heavy rains, high surf and heavy traffic can contribute to the problem.
Generally, poor water quality ratings at beaches are associated with wildlife, heavy recreational usage, high surf from high winds and high tides or runoff following heavy rains.
The Director of Aquatics for Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Jimmy Davis agrees that heavy rain and low tides play a factor, but what's abnormal is how many areas testing poorly at once.
"That's a little strange to have that many poor advisories," Davis said.
The Department of Health encourages beachgoers to rinse with fresh water after swimming in any natural body of water.
Health department staff regularly sample the beach waters at 13 locations from Boca Raton to Jupiter for enterococci.
The advisory will remain in effect through the holiday weekend.
The Department of Health is set to conduct their regular testing again next week.
Click here for the latest water quality reports for beaches in Palm Beach County and throughout the state.
Puerto Rico is bracing for Tropical Storm Fiona, as the National Hurricane Center stated late Saturday afternoon that "life-threatening flooding and mudslides" are possible across the island over the next few days due to the storm.As of 11 p.m. Saturday, the National Hurricane Center stated Fiona is likely to strengthen and become a hurricane before reaching the so...
Puerto Rico is bracing for Tropical Storm Fiona, as the National Hurricane Center stated late Saturday afternoon that "life-threatening flooding and mudslides" are possible across the island over the next few days due to the storm.
As of 11 p.m. Saturday, the National Hurricane Center stated Fiona is likely to strengthen and become a hurricane before reaching the southern coast of Puerto Rico on Sunday.
Additional strengthening is expected on Monday and Tuesday, as Fiona moves over the southwestern Atlantic, according to the NHC.
Late Saturday afternoon, tropical storm conditions are beginning to reach the Virgin Islands, according to the NHC, and are expected to spread westward and reach Puerto Rico later tonight.
Most models put Fiona moving to the west toward Puerto Rico and Hispaniola before taking a northly path east of Florida, but forecasters warn that the path could shift either east or west depending on conditions.
Several factors will determine Fiona's intensity over the coming days and into next week, including wind shear, dry air and the impact land has over the tropical storm.
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AccuWeather forecasters expect wind shear in the Gulf of Mexico and nearby steering winds to shift Fiona into a northly path after it reaches the Bahamas.
If it does, early predictions are that Fiona could miss the U.S., staying off the East Coast. However, with Fiona still more than a week away, weather patterns can change, including a southward dip in the jet stream.
This could allow Fiona to wander close to the Atlantic coast of the U.S. next weekend and beyond, AccuWeather forecasters said.
Residents along the Florida's East Coast, along with coastal residents north of the state, were advised to closely monitor Fiona's progress.
Here's the latest update from the NHC as of 11 p.m. Sept. 17:
At 11 p.m., the center of Tropical Storm Fiona was located 75 miles south of St. Croix and 145 miles southeast of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Fiona is moving toward the west-northwest near 8 mph, and is moving somewhat "erratically," the NHC report stated. A northwestward motion is expected to begin Sunday and continue through Tuesday.
On the forecast track, the center of Fiona is expected to move south of the U.S. Virgin Islands this evening, approach Puerto Rico tonight, and then move near or over Puerto Rico Sunday afternoon or Sunday evening. Fiona is then expected to be offshore of the Dominican Republic on Monday and near or to the east of the Turks and Caicos on Tuesday.
Data from Air Force Reserve and NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph, with higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles from the center.
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The National Hurricane Center said interests in the Turks and Caicos and southeastern Bahamas should also monitor the progress of Fiona.
See the latest models on where Tropical Storm Fiona could go.
Colorado State University's hurricane forecast Sept. 15-28 gives the highest odds for above-normal activity — 50% — with lower odds for normal — 40% — and below-normal — 10%.
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30.
Although the season has gotten off to a quiet start, the peak of the season is Sept. 10, with the most activity happening between mid-August and mid-October, according to the Hurricane Center.
See the National Hurricane Center's five-day graphical tropical weather outlook below.
Systems currently being monitored by the National Hurricane Center.
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