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 Rockaway Township, 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 Rockaway Township, 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:
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Local Italian-American organizations urged the Toms River Regional school district this week to reverse a decision to eliminate Columbus Day as a school holiday, saying the move is an insult to their heritage.The district’s school calendar, approved over the summer, made Columbus Day a regular school day. Students in the Jersey Shore community, which has a large Italian-American population, have had the day off from school in the past.This year, teachers and school staff were already working Columbus Day for professional ...
Local Italian-American organizations urged the Toms River Regional school district this week to reverse a decision to eliminate Columbus Day as a school holiday, saying the move is an insult to their heritage.
The district’s school calendar, approved over the summer, made Columbus Day a regular school day. Students in the Jersey Shore community, which has a large Italian-American population, have had the day off from school in the past.
This year, teachers and school staff were already working Columbus Day for professional training and the district needed to add a student day to reach the required 180 days of school, Toms River Regional Superintendent Michael Citta in a statement.
“This just made sense to facilitate,” he said, noting the move will help allow students to graduate and finish school earlier.
“In no way was the move intended to remove the holiday from the district or community,” Citta continued. “As you know, most schools nationwide and statewide have school on Columbus Day, as Toms River has done in the past as well.”
Students will continue to have lessons and discussions about “Italian-American contributions” to the country, he added.
Mike Kenny, a district spokesman, also emphasized Toms River Regional “did not, in fact, cancel Columbus Day,” as some critics have called the move to eliminate the school holiday.
A few speakers at Wednesday’s school board meeting objected to the change. Andre’ DiMino, the president and communications director of the Italian American One Voice Coalition, called the decision an insult to the Italian-American community.
“What it tells the children that go to school, they had the day off last year and by eliminating the holiday, it’s telling Italian-American children that this is not a very important holiday any more,” he said. “That’s just not right.”
This year, Columbus Day falls on Monday, Oct. 10. It commemorates when Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer, landed in what was then considered the “New World” in 1492. Columbus Day was unofficially celebrated before becoming a federal holiday in 1937.
“We think it’s really a disgrace that people are doing this to Columbus Day,” said DiMino, who lives in Woodcliff Lake and owns a home in Brick.
Michael Blandina, the chairman of the Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee, was optimistic the school district will add Columbus Day back to the school holiday calendar in the future. Eliminating it is discriminatory, he said.
“Everybody deserves their holiday. It’s not a matter of taking somebody’s holiday away, and that’s what they did here, they discriminated against the Italian-American community,” said Blandina, who lives in Brick and also spoke at the meeting.
Columbus Day, which falls on the second Monday of October each year, has become controversial in New Jersey and other states in recent years. Columbus has been criticized for his treatment of Native Americans, including the use of violence and slavery.
Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which commemorates the history and contributions of Native Americans, has become increasingly popular as a replacement for Columbus Day. It typically falls on the same day, and was issued a proclamation by President Joe Biden in 2021.
In New Jersey, Randolph replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the school calendar, then erased all holiday names from the calendar after this district was criticized for making the change. Randolph schools then reversed course again and added holiday names, including Columbus Day, back on its school calendar last year.
Rockaway also removed Columbus Day from its calendar and replaced it with Indigenous People’s Day, then reversed the decision last year.
Meanwhile, Jersey City debated making a change, then decided to keep the holiday. Officials said Columbus Day is ultimately more about celebrating the Italian culture than honoring the explorer.
Gov. Phil Murphy previously criticized the now-reversed decision to drop all holiday names from the school calendar in Randolph.
“These holidays exist as they do for a reason, and I’m on the side of keeping it the way it is,” Murphy said.
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A steady stream of customers entered the Ascend Montclair dispensary on Saturday during its inaugural weekend offering adult recreational weed.
Among those who came to check things out was Michele DeZao, 60, of Rockaway, who was on her second visit to the dispensary since getting her medical marijuana card two months ago.
The recovering cancer patient on disability immediately noticed the bigger crowds on Saturday but appreciated how she was still treated as a priority with the medical patients-only check out line.
The hours of 8 a.m to 10 a.m. are reserved for medical patients only, with adult weed starting at 10 a.m., seven days a week at Ascend Montclair.
“I don’t have a problem with it,” said DeZao as she paid for vapes and edibles, which she said helps alleviate her stomach pains. “People are buying it (adult recreational weed) anyway so why not make it legal?”
The dispensary at 395 Bloomfield Avenue officially opened for adult weed sales at 10 a.m. Friday to become the 19th location in New Jersey to offer it after weeks of negotiations with the township.
“We are grateful for the support of the Montclair community and cannot wait to share the Ascend experience with the people of Montclair and the surrounding towns,” said Caitlin Fleishman, Director of Public Affairs and Communications for Ascend Wellness, the multi-state operator owner of the dispensary.
The Montclair Township Governing Body voted 5-1 last Tuesday to accept a pre-negotiated settlement agreement with Ascend to begin adult weed sales.
Township Counsilor-At-Large Peter Yacobellis said part of the settlement agreement included a “voluntary contribution” to various organizations by Ascend Montclair, using adult weed revenue.
“I want to laud Ascend for their incredible generosity to the citizens of Montclair and in particular for their contributions to the Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation and Montclair Community Pre-K (program),” Yacobellis said in an email. “When I think about the harm that legacy marijuana laws have caused to low income communities and in particular, communities of color, I want to make sure that we do everything we can to ensure those communities are the ones benefiting from revenues generated by this new marketplace.”
The company’s other New Jersey store in Rochelle Park debuted adult recreational weed sales on April 21 with the statewide launch, and has quickly emerged as one of its top performing stores for adult weed in the U.S., according to Ascend’s owner and co-founder.
Ascend Fort Lee began selling medical marijuana on Aug. 12 and plans to expand to adult weed in the fall.
At Ascend Montclair, “it was a lot of organic traffic flow and a big outpouring of support,” Fleishman said late Saturday.
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ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP — School board officials voted to reinstate Columbus Day on the school calendar after Italian-American activists protested its removal.Dozens of residents, activists and parents attended Wednesday night's school board meeting to urge the board to replace Indigenous Peoples' Day with Columbus Day....
ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP — School board officials voted to reinstate Columbus Day on the school calendar after Italian-American activists protested its removal.
Dozens of residents, activists and parents attended Wednesday night's school board meeting to urge the board to replace Indigenous Peoples' Day with Columbus Day.
Columbus Day was returned to the calendar following a 5-2 vote.
"As an American. I'm telling you, we have to preserve [Columbus Day]. We shouldn't let the revisionists change our history because changing the history is a way to attack our country," said Andre' DiMino, communications director for the Italian American One Voice Coalition at Wednesday's meeting.
A motion to discuss Columbus Day was not on the agenda, but board member Aaron Tomasini asked school officials to consider a vote to change the day. School officials Rachel Brookes and Tanya Sheilds voted against the action.
"In the spirit of inclusion and celebration of all, and I say it again, of all, I make a motion to place Columbus Day on the 2022 and 2023 school calendar and thereafter as a second Monday in the month of October," Tomasini said.
Last December, the board voted to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples' Day. Board member Lisa Mezik said the decision to rename the day said there was confusion on what members were voting on. Mezik said it should have been clearly stated to members before the vote in December.
"The calendar that I saw did not have that change highlighted. So that was not something that I realized I was voting on," said Mezik at a board meeting in September.
Last month, school officials considered reinstating Columbus Day. More than 20 residents and local Italian American activists attended the meeting and spoke in support of the motion. Board members were split on the decision to either reinstate Columbus Day or have both on one day, leading to the motion's failure to pass.
This isn't the first time a local school board has faced criticism from angry Italian Americans. In June, hundreds of riled Randolph residents and others enraged by the removal of Columbus Day urged their Board of Education to reverse its course and return to its original school calendar, complete with a day off marked for Columbus Day.
Matt Mustachio, treasurer of the Rockaway Township chapter of UNICO, also spoke in favor of reinstating Columbus Day on the school calendar.
"Twenty-two percent of the people in Rockaway Township are Italian American," Mustachio said. "I don't understand why you would take an Italian event, which is Columbus Day, off the calendars and the children who are Italian American don't know anything about their heritage."
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‘Columbus Day’ will be back on the Rockaway Township School District’s calendar next school year after the board previously had voted to change its name this year.When the Rockaway Board of Education voted earlier this year to adopt its school calendar, Columbus Day was replaced with Indigenous People’s Day, but some of the board members did not know the name had been changed, ...
‘Columbus Day’ will be back on the Rockaway Township School District’s calendar next school year after the board previously had voted to change its name this year.
When the Rockaway Board of Education voted earlier this year to adopt its school calendar, Columbus Day was replaced with Indigenous People’s Day, but some of the board members did not know the name had been changed, according to a report by Pix11.
A motion was put forward to restore Columbus Day to the calendar during the September board meeting, but the vote was tied with one board member absent, the report stated.
During Wednesday night’s meeting, all seven board members were in attendance and after one of them, Aaron Tomasini, made a motion to add it to the 2022-23 school calendar, the board voted 5-2 in favor of the motion. Tomasini originally voted against reinstating it at the September meeting.
Lisa Mezik, one of the board members who voted to approve the motion, said she did not know she was changing the name of Columbus Day on this year’s calendar when she originally voted to approve it.
“I certainly would not agree to take Columbus Day off our calendar,” Mezik said.
The only board members who voted against the motion were Rachael Brookes and Tanya Shields. Neither commented on their votes.
A few members of the public spoke before the board began its regular business, including Italian American One Voice Coalition Executive Board member Andre DiMino who said his group, which is an Italian American advocacy group, was very pleased about the 5-2 vote.
DiMino said Christopher Columbus is a “iconic symbol to Italian Americans” and that “as Americans there’s an attack on our history and heritage,” making it important to preserve the holiday with the name it was originally given.
“It is critically important because he united the continents and changed the world with his discovery of the New World,” he said.
The use of ‘Columbus Day’ has become controversial in New Jersey and elsewhere throughout the country in recent years. Columbus has been increasingly criticized for his treatment of Native Americans, who were already present when Columbus arrived and were eventually displaced. Some other towns and districts have instead opted to call the holiday ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day.’
Earlier this year, the Randolph Board of Education did an about-face on its decision to remove holiday names from the school calendar following tremendous backlash from the public.
Following the board’s action, all holidays were listed by name on the school calendar, including Columbus Day.
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A 75-acre wooded property along the Rockaway Creek that had been considered for both office and residential development since the 1980s has been permanently preserved.On Feb. 15, the nonprofit New Jersey Conservation Foundation purchased the property on the southwest corner of the intersection of Route 523 and Interstate 78 for $750,000.New Jersey Conservation immediately transferred the land to Hunterdon County, to be kept in its natural state to protect water resources, safeguard wildlife habitat and provide opportunities for...
A 75-acre wooded property along the Rockaway Creek that had been considered for both office and residential development since the 1980s has been permanently preserved.
On Feb. 15, the nonprofit New Jersey Conservation Foundation purchased the property on the southwest corner of the intersection of Route 523 and Interstate 78 for $750,000.
New Jersey Conservation immediately transferred the land to Hunterdon County, to be kept in its natural state to protect water resources, safeguard wildlife habitat and provide opportunities for passive recreation like hiking and bird watching. It is now part of the Hunterdon County Park System and is known as the Rockaway Creek Preserve.
Funding for the acquisition was provided by the New Jersey Highlands Council, with the New Jersey Green Acres Program and New Jersey Water Supply Authority contributing toward surveys, title work and closing costs.
“We’re thrilled to permanently protect this property along the Rockaway Creek,” said Jay Watson, co-executive director of New Jersey Conservation Foundation. “New Jersey Conservation Foundation has preserved land along the Rockaway Creek upstream of this property for the Hill & Dale Preserve, as well as farmland downstream. We’re grateful to our partners for making this acquisition possible.”
The newly-preserved property is bounded on the south and west by the Rockaway Creek, designated a “Category 1″ stream because it supports trout, which require clean, cool water. It also includes a pond with a small stream flowing into the Rockaway Creek.
“The New Jersey Highlands Council is very pleased to be a part of the preservation of this property,” said Lisa J. Plevin, executive director. “New Jersey Conservation Foundation did a tremendous job of working with the property owner and other partners to help ensure permanent protection of the abundant natural resources on this site, and future access for the public. We were very glad to bring federal Highlands Conservation Act (HCA) funds to this project.”
The Highlands Council leveraged HCA funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to secure a conservation easement on the property from New Jersey Conservation Foundation. The easement will help ensure permanent protection of the important natural resources on the site.
“Hunterdon County is proud of the work New Jersey Conservation Foundation has done to preserve this important property along the Rockaway Creek in Tewksbury Township,” said Zach Rich, deputy director of the Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners and the board’s liaison for planning and land use. “Being 75 forested acres and fronting on almost a half-mile of the Rockaway Creek, a C1 stream, seeing this land preserved thanks to the sourcing of grant dollars and funding by NJCF is a win for both environmental protection and Hunterdon County residents. Hunterdon County is grateful to include the new Rockaway Creek Preserve into the County Park System.”
Because the property will remain in its natural state, a need no longer exists for a sewage treatment plant that would have discharged into the Rockaway Creek farther downstream.
A private nonprofit based in Far Hills, New Jersey Conservation Foundation’s mission is to preserve land and natural resources throughout New Jersey for the benefit of all. In addition to protecting over 125,000 acres of open space, farmland and parks, New Jersey Conservation promotes strong land conservation policies at the local, county, state and federal levels, and provides support and technical assistance to hundreds of partner groups.
For more information about New Jersey Conservation Foundation and its programs and preserves, visit www.njconservation.org or call 1-888-LANDSAVE (1-888-526-3728).
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