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 Royal Palm 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 Royal Palm 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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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — West Palm Beach's new nickname of "Wall Street South" seems to only be gaining momentum as yet another office tower is being proposed downtown.The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County confirmed reports that a new tower will be located next door to a recently opened office building at 260 Rosemary Ave.West Palm Beach lately has become a developer's dream, but for some small businesses that have been here a long time, it could be a nightmare.John Ries, who owns Hot Pie Piz...
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — West Palm Beach's new nickname of "Wall Street South" seems to only be gaining momentum as yet another office tower is being proposed downtown.
The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County confirmed reports that a new tower will be located next door to a recently opened office building at 260 Rosemary Ave.
West Palm Beach lately has become a developer's dream, but for some small businesses that have been here a long time, it could be a nightmare.
John Ries, who owns Hot Pie Pizza on Olive Avenue, remembers when the downtown area wasn't exactly the place to be.
"2006, 2009, during the real estate crisis, this town was like a desert," Ries said.
Now Ries' location is hot, along with any other available block downtown.
Headlines are calling West Palm Beach "Wall Street South" because many northeast firms are eyeing the city for a warm change. Those big companies include BlackRock and Goldman Sachs.
"It's certainly become a lot busier in West Palm Beach," local developer Jeff Greene said. "This market's growing."
Greene has two towers under construction downtown — one residential and one business space.
He also has a private school that he said is near capacity and expanding because of relocated professional families.
"We started this school because we felt that our market needed to have a school on par with the finest schools in New York and Boston and Los Angeles," Greene said. "The kinds of families moving here are world-class parents. They've gone to the best colleges, super high achievers, and they are moving to our community."
All this fast growth does come at a cost to people like Ries, who said the squeeze of rising rents and pressure to leave is immense.
"It's definitely going to be an enclave for the rich," Ries said. "What built this town and what built this county was the middle-class, hardworking people of this county, and now they're saying, 'Thank you very much, but here's a kick in the butt.'"
The pizza owner said the growth is adding new pressure on him and other business owners.
"Mom and pop are getting pushed out unless you want to charge $15 for a glass of wine," Ries said.
Kelly Smallridge with the Business Development Board said there are 1.5 million square feet of office either under construction or on the drawing board for West Palm Beach.
She said firms are coming here and aren't just dipping a toe in the sand.
"These companies are signing eight- to 10-year leases," Smallridge said.
Smallridge said there is still a steady stream of Wall Street firms looking at moving to West Palm Beach in the next year.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — Two men from Arkansas are accused of running an illegal gambling business in West Palm Beach.Dilpreet Singh, 38, and Albaro Lemus, 30, face a number of charges related to gambling. Lemus faces an additional charge of conspiracy. And Singh faces a charge of fraud-money laundering under $20,000.According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, the illegal gambling happened at All Kings Arcade, which did business as Hot Rodz Arcade on Okeechobee Boulevard, just east of N. Congress Avenue....
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — Two men from Arkansas are accused of running an illegal gambling business in West Palm Beach.
Dilpreet Singh, 38, and Albaro Lemus, 30, face a number of charges related to gambling. Lemus faces an additional charge of conspiracy. And Singh faces a charge of fraud-money laundering under $20,000.
According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, the illegal gambling happened at All Kings Arcade, which did business as Hot Rodz Arcade on Okeechobee Boulevard, just east of N. Congress Avenue.
Florida "prohibits skill-based slots that pay out cash or other things of value," investigators wrote in their report.
But after several undercover walk-throughs and transactions in July and August, investigators determined the adult arcade is engaged in "Las Vegas style video slot machines for cash prizes and are currently to date operating as illegal gambling houses." Investigators said they found over 30 Vegas-style slot machines in the establishment.
In one test, the undercover agent won $4.15. In another, the undercover agent lost $7.95. And in another test, the undercover agent received $111 in cash winnings.
Singh and Lemus are from Arkansas but had an address in West Palm Beach. According to the arrest report, they'd trade off working as the manager of the arcade while the other went home to visit family in Arkansas.
Investigators said the arcade did not have a business license in Palm Beach County. A county code enforcement team performed a site inspection at the establishment and found several violations. When asked if the business is legal, a worker told Palm Beach County Code Enforcement the business is legal due to the "Chuck-E-Cheese Law," and that people get paid in cash.
Investigators found no evidence the company made payments to the IRS as required to pay the Federal Withholding Tax, Social Security Tax and Medicare Tax for employees. They also couldn't find any records that showed the company had a payroll or made payments to the Florida Department of Labor.
According to the arrest reports, investigators found banking records associated with All Kings Arcade but not Hot Rodz Arcade. The records showed Lemus made more than $10,000 worth of cash deposits. In June, Lemus filed a report of a robbery. He told investigators a frequent customer robbed the money bag while he and another employee were removing earnings from the arcade machines.
Investigators believe the people who worked at the business knew of the illegal gambling, used cash to "disguise the audit trail of the illicit money," and used the bank transactions for "the laundering of proceeds derived from illicit activity such as illegal gambling."
Both men are free on bond following their arrests on Wednesday.
Stephen Ross can’t get enough of downtown West Palm Beach.Already the biggest office property owner in the city, Ross’ Related Companies now plans a 25-story building that will bring 456,000 square feet of work space and 15,000 square feet of retail to downtown West Palm, according to a company news release.The tower, called 515 Fern, will rise next to the Brightline passenger train station and steps from the 360 Rosemary office building, which Related completed last year and has fully leased.Public records s...
Stephen Ross can’t get enough of downtown West Palm Beach.
Already the biggest office property owner in the city, Ross’ Related Companies now plans a 25-story building that will bring 456,000 square feet of work space and 15,000 square feet of retail to downtown West Palm, according to a company news release.
The tower, called 515 Fern, will rise next to the Brightline passenger train station and steps from the 360 Rosemary office building, which Related completed last year and has fully leased.
Public records show that a half-acre lot immediately east of 360 Rosemary bears the address 515 Fern Street.
The site owner ties to a Montreal-based entity affiliated with Normand Lepine, according to state corporate filings. The ownership entity paid $5 million in 2010 for the lot, which now has a 6,000-square-foot office building, a deed shows.
Construction will start next year, with completion expected by 2025, according to the release.
New York-based Related also is developing the 25-story One Flagler office building, dubbed the “hedge fund tower” for its expected financial tenant base, at the foot of the Royal Park Bridge, overlooking the Lake Worth Lagoon.
Aside from new construction, Related has been on a shopping spree in downtown West Palm. Last year, it purchased the two-tower Phillips Point; as well as CityPlace Tower, which Related originally developed in 2008 with CP Group; and half of the ownership interest in Esperanté Corporate Center for an undisclosed amount.
In February, Related and partners paid $35 million for the Reflections office properties at 400 and 450 South Australian Avenue, also in downtown West Palm.
Ross’ bet on the area started more than two decades ago when Related completed the mixed-use complex Rosemary Square, rebranded as The Square last year, following a facelift.
His wager on offices comes as downtown West Palm has become a magnet for financial firms. Related likely is leveraging its Big Apple connections to help fill its buildings.
Among recent leases, Larry Find’s investment management behemoth BlackRock subleased a 360 Rosemary space that company employees have come to call the “snowbird office.”
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Tropical Storm Fiona is expected to strengthen over the northeastern Caribbean today and is expected to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane next week, but most forecast models continue to keep the system well east of Florida. A Hurricane Watch has been issued for Puerto Rico.According to Saturday's 8 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center, Fiona now has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph and is located 145 miles southeast of St. Croix, moving west at 13 mph.A Hurricane Watch is in effe...
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Tropical Storm Fiona is expected to strengthen over the northeastern Caribbean today and is expected to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane next week, but most forecast models continue to keep the system well east of Florida. A Hurricane Watch has been issued for Puerto Rico.
According to Saturday's 8 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center, Fiona now has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph and is located 145 miles southeast of St. Croix, moving west at 13 mph.
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"We need to monitor this system. Not need to worry, but just monitor," said WPTV First Alert Weather meteorologist Kate Wentzel.
On the forecast track, the center of Fiona is expected to move near or just south of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Saturday into Sunday, and approach the southern or eastern coast of the Dominican Republic Sunday afternoon. Fiona is forecast to move across the Dominican Republic Sunday night and Monday.
Fiona could be near hurricane strength when it reaches the Dominican Republic.
The storm will begin turning toward the northwest on Monday.
The latest forecast track has the storm strengthening into a Category 1 hurricane on Wednesday — with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph east of the Bahamas.
Most forecast models keep the system to the east of Florida and many islands in the Bahamas next week.
"As it gets into the open Atlantic, some models want to take it pretty much due north, while others take it further to the west. So that's why we're waiting and we're watching," Wentzel said. "As we head into the next day or two, computer models will come into better agreement."
Fiona is expected to bring heavy rainfall to the British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, producing isolated flash and urban flooding, along with mudslides in areas of higher terrain.
The British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico could see 4 to 6 inches with isolated maximum totals of 10 inches across eastern Puerto Rico. Eastern Hispaniola could experience 4 to 8 inches with isolated maximum totals of 12 inches.
If Fiona does strengthen into a hurricane, it will be the third of the season.
The dues are virtual, but the food is real.That’s the way it is at Vinyl Fish Club in downtown West Palm Beach, a private-membership restaurant slated to debut in October but already hosting culinary pop-up events under the moniker “Motel No-Tell.”The venue, formerly the Kurafuto restaurant, is being billed as “South Florida’s first NFT membership restaurant” by the triumvirate of owners: Mykel Stevens (nightlife impresario), Uthman “Moose” Yamusenor (restaurateur) and Jaclyn Milf...
The dues are virtual, but the food is real.
That’s the way it is at Vinyl Fish Club in downtown West Palm Beach, a private-membership restaurant slated to debut in October but already hosting culinary pop-up events under the moniker “Motel No-Tell.”
The venue, formerly the Kurafuto restaurant, is being billed as “South Florida’s first NFT membership restaurant” by the triumvirate of owners: Mykel Stevens (nightlife impresario), Uthman “Moose” Yamusenor (restaurateur) and Jaclyn Milford (founder of the Women of Wall Street organization).
For the uninitiated, NFT stands for Non-Fungible Token. The NFT, in this case a digital art purchase, is stored in a blockchain, the database that encrypts and authenticates NFTs. The Fish Club’s current collaboration is with Miami-based artist Miguel Paredes, no stranger to crypto currency himself.
“It’s about bringing like-minded people into the space,” explains Milford, who divides her time between New York City and West Palm Beach. “You have art collectors. You have investors. It’s like a social membership.
“You get benefits, which are a social club membership for the restaurant, where you get an elevated dining experience. It would be the same as having a social club membership for any restaurant, but since it is an NFT, it means that it’s an investable token, which means essentially you are investing in a membership that could earn you money ... It’s like this is the new era of membership for people.”
At press time, 18 NFTs have been sold, leaving 32 lifetime memberships available. The price fluctuates slightly, but recently a membership cost $1,621.92.
You do not have to be a member to go to Vinyl Fish Club when it opens, but membership will get you invites to celebrity chef appearances, Japanese whiskey/sake tastings, access to a private after-hours lounge, as well as the usual perks of a private club (such as members-only events and menus, reservations via concierge).
The partners are doing the decor themselves for the space, with seating for about 100 people inside and 50 outside.
“We did everything. It was like, ‘We like this, we like that.’ We just brought it all together,” Milford says. “I think that’s what makes it special because it’s sort of our brains were sort of flipped inside out.”
Milford and Stevens met about 10 years ago when they were both launching and promoting Stache Drinking Den in Fort Lauderdale’s Himmarshee Village. While looking for a West Palm Beach location, the two met Yamusenor, who was looking to sell the space that housed his restaurant Kurafuto. Yamusenor liked the pair’s new concept so much that he signed on as a partner.
The name Vinyl Fish Club refers to some serious attention being paid to the restaurant’s audiovisual elements, with the mod lounges and dining room interior design built around their sound system.
“We’re spinning records, it’ll be vinyl records,” Milford says. “So it’s really taking you back to a nostalgic, vintage feel.”
That’s the “vinyl” part of the name. The “fish” part comes from the sushi-forward theme in the cuisine concept.
Milford explains that the restaurant will have an eclectic menu, including omakase (a form of Japanese dining in which the chef selects the dishes). The executive chef is Kazuo Yoshida, who is known as the “Sushi Boss” by the smart set in New York City and The Hamptons.
And while West Palm Beach attracted a lot of people in the finance sector and the tech industry during the pandemic, that is not the main reason the trio chose the city for their first joint effort.
“That’s definitely a huge advantage to us,” Milford says. “When we first decided to incorporate, we were just thinking of how can we create something really special for the area. [But] it is really a benefit for people to understand finance. It’s really that the whole area is booming right now.
“We love that restaurant scene, so community driven,” she adds. “That is really one of the key points of being here. It is people are very loyal in West Palm and very family-oriented. And our concept is exactly that. It’s about bringing the community into our space. You know, people that want to experience a cultural moment.”