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. — The cost of buying a home in Palm Beach County isn't getting any cheaper. Demand for homes is still high and interest rates are higher now than in previous decades.Buyers currently have to be able to afford a $2,800 mortgage payment to buy a median-priced home in West Palm Beach, according to a new report by Redfin, a real estate mortgage brokerage.The study found that across the country you have to make a six-figure salary in order to afford a typical home.So, how can the average buyer work...
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The cost of buying a home in Palm Beach County isn't getting any cheaper. Demand for homes is still high and interest rates are higher now than in previous decades.
Buyers currently have to be able to afford a $2,800 mortgage payment to buy a median-priced home in West Palm Beach, according to a new report by Redfin, a real estate mortgage brokerage.
The study found that across the country you have to make a six-figure salary in order to afford a typical home.
So, how can the average buyer work around these challenges and still afford to buy a home?
"We're losing, I don't know, an hour and a half [of time] each day because we have to drive so far," teacher Cheyne Seleski said.
When the last bell rings for Seleski and his wife, who are both teachers at Royal Palm Beach High School, they have to drive an hour home to their children in Martin County.
"As teachers, we don't make a ton of money," Seleski said. "But with interest rates super high, yeah, it just doesn't make sense to try and buy a home right now."
The Seleskis said they can't afford to buy a home in Palm Beach County right now.
The Redfin report said that buyers need a six-figure income to afford a median-priced home in the West Palm Beach metro area.
The study found that across 40 metro areas in the U.S., including West Palm Beach, homebuyers need to earn at least 50% more than they did a year ago to afford a median price home. This news comes as salaries are not keeping up with that demand.
"It was probably the biggest percent increase that we've had in a long time," Seleski said. "It's like either high 3s or low 4s, but when you're seeing 7-8% inflation, you're actually making less money this year."
The cash-buying craze is slowing down, according to real estate agents, so now there's not as much competition for home buyers seeking mortgages. But Redfin's report shows nationally the average mortgage rate jumped from 3.1% a year ago to 6.9% last month.
"What we say in my office is 'date the rate and marry the house,'" Century 21 real estate agent Jordan Barthelemy said. "We can always refinance."
Barthelemy said don't let the headlines of higher rates scare you. There are ways to get a lower mortgage rate.
"We have a two-for-one buy down, which allows for the buyer to go into the home with 2% lower than the interest rate they have," Barthelemy said. "The second year they go 1% lower than the interest rate they have."
As for Seleski, he and his wife will keep looking for the right house and an affordable rate.
Redfin also has an affordability calculator where prospective buyers can input your household income, monthly debts, how much you can give on a down payment and where you’re looking to buy to find out realistically what you can afford.
Downtown Miami will soon have access to a Tri-Rail station that will allow people to travel from Riviera Beach in Palm Beach County back to downtown with no transfers.That has been made possible by an agreement between Brightline and Florida East Coast Railway with the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority to begin training and testing to bring Tri-Rail services to MiamiCentral Station.Raquel Regalado, the Miami-Dade County Commissioner for District 7 and chairperson of SFRTA, joined us at the South Florida Roundup to...
Downtown Miami will soon have access to a Tri-Rail station that will allow people to travel from Riviera Beach in Palm Beach County back to downtown with no transfers.
That has been made possible by an agreement between Brightline and Florida East Coast Railway with the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority to begin training and testing to bring Tri-Rail services to MiamiCentral Station.
Raquel Regalado, the Miami-Dade County Commissioner for District 7 and chairperson of SFRTA, joined us at the South Florida Roundup to explain more about the deal.
Training on topics such as route familiarization, checking rides and testing of power units, has not yet begun because SFRTA has had some employment issues. SFRTA will be trained by Brightline — which is trained by FEC Railway.
“It allows us to move this a lot faster,” Regalado said. “We would have waited another eight, nine to 12 months if we wanted to do this training directly. So we're very grateful that Brightline has partnered with us in this so that we can get this moving and really start to check off all these boxes.”
An exact date for when the Tri-Rail services will be available has not yet been determined, but they’re hoping to have them operating next year, according to Regalado.
“This is our number one priority,” she added.
In preparation, SFRTA has had to tackle issues such as redoing the tracks because the train did not fit the station, transferring to the software system ATMS (advanced transportation management system) and fixing the design of the steps to ensure they are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The SFRTA has approved bicycles and scooters that can be rented on the spot for every Tri-Rail station in Miami-Dade County. An agreement was also reached to have concessions in the stations.
"The first and last mile is the deal breaker," Regalado said. “You can't expect someone to go to these stations and not have a way to get from there somewhere else in a quick way.”
Tri-Rail will continue working on fixing pedestrian bridges, refurbishing existing stations, concessions and wayfinding.
“A lot of people don't have the information on if you stop at a travel station abroad, ‘how [to] get a bus or how [to] get a bike or how [to] get a trolley,’” Regalado said. “And wayfinding is a big part of that also.”
According to Regalado, the Tri-Rail trains wouldn’t have a huge impact on traffic because stops already exist in the areas where the train would pass. She added that investments have been done to ensure that the trains move efficiently and don’t hold up traffic.
"It's an amazing system," Regalado said. "It's just a matter of bringing it into this century and making it more user-friendly."
On the South Florida Roundup, we also discussed how Miami-Dade County commissioners voted to accelerate and extend the existing Metrorail system, as well as the Broward County penny tax from 2018 and how it has been implemented.
Listen to the full episode above.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —One day before Tuesday's filing deadline, restauranteur Rodney Mayo filed to run for mayor of West Palm Beach, challenging incumbent Keith James."We want more transparency in government and this is the action plan to get it done," said Mayo from the courtyard of Subculture Coffee, one of the 18 restaurants and bars he owns in South Florida."I thought about it for quite some time and...
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —
One day before Tuesday's filing deadline, restauranteur Rodney Mayo filed to run for mayor of West Palm Beach, challenging incumbent Keith James.
"We want more transparency in government and this is the action plan to get it done," said Mayo from the courtyard of Subculture Coffee, one of the 18 restaurants and bars he owns in South Florida.
"I thought about it for quite some time and been on the fence, and I just saw a bunch of things that could be done a lot better in the city and I just thought it was about time that I put my efforts not into all my businesses, but into the city and helping the citizens and trying to create a better city," Mayo told Investigative Reporter Terri Parker.
Mayo, 59, has been active in helping the community – giving out free meals for months during COVID-19 from his Howley’s restaurant, as well as free Thanksgiving meals to people who’d lost their jobs.
He started with Respectable Street in 1987, and now has six restaurants, bars or coffee houses just on Clematis Street.
Mayo also has been active in city government spearheading meetings with business owners and the city about increases in parking fees, outdoor dining and anything else that affects owners, customers and people who live and work downtown; sometimes butting heads with the administration.
"Yes, 100%. It is definitely frustrating seeing obvious mistakes being made and then a lost potential. You know, there's lost opportunities that I've been saying for 10, 20 years and just scratching my head and, you know, why are these decisions being made when it seems common sense that they shouldn't?" Mayo said.
Mayo plans to release a 10-point plan of action points with actual steps he says will show how his leadership would accomplish them.
"We're just not going to have ideas out there. There's going to be ideas with concrete action behind it. We're going to spell that out so everybody can see that over the next ten days," he said.
Mayo said if he wins he also plans to focus on areas of West Palm Beach outside of downtown he believes need help and are often forgotten.
Parker reached out to Mayor James for comment, but he declined.
The election is March 14.
WEST PALM BEACH — Sandi, the world’s only 35 foot 700-ton holiday sand tree, makes its 11th return to West Palm Beach for the Clematis by Night Holiday Tree lighting on Dec. 1.It will be a featured part of the city's Holiday in Paradise festivities on the Great Lawn at Centennial Park at Clematis Street and Narcissus Avenue downtown.National honors:...
WEST PALM BEACH — Sandi, the world’s only 35 foot 700-ton holiday sand tree, makes its 11th return to West Palm Beach for the Clematis by Night Holiday Tree lighting on Dec. 1.
It will be a featured part of the city's Holiday in Paradise festivities on the Great Lawn at Centennial Park at Clematis Street and Narcissus Avenue downtown.
With its arrival also will come that of Ferris the Ferris wheel for guests to enjoy Sandi and the rest of the sights from an up-high view.
Trucks this week began hauling the sand needed to construct Sandi. In all, 800 tons were set to be delivered, with eight to 10 truckloads coming in per day. Sandi will require 700 of those tons. The remaining 100 will be used to create additional sand sculptures near the Great Lawn or along Flagler Drive at the city's waterfront.
Sandi is set to begin construction Monday and last through the week. Its star will be placed at the top either on Tuesday or Wednesday as sculptors complete the tree's design. Fans may visit the Great Lawn and watch the sculpting team work, hang lights, and create Sandi's mini friends.
The city's Holiday in Paradise show, which is presented by Florida Power & Light Co., is nominated this year by USA TODAY for “Best Public Holiday Lights Display” in the news organization's 10-best reader's choice awards.
Fans of Sandi and the West Palm Beach festival can vote once a day until 11:59 p.m. Dec. 5 at https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-public-holiday-lights-display/holiday-in-paradise-west-palm-beach-florida.
Kaylei Oliver is a reporter at The Palm Beach Post, part of the USA TODAY news network. You can reach her at [email protected]
UPDATED, Nov. 17, 11:15 a.m.: For years, West Palm Beach leaders have pushed for redevelopment of the Northwood district, but it’s been to no avail — until now.On Tuesday, the city’s planning board greenlit the first project: A plan by Gilbert Benhamou’s Immocorp Capital for 382 apartments, 63,200 square feet of commercial uses and roughly 13,000 square feet of public space on 4.7 acres at the west end of the Northwood Mixed-Use District.The move is a step forward for Northwood, as well ...
UPDATED, Nov. 17, 11:15 a.m.: For years, West Palm Beach leaders have pushed for redevelopment of the Northwood district, but it’s been to no avail — until now.
On Tuesday, the city’s planning board greenlit the first project: A plan by Gilbert Benhamou’s Immocorp Capital for 382 apartments, 63,200 square feet of commercial uses and roughly 13,000 square feet of public space on 4.7 acres at the west end of the Northwood Mixed-Use District.
The move is a step forward for Northwood, as well as for the Currie Mixed-Use District to the east that also was upzoned years ago to attract development.
Immocorp plans its three-building Northwood Square project on the Anchor Site, so-called for its pivotal role in tying together the Northwood and Currie mixed-use districts. The development site, which is meant to bookend both districts, spans from 23rd Street north to 25th Street, and from the FEC Railway east to Broadway Avenue, including a lot on the west side of Broadway.
The main building will have six stories atop a three-story podium and will consist of 321 apartments, 54,800 square feet of commercial space and garages for the entire development, according to a city planning staff report on the project. It will be connected through a pedestrian overpass to a smaller, four-story building that will consist of 39 apartments and 5,200 square feet of commercial space.
The last building will be four stories but taper down to three in the portion of the lot that’s within a historic district, according to the planning staff report. It will consist of 22 apartments and 3,200 square feet of commercial space.
“The Anchor Site was identified back in 1999. … [It] is really needed to hold everything together,” said Joshua Long, a planner representing Immocorp who previously worked as a West Palm Beach planner.
Despite zoning changes made years ago, the mixed-use districts “have not had the success,” but with recent tweaks to development regulations, this will change, Long told the city’s planning board.
At Immocorp’s project, the ground-floor commercial uses will rise 25 feet and will be glass-enclosed to make the development more walkable. Also, sections of Northwood Road and 24th Street will be turned into public open spaces with pedestrian paseos, allowing for more walkability, he said. Pinewood Avenue will be shifted east and away from the FEC tracks for safety.
West Palm’s push to jump-start projects in Northwood dates back to 2015 when the city started to rewrite development regulations. The district stretches from 23rd Street to lots that are just north of 25th Street, although in areas it goes up to 26th Street, and also from the FEC tracks east to South Dixie Highway.
In 2019, Immocorp won a city solicitation to redevelop the Anchor Site, which is owned by the Community Redevelopment Agency.
Construction of Northwood Square is expected to start either in December or January, Benhamou said. Completion is expected in the third quarter of 2024.
Immocorp, which is based in Aventura, also is betting on other South Florida areas. In partnership with Kushner Companies, it plans a mixed-use project south of Stephen Ross’ Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.
Although Immocorp’s project is the first to win approval in Northwood, it’s not the first proposed for the district.
This summer, Jeff Burns and Nick Rojo’s Affiliated Development proposed a 200-unit apartment project with retail at 2502 Spruce Avenue. The city is reviewing the application.
The Currie district — stretching from South Dixie Highway to Currie Park, although it goes up to the Intracoastal Waterway in some areas, and between Pine and 27th streets — has attracted development in recent years.
New York-based Savanna plans Olara with a 26-story, 275-unit condominium tower and a separate apartment building in the south end of Currie.
Also, Jeff Greene, who owns vast swaths of land in the Currie district, wants to build two 30-story condos with 182 units in the area, although he has not yet submitted an application to the city.