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 Saddle Brook, 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 Saddle Brook, 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:
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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Sophomore Hannah Watson tallied four goals and three assists and seniors Leah Corkhill and Maggie Cella each produced a hat trick as third-seeded Holy Spirit stopped second-seeded Saddle River day 14-8 in the semifinals of the Non-Public Group B Tournament in Saddle River.Holy Spirit will visit top-seeded Princeton Day in the final on Saturday.Holy Spirit will be making its first appearance in the state championship round in years dating as far back as the 2013-2014 season. Holy Spirit lost in the quarterfinal rounds in the 201...
Sophomore Hannah Watson tallied four goals and three assists and seniors Leah Corkhill and Maggie Cella each produced a hat trick as third-seeded Holy Spirit stopped second-seeded Saddle River day 14-8 in the semifinals of the Non-Public Group B Tournament in Saddle River.
Holy Spirit will visit top-seeded Princeton Day in the final on Saturday.
Holy Spirit will be making its first appearance in the state championship round in years dating as far back as the 2013-2014 season. Holy Spirit lost in the quarterfinal rounds in the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 seasons in the South Jersey Group 1 competition as well as last year in the Non-Public Group B. There was no state tournament during the 2019-2020 campaign.
Junior Maddie Abbott scored a goal and had five assists while freshman Brielle Soltys had a goal and three assists for Holy Spirit (16-5), which has won five of its last six games.
Saddle River Day fell to 9-10.
Holy Spirit is guided by coach Kylie Primeau, the daughter of former Philadelphia Flyers star Keith Primeau, and is in her second year leading the team.
“Whether we win or lose, we take something away from every game, which has helped us get to this point,” said Primeau. “We try not to focus too much on the outcome of the game but the details of the game that helps put ourselves and our team in the best possible position for success.”
Primeau commended her team’s depth, which she said helped Holy Spirit achieve a deep run this season.
“We pride ourselves in playing as a team and utilizing all of the different strengths we possess,” Primeau added. “We’re very excited to have made it this far and looking forward to the final game!”
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Good morning, New Jersey! Here's what you need to know before you leave for your Tuesday morning commute.Good morning, New Jersey Patch readers! Here are the latest traffic updates that will impact your travel on Tuesday, June 21, 2022:Traffic UpdatesNorth JerseyAs of 7:46 a.m., there's an overturned tractor trailer on NJ 17 northbound ramp to southbound I-287 in Mahwah. All lanes closed.As of 7:41 a.m., there's a crash on the Garden State Parkway northbound south of Exit 137 - NJ ...
Good morning, New Jersey Patch readers! Here are the latest traffic updates that will impact your travel on Tuesday, June 21, 2022:
As of 7:46 a.m., there's an overturned tractor trailer on NJ 17 northbound ramp to southbound I-287 in Mahwah. All lanes closed.
As of 7:41 a.m., there's a crash on the Garden State Parkway northbound south of Exit 137 - NJ 28 in Cranford. All lanes open.
As of 7:25 a.m., there's a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike outer roadway northbound south of Interchange 13A - Newark Liberty International Airport/US 1&9 in Elizabeth. Right shoulder.
As of 6:44 a.m., there's a crash on the George Washington Bridge upper-level eastbound mid-span in Fort Lee. 1 right lane blocked.
As of 6:19 a.m., there's a crash on Pulaski Skyway northbound approaching Broadway in Jersey City. 1 right lane closed.
As of 6:17 a.m., there's debris on the New Jersey Turnpike - Eastern Spur southbound north of interchange 15E - US 1&9 in Newark. 2 right lanes blocked.
As of 5:42 a.m., there's a crash and fuel spill on NJ 17 southbound north of Allendale Avenue in Saddle River. 2 right lanes closed; 5-10 minute delay.
As of 7:33 a.m., there's a crash on the Garden State Parkway northbound exit at Exit 127 - US 9/I-287/NJ 440 in Woodbridge Township.
As of 5:49 a.m., there's a sinkhole on I-287 local lanes northbound ramp to eastbound Exit 21 - I-78 in Bedminster. All lanes closed and detoured; Exit 21A is closed.
As of 8:08 a.m., there's a crash on NJ 42 northbound south of Exit 10A - NJ 168/Black Horse Pike in Gloucester Township. Left shoulder closed.
As of 6:14 a.m., there's fire department activity and a forest fire on US 206 in both directions between CR 613/Aston Road and CR 536/Chews Road in Hammonton. All lanes closed and detoured.
The 6:18 a.m. NJ Transit Hudson-Bergen Light Rail departure from 8th Street will originate from Liberty State Park at 6:30 a.m. due to mechanical issues.
All other NJ Transit train lines are running on or close to schedule.
Expect widespread haze and areas of smoke before 11 a.m., the National Weather Service said. There will be a slight chance of showers after 3 p.m. Otherwise, today will be partly sunny, with a high near 82.
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he owner of Grumpy’s EAT BIG, a new pizzeria in Saddle Brook, always dreamed of running his own business. That’s why Marcelo Segura, a 31-year-old originally from Peru, didn’t hesitate signing a lease during a pandemic. In fact, “I’ve never given it a second thought,” he says. Now, he’s serving up specialty pies ...
he owner of Grumpy’s EAT BIG, a new pizzeria in Saddle Brook, always dreamed of running his own business. That’s why Marcelo Segura, a 31-year-old originally from Peru, didn’t hesitate signing a lease during a pandemic. In fact, “I’ve never given it a second thought,” he says. Now, he’s serving up specialty pies and giant-sized pizzas with a smile.
Marcelo says he is always in a good mood. But don’t talk to him before he has his morning cup of coffee. One of his friends even joked with him a few years ago, asking “What would you call your restaurant? Grumpy’s?” Of course, the fun word stuck with him, and so his pizzeria’s name came easy. Grumpy’s EAT BIG is an 800-square-foot space with seven tables and about 24 chairs inside. Marcelo also hopes to offer outdoor seating during warmer weather.
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Since he isn’t Italian, Marcelo admits “The food is a little different from most pizza places”. For instance, his cooking takes influence from his time making food with his grandmother in Peru. “The way that I season my sauces and the things I do for my meatballs is different,” he says. “Even the approach I take to the dough is different than traditional Italian pizza.”
Regardless, Grumpy’s EAT BIG focuses on fresh and quality ingredients. “Consistency is really what we are striving for,” he adds. “You can have a great place, but it’s only as good as its worst meal.”
Patrons never leave hungry after a meal at Grumpy’s. “We didn’t put ‘EAT BIG’ in the name for nothing,” Marcelo says. For example, the early fan favorite meatballs are 4 ounces each. “That’s our hidden weapon. We put a lot of love into the food here,” he explains. Likewise, the spaghetti and meatball entree comes with six 4-ounce meatballs. Cheese lovers are also in luck when it comes to the pizza pies. “I put as much cheese as I can fit on the pizza without it going over the side,” he says. Because of this, Marcelo cautions, “If you don’t like cheese, tell us to go light.”
Specialty pizzas are the signature dish at Grumpy’s EAT BIG. So far, popular picks include the Drunk Chicken Parm, Veggie Haters, The Big Grump (Marcelo’s favorite), and the Spinach and Artichoke Dip pizza. But the sliders are also popular, and come with a variety of fillings. They include shrimp parm, eggplant parm, chicken parm, and meatball parm, as well as braised steak cheesesteak and 6-ounce cheeseburger. In contrast to sliders, even the biggest eaters will have a tough time taking the 32-inch Pizza Challenge. In fact, the “challenge is always available and we are always ready to cook that giant pizza,” Marcelo says. Of course, he encourages any and all challengers to show up ready to eat.
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