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 South Hackensack, 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 South Hackensack, 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.
Our friendly, knowledgeable TRT and HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
UPDATE: A "red flag" warning continues throughout the end of the week in New Jersey out of concern that dry conditions with gusty winds could turn what ordinarily would be common brush blazes into fiercely destructive wildfires.That means watching your butts, smokers. And no campfires, bonfires or charcoal cookouts.A hazardous weather warning from the National Weather Service continued through Thursday, April 28, as well as Friday, because of the conditions.Those are: wind gusts of 35 to 45 mil...
UPDATE: A "red flag" warning continues throughout the end of the week in New Jersey out of concern that dry conditions with gusty winds could turn what ordinarily would be common brush blazes into fiercely destructive wildfires.
That means watching your butts, smokers. And no campfires, bonfires or charcoal cookouts.
A hazardous weather warning from the National Weather Service continued through Thursday, April 28, as well as Friday, because of the conditions.
Those are: wind gusts of 35 to 45 miles an hour in some areas, humidity as low as 15% and a snowball's chance in hell of rain any time before next week.
A weather watch will follow on Saturday and Sunday unless there's reason to jack it to a hazardous warning again, the weather service said.
Eighteen of New Jersey's 21 counties are affected (Cape May, Cumberland and Salem counties are excepted).
Meanwhile, firefighters worked to contain a wildfire in Wanaque that at last check covered more than two acres Thursday while sending up a huge column of smoke that could be seen for miles.
Concerns are ordinarily raised when "critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur due to a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and dry fuels,” the National Weather Service said.
Red flag warnings go up when conditions worsen or fires break out, as in Wanaque.
It was 13 months ago when an enormous fire roared through 167 wooded acres and jumped the entire width of the Garden State Parkway from Lakewood into Brick Township while a Meadowlands brush fire stopped short of the New Jersey Turnpike.
They were among no fewer than a half-dozen large brush fires -- and nearly just as many smaller blazes -- that raged at once throughout the Garden State that day, whipped by winds reported at up to 40 miles an hour and low humidity that barely cracked 20%.
The very same conditions are expected throughout the weekend.
The New Jersey Forest Fire Service is prohibiting all fires in wooded areas -- including campfires, bonfires, you name it -- unless they're contained in an elevated stove using only propane, natural gas, gas, or electricity.
No charcoal fires are allowed.
The National Weather Service, at the same time, issued a set of guidelines:
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One day years from now, someone will pull a healthy blue claw crab from the lower Hackensack River and not think twice about how tasty it will be. That same person may never realize how unrealistic the scenario sounded in the year 2022.The lower Hackensack, long contaminated with chromium, mercury and other toxic materials that make eating anything caught there a health risk, is expected to be added to the federal government list of Superfund sites.The designation means the Environmental Protection Agency will begin the long, a...
One day years from now, someone will pull a healthy blue claw crab from the lower Hackensack River and not think twice about how tasty it will be. That same person may never realize how unrealistic the scenario sounded in the year 2022.
The lower Hackensack, long contaminated with chromium, mercury and other toxic materials that make eating anything caught there a health risk, is expected to be added to the federal government list of Superfund sites.
The designation means the Environmental Protection Agency will begin the long, arduous process of cleaning up the river and making the river’s polluters pay for it.
The process, which includes remedial investigation/feasibility study, records of decision, remedial design/remedial action and Construction completion, can take years, and even then there is no guarantee the site will be returned to pristine condition.
But the process, and the wait, is worth it to people like Bill Sheehan, the Hackensack Riverkeeper, who has noted the increased recreational popularity of the 19-mile waterway that runs through 20 municipalities in Hudson and Bergen counties from the Newark Bay north to Oradell.
“(There are) over 10,000 people a year in our programs, our cleanup programs, our cruise programs, our paddling programs,” he said Thursday at a virtual news conference announced the proposed designation. “Twenty-five years ago when I started as riverkeeper, a lot of people in the know in this area thought the river was a dump site, and it was not worth worrying about, and what was I doing making all this noise for.
“Well, I proved them wrong, and I proved that people want it. And if they want it, they’re going to want it clean.”
There are currently 152 superfund site in New Jersey, including five in Hudson County — Diamond Head Oil Refinery in Kearny; Standard Chlorine, also in Kearny, Syncon Resins, listed by the EPA as South Kearny; Grand Street Mercury in Hoboken; and PJP Landfill in Jersey City.
The proposal will have 60-day public comment period, then another review from the EPA and then a decision by the federal agency whether to move forward and designate the lower Hackensack as a Superfund site.
Officials Thursday said the EPA took sediment samples from more than 20 sites and found the lower Hackensack River “suffers from widespread contamination and environmental degradation.” Because of arsenic, lead, chromium, mercury PAHs, and PCBs found in the river, “consumption of fish could be a significant health risk” according to Michael Sivak, toxicologist at EPA.
Harvesting crabs from the lower Hackensack River is illegal and the state Department of Environmental Protection says people should not eat more than one to 4 of the fish caught from the river per year, depending on the type of fish.
“The industrial activities of New Jersey’s past have helped build America, but it has also left behind a legacy of contamination that unfairly burdens communities of color,” EPA Regional Administrator Lisa F. Garcia said. “By proposing to add the lower Hackensack River to the National Priorities List, EPA is showing its commitment to overburdened and underserved communities — no project is too big, and America’s natural resources are for everyone to enjoy.”
President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will accelerate EPA’s work to help communities clean up these contaminated sites with a $3.5 billion investment in the Superfund Remedial Program and reinstates the Superfund chemical excise taxes, making it one of the largest investments in American history to address legacy pollution.
The DEP has said the worst of the contamination is believed to have resulted from past discharges from four sites in the watershed that are undergoing remediation through the EPA’s Superfund program:
A cleanup of the nearby Passaic River Superfund site has been going on for decades, slowed by legal battles over who is responsible for footing the bill. The cost of the cleanup is currently in the hundred of millions of dollars and is expected to be more than $1 billion all told.
The lower Hackensack River is different, officials say.
“We know who the responsible parties and we’re not going to sit around for two decades like we did on the Passaic River,” said DEP Commissioner Shawn LaTourette, who declined to name the companies that would be held responsible for the cleanup.
Officials said the EPA is so early in the cleanup process that they can’t put a number on the cost, but they reiterated that the polluters would pay.
“We will seek out financial viable responsible parties to help pay for the remediation and cleanup,” said Garcia, “and furthermore Superfund status qualifies a site for federal funds that can also be used to initiate remedial work if responsible parties fail to act, in addition to state funding on this.”
The Hackensack River is part of the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary and is a habitat to over 30 designated endangered or threatened species and home to over 8,400 acres of wetlands.
“The cleanup of the lower Hackensack River is vital to the communities, stakeholders, and ecosystems within the watershed,” Rep. Albio Sires said. “I urge swift consideration of the lower Hackensack River, and advocate for its inclusion on the National Priorities List of Superfund sites, so that remediation can begin.”
here is no shortage of Diners in New Jersey. (And plenty of them are great.) However, the latest to open in Bergen County – Foodies in Hackensack – does breakfast, lunch, and brunch a little differently. This family-owned spot likes to put a twist on diner classics to create innovative new flavors. The result is a fresh take on old favorites.The 1,500-square foot diner has a “cozy, modern diner feel,”...
here is no shortage of Diners in New Jersey. (And plenty of them are great.) However, the latest to open in Bergen County – Foodies in Hackensack – does breakfast, lunch, and brunch a little differently. This family-owned spot likes to put a twist on diner classics to create innovative new flavors. The result is a fresh take on old favorites.
The 1,500-square foot diner has a “cozy, modern diner feel,” according to Owner Teddy Sakellaris. In particular, Foodies can seat about 64 people indoors and an extra 36 on the seasonal outdoor patio. The venue also doubles as a great spot for private dinner parties, and is available by request. As for the location, Teddy says “We had a great opportunity to get into an extremely diverse marketplace; in a special up-and-coming location with many great new companies opening up close by.”
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Foodies feeds that Jersey diner fix, but also puts a twist on traditional items. For example, they serve a variety of specialty French toast; like the PB&J French toast which, of course, is topped with peanut butter and jelly. Then, for the lunch crowd, the Monte Cristo is a French toast sandwich with ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese. Other crowd-pleasers include waffles, pancakes, and omelets. Teddy’s favorite is the Foodies club wrap, with breaded chicken cutlet, bacon, avocado, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and chipotle dressing.
However, no diner trip is complete without a fun milkshake. This spot is no exception, with options like the Nut Job Shake which blends Nutella with chocolate ice cream. Likewise, the Curious George Shake blends vanilla ice cream with honey and banana.
Teddy knows a thing or two about running restaurants. In fact, he has friends and family who own many diners and other restaurants throughout the state. For instance, his father owns Rutt’s Hutt in Clifton, where Teddy served as fry cook and counterman. As for Teddy, he also currently owns The Maple Valley Diner in Clifton. (He previously owned The Hawthorne Diner in Hawthorne and The Hearth Charbroil in Clifton.)
Visit Foodies at 528 Huyler St in South Hackensack. Look for them online to learn more.
All Photos: © Foodies
New York and New Jersey will split their share of the costs needed to cover the long-awaited Gateway Project’s first phase, the governors of the two states announced Tuesday.The first phase of the project — which aims to build new rail tunnels under the Hudson River between Penn Station and New Jersey — includes a rebuild of the Portal North Bridge over the Hackensack River, Govs. Kathy Hochul and Phil Murphy said in a ...
New York and New Jersey will split their share of the costs needed to cover the long-awaited Gateway Project’s first phase, the governors of the two states announced Tuesday.
The first phase of the project — which aims to build new rail tunnels under the Hudson River between Penn Station and New Jersey — includes a rebuild of the Portal North Bridge over the Hackensack River, Govs. Kathy Hochul and Phil Murphy said in a press release.
New Jersey and New York will each pay $386.2 million to finance the rebuild, with the rest of the funding set to come from the federal government, the release said.
The two states will also split the local costs for the Hudson Tunnel Project, which is part of the first phase, according to the release.
That project includes the rehabilitation of an existing Amtrak and NJ Transit tunnel under the Hudson River, as well as the construction of a new tunnel.
Both states will “aggressively pursue greater federal sources of funding” for the project, the release noted.
“The Gateway Hudson Tunnel Project is vital to the Northeast corridor, and today’s announcement is a critical step forward in turning this vision into reality,” Hochul said in a statement, adding that the two states were “establishing the framework to get this project over the finish line and… making good on our promise to modernize the state’s transportation infrastructure and create a mass transit system worthy of New Yorkers.”
In his own statement, Murphy called the agreement a “pivotal milestone toward the completion of the most significant transportation project not just in New Jersey, but in the entire United States.”
“As we proceed with construction of a new tunnel under the Hudson River, we advance one step closer toward a New Jersey that is better connected and better positioned to reap the full economic benefits of our status as a regional crossroads,” he said.
While the existing tunnel under the Hudson River is aged and deteriorating, political disagreements have delayed the Gateway Project for approximately two decades.
President Joe Biden, meanwhile, has vowed to provide financial support for the project.
Construction on the Portal North Bridge is already underway, with “major activity” expected to kick off this summer, Hochul’s office said Wednesday.
Work on the Hudson Tunnel Project, meanwhile, is expected to start in late 2023, according to Hochul’s office.
Rolled ice cream, epic milkshakes, and more mouthwatering desserts are all being sold at Even More Epic in Somerville.Kevin Trimarchi first opened Epic Cookies in Somerville and now has expanded to take over the space that was formerly Rita’s only steps away from Epic Cookies. They are offering some incredible cakes, just look at these, for example:They also have a large selection of desserts including specialty brownies, cupcakes and other desserts.Even More Epic will be offering Epic Milkshakes, such as the Cooki...
Rolled ice cream, epic milkshakes, and more mouthwatering desserts are all being sold at Even More Epic in Somerville.
Kevin Trimarchi first opened Epic Cookies in Somerville and now has expanded to take over the space that was formerly Rita’s only steps away from Epic Cookies. They are offering some incredible cakes, just look at these, for example:
They also have a large selection of desserts including specialty brownies, cupcakes and other desserts.
Even More Epic will be offering Epic Milkshakes, such as the Cookie Dough Milkshake.
According to the menu, “vanilla ice cream and chocolate chip cookie dough are blended together, topped with cookie dough bites, Oreos, a Chipwich, and whipped cream, covered in a fudge drizzle. Vanilla buttercream and cookie crumbs are an edible decoration around the rim.”
Check out Even More Epic located at 84 W. Main St., Somerville. They are open Tuesday through Thursday from 12 to 10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 12 to 11 p.m., and Sundays 12 to 8 p.m.
The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5's Jordan Jansson. Any opinions expressed are her own.
Black River Candy Shoppe in Chester New Jersey was selected in Food Network Magazine's “America’s 50 Best Candy Stores” a couple of years back and the story went viral online earlier this year.
I decided to take a trip down there for myself to see what they had to offer. Right, when you walk in you feel like you are Charlie about to take over the chocolate factory. Black River Candy Shoppe is a cute little candy shop offering hundreds of different types of candy.
They have old-school childhood candy as well as an incredible selection of newer candy varieties. Candy is displayed in old whiskey barrels, and a lot of their candy is sold in bulk by the pound. It is located in downtown Chester right off of Main Street. Check out the photos from my recent visit:
Gallery Credit: Jordan Jansson
Gallery Credit: Jordan Jansson