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 Sussex, 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 Sussex, 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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With the start of wrestling season on deck next week, it's time to profile the top wrestlers across Morris and Sussex counties.First up in our three-part series is a look at the lower weights.Jack BastarrikaMount Olive seniorBastarrika, a Virginia Tech signee, was a sparkplug for the Marauders last winter, winning a district title at 120 pounds to go along with runner-up finishes in the Region and Morris County Tournaments. As a sophomore, he won the North 1 Regio...
With the start of wrestling season on deck next week, it's time to profile the top wrestlers across Morris and Sussex counties.
First up in our three-part series is a look at the lower weights.
Mount Olive senior
Bastarrika, a Virginia Tech signee, was a sparkplug for the Marauders last winter, winning a district title at 120 pounds to go along with runner-up finishes in the Region and Morris County Tournaments. As a sophomore, he won the North 1 Region title and took sixth in the state tournament.
Hanover Park sophomore
Danise was key down low for the Hornets last winter on their run to the North 2, Group 2 team title. A state qualifier at 113 pounds after finishing third in Region 3, Danise was a district finalist and finished third in the MCT. He went 35-8 as a freshman.
Mount Olive junior
A reliable presence in the Marauders' lineup, Hagensen had a breakout sophomore season, capturing Morris County gold at 106 pounds and a runner-up finish in Region 2. The junior put together an impressive late-season run with a fourth-place finish in Atlantic City.
Hager was a reliable asset for a loaded Green Wave team that claimed a 13th straight Morris County team title and reached the super competitive North Non-Public A team finals. He went 26-9 and qualified for the state tournament with a third-place finish in Region 3 at 126 pounds. The Davidson commit won his first district title and was third in Morris County.
A two-time state place-winner, two-time region champion and 2021 state champion, Jones has already put together an impressive resume in his first two seasons. Jones finished fifth in Atlantic City last year at 113 pounds and claimed MCT and District 9 titles.
Parsippany Hills sophomore
McGinty made a splash in his debut season, going 35-8 and qualifying for the state tournament at 106 pounds following a fourth-place finish in Region 2. He won a District 7 title and was second in Morris County.
Last winter, Myers became the first region champion for Morristown since 2011. He added a district title to his resume and finished with a 36-3 mark as a sophomore. He was second in Morris County at 126 pounds.
Stanich has his sights set on gold after finishing second in the state last March at 120 pounds. A three-time state medalist and three-time region champion, the Lehigh-bound senior looks to become Roxbury's first state champion since Dillon Artigliere went back to back in 2013 and 2014. Each year, he's moved a step closer to the top of the state podium, finishing sixth at 106 pounds as a freshman and fourth at 113 his sophomore year.
Among the state's best girls wrestlers, Vasquez is a two-time state medalist with back-to-back third-place performances. She captured her first region title last winter and is only the third region champion and third state place-winner in school history.
Pope John sophomore
Walsh was among the state’s top freshmen last season and a key piece in Pope John's run to the Non-Public B team state title. He wrestled his way back to a sixth-place finish at 113 pounds in the state tournament after reaching the semifinals. He claimed county, district and region titles.
SANDYSTON — Thirteen may be the township's lucky number, after the community's 13th annual Sandyston Has Heart campaign raised $13,000 this month − the highest amount in the history of the holiday fundraiser.The total, buoyed by a last-minute push from thetownship Facebook page, surpassed the previous...
SANDYSTON — Thirteen may be the township's lucky number, after the community's 13th annual Sandyston Has Heart campaign raised $13,000 this month − the highest amount in the history of the holiday fundraiser.
The total, buoyed by a last-minute push from thetownship Facebook page, surpassed the previous benchmark of$12,800 collected in 2020. The money and gift cards will be sorted by Sandyston-Walpack School nurse Sharon Misyak and distributed to area families in need.
"It says a lot about the generosity of a small town like Sandyston that can make such a big difference in the lives of people in the community," Municipal Clerk Amy Lobban said on Tuesday. "When you know your donations are able to help people in your community, you take pride in your donation."
Sandyston Has Heart partnered with the St. Thomas the Apostle Church food pantry for the third consecutive year. The fundraiser allowed the township to help restock the pantry with much-needed food and personal items for families.
The campaign received a big boost from Sandyston residents Steve and Tracey Woodhead, along with their daughter Stevie Collins and her husband, Eric. The group, as in years past, matched donations up to $3,500 and then gave an extra $2,000 to the Sandyston Township Volunteer Fire Department.
Franklin Mutual Insurance also contributed to this year's cause, collecting $200 for the fundraiser in lieu of a Christmas gift exchange.
"In keeping with FMI tradition, we remember children and their families in our community who are in need, especially during the holidays," said Elena Diaz, the company's senior customer service representative.
Sandyston Has Heart began in 2010 as a way for residents to pitch in to a fundraiser that served local needs. The initial campaign raised just under $1,000, but contributions have surged as more community members have gotten involved.
The fundraiser's name comes from the paper hearts that Lobban creates, each one including a donor's name, and then attaches to the front doors of the municipal building. Patte Frato, president of the Sandyston Township Historical Society which sponsors the fundraiser, also crafts a glass heart ornament for everyone who donates.
More local families are struggling to afford rising food and heating costs this year, a problem especially difficult to face during the holiday season, Lobban said. She takes pride in the community's continued generosity toward its neighbors, even in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Sandyston is definitely a small town with a big heart," Lobban said.
Kyle Morel is a local reporter covering Morris and Sussex counties.
Email: [email protected]; Twitter: @KMorelNJH
John Krickus of Washington Township Seated as New Commissioner DirectorMorris County Commissioner John Krickus was sworn in tonight as the 2023 Director of the Board of County Commissioners after fellow board members Douglas Cabana, Thomas Mastrangelo and Christine Myers were sworn in to new, three-year terms and Morris County Sheriff James Gannon was sworn into another term.Commissioner Krickus was sworn in as Director of the Board ...
Morris County Commissioner John Krickus was sworn in tonight as the 2023 Director of the Board of County Commissioners after fellow board members Douglas Cabana, Thomas Mastrangelo and Christine Myers were sworn in to new, three-year terms and Morris County Sheriff James Gannon was sworn into another term.
Commissioner Krickus was sworn in as Director of the Board by state Sen. Steven Oroho as the Commissioner’s wife, Carolyn, held the bible.
“Morris County is the best run county in New Jersey, by far,” said Director Krickus, noting multiple accomplishments achieved by the county. “Some of the safest towns in New Jersey; county property taxes are among the lowest in the state, and our Vocational School and County College are nationally recognized. Morris residents enjoy our leading park system, open space, farmland and historic preservation. Is this heaven? No, it’s Morris County.”
Commissioner Myers, who had previously served on the board from 2016 to 2018, was sworn into her new term in office by Morris County Counsel John Napolitano, as her husband, Stan, held the bible. She was sworn in as Deputy Director of the Board by her cousin, attorney Robert Ferguson III.
The meeting opened with the swearing in of Commissioner Cabana, the longest serving member on the board, now beginning his tenth term. Sen. Anthony Bucco officiated as the bible was held by Amy Bucco, the Commissioner’s sister and the senator’s wife.
Commissioner Mastrangelo was sworn in by his daughter, Passaic County Assistant Prosecutor Brittney Mastrangelo, as the Commissioner’s wife, Debbie, held the bible.
Sheriff Gannon was sworn in by Morris/Sussex Superior Court Assignment Judge Stuart Minkowitz. The bible was held by the Sheriff’s daughter, Kate, along with his son-in-law, Matt, his grandchildren, Luca and Ella, and his girlfriend, Lisa.
The annual Morris County Reorganization Meeting was held in person in the Commissioners’ 5th Floor Public Meeting Room at the Morris County Administration & Records Building with full public attendance. It was the first time since 2020 and the onset of the pandemic that the reorganization meeting was not predominantly virtual.
Returning for the event was the Morris County Sheriff's Office Joint Honor Guard, with Robert McNally, Deputy Chief of Investigations of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, playing the bagpipes. They were joined by a crowd of well-wishers, family, friends and public officials packing into the meeting room.
The National Anthem was sung by Ella Conroy and Victoria Cooney who are 10th grade students at the Morris County Vocational School. Ella is in the academy for design and Victoria is in the Academy for Biotechnology.
Invocations were provided by Monsignor John Hart of The Assumption Parish in Morristown and a benediction was
provided by Father Stepan Bilyk of Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Whippany.
The Morris County Board of County Commissioners will hold their next work session and regular meeting on Jan. 11, 2022. The work session begins 4:30 p.m. and the regular meeting at 7 p.m. The meetings will continue to be held in public in the Administration & Records Building.
Top Right: Morris County Sheriff's Office Joint Honor Guard, with Robert McNally, Deputy Chief of Investigations of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, playing the bagpipes.
Top Left: Director Krickus and his wife as he was sworn in.
Top Right: Deputy Director Myers thanks her colleagues after being sworn in.
Center Left: Commissioner Cabana is sworn in by Sen. Bucco.
Bottom Right: Commissioner Mastrangelo is sworn in by his daughter.
Bottom Left: Sheriff Gannon is sworn in with his family by his side.
Bottom: The National Anthem was sung by Ella Conroy and Victoria Cooney who are 10th grade students at the Morris County Vocational School.
Here’s more information about the book and how you can find a copy.In what formats will “Spare” be released?“Spare” will be available to purchase as a 416-page hardcover book, a 672-page paperback book or an ...
Here’s more information about the book and how you can find a copy.
Although it has not been released, you can pre-order “Spare” through Amazon for $22.40, saving you 38% off the initial retail price of $36.
Amazon also has a “Pre-Order Price Guarantee” where if the Amazon price goes down after your pre-order time and before the release date, you will be charged for the lowest price.
“Spare” is the first official memoir from the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry.
The book is expected to cover his childhood growing up in the Royal Family to the death of Princess Diana, his mother. It also has a focus on his current living situation in America with wife Meghan Markle and his two children.
Prince Harry also details senior royals’ conversations and their actions, including their relationship with the U.K. press, according to CNBC. He often criticizes their relationship, including in the duke and duchess’s recent Netflix docuseries, “Harry and Meghan.”
One excerpt from the book details a heated argument Harry had with his brother Prince William over Meghan Markle. In the excerpt, Harry alleges that William attacked him.
Different parts of New Jersey spent more time traveling to work than others last year. See how your county compares.NEW JERSEY — Nearly 1 million New Jerseyans worked from home last year. But state residents who had to put on real pants and commute to their jobs had some time-consuming travels.The average New Jerseyan's trip to work took 28.6 minutes in 2021, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. That's the third-highest mark in the nation, behind only New York (31.4 minutes) and Maryland (29.3 minutes).The less-...
NEW JERSEY — Nearly 1 million New Jerseyans worked from home last year. But state residents who had to put on real pants and commute to their jobs had some time-consuming travels.
The average New Jerseyan's trip to work took 28.6 minutes in 2021, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. That's the third-highest mark in the nation, behind only New York (31.4 minutes) and Maryland (29.3 minutes).
The less-densely populated states had shorter commutes, with residents in South Dakota (17.4 minutes), North Dakota (17.5 minutes), Wyoming (18.3 minutes), Montana (19.1 minutes) and Nebraska (19.3) spending the least amount of time traveling to work each day.
Although New Jerseyans have longer trips, their journeys to work have gotten shorter. The state averaged a 33.1-minute commute in 2019, per census data.
New Jersey's at-home workforce also grew by 450 percent from 2019-21. Census officials estimated that 217,410 state residents — 4.9 percent of New Jersey's workforce — worked from home in 2019, the last full year before the pandemic. Last year, 977,514 state residents — 22.1 percent of New Jersey's employed population — worked from home.
The average commute varied by county, with Sussex County spending the most time traveling to work last year (34.3 minutes per trip). Cape May County's workforce had the quickest trips (22.3 minutes). Meanwhile, Somerset County led the state with 31.4 percent of its employed population working from home. On the other end, only 9.3 percent in Cumberland County worked from home last year.
Census officials excluded at-home workers in their calculations of average commuting times.
The data comes from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, which provides information on various aspects of American life. The agency releases data for odd-numbered years, so it's not clear how many New Jerseyans worked from home in 2020 — COVID-19's most disruptive year.
Normally, 290,000 people take the American Community Survey each month for a year. But the pandemic impacted the quality of data collection in 2020, so the Census Bureau provided estimates instead.
Here's the average travel time to work for each New Jersey county in 2021, plus the percentage of each county's employed population who worked from home:
This is how much New Jersey's trips to work changed from 2019-21, according to census data: