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 Upper Pohatcong, 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 Upper Pohatcong, 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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TRENTON – Nearly every town surveyed by the state comptroller’s office is making excessive payments to public employees for unused sick leave or has language in place to allow it, in violation of state law.In a report issued Thursday, the Office of the State Comptroller said 95% of the 60 municipalities it surveyed – that’s all but three – were not following laws limiting sick leave payments, which it ...
TRENTON – Nearly every town surveyed by the state comptroller’s office is making excessive payments to public employees for unused sick leave or has language in place to allow it, in violation of state law.
In a report issued Thursday, the Office of the State Comptroller said 95% of the 60 municipalities it surveyed – that’s all but three – were not following laws limiting sick leave payments, which it called a waste of taxpayer funds that adds to property tax bills.
Many towns allow public workers to convert unused sick days into yearly bonuses. Some promised to make large payments years down the road, which is prohibited and can potentially increase a worker’s pay by hundreds of thousands of dollars.
“Taxpayers’ money is being wasted in ways that violate New Jersey law,” said acting Comptroller Kevin Walsh. “Municipalities are agreeing to make huge payments in the future. Laws that were intended to lower property taxes are being ignored and violated in a staggeringly high number of municipalities.”
Walsh said his office hasn’t yet quantified how much has been wasted but that a majority of the municipalities surveyed have already wasted public funds while some have policies that will allow for it.
“It could easily be millions. It could easily be tens of millions,” Walsh said. “Over time, it could exceed that.”
The comptroller’s survey found:
“Municipalities are annually handing out what are effectively unlawful, under-the-radar annual bonuses,” Walsh said. “Waste is happening today, and towns have committed themselves to even more waste in the future.”
Sick leave payouts – derided as ‘boat checks’ by then-Gov. Chris Christie – aren’t prohibited in New Jersey, but limits on them were enacted in 2007 that apply to senior employees and 2010 that apply to all employees hired after that date.
Michael Cerra, the executive director of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, said local governments need to review policies, ordinances and contracts to make sure their language comply with current law.
But Cerra said the issue is also complex because the Public Employment Relations Commission, which oversees public contracting, interprets the section of the law that addresses conversions of annual vacation time into payments differently than the comptroller does, leaving towns caught in the middle during contract talks.
"There are significant challenges to interpreting what was the legislative intent," Cerra said. "If you want to play the blame game, I think there's plenty of blame to go around when there are different interpretations of the law, when it has to be negotiated at the local level between the local governing unit and the collective bargaining unit.
"And when there are differing interpretations floating out there, it's not necessarily language that you can remove from a contract because you're not sure if the agency is going to back you up or not," he said.
The comptroller’s office checked whether towns pay more than $15,000 for unused sick leave; give months’ worth of ‘terminal leave’ time off before retirement; agree to yearly sick-leave payment; provide financial incentives for unused sick leave; provide sick-leave payments when an employee resigns or switches jobs; and let employees roll over more than one year of vacation time.
“The reform that was initiated in 2007 and expanded upon in 2010 appears, at least based on the 60 municipalities we looked at, to have failed more than succeeded,” Walsh said. “The Legislature in 2007 and 2010 thought it has solved the problem, but there are a lot of signs that New Jersey’s towns have disregarded the law.”
The only three towns of the 60 surveyed that were found to be following all the sick-leave rules were Holmdel, Montgomery and Upper Township.
Franklin Township in Somerset County, South Brunswick, West Windsor and West Milford are violating five of the six restrictions analyzed. Thirteen towns violate four of the restrictions, 21 violate three, 15 violate two and four violate just one.
“Municipal officials who let this waste occur on their watch should be held accountable,” Walsh said. “If I were a resident of one of the towns that already wasted my funds, I would want to know how this happened. Who let it happen? How much money was wasted? These are all fair questions for New Jersey residents who pay taxes.”
Walsh said mayors in towns not complying with sick-leave laws should question their municipal attorney, chief financial officer, town administrator and auditor as to how it has happened.
The municipalities violating the sick-leave rules have until Sept. 30 to send the comptroller’s office a corrective action plan.
Cerra said the takeaway from the report should be a need to clarify things at the state level so towns can more easily follow the Legislature's intent.
"I don't think anyone can really say there's a willful disregard to follow the law here based on the report itself, which acknowledges differing interpretations by different state agencies, which acknowledges that in many cases this is at the collective bargaining table," Cerra said.
The report concludes that there are no enforcement mechanisms to ensure the sick-leave laws are followed. It said a person within each local government should be designated to monitor it, a specific state agency should enforce it, and all payouts beyond standard pay should be posted publicly and approved by the municipal council.
HOBOKEN — A low-income Hudson County man could lose the place he calls home as the result of a lengthy legal dispute with his landlord.Jeff Trupiano has lived in his Hoboken apartment-turned-condo for over three decades. He moved into the rent-controlled unit at 703 Park Ave. in 1991 under a former owner.For the past five years, Trupiano has been locked in a legal battle with his landlord over a significant rent increase. Court records show that the landlord tried jacking the monthly rent by nearly $3,000 and is attemptin...
HOBOKEN — A low-income Hudson County man could lose the place he calls home as the result of a lengthy legal dispute with his landlord.
Jeff Trupiano has lived in his Hoboken apartment-turned-condo for over three decades. He moved into the rent-controlled unit at 703 Park Ave. in 1991 under a former owner.
For the past five years, Trupiano has been locked in a legal battle with his landlord over a significant rent increase. Court records show that the landlord tried jacking the monthly rent by nearly $3,000 and is attempting to get retroactive rent from Trupiano.
A few years after Trupiano moved in, the apartment building was bought by Amaconn Realty, Inc. Then in 2001, the owner, who is Trupiano's landlord, turned the apartments into condominiums.
Sales records on Zillow.com show that one two-bedroom condo at the building was sold in April for $449,000.
Trupiano, who is in his 60s and makes less than $30,000 a year working at a local health food store, pays $783 in rent each month. His attorney, Dana Wefer, told New Jersey 101.5 that as a low-income renter, he will be protected from eviction for more than another 20 years because of the Tenant Protection Act.
But in 2017, Trupiano's landlord issued a hardship increase based on an appraisal of his unit. Wefer said that the appraisal was "hypothetical" and based on how much the unit could bring in if it were completely renovated.
According to a briefing provided by Wefer, the landlord knew that the building had a protected tenant and chose to proceed with the conversion anyway. It also notes that Trupiano continues to pay his rent on time despite the unit having been neglected for years.
"The property has been fundamentally transformed from one that was a prudent and sound investment to a single ill-maintained rent-controlled condominium unit, encumbered with a protected tenant who cannot be evicted for twenty-six years."
A GoFundMe is raising money for Trupiano's court costs and increasing rent. Created by the Hoboken Fair Housing Association, the fundraiser claims that an unfavorable decision could gut the Tenant Protection Act.
While Wefer is handling the case pro bono, there are high costs for appealing court decisions including the requirement to pay for thousands of pages of transcripts. Wefer said that they will likely need to appeal as a judge recently gave an oral decision stating that Trupiano's rent should increase based on the property's equity.
Wefer added that it's not hyperbole to say that the Tenant Protection Act is at risk. The attorney said she would not be surprised to see Trupiano's case go up to the New Jersey Supreme Court.
Previous rulings from the state's highest court, such as Mayes v. Jackson Township Rent Leveling Board (1986), have upheld rent control ordinances and a landlord's right to "realize a just and reasonable return on the property."
An attorney for the landlord did not respond to a request for comment.
These school administrators make between $150K and $300K per year. See which leaders in your local school district made the list.NEW JERSEY — More than 2,500 educational administrators in the state made salaries of $150,000 or more during the past school year, according to data from the New Jersey Department of Education. Three were paid double, while 22 earned at least $250,000.Patch pulled salary data that includes superintendents, principals and other employees in administrative positions — down to assistant pr...
NEW JERSEY — More than 2,500 educational administrators in the state made salaries of $150,000 or more during the past school year, according to data from the New Jersey Department of Education. Three were paid double, while 22 earned at least $250,000.
Patch pulled salary data that includes superintendents, principals and other employees in administrative positions — down to assistant principals — within New Jersey schools. Out of roughly 8,400 people who fit the description, 2,556 of them made $150,000 or more.
It's becoming increasingly common for school administrators in New Jersey to make that much. In 2011, then-Gov. Chris Christie implemented a $175,000 cap for superintendents. The Christie administration raised their maximum base pay to $191,584 in 2017.
But Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law in 2019 that eliminates the cap for superintendent salaries but set guidelines for school-executive contracts to limit or standardize bonuses and other perks.
Some of the state's highest-paid superintendents — especially those in more affluent districts — received generous pay increases in the past year, according to analysis from NJ Advance Media. For instance, the salary for the superintendent of the 700-student Demarest district increased almost 50 percent, from $153,967 to $228,477. Millburn's superintendent went from a salary of $167,500 to $228,477, according to NJ Advance Media's report.
School-executive pay has long been a controversial subject in both local school district budgeting and state policy. While administrative salaries are often a flashpoint for criticism in school policy, many districts struggled to maintain experienced superintendents when the position's pay was capped, according to a 2019 analysis from NJ Spotlight.
Superintendents, principals and other school leaders throughout the nation have faced intense scrutiny for COVID-19 management and from politically charged movements to overhaul or eliminate certain subjects and topics from the curriculum. But those obstacles have also fallen to teachers and other rank-and-file school employees. And New Jersey has faced a shortage of teaching candidates that preceded the pandemic. Read more: Who Will Teach NJ's Kids After Mass Exodus From Education?
Here are New Jersey's highest-paid school administrators, along with their school, their district, their years of service and their salaries:
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Ok, if these things had any weight or significance whatsoever, the hard-working people of New Jersey would have reason to be pissed off.However, a collection of eggheads (academics with too many degrees and not enough common sense) crunching some numbers and creating a formula to reach an outcome.According to WalletHub's Hardest-Working States list, New Jersey comes in 43rd place.There are so many hard-working ...
Ok, if these things had any weight or significance whatsoever, the hard-working people of New Jersey would have reason to be pissed off.
However, a collection of eggheads (academics with too many degrees and not enough common sense) crunching some numbers and creating a formula to reach an outcome.
According to WalletHub's Hardest-Working States list, New Jersey comes in 43rd place.
There are so many hard-working people in New Jersey who could put the rest of the country to shame. We have to work harder and smarter here due to one main obstacle...the state of New Jersey.
With the government being so gigantic, obstructive, and overwhelming it takes more effort here than anywhere in the country.
Some of the top states absolutely make sense. Alaska, North Dakota have a lot of hard labor jobs, like oil drilling or ranching.
Nebraska, famous for its vast farmland along with South Dakota and Texas are synonymous with outdoor professions the require hard work and long hours.
We have many hard-working people here in New Jersey both indoors and out. But when you put all of the elements of the survey together, you'll see where the Garden State falls behind.
Now, some of the factors involved in the survey were hours per week worked, employment rate, share of workers with multiple jobs and so forth.
Maybe the category that tipped us over the edge was share of households where no adults work. Bingo!
Through the generosity and compassion of "Uncle Phil," his predecessors and the out-of-control Legislature for decades, many people don't have to work.
It can be summed by a famous quote by the legendary late Governor Brendan T. Byrne:
“If you live in New Jersey, and you’re not getting something for nothing, you’re not getting your fair share.”
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I’m sure I’m one of many in New Jersey constantly searching real estate sites looking for the best deal and praying not to get outbid.It’s almost becoming impossible to find your dream home within your budget and it’s just a headache at this point.But sometimes you come across a home where your thoughts are, “what were they thinking?”Well with this find, that’s exactly what I was thinking, but in the coolest way ever.I came across this post in the Facebook group “Zil...
I’m sure I’m one of many in New Jersey constantly searching real estate sites looking for the best deal and praying not to get outbid.
It’s almost becoming impossible to find your dream home within your budget and it’s just a headache at this point.
But sometimes you come across a home where your thoughts are, “what were they thinking?”
Well with this find, that’s exactly what I was thinking, but in the coolest way ever.
I came across this post in the Facebook group “Zillow Gone Wild” about a house in Englewood, NJ up for sale with a rock band stage in the living room.
First of all, the house is listed for $1,299,000 – way out of my budget, but now I’m intrigued so I went digging.
The Zillow description starts by calling it a “rare find”. It’s been up for 76 days. I can’t recall seeing a home for sale available for that long, but let’s keep going.
The home is renovated with “luxurious fixtures and finishes, highest quality custom cabinetry, floor to ceiling wall of oversized windows overlooking beautifully manicured Crystal Lake Park, retractable awning, Porcelanosa bathroom tile & sink, and a master bath with imported jacuzzi tub from Italy”.
Talk about fancy!
The pictures are absolutely gorgeous and for a minute, I allowed myself to pretend I could afford this house.
But as I scrolled through and (finally) came across the photo of the living room, there it was. The glass stage, huge TV with speakers, and Rock Band guitar sitting on a stand.
This is commitment. Who exactly do the owners think they are selling to?
The comments are fantastic. Aside from your typical “I wish I had over a million dollars to afford this house”, the Rock Band setup stole the show.
“Someone takes their ‘Guitar Hero’ games verrrry seriously.”
“Makes perfect sense since this house is basically a Tom Petty song”
“If you actually tried to set up a rock band on that “stage”… all the glass and the hardwoods and the low ceiling would make it sound terrible, and you’d never get it clean again after the band members’ nasty shoes and nastier equipment were all over it.”
“Wonder which native Jersey rock-n-roller starter home it belonged to…”
The homeowners already dropped the price by $91,000, but get rid of the Rock Band stage and we might be able to afford the home after all (in my dreams).
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