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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A federal judge issued an emergency restraining order Sunday prohibiting members of NJ Transit's engineers union from taking any future job action as the agency filed a lawsuit over Friday's job action.The moves come after a third of NJ Transit's train engineers called out Friday causing dozens of canceled trains culminating with service ending for the day in the early evening. Train commuters found t...
A federal judge issued an emergency restraining order Sunday prohibiting members of NJ Transit's engineers union from taking any future job action as the agency filed a lawsuit over Friday's job action.
The moves come after a third of NJ Transit's train engineers called out Friday causing dozens of canceled trains culminating with service ending for the day in the early evening. Train commuters found themselves stranded and scrambling to find an alternative ride.
According to a report by NorthJersey.com, NJ Transit's lawsuit filed Friday called the day's job action the equivalent of a strike that "ravaged" the lives of those who depend on NJ Transit.
The agency requested the emergency order after engineers who are members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainsmen (BLE&T) continued to call out sick over the weekend. It was granted by U.S. District Judge Christine O'Hearn on Sunday, according to NorthJersey.com.
Under the order, BLE&T members may not encourage, permit or participate in any action that would interfere with NJ Transit operations. Members who violate the order could face discipline, fines or jail.
Union leadership must "immediately" tell members to stop any action about job actions.
In a letter to Brown before Friday's action, NJ Transit accused union leadership of encouraging members to call out on the state's Juneteenth holiday. BLE&T is the only NJ Transit union not to sign a new agreement that adds Juneteenth as a paid holiday.
"Please be aware that NJ Transit will not tolerate an unlawful job action and may institute disciplinary action against any employees taking such action. Further, anyencouragement of this unlawful activity by BLE&T leadership will also not be tolerated and may result in disciplinary action," read the letter.
Members did not receive holiday pay for working on Friday because they are still under the old contract's terms.
During a court hearing on Sunday, Brown admitted writing an email insinuating that members should not let the lack of a paid holiday stop them from enjoying the Juneteenth holiday, according to NorthJersey.com.
NJ Transit on Monday afternoon did not respond to New Jersey 101.5's request for more information.
Despite the cost, here are seven lucky reasons why you should be proud to be living in such a fun and great state as New Jersey.
Never mind the deer, it's those from way out of state we need to watch out for. Luckily for us, we're taught to react quickly.
We know how to properly use the left lane to keep traffic moving. But, it's also probably our biggest pet peeve on the road when it comes to that out-of-state driver taking a casual Sunday drive in the left lane. MOVE OVER!!!
Three rights make a left... or is it, one continuous right turn that happens to go left? Whatever the case may be, we just know how to navigate them... and we're pretty good at it too.
Out of all the other perks on the road, this one's the most important. We're very fortunate to have such quick response times for emergencies in New Jersey.
We know Jersey loves Philly sports teams, so it only makes sense that they should play on our side of the river. At least we don't have to travel far to see them.
With a final decision on abortion rights likely coming from the U.S. Supreme Court before the end of June, Gov. Phil Murphy is pushing the Legislature to further expand abortion access in New Jersey.However, it is unlikely state lawmakers will take up his suggestions.When a draft opinion was leaked indicating the Supreme Court was on the verge of overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, ...
With a final decision on abortion rights likely coming from the U.S. Supreme Court before the end of June, Gov. Phil Murphy is pushing the Legislature to further expand abortion access in New Jersey.
However, it is unlikely state lawmakers will take up his suggestions.
When a draft opinion was leaked indicating the Supreme Court was on the verge of overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, Murphy announced legislation seeking to make abortions free and more accessible in New Jersey.
Among the changes Murphy seeks are full insurance coverage for abortions, without any cost-sharing, and a “reproductive health access fund” that would cover costs for uninsured and underinsured women, training grants for providers and funding for protective security measures.
NJ.com is quoting legislative sources as saying the Murphy bill does not have nearly enough votes and is "unlikely to pass."
One legislative source tells New Jersey 101.5 there have been talks among the Democratic leadership of possibly breaking apart Murphy's proposal to remove some of the more controversial items, but no decision has been made.
There has been talk among the Democratic caucus of increasing funding for abortion in the new budget to be adopted by the end of the month, but the most likely course of action is no action at all.
New Jersey has already taken steps to guarantee access to abortions in the event the Supreme Court strikes down Roe, but Murphy wanted to enhance existing laws to force insurance companies to cover the costs of terminating a pregnancy with no co-pay and provide millions in funding for abortion clinics to hire security.
The next few weeks will be a tense time at the Supreme Court, where justices are racing to put the final touches on the most controversial cases.
But this year, the tension seems to be even greater, with a potentially historic abortion ruling and in the aftermath of a leaked draft opinion that seems to have led to discord inside the court and heightened security concerns.
Curbing abortion rights and expanding the right to be armed in public are long-sought goals of the conservative legal movement that the Supreme Court seems poised to deliver by the end of the month.
The justices also could ease the use of public funds for religious schooling and constrain Biden administration efforts to fight climate change.
These disputes are among 30 cases the court still has to resolve before it takes an extended summer break, typically around the end of June. That's a large, though not unprecedented, haul for the court at this point in its term.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
After months of buzz, Netflix has officially entered a bid on a sprawling property at Fort Monmouth.The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority has been overseeing plans to develop the nearly 300-acre property known as the “Mega Parcel,” spanning parts of Eatontown and Oceanport, since the U.S. Army base officially closed in September 2011.A total of four bids were received by the Monday deadline, the panel ...
After months of buzz, Netflix has officially entered a bid on a sprawling property at Fort Monmouth.
The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority has been overseeing plans to develop the nearly 300-acre property known as the “Mega Parcel,” spanning parts of Eatontown and Oceanport, since the U.S. Army base officially closed in September 2011.
A total of four bids were received by the Monday deadline, the panel announced.
While the Mega Parcel had been appraised for $54 million as of October, according to FMERA, — no further bid details would be announced as the evaluation process began.
If the streaming giant's proposal is ultimately chosen, the Monmouth County site would become Netflix's second largest production facility behind a New Mexico property, as previously reported by the New York Times.
This past fall, Netflix also opened a new production facility across the Hudson River — in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, as reported by Brooklyn Eagle.
The other Fort Monmouth bids were submitted by Extell Acquisitions, Mega Parcel Development and RDR Partners.
RDR Partners involves stake-holders Russo Development, Dinallo Development and River Development Equities - while Extell Development Company is a New York based real estate company.
Mega Parcel Development was filed with state officials in January, with Joseph Saadia as its registered agent.
“America’s first movie studio was in New Jersey, and today it’s home to many talented people working in entertainment,” Netflix said in a statement back in October, as reported by Bloomberg.
In late May, New Jersey announced a major film and TV production facility has been confirmed for Essex County, not far from Newark Liberty International Airport.
“We’re not just committed to making film and television production a core driver of our economy, we are actively restoring our historic place in a world-class location," Gov. Phil Murphy said at the time.
That project involves Great Point Studios, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and Lionsgate.
Murphy signed legislation four years ago, reinstating New Jersey’s film tax credit program.
As of March, about 86% of Fort Monmouth’s total 1,126 acres was either sold, under contract, in negotiations or entering the request for proposals process, as reported by NJBiz.
A bill advanced by the state Senate Economic Growth Committee on Monday would incentivize businesses to hire New Jerseyans in recovery from substance abuse by providing a $2,000 tax credit per employee.Sen. Jean Stanfield, R-Lumberton, co-sponsor of the "Recovery Tax Credit Program" measure alongside Sen. Vin Gopal, D-Ocean Twp., said grocery stores, warehouses, and specifically in Atlantic City, cas...
A bill advanced by the state Senate Economic Growth Committee on Monday would incentivize businesses to hire New Jerseyans in recovery from substance abuse by providing a $2,000 tax credit per employee.
Sen. Jean Stanfield, R-Lumberton, co-sponsor of the "Recovery Tax Credit Program" measure alongside Sen. Vin Gopal, D-Ocean Twp., said grocery stores, warehouses, and specifically in Atlantic City, casino floors have benefited from such arrangements.
A pilot program of sorts, spearheaded by now-retired Superior Court Judge Mark Sandson in Atlantic and Cape May counties, has been successful according to Stanfield.
In a letter to Stanfield shared with New Jersey 101.5, Sandson said during his time overseeing Recovery Court, formerly Drug Court, in those two counties from 2016 to 2020, he and his team secured casino industry jobs for numerous people in recovery, many of whom "are still there and have been promoted from entry-level jobs six years later."
"The new employees are getting career coaching, they know what's expected in a workplace, they're trying to prove themselves, they're being drug tested, so they make excellent employees," Stanfield said. "So it's a win-win for everyone."
Both the senator and the former judge are involved with the state Supreme Court Judiciary Opportunities for Building Success, or JOBS, Committee.
Stanfield said there has been a societal shift in the state in recent years to lift up those who are progressing well in recovery and get them back into stable jobs, instead of throwing them into jail to punish them.
"There's a real, viable track record for this, and it does change people's lives," she said. "They're successful, they feel good about themselves, their families are doing much better with their parent at home."
The tax credit offers an obvious benefit to employers too.
Under the legislation, that money would come from a $2 million annual allocation for the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, to be credited against either the corporate business or gross income tax.
"In addition to getting good, qualified employees, to get this tax credit will give them a chance to give it a try," Stanfield said. "Once they do, I think they'll be happy with it."
There is matching legislation in the state Assembly. If passed by the full legislature and signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy, the Recovery Tax Credit Program would go into effect for Fiscal Year 2023.
Is an automatic service fee, charged by some restaurants in New Jersey, essentially the same thing as a tip?Not necessarily, according to the New Jersey Business and Industry Association.Coming off the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and with inflation at highs not seen in decades, at least a few businesses have added such fees to dine-in bills.Some add the fees to try and counteract credit card processing fees on each transaction, which have also been steadily rising, an NJBIA spokesman said to New Jersey 101.5.A...
Is an automatic service fee, charged by some restaurants in New Jersey, essentially the same thing as a tip?
Not necessarily, according to the New Jersey Business and Industry Association.
Coming off the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and with inflation at highs not seen in decades, at least a few businesses have added such fees to dine-in bills.
Some add the fees to try and counteract credit card processing fees on each transaction, which have also been steadily rising, an NJBIA spokesman said to New Jersey 101.5.
As customers are not required to leave a tip — other restaurants and bars might use automatic gratuities to help ensure staff are compensated fairly.
One such recent case was in Hudson County — at a Cajun-style restaurant in Bayonne that sparked split public reaction.
An 18% service fee has been added to dine-in bills at the Hook & Reel, according to a Facebook post within Bayonne Talks, prompting over 300 comments before the private community group closed further discussion.
A number of commenters said that it was a sign that people had been failing to tip appropriately, while other commenters said they don’t believe they should be “forced” to tip a certain amount.
Within the same Facebook thread, those who are or have been servers pointed out that 100% of tips don't stay with one individual, but have to be shared among others at the establishment, such as bartenders and bussers.
A request for a response from the restaurant was not answered as of Tuesday.
For tax purposes, even if those automatic fees are going to restaurant staff, they cannot be considered tipped wages.
Automatic gratuities are allowed under federal labor laws, though a service charge cannot count as a tip credit against employees' minimum wage.
Employers must take out payroll taxes from automatic service charges before distributing them to staff.
Another difference is that such employers can take a tax credit for tipped wages – but not for service charges.
Has tipping really gotten to be a dire situation?
Americans are worse tippers now than before the pandemic based on a recent survey from CreditCards.com — which also suggests the issue is partly generational.
While 77% of "Gen Xers" (ages 42-57) and 87% of baby boomers (ages 58-76) in a recent survey said they “always tip restaurant servers,” just 52% of "Gen Zers" (ages 18-25) and 60% of millennials (ages 26-41) said the same.
More than four in ten (43%) combined Gen Z and millennial restaurant-goers leave nothing at least some of the time, according to the survey.
The average tip amount was 20% across all generations in the same survey — as "Gen Xers" leave an average tip of 20% and “boomers” give 19%, on average.