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 Venice, FL, 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 Venice, FL, 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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COCOA — Brady Hart and Jayvan Boggs combined for three touchdowns — including a 49-yard score with 2:05 remaining — to lead Cocoa past Venice 31-21 on Friday night.Hart, a sophomore making just his second varsity start, threw four touchdown passes in the game. All three of Boggs' touchdowns came in the second half.Venice (0-2, No. 3 Class 4S) trailed throughout but cut the Cocoa lead to three multiple times — including after Ryan Downes’ 9-yard run that made it 24-21 with 3:57 remain...
COCOA — Brady Hart and Jayvan Boggs combined for three touchdowns — including a 49-yard score with 2:05 remaining — to lead Cocoa past Venice 31-21 on Friday night.
Hart, a sophomore making just his second varsity start, threw four touchdown passes in the game. All three of Boggs' touchdowns came in the second half.
Venice (0-2, No. 3 Class 4S) trailed throughout but cut the Cocoa lead to three multiple times — including after Ryan Downes’ 9-yard run that made it 24-21 with 3:57 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Cocoa (No. 1 Class 2S) improves to 2-0 and plays St. Thomas Aquinas next week.
Considering these two have played just two games together, this might be one of the best quarterback-receiver combinations in the state by the end of the season. Boggs was able to get open on screen plays and deep balls and broke tackles on all three of his touchdowns. Hart throws a nice ball that allows his receivers to pick up yards after the catch and showed a lot of poise against one of the best programs in the state.
Venice scored three rushing touchdowns: Jadyn Glasser, Jamarice Wilder and Downes. But this loss will likely be remembered for the drives that didn’t end in six. Venice lost three fumbles, including the kickoff after Cocoa took a 10-point lead late in the fourth quarter. Despite having just one day of practice this week because of Hurricane Idalia, Venice moved the ball at times and its up-tempo offense created problems, but turnovers were an issue.
If you don’t know Javian Hilson’s name by now, shame on you. The Cocoa edge rusher showed once again why he’s one of the top recruits in the 2025 class and should be in the conversation to be a five-star in the not-too-distant future. Davi’yon Hawkins-Ingram (Western Kentucky commit) also made several plays in the backfield. Venice’s quarterback didn’t have a lot of time to throw and the pass rush was a factor in the win for Cocoa.
Glasser (Central Michigan commit) is a legitimate dual threat who looks like a big running back in the open field. Downes also can run when he’s under center. Wilder (Colorado commit) has a good burst and the movement in the backfield makes it difficult for defenses to consistently find the football. Downes touchdown was a run right up the middle where he basically went untouched until the goal line.
The Tigers scheme allows their talented receivers to get open and make plays after the catch. CJ Bragg scored the first touchdown of the game. Nicholas Teeter made several key catches to extend drives. Obviously Bragg made big plays. It seemed like the Tigers always had a receiver open and Hart did a masterful job of making good reads and delivering catchable balls. This offense will be hard to stop and is a key reason why Cocoa is one of the favorites in 2S.
Ok, they probably didn’t think the team would be 0-2 to start the season, but there are reasons to be optimistic. One of those is recent history. The team started 1-2 last year and ended up playing for the 4S state championship. As was evidenced in Week 1, 4S is wide open this season. Playing teams like Armwood and Cocoa will make you better — and considering this was as abnormal a week of prep as possible — reading too much into this one isn’t wise. Yes, they have issues to fix on both sides of the ball but coach John Peacock was firm after the game: “We’re going to get there, that’s for sure.” His track record certainly indicates that will be the case.
The trial in a liability lawsuit against a Florida hospital, a story featured in a Netflix documentary, began this week, bringing new attention to health care providers’ responsibilities in complex cases involving minors.The long-delayed trial in Venice, Florida, will examine the question of whether a hospital, which reported suspected medical abuse by the family of a 10-year-girl, can be held liable for the mother’s suicide in 2016. Multiple news outlets have followed the case since it was made famous by the 2023 Netflix ...
The trial in a liability lawsuit against a Florida hospital, a story featured in a Netflix documentary, began this week, bringing new attention to health care providers’ responsibilities in complex cases involving minors.
The long-delayed trial in Venice, Florida, will examine the question of whether a hospital, which reported suspected medical abuse by the family of a 10-year-girl, can be held liable for the mother’s suicide in 2016. Multiple news outlets have followed the case since it was made famous by the 2023 Netflix show, “Take Care of Maya,” that began streaming in June.
The documentary examines the case of Maya Kowalski, who was brought to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg in 2016, with reports of severe abdominal pain. She was also underweight and in a wheelchair. Maya’s mom, a registered nurse named Beata Kowalski, asked doctors to administer ketamine to the girl, saying that she believed she was suffering from complex regional pain syndrome, according to news reports.
Ketamine has seen limited success in treating CRPS in adults, and is covered by workers’ compensation insurance and other insurance plans in some cases in a number of states.
Staff at the hospital raised concerns, though, and reported their concerns to child protection authorities. A county official suspected Maya’s mom suffered from Munchausen by Proxy, a mental condition in which the caregiver makes up symptoms or creates them, Dexerto.com news site and others have reported. After reviewing the case, a judge ordered that the girl be sheltered, at least temporarily, at the hospital. She was interviewed and videotaped, the Tampa Bay Times and others have reported.
After 87 days without physical contact with her daughter, Beata committed suicide.
The family filed suit in 2018, seeking millions of dollars in damages. A company that Florida’s child protective services had contracted with settled with the family for $2.5 million, The Times and The Cut news site have reported.
An All Children’s Hospital attorney has said that the hospital stands by its concerns about Maya, and that hospital employees are required by law to report suspected abuse.
Jury selection continued Friday. The trial is expected to take about eight weeks.
Photo: All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg in 2014. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush)
This article has been updated to show that a judge reviewed the case before Maya was sheltered at the hospital, and that ketamine has not been widely endorsed for treating children.
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VENICE, Fla. (WWSB) - The 2023 City of Venice Election will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023, for City Council Seats 1 and 2, which are currently held by Council Members Dr. Mitzie Fiedler and Dick Longo, respectively.Longo has announced he will not be running for re-election.Each term on City Council is three years. Council members may only serve a total of three consecutive terms under term limit rules. City Council candidates must be residents who have been registered to vote in the City of Venice for 12 consecutive month...
VENICE, Fla. (WWSB) - The 2023 City of Venice Election will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023, for City Council Seats 1 and 2, which are currently held by Council Members Dr. Mitzie Fiedler and Dick Longo, respectively.
Longo has announced he will not be running for re-election.
Each term on City Council is three years. Council members may only serve a total of three consecutive terms under term limit rules. City Council candidates must be residents who have been registered to vote in the City of Venice for 12 consecutive months prior to the first day of qualifying, Monday, Aug. 21, 2023. The deadline to file is noon on Friday, Aug. 25, 2022.
Campaign finance reports for candidates and other election information can be found on the City website by following this link: Campaign Treasurer’s Reports | Venice, FL (venicegov.com)
The following dates are per the Sarasota County Supervisor of Election website:
Voting for these seats is open only to registered voters residing within Venice City limit. On Election Day, you must vote in your assigned precinct. For additional information concerning elections, including a precinct finder, polling locations, ballots, election offices or how to register, visit the Sarasota Supervisor of Elections website.
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The store located on Tamiami Trail opened on Aug. 4 and is abuzz again after getting a complete overhaul.VENICE, Fla. — A Tampa Bay area community continues to bounce back after Hurricane Ian damaged the neighborhood.Several businesses in south Sarasota County had to shut their doors after damage from the storm. Now, a popular Florida department store in Venice, which was ruined, is back open after 10 months."There's not much you can do when it comes to water damage other than to clean everything out and start...
The store located on Tamiami Trail opened on Aug. 4 and is abuzz again after getting a complete overhaul.
VENICE, Fla. — A Tampa Bay area community continues to bounce back after Hurricane Ian damaged the neighborhood.
Several businesses in south Sarasota County had to shut their doors after damage from the storm. Now, a popular Florida department store in Venice, which was ruined, is back open after 10 months.
"There's not much you can do when it comes to water damage other than to clean everything out and start again," Lydia Holzerland, manager of the Bealls store in Venice, said.
The store located on Tamiami Trail is abuzz again after getting a complete overhaul.
"We're excited to welcome our customers back and say hello to them again and get reacquainted. It's been some time obviously since the hurricane," Holzerland said.
Holzerland, who had moved to Venice from Missouri, was just two weeks on the job when the storm hit the area. Several employees like her were impacted but fortunately got the option to work at other Bealls locations in the area.
"It was overwhelming of course. I think being new to Florida and experiencing that and then having the level of damage that Ian brought everybody. I think we were all learning. We were all figuring out what to do, what's next and we did that together," she said.
For many private citizens as well as businesses in Venice and neighboring municipalities, rebuilding from the damage of Hurricane Ian hasn't been easy. Many of them are still being impacted by supply chain delays, as well as slow insurance payouts.
"My son-in-law had his house that was totaled and the insurance company has paid him 1/4 of what the insurance value on the house was and it's costing him three times that to rebuild it," Sylvia Duke of Venice said.
For Duke, who has lived in Venice for about 40 years and runs a jewelry store, seeing Bealls back open was a good sign and testament to the still ongoing recovery process.
She said many others, especially impacted small businesses, had to close permanently due to a lack of resources.
"After the pandemic, they lost business, and then the hurricane, they lost business, and it was just too much for small businesses to withstand," Duke said.
In March, Bealls Inc. announced it was re-branding its 68 stores in the state to "Bealls Florida." The Venice store is one of the first few to debut the new blue logo and makeover.
"We're going to be here for the long duration, and make sure customers are taken care of," Holzerland said.
Next week, the Port Charlotte store which was also shut down by Hurricane Ian will reopen to the public as well.
VENICE, Fla. - The summer of 2024 is now the anticipated reopening date for the Venice Theatre's main stage after it was destroyed during Hurricane Ian."It is going to be longer than we hoped, but it’ll be so much better when we're done," said Murray Chase, the theatre’s director....
"It is going to be longer than we hoped, but it’ll be so much better when we're done," said Murray Chase, the theatre’s director.
After crews tore out damage from Hurricane Ian, a closer look brought unexpected news.
"The Eastern side of the building still has a full rebuild to go, but the damage was bad enough that we have to go subterranean with a full demo of the floor and the stage house and do a complete repour from two-feet below ground level," said Chase.
He said everything inside the Jervey Theatre was a complete loss, including the seats, equipment and the stage. The Pinkerton Theatre on site as well as a make shift theatre across the way continues to entertain guests.
With the newly discovered damage, The Venice Theatre said they are now working to expand their footprint, raising the height of the building.
"There are 276 roof patches that have been done. Obviously we will need a new roof," said Chase. "Finding the damage to the foundation and how severe it was because of the wind on those fly loft steel eye beams was pretty devastating, because that means we have to go underground and pour back up just to make sure everything is stable."
Once construction is finished, the theatre will entertain audiences for generations to come.
But, the cost for repairs has gone up. It was expected to cost around $4 million, but now, it’s estimated between $10-$14 million.
Continued support is needed from the community to rebuild the historic theatre.
"Now we have plans. We’ve seen the pictures, we are seeing the elevations, and now, we have something we can look forward to and go ‘yes it will look like this. It will operate this way to that end we have some real hope,'" said Chase.
To see the latest on the Venice Theatre's progress or to help the rebuild, visit venicetheatre.org/hurricane-recovery-updates.