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 Vernon Valley, 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 Vernon Valley, 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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VERNON — The township has received a $3.4 million federal grant to expand sewer service in the business area and along Route 94, a move which will attract businesses and allow existing homes to connect.The move, announced jointly last week by Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-5, Mayor Howard Burrell and other town officials, will cut the cost of developing properties already zoned for business, and provide access for homeowners in the area who have private septic systems which are nearing the end of useful life and will nee...
VERNON — The township has received a $3.4 million federal grant to expand sewer service in the business area and along Route 94, a move which will attract businesses and allow existing homes to connect.
The move, announced jointly last week by Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-5, Mayor Howard Burrell and other town officials, will cut the cost of developing properties already zoned for business, and provide access for homeowners in the area who have private septic systems which are nearing the end of useful life and will need replacing.
Burrell noted that the increased availability of septic sewers will also improve water quality. The western half of town overlooks the Wallkill River valley which includes the Wallkill River Wildlife Refuge, administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
About half of the town's designated Town Center area along Route 94 already has sewer service, with this grant funding bring sewer mains and laterals to the remainder of the area already designated as a sewer service area by the state Department of Environmental Protection.
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The new lines will move south on Route 94 toward Mott Drive. The town has applied to the DEP to designate areas north and south of Town Center as sewer service areas and this project will provide capacity for those areas to be served in the future.
The $3.4 million-plus grant will bring sewer service to all areas within the sewer service area (town center) which are not currently served by sewer. That area moves along Route 94 south towards Mott Drive and northward beyond the intersection of Route 95 and County Route 515. This Town Center area includes both residential and commercial properties, some of which are vacant and/or undeveloped due to lack of utilities.
"Vernon will now be an even more attractive location for businesses of all sizes to call home, which will make life better for our residents and increase the town’s revenue — helping ease the property tax burden off of families," said Gottheimer.
Both the mayor and congressman noted that commercial development is held back because of the expense of installing private septic systems which not only have routine maintenance expenses, but will need to be replaced at some point in the future.
The existing sewer service flows to a pump station at the end of Black Creek Drive. From there, sewage is pumped to the Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority treatment plant in Hamburg.
Gottheimer also mentioned the environmental benefits as well as economic advantages. "Home values will likely increase after being connected to sewers," he said.
From a business standpoint, the cost to develop a property with a simple sewer hook-up is much less than designing, building and maintaining an on-site septic system.
With more attractive commercial development also comes increased commercial property tax income, which offsets the need for increases in residential property taxes.
There is also the increase in job opportunities and local retail outlets, both Burrell and Gottheimer noted.
Engineering work has already begun on the project to install the lines which will bring service to at least 75 properties.
The project also is designed to accommodate other areas outside the Town Center where Vernon has asked the state to designate as sewer service areas. If granted, as many as 500 residential properties will be able to connect to sanitary sewers, abandoning septic systems.
The proposed additional sewer service areas would stretch to the north along Route 94 toward the New York, and southward toward the McAfee section of the township.
Burrell said the lack of sewers had been "the only hinderance" to expansion and Vernon is now in position to see a growth in commercial use in the Town Center.
There are already visible indications the start of sewer construction is spurring development. At the intersection of Black Creek Drive and Route 94, near realty company "For Sale" signs, surveyor ribbons line up along property lines and potential driveways.
In addition to the congressman's help, the mayor thanked the Vernon Township Council and the Commissioners of the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority for their very strong support of our municipality’s application for this funding."
After the ceremony, Burrell said the federal grant really is a team effort of federal, county and local officials and, looking at the future, he said, "and we aren't done yet."
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VERNON — A new community partnership is providing students in one of Sussex County's largest school districts digital access to any of six public libraries in the county.Vernon Township students in pre-K through 12th grade, as well as all district faculty members, now have a library card that allows them to check out online resources from the Sussex County Library System. The system includes the main library in Frankford and five branch libraries — including the Dorothy Henry Branch in Vernon.The libr...
VERNON — A new community partnership is providing students in one of Sussex County's largest school districts digital access to any of six public libraries in the county.
Vernon Township students in pre-K through 12th grade, as well as all district faculty members, now have a library card that allows them to check out online resources from the Sussex County Library System. The system includes the main library in Frankford and five branch libraries — including the Dorothy Henry Branch in Vernon.
The library card initiative was spearheaded by Vernon High School media specialist Michelle Aluotto, who previously worked for the county library.She said there was a need to create the partnership because many students are unaware of everything a library offers.
"I think it's important for them to realize this is a publicly available resource that they have access to," Aluotto said. "I'm a big library proponent. I love libraries, so I think everyone should know the value of a library."
The Vernon Township School District was home to 2,878 students as of the 2020-21 school year, according to data from the New Jersey Department of Education, only second in the county to Sparta, which had 3,050 students enrolled.
To access the catalog, Vernon students visit the Sussex County Library website and enter their student ID number. They can then browse all online materials available in the database, including audiobooks, language learning and information for research papers.
Aluotto said the digital card offered by the school does not allow students to rent hard copies of books or DVDs. However, they can obtain a physical card by visiting any of the six libraries and providing proof of residency in Sussex County.
The libraries' partnership with Vernon is being treated as a "pilot program" as the district tries to "work through the kinks," Aluotto said. Eventually, the goal is for the initiative to expand to as many districts as possible.
While the partnership between Vernon and the county libraries is still in its infancy, Aluotto said she has already heard some positive feedback from students and teachers in the district. She is optimistic the program will help reinvigorate the role of libraries in the community.
"I think it's going to grow into more use for the public libraries, so it's good for everybody. Everybody wins," Aluotto said.
We love adventuring throughout our state, and we recently had the chance to visit the Great Gorge Golf Club in North Jersey. Located at 414 County Road 517 in Vernon, Great Gorge provides various attractions and accommodations, including its popular TreEscape climbing and zip-lining experience. Keep reading to learn more about Great Gorge and TreEscape in Vernon, New Jersey.The Great Gorge facility converges nature, golf, and ad...
We love adventuring throughout our state, and we recently had the chance to visit the Great Gorge Golf Club in North Jersey. Located at 414 County Road 517 in Vernon, Great Gorge provides various attractions and accommodations, including its popular TreEscape climbing and zip-lining experience. Keep reading to learn more about Great Gorge and TreEscape in Vernon, New Jersey.
The Great Gorge facility converges nature, golf, and adventure for members and visitors alike. Nestled in beautiful Northern New Jersey, the site boasts gorgeous views and various activities, one of its most popular being TreEscape Aerial Adventure Park.
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“TreEscape is an adventure where you’re not just climbing but embarking on a journey of self-confidence, bonding, and exhilaration,” said Mark Creamer Jr. of The Great Gorge. “Swinging and zip-lining through the treetops, conquering obstacles, as a weekend adventure, birthday parties, or a group event for schools or other organizations, you will surely create memories that last a lifetime.
Great Gorge also features a golf course with 27 holes (or three nine-hole courses), which provides golfers of all levels stunning views, challenging layouts, and signature features. Additionally, the club is home to Hef’s Hut Bar and Grill, which features weekly live music and a patio overlooking Vernon. Touted as Vernon’s “hidden gem,” the restaurant is a great spot to unwind with friends after a long day of golfing or climbing.
The TreEscape park offers various unique adventures, including:
The 10-course adventure features tree climbing, zip-lining, and rope-swinging amongst the trees of Vernon Valley. This is a great course for those of all ages and experience levels, providing challenging yet exciting excursions.
This exhilarating self-guided zip-line course is available to anyone over the age of seven. Set amongst the TreEscape Aerial Adventure Park, the attraction lasts 60 to 90 minutes with over 1200 feet of zip lines across varying terrain, soaring 50 feet above the ground.
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We believe climbing is just way more fun under the stars. TreEscape provides various obstacles and ziplines through the dark (with ambient lighting, of course) for an unforgettable experience.
Guests can book combo packs that combine any of the activities. Additionally, for those interested in planning to plan a corporate outing or an excursion with your friends, Great Gorge also provides group bookings.
“TreEcape is a unique experience that is great for all ages and gets you outside and challenging yourself in fun ways,” Mark told The Montclair Girl.
Autumn is an ideal time to embark on outdoor adventures at Great Gorge. Plan a day of golfing, climbing, or ziplining, and end it with a delicious dinner and drinks at the Hef’s Hut. The foliage is vibrant in North Jersey this time of year, creating an immaculate landscape for an excursion.
With so many adventures and experiences to take part in, Great Gorge also provides accommodations on-site for visitors who’d like to stay overnight or for multiple nights. Nearby hotels, lodges, and sanctuaries include The Appalachian, Black Creek Sanctuary, Grand Cascades Lodge, and Minerals Hotel.
After Labor Day, TreEscape is open to the public only on weekends. Group bookings of over 20 people are reserved between Monday and Friday. TreEscape closes for the 2023 season on December 3rd and will open back up in May 2024, so book your visit ASAP for this autumn season.
Take your pick: You can opt for an easy stroll on Pochuck Boardwalk, or use the boardwalk hike as a warm-up for the more demanding Stairway to Heaven hike. Both are popular attractions; go early to avoid the crowds.Pochuck Boardwalk is an elevated trail ...
Take your pick: You can opt for an easy stroll on Pochuck Boardwalk, or use the boardwalk hike as a warm-up for the more demanding Stairway to Heaven hike. Both are popular attractions; go early to avoid the crowds.
Pochuck Boardwalk is an elevated trail that zigzags for almost two miles over wetlands and through a cow pasture. Limited roadside parking is available at the trailhead on Route 517, near Vernon Valley. Keep a sharp eye out for hawks, herons and other wildlife above and around the narrow, wooden boardwalk as it passes through acres of cattails and wildflowers. At one point, you’ll cross a 110-foot suspension bridge over Pochuck Creek. Follow the boardwalk all the way to Route 94. Here, you can head back—or cross the road and continue with the Stairway to Heaven hike. You can also visit the neighboring Heaven Hill Farm (451 Route 94) for refreshments and fresh baked goods.
The 2.9-mile Stairway to Heaven hike starts across the road. There’s a small parking lot at the trailhead on Route 94. Follow the white blazes and head almost immediately uphill—a change of pace from the flat boardwalk. Here, you’ll walk through woods and climb over rocks in some sections until you reach the trail’s summit at Pinwheel Vista. You’ve gained 900 feet of elevation. Walk out on the boulders and gaze down at the trail you just climbed and at the rolling hills to the west.
Both sections of this hike are part of the Appalachian Trail, the 2,190-mile pathway from Maine to Georgia (including 72 miles in northwestern New Jersey). Don’t be surprised to encounter backpack-lugging through-hikers along the way. On the Stairway to Heaven, you need to be wary of the black bears that frequently cross the trail. Play it safe and be noisy!
Leashed dogs are welcome on both trails. The boardwalk hike can be done in under an hour, out and back. Allow about two hours to go up and down Stairway to Heaven. Avoid these hikes after heavy rains; sections of the boardwalk can sometimes be swamped, and the Stairway can get muddy and slippery.
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