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.
Our friendly, knowledgeable TRT and HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
1-West Essex 8, 16-Holmdel 0Gianna Macrino starred for top-seeded West Essex, No. 2 in the NJ.com Top 20, with three goals and two assists in its 8-0 win over 16th-seeded Holmdel in North Caldwell.Evangeline Minnella added two goals and three assists while Adelaide Minnella recorded two goals and one assist.4-Madison 4, 13-Mendham 0Ally Brosie led the way for fourth-seeded Madison with two goals and one assist in its 4-0 win over 13th-seeded Mendham in Madison.Chloe Niceburg also posted two go...
1-West Essex 8, 16-Holmdel 0
Gianna Macrino starred for top-seeded West Essex, No. 2 in the NJ.com Top 20, with three goals and two assists in its 8-0 win over 16th-seeded Holmdel in North Caldwell.
Evangeline Minnella added two goals and three assists while Adelaide Minnella recorded two goals and one assist.
4-Madison 4, 13-Mendham 0
Ally Brosie led the way for fourth-seeded Madison with two goals and one assist in its 4-0 win over 13th-seeded Mendham in Madison.
Chloe Niceburg also posted two goals in the victory while Caitlyn Piotrowski made five saves for the shutout. Madison will play host to fifth-seeded Rumson-Fair Haven in the quarterfinals.
2-West Milford 3, 15-Jefferson 1
Meaghan Van Kirk paced second-seeded West Milford with one goal and two assists in its 3-1 win over 15th-seeded Jefferson in West Milford.
Ang Colucci and Lexi O’Flaherty added one goal each in the victory. Samantha Krautheim stopped eight shots in the cage. West Milford will welcome in seventh-seeded Vernon in the quarterfinals.
5-Rumson-Fair Haven 6, 12-Montville 1
Theresa Gettings recorded two goals for fifth-seeded Rumson-Fair Haven in its 6-1 win over 12th-seeded Montville in Rumson.
Izzy Kaczor, Norah Anderson, Sylvie Notine and Maggie Usdan contributed one goal each in the victory. Sarah Gorman scored for Montville. Rumson-Fair Haven will travel to fourth-seeded Madison in the quarterfinals.
3-Hackettstown 8, 14-Cranford 1
Kiara Koeller went off with four goals for third-seeded Hackettstown in its 8-1 win over 14th-seeded Cranford in Hackettstown.
Brynn Otto had a huge game as well with two goals and three assists while Skyler Sciaretta and Ava Castner scored one goal each.
7-Vernon 2, 10-Voorhees 1
Sidney Van Tassel led the way for seventh-seeded Vernon with two goals in its 2-1 win over 10th-seeded Voorhees in Vernon.
Bailey Mann added one goal for Vernon, which scored in the third quarter to break a 1-1 tie. Abigail Sell scored the lone goal for Voorhees and James Robbins stopped 12 shots. Vernon will play at second-seeded West Milford in the quarterfinals.
11-Hopewell Valley 2, 6-South Plainfield 1 OT
Raina Jablonski and Sierra Chow scored for 11th-seeded Hopewell Valley in its 2-1 upset win over sixth-seeded South Plainfield in South Plainfield.
Lucy Webster had an assist and Jennifer Lopez-Velasquez recorded six saves. Hopewell Valley will play at third-seeded Hackettstown in the quarterfinals.
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Four Men Claimed All-ODAC Honors, Josh Fingerhut Named ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the YearWINCHESTER, Va. - The No. 33 Washington and Lee University men's cross country team tallied 51 points and a second place finish on Saturday afternoon at the 2022 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships at the Kernstown Battlefield.Row Sterne (Lynchburg, Va. / Virginia Episcopal) was the first Genera...
WINCHESTER, Va. - The No. 33 Washington and Lee University men's cross country team tallied 51 points and a second place finish on Saturday afternoon at the 2022 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships at the Kernstown Battlefield.
Row Sterne (Lynchburg, Va. / Virginia Episcopal) was the first General to cross the eight-kilometer finish line. The sophomore recorded a time of 25:54.8 and a 6th place finish to earn First Team All-ODAC recognition.
Stern broke up a streak of eight University of Lynchburg Hornets, the ODAC's reigning champions.
The No. 23 LYN men matched the women's perfect score posted in the first event of the meet with 15 points and claimed eight of the first 10 positions in the individual results.
Frank Csorba claimed the Runner of the Meet title with a time of 25:38.4 and Corbin Green finished just three tenths of a second later. The spread between the scoring members was just 14 seconds.
Law student Charles Scharf (Elizabethtown, Pa. / Elizabethtown Area) placed 10th with Jackson Jacobs (Bridgeport, W. Va. / Bridgeport) and Chris Ruiz (Highland Lakes, N.J. / Vernon Township) right behind him to all earn Second Team All-ODAC laurels.
Roanoke placed third with a score of 110. The entire field included 116 runners from 11 member institutions.
|6 (6)||Row Sterne||25:54.8|
|10 (9)||Charles Scharf||26:08.7|
|11 (10)||Jackson Jacobs||26:14.2|
|12 (11)||Chris Ruiz||26:20.4|
|19 (15)||Colin Verrett||26:48.9|
|20 (16)||Kyle Clarke||26:59.2|
|26 (18)||Tim Warren||27:09.0|
During the awards ceremony, Josh Fingerhut (Havertown, Pa. / Haverford Township) was announced as the 2022 ODAC and Virginia Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men's cross country. The award is nominated and voted on by a member of the athletics communications team from each of the leagues' 15 member institutions.
The voting criteria includes consideration for important results from the current season and outstanding academic and athletic accomplishments and career highlights.
Fingerhut was a first team All-ODAC runner last year and claimed the Rookie of the Meet award as he was the first cross country rookie to finish the 8k course. In the classroom, he is an economics and environmental studies major, he was a 2021-22 CoSIDA Academic All-District winner and has been named as a W&L Scholar-Athlete four times, and was recognizes as a USTFCCCA and ODAC All-Academic winner each of his first two years at WLU.
The squad will compete in the NCAA South Regional Championships in two weekends, November 12, at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va.
This is a prime example of why it's always important to do the right thing.How many times have you said this week that it's a "great time to be a Philly sports fan?" If you're anything like me, probably more than you can count. Pretty much every single team sport hailing from the Philadelphia region has something to brag about. Of course, the most notable out of them all are them Phils! The Phillies are headed to the World Series and the Delaware Valley couldn't be more excited about it!You'd think having an epic expe...
This is a prime example of why it's always important to do the right thing.
How many times have you said this week that it's a "great time to be a Philly sports fan?" If you're anything like me, probably more than you can count. Pretty much every single team sport hailing from the Philadelphia region has something to brag about. Of course, the most notable out of them all are them Phils! The Phillies are headed to the World Series and the Delaware Valley couldn't be more excited about it!
You'd think having an epic experience while attending the game that would solidify the Phillies' place in this year's World Series would, perhaps, deter someone from thinking about anyone but themselves and their happiness that their team has advanced. Well, one family from Mullica Township were thinking outside of themselves when they had their epic moment at the game from over the weekend.
The Hartwell family were the ones that wound up with the ball after that epic homer hit by Rhys Hoskins at the bottom of the 3rd inning.
You'd think they'd want to hold onto that ball forever, right? Well, that's not exactly what happened. The family decided that it was more important for Rhys himself to have that ball since the whole situation was such a pivotal moment in his career. Hoskins' performance in that game is a HUGE factor as to why the Phillies are even headed to the World Series.
They wanted to do what they could to get Hoskins that ball. Their efforts weren't in vain. They were able to meet up with Hoskins, give him the ball back, and received from pretty amazing tokens of appreciation for the gesture. Hoskins was thrilled that the Hartwell family was willing to part with the ball that he arranged a meet-and-greet and hooked the family up with some autographed Phillies swag.
Who said it never pays to do the right thing? That's a win-win situation, if I ever saw one.
One of the Hartwell kids told 6abc.com that it wound up being the best day of her life.
Abigail DeYoung netted two goals to lift Vernon to a 4-0 win over Jefferson in Vernon.Michaela Woolley and Bailey Mann each chipped in with a goal for Vernon, which evened up its record at 4-4. Shaelynn Castanaga Acerra stopped both shots she faced to earn the shutout.Haley Conrad made 17 saves for Jefferson (5-3).Lenape Valley 3, Newton 0Ella Gomez and Katie Giusti each had a goal and an assist to lift Lenape Valley to a 3-0 win over Newton in Stanhope.Mia Vergano also scored for Lenape Valley (6-1-...
Abigail DeYoung netted two goals to lift Vernon to a 4-0 win over Jefferson in Vernon.
Michaela Woolley and Bailey Mann each chipped in with a goal for Vernon, which evened up its record at 4-4. Shaelynn Castanaga Acerra stopped both shots she faced to earn the shutout.
Haley Conrad made 17 saves for Jefferson (5-3).
Lenape Valley 3, Newton 0
Ella Gomez and Katie Giusti each had a goal and an assist to lift Lenape Valley to a 3-0 win over Newton in Stanhope.
Mia Vergano also scored for Lenape Valley (6-1-1), which took control early with two goals in the first quarter. Abby Coppolella made seven saves to earn the shutout.
Emily Bilik made three saves for Newton (4-4-1).
Morris Knolls 2, Pope John 1 (OT)
Megan McGavin finished with a goal and an assist- including the game-winning goal in overtime- in Morris Knolls’ 2-1 win over Pope John in Denville.
McGavin, along with Sarah Epstein, assisted on Catherine Baresh’s game-tying goal in the fourth quarter for Morris Knolls (4-3). Nicole Genoble made three saves and Gretchen King made four in the combined effort.
Karly Severinsen scored the lone goal for Pope John (3-5).
Hackettstown 5, Wallkill Valley 2
Brynn Otto scored two goals to lead Hackettstown to a 5-2 win over Wallkill Valley in Hamburg.
Kiara Koeller added a goal and two assists for Hackettstown (7-1), which led 2-1 at halftime before scoring twice in the third quarter to extend the lead. Ava Castner added a goal and an assist, while Megan Kerwin stopped nine shots in the win.
Kellie Roth paced Wallkill Valley (5-3-1) with two goals.
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JEFFERSON – What started out as a potential blowout victory became a matter of who would blink last.Jefferson would have no part of a game of bluff. But the Falcons needed a last-ditch effort in a game that featured three lead changes in the fourth quarter, including two in the final 75 seconds.Quarterback Ryan Moran found Travis Osterhout on a 14-yard slant for the game-winning touchdown with eight seconds left to cap a wild fourth quarter in Jefferson’s 43-36 comeback win over Vernon Friday in a Sup...
JEFFERSON – What started out as a potential blowout victory became a matter of who would blink last.
Jefferson would have no part of a game of bluff. But the Falcons needed a last-ditch effort in a game that featured three lead changes in the fourth quarter, including two in the final 75 seconds.
Quarterback Ryan Moran found Travis Osterhout on a 14-yard slant for the game-winning touchdown with eight seconds left to cap a wild fourth quarter in Jefferson’s 43-36 comeback win over Vernon Friday in a Super Football Conference American White showdown.
It was the sixth straight win for the Falcons (2-1) against their Sussex County rivals. Vernon dipped to 1-2.
“I can’t believe it. I knew we would have to do something like this to win. It’s a dream come true. I haven’t felt this way in a while,” said Moran, who was playing in his third game as a starter. “We worked on the game-winning play all week at practice. I knew it was going to be there. I saw two linebackers blitz and I knew he [Osterhout] was going to be there. I just can’t believe he ran it in.”
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The Vikings went up 13-0 in first quarter but Jefferson rallied in the second for a 21-13 lead. The game was tied at 21 by halftime, then the second-half fireworks lit up the evening sky.
Leading 36-35 with 1:15 left, it appeared Vernon was headed to its first victory over Jefferson since 2016. But Moran engineered a five-play, 75-yard drive with Osterhout hauling in a dart and weaving through the Vernon defense for the decisive score.
Vernon had taken a one-point lead when running back Gage Moskovitz scored his third TD and quarterback Derek Lazier connected with Franco Luna for a two-point conversion, his second of the night.
So many twists and turns defined the third quarter.
Jefferson took a 27-21 lead when Moran and wide receiver Jeff Evans hooked up for the second time. Vernon answered back on its next drive, eating up more than seven minutes with Moskovitz barreling over from the 1 with 15 seconds left and a 28-27 edge.
The fourth quarter started out with a bang as the Falcons reclaimed the lead when the Moran-to-Evans combination made good for a third time - this time on a 28-yard post pattern and a two-point conversion for a 35-27 lead.
“We were clicking all night. Everyone made big plays and our line got the job done,” Evans said. “There’s no one like Ryan [Moran]. We’ve been my best friends for years. It’s fun to have my friend as my quarterback.”
With the win, Jefferson remains a game behind Sparta and High Point in the SFC-American White. The Falcons have won two straight after dropping their season opener to High Point on Sept. 2.
Vernon has dropped two straight games since a season-opening win over Morris Hills.
Trailing 36-35 with 1:45 left to play following Vernon's go-ahead touchdown and two-point conversion, Moran hit receiver Jason Eisele for 43 yards on the first play of the final drive.
That put Jefferson in Vikings territory at the 42-yard line, setting up the game-winning touchdown three plays later.
Moran hit on 21 of 34 passes for 342 yards and five touchdowns.
For Vernon, Lazier finished with 140 passing yards and accounted for two touchdowns, including one in the air.
Moskovitz rushed for 172 yards on 34 carries and three touchdowns for Vernon.
“I’m really proud of our performance, but it is what it is. We’re going to come back next week even stronger than what we already are. We just have to bounce back. This loss obviously puts a chip on our shoulder. We’re going to keep working hard and get to the playoffs.” – Moskovitz
“I’m a big 'theme of the week' guy. Grit was last week and being a man was this week. You put those two together and that’s what you get tonight. It’s a great win for us. Vernon came to play. An incredible job by both teams tonight and a great night for high school football.” - Jefferson coach Jerry Venturino.
Jefferson hosts Wallkill Valley on Friday.
Vernon is back on the road at Lenape Valley (1-2) on Friday.