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 Warren, 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 Warren, 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!866-793-9933
WARREN, NJ — "The future is bright" for Bridgewater native Steven Chiocchi who is expanding and opening his third Ambee Coffee location in Somerset County."I'm thrilled. I'm pumped. I finally feel the momentum from the whole name change debacle," said Chiocchi referring to a lawsuit filed by actor and comedian Richard "Cheech" Marin claiming trademark infringement. Read More: ...
WARREN, NJ — "The future is bright" for Bridgewater native Steven Chiocchi who is expanding and opening his third Ambee Coffee location in Somerset County.
"I'm thrilled. I'm pumped. I finally feel the momentum from the whole name change debacle," said Chiocchi referring to a lawsuit filed by actor and comedian Richard "Cheech" Marin claiming trademark infringement. Read More: 'Cheech' Sues Somerville Coffee Shop For Using His Name
Since then Chiocchi, a Bridgewater-Raritan High School graduate, rebranded his coffee shop to be called Ambee. Read More: Somerville Coffee Shop Rebrands Itself Again, This Time For Good
Now just about five years since opening his first location at 37 West Main Street in Somerville and then his second location at 101 Second Ave. in Raritan, Chiocchi is brewing up even more success.
Chiocchi announced the opening of his third location at 61C Mountain Blvd in Warren inside the Keystone Corner shopping center.
His goal is aggressive but he is hoping to open in September.
His third location will be similar to his Somerville shop with "more bells and whistles."
"It will have a bakery inside that will supply all our other locations with vegan and gluten-free options," said Chiocchi.
The location will also have an outdoor patio space ideal for families and those working from home who want to grab coffee and food to go.
Chiocchi also has some plans up his sleeve that he won't reveal just yet. Only saying, "Our cold brew is about to get much better."
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PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – The days of Warren Lanes are officially coming to an end as construction progress and tarps are seen on Memorial Parkway and Elder Avenue in Phillipsburg.After the announcement over a year ago, and a ...
PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – The days of Warren Lanes are officially coming to an end as construction progress and tarps are seen on Memorial Parkway and Elder Avenue in Phillipsburg.
After the announcement over a year ago, and a bittersweet sendoff to a local recreation and working-class spot for decades, it appears to be final as construction equipment and site work are taking place at the home of the former Warren Lanes.
QuickChek set for Phillipsburg
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A QuickChek is moving forward at the lot, and will build a gas station and convenience store. The developer, PBXDEV 2, LLC has plans approved to construct a new 5,670-square-foot QuickChek and gas station bays on the site, with electric charging stations. It will include 55 parking spaces, according to plans submitted to the town.
QuickChek is planned for the property known as Warren Lanes and received completeness and preliminary site plan approval in August 2022. Application number 22-011 was filed by PBXDEV 2, LLC. for a proposed food store with fuel sales. After over an hour of testimony from Attorneys, Engineers, Traffic Specialists, and Stuart Kimmel, representing QuickChek a year ago, led to the preliminary site plan was unanimously approved by the Phillipsburg land use board with limited waivers. The action passed 8-0.
According to prior stories, QuickChek plans to hire 50-60 employees, with 30-40 new hires. The plan is for 8-10 people per shift, likely less during the overnight shift. The store will be open 24 hours. The traffic studies provide an estimated 30,000-40,000 vehicles to travel the east and westbound lanes of Route 22 through Phillipsburg daily.
According to town officials, as of this week, there are no permits on file to date for the complete demolition, however, workers on site have confirmed demolition inside is underway.
SYDNEY — Throughout South Korea's Women's World Cup opener against Colombia on Tuesday, players stayed loose behind the goal. Early in the 78th minute, one player broke away from the group.New Jersey’s Casey Phair, at 16 years and 26 days, stepped onto the field and became the youngest player to do so in a World Cup — women's or men's."Going on, I was really, really nervous," said Phair, the Warren resident and Pingry School student who has an American father and a South Korean mother....
SYDNEY — Throughout South Korea's Women's World Cup opener against Colombia on Tuesday, players stayed loose behind the goal. Early in the 78th minute, one player broke away from the group.
New Jersey’s Casey Phair, at 16 years and 26 days, stepped onto the field and became the youngest player to do so in a World Cup — women's or men's.
"Going on, I was really, really nervous," said Phair, the Warren resident and Pingry School student who has an American father and a South Korean mother. "It was a scary moment, but then going on and running around, I think it just settled in."
The record previously was held by the late Ifeanyi Chiejine, who was 16 years and 34 days old when she played for Nigeria in the 1999 Women's World Cup.
In the 17 minutes she spent on the field in South Korea's 2-0 loss, Phair was near the ball at all times, competing with Colombian players for possession every chance she got.
"She deserved the chance to play," South Korea's head coach Collin Bell said. "She trained really well, just as well as anybody. I wanted to throw her on to give her that experience."
Phair's next chance to play comes Sunday, when the Taegeuk Ladies take on Morocco in Adelaide, Australia.
Born on June 29, 2007, in South Korea, Phair also is the first multi-ethnic player, female or male, to play for a South Korean senior national team.
"I'm really proud and really honored to be the first mixed player for the Korean Federation," Phair said. "I really appreciate the opportunity I was given today."
Phair is not the only young star in this year's Women's World Cup. Two other 16-year-old players are on squads for the tournament, although both were born in 2006. Giulia Dragoni started for Italy, wearing the No. 16, in its 1-0 win over Argentina on Monday, and Sheika Scott subbed in for Costa Rica in its 3-0 loss against Spain on Friday.
Four other Women's World Cup players are 17, and there's 39 teenagers among the 32 teams.
One is Colombia's 18-year-old Linda Caicedo, who scored her first World Cup goal in the 39th minute Tuesday in her tournament debut, earning her player of the match honors. She is the youngest goal-scorer at the tournament in Australia and New Zealand thus far.
The crowd was noticeably pro-Colombia, which Phair had to deal with as she created her piece of history.
"Warming up I think it was very loud," Phair said. "I really enjoyed that being my first time playing and I'm hoping to get used to it."
New Orleans-Inspired Restaurant Pays Homage to its Historic Past While Looking to Forward to the FutureWARREN, N.J., Aug. 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Tap & Bitters announced today its name change from TAP Gastropub to Tap & Bitters. Located within the ...
New Orleans-Inspired Restaurant Pays Homage to its Historic Past While Looking to Forward to the Future
WARREN, N.J., Aug. 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Tap & Bitters announced today its name change from TAP Gastropub to Tap & Bitters. Located within the Somerset Hills Hotel, a property owned by 6R Capital Group and managed by Valor Hospitality Partners, Tap & Bitters is a New Orleans-inspired restaurant and bar concept featuring contemporary takes on Cajun cuisine, an extensive list of craft beers and cocktails, vibrant atmosphere evoking the Big Easy spirit and flexible dining and event spaces for a truly unique culinary journey.
The restaurant is helmed by Rafi Hasid, a restaurateur with over 20 years of impressive culinary and leadership experience. Tap & Bitters is his latest concept, following his success with various restaurants he has led in New York City over the past two decades, including the Mediterranean concept, Miriam, and the New Orleans-inspired 1803.
When deciding on the direction of Tap & Bitters, Hasid drew much of his inspiration from his travels to New Orleans, a city he has fallen in love with and has visited more than 50 times. He wanted to bring the incredible cuisine and New Orleans vibe to Warren. Tap & Bitters was heavily influenced by Hasid's beloved Cajun-Creole restaurant in Manhattan, 1803.
"I'm thrilled to bring New Orleans' one-of-a-kind spirit to Warren through Tap & Bitters' refreshed dishes, cocktails and atmosphere," said Rafi Hasid, restaurateur. "I have no doubt locals and visitors alike will enjoy the Southern-inspired curated menu and will feel as though they've been immersed in the city I love."
The new menu features items influenced by New Orleans' culture, dining and drinking scene. Guests will be transported to NOLA as they enjoy a variety of dishes, such as Cajun broiled oysters, Louisiana Cajun chicken wings, signature gumbo and more. The menu will be updated seasonally, with a focus on incorporating fresh ingredients and sourcing local produce and products wherever possible. The beverage menu will be expanded to further infuse New Orleans' famed cocktail culture, utilizing a variety of different bitters, fresh herbs and more. There are staples from the former restaurant that will remain on the new menu, including the expansive tap line with local craft beers and the local favorite "Tap" Burger.
Additions to the décor and interior of the restaurant include more communal seating areas, cozy benches and low set tables, fresh greenery and plants, antique brass jazz instruments hung throughout and changes to the music to ensure guests feel immersed from the moment they walk through the door. There will soon be a variety of unique events and programming taking place at the restaurant, as well as regular live music.
"We're excited to see Rafi's vision come to life," said Scott McArthur, general manager of the Somerset Hills Hotel. "The restaurant is a fantastic complement to the hotel and an incredible culinary experience for our guests visiting from near and far."
Tap & Bitters originally opened in 2003 and quickly established itself as the local watering hole and go-to eatery for Warren locals and visitors. Hasid and the team are looking forward to continuing this legacy of the restaurant while enhancing its atmosphere by adding unique elements infused with New Orleans flair.
ABOUT TAP & BITTERSTap & Bitters is a New Orleans-inspired restaurant and bar in Warren, New Jersey. Located within the Somerset Hills Hotel, a Valor Hospitality Partners property, Tap & Bitters is a Northeasterner's culinary escape to the South. Visitors can enjoy the Cajun and Creole cuisine and the wide selection of beer and craft cocktails. The restaurant features a private dining room and a stunning outdoor patio surrounded by greenery and bistro lights for larger open-air gatherings. For more information, visit www.tapandbitters.com and connect on Instagram and Facebook.
ABOUT VALOR HOSPITALITY PARTNERS Valor Hospitality Partners is a leading global full-service hotel underwriting, acquisition, development, management, and asset management company. With over 90 hotels in its international portfolio, Valor Hospitality offers an array of services, including site selection, product and brand selection, entitlements, financing solutions, conceptual design, construction and project management, procurement, technical services, pre-opening, and operations management. Valor also provides consulting services on a wide range of project scenarios, including working with new or existing ownership groups on reviewing site selection, assessing feasibility studies and project budgets, compiling project budgets, and underwriting. For more information, visit valorhospitality.com and connect with Valor on Facebook and LinkedIn.
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WARREN, NJ --Warren Township Public Works Department recently completed the 2023 annual overlay paving program. The work was performed by PM Construction based in Hillside, New Jersey. The following streets were completed: Old Dutch (Winding Ridge to Top of the World), Foxglove, Robin Road, Meadow Drive, Round Top (Mountainview to Woods Rd), Saddlemount, Briarwood Dr. East (Angus to Darkwood), Palmwood, Sneider Rd. (Washington Valley to Evergreen), Cambridge (Berkshire to Devon), Mountain Ave (Heather to Stirling), Newark Ave, Stoney Brook, ...
WARREN, NJ --Warren Township Public Works Department recently completed the 2023 annual overlay paving program. The work was performed by PM Construction based in Hillside, New Jersey. The following streets were completed: Old Dutch (Winding Ridge to Top of the World), Foxglove, Robin Road, Meadow Drive, Round Top (Mountainview to Woods Rd), Saddlemount, Briarwood Dr. East (Angus to Darkwood), Palmwood, Sneider Rd. (Washington Valley to Evergreen), Cambridge (Berkshire to Devon), Mountain Ave (Heather to Stirling), Newark Ave, Stoney Brook, Orchard Way, Diamond Court, Roseland (Gates to Plainfield), Hanover, Verona, Old Stirling (Reinman to Forest), Greenwood Meadow Park Dr., and the parking lot of Greenwood Meadows Park.
Over the last 5 years, the Warren Township Committee has allotted more than $4,800,000 for road overlay. By utilizing these funds, the Township has paved nearly 22 miles of local roads since 2019:
2019 4.03 miles $934,989.07
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2020 3.92 miles $905,055.53
2021 4.46 miles $969,292.38
2022 4.14 miles $935,584.26
2023 5.14 miles $1,093,900.00 (Est)
Deputy Mayor and Public Works Liaison George Lazo stated, “I have worked closely with Public Works Superintendent Doug Buro to ensure that our roads are properly maintained. I will continue to advocate for, as I have since 2012, the expansion of our overlay program. Our Township Committee is focused on providing increased funding and the proper equipment for the Public Works Department to ensure that our roads are safe.”
Ensuring that township roads are properly maintained is an important goal of the Township Committee. Funding has increased in recent years to expedite and increase the number of roads to be paved annually.
Added Committeeman Victor Sordillo, “While we celebrate the progress we’ve made over the last several years, we know that there is still much more to be done and many more roads to pave. We are already looking ahead to the 2024 budget process and are actively exploring grant opportunities to supplement local funding. This would allow us to increase the number of roads to be paved without negatively impacting the township budget.”
In addition to the above roads, the Township Committee has advocated for Somerset County to pave several County roads in the Township as well. It is anticipated that Somerset County will be paving Mountain Avenue from Stirling Road to Hillcrest Road and Mt. Bethel/Warrenville Road from Mountain Boulevard to Drift Way in the fall.