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 Westlake, 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 Westlake, 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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WESTLAKE, Fla. (CBS12) — Seminole Ridge High School students now need to scan their IDs to use the restroom when class is in session.The strict new policy was sent to teachers on March 9, 2023, and implemented on March 14, 2023.CBS12 Amber Raub reports on Seminole Ridge High School's new bathroom policy. The policy would require students to use their student ID to access bathrooms Raub tells us on March 16, 2023. (WPEC)The principal Robert Hatcher told teachers in a memo that during class, restrooms will be supervi...
WESTLAKE, Fla. (CBS12) — Seminole Ridge High School students now need to scan their IDs to use the restroom when class is in session.
The strict new policy was sent to teachers on March 9, 2023, and implemented on March 14, 2023.
CBS12 Amber Raub reports on Seminole Ridge High School's new bathroom policy. The policy would require students to use their student ID to access bathrooms Raub tells us on March 16, 2023. (WPEC)
The principal Robert Hatcher told teachers in a memo that during class, restrooms will be supervised by school staff. Students who need to go will first have to scan their student IDs and leave all their personal belongings outside the bathroom.
According to a teacher who contacted CBS 12, if a woman has to use feminine products they must show what they intend to bring into the restroom to the school employee manning the door.
“It's pretty annoying because if you have to go to the bathroom really bad it takes forever to scan the ID and stuff. And most of the bathrooms are locked now," said student Paul Ruozzo.
Only four students will be allowed in the restroom at a time and according to the memo, they must leave their bags and personal belongings outside the door.
“They were trying to say like the bathroom is a privilege. And I don't agree with that because I gotta understand, like, there are kids who gotta go to the bathroom and like, the bathroom is locked and stuff like that," said student Davian Montanez.
Each building will have one bathroom available for use when class is in session and all bathrooms are available when it’s time to change classes.
Students tell CBS12 News they believe this has to do with kids skipping class.
“They (the school) just trying to avoid a bunch of kids skipping and stuff like that. You know, smoking- stuff going on in the bathroom that shouldn't be going on," said Montanez.
The principal says no student will be stopped from using the restroom under this new policy.
In the memo to teachers, Hatcher says the goal is to make the school safer and better in the long run.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Twenty road projects are on the books for 2023 in Palm Beach County.In the next five years, county engineers plan to make road expansions, intersection improvements and several pedestrian safety initiatives to keep up with growing traffic demands.However, plans to relieve major congestion on Northlake Boulevard west of Military Trail are not part of it.New developments are currently popping up all over the county.Once construction of new communities in Westlake are complete, there wil...
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Twenty road projects are on the books for 2023 in Palm Beach County.
In the next five years, county engineers plan to make road expansions, intersection improvements and several pedestrian safety initiatives to keep up with growing traffic demands.
However, plans to relieve major congestion on Northlake Boulevard west of Military Trail are not part of it.
New developments are currently popping up all over the county.
Once construction of new communities in Westlake are complete, there will be about 10,000 more homes in the Acreage and Loxahatchee.
"With all the people that's going to be out there, we need another road out there, another east-to-west road," Robert O'Neil, who lives in Loxahatchee, said.
He is one of many drivers looking to the county for solutions.
Recently the county engineering department scrapped the consideration of a $400,000 study to widen Northlake Boulevard east of Beeline Highway.
"Upon further review, we learned that this was going to be almost 15 to 20 years in the future," county engineer David Ricks said. "Doing a study now I don't think is cost-effective."
County Commissioner Maria Marino said her office was inundated with calls about the study, and she wanted it on the record that the county would cease further discussions on Northlake Boulevard expansions east of Beeline Highway.
"Any widening there would put homeowners out of their homes, businesses out of their businesses, cost the county hundreds of million dollars to acquire the right of way," Marino said.
Several road projects in the county are still underway, including expanding parts of 60th Street North near Westlake.
"I actually live out on Loxahatchee, way out at the end of Northlake, and it's terrible all the way to the end, all the way to Seminole Pratt [Whitney Road]," O'Neil said.
Included in the county's five-year road plan are intersection improvements, including bike lane expansions and pedestrian safety initiatives.
Added development and increased traffic through West Palm Beach's downtown prompted commissioners on Tuesday to discuss building a pedestrian crossover over Okeechobee Boulevard at the convention center. That discussion is to be continued.
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[email protected] — Residents of Palm Beach County’s youngest city now have a place to cool off.The $15 million residents-only amenities complex known as the Westlake Adventure Park recently opened its first phase, which includes a 360,000-gallon pool, a three-story waterslide, a splash park, pavilions, ...
WESTLAKE — Residents of Palm Beach County’s youngest city now have a place to cool off.
The $15 million residents-only amenities complex known as the Westlake Adventure Park recently opened its first phase, which includes a 360,000-gallon pool, a three-story waterslide, a splash park, pavilions, a playground and a large lawn for events.
The complex, at 16610 Town Center Parkway N. in Westlake, will have a grand opening from noon to 4 p.m. June 22 where the amenities — except the pool — will be open to the public. There also will be food trucks, free hot dogs and treats from the on-site Snack Shack, a BMX bike demonstration, music and games.
Residents are given key fobs that allow them access to the complex, said John Carter, vice president of Minto Communities, the developer behind Westlake’s homes and the Adventure Park.
The second phase of the park will include a large lodge, basketball courts, and another pool geared more toward adults, Carter said.
Minto broke ground last year on the 15-acre project, which on its south end features a BMX-style “pump park” course.
The Adventure Park is the latest non-residential growth in the city, which incorporated in 2016 amid controversy over Minto’s plans for the property. At build-out, the city could have up to 4,500 residences on its 3,800 acres.
Minto has sold 310 houses in Westlake and 260 have been built, Carter said. The first neighborhood, the Hammocks, is 80 percent built, he said. Construction began recently on Minto’s second neighborhood, the Meadows.
In April, Westlake added a second builder. Kolter Homes bought 270 acres across from the Hammocks and next to the Adventure Park. According to a news release, Kolter will build an age-restricted adult community with up to 800 homes.
Other non-residential development happening in Westlake:
More than 200,000 square feet of non-residential uses are in the works, Carter said, declining to cite specific projects for confidentiality reasons.
Studies have shown that hundreds of millions of dollars from central Palm Beach County are spent closer to the coastline, Carter said.
“There’s no reason why we can’t keep all that right here,” he said.
Christina Martinez moved to Westlake in August, making her one of the city’s first residents. Her family chose Westlake over other communities because of the Adventure Park, she said.
“We knew this was the place for us,” she said.
Martinez, her two friends and their children were at the Adventure Park on Wednesday morning. Martinez said when she heard the amenities complex was about to open, she called her friends.
“I was like, ‘We got stuff to do this summer,’” she said, laughing.
That was the goal for Minto, Carter said: To build something families would use and enjoy.
“What you want to deliver is lifestyle,” he said.
Starbucks, KFC and a host of other retailers are coming to the rapidly growing city of Westlake after a retail center broke ground.Deerfield Beach-based Konover South broke ground on the Shoppes of Westlake Landings at the southwest corner of Pratt Whitney Road and Persimmon Boulevard. The retail developer purchased the 7-acre site from Minto Commun...
Starbucks, KFC and a host of other retailers are coming to the rapidly growing city of Westlake after a retail center broke ground.
Deerfield Beach-based Konover South broke ground on the Shoppes of Westlake Landings at the southwest corner of Pratt Whitney Road and Persimmon Boulevard. The retail developer purchased the 7-acre site from Minto Communities, the master developer of Westlake, for $4 million in 2021.
The Shoppes of Westlake Landing will total 23,000 square feet. In addition to Starbucks and KFC, the developer has secured leases with Taco Bell, Habit Burger 3 Natives, Heartland Dental, Verizon Wireless, Go Green Cleaners, and Orange Theory. The developer didn’t say how much space in the center remains available for lease.
The developer said the shopping center should be completed this fall. West Melbourne-based MEC Contractors is the general contractor.
“This project represents another sign of maturation of our growing city,” said John Carter, senior VP of Minto. “Soon, our residents will have a convenient place to grab a bite to eat or a cup of coffee, enjoy a workout, and take care of their everyday needs.”
According to the Konover South website promoting this project, the average household income within a three-mile radius is $93,927. That includes the scores of residents who have bought homes in Westlake in the past two years.
Westlake, incorporated in June 2016, is a 3,800-acre master-planned community in western Palm Beach County. It was approved for 4,500 homes and 2 million square feet of commercial space. In addition to the residential construction, Minto previously sold land to developers for a Publix super market, a commerce center and an e-commerce distribution center.
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Toronto-based First Gulf expects to buy West Jacksonville property the first week of July to develop its first U.S. industrial park at an anticipated investment of more than $50 million.“We are exporting our industrial development platform, and we’ve chosen Jacksonville to be our first market,” said Roman Brailovski, First Gulf vice president of strategic initiatives and operations and the lead on its U.S. expansion, on June 27.“We believe in the big-picture dynamics of the Florida market and anticipate ...
Toronto-based First Gulf expects to buy West Jacksonville property the first week of July to develop its first U.S. industrial park at an anticipated investment of more than $50 million.
“We are exporting our industrial development platform, and we’ve chosen Jacksonville to be our first market,” said Roman Brailovski, First Gulf vice president of strategic initiatives and operations and the lead on its U.S. expansion, on June 27.
“We believe in the big-picture dynamics of the Florida market and anticipate that it will continue to underpin the growing demand for industrial real estate,” he said.
Brailovski said Jacksonville stands out along the Southeast U.S. coast “because it has a compelling microeconomic narrative of population and labor market growth, transportation, and the commitment of local authorities to grow the port, as well as the positive reputation of the general business environment.”
First Gulf intends to buy about 53.87 acres and develop two buildings totaling 407,250 square feet on Parcel 4 in Westlake Industrial Park along Pritchard Road.
About 34 acres of the parcel can be developed.
The land purchase is about $5.6 million and the total project cost is estimated at more than $50 million.
First Gulf plans to develop two Class A industrial buildings that can be multi- or single tenant, based on demand.
The site plan design shows Building 1 at 299,520 square feet and Building 2 at 107,730 square feet.
First Gulf hopes to start construction by the first quarter of 2024 for completion in the third quarter of 2024.
It has not named the industrial project but said it will be respectful of the Westlake name.
Brailovski said that based on metrics he has seen, the supply of industrial space coming onto the Northeast Florida market in 2024-25 will struggle to meet demand and the vacancy rate will remain low.
It now is 3.8% to 4.3%, according to market reports, and higher than its recent record lows as developers continue to build industrial and warehouse space in Northeast Florida.
“We are an experienced developer and are proposing best-in-class industrial product at Westlake which will help mitigate any concerns about market headwinds. The influx of supply is a natural response to market demand and strength in the last three to five years,” he said.
Also, Brailovski believes that providing additional industrial Class A supply in the size range of 100,000 to 300,000 square feet is particularly relevant since “it is a desirable and underserved market segment.”
“When combining the size and quality of the buildings with their location, I think this is going to work out very well for everybody,” he said.
Brailovski expects logistics and warehousing tenants, given the site’s proximity to Interstate 295, I-95 and I-10, as well as its prominence on Pritchard Road.
However, he doesn’t rule out other uses.
“It is the intersection of Main and Main for the Class A industrial market,” he said.
Jacksonville presents the fundamentals “that are important for any asset class, but particularly industrial,” Brailovski said.
“The market is enjoying robust year-over-year rental rate growth, near-historically low vacancy and a steady influx of demand,” he said.
He said First Gulf plans to grow its platform in Jacksonville and explore other opportunities in Central Florida and in the Southeast.
The deal and the team
First Gulf will buy the Westlake Industrial Park land from Martel Holdings LLC, led by Bill Martel, head of Hanover Cold Storage.
Martel Holdings LLC, based in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, bought the land June 30, 2022, from Atlanta-based Norfolk Southern Corp., through Westlake Land Management Inc., for $3.24 million.
DKC Lending FL LLC of St. Petersburg issued a $3.5 million mortgage the same day.
Brailovski said Colliers Executive Vice President Guy Preston worked with First Gulf to understand the market.
“We have been in the market for the past year and a half and wanted to ensure that we secure a high-quality site. The market is moving very fast. Thankfully it is moving in the right direction,” Brailovski said.
He said Preston and Colliers associate Seda Preston will represent First Gulf as its leasing team on the project.
Brailovski said Guy Preston is also representing First Gulf in the purchase. Newmark Phoenix Realty Group Senior Vice President and Principal Bryan Bartlett is representing Martel Holdings.
“When this opportunity became available on Pritchard, Guy did an excellent job of helping us negotiate a deal that worked for both parties,” Brailovski said.
To make the deal work, Brailovski said First Gulf assembled a Jacksonville-based team that provided civil engineering, environmental due diligence, legal and design support. A site plan filed with the rezoning application shows Jacksonville-based England, Thims & Miller Inc. is the civil engineer.
“Together with our local consulting team and head-office support, we were able to complete our due diligence on the site rapidly and thoroughly,” he said.
Martel Holdings rezoned the vacant site to permit outside storage in connection with the proposed development.
About First Gulf and Great Gulf Group
With more than $5 billion in developed assets, First Gulf is the commercial division of the Great Gulf Group.
First Gulf has constructed more than 5 million square feet of commercial buildings, with another 2 million square feet of space under construction.
Within the industrial sector, First Gulf has built more than 6 million square feet of space with an additional 6 million square feet in the pipeline.
First Gulf also manages more than 5 million square feet of fully operational buildings.
Great Gulf Group develops, constructs and manages residential, resort, recreational, commercial and industrial real estate across 20 markets in North America.
Brailovski said that established in 1975, the Great Gulf Group of companies includes Great Gulf Homes, an international low-rise and landmark high-rise residential developer; Atlanta-based Ashton Woods Homes, one of the largest private residential builders in the U.S.; First Gulf, a market leader in sustainable, accessible and transit-oriented commercial developments and large scale industrial facilities; Tucker HiRise, a leading construction management company; H+ME Technology, a precision engineering pre-fabrication manufacturing facility; a Recreation and Resort division responsible for Taboo and Lora Bay in Ontario, and Killington Mountain in Vermont; and Granden Living, a build-to-rent division with a growing presence across the U.S. Sunbelt States.