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 Westwood, 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 Westwood, 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
Temps are heating up and so is the New Jersey restaurant scene. From lobster at the Jersey Shore and over-the-top sandwich spots to new vegetarian and sushi options, you may have a hard time choosing where to go first. Enjoy!This popular lobster joint has opened yet another New Jersey location—this time, in Asbury Park. Known for its food trucks, CML has also opened a number of brick-and-mortar locations in recent years. The brand serves up lobster rolls, lobster bisque, lobster tails, and more—all fresh Maine lobster....
Temps are heating up and so is the New Jersey restaurant scene. From lobster at the Jersey Shore and over-the-top sandwich spots to new vegetarian and sushi options, you may have a hard time choosing where to go first. Enjoy!
This popular lobster joint has opened yet another New Jersey location—this time, in Asbury Park. Known for its food trucks, CML has also opened a number of brick-and-mortar locations in recent years. The brand serves up lobster rolls, lobster bisque, lobster tails, and more—all fresh Maine lobster.
Cousins Maine Lobster 800 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park
This authentic Japanese restaurant in Bergen County will open to the public on May 22, 2022.
JUGEMU 156 Piermont Road Cresskill, NJ
It’s been two decades since Pastosa Ravioli’s founder, Anthony Ajello Sr., planted the idea of an Eatontown location. Now, Pastosa has opened its doors in the Monmouth County town—its fifth New Jersey spot. The Italian market offers ravioli, of course, as well as plenty of pastas, sauces, cured meats, and cheeses, among other options.
Pastosa Ravioli 315 NJ-35 Eatontown
Welcome to the Garden State, Hangry Joe’s! Recently opened in Florham Park, menu favorites include the chicken and waffles, the Korean chicken, plus a variety of sides and sauces. The fast-casual spot has locations in Virginia, Texas, and Maryland, too, with plenty of additional locations opening soon.
Hangry Joe’s Hot Chicken 187 Columbia Turnpike Florham Park
Jersey City welcomes Wattle Café to New Jersey. With locations in Manhattan’s Financial District and Murray Hill, this superfood destination takes pride in offering healthy, vegan options, plus keto-friendly, gluten-free, and sugar-free choices as well. The coffee is supplied and roasted by Brooklyn-based Abbotsford Road.
Wattle Café 351 Marin Boulevard Jersey City, NJ
The fast-casual restaurant serving up fresh and flavorful “flats” has opened its third location, on Montclair’s Church Street. The “FLAT” staple of the worldFLATS menu is known in Armenia as lavash. Softer and more pliable than traditional flatbread and generally circular in shape, flats can be eaten flat or folded.
The vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurant offers 11 varieties of flats inspired by cuisine and spices from around the world. In addition, the restaurant offers vegetarian soups, salads, desserts, and the option to add plant-based proteins to most menu items. You can also enjoy a pomegranate or mango yogurt drink, or a house-made Agua Fresca—fruit infused water with a touch of agave.
worldFLATS 58 Church Street Montclair
Located between 5th and 6th Avenues on New Jersey Avenue, Beach Bowls expands the fresh, healthy options available in the Wildwoods. This café-style space will feature a salad bar and a grab-and-go section. The menu also includes vegan options, gluten-free items, acai bowls, overnight oats, wraps, deli salads, and panini. Currently open on weekends, the spot will be open daily soon.
Beach Bowls 100 East 5th Avenue North Wildwood
This Belmar favorite has just opened up a new location in Oakhurst. Stop by to enjoy the same menu as Belmar—plenty of “hoagitos,” as well as sliders, fried chicken sandwiches, breakfast choices, and sides. (Do not skip the macaroni and cheese.) The modern seating area offers guests an inviting place to enjoy a meal with friends. And be sure to check out the outdoor space as well!
Hoagitos Towne Center Plaza 2005 Route 35, Unit 6 Oakhurst
Throughout the United States, people know Eddie V’s for its seafood. In addition to world-class fish, Eddie V’s offers USDA-Prime steaks that are hand cut and specially aged for more than 28 days to ensure peak flavor. The Paramus location is the first in New Jersey and officially opens on May 22nd.
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood Garden State Plaza Paramus
For the past three decades, Tonnie’s Minis has been serving up specialty cakes and cupcakes in Newark. Now, the bakery expands to the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall, in Paramus, with its newest location. While the cakes and cupcakes (including plant-based treats) are a given, Tonnie’s Minis is also the place to be for everything from banana bread to chocolate covered strawberries.
Tonnie’s Minis Garden State Plaza Paramus
Chef Norman Reola highlights pan-Latin cuisine at this new Red Bank eatery with entrées such as sofrito marinated fried chicken, and skirt steak with chimichurri—plus plenty of appetizers. Don’t miss the cocktail list either, with handcrafted drinks featuring various tequilas, gins, bourbons, and more.
Centrada Cocina and Cocktails 10 W. Front Street Red Bank
Downtown Westwood just got a bit more hip with the addition of Five Dimes. This craft brewery has ample seating and event space, as well as a rooftop to enjoy some brews on a warm summer day. The brewery offers plenty of beer varieties, from a double IPA to a stout and a blonde.
Five Dimes Brewery 247 Westwood Avenue Westwood
Westwood is going to be home to the last Kmart in New Jersey — and one of just three in the nation — after the announcement that a Kmart store in Middlesex County will close its doors.The Avenel Kmart will be closing, according to SB360 Capital Partners, which manages retail liquidations. An employee who answered the phone at the Avenel store said it would shut down on Apri...
Westwood is going to be home to the last Kmart in New Jersey — and one of just three in the nation — after the announcement that a Kmart store in Middlesex County will close its doors.
The Avenel Kmart will be closing, according to SB360 Capital Partners, which manages retail liquidations. An employee who answered the phone at the Avenel store said it would shut down on April 17.
Kmart, once a major discount retailer, had 2,171 stores across the country in 2000, but the number has dwindled to just a handful over the past few years.
Sears Holding, which owned Kmart and Sears, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2018. It was spared liquidation by being sold to longtime investor and CEO Eddie Lambert, who created the company Transformco to handle Sears Holdings in 2019.
As of February, there were only four Kmarts left in the continental United States: the two New Jersey locations, one on Long Island and one in Miami, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Now, that number is dropping to three.
The Westwood Kmart is at 700 Broadway.
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