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 Woodcliff Lake, 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 Woodcliff Lake, NJ, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
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WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey (WABC) -- Hundreds of guests had to be removed from a hotel in New Jersey on Christmas Eve after a pipe burst.All 800 people staying at the Hilton at Woodcliff Lake were forced to leave Saturday night when a pipe burst, likely from the cold weather.Many of the hotel guests came from across the region for an annual Hanukah celebration."We were planning on having a fun night tonight and then right towards the end of Shabbos we heard the sirens go off," partygoer Shlomo Garfinkle said....
WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey (WABC) -- Hundreds of guests had to be removed from a hotel in New Jersey on Christmas Eve after a pipe burst.
All 800 people staying at the Hilton at Woodcliff Lake were forced to leave Saturday night when a pipe burst, likely from the cold weather.
Many of the hotel guests came from across the region for an annual Hanukah celebration.
"We were planning on having a fun night tonight and then right towards the end of Shabbos we heard the sirens go off," partygoer Shlomo Garfinkle said.
Fire officials said the water leak came from the fourth floor.
"There was a leak on the fourth floor from the ceiling, water from the domestic water line and cascaded all the way down," said John Whelan of the Woodcliff Lake Fire Department.
Authorities said that no one was ever in any danger but the sprinkler system is now broken so the hotel had to be evacuated.
"The fire alarm went off and everyone was evacuated safely, everything was orderly, everyone was calm," partygoer Aaron Weinberger said.
The gathering was supposed to last through Sunday, but the majority of the people just went back to their homes instead.
"It happened at, not a terrible time, because at least we were able to finish Shabbos, it happened towards the end of the Shabbos, so we lost out the concert tonight, but we still got the Shabbos in," Garfinkle said.
"Everything was under control, everyone was safe thank god for that and we're all good," Weinberger said.
Party City doesn't expect its bankruptcy filing to impact workers at its Bergen County headquarters, where it employs up to 700 people, the company said in an email after announcing a deal with creditors.The Woodcliff Lake-based chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, as it struggles with rising prices and a pullback in consumer spe...
Party City doesn't expect its bankruptcy filing to impact workers at its Bergen County headquarters, where it employs up to 700 people, the company said in an email after announcing a deal with creditors.
The Woodcliff Lake-based chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, as it struggles with rising prices and a pullback in consumer spending. It said its franchise stores, subsidiaries outside of the U.S. and its coveted foil balloons business, Anagram, will not be part of its restructuring.
“We do not anticipate any changes for our team members at our corporate headquarters as a result of the filing,” the company said in a statement emailed to The Record and NorthJersey.com.
The company said in November that it planned to cut almost a fifth of its worldwide workforce, after disappointing holiday season sales. A spokesperson at the time declined to say how many layoffs, if any, might come at the Bergen County office.
In a news release Wednesday, Party City said it had asked a bankruptcy court to allow it to "maintain business-as-usual operations" as it works through a planned restructuring. It expects "to continue to pay wages and provide benefits to the company's employees as usual."
If approved, Chapter 11 protection would allow Party City to stay in business while it pays off its debts. The company said it had worked out a deal with creditors to provide $150 million in financing that "will provide ample liquidity to support continued operations."
More than 800 company-owned and franchise stores in North America will remain open, Party City said, and customers can still shop on the company website.
In 2021, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority awarded $10 million in tax breaks to entice Party City to move its headquarters to Tice Boulevard in Woodcliff Lake, rather than to White Plains, New York. The move consolidated jobs formerly in New York and Rockaway in Morris County. Party City said it would relocate as many as 700 jobs to Bergen County, a move celebrated by state and local officials.
In November, state EDA CEO Tim Sullivan said payment of the tax breaks would be contingent on the company proving it had created the jobs as promised.
“They haven’t gotten a penny yet,” Sullivan said at the time.
Daniel Munoz covers business, consumer affairs, labor and the economy for NorthJersey.com and The Record.
"Next time you're at Woodcliff Lake Reservoir, keep an eye out for (plastic) debris, and give Finn a snack," water company Veolia said.BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — This is no "fish tale."A giant green fish at a local reservoir is expected to reel in visitors to teach them about becoming responsible stewards of the environment, according to officials.Finn, an 11-foot-long largemouth bass constructed from repurposed metals, was just unveiled at the Woodcliff Lake Reservoir to celebrate Earth Month &mdash...
BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — This is no "fish tale."
A giant green fish at a local reservoir is expected to reel in visitors to teach them about becoming responsible stewards of the environment, according to officials.
Finn, an 11-foot-long largemouth bass constructed from repurposed metals, was just unveiled at the Woodcliff Lake Reservoir to celebrate Earth Month — and to encourage residents to take action to protect the watershed, officials said in a release.
"Healthy watersheds mean healthy communities," said Alan Weland, vice president and general manager of New Jersey operations for Veolia Water, which brought Finn to his new home at the reservoir.
“We wanted to create a space where visitors to Woodcliff Lake could enjoy the scenery while making a difference just by taking a walk,” Weland said.
Finn, a Veolia spokesperson said, is a "playful way" to encourage the community to take action to protect the planet, and serves as a reminder about how harmful plastic is to waterways.
Also known as the Green Gobbler, the sculpture was created by for the purpose of recycling and keeping public areas near the waterway clean. In fact, Finn is hollow so visitors can fill him with plastic debris they pick up, and the gamefish is in an area just off Reservoir Road where cleanups are often held to clear debris.
“When anybody takes a look at one of these sculptures they understand there is a problem with plastic," Finn's creator Jim Swaim said. "It’s undeniable that it is doing damage to wildlife and our environment.”
Weighing 300 pounds and sporting "a hungry look," the gigantic fish sculpture carries an even bigger message about protecting the planet, Veolia spokesperson Debra Vial said.
"Thank you to all involved in making this engaging piece of artwork a reality," Veolia North America said in a social media post. "Next time you're at the reservoir, keep an eye out for any debris, and give Finn a snack to eat."
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Woodcliff Lake-based Party City Holdco Inc. is preparing to exit Chapter 11 with a reduced store footprint, strengthened capital structure and improved liquidity.As part of a plan approved Sept. 6 by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, the party goods retailer’s debt will be reduced by nearly $1 billion and its equity value will be turned over to lenders who helped support the restructuring....
Woodcliff Lake-based Party City Holdco Inc. is preparing to exit Chapter 11 with a reduced store footprint, strengthened capital structure and improved liquidity.
As part of a plan approved Sept. 6 by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, the party goods retailer’s debt will be reduced by nearly $1 billion and its equity value will be turned over to lenders who helped support the restructuring.
In a statement, Party City said the reorganization will enable the company to “move forward with a more profitable … store footprint, consisting of nearly 800 locations nationwide, after negotiating improved lease terms and exiting less productive locations” during the Chapter 11 process.
When the retailer filed for voluntary bankruptcy in January, it had around 820 stores, owning 770 of them. It also had just over 50 franchise locations in the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico.
In commenting on the court approval, the company’s chief executive officer, Brad Weston, said, “With our debt substantially reduced and Party City store portfolio optimized, we will emerge better positioned to advance our strategic priorities, continue to innovate and elevate the consumer experience, and pursue new growth opportunities.”
“We thank our team members, retail and wholesale customers, suppliers, and landlords for their support and collaboration during this process, and we are excited to build on PCHI’s proud history as the leader in the celebrations space,” Weston said.
The approved reorganization plan also calls for a new exit-based loan of $562 million and a backstopped $75 million new money investment to fund distributions and payment of administrative claims as well as the company’s operations once it emerges.
Party City will also have new shareholders, including the members of an ad hoc group of holders of the company’s senior secured first lien notes who supported the restructuring.
Prior to signing off on the deal during a federal court hearing in Houston, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge David Jones reportedly acknowledged the unfavorable outcome for individual stakeholders whose shares will not be wiped out, saying, “The math is what the math is. It’s one of those things where there simply is not an alternative.”
With $1.4 billion in pre-bankruptcy debt, Party City would be unable to repay it and have money left for shareholders, according to Jones.
“This plan sets the company up for success going forward. And most important, your honor, this is a plan that preserves thousands of jobs,” Ken Ziman, an attorney for the company, said during proceedings.
Founded 36 years ago in East Hanover, Party City is the largest retailer of party goods in the U.S., Canada and Mexico and operates under the Party City, Halloween City, Toy City and Party Outlet brands.
In recent years, the company has struggled to keep pace with changing consumer behavior, particularly amid the growth of e-commerce and big box retailers. Since 2019, it has been working on large-scale changes, such as restructuring its debt and closing dozens of stores.
As part of the Chapter 11 process, Party City entered into a restructuring agreement with a bondholder group to reduce its $1.67 billion debt load. It also secured $150 million in debtor-in-possession financing to support operations, as well as court approval to keep its stores open.
In recent months, the business has faced several challenges, but an attorney for the official creditor’s committee told Bloomberg that Party City “has been able to overcome … the trials and tribulations.”
Party City revealed in a June filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that its longtime auditor, Ernst & Young LLP, resigned due to a disagreement over the retailer’s decision to not include a going concern warning in its third quarter 2022 report. A few weeks later, the SEC asked Party City to retain documents and data in connection with an “ongoing investigation” by the regulator.
It is also facing a class action lawsuit for allegedly misleading shareholders regarding the company’s financial health ahead of filing for bankruptcy protection.
Of the numerous retailers who have sought Chapter 11 relief this year, Party City is among the few to emerge intact and with plans to continue operations.
Chains including Union-based Bed Bath & Beyond were forced to shut down its namesake stores, as well as its Buybuy Baby and Harmon Face Values banners. Following Bed Bath & Beyond’s demise, its intellectual property rights were acquired by Overstock.com, which has since relaunched the brand’s website, while Dream On Me, a baby goods retailer in Piscataway, scooped up BuyBuy Baby’s digital assets.
Woodcliff Lake, N.J. (July 7, 2022) – Whole Foods Market will open its new 47,790-square-foot store, located at 500 Chestnut Ridge Road in Woodcliff Lake, N.J. on Wednesday, July 27. The store’s design evokes a casual, modern feel with a traditional material palette in hues of black, white and tan with pops of color. The new location’s product assortment features more than 1,000 local items from the Tri-State area and local produce from New Jersey, hand-picked by Chris Manca, Local Forager ...
Woodcliff Lake, N.J. (July 7, 2022) – Whole Foods Market will open its new 47,790-square-foot store, located at 500 Chestnut Ridge Road in Woodcliff Lake, N.J. on Wednesday, July 27. The store’s design evokes a casual, modern feel with a traditional material palette in hues of black, white and tan with pops of color. The new location’s product assortment features more than 1,000 local items from the Tri-State area and local produce from New Jersey, hand-picked by Chris Manca, Local Forager for Whole Foods Market’s Northeast region.
Features of the Woodcliff Lake store include:
Customers who stop by the Woodcliff Lake store on opening day can enjoy giveaways, free samples and live entertainment from western swing band The Brain Cloud. The first 200 shoppers receive a Whole Foods Market tote bag and a $10 gift card. Additionally, morning refreshments from local suppliers Paper Plane Coffee Co. and Abe’s Muffins will be served from 8 – 9 a.m. ET. Customers can find more details on opening day events by visiting https://wclgrandopening2022.splashthat.com.
All food at Whole Foods Market must meet the company’s rigorous Quality Standards, which prohibit hydrogenated fats, high-fructose corn syrup and more than 230 flavors, colors, sweeteners and other ingredients commonly found in food. In addition, all beauty and body care products must meet the company’s body care standards, which ban more than 180 commonly used ingredients, including phthalates and parabens.
To give back to the Woodcliff Lake community, Whole Foods Market will donate $10,000 to the Woodcliff Lake Educational Foundation’s Run for Education event. Whole Foods Market will also support the Woodcliff Lake Parks and Recreation’s Youth Triathlon and Oktoberfest events. Whole Foods Market will also make weekly food donations to the Tri-Boro Food Pantry, along with a $10,000 monetary donation. In addition to this, Whole Foods Market will also make weekly food donations to Table to Table, along with a $5,000 monetary donation.
Amazon Prime members who shop at Whole Foods Market have access to a number of benefits year-round, including deep discounts on select popular products each week and an additional 10% off hundreds of in-store sale items. Grocery pickup and delivery will be coming soon to Whole Foods Market Woodcliff Lake. For more information and hours of operation, please visit https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/woodclifflake.
About Whole Foods Market
For more than 40 years, Whole Foods Market has been the world’s leading natural and organic foods retailer. As the first certified organic national grocer, Whole Foods Market has more than 500 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. To learn more about Whole Foods Market, please visit https://wmn-live.frb.io/.