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 Wyckoff, 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 Wyckoff, 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
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Summer can be a lot of fun for most folks, but this year more than ever a lot of people are struggling financially. Soaring gas and food prices are making it harder for those already living paycheck to paycheck and creating new challenges for others who were just squeaking by.
Thanks to organizations like Oasis, a Haven for Women and Children, those in need have an option available for essentials like food and clothing. But Oasis is more than that. Starting in 1997 in a church hall in Paterson, the now three-story building on Mill Street also focuses on education and training for women entering the workforce, and programs designed to help young children and teens excel in school and higher education, making them life and career ready.
Last month, the Home Navigators Team sponsored a food drive in collaboration with Oasis at the Wyckoff Firehouse Club 176. “We wanted to contribute to our neighbors in need throughout Bergen County and also make it fun for the community,” the team said. Attendees donated canned and nonperishable food and pantry items while enjoying delicious ice cream treats courtesy of our friends at Clear Skies Title Agency and epic tunes from DJ and entertainer Michael Roselli, who volunteered his time for the event.
At the end of the day, the Home Navigators proudly dropped off a trailer full of food and other supplies to Oasis to directly aid those so desperately in need. This was our first time holding this event, but it will become an annual tradition for sure. Special thanks to everyone who came and donated and to the amazing team: Rhonda, Mat, Michelle, and Maryanne.
If you missed the event and still want to help, click here to learn about how you can support the Oasis foundation.
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Our newest school located within the Boulder Run shopping center in Wycoff, NJ is now open and taking enrollments for all programs!Join us on Saturday, July 23rd from 11am-2pm for B2R Wyckoff's official grand opening event. There will be lesson and class demos, tours, meet the teachers, and more!Bach to Rock Wyckoff offers programs for students of all ages including: ...
Our newest school located within the Boulder Run shopping center in Wycoff, NJ is now open and taking enrollments for all programs!
Join us on Saturday, July 23rd from 11am-2pm for B2R Wyckoff's official grand opening event. There will be lesson and class demos, tours, meet the teachers, and more!
Bach to Rock Wyckoff offers programs for students of all ages including: individual and group lessons in piano, voice, guitar, drums and more; early childhood instruction, featuring “Rock City” for preschoolers and “Rock and Roll” for toddlers; beginning piano “Kids n Keys” for children in grades K-2; and summer camps and birthday parties. Plus, students can get involved in a glee club or rock band.
Contact Us at:
Boulder Run Shopping Center
327 Franklin Ave, Wyckoff, NJ 07481
Wayne, New Jersey – Academy Orthopedics, a world-class team of orthopedic physicians specializing in trauma, reconstruction and sports medicine, has a new team member. Sports medicine specialist Dr. David Rodriguez has joined the recently founded practice, which is headquartered in Wayne with additional locations in Clifton and Morristown.Prior to joining Academy Orthopedics, Dr. Rodriguez was a Sports Medicine Fellow at Case Western Reserve University, the sports medic...
Wayne, New Jersey – Academy Orthopedics, a world-class team of orthopedic physicians specializing in trauma, reconstruction and sports medicine, has a new team member. Sports medicine specialist Dr. David Rodriguez has joined the recently founded practice, which is headquartered in Wayne with additional locations in Clifton and Morristown.
Prior to joining Academy Orthopedics, Dr. Rodriguez was a Sports Medicine Fellow at Case Western Reserve University, the sports medicine institute for University Hospital of Cleveland, OH. Before that, he served a three-year residency at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, where he rose to become Chief Resident.
Dr. Rodriguez becomes the sixth doctor on Academy Orthopedics’ robust, diversely talented team. Founded earlier this year, the practice comprises board certified, fellowship-trained experts offer the latest cutting-edge techniques and technologies to ensure that each patient receives the best possible outcome.
As the trusted team physicians for Seton Hall and Montclair State Universities, Academy Orthopedics’ physicians serve patients ranging from pediatrics to seniors, athletes and non-athletes alike. While dedicated to providing patients with solutions to recover without surgery, when necessary Academy Orthopedics performs advanced procedures in arthroscopic surgery, mako robotic joint replacement surgery, and minimally invasive fracture repair.
Dr. Rodriguez graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Chemistry, before earning a graduate degree in Biomedical Sciences from the Icahn School of Medicine. He earned his Medical Degree at St. George’s University School of Medicine.
Dr. Rodriguez is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine, and American Academy of Family Physicians. He resides in Wyckoff.
About Academy Orthopedics
For over a decade, the team at Academy Orthopedics has provided northern New Jersey patients with the most advanced treatments in trauma, reconstruction, and sports medicine. Academy Orthopedics’ award-winning orthopedic specialists use a comprehensive approach and cutting-edge techniques, such as the latest biologics and robotics, to ensure that each patient receives the best possible surgical outcome. In doing so, they draw upon expertise accrued through prestigious fellowships, renowned academic positions, and robust research programs with over 50 national presentations and over 100 peer-reviewed publications.
As the trusted team physicians for Seton Hall and Montclair State Universities, Academy Orthopedics’ physicians are avid sports medicine practitioners. They apply these skills and individualized care to proudly serve patients ranging from pediatrics to seniors, both athletes and non-athletes alike. While dedicated to providing patients with solutions to recover without surgery, when necessary, the board-certified, fellowship-trained experts at Academy Orthopedics perform the most advanced procedures in arthroscopic surgery, mako robotic joint replacement surgery, and minimally invasive fracture repair. For more information, visit academyorthopedic.com.
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As inflation continues to heat up, many consumers are scrambling to find ways to trim their budgets and save more money.You may have already tried the simple moves, such as opting for buying cheaper brands of coffee or eating out less often.But for bigger savings, you may need to do a little more research, make some calls, or redeploy some of your cash. Taking these steps now could pay...
As inflation continues to heat up, many consumers are scrambling to find ways to trim their budgets and save more money.
You may have already tried the simple moves, such as opting for buying cheaper brands of coffee or eating out less often.
But for bigger savings, you may need to do a little more research, make some calls, or redeploy some of your cash. Taking these steps now could pay off in major savings in future years.
To help you get started, Consumer Reports asked a few financial pros for tips. Here are five ideas that could eventually save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
With FSAs, you save money for medical expenses by setting it aside pretax each year; the limit is $2,850 for 2022 (PDF). That money can be used for qualified medical expenses, saving you money on taxes. (You can see how much you might save by using an online calculator, such as the one at fsastore.com.)
Be aware that traditionally, plans have a spending deadline of Dec. 31, so if you don’t use that money, you lose it. Check your plan’s rules with your employer.
HSAs, which are available to those with high-deductible health plans, let you put away money for current and future health expenses. There’s a triple tax benefit with this option: Your money goes in pretax, grows tax-free, and can be withdrawn tax-free if you spend it on qualified medical expenses.
Because there’s no requirement that you withdraw HSA money in any given year, you can keep your savings growing to cover future medical costs, perhaps in retirement, says Patrick Whalen, a certified financial planner in Los Angeles.
In 2022, the HSA contribution limits are $3,650 for individuals (PDF) and $7,300 for families. (Those 55 and older can save an additional $1,000.)
“If you’ve had your homeowners or auto insurance policies for a while, and you haven’t comparison shopped, you may be paying more than you need to,” says Ryan Marshall, a certified financial planner in Wyckoff, N.J.
Another way to save money may be to increase your deductible. If you can afford to pay a $500 car repair bill out of pocket, for example, it might be worthwhile to raise your deductible to $1,000.
If you bought your home for less than 20 percent down, you’ve probably been paying private mortgage insurance (PMI) on your loan, typically an extra 1 percent of the purchase price. So for a $300,000 loan, you may be paying about $3,000 a year for PMI.
The good news is that soaring home prices over the last few years have resulted in a steep rise in equity for homeowners. In the first quarter of 2022, the average homeowner had gained about $64,000 in equity year over year, according to CoreLogic.
“If your equity position is now at least 20 percent of the original purchase price, you may not have to pay mortgage insurance anymore,” Marshall says.
Contact your mortgage servicing company to find out if the PMI can be removed. You may have to pay a few hundred dollars for a new appraisal, but you could save thousands per year.
If you have investment assets in taxable accounts, check to see whether you have lost money on any of your investments. If you have (and that’s pretty likely, given the sharp market downturn this year), consider selling the losing asset to harvest the loss for tax purposes, Whalen says.
You can use those losses to offset capital gains and potentially $3,000 of your ordinary income. If your losses exceed your gains, any amount over $3,000 can be carried forward into future tax years.
To avoid being out of the market, you can buy back the same investment, as long as you didn’t buy any of that asset at least 30 days before the sale and you also wait 30 days after the sale before repurchasing it. That’s to avoid the IRS wash sale rule, which would disallow the loss.
Or instead of waiting, you could buy a different investment.
With the Federal Reserve hiking interest rates in an effort to fight inflation, financial services companies are finally paying a bit more interest on savings.
Recently, online savings accounts were paying an average of 1.04 percent, up from just 0.45 percent a year ago, according to DepositAccounts, while one-year CDs offered an average of 1.89 percent.
Located next to the Boscov's, the RWJ facility offers pediatrics, pregnancy care, pregnancy mental health, urgent care and more:EATONTOWN, NJ — The new Robert Wood Johnson medical outpost at the Monmouth Mall is now open and seeing patients.The Anne Vogel Family Care and Wellness Center had a soft opening last week, July 20, without much fanfare. It is located at 200 Wyckoff Road in Eatontown, near the Boscov's at the Monmouth Mall.The medical office is connected to Monmouth Medical Center, the ...
EATONTOWN, NJ — The new Robert Wood Johnson medical outpost at the Monmouth Mall is now open and seeing patients.
The Anne Vogel Family Care and Wellness Center had a soft opening last week, July 20, without much fanfare. It is located at 200 Wyckoff Road in Eatontown, near the Boscov's at the Monmouth Mall.
The medical office is connected to Monmouth Medical Center, the award-winning hospital in Long Branch owned by RWJBarnabas Health.
This medical center at the mall represent RWJ's expansion into suburban Eatontown, as the hospital network tries to attract suburban customers right where they live, shop and take their children to school.
1,000 1- and 2-bedroom apartments proposed for Monmouth Mall
This comes at the same time the borough of Eatontown will likely approve a request from Kushner Cos. to build 1,000 one- and two-bedroom apartments at the mall.
Kushner is the owner of Monmouth Mall. Retail business at Monmouth Mall has been dwindling for years, and Kushner wants to transform part of the property into residential housing. The J.C. Penney at the mall will close this October and likely be torn down, as Kushner has plans to reduce the size of the mall by 25,0000 square feet.
The new residential complex would be called "Monmouth Village" and Kushner wants to build walking and biking trails around it.
The proposal will be formally discussed at this Wednesday's July 27 Eatontown Council meeting, held at borough hall at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend that meeting.
The four-story, 82,000-square-foot Anne Vogel Center offers:
Where the name came from
In January, Monmouth Medical Center announced that philanthropist Sheldon Vogel donated a $10 million naming gift in memory of his beloved wife and cherished hospital benefactor and friend, Anne Vogel. This generous gift came on the heels of the Vogels' record-breaking $50 million donation given to the hospital in 2020 to establish the Vogel Medical Campus in Tinton Falls, which is currently under development three miles away.
"The Vogel Medical Campus in Tinton Falls and the Anne Vogel Family Care and Wellness Center in Eatontown support Monmouth Medical Center's vision to thoughtfully expand access to its outstanding programs and services," said Monmouth Medical Center in a statement.
To learn more about the Anne Vogel Family Care & Wellness Center, visit rwjbh.org/avfamilycare
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