It can be hard to hear for some, but getting older is just part of life. For many men, hitting a certain age signifies the beginning of a new chapter - where bucket list items are crossed off, and goals are accomplished. For others, however, aging is a scary prospect, filled with nagging injuries, embarrassing weight gain, and inability to perform intimately. Few things feel worse than realizing that you simply can't perform as you used to, whether on the basketball court or in the bedroom.
The reality is, as men get older and approach middle age, their testosterone levels drop. When a male's testosterone levels get lower, it can cause a slew of unwanted symptoms like:
If you have noticed any of the above symptoms and feel like you're just dragging yourself through life, don't lose hope. Many men around the country are experiencing the same feelings as you. Thankfully, you don't have to settle for the side effects of low testosterone. There are proven, easy steps that you can take to reverse the negative signs of aging. If you're ready to reclaim your youth and feel like you did in your 20s and 30s, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) may be the perfect solution.
TRT bridges the gap between your old life and the happier, more vibrant version of you. That's where Juventee comes in - to facilitate your transition to a more youthful, fulfilling life and a brighter future. After all, aren't YOU supposed to be in charge of your wellness and health? With the Juventee team by your side, you'll have the tools to do so - backed by a personalized plan crafted by experts with more than 20 years of experience.
At Juventee, we propose a preventive and proactive medical approach to preserve optimal body function, with the best hormonal functioning to prolong vitality and youthfulness. Our specialty is Age Management, which is based on the belief that balance is the key to wellness. We employ the most innovative science, offering treatments like TRT in Ridgewood, NJ, and other clinical products with proven efficacy.
Living a younger, healthier, and longer life is a frequent commitment for Juventee's team of specialists. We are experts at designing customized programs that work synergistically with your body and brain. We love incorporating smart nutrition, hormonal balance, exercise, stress management, cognitive health, and lifestyle changes into our treatment programs. We also implement sciences such as testosterone replacement therapy to achieve verifiable, legitimate results.
Our doctors take differing approaches to care but share the single goal of prolonging your youth and vitality. With that goal in mind, Juventee was born from the hands of its partners, who want you to feel full strength, energy, joy, confidence, and wellbeing.
testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much testosterone, it results in a condition called hypogonadism. Also called "Low T," testosterone loss due to hypogonadism must be replenished, or the male suffers from difficult, even debilitating symptoms.
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What pops up in your head when you think about testosterone? Many people associate testosterone with being overly aggressive, macho, and violent. However, the truth is that testosterone is a critical hormone for men and affects the male lifespan from puberty through old age. As a sex hormone, male testosterone is produced through the testicles. It becomes most prevalent during puberty.
Testosterone production is controlled by the pituitary gland at the base of a man's brain. This gland sends signals to the testes, which in turn produce testosterone. A feedback loop helps regulate the amount of testosterone in the blood. When levels are too high, the brain orders the pituitary gland to restrict production.
Cholesterol synthesizes the testosterone in your body. However, having high cholesterol doesn't mean you have high testosterone levels, too. T levels are too carefully controlled by your pituitary gland for cholesterol to raise testosterone levels.
During puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
Testosterone replacement is exactly what its name implies. It's a therapy for men that replaces diminished testosterone levels, which helps balance your hormones and ultimately improves your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates many of the side effects that men suffer from as a result of low testosterone.
Testosterone was originally synthesized in a lab in 1935. Its popularity has grown since, and today, it is among the most promising doctor-prescribed treatments for men in the United States.
So, how does testosterone replacement therapy work? TRT essentially gives you the testosterone needed to be healthy and have a properly functioning body. As the primary androgen for males, testosterone has a role in the natural processes your body needs for overall health. This extra hormonal intake positively affects patients and their general health, preventing diseases such as osteoporosis, cardiac diseases, and more.
Though there is an abundance of testosterone in your system throughout puberty and into your 20s, it gradually depletes with age. Sometimes, serious injuries and long-term conditions like diabetes affect testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much testosterone, it results in a condition called hypogonadism. Also called "Low T," testosterone loss due to hypogonadism must be replenished, or the male suffers from difficult, even debilitating symptoms.
Though some symptoms of low T are abundantly evident, not all men can immediately tell they may need TRT. If you're unsure, ask yourself these questions:
If you answered yes to any of those questions, it could be time to contact Juventee about a personalized TRT plan. Still unsure if you're experiencing symptoms of low T? We have compiled a more extensive list of signs below:
Low energy used to be considered a normal part of aging. Today, most doctors know better. Modern advances in medicine show that lack of energy and low T often go hand-in-hand.
If it's a huge struggle to keep up with your kids on the soccer field, or you just don't have the energy to be active, you may have low testosterone. Getting tired is normal, but if it's an ongoing problem affecting you and your family, it's time to consult a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish normal activities, TRT in Ridgewood, NJ could be the solution.
You would think that lowered libido would be easy to pick up on, but when it happens gradually, it can be more difficult to diagnose. With that said, many men use TRT because they've lost that "spark" in the bedroom. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not pleasing their partner because intimacy is an important part of a relationship.
The good news? Having a low libido doesn't have to be permanent. TRT treatments can help revert hormone levels to their normal range, making for a more enjoyable sex life.
If you're like millions of other men, hair loss is an unfortunate reality you don't want to think about. Closely related to hormone imbalances and testosterone decline, hair loss is about as distressing as it gets. This common symptom is often related to DHT - a derivative of testosterone that can cause hair follicles to die.
Thankfully, a carefully monitored TRT regimen can help restore hair, especially when combined with methods like plasma-rich therapy. While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone in your body, so hair loss isn't your only reality.
Weak erections - it's an uncomfortable subject for men to talk about. It's even worse to experience the symptom in the heat of the moment. Despite being very common, men shame themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while there are many reasons for this malady, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, you don't have to live with weak erections forever when you balance your hormones with a personalized TRT treatment plan from Juventee.
You're feeling down about everything and can't figure out why you feel crummy about life. You're successful at work but feel unaccomplished. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed - and it could be stemming from low testosterone.
Studies show that men with depression and high cortisol levels also commonly have low testosterone. Because higher cortisol levels can lead to low T, 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, when used in conjunction with therapy, is TRT. When TRT is used to replenish hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more optimistic mood. That's great news for depressed men who have had little-to-no success with powerful anti-depression meds.
Experts have found that men who lose a week's worth of sleep may experience a drop in testosterone by as much as 15%. These findings are alarming and may suggest that sleep loss lowers T levels and affects wellbeing.
If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, it could be time to have your testosterone levels checked. TRT may restore your testosterone levels which can help you sleep better with proper exercise and diet.
Are you struggling to lift weights in the gym or find that you can't pick up items that used to be easy to lift? Studies show that inactive men can lose .5% of muscle strength each year after the age of 25. When you hit 60, muscle loss doubles every ten years. While muscle loss is common with age, it can also be linked to low T.
Testosterone is a crucial piece needed for building and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors are prescribing TRT for males experiencing sharp declines in strength and muscle mass. Whether your workouts are losing steam or you're having problems lifting items that aren't very heavy, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
Nobody likes to gain weight, even though our society is more accepting of overweight people than ever before. Despite diets and carb cutting, many men aren't able to get rid of excess belly and body fat, increasing the chances of heart disease and cancer.
Sometimes, male weight gain isn't caused by sweets and carbs but by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism. This phase of life is called andropause and occurs when testosterone levels are low. Combining a low metabolism with other symptoms like high cortisol levels can be a recipe for a double-chinned disaster. Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
The enlargement of male breast tissue, also called "man boobs," is a fairly common condition that many men have. Though it is closely associated with diet and other life choices, increased fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances.
If you're approaching middle age 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.
The human body is amazing in so many ways. Still, we have to optimize it every now and then using science, medicine, and hard work. After 40, you may notice that your body is changing, but symptoms like low libido and lack of motivation don't have to be permanent. Juventee has the team, tools, and experience to help recapture your youth and feel better than ever before.
If you're getting older and you're worried about low testosterone, give our office a call today. It would be our pleasure to care for you using the highest quality products, backed by research and applied by professionals with your best interests in mind.
Whether you need a boost to help you get through your busy work week or a natural solution to an embarrassing problem like ED, we're here for you. Our doctors will explain your treatment options in-depth and take as much time as you need to feel comfortable and confident about TRT. Remember, when you treat your body with love and care, it will reciprocate generously. Let our team teach you the techniques to prolong your sense of youth and provide you with the treatment to solidify your wellbeing as you age with grace. Contact Juventee today. By tomorrow, you'll be one step closer to meeting the best version of yourself.
RIDGEWOOD, NJ — Ridgewood's antique charm comes with a dark side thanks to the risks involved in antiquated lead paint, a Patch analysis of state data shows.Ridgewood and seven other Bergen County municipalities rank among the top New Jersey communities with the high rates of homes at an elevated risk for lead exposure, according to state data first compiled by Patch.That's because 88.5...
RIDGEWOOD, NJ — Ridgewood's antique charm comes with a dark side thanks to the risks involved in antiquated lead paint, a Patch analysis of state data shows.
Ridgewood and seven other Bergen County municipalities rank among the top New Jersey communities with the high rates of homes at an elevated risk for lead exposure, according to state data first compiled by Patch.
That's because 88.5% of Ridgewood homes were built before 1978, when a federal ban on lead-based paint in homes began, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection said.
Homes built before 1950 — when the paint industry adopted its own plan to phase out lead paint — face even greater risk, experts say.
That amounts to roughly half of Ridgewood homes, or 54.9 percent to be exact.
Ridgewood ranks 12th in the state and third in the county for the highest percentage of houses with an elevated lead exposure risk, the data show.
Bogota is first in the county at 90.5% and Dumont second at 89.5%, both of which, actually, have fewer homes in total built prior to that year.
Ridgewood also has the third-highest number of homes in Bergen County that were built before 1977 (7,230), following Teaneck (10,525) and Fair Lawn (9,973).
Prior to the 1950s, lead was used in paint to achieve certain pigments, and improve drying, durability and moisture resistance, the NJDEP said. Lead paint became common in the early 1900s, as the product was used more commercially, the department added.
Exposure happens, the department continued, when lead paint starts to deteriorate, as that can result in lead-contaminated dust that may be ingested or inhaled, or paint chips that may be touched.
"Living in a house with lead-based paint can result in a chronic accumulation of the heavy metal in the body," the department said.
Exposure can turn into poisoning when lead builds in the body, and increase a person's risk of adverse health effects, including damage to the brain and nervous systems, kidneys and blood cells, the department said.
All of the data and information in this article was gathered through the state's expanded potential lead exposure mapping tool, which looks specifically at lead paint in housing as a source.
“Lead paint is one of the largest sources of lead exposure to our children, and any blood lead level above zero is unacceptable," state Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said in a statement. "The (PLEM) will assist local health staff as they continue to work to eliminate lead exposure among NJ’s children."
RIDGEWOOD — An amended resolution approving a later-start schedule for high school students this fall was approved by the Board of Education on Monday."The high school administration, working with staff and students, will determine the structure for the instructional day and length of class periods within the 8:20 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. parameters," board President Michael Lembo said. "This is for the 2023-2024 school year."The amended resolution was proposed by Lembo. It removed tentative la...
RIDGEWOOD — An amended resolution approving a later-start schedule for high school students this fall was approved by the Board of Education on Monday.
"The high school administration, working with staff and students, will determine the structure for the instructional day and length of class periods within the 8:20 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. parameters," board President Michael Lembo said. "This is for the 2023-2024 school year."
The amended resolution was proposed by Lembo. It removed tentative language from the original resolution promising "to study and possibly implement" the program. It also removed language making board approval "subject to future board approval" if it results in added costs or sidebar agreements with the teachers' union.
Lembo moved to substitute a resolution approving "the implementation of the later start initiative at the Ridgewood High School with school starting at 8:20 a.m. and ending at 3:05 p.m. with Period 9 available for students until 3:30 p.m."
Lembo explained, "The board can always come and either mend a resolution or propose a new resolution if there is a financial impact, contractual issues. If that arises from this, we can always make a new resolution."
Ridgewood Education Association President Michael Yannone spoke against the original resolution language before the vote, saying it "meant nothing."
"There's nothing binding about 'possibly,'" Yannone said before the vote. "Second, as stated several times at these meetings, there is no way of knowing in advance if this initiative will result in additional financial costs. Yet the resolution makes this a condition of final approval."
There was confusion among the board members on the procedure to approve the amended resolution. They debated whether the amended resolution approval was sufficient, or whether an additional vote was required to substitute the amended resolution for the original resolution. They eventually approved the resolution both ways.
There was no discussion about to what extent the board expected the program to be implemented by interim Superintendent Leonard Fitts versus a yet-to-be-hired new superintendent to succeed Thomas Gorman, who left the district in July after serving 15 months in the post.
The board's superintendent search website does not address the challenge of bringing a new superintendent in midstream to a major schedule shift. The website says the board has entered the "recruitment phase" of its search, with applications due Jan. 27, and that "interviews are anticipated to begin in late February or early March."
Ridgewood Trustee Hyun Ju Kwak said later that the superintendent search would not delay implementation of the the later-start program.
SURVEY QUESTIONSRidgewood schools survey results on later high school start time raise more questions
No comment was made on how the school day would be divided, or how scheduling would be handled for after-school activities involving interaction with other schools on earlier dismissal schedules.
Last year, New Jersey bills S2462 and A3816, proposing statewide adoption of later starts for all schools, were referred to the education committees of the Senate and Assembly. No action was taken.
Although the largest school district in Bergen County with 5,619 students, Ridgewood is not the first to adopt a later start. Tenafly converted in 2019. Chatham High School in Morris County and Princeton High School in Mercer County have also converted.
California activated later-start statewide this fall: Middle schools begin class no earlier than 8 a.m. and high schools begin no earlier than 8:30 a.m. However, California's year-round moderate temperatures had encouraged almost universal lighting of its outdoor sports fields, allowing flexibility in scheduling practices and games to continue after dark.
Lighted outdoor sports fields are less common in the Northeast, due to uncomfortable evening temperatures. Only four of Ridgewood's playing fields are lighted for evening practice and games.
Gourmet cookie brand Chip City said Friday it has opened a new location in Ridgewood as part of its plans to scale beyond New York City and strengthen its brand position within the growing gourmet cookie segment.The award-winning New York cookie concept recently opened in Newark Penn Station, which marked its beginning of its expansion into New Jersey. Newark was the brand’s first New Jersey location, with Ridgefield and a spot in Hoboken set to open ...
Gourmet cookie brand Chip City said Friday it has opened a new location in Ridgewood as part of its plans to scale beyond New York City and strengthen its brand position within the growing gourmet cookie segment.
The award-winning New York cookie concept recently opened in Newark Penn Station, which marked its beginning of its expansion into New Jersey. Newark was the brand’s first New Jersey location, with Ridgefield and a spot in Hoboken set to open before the end of February.
The new Chip City location, which is located at 305 E. Ridgewood Ave. in Ridgewood, is the latest addition to the brand’s growing footprint, as it plans to cross 40 open units by the end of 2023 and strengthen its position in the competitive cookie segment.
The gourmet cookie brand, which rotates its cookie offerings every week, was born in Astoria, Queens, in 2017. It started as a hobby between childhood friends Peter Phillips and Teddy Gailas, as the duo challenged each other on who could make the best cookie. A small storefront, some equipment and a dream led the entrepreneurial team to open store one. Now, they’re taking on development across New Jersey.
“We are thrilled to open our doors in Ridgewood,” Phillips, the CEO, said. “This opening is another incredible step forward for the brand and the business mission we have — to make communities smile through the quality of our products and to make our employees feel purpose in their communities.”
Today, Chip City now has 16 locations across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, entered New Jersey in January of this year, and has plans to enter into new markets in 2023, including Miami, Boston and Washington, D.C.
The brand offers more than 40 unique flavors every year, such as Peanut Butter & Jelly, the Everything Cookie, Oatmeal Apple Pie, Blueberry Cheesecake, S’Mores, Lemon Berry, the Cannoli Cookie and more. Each week, the menu changes to offer classic flavors and seasonal varieties.
In 2022, Chip City received a $10 million investment from Enlightened Hospitality Investments, the growth equity fund associated with Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group. The investment will be used to support the brand’s multistate expansion and growth of its direct-to-consumer business, bolstered by its ship-anywhere partnership with Uber Eats.
A house in Livingston that sold for $3 million tops the list of the most expensive real estate sales in Essex County between Feb. 13 and Feb. 20.In total, 113 real estate sales were recorded in the area during the past week, with an average price of $568,708. The average price per square foot was $292.The prices in the list below concern real estate sales where the title was recorded during the week of Feb. 13., even if the property may have been sold earlier.10. $905,000, condominium at 216 Metzger DriveA sale ...
A house in Livingston that sold for $3 million tops the list of the most expensive real estate sales in Essex County between Feb. 13 and Feb. 20.
In total, 113 real estate sales were recorded in the area during the past week, with an average price of $568,708. The average price per square foot was $292.
The prices in the list below concern real estate sales where the title was recorded during the week of Feb. 13., even if the property may have been sold earlier.
A sale has been finalized for the condominium at 216 Metzger Drive in West Orange. The price was $905,000 and the new owners took over the condominium in January. The condo was built in 2013 and the living area totals 2,662 square feet. The price per square foot ended up at $340. The deal was finalized on Jan. 19.
The property at 81 Willowdale Avenue in Montclair has new owners. The price was $927,000. The house was built in 1922 and has a living area of 2,462 square feet. The price per square foot is $377. The deal was finalized on Jan. 23.
The property at 35-37 Portland Place in Montclair has new owners. The price was $980,000. The house was built in 1890 and has a living area of 2,716 square feet. The price per square foot is $361. The deal was finalized on Jan. 24.
The sale of the single-family residence at 265 Scotland Road, South Orange, has been finalized. The price was $1,065,000, and the house changed hands in January. The house was built in 1890 and has a living area of 5,483 square feet. The price per square foot was $194. The deal was finalized on Jan. 20.
The 3,000 square-foot single-family house at 35 Ridgewood Terrace, Maplewood, has now been sold. The transfer of ownership was settled in January and the total purchase price was $1,276,626, $426 per square foot. The house was built in 1909. The deal was finalized on Jan. 23.
The sale of the single family residence at 21 Concord Drive in Livingston has been finalized. The price was $1,315,000, and the new owners took over the house in January. The house was built in 1949 and has a living area of 1,360 square feet. The price per square foot was $967. The deal was finalized on Jan. 20.
The 4,060 square-foot detached house at 11 Hemlock Road in Short Hills has now been sold. The transfer of ownership was settled in January and the total purchase price was $1,788,000, $440 per square foot. The house was built in 1965. The deal was finalized on Jan. 25.
The 2,646 square-foot single-family home at 558 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, has now been sold. The transfer of ownership was settled in January and the total purchase price was $1,875,000, $709 per square foot. The house was built in 1925. The deal was finalized on Jan. 24.
The property at 180 Mountain Avenue in Montclair has new owners. The price was $2,010,000. The house was built in 1916 and has a living area of 3,874 square feet. The price per square foot is $519. The deal was finalized on Jan. 19.
The sale of the single family residence at 21 Canterbury Road in Livingston has been finalized. The price was $3,025,000, and the new owners took over the house in January. The house was built in 1900 and has a living area of 6,288 square feet. The price per square foot was $481. The deal was finalized on Jan. 23.
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CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Boston College baseball team beat Rutgers, 6-4, at Shipyard Park on Sunday afternoon. The Eagles swept the weekend at the Swig And Swine Classic and moved to 5-1 with their fifth straight win, while the Scarlet Knights dropped to 2-4.Each team led early with BC pushing across a run in the top of the first and Rutgers answering with a single run in each of its first two turns at bat. The Eagles scored twice in the third with RBI hits from junior second baseman ...
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Boston College baseball team beat Rutgers, 6-4, at Shipyard Park on Sunday afternoon. The Eagles swept the weekend at the Swig And Swine Classic and moved to 5-1 with their fifth straight win, while the Scarlet Knights dropped to 2-4.
Each team led early with BC pushing across a run in the top of the first and Rutgers answering with a single run in each of its first two turns at bat. The Eagles scored twice in the third with RBI hits from junior second baseman Patrick Roche (Milton, Mass.) and sophomore third baseman Nick Wang (Newton, Mass.).
Sophomore right-handed pitcher Eric Schroeder (Ridgewood, N.J.) was the first reliever out of the BC bullpen with one on and nobody out in the third. He stranded the runner and retired nine of the first 11 batters he faced. Schroeder (1-0) got his first career win in four innings of work with two runs charged to his line on three hits and a walk with three strikeouts.
Freshman RHP Bobby Chicoine (Armonk, N.Y.) made his first career start and went two-plus innings. He gave up two runs on five hits and two walks with a pair of strikeouts. RHP Jake Marshall (0-1) took the loss in a three-inning start for the Scarlet Knights. He surrendered four runs, three earned, on eight hits and two walks with three strikeouts.
Graduate RHP Andrew Roman (Monson, Mass.) notched his first save in a three-inning appearance. He allowed two hits and struck out two.
Roche totaled three RBI in a 2-for-4 day with a double. Junior right fielder Travis Honeyman (Massapequa, N.Y.) went 3-for-4 with two runs and a walk. Junior first baseman Joe Vetrano (Shrub Oak, N.Y.) added a 2-for-5 day with a run and a RBI.
For Rutgers, third baseman Chris Brito drove in two runs, including a solo home run.
DETAILS Score: Boston College 6, Rutgers 4 Records: Boston College 5-1, Rutgers 2-4 Stadium: Shipyard Park Attendance: 254
BC HIGHLIGHTS · Trailing 2-1 in the third, Roche flared a base hit over short with runners at the corners to tie the game. Two batters later, Wang put BC in front on a single to right. · Walsh drew a leadoff-HBP in the fourth and scored on a two-out single from Vetrano. · Roche picked up his second RBI of the day on a two-out double to right in the sixth.
GAME NOTES · The game marked the first meeting between BC and Rutgers since 2018. The Eagles trail the series, 9-16. · Burns tallied his second multi-hit game of the season and 17 of his career. · Honeyman recorded his second multi-hit game of the season and 19 of his career. · Honeyman hit his third double of the season and 12 of his career. · Mercado stole his team-leading third base of the season. · Vetrano posted his second multi-hit game of the season and 21 of his career.
UP NEXT Boston College begins its eight-game, 11-day spring break trip with its series opener at Kennesaw State on Friday, March 3.