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 Union City, 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 Union City, 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.
Another major development project located just below the Palisades Cliffs in Hoboken has been targeted in litigation, and this time it’s Union City doing the complaining.Union City and its mayor, Brian Stack, along with 10 unnamed residents, have filed a lawsuit against the city of Hoboken and Madigan Development over the Monroe Street redevelopment projec...
Another major development project located just below the Palisades Cliffs in Hoboken has been targeted in litigation, and this time it’s Union City doing the complaining.
Union City and its mayor, Brian Stack, along with 10 unnamed residents, have filed a lawsuit against the city of Hoboken and Madigan Development over the Monroe Street redevelopment project, alleging that the height of the development will rise about the cliffs and “negatively impact” Union City residents.
A redevelopment agreement for the project, slated for 930 Monroe St. on the site of an Amazon facility, was approved by the Hoboken City Council in December, and is slated to have three, 11-story mixed-use buildings with 675 residential units.
The complaint, filed by attorney Phillip Lamparello of Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, in Hudson County Superior Court, says that while the agreement stipulates a maximum height of 116 feet, architectural plans instead show the buildings going as high as 151 feet — exceeding the height of the cliffs.
“(It) would directly impact the light, air, shadows, and views of citizens and residents of Union City,” says the lawsuit. “Numerous parks and public amenities, which are frequented and enjoyed by Union City and Hudson County residents, are located directly west of the project.
“People enjoying these public facilities would be negatively impacted by the development contemplated by the project.”
The lawsuit also contends that residents in the Doric apartments building, located directly west of the Monroe Street project, would also be “negatively impacted” by the height of the buildings.
Union City had advised Hoboken during negotiations on the project last year that any heights above 118 feet would have “a negative impact,” and Hoboken representatives vowed that Union City’s views would not be obstructed, the lawsuit said.
Union City is asking the courts to void the redevelopment agreement as well as the Western Edge Redevelopment Plan that the project falls under.
A Hoboken spokeswoman and an attorney for Union City declined to comment on the lawsuit. Stack and Madigan Development did not respond for comment.
This isn’t the first time where Stack’s preference for an unobstructed view of the Manhattan skyline has prompted legal action.
A developer, Pegasus Partners, sued both Hoboken and Union City in November 2021. alleging that Hoboken officials privately promised Union City officials that the original height of Pegasus’ Western Edge redevelopment project would never be approved after Stack complained about its height.
Stack, in his role as state senator, also attempted to co-sponsor a bill in the state Legislature a few years ago that would’ve made it illegal to building anything east of the cliffs that rises above it. The Hoboken City Council passed a resolution opposing the bill.
Welcome to championship time.We’ve reached the state of the 2022-23 girls basketball state tournament where sectional champions will be crowned. A total of eight state champions will be crowned on Monday, as teams from Groups 2 and 4 will have their chance to lift hardware.• Learn more and make a nomination!Follow the links for a breakdown of each Group ...
Welcome to championship time.
We’ve reached the state of the 2022-23 girls basketball state tournament where sectional champions will be crowned. A total of eight state champions will be crowned on Monday, as teams from Groups 2 and 4 will have their chance to lift hardware.
• Learn more and make a nomination!
Follow the links for a breakdown of each Group 2 and Group 4 sectional final scheduled to take place on Monday:
North 1, Group 2: 7-Pequannock at 1-Jefferson
North 1, Group 4: 3-Paterson Eastside at 1-Union City
North 2, Group 2: 2-Madison at 1-Secaucus
North 2, Group 4: 7-Scotch Plains-Fanwood at 1-Bayonne
Central, Group 2: 2-Manasquan at 1-New Providence
Central, Group 4: 5-Jackson Memorial at 3-Monroe
South, Group 2: 2-Cinnaminson at 1-Middle Township
South, Group 4: 5-Atlantic City at 1-Cherokee
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Jocelyn Huancaya’s 10 points, 12 rebounds, eight steals and four assists lifted fourth-seeded Kearny to a 51-41 victory over fifth-seeded Hudson Catholic in the Hudson County Tournament quarterfinals in Kearny.Complete Box Score »Ava Hyams had 19 points with six rebounds for Kearny (20-5), which jumped out to a 16-7 first quarter lead, then pulled away in the fourth with a 16-11 run. Olivia Covello scored 11 points and Maci Cov...
Jocelyn Huancaya’s 10 points, 12 rebounds, eight steals and four assists lifted fourth-seeded Kearny to a 51-41 victory over fifth-seeded Hudson Catholic in the Hudson County Tournament quarterfinals in Kearny.
Ava Hyams had 19 points with six rebounds for Kearny (20-5), which jumped out to a 16-7 first quarter lead, then pulled away in the fourth with a 16-11 run. Olivia Covello scored 11 points and Maci Covello added 10 with six rebounds.
Kearny, making its first ever appearance in the semifinals, will face top-seeded and two-time defending champion Bayonne in the semifinals on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at High Tech High School in Secaucus. Bayonne won both regular season matchups.
KendraLee Ramirez paced Hudson Catholic (12-11) with 15 points and six rebounds, while Kharington Schwindt scored 10 points.
Secaucus 60, St. Dominic 33
Alyssa Craigwell’s 19 points and 14 rebounds powered third-seeded Secaucus to a 60-33 victory over sixth-seeded St. Dominic in Secaucus.
Daniela Peschetti had 13 points with four rebounds and four assists for Secaucus (23-1), which led 38-16 at halftime. Gabriella Torrillo added nine points with six rebounds. Secaucus advances to play second-seeded Union City, No. 17 in the NJ.com Top 20, at High Tech High School in Secaucus on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Alyssa Stridiron scored 11 points St. Dominic (15-10) and Maddie Branigan had nine with six rebounds.
Bayonne 86, Hoboken 22
Christina Centeno made six 3-pointers, finishing with a game-high 20 points as top-seeded Bayonne rolled to an 86-22 victory over eighth-seeded Hoboken in Korpi Arena in Bayonne.
Janaya Meyers had 14 points with 11 rebounds and Mckenzie Neal added 16 points and eight rebounds for Bayonne (22-3), which raced out to a 28-7 first quarter lead. Giselle Davis chipped in eight points with six rebounds, Penelope Feeney scored nine points and Tatyanna Watson chipped in eight points.
Bayonne, the two-time defending champion, plays fourth-seeded Kearny in the semifinals on Thursday at High Tech High School in Secaucus at 7:30 p.m. Bayonne won both regular season matchups.
No. 17 Union City 66, Lincoln 20
Jaida Guerra’s 21 points with four 3-pointers fueled second-seeded Union City, No. 17 in the NJ.com Top 20, to a 66-20 victory over 10th-seeded Lincoln in Union City.
Jaylyn Orefice scored 17 points for Union City (17-6), which jumped out to a 21-8 first quarter lead and never looked back. Ariana Madrid had 10 points and Alice Altomore added nine in the win. Union City plays third-seeded Secaucus in the semifinals on Thursday at High Tech High School in Secaucus at 5:30 p.m.
Aaliyah Drew scored seven points for Lincoln (6-15).
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SEWELL – Mariana Builes knew the Immaculate Heart swim team's goals almost as soon as she arrived at the all-girls Bergen County parochial school. The Blue Eagles have a long tradition of winning NJSIAA championships.Builes, a freshman from Union City, wasted very little time becoming a part of it. She and sophomore Kathleen Turano each won two events as IHA defeated Pingry, 94-76, to reclaim the Non-Public A trophy.Immaculate Heart has won a state-record 25 girls swimming championships. But the Blue Eagles...
SEWELL – Mariana Builes knew the Immaculate Heart swim team's goals almost as soon as she arrived at the all-girls Bergen County parochial school. The Blue Eagles have a long tradition of winning NJSIAA championships.
Builes, a freshman from Union City, wasted very little time becoming a part of it. She and sophomore Kathleen Turano each won two events as IHA defeated Pingry, 94-76, to reclaim the Non-Public A trophy.
Immaculate Heart has won a state-record 25 girls swimming championships. But the Blue Eagles had a 13-year streak snapped by Mount St. Mary last winter.
That made Saturday's title mean just a little more, even to the many younger IHA swimmers. These teams had not faced off since the Blue Eagles beat Pingry to win the 2019 state championship.
"Last year was a disappointment," said Turano, a Wyckoff resident. "Coming into this year, everyone was ready to go into it really hard. We were ready to win right from the beginning."
Builes took both freestyle sprints. Turano was first in the distance events, going 1-2 with Sinead Cook in the 500. Sophomore Madison Assanah led IHA's sweep of the backstroke, followed by Liz Vursta and Kim Zhang.
"Since the beginning of the season, we've been pretty dialed in," said Builes, who felt like she really fit in after winning the 100 freestyle against Bridgewater-Raritan on Jan. 19.
"It's really great. I'm super happy."
Pingry junior Emily Gao was first in the butterfly and led off two winning relays. The Big Blue swept all the relays on Saturday afternoon.
"We're all so proud of how our teammates raced," said Gao, a Bridgewater resident. "We're a little disappointed we didn't win, but we really gave it our all."
Medley relay: Pingry (Emily Gao, Daniela Karnaugh, Lauren Kim, Mia Cuiffo) 1:48.23; 200 freestyle: Kathleen Turano (IHA) 1:53.23; 200 individual medley: Kayla Rodriguez (IHA) 2:06.46; 50 freestyle: Mariana Builes (IHA) 24.57; 100 butterfly: Gao (P) 58.52; 100 freestyle: Builes (IHA) 53.59; 500 freestyle: Turano (IHA) 4:56.11; 200 free relay: Pingry (Kim, Cuiffo, Emma Davidkhanian, Tingting Luo) 1:40.4; 100 backstroke: Madison Assanah (IHA) 59.2; 100 breaststroke: Daniela Karnaugh (P) 1:02.45; 400 free relay: Pingry (Gao, Luo, Davidkhanian, Karnaugh) 3:41.31.
Team records: Immaculate Heart 8-1, Pingry 8-0-2
Site of meet: Gloucester County Institute of Technology. Distances in yards.
I've lived in Central Jersey since my family moved from Union City to Marlboro in the 70s. Believe me when I tell you it was a culture shock. I went from a city where we once counted about 50 kids all within 5 years of each other, all living within 5 blocks of each other, in a predominantly Hispanic-Italian neighborhood; to a town where everyone seemed to have moved from a Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn.In Union City, we were all so close together and had everything around us regarding things to do, and places to eat. In Marlboro, it...
I've lived in Central Jersey since my family moved from Union City to Marlboro in the 70s. Believe me when I tell you it was a culture shock. I went from a city where we once counted about 50 kids all within 5 years of each other, all living within 5 blocks of each other, in a predominantly Hispanic-Italian neighborhood; to a town where everyone seemed to have moved from a Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn.
In Union City, we were all so close together and had everything around us regarding things to do, and places to eat. In Marlboro, it was so spread out that you needed a car or a parent to drive you if you went anywhere.
The one thing I noticed about moving to Marlboro, which is located in "Central Jersey", is that everyone I met seemed to be from somewhere else; and they took more pride in where they were from than where they are now.
So now that the powers that be say officially that "Central Jersey" does exist, I asked what separates "Central Jersey" from North Jersey or South Jersey? My first answer would be that Central Jersey people, no matter how long they've lived here, will say that they're from somewhere else. To this day if you ask me where I'm from, I'll say "Union City."
As much as I thought Central Jersey could use its own identity, I realized it already has one. It's what happens when North Jersey meets South Jersey in sort of a cultural fusion. With that in mind, I asked my social following to complete this sentence: "You know you're from Central Jersey if...."
When you go to the beach, not the shoreJudi Yaccarino
I moved to Woodbridge 23 years ago but my home will always be Union CityGail Morrone
You might be a Giants fan, but your neighbors might be Eagles fansAnthony Barberio
Hoagie in the south Sub in the central Hero in the north.Domenick Stellato
The accents ..Philly vs New YorkAnita Helene
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