When you hear the word testosterone, what comes to mind? Many folks think of a large, muscle-bound man who is too aggressive and macho. Of course, that stereotype is untrue. Testosterone plays a role in a man's motivation and vigor, but it does much more than that. The truth is that testosterone is crucial for the male body because it affects development from puberty through old age.
As your primary androgen, testosterone helps develop the characteristics that make you the man you are. Controlled by your pituitary gland and your hypothalamus, testosterone helps maintain and develop:
Unfortunately, when your body suffers from low testosterone (also called hypogonadism), you'll start to notice concerning symptoms that affect every aspect of your life.
This is a question we get all the time at Rank One Medical. Though the true answer is nuanced, the bottom line is that aging is most often the reason for low T. Every man who ages will most likely have lower testosterone than younger men. Other causes of low testosterone include prescribed medications, drug abuse, injuries, and obesity.
When you lose large amounts of testosterone, it alters your testosterone and estrogen. Low T levels usually result in more abdominal fat, which in turn causes estrogen synthetase levels to jump. This creates even higher levels of estrogen in your body. With more estrogen and less testosterone, several concerning issues manifest.
Some of the most common symptoms associated with low testosterone include:
If you're a man struggling with just one of the symptoms above, it could be because you have low testosterone. However, the only way to be certain is to have your testosterone levels tested. If your testosterone levels are low for a man of your age, TRT in Anadarko, OK, may be the next logical step.
Have you noticed that you don't feel like "you" when you're working or relaxing at home? Do you always feel lethargic or unmotivated, even on your days off? Do you find it challenging to maintain an erection? Many men mistake these symptoms for being overworked or over-busy. Truthfully, though, there's a good chance these are symptoms of low testosterone. Since no two males have the same symptoms of low testosterone, it's prudent to understand and recognize some of the most common signs.
When you have low T, it's not unusual for sex to be unappealing. Crazy, right? If you're one of the thousands of men in the United States suffering from a low sex drive, it might not be you. It could be low testosterone. Don't settle for a mediocre libido - reclaim your sex life with Rank One Medical.
Also called ED, these are two words that every man hopes to avoid. When you're unable to perform in the bedroom, it's not just embarrassing - it can also affect your long-term relationships and even your mental health. ED is a challenging topic to talk about. But it doesn't have to be. TRT in Anadarko, OK can help re-light that special spark you've been missing for so long.
Your brain has many testosterone receptors. However, when you're suffering from low testosterone, it can affect your mood. With time, those feelings can lead to serious psychological issues like depression. However, studies show that TRT can help rebalance your hormones, which can lead to improved mood and a life without depression.
When you work hard all day, most men want to come home, eat some dinner, and try to go to sleep. Unfortunately, men with low testosterone tend to toss and turn, even when they're exhausted. Whether you have undiagnosed insomnia or a different sleep disorder, low T could be the culprit.
When testosterone levels lower as we get older, men have a harder time lifting heavy items. That's true even if you're hitting the gym and lifting weights to maintain your muscles. If you're making a concerted effort to keep your muscle mass and strength but aren't making gains, it could be due to low testosterone.
Do you find it extra challenging to finish normal tasks at work? Do you believe your memory is getting worse? Does your spouse or partner yell about not paying attention to them? Trust us; we've been there. The effects of low testosterone don't just affect your body - they can also affect your mind and memory. When TRT brings your testosterone levels back within normal range, brain fog and other concentration issues will often go away.
At Rank One Medical, we understand what men go through every day when living with low testosterone. They suffer from low libido, lack of motivation, and often feel abnormal and out of place. But as bad as those are, living with low testosterone can have more severe health risks that put your vital organs at risk.
Some of the health risks you should be concerned with include the following:
When you're diagnosed with pre-diabetes or diabetes, you may be wondering why. Sometimes, the culprit is having low T. Statistically, men with low testosterone have a higher chance of getting diabetes as they age. In the same vein of thought, men with diabetes are also much more likely to have low T. This fact establishes a relationship between testosterone and diabetes. This relationship is furthered by the fact that men with low testosterone have more challenges resisting insulin. Though TRT in Anadarko, OK won't cure your diabetes, research shows that men with healthy testosterone levels also have healthier blood sugar levels and are usually not as obese.
Have you been told by your primary care doctor that you have high blood pressure? Do you have an idea what may be causing your high blood pressure? Is it aging? Is it hereditary? Is it something else?
According to research, men with low testosterone have higher chances of suffering from cardiovascular illnesses. Because, when your testosterone levels are low, red blood cell reproduction slows. That, in turn, causes plaque buildup in your arteries. With time, plaque buildup can cause life-threatening issues like heart attacks or strokes.
If you look in the mirror in the morning and are disgusted with how fat you've gotten, you're not alone. Many aging men have problems with obesity. If you eat well and exercise like you should but still can't shed embarrassing body fat, low T could be the cause.
Research shows a link between obesity and low T, with testosterone playing an essential role in food metabolism. It's also involved with insulin, glucose, and fat regulation. Thankfully, when combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise, men who use TRT often lose weight and benefit from better blood glucose and low-density cholesterol levels.
When a man has anemia, his body lacks much-needed blood cells, meaning organs have less oxygen to properly function. Normal testosterone levels have been linked to healthy red blood cell counts, so it makes sense that men with low T are at risk of anemia. In fact, a study conducted in 2009 found that aging men with low testosterone were five times more likely to have anemia versus men with healthy testosterone. TRT isn't a cure for anemia, but with healthier levels of testosterone, your body will produce more red blood cells, which can prevent anemia.
Up to this point, we've explained some of the revolutionary benefits of TRT but haven't dug into how it works. TRT does exactly what its name implies: it's a therapy backed by science that replaces low T levels in men.
Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT is a form of hormone replacement therapy for men that helps them deal with and triumph over the debilitating side effects associated with low testosterone. Originally created by scientists in the 1930s, TRT has grown from a little-known treatment to a life-changing solution for millions of men worldwide.
Without boring you with facts and scientific speak, TRT gives your body the testosterone it needs to function properly. Without healthy T levels, your body isn't able to maintain the natural processes it needs for your well-being. As a matter of fact, men with low T are more likely to develop serious health problems like heart disease and type-2 diabetes. Until their testosterone levels are restored, most men suffer from the symptoms of low testosterone without hormone replacement therapy like TRT.
With TRT from Rank One Medical, your hormones are rebalanced so your body can finally begin to heal, relieving and even eliminating many of the most common signs of low testosterone.
Unlike some TRT clinics, Rank One Medical takes a comprehensive, careful approach to testosterone replacement therapy. To ensure our patients get the best results in the most efficient time frames, we have developed a 10-step physician-prescribed plan for TRT in Anadarko, OK.
You Complete Our Initial On-Boarding Form
You Complete Paperwork Regarding Your Medical History & Physical
You Receive a Lab Requisite Form to Print
You Find the Nearest Quest Lab Center for Your Initial Lab Work
Quest Lab Sends Rank One Medical Your Lab Results for Review
A Physician from Rank One Medical Will Develop and Prescribe a TRT Regimen Tailored to Your Body
Our Physicians Order TRT from a 501 Compounding Pharmacy
The Pharmacy Preps and Ships Your TRT Order to Your Doorstep Within 10 Business Days
Quest Labs Re-Draws Your Labs After 9 Weeks to Review Your Progress
Quest Labs Re-Draws Your Labs Every 4-6 Months for Ongoing Treatment
In addition to our easy 10-step process for TRT, every Rank One Medical patient benefits from our affordable prices and personalized service. After all, every man has a different body, and as such, will need different TRT. Our valued patients also benefit from the following:
Did you know that 13 million men have low T and that 90% of them go untreated by doctors? Living with the harmful side effects of low testosterone is no way to live. If you believe your testosterone levels are unhealthy, it's time to contact Rank One Medical. Living with low testosterone is definitely risky. But with help from our male HRT clinic, you can reclaim your youth and health with TRT in Anadarko, OK.
Unlike other TRT clinics, our highly-trained team uses a functional approach to male health, which lets us solve the causes of your symptom instead of putting a proverbial band-aid on them. Ready to get started? We're ready to help you every step of the way. Contact Rank One Medical and make a difference in your life today.
ANADARKO, Okla (KOKH) — Small town living can come at a big cost.Or can it?That appears to be the reality for some people in Anadarko.But as FOX 25 discovered, it could be less about the cost and more about the way they’re living.On any given day, it’s business as usual at Anadarko City Hall.“Last year when we did our budget, we were facing an $800,000 shortfall,” said Kenneth Corn, Anadarko’s ci...
ANADARKO, Okla (KOKH) — Small town living can come at a big cost.
Or can it?
That appears to be the reality for some people in Anadarko.
But as FOX 25 discovered, it could be less about the cost and more about the way they’re living.
On any given day, it’s business as usual at Anadarko City Hall.
“Last year when we did our budget, we were facing an $800,000 shortfall,” said Kenneth Corn, Anadarko’s city manager.
Obviously, making up for that shortfall comes at a cost.
“My electricity bill this month was $865,” said Cynthia, who has lived in Anadarko for about two years.
Cynthia is one of 2400 Anadarko Municipal Power customers, and one of several raising questions about their utility bills.
Adriana Henry said hers has also steadily climbed over the last few months.
Since the month of October, they’ve increased a $30 limit on each fuel charge and each electricity bill,” Henry claimed.
That fuel charge has others, like Phyllis Hunter, stumped as well.
“That fuel charge is kind of high, I thought,” Hunter told FOX 25 Investigative Reporter Emily Collins.
But Corn said there are numerous variables that utility customers don’t seem to understand.
“What people here get confused with, they say, ‘Well, my power bill’s $340.’ Well, it’s not your power bill, it’s your power bill, your sewer, your water, your trash.”
A $20 public safety fee is also tacked on to help keep emergency services up and running.
As for the fuel cost, that varies monthly and is determined through the city’s contract with Western Farmer Electric Cooperative.
Upon learning this, Emily decided to have Corn take her OG&E bill from last month and calculate the cost of her usage using Anadarko’s electric rates.
“Your electric bill here would’ve been $70.20,” Corn told Emily.
That’s $1.11 more than what Emily paid last month in Oklahoma City.
So, what is causing this surge in cost for some customers in Anadarko?
That is the real question here.
And Corn insisted he has an answer: it could be the age and condition of their homes or what they’re using for heat and air.
“I have a three-bedroom, two-bathroom house,” Cynthia told Emily.
Emily then asked, “Central heat and air?”
“No.” Cynthia told her. “It’s just umm the little heaters.
That could be part of the problem.
Corn said space heaters pull more energy than most realize.
Emily asked him to show her.
"See how quick it’s moving now?” Corn asked Emily. “That’s just with those heaters."
Corn said this is one example of why the city decided to implement an energy assessment program.
“If you’re having problems in your home, we’ve repeatedly put out, ‘Come sign up for an energy audit,’” he said. “Let’s see what the issues are.”
Those issues may or may not be the answer to the problem. And if they’re not, Corn says they’ll figure out what is.
“I mean, the way the economy is here, he just needs to help out a little bit more,” Henry urged.
To inquire about assistance, Anadarko Municipal Power customers are urged to reach out to Corn in person or by phone.
ANADARKO — Thursday proved to be a historic day for the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma.With Chairman Matthew Komalty’s signature on the final page of contracts for just under 200 acres of land south of Anadarko, Indian City, U.S.A. is now, truly, Native American land. It was a morning that met U.S. government officials with tribal leadership to seal the deal.Komalty said he has asked the seven surrounding tribes if they would like to participate in the reconnection of the Indian City land with the tribes in building a vill...
ANADARKO — Thursday proved to be a historic day for the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma.
With Chairman Matthew Komalty’s signature on the final page of contracts for just under 200 acres of land south of Anadarko, Indian City, U.S.A. is now, truly, Native American land. It was a morning that met U.S. government officials with tribal leadership to seal the deal.
Komalty said he has asked the seven surrounding tribes if they would like to participate in the reconnection of the Indian City land with the tribes in building a village at the site. Hopes are to return the landmark attraction to its past glory.
Plans are being formed to construct a new cultural center and museum at the site, according to Komalty. It is hoped visitors can gain real insight into Kiowa culture and history.
“They can visibly see how our culture is, learn about our culture, and at the same time preserve our culture,” he said.
The tribe applied for the fee-to-trust acquisition of the 197.39 acres on July 26, 2019. The purpose of putting the land into trust is to further facilitate tribal self-determination by preserving and protecting lands and resources, according to Neely Tsoodle, tribe information officer.
Another purpose of the move is for the re-establishment of tribal jurisdiction and affirmation of sovereignty of an area of historical significance to the tribe, according to Komalty. The land is within the external boundaries of the tribe’s reservation as established by the Treaty of Medicine Lodge from Oct. 21, 1867.
“The tribe considers this of significant importance because the process to applying to acquire your land back is very difficult and time-consuming,” he said. “We consider ourselves very blessed and fortunate.”
“This is a momentous occasion for the Kiowa Tribe,” he said. “This has never happened before in our history. For any tribe, regaining land in trust is a big deal no matter how many acres; 200 acres is a large amount to recover. And we plan to make the best of it to bring this historic landmark back to its heyday and then some.”
The dance grounds have been home to the annual Kiowa Black Leggings ceremonial. The esteemed warrior society presented the colors to begin Thursday morning’s ceremony.
Tsoodle said this is the first successful land acquisition application with the federal government in the tribe’s history.
In March, the tribe acquired another 11 acres to trust in Hobart. Plans are for the construction of a gaming establishment in the Kiowa County seat.
ANADARKO, Okla. (KFOR) — An Anadarko freshman is making quite the name for herself. Lyndi Cisco is pulling double duty on the football field each week as the starting center for the freshman team, and playing flute in the band.There aren’t many things in common between playing a flute and football, but one thing’s for sure, Lyndi is great at playing both. While she’s the only girl on the team, it doesn’t stop her from dominating at the line of scrimmage.“I try not to think of myself too much ...
ANADARKO, Okla. (KFOR) — An Anadarko freshman is making quite the name for herself. Lyndi Cisco is pulling double duty on the football field each week as the starting center for the freshman team, and playing flute in the band.
There aren’t many things in common between playing a flute and football, but one thing’s for sure, Lyndi is great at playing both. While she’s the only girl on the team, it doesn’t stop her from dominating at the line of scrimmage.
“I try not to think of myself too much differently because I’m just like any other player,” Lyndi said. “I mean, here and there, I do have to work a little bit harder, but, you know, I’m glad to do it.”
From a young age, Lyndi liked to do many things, but growing up surrounded by boys in the family, her favorite was hitting people.
“It’s just something about it, it makes me happy,” Lyndi said. “It’s like a stress reliever in a sense.”
“Her opponent, big or small, she’s out there and she’s going to give them heck, honestly,” Lyndi’s mother, Monica Cisco, said.
Her mother hated the idea of her playing football at first.
“I was very hesitant, very standoffish,” Monica said.
However, she wanted her daughter to chase her dreams, and playing football was one of them.
“I still have heart attack every time I have to watch her play, but it’s definitely a lot more fun now and I’m super proud of everything she does,” Monica said.
That isn’t all; If you think being the only girl playing football is tough, she doesn’t even get a break at half time.
“We’ve officially decided that I do halftime shows with the band, but I still suit up and I stand with the team,” Lyndi said.
“It’s not too bad,” Lyndi added. “Sometimes a little hard to catch my breath, especially with the flute.”
Her coaches and teammates say as long as she can handle the workload, they’re okay with it because they need her on that football field.
“That’s what I told Lyndi whenever she wanted to come out, play football,” James Sutteer, head coach for the freshman team said. “I’m like, hey, are you sure? Because this is the deal. I said, you’ll have a chance to play if you’re good enough to help us. She turned out to be good enough to help us, so she gets play.”
“She’s pretty smart,” Farris Sutteer, quarterback for the freshman team, said. “She’s in honors classes, so, like, we just have to tell her the play, and she knows the assignment.”
While Lyndi has already accomplished so much, she’s not satisfied and will continue to work to get better, all in hopes of starting on varsity.
“I’m really trying to work towards that,” Lyndi said. “It’s one of my main goals by my senior year.”
ANADARKO, Okla. (KFOR) – One of the hardest jobs in the world – is feeding the world.Farmers sow, plow, water, and harvest, all while battling insects, wildlife, and weather.Farmers then sell their bounty for what they can. But one retired couple in Anadarko gives away their hard-earned produce for free.Generosity flows freely from the couple’s serene 40 acres, where the loudest sound you’ll hear is the singing of cicadas.“You can have t...
ANADARKO, Okla. (KFOR) – One of the hardest jobs in the world – is feeding the world.Farmers sow, plow, water, and harvest, all while battling insects, wildlife, and weather.Farmers then sell their bounty for what they can. But one retired couple in Anadarko gives away their hard-earned produce for free.
Generosity flows freely from the couple’s serene 40 acres, where the loudest sound you’ll hear is the singing of cicadas.
“You can have that,” Mike said, handing one of his crop’s first cantaloupes of the season to a friend.
Mike and Lana, in their early 70s, spend up to six hours each day tending their two-acre garden, only to give away nearly all of what they work so hard to harvest.
“It’s hot!” Lana said. “I mean, you’re out here sweating.”
“That over there is zucchini,” Mike said, pointing across the garden.
They built a kitchen in their garage just to wash and prepare their produce gifts, which they then store in multiple deep freezers, all of which are filled to the brim.
“It can’t hold no more,” Mike said.
Just some of the couple’s crops include blackberries, watermelons, cantaloupes, pumpkins, onions, okra, zucchini, squash, potatoes, corn, and peas.
Not only do Mike and Lana wash their harvest, they also deliver it to friends, family, strangers, and to the widows who rent the duplexes the couple owns, which back up to their garden.
“Godly, incredibly generous,” said tenant Betty Bell of Mike and Lana.
Tenant Annetta Landry chimed in, “Even while I was gone recently, Lana texted me and said, ‘Do you want your corn on the cob or cut off?’ You know, how many people would do that for you? And I got home and I had corn in the freezer.”
Both women are members of First Baptist Church of Anadarko, where Mike, Lana, and Sondra Weaver also attend. “They want to give all the time and they don’t expect anything in return,” Sondra said of her lifelong friends. “They bring their car loaded down with it to church, and after church they open up the tailgate and let people get what they want.”
For their years of generosity, Sondra nominated the couple for a $400 Pay It 4Ward award from First Fidelity Bank’s Sean Crandall. “To help honor such a deserving couple this week that are doing so much for their community, on behalf of First Fidelity Bank and all of our colleagues, we’re just excited to pay it forward,” Crandall said.
That excitement carried over to an entire busload of church members, who loaded up and tagged along to surprise the couple.
Just as Sondra predicted, Lana teared up when Sondra revealed the reason for the visit. Sondra handed her a tissue and said, “Don’t cry yet or I’ll cry too. We just wanted to let other people know what good people you guys are. And so, First Fidelity Bank and Channel 4 want to give you $400 to buy some more corn seed – or however you plant corn, I don’t know. And we love you and we just appreciate you.”
“Thank you, that’s so sweet!” Lana said as she hugged Sondra while the crowd of church members cheered.
Why do Mike and Lana do it? “To bring joy to my friends and just to glorify God,” Lana said. Every morning we thank him for the bounty of the garden because it’s so much fun to grow.”
It might come as no surprise that Mike and Lana’s last name is Cross. Several crosses stand proudly on their property, marking their mission “field,” so to speak – a place where kindness is always in bloom.
“God growed it, I didn’t,” Mike said smiling.
If you know someone deserving of a Pay It 4Ward award, you can nominate them here.
Pay It 4Ward is sponsored by First Fidelity Bank.
David Hadrava, 37, was arrested on four counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12 and two counts of child sexual abuse. An Anadarko firefighter has been arrested. He's accused of child sexual abuse.The Caddo County Sheriff's Office said they were able to make the arrest after a girl came forward. She said the firefighter abused her for years....
David Hadrava, 37, was arrested on four counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12 and two counts of child sexual abuse.
An Anadarko firefighter has been arrested. He's accused of child sexual abuse.
The Caddo County Sheriff's Office said they were able to make the arrest after a girl came forward. She said the firefighter abused her for years.
David Hadrava is facing six counts of child abuse. Court documents say the girl came forward a month ago. She confided in counselors about the abuse she said she experienced between 2nd and 8th grade.
“We do background checks on every applicant and the background check on him did not reveal anything,” Anadarko Fire Chief Greg Stone said.
Chief Stone said Hadrava has been a firefighter with the Anadarko Fire-EMS department for the past year. He said it means something to wear this uniform.
“Just to protect and serve the citizens the best we can. We strive to provide a high level of patient care as far as ambulance service,” Stone said.
He said Hadrava is on administrative leave and they're conducting their own internal investigation.
“At the time of his arrest he was already on disciplinary leave for some unrelated issues,” Stone said.
A probable cause affidavit said Hadrava confessed to abusing the girl. He told investigators it was like he was acting outside of himself. It goes on to say he knew what he was doing was wrong.
“If there is merit to the charges then administrative action will be taken up to and included termination,” Stone said.
Hadrava sits in jail on a $600,000 bond.
The department is down one man on the street putting them one step further away from being full staff.
“Guys work a lot of unscheduled overtime to take up the slack we also have guys in school constantly. We're training constantly," Stone said.
Stone said his plate is full between working to find great employees along with conducting this internal investigation.
“It takes time away from other things that need to be done, but it is a process that needs to be done so we'll take care of it,” Stone said.
Hadrava's preliminary hearing is set for November 23rd