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 Ardmor, 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 Ardmor, 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 Ardmor, 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 Ardmor, 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 Ardmor, 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.
ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) - > It would be difficult to find a better smelling parking lot than the Elk Club on Saturday afternoon as some of the best BBQ cooks in the country gathered in Ardmore for the Elks Club and Shriner BBQ cook off.“This is a great competition, they come from all over Oklahoma and Texas, its a good time,” said Clay Allison with the Elks Club.The participants work on their meats for hours alongside their fellow cooks.“We plan to turn a half a chicken in for the competition and seven...
ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) - > It would be difficult to find a better smelling parking lot than the Elk Club on Saturday afternoon as some of the best BBQ cooks in the country gathered in Ardmore for the Elks Club and Shriner BBQ cook off.
“This is a great competition, they come from all over Oklahoma and Texas, its a good time,” said Clay Allison with the Elks Club.
The participants work on their meats for hours alongside their fellow cooks.
“We plan to turn a half a chicken in for the competition and seven ribs and seven slices of brisket and it takes a lot of work to get it all done,” said Rope and Choke BBQ cook Brian Colter.
And the competition is fierce
“We cooked at the Houston livestock show and rodeo, its the world championship BBQ and we were able to win ribs.” said Hat Creek Q cook Justin West. “We were first place out of 254 teams so we are the reigning world champion ribs.”
The competitors cooked ribs, brisket, and chicken with a lot more than just bragging rights on the line.
“We have a guaranteed payout of $5,000 that were paying out to these teams and that’s what they’re coming for,” Allison said. “That and the coveted chance for the Oklahoma State Championship and the winner of this will get to go to the Kansas City Royal in Kansas City for the world championship.”
And its all for a good cause.
The $150 entry fee from each team goes to the Elks and Shriner club to continue their work in the community.
“The Shriners we put in for the children’s hospital, down in Shreveport,” Allison said. “We have transportation we take kids to and from the hospital.”
While all these teams are here to win its also a chance to come together as a community.
“I get asked a lot what gets me to travel across the country and cook BBQ and its 100% the people,” West said.
“We all travel all over the place cooking together and each weekend we get to see each other and the kids get to play with each other,” Colter said. “And we all get to compete against each other and we all help each other.”
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Eric Fields, come on down. Nebraska football picked up a commitment from the Oklahoma high school prospect on National Signing Day, providing another raw talent for new defensive coordinator Tony White and the Huskers to mold.Fields is the latest to join the Huskers' next wave of linebackers. He follows in the footsteps of Florida Gators OLB transfer...
, come on down. Nebraska football picked up a commitment from the Oklahoma high school prospect on National Signing Day, providing another raw talent for new defensive coordinator Tony White and the Huskers to mold.
Fields is the latest to join the Huskers' next wave of linebackers. He follows in the footsteps of Florida Gators OLB transfer
, who announced his commitment to Nebraska on Tuesday evening, and 2023 Texas three-star
, who officially signed this morning.
Fields is a 6-foot-3, 200-pound linebacker out of Ardmore (Okla.) who adds to the Huskers' growing list of commitments in a 2023 cycle that could reach two dozen signees. He is listed as an athlete on his recruiting profile, but it's safe to say that the Huskers are looking at him as a linebacker in White's system.
His commitment helps to replace the loss of former Regis Jesuit (Colo.) linebacker commit
, who flipped to Michigan two days before the early signing period. He also helps to grow the Huskers' presence in the Big 12 geographical recruiting footprint as their linebacker class now features an Oklahoman and a Texan (Rogers) from the Houston area.
Fields was part of a massive 15-visitor weekend on Dec. 16-18 as the new staff put its focus largely on him at the linebacker spot.
Arkansas State is the only other official visit he took in December, making that trip prior to his official visit to Nebraska. He also had offers from New Mexico State and North Texas.
There was limited competition to land him, but the Huskers feel as if they have gotten a steal with Commitment No. 21 in their 2023 haul. Fields is the latest in a rash of commitments for Matt Rhule and Co., who have now pulled in 18 combined commitments via the transfer portal and high school level since coming to town – including eight commitments in the 2023 recruiting cycle in the past six days.
He is the fourth overall addition to the Huskers' roster on National Signing Day, joining 2023 four-star
(Baylor WR) and
(Texas A&M DL)
Senior Season 2022
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