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 Chickasha, 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 Chickasha, 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 Chickasha, 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 Chickasha, 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 Chickasha, 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.
The OSBI is involved in an ongoing investigation into the disappearance of a Chickasha man, Richard Houston, who has been missing since August CHICKASHA, Okla. - The OSBI is involved in an ongoing investigation into the disappearance of a Chickasha man, ...
The OSBI is involved in an ongoing investigation into the disappearance of a Chickasha man, Richard Houston, who has been missing since August
CHICKASHA, Okla. -
The OSBI is involved in an ongoing investigation into the disappearance of a Chickasha man, Richard Houston, who has been missing since August. His sister, Kimberly Adair says he was last seen outside the Life Skills Institute in Chickasha, a haven for people experiencing homelessness.
"He had gone outside to smoke a cigarette and he just never came back in," she said. "That's pretty much all we know."
The pain of the uncertainty hangs heavy on Adair.
"It's just not like him," she says.
Her 46-year-old brother was last seen on August 31st. The OSBI now taking over the investigation.
"It's just heart breaking to me because I don't know if he's okay," she said. "That's all I want to know is if he's okay and he's safe."
Kimberly says her brother experienced addiction problems and homelessness.
"He came back in and decided to do the hard work," she said.
This led him to the Life Skills Institute and Resurrection House, where he was living.
"And I think that's one of the issues… the stigma," she said. "They think oh well they've had some issues. They've been homeless, and don’t want to be found. Well, that's not always the case."
Kimberly doesn't believe her brother would leave without a word.
"It's just not like him,” she said. "Because he doesn't go this long without contacting me."
And according to his sister, Richard was on an upward trend.
"For one, he'd been clean since June," she explained.
She also said he was holding a job, utilizing services at the Life Skills Institute-- well on his way to getting an apartment.
"He was doing great; he was doing great," she said.
As the OSBI continues their investigation, Kimberly is holding out hope that answers will replace the uncertainty.
"I don't want to give up," she said tearfully.
The OSBI told News 9 they can't comment on the active investigation, but if you know anything about Richard Houston’s whereabouts, contact OSBI at 1-800-522-8017
It’s been one year since a manufacturing building in Chickasha went up in flames. The fire was fueled by the expired hand sanitizer stored inside. Now, a year later a Chickasha resident hopes the case isn’t being forgotten. It’s been one year since a manufacturing building in Chickasha went up in flames. The fire was fueled by the expired hand sanitizer stored inside.Now, a year later a Chickasha resident hopes the case isn’t being forgotten.The décor at Muscle Car Ranch is not typical. ...
It’s been one year since a manufacturing building in Chickasha went up in flames. The fire was fueled by the expired hand sanitizer stored inside. Now, a year later a Chickasha resident hopes the case isn’t being forgotten.
It’s been one year since a manufacturing building in Chickasha went up in flames. The fire was fueled by the expired hand sanitizer stored inside.
Now, a year later a Chickasha resident hopes the case isn’t being forgotten.
The décor at Muscle Car Ranch is not typical. What is typical is its owner, Curtis Hart, patrolling the 82 acres.
“We ought to be able to keep safe our own land,” he said.
But it’s the land next to Hart that concerns him the most.
The property is one of three sites the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality alleges Bordwine Development Inc. illegally stored and disposed of massive amounts of hand sanitizer.
The investigation into the business was brought to public attention on August 7, 2022.
“It wasn’t just a little bit of chemical. It was a massive fire,” said Hart.
Chickasha Manufacturing, one of the sites, went up in flames.
H&B Manufacturing in Ninnekah, caught fire weeks later.
“What do I want to see happen? What should happen,” Hart said. “In my world, fix what you mess up.”
Following the fires, an Emergency Order was filed by DEQ. It halted all shipments, transportation and disposal of sanitizer by Bordwine.
An Administrative Compliance Order followed.
It said Bordwine must submit plans for the remaining sanitizer and “identify, remove and remediate” the locations affected.
It also penalizes the company more than $6.6 million.
The attorney for Bordwine Development Inc. says the order was appealed until they can make their case to an Administrative Law Judge.
While DEQ says it does not routinely test the soil and water, an investigator visits weekly to keep an inventory and to monitor for any movement of hand sanitizer on or off site.
In the meantime, Hart hopes for a quicker outcome and more transparency.
“There’s no way this isn’t going to be in the water tables,” he says. “Tell the people where this is at.”
The attorney for Bordwine Development Inc., Peter Scimeca, tells News 9 a hearing on the case was delayed as they wait on a deposition from a partner company. It’s one that he says will be critical to their case.
Until then, he says they've been working with DEQ and have made significant remediation progress.
See the full statement from Scimeca here:
Bordwine Development, Inc. (“BDI”) made significant remediation progress on both the Chickasha Manufacturing, H & B Manufacturing sites and its home office. The building surface is cleared at both Chickasha Manufacturing and H & B. A testing plan and removal of remaining hand sanitizer was submitted to DEQ for review and approval at all three sites. No contamination of any ground water occurred because of the fires as sanitizer either evaporated or burned off. Further, any remaining hand sanitizer awaiting disposal is packaged or in large secure totes. Finally, we all basically bathed in hand sanitizer for two years and the tail pipe of our cars could put out far more dangerous chemicals each minute than a bottle of hand sanitizer contains. Without BDI knowledge an unscrupulous company potentially caused a relatively small amount of contaminated hand sanitizer to be shipped into our facilities. BDI believes the vast majority of this is either burn off or still secured in bottles but will be taken care of. The only reason this product is labeled hazardous waste is because of the flash point of ethanol, not the contents of the remaining ingredients. We hope this helps calm any legitimate fears folks may have about this situation.
A date to go before the Administrative Law Judge will be set on September 20th.
The Fightin’ Chicks competed in another district game.The Chickasha football team entered its fourth district game of the season with two wins in a row, coming off wins against John Marshall and Woodward. Elk City provided a tougher task in Chickasha on Thursday.Chickasha was close with Elk City at halftime, but Elk City pulled away in the second half to hand Chickasha a 42-18 defeat.Rayburn strikes three timesCade Rayburn stepped up for the Chickasha offense in the win, making several plays...
The Fightin’ Chicks competed in another district game.
The Chickasha football team entered its fourth district game of the season with two wins in a row, coming off wins against John Marshall and Woodward. Elk City provided a tougher task in Chickasha on Thursday.
Chickasha was close with Elk City at halftime, but Elk City pulled away in the second half to hand Chickasha a 42-18 defeat.
Rayburn strikes three times
Cade Rayburn stepped up for the Chickasha offense in the win, making several plays throughout the game. Three of those plays resulted in touchdowns.
Rayburn finished the game with two touchdown passes and a touchdown run for his team. He completed touchdown passes to James Harrell and Blake Dominguez.
Chickasha jumped out to a lead in the game by getting the ball first and scoring on its opening possession of the game.
Sitting at the 41-yard line, Rayburn took the snap and had to avoid the Elk City defense from getting him to the ground. He managed to make time for a throw and found a wide-open Harrell for the 59-yard touchdown pass to give Chickasha a 6-0 lead.
Rest of the game
Elk City then used its physical rushing attack to score the game’s next 14 points, but Chickasha came back with an answer to cut its deficit to just two points.
Rayburn had a couple of big plays on Chickasha’s second scoring drive of the game, coming up with one in the air and one on the ground.
Following a snap he had to pick up off the ground, Rayburn maintained his composure and found Dominguez for a completion. He then finished the drive with a 15-yard touchdown run.
Elk City scored right before halftime and right after halftime to gain separation from the Fightin’ Chicks.
Chickasha trailed 35-12 when the Rayburn to Dominguez connection struck again and resulted in another touchdown for the Fightin’ Chicks.
Now 3-4 on the season and 2-2 in District 4A-1, Chickasha returns to playing on Friday this week for its final road game of the regular season. Chickasha will face Clinton.
A major movie production is setting up in Chickasha. CHICKASHA, Okla. - A major movie production is setting up in Chickasha.According to city council documents, ‘Twisters’ was approved for three days of filming in June.On Monday, the council approved plans to close several streets for the 300-500 person set for more than a month.Road closures rarely bring joy to a city, but in Chickasha they certainly have.There is a buzz about what is being built. ‘Road Closed’ sign...
A major movie production is setting up in Chickasha.
CHICKASHA, Okla. -
A major movie production is setting up in Chickasha.
According to city council documents, ‘Twisters’ was approved for three days of filming in June.
On Monday, the council approved plans to close several streets for the 300-500 person set for more than a month.
Road closures rarely bring joy to a city, but in Chickasha they certainly have.
There is a buzz about what is being built. ‘Road Closed’ signs mean Chickasha is open for business.
In addition to his media company, Elkins is also the city’s film liaison.
“Film Friendly is all about having open arms for different movie production companies,” said Elkins. “We’re excited to see big productions coming to our small little town.”
The current production couldn’t be bigger.
“Something cool is happening in our town,” he said.
It may make sense that Chickasha has embraced the film industry considering one of its biggest attractions – the Leg Lamp statue – is from an iconic film, ‘A Christmas Story.’
“You know in California they’re all bitter. You may go down to a neighborhood and they’re like get off my lawn,” Elkins pointed out. “But in Oklahoma we still love the film industry so it’s more like here, here’s a glass of sweet tea.”
“It’s such a more relaxed atmosphere here. People are more friendly,” said Hitt. “They’re not always in a rush and they care more about the craft than they do the dollar.”
Hitt hopes to revitalize the entire east end of W. Chickasha Avenue. He believes the silver screen will help.
“I think the film industry is going to bring more national exposure to Chickasha,” said Hitt. “That is going to bring more tourism, more activities and more opportunities.”
The city of Chickasha said it's in dire need of a new water treatment facility. But residents said they are concerned about how the city plans to pay for it. CHICKASHA, Okla. - The city of Chickasha said it's in dire need of a new water treatment facility. But residents said they are concerned about how the city plans to pay for it.The city said there are two options to cover the cost of the new $74 million water treatment facility. The first is to implement a 1.25% sales tax to replace the .75% sales tax that...
The city of Chickasha said it's in dire need of a new water treatment facility. But residents said they are concerned about how the city plans to pay for it.
CHICKASHA, Okla. -
The city of Chickasha said it's in dire need of a new water treatment facility. But residents said they are concerned about how the city plans to pay for it.
The city said there are two options to cover the cost of the new $74 million water treatment facility. The first is to implement a 1.25% sales tax to replace the .75% sales tax that funds capital improvement projects (CIP). The .75% CIP sales tax is set to expire on Dec. 31.
Currently, Chickasha has a combined 9% sales tax (4.5% state tax, .75% Grady County tax, 3.75% city tax). Should the proposed 1.25% sales tax go into effect, a $10 purchase would mean paying 95 cents in sales tax rather than the current 90 cents, the city said. That equates to a five-cent increase in sales tax for every $10 in purchases.
Chickasha residents will vote on the 1.25% sales tax on Aug. 8. If it's approved, it would go into effect on Jan. 1, 2024. The sales tax is expected to generate about $4.67 million in revenue annually, the city said. It would fund not just the construction of the water treatment plant, but other capital improvement projects as well, the city added.
If the sales tax does not pass, the city said it would automatically raise water rates by about 82% starting Oct. 1 to pay off a loan required for the new water treatment facility. This means that a resident who pays $34 per month for using 5,000 gallons of water would pay $61.87 per month.
"That was ridiculous," said Chickasha resident Katharine Miller, who said she pays more than $60 per month for her water after the city increased her rate by $20 last fall. "Everybody's going to be paying what - 100 bucks or 80 bucks, 90 bucks? That's a really kick in the rear."
But Chickasha City Manager Keith Johnson said there are few other options, given that the city's current water treatment facility was built in the 1950s and is operating past its useful life.
"We are at risk of not being able to provide water to the city," said Johnson. "It's either do nothing or do something, and the something we have to do is going to cost us money."
Johnson said the 1.25% sales tax would be the more affordable option for Chickasha residents.
"Sales taxes are paid not only by the citizens of this community, but by anybody who shops or spends money on a retail level here in the city of Chickasha," said Johnson. "And so it spreads the cost of that improvement among a larger group."
But Miller said she's not happy with either option.
"I'm a home health nurse and it's hard on these little people that have a set rate," said Miller. "And now, they want to raise our bill more?"
Johnson said the new water treatment facility is likely a three-year project, which includes both the design and construction phases. He said it will be built next to the current plant. Johnson said water quality should improve once the new facility is operational.
Water quality has been a concern for many Chickasha residents, including Miller, who said the water is often discolored and has an odor.
Chickasha officials will host four town hall meetings regarding the upcoming 1.25% sales tax vote. Click here for the dates and more information.