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 Frederick, 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 Frederick, 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 Frederick, 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 Frederick, 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 Frederick, 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.
ALTUS, Okla. (KSWO) - Altus isn’t the only area seeing this kind of increase, other Oklahoma cities are also experiencing utility bills way higher than usual and it all goes back to one common thread.42 cities are members of the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority, which primarily relies on natural gas. Natural gas prices are rising, and cities and consumers alike are seeing their bills grow too.Frederick is one of the cities hit hard by the increase....
ALTUS, Okla. (KSWO) - Altus isn’t the only area seeing this kind of increase, other Oklahoma cities are also experiencing utility bills way higher than usual and it all goes back to one common thread.
42 cities are members of the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority, which primarily relies on natural gas. Natural gas prices are rising, and cities and consumers alike are seeing their bills grow too.
Frederick is one of the cities hit hard by the increase.
“Oklahoma, in general, has really been hit the hardest from what I understand, because we are so dependent on natural gas. Right now, when I look back at my June natural gas bill it was $9 a dekatherm now it’s $11.50 a dekatherm just in two months’ time it went up that much,” Kyle Davis City Manager of Frederick said.
Meanwhile, Altus City Manager Gary Jones said their bills have doubled.
“The city of Altus has never had a bill with our power provider Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority with the budget at over 2 million dollars, however, we went over 2 million. In fact, we went to 2.7 million,” Jones said.
Jones said they have not increased utility rates, but instead, power cost adjustment has changed.
“But the cost of what it costs for us to buy power, which is passed on to the customer through what’s called a power cost adjustment, has gone up tremendously,” Jones said.
The power cost adjustment is one of three charges paid from the city to the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority. The other two are a connect charge and a power rate charge.
“We make no additional money on that whenever that goes up. So we have not increased rates. In fact, over the last 3 years we have frozen our rates and actually reduced them 6%,” Jones said.
Jones said the city is working on a plan to help lower utility bills for their residents.
“Working with OMPA to do the things, we can look at this long term. The new solar farm that’s going to go in south of Snyder should help us in stabilizing rates in the future,” Jones said.
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Noting the need for extensive remediation if the old Prince Frederick National Guard Armory is left up and the time-sensitive state grant funding for a replacement project, the Calvert County Planning Commission gave its OK for the county to apply for a permit to raze the facility.During the planning commission’s May 17 meeting, project engineer Jason Leavitt presented an overview of the plan to tear down the decades-old building and replace it with a multi-use pavilion.The board voted unanimously to allow the local publi...
Noting the need for extensive remediation if the old Prince Frederick National Guard Armory is left up and the time-sensitive state grant funding for a replacement project, the Calvert County Planning Commission gave its OK for the county to apply for a permit to raze the facility.
During the planning commission’s May 17 meeting, project engineer Jason Leavitt presented an overview of the plan to tear down the decades-old building and replace it with a multi-use pavilion.
The board voted unanimously to allow the local public works department to apply for a grading permit, which would subsequently result in the demolition of the building.
“The existing structure, if retained, would require extensive remediation for both asbestos materials and lead paint,” Leavitt stated. “The building does not meet current Americans with Disabilities Act standards, including not containing an elevator. The concrete masonry unit north wall is failing and likely would require replacement.”
Late last year, the proposed pavilion at the armory site was one of 114 economic development projects statewide approved for funding from the $50 million Rural Maryland Economic Development Plan.
Julie Oberg, Calvert’s economic development director, announced Calvert had been allocated $2 million to develop the pavilion project.
Leavitt told the planning commission that although the project hasn’t even reached the concept design phase yet, the state funds “do have a sunset,” incentivizing the county to get the project started.
According to Leavitt, county government’s “on-call” architectural firms recently met with Oberg regarding responding to a request for proposals and are expected to offer plans for the pavilion.
“Demolition of the principal structure sets the stage for construction of a multi-use pavilion,” Leavitt stated. “This space may be programmed for activities and uses such as farmers markets, community events, ice skating in winter, concerts, festivals, civic engagement, an outdoor classroom, workshop classes for University of Maryland Extension, soil conservation, master gardener programs, etc.”
A Maryland Natural Guard concrete monument is located at the site.
“We’re going to attempt to save that,” Leavitt said.
Some sort of tribute marker will be part of the pavilion project, too, he said.
Planning commission member Christopher J. Gadway asked about the status of a structure on the south side of the armory.
Leavitt stated the structure is used for storage and the plan is to “give it a facelift” and use it as an ancillary building at the pavilion site. The project engineer said he doesn’t believe the storage area contains any harmful materials.
Other site plans include removing part of the sidewalk and a nearby pump station, and installing a new fence.
Leavitt stated there will be no disturbance to the adjacent forest area.
FREDERICK, OK (KSWO)- A couple of Frederick teens premiered on TLC's new season of "Unexpected" on Sunday. The show looks at look three teen pregnancies and the effects it has on their families as everyone prepares for the arrival of the babies."We did not plan on having a child this young so, it was unexpected," said Emiley Noack.Emiley Noack, 18, and Diego Reyes, 18, met in high school. They live together in Frederick where they take care of their daughter.This is their first time on TLC's "Une...
FREDERICK, OK (KSWO)- A couple of Frederick teens premiered on TLC's new season of "Unexpected" on Sunday. The show looks at look three teen pregnancies and the effects it has on their families as everyone prepares for the arrival of the babies.
"We did not plan on having a child this young so, it was unexpected," said Emiley Noack.
Emiley Noack, 18, and Diego Reyes, 18, met in high school. They live together in Frederick where they take care of their daughter.
This is their first time on TLC's "Unexpected" show. Emiley said they submitted an application along with others to participate in the show.
Since January TLC has been filming their day-to-day lives.
"The first episode starts out with a family dinner of mine and it introduces my family and how we eat dinner and you get to know us and then the second part I actually call Diego to come to help me pack a hospital bag," said Emiley. "I think it went okay," said Diego.
Diego and Emily said parenting at a young age has been rough and wouldn't encourage their daughter to do the same in the future.
However, they said the reward of having her and the help from their parents allows them to persevere.
"It's super helpful to have someone else around,' said Diego. "Sometimes the help is not always great, but help is help."
As for their daughter, they describe her as playful and she's already starting to talk.
"She says mama and dada," said Emiley. "That's all she knows right now," said Diego.
Both said they encourage other teen parents like themselves to watch the show to get a deeper look at what to do and possibly not do.
"It shows day to day roughness, the nice stuff and also so they can relate to somebody else out there," said Emiley.
You can catch the new season of Unexpected on TLC at 10/9c. To follow their story online, visit their channel on YouTube.
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FREDERICK, OK (KSWO) - A dream come true, that's how one Frederick man described it as he prepared for his first professional fight.Auney Castaneda was born and raised in Frederick and, on February 25th, he'll be heading to the Sugar Creek Casino in Hinton to box in the first ever Rage in the Ring event.Castaneda has been boxing and MMA fighting for the last 10 years at an amateur level but has never fought professionally until now.Castaneda started fighting simply to lose weight and now is training for his first profess...
FREDERICK, OK (KSWO) - A dream come true, that's how one Frederick man described it as he prepared for his first professional fight.
Auney Castaneda was born and raised in Frederick and, on February 25th, he'll be heading to the Sugar Creek Casino in Hinton to box in the first ever Rage in the Ring event.
Castaneda has been boxing and MMA fighting for the last 10 years at an amateur level but has never fought professionally until now.
Castaneda started fighting simply to lose weight and now is training for his first professional fight. He said his professional debut is something he has known was possible for more than 10 years now.
He said his dream started back when he was a student at Western Oklahoma State University in Altus and one of his teachers told him to make a list of goals.
"One goal was to be a professional by 25, I'm a little late on that, another was a champion by 28, but it's all still reachable for me still and I'm still pushing for them and trying to go forward," Castaneda said.
Castaneda said he started his fighting career alongside his family, setting up a mat in his dad's old tin barn.
"It was rough. Whatever it felt like outside, it was probably eight to ten degrees worse inside. I had one mat, maybe 20 feet long, six feet wide. That mat felt like a rock but I'm really passionate about Mixed Martial Arts," Castaneda said.
Castaneda said he wishes his first professional fight was as an MMA fighter, but that he's perfectly happy he'll make his debut as a professional boxer, because of the opportunities it'll bring in the future. For now, he trains young fighters at a gym his family owns right in the heart of Frederick. He said through it all, his family has been there every step of the way.
"Through the ups and downs, always supporting me, always keeping it real with me," Castaneda said. "That's what you need, you can't have a bunch of yes people, you need people there to keep it real with you and tell you how it is. They've believed in my crazy dreams ever since then, supported me financially, mentally, every way they can."
Castaneda said he has had several amateur fights, which have taught him a lot.
"I've been through so many things in my amateur career. A bunch of horrible mistakes that I've made. I've had some injuries in amateur fights that I shouldn't have had, I've had losses that I shouldn't have taken," Castaneda said. "I'm just so driven, so passionate about succeeding that I won't quit."
Castaneda said those fights have made him stronger, not just physically but mentally, giving him confidence going into the fight.
"This is the perfect moment for me to be making my professional debut. I feel more mature, Castaneda said."
Come fight night, Castaneda said he'll be proudly representing Frederick.
"It would be great to have the support of the community because this is something really new and really exciting," Castaneda said.
The fight is Friday, February 25th and if you want to support Castaneda you can go to the NTA training center to buy tickets or a shirt.
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FREDERICK, OK (KSWO) - Two consecutive 1-9 years is the harsh reality of Frederick football. Such performances forced the school to bring in a new head coach.Frederick native Brett Tyler was given control and he understands that 1-9 is inexcusable for the community of Frederick.“I think that's what people will tell you. It's easy because you can't do any worse. But I know that's not how I think, and that's not how this community thinks,” states Tyler. “Being from here, born and raised here, this community thri...
FREDERICK, OK (KSWO) - Two consecutive 1-9 years is the harsh reality of Frederick football. Such performances forced the school to bring in a new head coach.
Frederick native Brett Tyler was given control and he understands that 1-9 is inexcusable for the community of Frederick.
“I think that's what people will tell you. It's easy because you can't do any worse. But I know that's not how I think, and that's not how this community thinks,” states Tyler. “Being from here, born and raised here, this community thrives on winning football games. And so does our coaching staff the same way. We're not going to settle for anything but winning football games.”
“He's a great coach. Has a great charisma. We're joking around. I mean, it's serious when it needs to be serious. Trust me. It's just a different vibe this year,” says Ryan Ard, Frederick senior guard & defensive tackle.
The Bombers plan to stick with a Wing-T style of offense in 2016. Leading that offense is senior quarterback Cody Middick. But, Middick won't be the only one taking snaps in 2016. Coach Tyler has been impressed by the talent and performance of freshman QB Lane Chandler. He will also get a fair share of snaps in this offense.
Tyler states, “When somebody asks who's your starting quarterback, I never look at it that way. That's just like any other position. Kids can alternate and play. And we're going to try to play both those guys this year.”
Despite the two quarterback approach, Frederick will also look to a very talented backfield to carve opposing defense throughout the year.
“We have a very physical full back this year. He's a monster,” says Middick. “And our two back is really quick again. And we'll be able to rotate our wing back in, who's really fast and strong too.”
Ard claims, “We have a fast backfield. It's crazy. It's so surprising how these guys have worked so hard and it's paid off. It's just fast. We're good, and we can get it.”
The largest turnaround for the Bombers needs to be on defense. The team gave up almost 45 points per game in 2015. Coming into the new year, the team feels they are on the right track to fixing their defensive lapses, led by a stout linebacking core.
“We've got some good linebackers, Jeremiah Adams, Alex Farrah, Ty Neugebauer, Dylan Sheffield. I think we've got a strength there in those line backers. And those guys have been good so far to this point in practice. We're excited about what they can do this year,” says Tyler.
“I think we have a lot more pop in us. We're a lot more aggressive and a lot faster. Last year, we were kind of slacking the whole year. We got down on ourselves, and it's really a lot of mindset. And I think we have that good mindset this year,” says Ard.
Frederick will kick-off the season in Week Zero at home versus Comanche.
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