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 Guthrie, 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 Guthrie, 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 Guthrie, 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 Guthrie, 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 Guthrie, 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.
SAVANNAH Guthrie has remained missing from the Today Show this week.She sparked concern from fans after contracting an illness last week.Savannah has been absent this week and most of last week.She was replaced by Craig Melvin, who sat at the main desk with Hoda Ko...
SAVANNAH Guthrie has remained missing from the Today Show this week.
She sparked concern from fans after contracting an illness last week.
Savannah has been absent this week and most of last week.
Savannah returned to work on Friday, after going missing earlier in the week.
Although Savannah has not said where she is specifically, Hoda did mention on Tuesday's broadcast that she is "enjoying some time off, but Craig is here."
Sheinelle Jones joined them about 30 minutes in as the third person at the desk.
It is not clear when Savannah will return or why exactly she is out.
The 51-year-old did sound sick last week, however.
Last Thursday, Hoda explained where Savannah was.
Hoda mentioned that Savannah was off for the day.
She added that Savannah was feeling "under the weather," but should be back by Friday.
She was joined by anchor Craig instead.
The pair discussed the Barbie movie beating sales records.
However, she didn't say what kind of illness Savannah might be suffering from.
Savannah was also missing on Wednesday.
Craig had replaced her spot that day as well.
The anchors have had sort of a revolving door of absences lately, with Craig previously out on vacation.
Sheinelle replaced Craig during his previous days off.
However, on Friday, Savannah returned to Today with a new, bold pair of glasses.
The 51-year-old showed up on Friday's edition of the talk show.
She discussed President Biden's appearance at Camp David for a summit between the leaders of Japan and South Korea.
Savannah looked different when she returned, however, with a bold new look.
She opted for a pair of black, thick-framed glasses that she paired with a black blouse.
The anchor wore her hair down around her shoulders in loose waves.
She didn't make any mention of the illness she had been suffering from while away.
UPDATE: Officials with the Logan County Sheriff’s Office told KFOR that John has been found deceased. However, no other information was released.GUTHRIE, Okla. (KFOR) – A missing Oklahoma man in Guthrie has a mother and daughter distraught as the Logan County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for Daniel Wesley John since he was last seen at an ATM last week, early Wednesday morning.The family knew something was wrong when John never returned to h...
UPDATE: Officials with the Logan County Sheriff’s Office told KFOR that John has been found deceased. However, no other information was released.
GUTHRIE, Okla. (KFOR) – A missing Oklahoma man in Guthrie has a mother and daughter distraught as the Logan County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for Daniel Wesley John since he was last seen at an ATM last week, early Wednesday morning.
The family knew something was wrong when John never returned to his home in the RV Pioneer Park near I-35 and East Seward Road in Guthrie last week. Adding to his mysterious disappearance, he left his phone and car at home.
“He loves us. He loves us so, so much. And he’s very vocal about that. He tells us he loves us every single morning,” said Lyndsie John, daughter of missing Oklahoma man.
John’s daughter spoke exclusively with KFOR. In tears, they are just wanting his safe return home.
“I just want you to come home and we love you so much,” said John.
The Logan County Sheriff’s Office said Daniel John was last seen making a $40 withdrawal from an ATM in Oklahoma City around 4:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 22nd. But the shoes he was wearing at that time were found at his home along with the car he was driving.
The Sheriff’s Office said they believe he took his wallet and keys and may be barefoot since all of his shoes have been accounted for.
“Being barefooted doesn’t mean that he didn’t grab a pair of shoes at Walmart that we don’t know about… The fact that he has his wallet and he’s not using a bank card is another concern of ours,” said Troy Dykes, undersheriff, Logan County Sheriff’s Office.
Tuesday morning, McIntyre Law Chopper 4 joined in the search surrounding the woody area around the Pioneer RV Park.
Another concern is he doesn’t have his daily medication.
“No foul play is believed to have happened here. We obviously have some concerns that there’s some medication that he normally takes for some medical conditions that he hasn’t had in about five or six days. And so, with that, knowing that he’s without this medication, we would consider this case where it’s a vulnerable adult. So, we’ve got a lot of concerns for his safety and health,” said Dykes.
Daniel John is 47 years old, weighs 200 pounds, is 5’10 and has brown eyes and hair.
The family describes him as a loving husband and father.
“My dad. He’s a really great dad. He’s like the anchor in our family. He holds us together,” said John.
John is a traveling welder but there has been no sign of him working.
If you have any information on where he may be, contact the Logan County Sheriff’s Office at (405)282-4100. You can remain anonymous.
Their search efforts will continue along with speaking with more coworkers and friends.
Guthrie city officials announced its municipal pool at Highland Park will stay closed for the summer due to the effects of the ongoing drought and low lake levels. They are at least the second Oklahoma municipality to do so.The city, which gets its water from Liberty and Guthrie Lakes, said it did not want to risk its water supply by opening...
Guthrie city officials announced its municipal pool at Highland Park will stay closed for the summer due to the effects of the ongoing drought and low lake levels. They are at least the second Oklahoma municipality to do so.
The city, which gets its water from Liberty and Guthrie Lakes, said it did not want to risk its water supply by opening the pool, because it requires 238,000 gallons of water to fill the pool and another 40,000 gallons daily to maintain water levels.
The city said it will keep both its splash pads open Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. It acknowledged that its splash pads at Mineral Wells Park and at Banner Park use 50,000 gallons of water and 40,000 gallons of water daily, respectively, but require less maintenance and water loss compared to the swimming pool.
“The splash pads do in fact require a similar daily water usage as the pool, however, they can be easily turned off or hours reduced if necessary,” city officials said in a statement posted on social media. “The pool daily water consumption is due to a culmination of reasons. There is a significant amount of water loss just from the traffic of getting into and out of the pool, add that to an 80-year-old structure that leaks and consider the evaporation rate.”
City officials also noted they are exploring partnerships with nearby community pools as an alternative way to keep cool this summer.
The city said it will potentially provide free transportation from Highland Park to Mitch Park in Edmond. Officials said they hope to solidify the plans soon and will “release a schedule and information.”
The city said it will consider opening the splash pads on additional days if the lakes’ water level rises. Despite recent rainfall across Oklahoma, Logan County remains in moderate drought conditions, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor.
Guthrie closed boat ramps at Guthrie Lake and Liberty Lake earlier this month due to dangerously low water levels.
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Art galleries, antique stores, and a lively music scene make Guthrie a memorable destination.Guthrie, Oklahoma’s original territorial capital town, is oft-touted as “Oklahoma’s Christmas Capital.” From the historic Blue Belle Saloon to the majestic ...
Art galleries, antique stores, and a lively music scene make Guthrie a memorable destination.
Guthrie, Oklahoma’s original territorial capital town, is oft-touted as “Oklahoma’s Christmas Capital.” From the historic Blue Belle Saloon to the majestic Oklahoma Territorial Museum and Carnegie Library, Guthrie's downtown, with its brick streets and Victorian architecture, does look like a movie set straight out of a Hallmark holiday flick.
But the town is full of splendor no matter the season. As the largest contiguous National Register of Historic Places in the country, Guthrie’s downtown area harkens back to the time before Oklahoma was even a state. After massive renovations saved the original settler buildings in the 1970s and 1998s, Guthrie became a favorite destination for Hollywood productions and movies as well, thanks to its authentic Old West feel. One can imagine famous Western icon Tom Mix as he poured whiskey as a bartender at The Blue Belle Saloon, which still has bullet holes in the walls from rowdy cowboy shootouts.
“In Guthrie, you get to visit a living and breathing town where people really know each other," says Justin Fortney, director of tourism and community development. "You get the Victorian atmosphere, the restaurants, the events, and the festivals, but it is also a welcoming hometown.”
Here are the best ways to spend your time on your next trip to Guthrie.
Gary Good, an Oklahoma City transplant who owns the Gallery Grazioso (in a building that precedes statehood), says the art scene in Guthrie is surprisingly rich. When he bought the old 1902 Pabst Miller Brewing Co. brick building, he was simply looking for an investment property.
Thanks to the monthly Art Walks throughout downtown, Good was convinced to open a gallery with artwork from Oklahoma artists like Reian Williams, Debbie Jenkins, and Joy Richardson. There are also paintings by Tony Benedetto, also known as the celebrated singer, Tony Bennett.
“Art goes hand in hand with the history of Guthrie,” Good says. “With the way that buildings look, it just lends itself to both art and music. When I got to town, there were like three galleries that were active and a couple of shops that had a lot of art in them, but now we are immersed in arts.”
On most nights, the sounds of guitars and fiddles fill the air in Guthrie’s cultural arts district, which has a thriving music scene that comes alive through outdoor block parties and jam sessions. The town also hosts the summer season’s Red Brick Night block parties, annual festivals like the Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival, the 89’ers Parade and Celebration that celebrates the Oklahoma Land Run of 1889, and The Territorial Christmas. All year, the district remains vibrant with performances at The 1919 Pollard Theatre and famed picker Byron Berline’s Double Stop Fiddle Shop.
If the Territorial history of Guthrie calls for a visit back in time, the Frontier Drugstore Museum and its adjoining apothecary garden display the artifacts, early medical equipment, and memorabilia from the frontier days. The Oklahoma Territorial Museum & Carnegie Library transports researchers and visitors back in time when “Sooners” rushed into the state at the sound of a shotgun to stake out a life in this wild land. The museum follows the Land Run of 1889 and the homestead experience, but also tells the story of Guthrie as the capital city of the territorial government and the first state capital.
Despite the numerous museums, including the Territorial Capital Sports Museum, just wandering the streets to gaze at turn-of-the-century architecture while munching on some candy from Licorice Man is enough to fill a leisurely afternoon.
Gary Good didn’t stop investing in Guthrie with the Grazioso Gallery. After purchasing a home built on the bones and landscape of an old amphitheater, he created the The Magnolia Moon Retreat in historic downtown Guthrie.
Magnolia Moon was originally built in 1989 as an amphitheater and entertainment district, but after it closed in 1999, it was transformed into a personal home. The outdoor tiered seating became a landscaped garden and a natural spring was tapped to create a peaceful water feature. Frequently featured on the HGTV network, it became its own destination. Today, the Magnolia Manor offers three homey little rooms overlooking the tiered landscaped gardens at the retreat, in addition to the downtown Suite Bettie Jean Bed & Breakfast adjacent to the gallery.
Bed and breakfasts are in no short supply in the Victorian neighborhoods surrounding Guthrie’s downtown, but chain hotels are also plentiful. “We have a really cool mix out here with tons of bed and breakfasts and vacation rentals in the downtown area,” says Fortenay. “We have about 500 rooms when you count the hotels plus the vacation rentals.”
The Blue Belle Saloon may have served up liquor and witnessed its share of gunfights during Guthrie’s wild west days, but today it’s the Blue Belle Pizza Parlor & Saloon. Besides serving up traditional pies and garlic knots, the original, historic bar still offers up cocktails, whisky, and beer.
The Blue Belle Saloon was born when Guthrie was still just a tent city after the 1889 Land Run, becoming a brick and mortar brothel and saloon owned by Madame Lizzy in 1901. Silent western movie actor Tom Mix slung booze at the Blue Belle Saloon before he became famous, and other notable actors like Humphrey Bogart have sat in the well-worn seats. If you listen hard enough, you may even hear the ghosts who are said to haunt the old place.
Guthrie’s cozy downtown is a perfect fit for coffee shops like Hoboken Coffee Roasters and Rick’s Fine Chocolates and Coffee, which combines heady caffeine with the rich taste of homemade chocolates, caramels, and truffles,
Stables Cafe is a Guthrie staple, serving up classic burgers, a stocked salad bar, steak, and more. The expansive restaurant and taproom, which is decorated in Americana memorabilia and metal signs, specializes in ribs and barbecue. The expanded Tap Room 223 in the back specializes in Oklahoma craft beer, ciders, and wine.
Guthrie also has its own distillery in WanderFolk Spirits, which serves up samples of its botanical vodkas and gin, Same Old Moses whiskeys and ryes, and Prairie Wolf spirits and cognac. The distillery offers tours that delve into the history and science of recipe creation, distilling, and blending before letting visitors sample their own liquor. Opened in 2012, it’s also Oklahoma’s first legal distillery,
Guthrie may be one of Oklahoma’s most historic towns to visit, but it offers modern luxuries, a lively music scene and plenty of modern-day adventures.
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