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 Guymon, 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 Guymon, 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 Guymon, 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 Guymon, 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 Guymon, 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.
GUYMON — NextEra Energy Resources plans to build 57 new wind turbines across part of Oklahoma's Panhandle as part of a project that will replace one owned by Olympia Renewable Platform LLC that was sanctioned by regulators for safety violations.NextEra officials said this week the company closed on a deal to acquire Olympia's rights to harvest wind energy from an area between Guymon and Hardesty for an undisclosed amount. The Public Utility Division of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission...
GUYMON — NextEra Energy Resources plans to build 57 new wind turbines across part of Oklahoma's Panhandle as part of a project that will replace one owned by Olympia Renewable Platform LLC that was sanctioned by regulators for safety violations.
NextEra officials said this week the company closed on a deal to acquire Olympia's rights to harvest wind energy from an area between Guymon and Hardesty for an undisclosed amount. The Public Utility Division of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission took a closer look at Olympia's wind farm nearly a year ago after being notified about potential safety issues involving failed turbines at the location.
As part of the deal, the company is acquiring key transmission substations previously built as part of the project and were owned by Olympia that will move power generated by NextEra turbines onto the Southwest Power Pool's grid.
Olympia is removing 60 turbines it owns as the company decommissions its project, NextEra Energy Resources officials said.
Amanda Sech, director of corporate communications for NextEra Energy Resources, said the company expects to pay about $32 million in property taxes to local government entities and more than $30 million in royalty payments to landowners within the Olympia wind farm's old footprint during the next 35 years.
Sech and other NextEra officials added the transmission substations being acquired made the deal more attractive because it saves NextEra Energy Resources the time and money it would have had to otherwise spend before it could get its project's energy onto the grid.
Olympia wasn't the original owner of the wind farm, having acquired the farm from its developer, DeWind (a subsidiary of South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering), a California-based company that later fell into bankruptcy and closed.
Because the turbines were built using equipment designed and built by the bankrupt developer, Olympia claimed to experience difficulties keeping the wind farm in good working order because its only options were to strip parts from other turbines or make replacement parts from scratch.
The issue was so bad in 2020, a commission representative who visited the farm reported hearing cracking sounds as large, broken turbine blades on towers blew first one direction and then another, including above open access roads that area residents use every day.
The fear was that blades could have potentially dropped from towers and could have been carried as far as 50 feet away before hitting the ground when winds were blowing hard.
Commissioners ordered Olympia to provide it with a site safety and security plan, as well as long-term steps it planned to take to protect the general public from its hazards.
They signed off on steps Olympia took to achieve those goals just over one month ago.
While NextEra Energy Resources declined to provide specifics, its representatives said this week their project at Olympia's old Texas County location is being executed as the company develops other projects along the Oklahoma-Texas state line.
When complete, its project between Guymon and Hardesty will have a nameplate capacity of 160 megawatts using production from 57 turbines, each topped by a 2.8 megawatt GE generator.
NextEra officials said they expect to begin building those turbines in May (provided necessary permits are obtained) with a workforce numbering about 200.
They said the company will employ either three or four people full-time to operate the project once it goes online by the end of this year.
Tricia Hale, NextEra Energy Resources' development director in Oklahoma and Colorado, said plans for the Olympia site adds another location to the company's portfolio of renewable projects inside the state.
Currently, NextEra operates 17 wind energy centers and one renewable-charged battery storage system within Oklahoma, and it has three other projects under development.
NextEra's business portfolio is expansive and the company has business ventures in other energy sectors across the state and nation, including natural gas.
The company was paid $429 million by Oklahoma utilities during the February 2021 winter storm, according to data released by regulators. The company was paid for its role in providing natural gas to utility providers during the severe weather event.
NextEra received payments from Oklahoma Natural Gas and PSO, according to data released by regulators. ONG is seeking approval to pass storm costs on to consumers over the next 25 years, and PSO is seeking similar approval for a plan that will increase costs for 20 years.
Since 2003, the company says it invested $6.8 billion in renewable energy projects inside the state. It pays its Oklahoma employees $37.4 million, pays land owners $15 million and pays local governmental entities $14.1 million in property taxes every year, Hale and other officials said.
"We are always looking to expand the projects we have, and we have been involved in Oklahoma for a long time. When we saw the opportunity to add this project to our portfolio, that was pretty attractive to us," Hale said.
Business Writer Jack Money covers Oklahoma’s energy and agricultural beats for the newspaper and Oklahoman.com. Contact him at [email protected]. Please support his work and that of other Oklahoman journalists by subscribing to The Oklahoman.
The Guymon Pioneer Days begins Friday and runs through May 7th. It will feature some of the best rodeo athletes in the world as they compete for their share of nearly $100,000.Here is a breakdown of what you can expect from Oklahoma over the weekend.FormatThe rodeo is a simple one to follow. In roughstock events, it is a one header with the highest score taking home the title. In 2022 there were two 90-point rides. One from eventual World Champion, Jess Pope, who went 92 points on Gun Fire to win the rodeo, and on...
The Guymon Pioneer Days begins Friday and runs through May 7th. It will feature some of the best rodeo athletes in the world as they compete for their share of nearly $100,000.
Here is a breakdown of what you can expect from Oklahoma over the weekend.
The rodeo is a simple one to follow. In roughstock events, it is a one header with the highest score taking home the title. In 2022 there were two 90-point rides. One from eventual World Champion, Jess Pope, who went 92 points on Gun Fire to win the rodeo, and one by Bull Rider Garrett Smith who was 91 points on Gladiator’s Hammer.
In Timed Events, there are three rounds in Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, and Tie-Down Roping, in Barrel Racing there are two rounds. Round winners will earn a check and the champion will be the fastest on average.
What to Watch For
Performance 1 (May 5)
Jess Pope looks to defend his title in Guymon and will be matched up against Center Line. Pope will be competing against Rookie leader Keenan Hayes, Will Lowe, and brother Ty Pope.
Performance 2 (May 6 Afternoon)
The Saddle Bronc Riding field is highlighted by No. 11 Jacobs Crawley who will be competing against the likes of No. 22 Logan Cook, No. 23 Damian Brennan, and younger brother Sterling Crawley.
Performance 3 (May 6 Night)
Bareback Riding is sure to be an exciting one with the lightning rod and No. 4 in the PRCA World Standings Rocker Steiner competing. He will be going up against Mason Clements, Orin Larsen, Donny Proffit, Dean Thompson, and Chad Rutherford among others.
In Saddle Bronc Riding there is plenty of star power as well with Lefty Holman, Jesse Wright, Spencer Wright, Stu Wright, Kash Deal, Brody Cress, and Cort Scheer all competing.
Performance 4 (May 7)
The Wright family is back at it on Sunday with Stetson, Ryder, Rusty, and Statler, all competing. Stetson is also competing in Bull Riding alongside Sage Kimzey, World No. 1 Ky Hamilton, Tristen Hutchings, and rookie Jestyn Woodward.
How to Watch & Broadcast Schedule
|Performance 1||May 5||8:30 PM|
|Performance 2||May 6||3:00 PM|
|Performance 3||May 6||8:30 PM|
|Performance 4||May 7||3:00 PM|
*All Times Eastern
GUYMON, OK (KFDA) -The Guymon Fire Department and Guymon high school have what some might say, a mutually beneficial relationship.Chief Grant Wadley with the Guymon Fire Department says trained firefighters are difficult to come by, and volunteer firefighters are nearly impossible to retain in small rural towns, Guymon is no different.A few years ago, Guymon saw the need for more volunteers but no applications coming in, so the high school and the fire department came up with the idea to provide a class for seniors so they coul...
GUYMON, OK (KFDA) -The Guymon Fire Department and Guymon high school have what some might say, a mutually beneficial relationship.
Chief Grant Wadley with the Guymon Fire Department says trained firefighters are difficult to come by, and volunteer firefighters are nearly impossible to retain in small rural towns, Guymon is no different.
A few years ago, Guymon saw the need for more volunteers but no applications coming in, so the high school and the fire department came up with the idea to provide a class for seniors so they could “grow their own”.”
“They see what they can do as an individual to help others. In the community it adds more rescue personnel, more fire personnel, more EMS personnel that can respond to emergencies and have a bigger core of people to do that that are trained and qualified,” says Wadley.
The high school class takes students inside Guymon Fire Station Number one.
Monday through Friday at eight in the morning, students are working toward a certification test that comes from Oklahoma State University fire service training division out of Stillwater.
For those interested in furthering their education beyond core classes, this is another option for soon to be graduating students.
“College may not always be the best thing for every kid. Some of these kids really latched on to the program,” says Scott Lathrop, Assistant Chief of Training, Guymon Fire Department.
Other than learning fire fighting basics like how to work the hose and other equipment, students learn the importance of teamwork.
“It is one of the most important things that is part of being a firefighter, because you need your partner,” says Axel Alvarez, Senior at Guymon High School and firefighter in training.
The fire department wants to keep these students in the city after graduation, and this option has much to offer.
“They get to see their individual work pay off in the community by helping others. Whether it’s at a fire scene, whether it’s a medical scene, whether it’s a rescue scene, whatever the case may be, they see what they can do as an individual to help others.
Seniors who complete the class will graduate firefighter I certified.
“We’re kind of growing our own as you say. Seniors are getting a different opportunity than what I ever had. I would love to get an opportunity like this to go hang out at the fire station to work with a guy to see what it’s all about,” say s Lathrop.
With the aid of this high school class, shifts are currently 100% full.
Copyright 2023 KFDA. All rights reserved.
GUYMON, O.K. (KFDA) -Today in Guymon you could still see the burn marks on the church and smell the smoke lingering in the air.Guymon firefighters share their story on how they handled Sunday’s early severe morning fire.“It was an all hands on deck type of fire for us,” says Scott Lathrop, Assistant Chief, Guymon Fire Department.The fire started in the youth building of the Victory Center Church.“A fire downtown, in any town is going to be pretty big and this one considerably large fire. We...
GUYMON, O.K. (KFDA) -Today in Guymon you could still see the burn marks on the church and smell the smoke lingering in the air.
Guymon firefighters share their story on how they handled Sunday’s early severe morning fire.
“It was an all hands on deck type of fire for us,” says Scott Lathrop, Assistant Chief, Guymon Fire Department.
The fire started in the youth building of the Victory Center Church.
“A fire downtown, in any town is going to be pretty big and this one considerably large fire. We were able to stop the fire from spreading spreading to the rest of the buildings that are all connected down here in downtown. So we feel pretty fortunate of that,” says Grant Wadley, Fire Chief, Guymon Fire Department.
This was a pretty big fire for Guymon, taking nearly three hours to control with assistance from Goodwell and Hooker fire departments.
“As we’re getting ready to go through the window, the roof collapse and so the fire rolled over the top of the roof,” says Bill Raines, Lieutenant, Guymon Fire Department.
“The way the building was set up, it was just hard to get into and especially once the roof collapsed, it also had a basement. So it was just lots of hours of just making sure we don’t have flare ups and making sure we got all the hot spots taken care of,” said Lathrop.
Guymon firefighters say on a scale from 1 to 10 this was an 8 or a 9 for veteran firefighters, but Sunday night was the first for some. Rookie firefighter and EMT Gabriel Rodriguez shares what he has learned from his first real experience out on the job.
“Just knowing what to expect now. So just kind of know what I’m going into and what to expect coming out of it. Obviously every fire is going to be different but at least now I have an understanding of what to expect rolling up to a scene,” says Rodriguez
The Oklahoma state Fire Marshals are continuing to investigate this fire.
The cause is still unknown and no injuries were reported.
Copyright 2023 KFDA. All rights reserved.
GUYMON, Okla. – Henry C. Hitch Pioneer Arena is classic and timeless, a natural bowl created by the landscape to offer spectators a perfect venue.While it serves as the perfect setting for the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo, it has been in need of a facelift or two over the years. It has received another in anticipation of this year’s event, set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 5; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6; and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 7.“We’re replacing our bucking chutes with some new Priefert chu...
GUYMON, Okla. – Henry C. Hitch Pioneer Arena is classic and timeless, a natural bowl created by the landscape to offer spectators a perfect venue.
While it serves as the perfect setting for the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo, it has been in need of a facelift or two over the years. It has received another in anticipation of this year’s event, set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 5; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6; and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 7.
“We’re replacing our bucking chutes with some new Priefert chutes that not only look good but will help us with the production of our rodeo,” said Jeremy Carman, chairman of the volunteer committee that produces the annual rodeo. “The chutes we’re replacing have been around as long as I can remember.
“Those chutes served this community well over the years, but it was time they were replaced.”
It’s been a big undertaking, and the volunteers are putting in the bulk of the labor. The chutes, which face the primary grandstands on the west side of the arena, will be sparkling Priefert blue and will match the timed-event chute and boxes on the north end. Joe Ballard of Joe’s Custom Concrete is donating the concrete needed for the project.
“Joe has been a good partner to Pioneer Days Rodeo,” Carman said. “He’s helped us several times over the years.”
(PHOTO BY LYNETTE HARBIN)
There also will be eight bucking chutes, which is an increase of two, and will be set up to allow for better spacing. The bucking chutes will be tied into the existing back pens, and enhancements will be made to ensure the transfers are all set and easily assessable.
“The thing about our arena is that it’s used all year long,” said Ken Stonecipher, the committee’s production director. “We have the big rush in the spring with the Doc Gardner Memorial Rodeo for the college followed by a week of Pioneer Days Rodeo. That’s when the arena and Guymon will have the most exposure, especially with our rodeo being on The Cowboy Channel.
“The arena is for the community’s use, and it’s been used well over time. We have ropings and monster truck rallies and concerts … all sorts of things for this community.”
Increasing the number of chutes opens more opportunities for sponsors while also enhancing production of the rodeo. Both are important factors when it comes to making everything look good during the Oklahoma Panhandle State University Rodeo April 27-29 and the Pioneer Days Rodeo, which begins competition just two days later.
“Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo has been around for 90 years and is still growing in positive ways for this community,” Stonecipher said. “This addition is going to help our arena look sharp, and when we’re on national television, these chutes are going to be a bright spot for our rodeo, for Guymon and for all the Oklahoma Panhandle.
“We are glad we partnered with Priefert for our timed-event end, and we’re really excited to put these new Priefert chutes to work. It’s a good move for our rodeo.”