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 Hobart, 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 Hobart, 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 Hobart, 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 Hobart, 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 Hobart, 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.
Steve Euvino HOBART — With some revisions, the Plan Commission has approved St. Mary Medical Center’s proposed expansion of its outpatient rehabilitation unit.St. Mary's, 320 W. 61st Ave., covers 3.5 acres and is zoned as a planned unit development. The structure measures 8,000 square feet, and the hospital is proposing an additional 12,000-square-foot improvement.Chris Slykas, a project engineer with WT Group...
HOBART — With some revisions, the Plan Commission has approved St. Mary Medical Center’s proposed expansion of its outpatient rehabilitation unit.
St. Mary's, 320 W. 61st Ave., covers 3.5 acres and is zoned as a planned unit development. The structure measures 8,000 square feet, and the hospital is proposing an additional 12,000-square-foot improvement.
Chris Slykas, a project engineer with WT Group, and Jerry Granato, with JMA Architects, explained the project would address occupational, physical, and pediatric therapy.
The pediatrics section includes an outdoor playground. The area will not have fencing but it will be supervised, Slykas told the commission.
With no remonstrators at the public hearing, planners approved both the site plan and proposed one-lot subdivision. Slykas said SMMC planned to consolidate two existing lots.
Commission approval came with several stipulations. Regarding the site plan, the commission called for a particular curb design called a ribbon curb to be put around paved areas and a change to manholes and sewers. For the subdivision, planners required a 10-foot drainage and utility easement along the south and west property lines.
Also approved were the site plan and proposed one-lot subdivision for Lineage Logistics. The petitioner is looking to build on 49.145 acres in a manufacturing planned unit development one-quarter mile east from the North Wind Parkway and Marcella Boulevard intersection.
John Brown, civil engineer on the project, said his client wants to add an automated freezer storage building, loading dock building, guard house, and more parking.
No one spoke against the project during the public hearing.
People did express concerns over drainage and impact on neighbors on a proposal by Wkpt LLC for proposed smaller storage unit buildings to be located approximately 1,000 feet south of the Lincoln Highway and Dakota Street intersection. The area covers 2.41 acres and is zoned planned unit development.
Wkpt is proposing 231 storage units in six buildings.
Following drainage concerns expressed by Harms Road residents and commission members, planners tabled the petition.
Also tabled was a petition for a proposed 70x124-foot building for truck maintenance and repairs approximately 800 feet east from the intersection of Georgiana and Illinois streets. Although the petitioner is building on an existing site, commission members expressed concerns with drainage problems in that area.
In other business, planners approved the following:
• A two-lot subdivision in the 4800 block of E. 73rd Avenue, covering 24.8 acres in a residentially zoned area.
• The site plan for a proposed equipment facility at 2400 E. 69th Avenue, covering 48.18 acres and zoned planned unit development.
• A one-lot subdivision on 6 acres east of Lake Park Avenue between 13th Place and 14th Street, zoned residential.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (KFOR) – As severe storms moved into Oklahoma, Chief Meteorologist Mike Morgan reported at least two tornadoes.These would be the first of several possible tornadoes Sunday night.The first happened near Hollis.The second possible tornado happened near northwest Hobart.The ...
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (KFOR) – As severe storms moved into Oklahoma, Chief Meteorologist Mike Morgan reported at least two tornadoes.
These would be the first of several possible tornadoes Sunday night.
The first happened near Hollis.
The second possible tornado happened near northwest Hobart.
Shelter-in-place means to take shelter where you are and remain inside your home, workplace or nearby buildings.
Take shelter in a closet, interior hallway or other interior room with no windows on the lowest level of the house or building. Put on a helmet if you have one, and wear sturdy shoes in case you later have to walk through debris.
People who live in trailers or manufactured homes should have a plan to seek shelter in a well-constructed building nearby.
People who live on upper levels of apartment buildings should seek shelter with a neighbor in an apartment on the lowest level.
Plan ahead to be in a safe place before storms arrive.
The best way to protect yourself from tornadoes at home is to install a safe room or below-ground storm shelter.
If you hear a siren, immediately take shelter and get more information about the storm.
One tornado Sunday night has been confirmed so far. See the latest updates here.A strong storm is bringing damaging winds from the eastern Texas panhandle into much of Oklahoma and southeast Kansas through the evening,...
One tornado Sunday night has been confirmed so far. See the latest updates here.
A strong storm is bringing damaging winds from the eastern Texas panhandle into much of Oklahoma and southeast Kansas through the evening, according to the National Weather Service in Norman.
There is a moderate risk of severe thunderstorms across portions of western Oklahoma. The primary threat is damaging thunderstorm winds and tornadoes.
The National Weather Service reports storms continuing to move east with damaging winds and possible embedded tornadoes. The severe threat has ended across western Oklahoma and the Oklahoma City metro.
NWS crews are preparing to scout and confirm the number of tornadoes that struck Sunday across Oklahoma.
Max Ungar, an NWS meteorologist, said wind gusts hit up to 80 mph at about 8:30 p.m., one mile south of Bridgeport in Caddo County just west of the metro area.
OG&E was reporting more than 25,000 customers affected by power outages Sunday night.
Areas along and east of I-35 remain threatened by significant damaging winds, and tornadoes will continue over the next hour, the National Weather Service reports.
— Josh Dulaney
The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado continues and will impact Interstate 40 near Shawnee, McLoud and Dale.
— Josh Dulaney
The National Weather Service reports a tornado warning remains in effect until 10 p.m. for Oklahoma and Cleveland counties. NWS officials said they believe a tornado passed by just their south, in southeast Norman.
— Josh Dulaney
Warning sirens heard in Oklahoma City. The city urges residents if they hear a siren, immediately take shelter and get more information about the storm.
— Josh Dulaney
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning until 9:15 p.m. for Mustang, Tuttle and Union City.
— Josh Dulaney
The National Weather Service reports the squall line will begin impacting the western side of the Oklahoma City metro area within the next 30 minutes. It will likely begin impacting the Interstate 35 corridor in the next 30 to 45 minutes. Damaging winds are expected.
— Josh Dulaney
The National Weather Service in Norman confirmed a tornado between Lone Wolf and Hobart.
— Josh Dulaney
Tornado warnings issued until 8:30 p.m. for near Hobart, Mountain View and Lone Wolf.
— Josh Dulaney
The National Weather Service has reported a tornado observed near Strong City. People in Leedey, Camargo, Taloga and Seiling are urged to take shelter.
— Josh Dulaney
Tornado warning issued through 7:30 p.m.
The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning through 7:30 p.m. for Mangum, Hollis, Arnett, Sayre, Erick and Carter.
— Josh Dulaney
A squall line will enter southwest Oklahoma and parts of western north Texas shortly, according to the National Weather Service. The squall line has a history of destructive wind gusts as well as possible tornadoes.
— Josh Dulaney
The NWS has issued a tornado warning until 7:15 p.m. for Reydon, Crawford and Roll.
— Josh Dulaney
Severe weather is moving into western Oklahoma. The National Weather Service in Norman has alerted Roger Mills County and surrounding locations to a supercell with heightened potential for tornadoes in addition to large hail and damaging winds.
— Josh Dulaney
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.HOBART, Okla. (KFOR) – Families will be heading to Hobart this weekend for the 14th annual Celebration of Freedom event.The General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum and the Hobart community are hosting the celebration on May 20 and May 21 in downtown H...
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
HOBART, Okla. (KFOR) – Families will be heading to Hobart this weekend for the 14th annual Celebration of Freedom event.
The General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum and the Hobart community are hosting the celebration on May 20 and May 21 in downtown Hobart.
Organizers say events include the Celebration of Freedom Patriots Parade, a classic car show, poker run, motorcycle show-n-shine competition, live music, children’s activities, food, vendors, and a veterans spotlight.
On Friday, the silent auction will be open at the Stanley Building at 300 S. Washington from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. benefiting the General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum. Bidding opportunities continue on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday morning events kick off with the Lions Club Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Courthouse Square Pavilion, followed by the golf scramble at 9 a.m.
Shopping and food vendors will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Courthouse Square, while the museum will be open for tours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Also, you can save a life by taking part in a blood drive in the Stanley Building.
Children’s activities include pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, a bounce house, and a sidewalk chalk contest.
The classic car show will be at Hovaka Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the motorcycle show-n-shine will be in front of the museum at 5th and Main from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Registration for the poker run starts at 10 a.m. at the museum. The route will be announced that morning and registration will be available at the event.
The 14th Annual Celebration of Freedom Patriots Parade will start at 6 p.m. featuring the 77th Army Marching Band and the Lawton MacArthur High School JROTC and Drill Team.
The Apache Fire Dancers are scheduled to perform at 9 p.m.
Media Contact: Trisha Gedon | Communications Specialist | 405-744-3625 | [email protected] that spring has sprung, many Oklahomans are busy with seasonal cleaning. While much of the focus is on removing dust bunnies in the corners and uncluttering closets and cabinets, one shouldn’t forget about old pesticides lurking on dusty shelves in the barn or garage.To help make disposing of these unwanted chemicals easier, Oklahoma State Univer...
Media Contact: Trisha Gedon | Communications Specialist | 405-744-3625 | [email protected]
Now that spring has sprung, many Oklahomans are busy with seasonal cleaning. While much of the focus is on removing dust bunnies in the corners and uncluttering closets and cabinets, one shouldn’t forget about old pesticides lurking on dusty shelves in the barn or garage.
To help make disposing of these unwanted chemicals easier, Oklahoma State University’s Pesticide Safety Education Program is partnering with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry to host two unwanted pesticide disposal days in Ada on April 26 and Hobart on April 28.
The Oklahoma Unwanted Pesticide Disposal Program events will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pontotoc County Agri-Plex, 1710 N. Broadway in Ada; and the Kiowa County Fairgrounds, 302 N. Lincoln St. in Hobart.
Farmers, ranchers, applicators, pesticide dealers and homeowners are invited to bring up to 2,000 pounds of pesticides to the drop-off sites for proper disposal at no charge. A fee will be required for those bringing more than 2,000 pounds of pesticides.
Charles Luper, an OSU Extension associate with the OSU Pesticide Safety Education Program, said the disposal days began in 2006 and have collected and properly disposed of more than 1.2 million pounds of unwanted pesticides.
“The last thing we want to see is these products disposed of improperly. By offering this free service a couple of times per year around the state, we’re helping keep these chemicals out of landfills, rivers, streams, storm drains and illegal roadside dumps,” Luper said. “This has a positive impact on our environment, lessens the chance of groundwater contamination and helps people get rid of containers taking up space in their barns, garages or businesses in an environmentally safe manner.”
Aside from cleaning out their own property, some families may be faced with cleaning out barns and storage buildings of older relatives who have passed away. Some of the chemicals they come across could be 40 or 50 years old. The Oklahoma Unwanted Pesticide Disposal Program is a great opportunity to safely get rid of these chemicals.
ODAFF has contracted with Clean Earth, a licensed hazardous waste company, to collect and properly dispose of waste pesticides. Pesticide dealers are asked to preregister through the OSU Pesticide Safety Education Program. Applicators and agricultural producers are not required to preregister.
“Pesticide dealers are asked to preregister because of the potential for large quantities of pesticides coming from multiple dealers or multiple locations,” Luper said. “This will help the Clean Earth company know what will be needed on site to effectively handle the quantity of pesticides collected. Please keep in mind paint, batteries, oil or fertilizer will not be accepted.”
Participants will need to safely transport their pesticides to one of the collection sites. Pick-up services are not available. Please check out these safe transportation tips.
For more information, visit the OSU Pesticide Safety Education Program website or contact Luper at 405-744-5808.