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 Midwest City, 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 Midwest City, 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 Midwest City, 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 Midwest City, 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 Midwest City, 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.
Update, 9/28, 10:08 a.m.According to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, it is estimated that 2,100 barrels of oil leaked from the broken line. Each barrel equals to 42 gallons, so a preliminary estimate of 88,200 gallons of oil leaked on Monday.Update, 9/26, 1:30 p.m.The City of Oklahoma City says crews sealed the pipe between 1:30 – 2 a.m. Tuesday.Now, authorities are working to remove the oil on the ground and in the soil, as well as flushing the storm drains.OKLAHOMA CITY (...
According to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, it is estimated that 2,100 barrels of oil leaked from the broken line. Each barrel equals to 42 gallons, so a preliminary estimate of 88,200 gallons of oil leaked on Monday.
The City of Oklahoma City says crews sealed the pipe between 1:30 – 2 a.m. Tuesday.
Now, authorities are working to remove the oil on the ground and in the soil, as well as flushing the storm drains.
“Now I know what it looks like when you drill for oil and you hit it,” said Steve Taylor, who lives nearby.
‘Texas tea’ shot into the sky, near NW 178th and Portland around 10:45 a.m. Monday
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission said the crude oil line runs from Midland, Texas, to Cushing.
The line, at a neighborhood under development, was hit by a bulldozer working on a new road. The oil ran off into a culvert and some into a storm drain.
“It’s probably blowing thirty feet in the air,” said Taylor.
Taylor lives across the street. He saw the breaking news on the television and went outside to get a better vantage point.
“I was concerned at first, because it was flowing towards my house, but then when I got up on the mound of dirt and saw that they had built quite a dike around it,” said Taylor. “I knew then that they had it under control.”
Oklahoma City fire crews said they couldn’t even begin to estimate how much oil was spilled.
“All I can say is it is very significant,” said McCann.
Trucks came in to suck out as much oil as possible, while crews worked to turn off valves several miles away.
“Once the process does get shut off, it will take time for the system to bleed down and the excess oil to flow through the through the leak,” said McCann.
The city said the nearby neighborhood and drinking water will not be affected. Their main concerns are environmental and infrastructure.
“It’s going to be have a negative impact to the environment, not just the ground and into the storm water, but also to the wildlife,” said McCann.
They added the clean up will take days.
“I imagine it will be a lot of soil recovery and some flushing of the storm drainage system,” said OKC Environmental Protection Superintendent, Derek Johnson.
“They will have to come in here and literally mitigate the soil and take it out and put back fresh soil,” said McCann.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission sent News 4 the following statement:
The oil transportation line struck today in North Oklahoma City runs from Cushing to Midland Texas. It is a large line, 16 inches in diameter. As it is an interstate line, it is under the jurisdiction of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), a federal agency. The line is still blowing down, so there is no estimate yet on the amount spilled. It is our understanding that the line was hit by an excavation operator working on a new road for a development under construction. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission Pipeline Safety Department is investigating from the standpoint of Oklahoma regulations regarding excavation and pipeline damage. The Corporation Commission‘s Oil and Gas Conservation Division is responsible for ensuring the area is remediated properly.Oklahoma Corporation Commission
The company that owns the pipeline also sent KFOR the following:
A contractor for the developer of the subdivision hit one of our crude lines this morning and caused a leak. We have shut in the line, however, there is residual product coming out of the line. We are working quickly as possible to stop the leak. We have dispatched specialized crews to contain the product that is out of the line and begin the cleanup process. All regulatory notifications have been made. We will provide updates as information becomes available.Energy Transfer, pipeline company
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (KFOR) – The I-40 closure began Friday night with both the west and eastbound lanes affected through Monday morning.“We’ve got Tinker traffic, we’ve got Choctaw traffic, it’s going to be a mess,” said Jill McBride who lives in Midwest City....
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (KFOR) – The I-40 closure began Friday night with both the west and eastbound lanes affected through Monday morning.
“We’ve got Tinker traffic, we’ve got Choctaw traffic, it’s going to be a mess,” said Jill McBride who lives in Midwest City.
ODOT officials say this closure is part of the more than $170 million I-40 Douglas Blvd. interchange and widening project and will allow crews the space needed to safely remove the Engle Rd. bridge over I-40.
KFOR spoke with several people who said they either work or live in the affected closure area and they expressed frustration.
“It’s going to be a pain, yes, a hot mess,” said Bill Rogers who lives in Midwest City. “There are a bunch of kids graduating this weekend as well, that’s going to make things more stressful for drivers.”
“Well, if I’m being honest school just let out and we’re going to be moving kids,” said McBride. “But at the same time, I get it, we need more roads so that we can carry more traffic, I get why it’s needed. But there’s a lot of business right in the heart of it all so it is going to get pretty tricky.”
The closure began Friday around 7 p.m. and will continue, ODOT says until Monday 5:30 a.m. weather permitting.
ODOT says Choctaw Rd. Motorists also may consider using alternate routes such as US-62/N. 23rd St. or the tolled route of the Kickapoo Turnpike to US-62 or to I-44.
Crews plan to cut the portion of the bridge over I-40 and lift it onto a self-propelled motor transport to be moved off the interstate for demolition, which lessens the amount of time needed to disrupt traffic.
“Oh I definitely think it’s going to mess up traffic quite a bit,” said Cade Patterson who works near Tinker Air Force Base. “Yeah with all of the high school graduations and colleges, it’s going to affect that quite a bit.”
“Oh my goodness, can you imagine? You’re going to have a lot of frustrated parents,” said McBride.
Overall, the people KFOR spoke with agreed that this sort of construction is needed.
“Yeah, I definitely think it’s needed,” said Rogers. “But, I think more needs to be done. Some of the roads in Oklahoma need more work done. So, if Governor Stitt is listening, maybe we could get some more funding for the roads?”
Earth Day has come around again, a time for people to recognize and appreciate the planet we inhabit. From Earth-friendly educational workshops to pint night, there will be something for everyone on Earth Day in the Oklahoma City metro area.When is Earth Day?Earth Day is on April 22.What is Earth Day?Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 to highlight environmental issues on the national stage. U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson, who later served as governor of Wisconsin for two terms, spearheaded the ide...
Earth Day has come around again, a time for people to recognize and appreciate the planet we inhabit. From Earth-friendly educational workshops to pint night, there will be something for everyone on Earth Day in the Oklahoma City metro area.
Earth Day is on April 22.
Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 to highlight environmental issues on the national stage. U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson, who later served as governor of Wisconsin for two terms, spearheaded the idea. Nelson wanted to use the political energy from the anti-war movement to initiate justice for the environment. In September 1969, Nelson announced his plans for a "national teach-in on the environment," and hired former intern Denis Hayes to coordinate the event. Hayes massed 85 staff members across the country to plan educational activities with grassroots organizations. On April 22 the following year, an estimated 20 million people from all political backgrounds celebrated the day with rallies and educational events.
Celebrate Earth Day in the heart of Oklahoma City. This family friendly event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Love's Travel Stops Stage and Great Lawn in Scissortail Park.
Local artisans and vendors will be set up, and educational activities will be available on the stage. The Farmers Market will be in full swing near the "Taking Flight: Light as a Feather" sculpture.
The Myriad Botanical Gardens will host a family friendly event from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the children's garden. Perfect for ages 4-16 but suitable for anyone, activities will include making wildflower seed-balls and learning about responsible recycling.
Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Will Rogers Gardens will celebrate the day through teaching:
Cost: $12 per person, and registration is required.
Enjoy family friendly games and food trucks from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park.
From 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the Tinker Exchange, community partners will be set up and free giveaways will be available for tree seedlings, LED light bulbs and more.
A celebration of Earth Day and the installation of new solar panels will start at 1 p.m. Saturday. Skydance Brewing Company will host with barbecue, burgers, a pint night and live music from the Chebon Tiger Band.
Garbage bags and a token of appreciation will be provided for an Earth Day cleanup at Lake Thunderbird. Guests are encouraged to dress comfortably, and bring work gloves and garbage collection tools.
Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The event will last until 1 p.m.
Where: 13101 Alameda Drive, Norman
If you have old papers you want to get rid of, dispose of them consciously to the environmental services team members who will recycle them from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital. The team will be located at the northwest corner closest to Parklawn Drive and National Avenue. Anyone is welcome, and coffee, juice and donuts will be available.
Enjoy milkweed, native and non-native plants and grasses all locally grown and ready to take home from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Paseo Arts District. These sustainable plants help Monarch butterflies.
A six-mile stretch of Interstate 40 will be shut down this weekend as construction crews lift a bridge for off-site dismantling to make way for reconstruction of the Douglas Boulevard interchange.Motorists are being advised by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation to begin planning now for a weekend closure of I-40 between Shields Boulevard and Choctaw Road starting at 7 p.m. Friday through 5:30 a.m. Monday. Some of the westbound on-ramps in Del City will remain open, according to a map provided by the department....
A six-mile stretch of Interstate 40 will be shut down this weekend as construction crews lift a bridge for off-site dismantling to make way for reconstruction of the Douglas Boulevard interchange.
Motorists are being advised by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation to begin planning now for a weekend closure of I-40 between Shields Boulevard and Choctaw Road starting at 7 p.m. Friday through 5:30 a.m. Monday. Some of the westbound on-ramps in Del City will remain open, according to a map provided by the department.
Lisa Salim, Transportation Department spokeswoman, said the closure will require cross-country traffic to detour onto Interstate 240. Eastbound I-40 traffic will detour at I-35 to eastbound I-240 while westbound I-40 traffic will detour to westbound I-240 starting at Choctaw Road.
Drivers also may consider using alternate routes such as U.S. 62, or the Kickapoo Turnpike to U.S. 62 or to Interstate 44.
The work this weekend will resemble the removal of the BNSF Railway bridge over Interstate 235. Crews already have cut both ends of the Engle Road bridge, allowing it to be lifted by a crane this weekend and taken off-site for dismantling.
“This is one of those things where the closure is tough, but it allows the contractor to get multiple things done that will save drivers time later on,” Salmin said. “They're going to take full advantage of the closure to do as much as they can on two or three different areas of the project. We know this is a huge and costly impact on motorists. We don’t take this measure lightly.”
More than $170 million is being spent to rebuild I-40 at Douglas Boulevard into a single-point urban interchange. The bridge design, which previously was used in reconstruction of the Morgan Road bridge over I-40 and the Lindsey Street bridge over I-35 in Norman, will allow traffic to move through the interchange safely and more efficiently with only one set of traffic signals allowing for longer signal cycles.
Additionally, I-40 will be widened to six lanes between Town Center Drive in Midwest City and the I-240 interchange. In addition to replacing the Engle Road and Douglas Boulevard bridges, the project also includes rebuilding seven other bridges at Westminster Road, Anderson Road and Post Road, and the I-240 ramps at the I-40 interchange. Most of the bridges being replaced date back to original construction of I-40 in the mid-1900s.