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 Muskogee, 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 Muskogee, 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 Muskogee, 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 Muskogee, 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 Muskogee, 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.
U.S. Dermatology Partners expands access to dermatology care to patients in Muskogee, Oklahoma, by opening their newest office location. The office will treat patients of all ages.CEO, Paul Singh stated, "We're delighted to offer premier dermatological services to the people of Muskogee and neighboring areas. Our new office will provide preventive care options that enhance patients' well-being and enable the early detection of serious issues like skin cancer."MUSKOGEE, Okla. (PRWEB) March 01, 2023...
CEO, Paul Singh stated, "We're delighted to offer premier dermatological services to the people of Muskogee and neighboring areas. Our new office will provide preventive care options that enhance patients' well-being and enable the early detection of serious issues like skin cancer."
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (PRWEB) March 01, 2023
U.S. Dermatology Partners is pleased to announce the opening of its newest office location in Muskogee, Oklahoma. The new office is part of the organization’s Outreach Program serving rural and underserved communities and will offer convenient access to dermatology and skin cancer treatments to patients in Muskogee County beginning March 1st. The office will treat patients of all ages for a range of dermatologic conditions, including acne, psoriasis, eczema, and skin cancer.
Patients seeking dermatologic treatment in rural areas may have extensive wait times or may have to travel an hour or more to reach practitioners in urban and suburban areas. U.S. Dermatology Partners is opening over 30 new locations across eight states to address this problem. New offices, like the one in Muskogee, will give patients in rural areas more accessible access to essential dermatological care. Certified Nurse Practitioner, Jenna King, will be the primary practitioner at the Muskogee office with oversight from Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Sara Metcalf.
U.S. Dermatology Partners CEO, Paul Singh stated, "We're delighted to offer premier dermatological services to the people of Muskogee and neighboring areas. Our new office will provide preventive care options that enhance patients' well-being and enable the early detection of serious issues like skin cancer when treatment is more manageable."
Today’s announcement builds on U.S. Dermatology Partners' recent openings of offices in Cushing, Oklahoma, Wylie, Texas, and Henderson, Texas, which expand on their efforts to reach more patients, delivering high-quality care throughout the country.
The new Muskogee office is conveniently located at 1143 N. Main Street, #B, Muskogee, OK 74401. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (918) 537-1973 or request an appointment online.
About U.S. Dermatology Partners U.S. Dermatology Partners is one of the largest and most sought-after dermatology practices in the country, caring for more than 1.5 million patients each year. With over 90 locations across eight states that span large metroplexes and rural, underserved communities, they provide the benefits of private, personalized levels of care paired with a network of coordinated, specialized dermatology physicians. U.S. Dermatology Partners is fervently focused on providing the highest level of compassionate and comprehensive patient-first care, making it seamless for all people to connect with dermatologists and national leaders in areas such as clinical research, psoriasis, and Mohs surgery, and gain access to state-of-the-art dermatological treatments, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. To learn more, visit usdermatologypartners.com.
Three new residents and employees of Muskogee-based companies each received $10,000 stipends toward the purchase of a new home in that city Thursday.Supported by the city of Muskogee and the City of Muskogee Foundation, the Ready.Set.Move incentives are part of Port Muskogee’s Work Ready program. The three companies that applied for the incentive used by the new hires are Georgia Pacific, CaptiveAire and Paradigm Shift.“It is incumbent upon smaller municipalities to have every tool in their arsenal when recruiting n...
Three new residents and employees of Muskogee-based companies each received $10,000 stipends toward the purchase of a new home in that city Thursday.
Supported by the city of Muskogee and the City of Muskogee Foundation, the Ready.Set.Move incentives are part of Port Muskogee’s Work Ready program. The three companies that applied for the incentive used by the new hires are Georgia Pacific, CaptiveAire and Paradigm Shift.
“It is incumbent upon smaller municipalities to have every tool in their arsenal when recruiting new industries to their communities,” Muskogee Mayor Marlon Coleman said in a statement. “It is not enough to have jobs, but employers are also looking for communities that are complete (that are) live, work, and play friendly.
“To that end, we must have housing incentives that encourage employees to live in the communities where they work. This incentive builds the footprint our community needs for employers and their families.”
Levi Gassaway, a 2019 graduate of Hilldale High School in Muskogee, recently took a job with Captive Aire as a quality engineer.
“The incentive definitely made the offer from Captive Air stronger than those from other nearby areas,” Gassaway said in a statement. “It’s a good place to start a life. Folks are friendly and respectful, and there’s a lot to do. Also, I missed Chet’s chili dogs,” referring to the food at a local eatery.
Lemuel Young, who took a job with Paradigm Shift, relocated to Oklahoma from Houston.
“Our first thought was to look closer to Tulsa,” Young said in a statement. “This incentive was one of a handful of great benefits that solidified our decision to start working at Paradigm Shift and choose Muskogee for our home. This incentive truly sets working here apart from other organizations I’ve worked with.
“They say your resource is found in your relationships. I’m looking forward to meeting and growing with many of the great people and families in Muskogee. But in particular, I’m looking forward to making great relationships with business owners and leaders in Muskogee to link arms together to benefit this town.”
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MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Oklahoma Renaissance Festival performers practiced their acts and perfected their outfits at the Castle in Muskogee, on Sunday, April 16.They were preparing for opening day, which is at the end of April.Among the cast of characters, we met the festival’s Queen Elizabeth of England and King Philip II of Spain."When I come here, every year, I get to learn something new and find something new," said Scott Long, who plays King Phillip II.“Everyone has something that they l...
MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Oklahoma Renaissance Festival performers practiced their acts and perfected their outfits at the Castle in Muskogee, on Sunday, April 16.
They were preparing for opening day, which is at the end of April.
Among the cast of characters, we met the festival’s Queen Elizabeth of England and King Philip II of Spain.
"When I come here, every year, I get to learn something new and find something new," said Scott Long, who plays King Phillip II.
“Everyone has something that they love themselves, and one of the most magnificent things is finding out what your festival is," Long also said.
"We have a joust, it happens twice daily, a human chess match where they fight for the squares and all the food and merriment and shopping that you could absolutely hope for," said Chris Ryan, who plays Queen Elizabeth.
Thousands of people come together to make the festival happen every year, but the King and Queen said visitors are the most important part.
"It is not a festival without our visitors. It is you coming and making your presence here in the festival and joining in the fun is what makes this the most fantastic place in all of the area," Long said.
"It is so wonderful to see young and old all mixed together enjoying and laughing, getting away from the trials and tribulations of the outside world," Ryan said.
The renaissance Festival in Muskogee runs for six weekends, starting April 29.
"The memories, the joy, the experiences, the funny thing that happened to you, the touching thing that happened to you, it is an experience you'll have like none other, and is one you'll talk about with others for years to come," Long said.
A district judge is expected to rule next week whether the Bacone College campus will be sold to pay a debt.District Judge Timothy King heard arguments Thursday whether to delay the campus being sold at a Sheriff’s Sale on April 27.MHEC LLC, doing business as Midgley-Huber Energy Concepts, sued Bacone for breach of contract regarding payment for materials and installation of energy conservation services.King ruled in a summary judgement that Bacone owed MHEC LLC $1,038,500 and ordered the campus — valued at m...
A district judge is expected to rule next week whether the Bacone College campus will be sold to pay a debt.
District Judge Timothy King heard arguments Thursday whether to delay the campus being sold at a Sheriff’s Sale on April 27.
MHEC LLC, doing business as Midgley-Huber Energy Concepts, sued Bacone for breach of contract regarding payment for materials and installation of energy conservation services.
King ruled in a summary judgement that Bacone owed MHEC LLC $1,038,500 and ordered the campus — valued at more than $10 million — to be sold to pay the debt. Bacone is appealing King’s decision.
Joe Keene, the attorney representing Bacone, argued an April 27 auction would hinder students in attendance.
“Bacone is in school right now,” Keene said. “The last day the students will be there is May 12.”
Keene asked the court to use its power to stay the sale until the students are out.
“If we could just push this sale out past that May 12 — that’s a mere 15 days after April 27 — because I’d hate for the students ... to have to leave and can’t take finals ... just the harm there.”
Bacone agreed to pay MHEC for certain energy conservation services and installations provided to the college beginning Aug. 20, 2020, according to a contract filed with the court.
MHEC filed a verified lien statement July 9, 2021 in the amount of $1,038,500 — the amount MHEC claims is owed for the work, plus pre-judgment and post-judgment interest.
King ruled a summary judgment in favor of MHEC on Nov. 13, 2022.
John Harper, representing MHEC, argued Bacone has had ample time to begin payments of of the debt.
“They’ve appealed the decision itself and now they’re trying to stop the collection effort,” Harper said. “The sheriff’s sale is the collection effort that my client is trying to employ to receive the money that Bacone promised it would pay.”
Harper said Bacone could have presented a supersedeas bond — a type of surety bond that a court requires from an appellant who wants to delay payment of a judgment until an appeal is over.
“Not only did they not pay my client for over a million dollars worth of labor and material that we provided, now they don’t want to pay a supersedeas bond,” Harper said. “Both in the motion and reply filed by Bacone is the fact that we do have a money judgment.”
King told both parties he would make a final ruling before Wednesday.
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TULSA, Okla. — A group of meteor enthusiasts has spent days searching for fragments of a meteor that streaked across the Green Country skies last week.
Multiple surveillance videos captured the meteor's sights and sounds early Friday morning. People posted videos reporting seeing a large fireball and accompanying sonic boom.
Since then, professional meteorite hunter Roberto Vargas and a group of meteor enthusiasts have spent days searching for pieces.
“This right here is the newest visitor to Earth, it’s the Muskogee Meteorite," Vargas said.
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2 News Oklahoma joined the group Monday as they continued searching for fragments of the meteor.
“The Doppler radar said there should be here… We’re out here hunting…we’re finding rocks," said meteorite hunter Steve Arnold.
Vargas is among the few who have found a piece of Thursday's meteor.
“I looked down, and I just couldn’t believe it," Vargas said. "I just bent over and picked it up and sure it was a meteorite."
Mike Hankey with the American Meteor Society said only 1,300 meteorites have been recovered in the history of mankind.
He said it's the story hidden inside the rocks that sets them apart.
“When you crack a meteorite open, you look at it inside it’s like literally going back to the very origins of our solar system," Hankey said. “A lot of them will be broken down a little bit, which you can see the inside, which will be a grey cement color, a magnet will stick to them."
Vargas said that based on the video evidence and radar information they've collected, they believe the meteor could have ranged in size from a basketball to a grocery shopping cart before it broke apart in the atmosphere.
“It’s really the only aspect of astronomy that you can hold in your hand that you can put under a microscope, or you can study in a lab and that tells us what these planets are made out of, or what are these asteroids made out of," Hankey said.
Arnold said it's possible there could be hundreds of meteorites in Muskogee and the surrounding area. That's why they will continue their search.
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