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 Okmulgee, 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 Okmulgee, 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 Okmulgee, 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 Okmulgee, 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 Okmulgee, 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.
A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Emergency Sessions was held on Jan. 23 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee. (MM File)OKMULGEE, Oklahoma – Two back-to-back Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council emergency session meetings were held in person and via teleconference on Dec. 28 at the Mound Building.The National Council addressed the following legislation, the interpre...
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma – Two back-to-back Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council emergency session meetings were held in person and via teleconference on Dec. 28 at the Mound Building.
The National Council addressed the following legislation, the interpretation of which is attributed to language in the bills.
Emergency Session 1:
TR 22-182 Authorizing the Principal Chief to execute a memorandum of understanding with the City of Tulsa, the City of Jenks, and the Indian Nations Council of Governments (INCOG) for the benefit of the low water dam project near Muscogee (Creek) Nation Property. Representative Nelson Harjo Sr. sponsored the bill, which was adopted 8-6.
The Low Water Dam Project will cost $97,076,000.00 and is intended to increase the use of the river frontage property, which includes property owned by MCN. The nation, as a partner, will contribute $8,192,000.00 to the project.
Emergency Session 2:
NCA 22-154 A law of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation amending NCA 22-026 (A law of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation authorizing the expenditure of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Fiscal Recovery Funding for the benefit of the Department of Health) to add the authorization of the expenditure of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, (“Cares Act”) Funds for the benefit of the Department of Health. Representative Joseph Hicks sponsored the bill, unanimously adopted 15-0.
The bill authorizes the use of $11,840,087.00 of ARPA funds to be expended. This comes after the increased emergency room visits during the pandemic, resulting in insufficient available capacity for patients. The nation will update the MCN Department of Health Medical Center Emergency Room with these federal funds.
NCA 22-155 A law of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation authorizing the expenditure of funds awarded from the Department of Health and Human Services for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Department of Health-Special Diabetes Program for Indians Diabetes Prevention and Treatment Projects. Representative Galen Cloud sponsored the bill, unanimously adopted 15-0.
The grant awarded the MCN Department of Health $2,250,743.00 for diabetes treatment, prevention, and community services.
The meeting, agenda, and full legislation can be viewed at www.mcnnc.com.
OKMULGEE COUNTY, Okla. —Investigators found seven bodies amid the search for two teenagers reported missing early Monday morning in eastern Oklahoma.| MORE | Search for 2 missing teenagers leads to 7 bodies discovered on Henryetta property: What we knowOn Monday, an endangered missing person advisory was issued by officials for 14-year-o...
OKMULGEE COUNTY, Okla. —
Investigators found seven bodies amid the search for two teenagers reported missing early Monday morning in eastern Oklahoma.
On Monday, an endangered missing person advisory was issued by officials for 14-year-old Ivy Webster and 16-year-old Brittany Brewer. The alert stated that authorities believed that the two were with 39-year-old Jesse McFadden.
Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office officials confirmed that seven bodies were found on a property in Henryetta. The bodies are believed to be those of the two missing teenagers, McFadden and four others.
Authorities are working to identify the bodies.
Online records show that McFadden was supposed to be in court Monday on child porn charges and that he had been convicted of sex crimes. McFadden also was a registered sex offender after he was convicted of first-degree rape in 2003.
Oklahoma Department of Corrections online records show that he was sentenced to a 20-year term and was discharged in October 2020.
The Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that deputies took a missing person report for Webster Monday morning.
Deputies learned that Webster left during the evening hours of Saturday, April 29, to spend the weekend with a friend. She was supposed to be home by 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, but the sheriff’s office said she hadn’t come home.
Webster was reported to be staying with McFadden, who, along with two other family members, were believed to be heading to McAlester to work on a ranch. The Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office said in the news release that they learned no one from the family went to the ranch, and there hadn’t been any contact with them since Sunday.
Deputies also learned that another teenager, Brewer, was with them and was picked up during the early evening hours of Saturday.
The endangered missing person advisory was canceled after news broke that the seven bodies were found on a Henryetta property.
HENRYETTA, Okla. - Search teams in Okmulgee County said seven bodies were found on a property in Henryetta, including those of two missing teenage girls.Authorities said Ivy Webster, 14, and ...
HENRYETTA, Okla. -
Ivy and Brittany were supposed to be spending the weekend with McFadden and his family, authorities said.
The girls were supposed to be home on Sunday, April 30 at 5 p.m., but they never showed up. OHP issued a missing and endangered alert for the girls on Monday, May 1.
Deputies got a search warrant Monday afternoon to search McFadden's home and found all of the victims in the backyard.
Deputies believe they are the two missing teenagers and McFadden. The other four victims have not been officially identified.
McFadden was a registered sex offender who was supposed to stand trial Monday, May 1, in Muskogee County.
He was charged in 2017 with using a contraband cell phone in prison to send sexual messages to a teenage girl. He was in prison at that time after being convicted of rape in 2003 in Pittsburg County.
"Our hearts go out to the families and friends, schoolmates and everyone else. It's just a tragedy in Okmulgee County," said Sheriff Eddy Rice.
The OSBI is part of the investigation and has spent hours going through evidence inside and outside of the home.
Brittany Brewer's father said he's in shock.
"I'm lost. I'm really lost. End of school's fixing to be here, she ain't gonna be there. I mean she's gone," Nathan, Brittany's father said. "I have five kids but she was like my sidekick. She helped me on the cars, she helped me everywhere, and she's gone."
The Medical Examiner will identify all seven people and determine their cause of death.
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