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 Tulsa, 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 Tulsa, 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 Tulsa, 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 Tulsa, 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 Tulsa, 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.
COVID-19 testing plays a critical role in the fight against the virus. Understanding COVID-19 tests, including the different types of tests and their uses, and the types of samples the tests use, is key to making an informed decision that meets your needs.COVID-19 testing is widely available in Tulsa County, including all local health care systems and many doctors’ offices. Local hospital emergency rooms should be utilized for emergencies (not COVID testing).Testing is available at the following locations below. Hours, el...
COVID-19 testing plays a critical role in the fight against the virus. Understanding COVID-19 tests, including the different types of tests and their uses, and the types of samples the tests use, is key to making an informed decision that meets your needs.
COVID-19 testing is widely available in Tulsa County, including all local health care systems and many doctors’ offices. Local hospital emergency rooms should be utilized for emergencies (not COVID testing).
Testing is available at the following locations below. Hours, eligibility requirements, cost and other details may vary. Please visit the organization’s website or contact them directly for more information. For testing statewide, visit the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
If you are uninsured and have COVID symptoms, were in close contact to someone COVID positive, or need a work release:
*Availability is limited. Children or adults can be tested. Requires any type of photo ID (no state ID needed, immigration status does not matter).
CDC launched the COVID-19 Testing Locator website, which will allow consumers to search for free COVID-19 testing sites near them. The locator is part of the CDC Increasing Community Access to Testing (ICATT) program, which provides access to COVID-19 testing, focusing on communities at a greater risk of being impacted by the pandemic, people who do not have health insurance, and surge testing in state and local jurisdictions.
Tests offered may include laboratory-based nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs), including polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, and rapid antigen point-of-care (POC) testing. Results are typically provided within 24–48 hours. Testing is available at pharmacies, commercial laboratory sites, community sites, and retail locations.
COVID-19 testing is available at no-cost at ICATT sites to people with or without health insurance who are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. The tests are billed to third-party payers, such as Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurers. People without health insurance do not have to pay for COVID-19 testing at ICATT locations.
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We have 10 locations across Tulsa County that offer a variety of services to help you and your family stay healthy.
Oklahoma Weather Forecast: Bookmark this page and refresh it often for the latest forecast and daily updates.TULSA, Okla. -What is the forecast for Wednesday?A mostly steady state forecast remains today but increasing south winds Thursday will occur ahead of a Friday front. Temperatures this morning will begin mostly in the lower 40s with afternoon highs reaching the lower 70s. Mostly sunny skies are expected today with southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.The pressure gradient tightens overni...
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A mostly steady state forecast remains today but increasing south winds Thursday will occur ahead of a Friday front. Temperatures this morning will begin mostly in the lower 40s with afternoon highs reaching the lower 70s. Mostly sunny skies are expected today with southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
The pressure gradient tightens overnight into early Thursday, resulting in increasing southerly flow with south winds tomorrow at 15 to 30 mph. Despite a modest increase in low level moisture, fire spread rates will continue to increase along and north of the Tulsa metro Thursday afternoon and early evening. Dry conditions and dormant vegetation combined with the gusty winds will result in increasing fire spread rates.
As a compact upper-level system quickly moves from southern Canada into the far northern US, a cold front will approach our area early Friday morning. Dewpoint temperatures in the lower 50s are likely to pool near and along the boundary for Friday morning. The result will be a spotty shower or a few sprinkles near this boundary as it quickly progresses through the area. Some data suggest a minor stratification of air behind the front which would allow for a small area of drizzle. Regardless, our probability for measurable precipitation will remain around 10% or less early Friday morning.
As the front progresses across the area Friday afternoon, gusty north winds will develop at 15 to 25 mph with decreasing clouds through the day. Some minor cold air advection will bring temperatures down into the upper 50s and lower 60s, closer to our seasonal average. Late Friday night and early Saturday morning, a surface ridge of high-pressure will develop near the area with lighter wind. This will also allow temperatures to drop late Friday night and early Saturday morning to the mid and upper 30s.
Most of Saturday appears fine with daytime highs in the lower to mid-60s along with sunshine and a return of the South breeze at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday into early next week continues to center around the developing trough bringing rain and storm chances back through the southern plains. The evolution of the system continues to be problematic from the timing and trajectory standpoint, but increasing shower chances will remain late Sunday night into the early part of next week. The trend is for the system taking more of a southern route. We’ll continue with mentions for showers and some thunder early next week with a reduction in temperature.
The pattern suggests another storm system may be nearing the area near the Thanksgiving holiday. The trend is for cooler weather from the middle to the end of next week.
How to prepare my home for a freeze?
The City of Tulsa says it's important to protect your pipes from the cold.
Officials recommend protecting outside pipes by disconnecting garden hoses from your house and installing covers on outside faucets.
Also, if a sink is along an outside wall of your home, allow a trickle of water to run and open the cabinet doors to allow warm air to circulate.
The National Weather Service says when temperatures drop to 28°F or lower for a couple of hours you should bring pets indoors, protect sensitive vegetation, protect outdoor pipes and let indoor faucets drip and to turn off automatic sprinklers.
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Overnight on Sunday, firefighters battled several house fires across Tulsa as temperatures dropped below freezing.
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WASHINGTON —Sen. Markwayne Mullin got into a heated exchange with a Teamster Tuesday on Capitol Hill, officially challenging him to a fight in Oklahoma.Over the course of this past year, Mullin and Sean O'Brien, the general president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, have been going back and forth in person and on social media....
Sen. Markwayne Mullin got into a heated exchange with a Teamster Tuesday on Capitol Hill, officially challenging him to a fight in Oklahoma.
Over the course of this past year, Mullin and Sean O'Brien, the general president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, have been going back and forth in person and on social media.
An encounter during a Senate committee meeting in early March led to O'Brien calling Mullin a "greedy CEO," and the Teamster leader took to social media in June to call the U.S. senator from Oklahoma a "moron" and a "clown & fraud." During the social media post, O'Brien seemingly challenged Mullin to a fight.
Mullin later tweeted a response to O'Brien, accepting the challenge and offering to participate in an MMA fight for charity.
O'Brien and Mullin were in the same room together Tuesday during a Senate committee hearing, during which the senator officially renewed the challenge.
"This is a time. This is a place," Mullin said after reading some of O'Brien's previous comments. "You want to run your mouth. We can be two consenting adults. We can finish it here."
"You stand your butt up, then," Mullin said.
"You stand your butt up," O'Brien responded.
Sen. Bernie Sanders tried interjecting, but Mullin quickly stood up and appeared to start to take off a ring.
"No, no! Sit down! Sit down. You're a United States senator. Act it. Sit down, please," Sanders told Mullin.
Sanders again tried restoring order, but Mullin continued to use his time to address the initial fight challenge while bringing up O'Brien's history with the union and law enforcement. Mullin eventually issued an official challenge, offering to fight O'Brien for charity on April 30 in Tulsa.
"You want to fight me?" O'Brien asked.
"What'd you say about 'any time, any place?'" Mullin responded.
"Let's have coffee. Let's discuss our differences," O'Brien said.
The two continued to name-call before O'Brien said Mullin was "an embarrassment to the state of Oklahoma."
Sanders finally brought the conversation to an end, saying the hearing was about America's working class before moving on to another senator to speak.
More than 139,000 Oklahomans are still without power after severe weather downed trees and power lines late Saturday into Sunday. Some residents are not expected to have power restored until the weekend.The severe storms produced winds that exceeded 95 mph in the hardest hit areas of the state, including the Tulsa area. One tornado...
More than 139,000 Oklahomans are still without power after severe weather downed trees and power lines late Saturday into Sunday. Some residents are not expected to have power restored until the weekend.
The severe storms produced winds that exceeded 95 mph in the hardest hit areas of the state, including the Tulsa area. One tornado was confirmed to have touched down in the Oologah area early Sunday morning. The most significant damage, however, was caused by straight-line winds.
The state medical examiner confirmed two fatalities as a result of the storms — one in Creek County and one in McCurtain County.
While Oklahoma has a reputation for severe weather, the widespread nature of the winds and the damage they caused has taken many by surprise.
"We have never issued a warning for 100 mph winds, Tulsa meteorologist Steve Piltz told the Tulsa World. "That was a first."
As residents across Oklahoma were dealing with power outages Tuesday, they also were dealing with excessive heat.
The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for most of the state, including Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Heat indices were expected to reach well past 100 degrees Tuesday and Wednesday.
The weather service encouraged residents to practice heat safety while the temperatures remained high by:
— Ryan Sharp
Public Service Company of Oklahoma reported outages for 124,000 customers as of Tuesday afternoon, while Oklahoma Gas and Electric reported 9,813 outages.
Crews have been working since the storm to restore power, with more than 2,200 OG&E personnel deployed.
While there have been damages to buildings, and vehicles OG&E has encouraged customers to check the outage map for estimated restoration times. As of their most recent update, 82% of customers who experienced an outage have had their power restored, with full restoration of services expected by Thursday.
After a wind storm swept through the state and knocked out power for over 200,000 utility customers, Oklahomans began asking why the governor had not issued a state of emergency.
Gov. Kevin Stitt is part of a delegation who traveled to this week's Paris Air Show, a semi-annual event that includes an aviation and aerospace trade show.
When Stitt left Oklahoma's borders, the powers of his office fell upon Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell, including the authority to issue emergency declarations. There's one problem, though. Pinnell is also out of state. His communications coordinator confirmed Tuesday morning that Pinnell is not acting governor because he is at a previously scheduled work conference.
According to the Oklahoma Constitution, if both Stitt and Pinnell are absent from the state, the duties of governor fall upon the president pro tempore of the Oklahoma Senate. In that case, the acting governor is Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City.
Stitt, on Tuesday afternoon, asked Treat to sign an emergency declaration for the state. Treat did so after being notified he was acting governor by Stitt's office around 1 p.m. Tuesday.
— Dale Denwalt
Daily Covid-19 admissions in the Tulsa County areaAbout the dataData is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hospitalization data is a daily average of Covid-19 patients in hospital service areas that intersect with Tulsa County, an area which may be larger than Tulsa County itself.The number of daily hospital admissions shows how many patients tested positive for Covid in hospitals and is one of the most reliably reported indicators of Covid’s impact on a community....
Data is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hospitalization data is a daily average of Covid-19 patients in hospital service areas that intersect with Tulsa County, an area which may be larger than Tulsa County itself.
The number of daily hospital admissions shows how many patients tested positive for Covid in hospitals and is one of the most reliably reported indicators of Covid’s impact on a community.
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An updated vaccine is recommended for adults and most children. Statewide, 6% of vaccinations did not specify a home county.
Share of I.C.U. beds occupied
About this data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Notes: The hospitals map shows the average I.C.U. occupancy at nearby hospitals in the most recent week with data reported. The data is self-reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by individual hospitals. It excludes counts from hospitals operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Indian Health Service. Numbers for hospitalized patients are based on inpatient beds and include I.C.U. beds. Hospitalized Covid-19 patients include both confirmed and suspected Covid-19 patients. The C.D.C. stopped reporting data on cases in May 2023.
About this data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Notes: Weekly county death data prior to Jan. 2021 was not reported by the C.D.C. and is sourced from reporting by The New York Times. Hospitalization data is a weekly average of Covid-19 patients in hospital service areas that intersect with Tulsa County. Hospitalization numbers early in the pandemic are undercounts due to incomplete reporting by hospitals to the federal government.
The data in these charts has been archived and they are no longer being updated.
About this data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The data in these charts has been archived and they are no longer being updated. Weekly county case data prior to Jan. 2021 was not reported by the C.D.C. and is sourced from reporting by The New York Times. The C.D.C. stopped reporting data on cases in May 2023. Test positivity data is based only on test results reported to the federal government and is a seven-day average.
By Jon Huang, Samuel Jacoby, Jasmine C. Lee, John-Michael Murphy, Charlie Smart and Albert Sun. Additional reporting by Sarah Cahalan, Lisa Waananen Jones, Amy Schoenfeld Walker and Josh Williams. See a full list of contributors to The Times’s Covid-19 data reporting here.
Data on this page is reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Population and demographic data is from the U.S. Census Bureau. Hospitalization data is reported by individual hospitals to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and it includes confirmed and suspected adult and pediatric patients. The C.D.C. does not provide complete vaccinations data for some counties and caps its vaccination rate figures at 95 percent.
The C.D.C. may make historical updates as more data is reported.
The C.D.C. stopped reporting data on Covid cases in May 2023.