Decreased energy, or fatigue, is a common symptom of hormone imbalance. Board-certified urologist and hormone replacement specialist Joseph D. Parkhurst, MD, FACS, treats fatigue in men and women at his private practice in Bethany, Oklahoma. To learn how you can feel healthy, vital, and energized again, call or book online for an appointment at Urologist OKC today.
Fatigue involves more than just feeling sleepy or drowsy. This common symptom involves a complete lack of energy and motivation that can make everyday activities, like going to work, seem impossible.
Fatigue may be a symptom of an underlying medical condition, such as hormone imbalance, or it may result from lifestyle factors like poor diet. If you continue to experience fatigue despite proper rest and nutrition, Dr. Parkhurst can help.
Most of the time, fatigue is due to lifestyle factors, such as lack of exercise. Common lifestyle factors that lead to fatigue include:
Fatigue may also be due to an underlying physical or psychological problem, such as:
Dr. Parkhurst performs a comprehensive evaluation of your condition to determine the root cause of your fatigue.
You should make an appointment with Dr. Parkhurst if you continue to experience fatigue after addressing common lifestyle causes, such as lack of rest and unhealthy eating habits. You should call Dr. Parkhurst right away if your fatigue occurs with other symptoms, such as:
The above are all common symptoms of hormone imbalance. In women, other symptoms of hormone imbalance include hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness.
First, Dr. Parkhurst asks you to describe your fatigue, including when it started, and any other symptoms you experience. He reviews your medical history and performs a physical exam. He may also take blood or urine tests to check for medical conditions that cause fatigue, such as hormone imbalance.
Then, Dr. Parkhurst develops an individualized treatment plan to boost your energy levels and enhance your overall health. Depending on the cause of fatigue, treatment may include:
If your fatigue is related to a hormone imbalance, Dr. Parkhurst may recommend bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
To learn how you can reclaim your youthful vitality, call Joseph D. Parkhurst, MD, FACS, or book online today.