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Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Joseph D Parkhurst, MD -  - Urologist

Urologist OKC

Joseph D Parkhurst, MD

Urologist located in Bethany, OK

Hormones control most of your body’s major functions, so any form of imbalance can cause noticeable problems. Board-certified urologist and hormone replacement specialist Joseph D. Parkhurst, MD, FACS, offers hormone replacement therapy for men and women at his private practice in Bethany, Edmond, Oklahoma City, Yukon, Moore, El Reno, Warr Acres, and Nichols Hills, Oklahoma. To learn how hormone replacement therapy can help you, call or book online for an appointment at Urologist OKC today.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What are hormones?

Hormones are chemical messengers your body produces to make sure all systems operate as they should. Hormones regulate many important bodily functions, including digestion, immune function, mood, and sexual desire. 

Your body contains many hormones. The primary hormone in men is testosterone, and the main hormone in women is estrogen. However, both men and women have estrogen and testosterone.

How do I know if I have a hormone imbalance?

Even a minor hormone imbalance can wreak havoc on your well-being, causing symptoms such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
  • Memory loss
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Moodiness and irritability
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Decreased sex drive (libido)
  • Weight gain and bloating
  • Frequent illnesses
  • Joint pain

Women may also experience symptoms like vaginal dryness, hot flashes, and night sweats. Dr. Parkhurst offers hormone replacement therapy to restore normal hormone balance in women and men. 

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Dr. Parkhurst uses an evidence-based approach to hormone replacement therapy and hormone optimization. This integrated approach focuses on identifying and treating the root cause of your symptoms. 

Hormone replacement therapy uses artificial hormones to restore balance to your body and revitalize your life. After he accurately diagnoses your condition with a thorough physical exam, Dr. Parkhurst develops a customized hormone replacement therapy plan. This may include:

  • Oral hormonal medications
  • Topical hormonal creams, gels, or patches
  • Hormonal injections
  • Nutritional therapy and a diet that improves gut health

Every patient is unique, so Dr. Parkhurst creates an individualized plan tailored to your specific needs.

What are bioidentical hormones?

Depending on your condition, Dr. Parkhurst may recommend bioidentical hormones. These artificial hormones mimic the molecular structure of the hormones your body produces naturally. Because they’re identical, your body responds to the synthetic hormones the same as it would to the real thing. 

Bioidentical hormones are made in a lab, just like traditional artificial hormones. One of the main differences is that bioidentical hormones come from plant sources, such as soy. Traditional artificial hormones come from animal sources, such as horse urine.

If you think you may benefit from hormone replacement therapy, call the office of Joseph D. Parkhurst, MD, FACS, or book an appointment online today.