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Men's Sexual Dysfunction Specialist

Joseph D Parkhurst, MD -  - Urologist

Urologist OKC

Joseph D Parkhurst, MD

Urologist located in Bethany, OK

Board-certified urologist and sexual health expert Joseph D. Parkhurst, MD, FACS, knows that men’s sexual dysfunction is about more than just testosterone. Dr. Parkhurst provides comprehensive treatment for men’s sexual dysfunction, including hormone replacement therapy, at his practice in Bethany, Edmond, Oklahoma City, Yukon, Moore, El Reno, Warr Acres, and Nichols Hills, Oklahoma. For complete care of men’s sexual dysfunction, call or book online for an appointment at Urologist OKC today.

Men's Sexual Dysfunction Q & A

What is men’s sexual dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction encompasses any physical or psychological problem that interferes with your sexual satisfaction. The most common types of sexual dysfunction in men include:

  • Erectile dysfunction, or inability to get or maintain an erection
  • Premature ejaculation, or reaching orgasm too quickly
  • Delayed ejaculation, or reaching orgasm too slowly or not at all
  • Low libido, or decreased interest in sex

Dr. Parkhurst provides you with up-to-date and nonjudgmental information about men’s sexual dysfunction and develops an individualized treatment plan to help you achieve a fulfilling love life.

What causes sexual dysfunction in men?

Men of all ages experience sexual dysfunction, but this condition becomes more common as you grow older. A variety of physical and psychological factors contribute to male sexual dysfunction, including:

  • Low testosterone levels
  • Tobacco use
  • Alcoholism and drug abuse
  • Medical conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure
  • Hardened arteries (atherosclerosis)
  • Certain medications, such as antidepressants and blood pressure medication
  • Surgical or medical treatment of prostate cancer
  • Anxiety about sexual performance
  • Work-related stress and anxiety
  • Relationship problems
  • Depression

Dr. Parkhurst takes the time to completely understand the root cause(s) of your sexual dysfunction so he can develop an effective treatment plan. 

How is men’s sexual dysfunction diagnosed and treated?

First, Dr. Parkhurst asks you to describe your specific concerns and reviews your medical and sexual history. He performs a physical exam and takes blood tests to check your hormone levels, cholesterol, and blood sugar.

After he gets a complete picture of your overall health and well-being, Dr. Parkhurst creates a customized treatment plan. If your sexual dysfunction is related to an untreated condition, such as depression or diabetes, Dr. Parkhurst begins by addressing that issue.

Depending on the cause(s) of your sexual dysfunction, treatment may include:

  • Hormone replacement therapy to boost testosterone 
  • Individual or couples talk therapy
  • Medications to improve sexual function
  • Medical devices, such as a penile pump

There’s no need to feel embarrassed talking about sexual dysfunction. To learn more about this condition and find an effective treatment, call the office of Joseph D. Parkhurst, MD, FACS, or book an appointment online today.