Men can feel moody, tired, and experience changes in their libido after treatment for prostate cancer because of low testosterone. At Compassionate Oncology Medical Group in the Century City neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, Shahrooz Eshaghian, MD, provides diagnostic testing of your testosterone levels. Dr. Eshaghian also customizes testosterone replacement therapy plans using gel-based formulas to restore your natural hormone levels. To find out if testosterone replacement therapy is right for you, call Compassionate Oncology Medical Group to schedule an appointment or request one online today.
Testosterone replacement therapy is a treatment option for men who have low testosterone due to prostate cancer. Often, removing one or both testicles is a part of the treatment for this type of cancer.
The goal of testosterone replacement therapy is to replenish testosterone hormones in your body so you can function optimally. Testosterone is the hormone responsible for hair growth, deep voice, muscle mass, and other male characteristics and body functions.
Since the testicles make testosterone, their loss can cause low testosterone levels. Low testosterone, also known as Low-T, can cause various issues that affect your health and quality of life.
Testosterone plays a role in many male characteristics and functions, including:
Testosterone hormones also contribute to a man’s sense of well-being. Without enough of these hormones, you may feel persistently fatigued, experience mood swings, and lose your muscle mass. Men can also experience a loss of libido and the inability to have erections firm enough for intercourse.
If you have any of these symptoms, you can schedule blood testing at Compassionate Oncology Medical Group. The providers evaluate your testosterone levels to determine if you’re a candidate for testosterone replacement therapy.
Compassionate Oncology Medical Group offers testosterone replacement therapy in one of two ways:
AndroGel is a testosterone-based gel that you apply directly to your skin. Your body absorbs the gel into your bloodstream to restore your testosterone levels to normal.
Fortesta is also a testosterone-based gel that’s available in a convenient pump. You apply the gel to your skin to rebalance the testosterone hormone levels in your blood.
While you’re on testosterone replacement therapy, the providers at Compassionate Oncology Medical Group continue to monitor your health. They can address any adverse effects using the gel and order regular blood work to monitor your testosterone levels and ensure your health and safety.
If you have Low-T symptoms, schedule a consultation online or call Compassionate Oncology Medical Group today to find out if testosterone replacement therapy is right for you.