You might also experience changes to your body, relationships and libido (overall sexual desire) that could affect your sex life.
Some common issues include:
erectile dysfunction (ED)
lower sex drive
smaller penis and testicles
changes in how you see yourself or your partner
If you’re having hormone therapy and another treatment, it’s important to know the side effects of the other treatment too.
All of these changes can be hard on your body and mind, leaving you worn down and feeling low.
Some men also experience depression and anxiety, and even have trouble concentrating or remembering things. You’re not alone, and this is a critical moment to reach out for any help you need. There are people (like friends, family, support groups or your care team) that could provide support and help you to manage the impact of those side effects on your life.
Speak to your doctor or a counsellor if you're feeling overwhelmed.
If you have a history of depression and anxiety, it's important to let your care team know. They can help choose the best treatment options to support you and your mental wellbeing.
There are ways to manage side effects and improve your quality of life. Learning more about what to expect, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and talking to your care team will play a big part in how you feel before, during, and after hormone therapy.