In his most recent appearance on Charlotte Today, Dr. Merrill Matschke discussed the effect that prostate cancer treatment often has on a man’s sexual health. While prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men, it rarely leads to death. Treatment, however, can often trigger the death of intimacy for a couple.
Not all forms of prostate cancer need treatment, Dr. Matschke explained, but if surgical or radiation-based treatment is required, a man’s love life usually suffers. But thanks to Better Life Carolinas, this doesn’t have to be the case! Dr. Matschke and his team are dedicated to helping prostate cancer survivors enjoy fulfilling sex lives through rehabilitative therapies. Dr. Matschke also shared his holistic approach toward maintaining men’s overall wellness, such as preventing cardiovascular disease through a healthy lifestyle.
When asked the link between testosterone and prostate cancer, Dr. Matschke put a common myth to rest. He explained that high levels of testosterone do not cause cancer – and that the proposed link between the two is losing credibility in the medical community. Recent studies, though, have shown that low T may be associated with a more aggressive type of prostate cancer. Researchers are still investigating, but it appears that normalizing testosterone levels may, in fact, help reduce the risk of prostate cancer.
To learn more about restoring intimacy after prostate cancer treatment or to schedule an appointment, call Better Life Carolinas today at 843.737.2597! It’s time to get back to a better place!