Testosterone Therapy

Testosterone Therapy
Testosterone Therapy services offered in Copperfield, Houston, TX

Men experience a decline in testosterone as they age, leading to irritability, depression, and erectile dysfunction. At Copperfield Family Clinic in Houston, Texas, testosterone therapy is available to ease disruptive symptoms of low testosterone so you can enjoy a higher quality of life. Dr. Regina Ottan-Obi, FNP, DNP, prescribes supplemental testosterone for adult men and continues to monitor their treatment during in-office visits and telehealth evaluations. Call the office to schedule a testosterone therapy consultation or book an appointment online today. 

Testosterone Therapy Q & A

What is testosterone therapy?

Testosterone is a male hormone responsible for regulating several biological functions in men, including:

  • Sex drive (libido)
  • Sperm production
  • Growth of facial hair and body hair
  • Muscle mass and strength
  • Red blood cell production

As you age, your natural testosterone levels begin to decline. This decline can start in your 30s and continue as you get older. The loss of testosterone can trigger a variety of symptoms that lower your quality of life.

You can also experience low testosterone as a side effect of chronic health conditions, like thyroid disorder and obesity, or testicular trauma.

Copperfield Family Clinic offers comprehensive care for adult men who experience symptoms of low testosterone (low T). As a family nurse practitioner, Dr. Regina Ottan-Obi has extensive experience helping men improve their health and wellness with customized testosterone therapy plans.

When should I consider testosterone therapy?

You might be a candidate for the testosterone therapy services available at Copperfield Family Clinic if you experience symptoms of low testosterone, such as:

  • Reduced sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Increased body fat
  • Reduced muscle mass
  • Loss of facial or body hair

Low testosterone can also affect your cognitive abilities and mental health and cause symptoms like depression, irritability, and mental fog.

Dr. Regina Ottan-Obi provides in-office blood tests to assess your hormone levels and rule out underlying medical issues that can cause similar symptoms. If you have low testosterone levels, she customizes a testosterone therapy plan to meet your needs.

How does testosterone therapy work?

Testosterone therapy involves taking supplemental testosterone to balance your natural hormone levels. Copperfield Family Clinic offers several delivery methods for supplemental testosterone, including:

  • Gels
  • Patches
  • Injections
  • Pellets

Dr. Regina Ottan-Obi can help you determine which method is the best fit for you. She also helps you find the optimal dosage of testosterone to ease your symptoms.

Many men experience lasting symptom relief in the weeks after starting treatment. During follow-up visits in the office or through the telehealth platform, Dr. Regina Ottan-Obi continues to monitor your progress with testosterone therapy and can make dosage adjustments as needed.

Call Copperfield Family Clinic to schedule a testosterone therapy consultation or book an appointment online today.