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Testosterone – Dr. Monte Smith

A big part of what makes a man a man is the testosterone that circulates in his body. But as men age, testosterone production by the body decreases, leading to health complications and a potential loss in quality of life. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, the U.T. Health Science Center at Tyler’s Dr. Monte Smith discusses diagnosing and treating low testosterone in men.

How does testosterone affect the male body? (first question)

What is testosterone deficiency and what causes it? (skip to 0:54)

Are there obvious symptoms attendant to testosterone deficiency? (skip to 2:20)

Why does testosterone decrease with age? (skip to 3:26)

How is testosterone deficiency diagnosed? (skip to 4:25)

How is testosterone deficiency treated? (skip to 4:58)

Are there side effects attendant to testosterone replacement therapy? (skip to 6:01)

What are the risks attendant to testosterone replacement therapy? (skip to 7:27)

Are there risks attendant to leaving testosterone deficiency untreated? (skip to 8:31)

What about over-the-counter products we see and hear advertised for treating testosterone deficiency? Do they work and are they safe? (skip to 9:20)




COPD – Dr. Eli Azzi

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – known by its initials COPD – is a progressive disease of the lung that is without cure. Untreated, the lungs become increasingly unable to effectively move air, making it difficult to supply the body with proper levels of oxygen. Though there is no cure, there are treatments and therapies that can have a significant impact on both the length and quality of a COPD sufferer’s life. U.T. Health Science Center at Tyler pulmonologist Dr. Eli Azzi discusses COPD in this edition of Health Connection.

What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD? (first question)

How common is COPD? (skip to 1:03)

What are the causes of COPD? (skip to 1:55)

What are the symptoms of COPD? (skip to 2:59)

How is COPD diagnosed? (skip to 3:53)

What are the long-term consequences of COPD? Is there a cure? (skip to 5:10)

How is COPD treated? (skip to 6:07)

Does exercise help with COPD? (skip to 7:37)

Are there any promising treatments for COPD on the horizon? (skip to 8:25)