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  1. Hidden heart attack symptoms

    Women don't recognize heart attack symptoms

    I know it's stereotypical for men to be too macho to seek help when they need it -- especially when it comes to asking for directions and going to the doctor.

    But today the shoe is on the other foot. It turns out women are just as guilty of not seeking help when they need it most.

    As a recent study revealed, women who are hospitalized for a heart attack are 40 percent more likely to die than men. Know why? You guessed it! It's because most of them wait too long before going to the ER.

    But here's the catch. Unlike men, who won't seek help unless you flat-out force them to, women don't seek help because they have no idea they're experiencing a heart attack.

    That's because a heart attack doesn't always feel like the ones you see on TV or in the movies. Don't expect a sudden pain in the chest, and don't expect to drop to your knees and call out, "It's the big one."

    Plenty of heart attacks come with no chest pain at all -- including 42 percent of all heart attacks in women and nearly a third of men. That means it's up to you to recognize the other warning signs, including a sudden pain or numbness in your jaw, arms, back, or stomach.

    Also watch for any of these other signs, especially if they come on suddenly and without any obvious cause:

    • Fatigue
    • Shortness of breath
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Dizziness
    • Lightheadedness
    • Cold sweat
    • Upper body discomfort

    Men, it's time to turn the nagging tables. Share this list with all the women in your life -- and not just your wife. Your daughters and granddaughters are in just as much danger, if not more so. Women under 55 are even more likely to experience a heart attack without chest pain than older gals.

    These women are so young it never even occurs to them that they're at risk in the first place -- which means they're all the more likely to ignore the signs and symptoms.

    And this is one case where ignorance ain't bliss.

  2. The real reason you need your testosterone

    Men, I've said all along that you need your testosterone for a heckuva lot more than just sexual well-being, and the latest news out of Europe backs me up: Seniors with the highest levels of this stuff are practically heart attack- and stroke-proof.

    Older men with the lowest, on the other hand, are a third more likely to suffer that heart attack and 50 percent more likely to battle a stroke.

    "What we can say is that elderly men with high testosterone levels are relatively protected against cardiovascular events," Study leader Ana Tivesten of Sweden's Sahlgrenska University told the Daily Mail.

    Heart protection, lower stroke risk AND a boost in the sack? For a senior man -- for ANY man -- it's the next best thing to being invincible.

    But you know there's always a catch, and this one's a doozy: Starting in middle age -- or earlier -- your testosterone levels plummet. The belly gets bigger... energy sinks... and erections get smaller or even disappear altogether.

    Most men won't admit it's happening to them, so there's plenty of denial going around -- but while you might fool yourself, you won't fool your heart.

    If you're past a certain age, odds are you're already suffering from this. A naturopathic physician can check your levels to confirm it and top you off the right way -- with a natural hormone boost.

    There's also an herb that's been shown to raise free testosterone levels by 96 percent. It's called fenugreek.

    Ladies, you're not off the hook: You need your testosterone too -- especially for your heart. Read this for more.

  3. Don't believe the hype: Smoking won't make you smaller

    The "science" on smoking isn't about finding the truth. It's about getting people to quit, no matter what. The latest research proves again that you can make any wild claim you want as long as it pushes that anti-tobacco agenda. This time, the Health Police claim that men who quit get the instant gift of firmer, harder erections.
  4. The daddy drop-off

    Men, it's a "fact of life" that you need your testosterone more than ever as you get older -- yet that's exactly when those hormone levels plummet to all-time lows.
  5. A guaranteed turn-off

    Researchers have uncovered evidence that men who have been exposed to one of today's leading sources of estrogen, the BPA used in plastic containers and can linings, are literally repulsive to women.
  6. Guys: do you know what time is on your biological clock?

    More and more studies are discovering that a man's fertility is just as likely to come with an expiration date as a woman's.
  7. Taking a second look at nutrition labels

    A new study out of Britain reveals that nine out of 10 regular food items produced specifically for kids have incredibly poor nutritional content.
  8. Diabetes drug boosts sex life

    Men with diabetes are prone to low levels of testosterone, but a new clinical trial has revealed that a topical, gel-based testosterone replacement therapy could improve not only the sufferers' response to insulin - it may also improve their sex lives.
  9. Flashback to the 80s: When men were men - at least more so

    I wrote to you about the alarming drop in fertility levels among men in the UK that some scientists are theorizing is due to cell phone usage. Surprisingly, the evidence supporting that hypothesis seemed pretty compelling to me. That's why I did a major double take when I read a recent Reuters article about American's men's testosterone levels…

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