testosterone levels

  1. Why you're losing muscle right now

    Low testosterone causes muscle to wither

    Gents, I've been warning you for years now that the risks of low testosterone go far beyond a gun with no ammo -- and one new study after another is backing me up.

    The latest: Researchers have confirmed that seniors missing out on this critical hormone lose their muscle even faster than they lose their sex drive.

    The study of 1,200 seniors found that men with the lowest levels had stick-figure arms and legs that were practically useless and no strength left in their grip.

    Wave goodbye to that firm handshake... assuming you can still raise your arm.

    These seniors even had trouble with the simplest of all activities, like standing up from a chair. I can't think of anything feebler than that, but believe it or not this gets even worse: Men with missing muscle mass are more likely to suffer from potentially crippling falls.

    Now, I'm not saying you need bulging muscles like Popeye, especially in your senior years. But if you're starting to look more like Olive Oyl, you stand to lose a lot more than your manly strength -- because new research confirms yet another of my long-held beliefs: Testosterone is critical to cardiovascular health.

    As I told you last month, men who suffer from low testosterone are a third more likely to suffer a heart attack and up to 50 percent more likely to experience a stroke.

    Don't assume you're safe if you haven't had problems with your heart, muscles or erections yet -- because the loss of testosterone is so gradual most men don't even notice it.

    Not at first anyway.

    Then, one day, nothing seems to work right anymore -- and your butt is glued to your chair.

    Don't wait for that to happen. Use whatever strength you have left to get out of that chair and off to the doctor, even if you need someone to carry you there.

    Have him check your testosterone levels and top you off, and watch those muscles start to come back -- along with your energy, vitality and a little something-something "down there."

    Younger men, you're up next. Keep reading for the latest threat to your manhood.

  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. How sunlight boosts your love life

    I've been shedding light on America's sex problems for decades...and now the mainstream is finally coming around.
  4. Erection meds get bad boost

    Just when men are starting to realize that there are real problems with pointless ED pills, these dangerous drugs get a lift from a most unlikely place.
  5. Staying Mentally Sharp with Testosterone

    You've heard me talking about a healthy man's need to maintain adequate testosterone levels - especially as we creep ever upward in age.

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