Up until around age 55, men are much more likely than women to experience a heart attack. The gap gets smaller with advancing age, but men are still at a higher risk than women of suffering a heart attack. For that reason alone, it’s important that you recognize the common
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You’ve no doubt seen movies or television shows in which a character clutches his or her chest for a moment and then collapses because of a heart attack. Or maybe you’ve actually seen someone experience such an event—or suffered a heart attack yourself. If so, it’s possible that your symptoms
Heart disease is the leading killer of adults in most developed countries, including the United States, where it accounts for more than one-third of all deaths in both men and women. Numerous medications are available to prevent and treat heart disease. However, women may not be obtaining the same benefit
Aspirin’s ability to prevent platelets from sticking together makes this cheap, readily available drug valuable for preventing blood clots that can cause a heart attack or stroke. There’s no question that aspirin has value in secondary prevention—that is, in preventing a second heart attack or stroke. Aspirin is one of
Q. What are the symptoms and causes of anemia, and what should I do if I suspect I have the condition?
A. Symptoms of anemia include fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, rapid or irregular heartbeat, headache, cold hands or feet, pale skin, and chest pain. Anemia can result from several causes:
Q. My husband has been told his fatigue and reduced libido may be due to low testosterone levels, and his doctor suggested a testosterone-boosting drug. Am I right in thinking there are safety concerns associated with these drugs?
A. Testosterone levels naturally decline with age, and the decrease is