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'Man flu' is real: Research says men experience worse symptoms

Man sick with the flu lying in bed 'Man flu' is real: Research says men experience worse symptoms
Ben Pena | 15 December, 2017, 14:25

When sifting through evidence accumulated through previous studies (some solidly scientific, others noticeably less so), he found that adult men appear to have higher rates of flu-related deaths compared to women.

Given the added pressures of the patriarchal notions of masculinity, women eventually lash out at men, mocking their symptoms and dismissing them as fabrication.

If there is a big football match on but you plan to drag your bloke to a kids party or family dinner, "flu" is an easy excuse.

CNN reports that according to research published Monday in the BMJ Medical Journal, with many respiratory diseases, men are more susceptible to complications than women.

His study, published in the December 11 issue of the journal BMJ, finds that men suffered more severe symptoms than women and that women's hormones may soften the blow of the illness.

WHEN a man complains of cold or flu symptoms, it may not be fair to dismiss his laments as simply a case of "man flu".

Gujarat Assembly Election 2017: Voting ends in 2nd phase
Advani now represents Gandhinagar constituency in the Lok Sabha, while Jaitley is a Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat . BJP's sitting MLA Arvind Patel is up against Congress' Jitubhai Patel from the Sabarmati seat.

Men may actually develop more severe symptoms than women after they catch the flu virus, a new medical review finds. The investigators found that the estrogen reduced the levels of flu virus in the cells from female donors, but not male donors. This led researchers to believe that sex hormones might have a bearing on influenza outcomes, and in vivo studies of animals seem to support this hypothesis.

His research states, "Studies of influenza vaccination suggest that women are more responsive to vaccination than men".

'Man flu' is a term so ubiquitous that it has been included in the Oxford and Cambridge dictionaries.

However, he cautions that more quality research is needed, because "it remains uncertain whether viral quantities, immune response, symptoms, and recovery time can be affected by environmental conditions". And women have stronger system stimulus and that that's and a local doctor for my share was saying hold on his panel thinks it's really this man this ninth that the manner sicker it just a man can handle it as well.

"I searched PubMed/MedLine, EMBASE, Cochrane, CINAHL, Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar using combinations and variants of terms "man"/'male, ' "woman"/'female, ' "gender"/'sex, ' "influenza"/'flu, ' 'viral, ' 'respiratory, ' 'common cold, ' 'difference, ' 'comparison, ' 'intensive care, '" Sue said of his method of research.

In other words, there's a plethora of scientific studies out there suggesting that men are not "wimps".

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