What Is Man Flu? Canadian Doctor Claims Men Suffer More When Sick

Man Flu is Actually a Real Condition

By that logic, man flu could even be a defense mechanism, keeping weakened men laid up and away from predators and competitors during the recovery process. On Monday, the British Medical Journal published its special Christmas edition.

"Further high quality research is needed to clarify other aspects of man flu", says Sue's article, with possible topics including the impact of environmental conditions on flu in males.

After his analysis of man flu-defined as "a cold or similar minor ailment as experienced by a man who is regarded as exaggerating the severity of the symptoms"-Sue had good news for male sufferers everywhere".

It also noted that a seasonal influenza study from 2004 to 2010 in Hong Kong found men had higher rates of hospital admission, and a decade-long American observational study that ended in 2007 suggested men had higher rates of flu-related deaths in comparison to women. Overall, it just seems like he doesn't want dudes to get made fun of when they sleep all day on the couch and demand soup. During the reproductive years, it is women who often suffer more severe disease, in part because flu is worse for pregnant women but also because women develop higher - nearly excessive - inflammatory responses to flu.

While the studies Sue cites are certainly reputable, that doesn't actually mean the man flu as it's commonly understood is real. Men are also more likely to be hospitalized for flu and other respiratory illnesses.


In fact, he believes a man's immune is weaker than that of a woman's immune system (possibly due to the effects of testosterone).

Furthermore, it has also been found that hormonal differences between men and woman may actually offer women greater protection from the full impact of flu symptoms.

In the immortal words of The Smiths, "And if they don't believe us now, will they ever believe us?"

Unlike the physical theories, this social hypothesis could support Sue's claims-but not in the way he'd probably hope.

Canadian researcher Dr. Kyle Sue took a deep dive into existing research to draw his conclusions on the matter of man flu. The study shows that men experience worse flu symptoms than women.

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