His struggle with “human touch” has been accepted by a doctor, who, with some slurred speech, said that he was delving into the issue after aversion to accusations of overreaction.
Based on past research – some scientific studies – some notably less important ones – Dr. Sur not only suggested that men do have more severe flu and flu symptoms than women, but also explored why this difference may develop .
Sue, a clinical assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Newfoundland, said: “I think the study really points to men who have a weak immune response to common viral respiratory infections and flu.” Facts show They have more severe symptoms, longer duration, higher hospitalization rates and higher death rates. ”
But others have not been convinced by the Soviet argument that many different factors can affect the flu or the flu is not good.
The article, published in the British Medical Journal, examined the previous study carefully and provided many evidences that men do indeed have more severe symptoms than women when it comes to viral respiratory diseases.
Among them, the authors point out that mouse studies show that testosterone can suppress the immune response to the flu, whereas some female sex hormones can boost it. More importantly, some studies on a small number of people show that cells from premenopausal women show a different immune response to the virus of the same age to the virus type following the common cold – when male cells are compared to postmenopausal women.
The study also noted that studies from the United States show that men have a higher proportion of deaths from the flu than women of the same age, while data from Hong Kong show men have more seasonal flu than women. It also overthrows the idea that people crashed on their first sneeze – pointing out that one study found that women were more likely to reduce their activity than men when mild respiratory illness occurred.
Sue wrote: “As about half of the world’s population is male, the absence of strict scientific evidence that male viral respiratory symptoms” exaggerate “may have important implications for men, including inadequate care.
Su admits that these studies did not take into account other differences between men and women, such as the number of smokers or men who found men worse than women in caring for themselves and seeking medical attention.
He told the Guardian newspaper: “Before we can say with certainty that there are differences in this immunity, more research and higher quality research are needed to control other factors between men and women.” “Is women more flexible? Whether we can play with the sick or not have serious symptoms? We are not sure, but I think everyone should be suspicious of illness. ”
Sue also explored why men experience evolutionary interpretations that are more severe than those of women in viral respiratory infections.
In the theory put forward, Sue pointed out that higher testosterone levels may provide better competition against possible adverse effects of other males than the immune system, or more in the day to make males’ beds and therefore may not Natural enemies.
Sue said: “Maybe it’s time to be male friendly, equipped with plenty of TVs and loungers, where men can recover from the devastating effects of a safe and comfortable human flu.
“I hope the next man is exaggerated, they can say:” Hey, look at this study, there is evidence that I am not! He added.
“There are many factors that can contribute to the severity of the flu,” he said. “As the authors of this article have suggested, it is not yet known whether there are any gender differences in influenza susceptibility or if there is any progress in the infection. “