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Old 12-12-2017, 07:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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'Man flu' is a real thing, says male 'doctor'



Laid up with 'man flu'? It's real, researcher says
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"Man flu" is real, or so says one Canadian researcher who was "tired of being accused of overreacting."

With many respiratory diseases, a man is more susceptible to complications than a woman, plus his immune system may be naturally weaker, according to research published Monday in the BMJ medical journal.

"Man flu" is a term used to chide men who are suspected of exaggerating their symptoms when sick from a cold or other minor illness.

"It's a frequently heard stereotype," said Dr. Kyle Sue, author of the study and an assistant professor of family medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada.
I guess spending ones time on helping cancer patients or curing sickle cell anemia is just not sexy enough for some doctors.
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Old 12-12-2017, 09:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Anectdotal opinion based on observation.

I feel like men are probably just more likely to shrug off minor symptoms until they get "really sick". Which makes them come off as exaggerating. Because they just sort of become instantly "really sick".
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I'll fucking come back to this when I can fucking post without dropping fucking f-bombs every fucking other fucking word. Which will fucking likely be fucking never. Fuck.
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Of course big media will add a twist for humour and clicks but results from studies he looked at were actually quite interesting. More study on humans is needed, of course, but women having a stronger immune system, why not? Would explain a lot.

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Most of the studies he found involved mice, and several of them showed female mice have stronger immune responses than males.

A study that isolated cells from 63 healthy people and infected the cells with a common virus found the cells from women had a stronger immune response than those from men.

Other findings included:

A seasonal flu study from 2004-10 in Hong Kong found men had a higher risk of hospital admission.

A U.S. observational study from 1997-2007 showed men had higher rates of flu-associated deaths compared to women.

Women are more responsive to vaccination than men.

In an unscientific survey, men suffering from a flu reported taking more time off from work than women.
Canadian doctor says there's evidence the 'man flu' is actually real - Health - CBC News
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Old 12-13-2017, 08:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Fucking influenza is fucking influenza. It doesn't fucking care if you are fucking male, fucking female, fucking pink or fucking purple.

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Actually, the doctor who did the research is against the whole "man flu" bullshit, and is saying that respiratory conditions can indeed hit males harder.

Many diseases in fact have variances on how they affect people of different ages, genders, ethnicity, etc. Infection rates, severity of symptoms, prognosis etc etc.

None of this is particularly new.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3013263/

Gender differences in autoimmune disease - ScienceDirect

Sex/Gender Differences in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention | Circulation


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Actually, the doctor who did the research is against the whole "man flu" bullshit, and is saying that respiratory conditions can indeed hit males harder.

Many diseases in fact have variances on how they affect people of different ages, genders, ethnicity, etc. Infection rates, severity of symptoms, prognosis etc etc.

None of this is particularly new.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3013263/

Gender differences in autoimmune disease - ScienceDirect

Sex/Gender Differences in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention | Circulation


Some folk in this thread need to ubnbunch their panties.
That's why I was calling bullshit. It's why some things hit me harder and affect me longer than they do Troy and why he doesn't always get sick from the germs he gives to me and I do. And vice versa.
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That's why I was calling bullshit. It's why some things hit me harder and affect me longer than they do Troy and why he doesn't always get sick from the germs he gives to me and I do. And vice versa.
Exactly, Wolfie.

The man-flu shit in the article title is typically bad journalistic spin on science.
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I've explained it so many times.... ask Beebs. It happens to her too once in a while.
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Some folk in this thread need to ubnbunch their panties.
And it sounds like you could use a wedgie-ectomy.

All the points you bring up are discussed at some length in the OP article. My argument is not with whatever research there is on the topic but with a doctor who the article quotes (unless you can show he didn't say it is this context):

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When he was asked to give an "interesting" two-minute presentation to a group of people from various career backgrounds, he knew that proving that men were not exaggerating "could provide evidence for men around the world to defend themselves."
That doesn't come off as if he's seeking an actual medical goal.
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