man flu

New Evidence Man Flu Does Exist

Hey there Guys. Today I read an interesting article on “Man Flu”. Sick men across the world will be thrilled to learn that there could be reasons behind the difference between men and women when suffering with colds an flu.

As reported:

Men suffer more with coughs and colds because they have extra temperature receptors in the brain and so experience worse symptoms.

Dr Ellison said: ‘When you have a cold one of the things that happens is you get an increase in temperature to fight off the bugs.

‘The bugs can’t survive at higher temperatures.

‘When your immune system is under attack the preoptic nucleus increases temperature to kill off the bugs. But men have more temperature receptors because that area of the brain is bigger in men than women.

“So men run a higher temperature and feel rougher – and if they complain they feel rough then maybe they’re right.”

Interesting eh?

Yours in good health.

Dr George

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