[dropcap]Y[/dropcap]ou may not have noticed or thought about it but it doesn’t just seem so; it is actually so. Men are really dying by the day.
Though women experience higher stress levels and are more prone to depression and anxiety… Women earn less than men, and in many countries. They don’t have the same human rights as men. Despite the social inequality of women in society, they live longer than men. This is a peculiar case all over the world. How come?
Traditionally, the difference in life expectancy between the sexes is usually blamed on the greater and goofier risks taken by men – in terms of accidents, illnesses, and other goofy acts linked to lifestyles that lead to fatal injuries, heart disease, and cancer. High testosterone levels are associated with risk-taking and aggression in younger males and with heart disease and prostate cancer in later life.
The biological advantage that women have has also been that during birth, male-child mortality is higher at birth. And more generally, the genetic difference between the male and female sexes is that women stand a better resistance to biological ageing. Women are found to produce more infection-fighting white blood cells than men of the same age. Another reason why men seem to die earlier too. They can’t withstand the stress internally for too long and let it out effectively.
Other Reasons Why Men Seem to Die Earlier Than Women
Women cry and let it go. Not men or boys. “Big boys don’t cry.” They hold it in until it kills them
Men don’t MENstruate! They don’t lose blood often enough to get refreshed. Losing or donating blood rejuvenates. And since women menstruate they have an edge over men who use same old blood till death.
Men by far outnumber women in some of the riskiest occupations, including military combat, firefighting, and working at like construction sites. The risks and hazards associated with the job is why men seem to die earlier than women.
Men die of heart diseases and attacks more often and at a younger age. This can be attributed in a way to too much thinking.
It is said that men commit suicide more often than women. Well, not black men and especially not Nigerian men.
A man will die several deaths before he goes to the hospital for a checkup. Except he is taken in unconscious. Most men keep the health problem of especially prostrate to themselves till it becomes critical. They’d rather die many times than allow a doctor to finger their bum checking for a healthy prostate.
Most women are married to men older than them. So naturally, they die before their younger wives. In most cases, it better comparatively as the women are better caretakers of the home than men. And honestly, women care for children more than men.
‘Na woman go kill you!’…some have been told. But finally, something kills a man.
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