This question has always been asked; why there are more widows than widowers in most neighbhourhoods. Why is it that women have higher chances of surviving their husbands.
A short research reemphasised the obvious about men’s attitude towards clinic matters. It is well established that more men die earlier than women, but what is still confusing is why men are still perceived lackadaisical about their health? A study by the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in 2001 revealed that women are 33 percent more likely than men to visit a doctor in general, expectedly, the gap narrows with increasing age. With this in view, it is no surprise that men die at higher rate than women from the top 10 causes of death, according to a report by Men’s Health Network (MHN).
Those causes are heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, accidents, pneumonia and influenza, diabetes, suicide, kidney disease, and chronic liver disease and cirrhosis. A survey conducted on whether men really visit hospital for medical solutions revealed that hospital is about the last port of call for any kind of medical solutions for men. Apart from unequipped hospitals in the country that some have advanced as one of the reasons many men do not consider hospital for health remedy, others are personal and correctable. According to a Doctor, he says men are exploratory; they are more aggressive and are likely to die from most of the physical causes of death like road accidents and drug abuse. Though some researches favour men to die younger than women, it is noteworthy to say that this doesn’t cut across all societal settings.
The Dr explained that Developing countries like Nigeria, for instance, with the kind of health system available, there is likely to be more death among women in reproductive age than men, and maternal mortality is one of the high causes of death in developing countries. Below are some of the causes of more deaths among men than women;
1. Men Are Too Selfish, Self Centered
If women can’t conceive after marriage, they will surely go to the hospital. If the doctor advised that she should invite her husband, the husband won’t take any of that but when the problem persisted, the husband might sneak to hospital for a test and for instance, let’s say they discover that he have low sperm count most men won’t tell there wife about it.
If there is one reason one shouldn’t keep regular dates with the hospitals, putting your ego before your health is way off the mark. The trick about staying healthy doesn’t include treating an ailment; it is more of preventing an ailment. Heart diseases, low sperm count, stroke among others, might be difficult to detect if there is no regular checkup. So, if you really want to beat the landmark age, you may want to pocket your ego and go straight for check and when you’re done, let your ego brag about how healthy you are.
2. Men Are Too Private
We all hear about silent deaths every time. Talking about people suffering in silence, but you cannot suffer in silence when we talk about healthy living. A study has shown that most men who claim to have private life are the ones that die more of silence killer diseases.