Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men

medlabz - 30 Mar 2017
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Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men

Various reasons like psychology, health conditions, genetics, and hormones account to this difference in the life expectancy. Here are the details about the same

1. Decreased Lifestyle And Occupational Risk

Research indicates that men are more prone to drinking alcohol and smoking compared to women. This could lead to various other disorders which affect their life span.


2. Decreased Risk Of Cardiovascular Diseases

Smoking and alcohol put men at an increased risk of getting cardiovascular diseases. This also elevates their risk of having a stroke. Studies also show that women have better stress handling capabilities compared to men, which is yet another reason of decreased risk in women.

3. Presence Of Two X Chromosomes

Chromosomes come in pairs and it is a known fact that females have two X chromosomes, while men have X and Y chromosomes. In women, if one of the genes gets damaged, the other could back-up for its normal functioning.


4. Presence Of Estrogen

Estrogen is a female hormone that regulates various body activities. It contains antioxidants which act as scavengers, removing the poisonous chemicals and stress caused by cell aging. Estrogen also eliminates the bad cholesterol and plays an important role in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.


5. Lower Amounts Of Testosterone

Testosterone is a hormone found in both men and women. During late teenage and the 20s, men undergo a process called “testosterone storm” which could lead to aggressive behaviors and actions. They tend to have an increased risk-taking ability during this phase, making themselves a prey to accidents, depression, or suicide.


Irrespective of the gender, following an active and healthy lifestyle, which includes a balanced diet, regular exercise, giving up on alcohol or smoking and getting your body parameters tested regularly. You can now book an accurate Full Body Checkup at the comfort of your home from MedLabz.com or call on +91 7879-800-800to get more information on the checkup at your location

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