Men have long been the source of entertainment with the term ‘man flu’ but a new study has revealed that women are actually likely to suffer for longer and feel their symptoms are worse.
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Beechams commissioned the research which found female flu lasts 20 per cent longer and has worse symptoms than ‘man flu’ with 21 per cent of women retiring to their beds on the first day of the illness, compared to 16 per cent of men. Women are also more likely to use their symptoms as an excuse to get out of something they don’t want to do.
The research highlighted that women are happier to complain about their ailment to get sympathy, whereas 13 per cent of men prefer ‘tough love’ and 14 per cent want people to make them laugh to feel better.