Why do women live longer than men?

India
November 29, 2009 9:31am CST
It is women who live longer than men everywhere across the world. Why? 1.Estrogen factor: Women have this hormone called estrogen that helps them to build a strong immune system and hence can fight diseases better than men. 2.They can handle stresses better. They can cry easily vent out the stresses easily. 3.They can manage sickness better than men. 4.They are mentally stronger than men. 5. They can manage to live even after the death of their life partners better. and there may be more, I would have left them. gentlemen, don't add: 6. women are living with better partners-that is men.
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@aerous (13461)
• Philippines
30 Nov 09
I don't have any idea on why women live longer than men. I go on some of your explanation...have a nice day!
• India
30 Nov 09
okay,aerous, thanks for the response.
@aerous (13461)
• Philippines
1 Dec 09
Your most welcome, friend!
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
1 Dec 09
women r made to be stronger and tolerate more crap because of Eve's sin to tempt Adam to eat an apple from the tree. Adam was weak. so, that is why women have to suffer with menstrual cycle, giving birth, menopause, etc, while men dont think much. women do all the work and thinking.
• India
1 Dec 09
Ok, I appreciate your views fifileigh, thanks for the response.
• Italy
30 Nov 09
AHah number six is the only reason...
• India
30 Nov 09
oh, is it? thanks for the response, claudioangione.
• United States
30 Nov 09
Women outliving men may not be the case for much longer. As women have moved into the work place and face the same pressures as men, plus being called upon to keep the home fires burning, too, incidents of heart attacks are on the rise at earlier ages. Men, on the other hand, have been told over the last several years that they should give up the reins of power and some are even house husbands now. Their incidents of heart attacks is decreasing as they relax more. In families where men and women work together without defining areas, life seems to be easier and the participants healthier. Even when people exercise and eat right, they may still be prone to strokes and heart attacks if they push themselves too hard.
• India
30 Nov 09
yes, i agree with your points mysicmaggie, this scene will change soon as you rightly said. thanks for the response.
@iamzhh (139)
• China
30 Nov 09
generally speaking, woman is shorter than man. so their hearts' burden is lighter than men's. that's one of the important reasons.
• India
30 Nov 09
oh, here is another point from iamzhh, thanks for the response.
• India
30 Nov 09
Its because always men has to pay the bill, which might lead to heart attacks.. :)
• India
30 Nov 09
hahaha, valid point msir, thanks for the response.
• China
30 Nov 09
En,it's funny.Maybe we should live like a women?haha,just a joke,I think with a good attitude of life,everyone can live longer.
• India
30 Nov 09
Why not try and live like women crying and releasing the stresses, zlcdouble? thanks for the response.
@borhan (1345)
• United States
30 Nov 09
Wow! I heard this earlier and thank you Vijay for your informations. Nature made them to live longer for a natural cause. That is for the survival and existence of human species.
• India
30 Nov 09
Yes, you are very correct. Nature has given women a bonus health to bear and protect kids, borhan, thanks for the response.
@derek_a (10897)
30 Nov 09
I think the main reason why women live longer than men is because they do not block their feelings. I have always learned that it is bad for a man to cry no matter how much he hurts. As a therapist myself, I know that this is not a good way to be as it puts stress on the heart and nervous system, which research has shown, also effects the immune system in a negative way. - Derek
• India
30 Nov 09
Yes, bottling of stresses make men die sooner, derek, thanks for the response.
• China
30 Nov 09
Thanks for sharing the imfo~ It's true. And from my perspective, maybe the main reason for why do women live longer than men is that we can handle stress better than men, we can cry out when we are in trouble....
• India
30 Nov 09
yes, that is what exactly I think, youlechanges, thanks for the response.
@rika999 (104)
• India
30 Nov 09
all the facts mentioned by you my dear friend is quite true. .. but one thing i like to add that men are borne to make a woman happy my every means ... feeding them , kidding them ,, and lastly taking all the outside stresses on one head.. that do matter in shortening the life cycle...
• India
30 Nov 09
Oh, you are making every man proud, rika, thanks for the response.
• China
30 Nov 09
hi ,the reason why do women live longer than men ,i think just becasue the women few pressure than men .men have to support family and many women neen't need to working ,just at home ,do things what they like to do ,you know ,have a good mood and few pressure is important for your health
• India
30 Nov 09
Yes, doreencoco, in general men seem to have more responsibilities, v
@BART78 (2931)
• Canada
30 Nov 09
old couple - retirement age
accross the industrialized world, women outive men to 5 to 10 years and i think the reason is the delay and advantage women have over men in terms of cardiovascular diseases, like heart attack and stroke, women develop these problems usually in 70's or 80's about 10 years laten tha men, who developt them in their 50's or 60's..
• India
30 Nov 09
Yes, this could be one of the reasons bart, thanks for the response.
@SHAMRACK (8521)
• India
30 Nov 09
Dear friend, That is really interesting information, May be it would be better to marry a women elder. May be a women could marry some who is younger. Even though these are happens very rarely.
• India
30 Nov 09
And that is a great idea from you shamrack, thanks for the response.
• United States
30 Nov 09
One thing is that women bleed more often. Yes I know it sounds strange but by having our periods we dispel built up stores of iron and other elements that can lead up to heart attack. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg16021562.500-give-blood-live-longer.html. Though men who donate blood from a young age will be helped with this.
• India
30 Nov 09
oh, this could be yet another reason for this phenomenon, opinionatedlady, thanks for the response.
@mawong79 (215)
• Malaysia
30 Nov 09
Thanks for the information. In this modern life, male behavior and physiology is shortening their lifespans relative to women.
• India
30 Nov 09
Yes, mawong, thanks for the response.
@locohboi (55)
• Philippines
30 Nov 09
i think the woman live longer because of the cleanliness to their self than to man,one factor of that is woman is not abbusing their body like drinking,smoking,eating fatty foods.
• India
30 Nov 09
Oh, this could be another reason? The researchers will be able to tell that better than me, locohboi, thanks for the response.
@Pose123 (21662)
• Canada
30 Nov 09
Hi vijayanths, I have known for some time that women live longer than men but have never known why. There is no doubt but that crying is important in relieving stress, and women do cry easier then men. I wonder if we will see a change now that it is more socially acceptable for men to cry, in many cases it is stressed that men should cry. I agree that women often live for many years after their husbands, but many men just seem to give up after they lose their. Perhaps that too may soon change. Blessings.
• India
30 Nov 09
Yes, Pose I do agree with you that scene may change in the coming year as women have started to take up big work responsibilities these days as you rightly said. thanks for the response.
@happy2512 (1266)
• Philippines
30 Nov 09
hehehe!women live better than men because we have a way of expressing our emotional problems than men, men tend to be masculine for they pretend that they were not affected with whatever that is bothering them emotionally. Women are more vocal & we can cry our heart out if we want to.
• India
30 Nov 09
Yes, you seem to be very happily enjoying this fact, Yes, happy, you express your emotions better.thanks for the response.
• United States
29 Nov 09
men tend to bottle their emotions and it causes so much stress it's hurtful and it even takes years off of their lives
• India
30 Nov 09
Bottling of emotions make the main difference as you rightly pointed out triber, thanks for the response.