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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Why Men Die First: How to Lengthen Your Lifespan




It is a universal fact that men die before women. But the causes of this have long remained unexplored. Why Men Die First examines the reasons that men are more susceptible to illness and explains what they need to do to live longer. Bestselling author and professor of clinical medicine at Columbia University, Dr. Marianne Legato delves into problems that both men and women care about, including:
* How men's reluctance to speak frankly to their physicians can kill them

* The hormonal shift called "andropause," the male menopause, and therapies that alleviate its painful symptoms
*Men's biological predisposition to infection and how best to protect against it
*The real causes of male depression and how to treat it
*The risks inherent to the male heart, and ways to correct coronary disease--even late in life
Through her appearances on the Today Show and NBC Nightly News, Legato has launched the conversation about why men die young, and what we all can do to reverse the grim trend.


SEMENJAK sekolah rendah sehingga kini, ramai kawan lelaki saya mati. Paling pertama saya ingat ialah seorang kawan lelaki saya kemalangan motor dan mati. Dan selepas itu ada beberapa siri lagi melibatkan kematian kawan lelaki saya. Tidak pula saya dengar kawan perempuan saya mati.

Masyarakat kita anggap perempuan lemah. Sekurang-kurangnya saya dididik begitu secara tidak langsung oleh masyarakat. sehinggalah emak saya beritahu lelaki tidak ada ketahanan biologi sebab itu tugas melahirkan anak adalah tugas perempuan. Emak saya misi. Emak saya beritahu hal ini pada tahun 1989. (saya beritahu hal ini kepada rakan-rakan di sekolah saya tetapi semua tidak percaya sebab mereka kata `perempuan angkat benda berat pun tak mampu'.)

Melalui buku ini saya dapati secara perubatan/biologi lelaki lebih lemah dan terdedah dengan pelbagai penyakit. Contohnya memang bayi lelaki lebih lemah dan lebih tinggi risiko untuk mati berbanding dengan bayi perempuan. Dan setelah dewasa pula persekitaran membentuk lelaki untuk lebih berisiko untuk mati berbanding perempuan.

Contohnya lagi, penyakit jantung boleh muncul seawal umur 35 tahun untuk lelaki manakala untuk perempuan biasanya muncul setelah monopouse.

Begitu juga dengan isu andropouse sebenarnya lebih kompleks berbanding dengan monopouse yang lebih digembar-gemburkan.

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Seronok saya membaca buku ini. Ia bagus untuk pengetahuan kesihatan kita dan orang yang kita SAYANGI.






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Marianne J. Legato, MD, FACP, is an internationally known academic physician, author, and lecturer and globally recognized expert in gender-specific medicine, the science of how normal human function and the experience of the same disease vary as a function of gender/biological sex. Legato is an expert on the sex-specific aspects of men's and women's health and is the founder and director of the Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine at Columbia University. In 2008, she established the non-profit Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine. She has devoted much of her research to the subject of women and heart disease and in 1992 won the American Heart Association's Blakeslee Award for writing the best book on cardiovascular disease written for the lay public. - Wikipedia.


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