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Are males more susceptible to having a lingering illness?

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Dr. Michael Chen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Not neccessarily.

There are many factors that can cause an illness to linger. In the case of a viral upper respiratory infection, certain activities such as lack of hydration, rest, and excessive physical activity can cause the infection to last longer and sometimes create a situation where a secondary infection can develop.
The gender of the person, in it of itself, is not a predictor of a lingering illness.

In brief: Not neccessarily.

There are many factors that can cause an illness to linger. In the case of a viral upper respiratory infection, certain activities such as lack of hydration, rest, and excessive physical activity can cause the infection to last longer and sometimes create a situation where a secondary infection can develop.
The gender of the person, in it of itself, is not a predictor of a lingering illness.
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