A recent study says that men dealing with tough marriages are more prone to a heart attack while women are easy to go dealing with the situation.
According to some British researchers, the cumbersomeness of marital life is strongly responsible for the problems related to blood pressure, cholesterol, weight gain in men. Even a high number of men suffering from chronic diseases like heart attacks and strokes have a tough relationship to deal with at home.
The researchers conducted the study on a subject of 620 married men who were a father to children of 16 years of age. The results concluded that the health conditions of the men improved as did their marital relationships. Simultaneously, there were a few men suffering from turbulent relationships and had a significant downfall in their health to register under the study.
This study of the Bristol & Glasgow University, when compared with a study on British women, the researchers failed to find any link between marital problems and the health of the females.
The researchers speculate that the prime reason for the difference is the dependency of men on their wives for social networking, whereas women have their own way to socialize and cope with the problems.
A report published in the BMJ Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health even advise such men with troubled marriages to get divorced just to keep up their health. The report reads, ‘Marriage counseling for couples with deteriorating relationships may have added benefits in terms of physical health over and above psychological well-being, though in some cases ending the relationship may be the best outcome.’
This study was done on a subject of fathers of 3 years old children in 1991. These men filled a questionnaire on quality of life when their kids are three and then later again when the children were nine.
The vitals like blood pressure, resting heart rate, weight, blood fat and blood sugar levels of these men were recorded during the period from 2011 to 2013 when their children were around 19 in age. These vital signs were then used to check out the change in the cardiovascular activities and its relationship with the relationship changes.
The study revealed that improvement in the relationship had positive effects on cholesterol, blood pressure, blood pressure levels and weight whereas cumbersome relationship resulted in health complications.
The findings are in coordination with the Japanese expert’s verdict that married men, unlike single men, are more prone to metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome can be described as a combination of high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, obesity and other damages. The Japanese also concluded that this isn’t the same with the women.
To ensure that the health & the marriage remains balanced, experts suggest couples stay in healthy boundaries offering personal space to each partner. Without mutual understanding and affection, facing grave problems in the marriage can be troublesome and affect the health of men and women in long-term.