Cardiologists from the University of Colorado affirm that marriage allows you to live longer
Relationships in marriage between spouses are the key to a long and happy life. Confirmation of this was found by cardiologists from the University of Colorado. The researchers found that single men were more than twice as likely to die of heart failure within five years of diagnosis than married men. Most likely, this is due to the fact that without women’s care, men wither away from the stress that accumulates in them, indulge in everything serious and are less likely to follow the maintenance of the daily routine. and a healthy lifestyle.
Interestingly, the protective effect of love and care in marriage extends to widowed and divorced members of the stronger sex. The findings, based on an analysis of data from 6,800 adult men, are another fact in the treasury of the health benefits of marriage. Previously, other studies have shown that marriage reduces the risk of dementia, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.
Colorado scientists followed men 45 and older for five years after they were diagnosed with heart failure. It turned out that avid singles lost the fight for longevity, dying 2.2 times more often during the control period than those who took it upon themselves to create long-term relationships.
Why is that? Heart failure is a chronic disease and requires careful monitoring and active treatment for the rest of a person’s life, cardiologists say. This includes regular visits to your doctor, diet and exercise at home and at work, a medication diary, and self-monitoring for shortness of breath, weight, fatigue, medication side effects. Apparently, the woman helps the man to do an important part of this work. Also, having debugged the process once with the help of the lady of the heart, the man can take much better care of himself throughout his life. As the world’s population lives longer, the quality of life in old age is of vital importance to the well-being of modern man. Making old age not weak, but joyful and active is a multifactorial task, and the love and support of spouses can play one of the main roles here, the authors of the study believe.