Man flu is a fact...
If anyone has ever lived with a man, you may have been unfortunate enough to see that stoic male turn into a sniffling mess drowning in a pool of tissues at the turn of seasons.
We've all laughed or sighed "here we go again" at the dreaded man-flu that can take down fit men at the first sign of a sneeze.
But, this extreme cold or "man-flu" does exist, according to a national survey by GlaxoSmithKline, which questioned more than 900 people.
A clear majority 98 per cent of women and 79 per cent of men agree that men demand more sympathy when they have a cold.
Men who have contracted the "man-flu" also suffer increased symptoms of "moaning, complaining and [are] in need of more attention".
The survey revealed that women took four days to recover from the flu, while men took longer.