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A 21-year-old member asked:

Do strokes affect more men then women?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sean Baskin
Dr. Sean Baskinanswered
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Depends on age: Younger men are more likely to suffer a stroke than similarly aged women. However this trend starts to reverse in older patients and women age 75 or greater are more likely to suffer a stroke than men are.
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Yes: Men have more strokes than women but women are likely to have a more serious stroke.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Why is it that more men die from a stroke than women?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
That's not clear: Stroke certainly can be life threatening, especially if intracranial hemorrhage is associated, (60% mortality by one year). Men may have more complicated risk factors, such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, high triglycerides, elevated homocysteine, smoking, alcohol abuse, but we surely are seeing many women with similar risk factors.
A 23-year-old member asked:

Does angina affect more men then women?

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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Depends: Between ages 40 and 60. Men are more commonly diagnosed with angina. After 60 the male predominance diminishes.
A 25-year-old member asked:

Does asthma affect women or men more?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Yes women. According to the cdc, the prevalence of asthma in women is 9.3% and men 7.0%. Women are more likely to die from an acute asthma attack than men. In 2007, 2, 173 women died while 1, 274 men died due to asthma. The rate of asthma deaths seems to be decreasing since 2000.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

Does herpes affect fertility in men or women?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Not really: They remain at their baseline for fertility. However, a baby born vaginally during a primary outbreak has 30% risk of life threatening herpes disease. This drops to <5% with later outbreaks. A c-section prior to labor is protective. Other than the inconvenient & bothersome nature of the outbreaks infected people have families if they choose to.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Does trichomoniasis affect men and women differently?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: In men it may be asymptomatic or case a slight irritation of the urethra. In women is usually causes a malodorous vaginal discharge.

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