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Does Hypoxemic Ischemic Encephalopathy Happen More In Males Than Females
No: The hie is similar to choking enough to stop breathing for an extended period & get brain damage. Sex doesn't matter, the triggering stress is an equal factor. If blood flow to brain is interrupted or oxygen is unable to enter the blood, the injury can occur. This could be true knots in the umbilical cord, a cord wrapped around the neck or trapped in a clenched fist, stress at or before birth etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
X-linked recessive: Ordinary men and Turner women have only one X-chromosome. Ordinary women and Klinefelter men have two X-chromosomes. A person needs one normal X-chromosome to not have hemophilia. This is basic biology and I'm glad you're asking -- this should be essential knowledge to anyone living in the 21st century. ...Read more
Multiple causes: It is not clear exactly what the cause is (higher rates of uninsured, poorer/overburdened hospitals in the areas that serve them, indifference or racism by physicians/hospital staff, poorer self care and more reluctance to use the healthcare system, poorer overall health). Its likely that all of those play a role. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes but: Yes it's possible but not common. The mechanisms are superimposed coronary spasm or thrombosis that has partially dissolved at the time of study or supply/demand imbalance as occurs during surgery or in the presence of anemia. All of the above mechanisms have been demonstrated at various times. ...Read more
Estrogen: Believe it or not, the immune system communicates with hormones through receptors. Some diseases are more common in males though. ...Read more
Does Guillian barre syndrome happen to woman more than men? And what age is most common onset? I'm 20 is risk
Do your own research: The ?:? ratio is 1.5:1; ? preponderance is especially seen in older patients. GBS can occur at any age. In the US the age distribution has a 1st peak in young adulthood (15-35) and a 2nd higher one in middle age and the elderly (50-75). Now, I don't keep this info in my head. I had to look it up. And so can you. Regurgitating statistics isn't the best use you can make of a HealthTap doc's skills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Estrogen: Estrogen is highly protective against atherosclerosis. Premenopausal women generally don't develop heart disease unless they're born with it, smoke, have diabetes, or use cocaine. Everyone, men and women, become increasingly susceptible to heart disease with aging. If we ever learn how to fix that, we may start having some folks who live forever! ...Read more
Yes: Angina, the pain of insufficient blood flow to the heart due to coronary artery blockages occurs in both men and women but somewhat differently. First women in general get coronary artery disease approximately a decade older than men, thus angina at an older age. Second, while women do get classic angina , they also get atypical symptoms such as nausea, sweating and dizziness more than men. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Either one can: Brain cancers can occur in either gender although they tend to be somewhat more common in males. Yet gender alone can not predict accurately. ...Read more
Yes, but see below: As we age, we all lose brain size and slowly atrophy, but typically has minimal effects. If brain size rapidly declines, can be associated with alzheimer's disease, or other problems with cognition. Memory, focus concentration, and organizational skills can decline. Not the same with normal aging. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unclear question: Are; you asking if more x than y chromosomes are produced for instance in sperm. Males have one x and one y while females have two x's therefore overall about 75% of chromosomes are x. However these are almost evenly divided in reproduction so that there are approximately the same number of males as females (actually about 108 males per 100 females). If you had something else in mind, re-ask. ...Read more
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