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Does hypoxemic ischemic encephalopathy happen more in males than females?

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 more

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Encephalopathy (Definition)

Encephalon means brain, pathy means abnormal, so the full term means abnormal brain. I see the statement used by many of my colleagues, but it is not a diagnosis, ...Read more


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Why is hemophilia usually seen more in males than females?

Why is hemophilia usually seen more in males than females?

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

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Why does sepsis occur more often in non-white populations?

Why does sepsis occur more often in non-white populations?

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 more

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Does myocardial infarction happen in arterial stenosis less than 70%? Please, need some answers?

Does myocardial infarction happen in arterial stenosis less than 70%? Please, need some answers?

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

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How come we see autoimmune diseases more in females than in males?

How come we see autoimmune diseases more in females than in males?

Estrogen: Believe it or not, the immune system communicates with hormones through receptors. Some diseases are more common in males though. ...Read more

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Why do we see autoimmune diseases more frequently in females than in males?

Why do we see autoimmune diseases more frequently in females than in males?

Hormone?: Although the exact cause is unknown, it is suspected that female hormones particularly estrogen may have something to do with it. ...Read more

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Please explain why is breast cancer in males more severe than in females?

Please explain why is breast cancer in males more severe than in females?

Not known for sure: But it is probably because of more advanced staging at diagnosis. Most people don't think of men getting breast cancer, so there is less self examination and lower level of suspicion by patients, and sometimes even by doctors. ...Read more

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Does Guillian barre syndrome happen to woman more than men? And what age is most common onset? I'm 20 is risk ?

Does Guillian barre syndrome happen to woman more than men? And what age is most common onset?  I'm 20 is risk
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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 more

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Why is Asperger's syndrome more common in males than in females?

Why is Asperger's syndrome more common in males than in females?

Unknown: It is not known why Asperger's disorder is more common in males. I have several female patients with Asperger's disorder ...Read more

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Why are most men over 40 years old more susceptible to heart disease than women?

Why are most men over 40 years old more susceptible to heart disease than women?

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

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Does angina affect more men then women?

Does angina affect more men then women?

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 more

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Why would females be more tolerable to hemorrhagic shock than males?

Why would females be more tolerable to hemorrhagic shock than males?

Estrogen, maybe: It seems that estrogen may affect the body's response to hemorrhagic shock. Research is being done to try to find out whether or not giving estrogen to a patient in hemorrhagic shock is helpful. ...Read more

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Is acute leukemia more common in males or females?

Is acute leukemia more common in males or females?

Males: Both ALL and AML are very slightly more common in men than in women. ...Read more

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Does a AAA occur more in men or in women?

Does a AAA occur more in men or in women?

Men: Aaas occur most often in men, >65 yrs who have ever smoked. ...Read more

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Is it true males get more heart attacks at younger ages than females?

Is it true males get more heart attacks at younger ages than females?

Yes: males are more likely to get heart attacks than females, the risk is about the same after menopause in a woman ...Read more

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Who is more likely to get brain cancer, females or males?

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

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Is diffuse brain atrophy common in old age? How does it affect normal life?

Is diffuse brain atrophy common in old age? How does it affect normal life?

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 more

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Do strokes affect more men then women?

Do strokes affect more men then women?

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. ...Read more

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Is it true that man in even age produces more x chromosome than y?

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

Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more