Why are Women more likely to get Multiple Sclerosis then Men are ?

how come of all the people who have Multiple Sclerosis it always seems to be Women who are most likely to get it then Men do 

3 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    That's an active research topic that's common to most autoimmune problems.  The answer is unknown since its not known why anyone gets MS, let alone why there's a difference between males and females.  Theories tend to be focused on traits related to the X chromosome and  different effects from hormones such as testosterone vs estrogen

  • Marc
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Some diseases have a certain demographic associated with them, meaning there is a certain age, sex, geographic connection or heritage associated with them.  Here is a brief summary of the epidemiology associated with this disease.

    MS is the most common autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system.[14] As of 2010, the number of people with MS was 2–2.5 million (approximately 30 per 100,000) globally, with rates varying widely in different regions.[15][2] It is estimated to have resulted in 18,000 deaths that year.[145] In Africa rates are less than 0.5 per 100,000, while they are 2.8 per 100,000 in South East Asia, 8.3 per 100,000 in the Americas, and 80 per 100,000 in Europe.[15] Rates surpass 200 per 100,000 in certain populations of Northern European descent.[2] The number of new cases that develop per year is about 2.5 per 100,000.[15]Rates of MS appear to be increasing; this, however, may be explained simply by better diagnosis.[2] Studies on populational and geographical patterns have been common[39] and have led to a number of theories about the cause.[11][26][30]MS usually appears in adults in their late twenties or early thirties but it can rarely start in childhood and after 50 years of age.[2][15] The primary progressive subtype is more common in people in their fifties.[59] Similar to many autoimmune disorders, the disease is more common in women, and the trend may be increasing.[5][27] As of 2008, globally it is about two times more common in women than in men.[15] In children, it is even more common in females than males,[5] while in people over fifty, it affects males and females almost equally.[59]

  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Both my niece and my nephew have MS.

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