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
- formerly_bobLv 71 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
- MarcLv 71 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. 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. It is estimated to have resulted in 18,000 deaths that year. 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. Rates surpass 200 per 100,000 in certain populations of Northern European descent. The number of new cases that develop per year is about 2.5 per 100,000.Rates of MS appear to be increasing; this, however, may be explained simply by better diagnosis. Studies on populational and geographical patterns have been common and have led to a number of theories about the cause.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. The primary progressive subtype is more common in people in their fifties. Similar to many autoimmune disorders, the disease is more common in women, and the trend may be increasing. As of 2008, globally it is about two times more common in women than in men. In children, it is even more common in females than males, while in people over fifty, it affects males and females almost equally.
- MurzyLv 71 month ago
Both my niece and my nephew have MS.