The Causes Of Appendicitis Are More Common In Men?

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Hello, I want to ask why appendicitis is more common in men than in women? What caused it?

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Wa alaikumsalam, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Appendicitis or appendicitis is a disease that can affect anyone. This disease is mostly caused by the blockage of the appendix by feces or the presence of swollen lymph nodes in the intestinal wall after another infectious process occurs. But why in the end some people get clogged causing inflammation of the appendix and others don't, is still unknown.


The same is true for gender differences. Gender differences in a particular disease are initially obtained because to obtain information on a disease, doctors will conduct research. This study will take a sample from a population, whose characteristics can vary, one of which is that the subjects studied can be all men, can be all women or both men and women, both are studied.


From these results, it will be seen that in percentage terms, a certain disease will occur more in certain genders. These results do not necessarily affect the increased risk of certain diseases, which in this case, it is not known the medical correlation why men are found to be more often affected by appendicitis than women.


Some experts argue that this is related to the physical activity of men more than women. With lots of movement, it's easier for stool to enter the appendix and block it. But this is also still theoretical and cannot be accounted for. This theory is based on other research which shows that until the age of about 10 years where at that age the physical activity of men and women are relatively the same, the incidence of appendicitis is not much different in the two sexes.


What is clear, everyone can get appendicitis and so far being a man does not necessarily make someone more susceptible to appendicitis because no medical research has found a direct correlation to it. So, hope it answers your question.


dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa

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