Some research studies have found out that male and female body systems differ according to the structure of chromosomes so that every organ in one’s body is capable of responding differently to the external factors, which is primarily explained by sex differences.

There are many gender-specific diseases that are also expressed differently in males and females. Check out the following list of major gender-specific disorders that affect men’s health in particular:

  • Male-pattern baldness.

    It is also known as androgenetic alopecia is a lot more common in men than in women.
    Many genes are involved in the development of this condition, and females are most often protected by the second X chromosome, which does not allow the disease to develop;

  • Color blindness.

    The majority of men are not able to draw a line between different colors, which is commonly referred to as color blindness.
    Men often mix up red or green hues, which is one of the symptoms of color blindness. It is a genetic condition commonly inherited from mothers;

  • Alport Syndrome

    is a rare condition that provokes hearing and eyesight problems as well as kidney problems, which sometimes result in kidney failure;

  • Prostate cancer

    is yet another condition that is attributed to genetic problems and majorly affects men.
    According to US statistics, over 200 thousand males are diagnosed with this health disorder on an annual basis.
    Out of these cases, around 10% are caused by genetic reasons.
    The stages of prostate cancer determine the way of treatment chosen for a particular patient.
    The possible methods of treatment include chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and surgery.
    In most cases, this disease can be successfully treated.

The above-mentioned conditions are the most widespread gender-specific health disorders that affect majorly men and are provoked by genetic abnormalities.

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