Peer Response: Unit 7,
Male and Female Differences
Please post 1 peer response.
In the response post, include the following:
Explain how this difference between the male and female described by your peer could affect disease processes associated with that organ system.
Give examples of diseases that result from these differences.
Try to select examples that are unique from those already described by other classmates.
Discuss any advantageous reasons for having the difference that your peer described.
Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.
This is the topic that I choose for my peer response.
Male and Female Differences.
the anatomical structure in male and female differ in many ways. Men have a two testes that produce spermatozoa and female have two ovaries that produce ovule. Men produce spermatozoa all the time any time but female produce ovule once every menstrual cycle or two ovule at the same time and that can differ from person to person. During intercourse the sperm use the urethra passage same like the urine but in female the urinary way differ, Female have XX chromosomes and men have XY chromosomes and that will determine the gender of the baby. If male give X and female X the gender will be female but if male give Y and female X the gender will be male. I am coming from a place that many people do not understand this and tend to always blame the woman if she is only having girls or boys.
The two organs that can differ from male and female will be the heart and the kidneys. All these two organs differ in size in both male and female. Male heart is bigger, pump blood quickly and beat way faster than female and male kidneys are according to BMC Nephrology bigger than female kidneys. Due to the difference of size men have susceptible risk to get kidney failure than female if they are producing a lot of testosterone. in the other hand female produce estrogen that has a lot of benefit in the heart and many other organs. But estrogen production will decrease with time and stop after menopause.
Thank you for your informative post on the differences between male and female anatomy and their effects on organ systems, specifically the heart and kidneys. It is interesting to note that these organs differ in size between males and females, which can affect their functioning and susceptibility to certain diseases.
One disease that can result from the difference in heart size is coronary artery disease. Studies have shown that men are more likely to develop this disease than women, possibly due to the larger size of their hearts and faster heart rate. Women, on the other hand, are more likely to develop heart disease after menopause when their estrogen production decreases.
In terms of the kidneys, men are more likely to develop kidney stones and renal cell carcinoma, possibly due to the larger size of their kidneys and increased testosterone production. Women, on the other hand, are more likely to develop urinary tract infections due to the shorter urethra and proximity of the urinary tract to the anus.
Despite the increased risk of certain diseases associated with these differences, there may also be advantageous reasons for them. For example, the larger size of the male heart may allow for better physical performance and endurance, while the smaller size of the female heart may allow for better oxygenation of tissues. Additionally, the difference in kidney size may allow for better filtration in males, while the shorter urethra in females may provide better protection against urinary tract infections.
It is thus important to consider these differences in anatomy when assessing disease risk and developing treatment plans. By understanding the unique characteristics of male and female organ systems, we can work towards more personalized and effective healthcare.