Why Migraines Are More Common Among Women
Females are more prone to certain stress-related diseases and allergies, such as migraine headaches because of clear differences exist in mast cells, a type of white blood cells that are part of the immune system, says a study.
Mast cells are an important class of immune cells because they play a key role in stress-related, which are usually more common in women, such as allergies and autoimmune diseases, migraine and irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS health issues.
“Found more than 8,000 genes differentially expressed in mast cells females compared with males mast cells,” said lead researcher Adam Moeser, associate professor at Michigan State University in the United States.
“While mast cells males and females have the same sets of genes on the chromosomes, with the exception of sex chromosomes XY, the modus operandi of the genes differ significantly between the sexes,” said Moeser.
Revealed the basic building block of all life is linked to an increase in the activity of production and storage of inflammatory substances, according to a study published in the Journal of neighborhoods – and more in-depth analysis of the genes within the genome RNA differences between the sexes.
These materials create a more aggressive response in the body and lead to disease.
“This could explain why women, or men, more or less susceptible to certain types of diseases,” said Moeser.
Moeser said with this new understanding of how it can act in different genes, scientists can begin to eventually develop new treatments disaggregated by sex that target the immune cells and stop the emergence of the disease.