New research: Long covid syndrome "hits" women more

The long covid syndrome "hits" women more

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63,2% of people with long-term Covid-19 it's almost two out of three women, according to a global study, the most comprehensive of its kind to date.

6,2% of people with coronavirus have symptoms of the infection that last at least three months. Impressively, 15% of sufferers continue to have one or more persistent symptoms for at least 12 months.

Most common symptoms are breathing problems (3,7%), persistent fatigue (3,2%), muscle aches, mood swings and cognitive disturbances (2,2%). The study confirmed that those who were hospitalized or admitted to an intensive care unit have a greater risk of experiencing long covid.

The researchers, led by Dr. Sarah Wolf Hanson of the Institute for Health Measurement and Evaluation of the University of Washington in Seattle, who made the relevant publication in the American medical journal JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association). They analyzed data on approximately 1,2 million people aged 4 to 66 in a total of 22 countries who had experienced symptomatic Covid-19 within the 2020-21 biennium.

It was found that the largest percentage of long Covid-19, with symptoms for at least three months after the initial infection, have been experienced by women over 20 (10,6%, i.e. one in ten), compared to about half of men of the same age (5,4%) and far fewer children, teenagers and young people up to 20 years old (2,8%).

The estimated average duration of symptoms of long Covid-19 it was nine months for those who had been hospitalized during the acute infection and four months for those who had not required hospitalization.

Source: RES-EAP