Women account for nearly two-thirds of the height Corona virus disease According to a new study of the disease in several countries.
Extreme fatigue, loss of smell, shortness of breath and muscle aches are among the most widely reported symptoms of the long-running Covid virus, which affects about six percent of Covid-19 patients.
The NHS says most people with prolonged Covid-19 recover fully after 12 weeks but some have symptoms for longer.
Most recent report University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle and published in Journal of the American Medical Associationfound that women make up 63 percent of those infected with the long-term Covid virus.
The researchers modeled the results on 1.2 million people between the ages of 4 and 66 from 22 countries who developed symptoms of Covid in 2020 and 2021 and survived the worst of the virus.
It’s not clear why women are more likely to have prolonged Covid-19, despite recent research Published in the American Journal of Managed Care The proposed different immune responses may explain the gender discrepancy.
The University of Washington study calculated that the average duration of prolonged Covid symptoms was nine months among people who were hospitalized, while it was four months among individuals who did not stay in the hospital.
The researchers said that counting the number of people living with Covid for a prolonged period can help policy makers “ensure adequate access to services to guide people towards recovery, return to the workplace or school, and restore their mental health and social life”.
The report analyzed current data from research into the coronavirus that was conducted in the United States, Austria, Germany, Iran, Italy, the Netherlands, the Faroe Islands, Sweden, Switzerland and Russia, as well as data from 44 studies and statistics from two databases of medical records.
Previous research, published in nature medicinehave found Hair loss and erectile dysfunction have joined the long list of Covid symptoms. Studies have found that women, young people, and individuals of black, mixed or other ethnic groups are at increased risk of developing long-term COVID-19.