Research shows that women have a 22% higher risk of developing long-term convulsions.

Women have a 22% higher risk of developing long-term convulsions (Photo: Eurail Mont / Pixels)

According to a study published in the journal This Monday (20), women are 22% more likely than men to have long-term cod 19 and have different symptoms than men. Current medical research and opinion.

Long-term CoVID-19 has complications that persist for more than four weeks after the initial infection and can last for several months. To understand how the condition affects women, Johnson & Johnson researchers analyzed data from more than 1.3 million people infected with the corona virus.

The information came from two sources: studies on CoVID-19 published between December 2019 and August 2020; And long-term CoVID-19 articles were recorded between January 2020 and June 2021. Although there were more than 640,000 searches in total, only 35 of them provided broken sex data with sufficient detail about symptoms and results.

Scientists have found that women with long-term Covid 19 have a variety of symptoms, including fatigue, ear, nose and throat problems, mood disorders, nervous, skin, gastrointestinal and arthritis diseases. Male patients, on the other hand, suffered from endocrine disorders, such as diabetes, and kidney problems.

“Differences in immune system function between men and women may be a major factor in sex differences in long-term Covid 19 syndrome,” the researchers explain. “Women develop faster and stronger natural and adaptive immune responses, which can protect them from early infection and severity. However, this difference can put them at greater risk for long-term autoimmune disease.”

When analyzing the onset of symptoms of common CoVID-19 conditions, differences between the sexes were also noticeable. Researchers have found that women are more at risk for ear, nose and throat symptoms, muscle aches and difficulty breathing, as well as mood disorders such as depression. Men at this stage of the disease were more prone to kidney failure.

Since gender differences in symptoms have been reported during previous epidemics, researchers believe they could have been seen earlier. However, most studies do not assess the symptomatic data on gender segregation, which may limit treatment against the disease.

Experts also note that women in certain occupations, such as nursing and education, may be at higher risk of contracting the virus. Another issue, according to the authors, is that “gender-based access to care may differ, which may affect the natural history of the disease, leading to further complications and consequences.”

Researchers further emphasize that knowledge of gender differences in symptoms, development and health outcomes is “important for identifying effective treatment and public health interventions and intellectual development” that includes both sexes.


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