Women have a higher chance of developing long COVID than men, study finds – CTV

Women have a higher chance of developing long COVID than men, study finds – CTV

by tmnationtalk on June 27, 202235 Views

June 25, 2022

New research has found that women are “significantly” more likely to suffer from long COVID syndrome compared to men.

The study, conducted by researchers from the Johnson & Johnson Office of the Chief Medical Officer Health of Women Team, found the odds of females developing long COVID is 22 per cent higher than males.

The findings were published Monday, in peer-reviewed journal Current Medical Research and Opinion.

Also known as post-acute COVID-19 syndrome, or PACS for short, long COVID occurs when symptoms linger at least four weeks after the initial recovery period, with some even lasting for months.

While understanding of long COVID is limited, the syndrome can be debilitating and is believed to affect between 10 per cent to one third of those who have been infected.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/women-have-a-higher-chance-of-developing-long-covid-than-men-study-finds-1.5961537

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