Study finds that women are less likely to have long-term covid than their male counterparts

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
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Long COVID Study - Long Term Effects of a Treatment for Renal and Gastrointestinal Disease

A recent Study published in JAMA Internal Medicine examined the effects of a treatment for renal and gastrointestinal disease on patients. In a Study of nearly 100 patients‚ the long COVID Study examined the time courses and patterns of individual symptoms over a long period of time. The Study also looked at how the symptoms affected daily activities. In particular‚ researchers identified common modes of symptom variation across different organ systems. Some symptoms lasted longer than others‚ while others deteriorated over time.

Significantly more women than men are likely to have this experience. Long-term effects of covid-19 a new review suggests. Johnson Johnsons Office for the Chief Medical Officer Womens Health analysed data from studies that involved 1.3 million people. These results were published in The Journal on Tuesday. Current Medical Research and Opinion The Study found that females were 22% times more likely than their male counterparts to get COVID. More: The number of COVID-19-related death rates remains steady‚ despite the recent rise in infection The authors stated that knowledge about the fundamental sexual differences of COVID-19 was crucial in the identification of effective treatments and public health interventions. They also stressed the importance of being sensitive to both the treatment needs and preferences of the sexes. News release. Patients who are still suffering from long-term COVID after a treatment have not been able to get the disease under control. These symptoms may persist for several months or years in some instances. According to The‚ patients can feel lingering symptoms such as fatigue‚ trouble breathing‚ headaches and brain fog. They may also experience joint or muscle pain and continued loss in taste and smell. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PHOTO: Tiffany Patino who suffered from long-haul covid symptoms over a year rests comfortably in Rockville on Dec. 2‚ 2021. (The Washington Post via Getty Images FILE Although it is not clear what causes long-term COVID‚ experts believe there are several possible explanations. These include lingering viruses in the body or nerve damage caused by virus infection. Within four weeks after testing positive‚ the Study revealed that women most commonly experience ear and nose issues (ENT)‚ muscle aches and discomforts‚ shortness of breath‚ and psychiatric and mood disorders like depression. Interestingly‚ the incidence of acute kidney injury in men was higher than that seen in women. The symptoms of COVID-19 were not only different for males than females‚ but they also changed after long COVID. More: Americans are getting reinfected by COVID-19 every time new versions emerge. Data shows. Women had higher long-term symptoms‚ including fatigue; ENT and gastrointestinal issues; neurological problems; skin conditions and psychiatric or mood disorders. The likelihood of having ENT symptoms for long periods was twice that of women‚ and the chances were 60% higher for them to develop gastrointestinal symptoms. However‚ the rates of men with renal and endocrine diseases‚ such as diabetes‚ were higher than those in women. In the past‚ several studies have examined differences in ICU admissions and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 based on sex. Researchers noted‚ however‚ that only 35 of the more than 600‚000.000 articles reviewed for the Study -- which were published from December 2019 to June 2021 -- provided enough data on COVID-19 symptoms‚ aftereffects‚ and possible causes‚ in sufficient detail to allow us to determine how different genders might experience it. LEARN MORE: How some counties still struggle to immunize residents against COVID-19 They wrote that most studies didn't report or evaluate granular data for sex.

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This limited clinical insight into sex and may have an impact on treatment. Although it is not clear why long-term COVID occurs more frequently in women than men‚ the authors suggested that this could be because of differences between men's and women's immune responses to infection. They wrote that females have stronger and more robust adaptive and innate immune reactions‚ which may help them to protect themselves from severe infection. This same difference could make females more susceptible to autoimmune-related chronic diseases. The team also suggested that women could be more at risk for COVID-19 as certain occupations such as education and nursing are predominantly made up of women. This may make it easier to get COVID. The release also stated that there could be differences in care access based on gender‚ which may lead to additional complications. More: Texas experts believe low levels of testing could be masking a COVID wave. According to the team‚ they hope more scientists include data on COVID-19 effects and symptoms broken down by sex as part of their research. This will allow them to Study whether different treatment options are necessary and how men and women react. ABC News did not receive a response from the authors immediately. This report was contributed by Dr. Roberto Herrera. study finds that women are much more likely to get covid than their male counterparts originally appeared on abcnewsgocom