According to the research conducted in England, it was announced that women under 50 were most affected by long covid.
The study, managed by the universities of Leicester and Loughborough, but has not yet been published in a peer-reviewed journal, evaluated 1,7 patients. According to the study funded by the UK government of £ 20 million, it was stated that women under the age of 50 are more likely to get ‘long Covid’ than women of other age groups and men of any age group.
7 THOUSAND PATIENTS EXAMINED
According to the research conducted on 7 thousand patients who were discharged from the hospital between March and November last year, it was also stated that people hospitalized due to Covid-19 showed an average of nine symptoms.
However, it was stated that 7 out of 10 patients hospitalized due to Covid-19 still did not fully recover and showed symptoms five months after they survived Covid-19 and were discharged.
It was stated that 7 out of 10 patients had symptoms such as muscle pain, fatigue, physical slowing, sleep disturbance, joint pain, limb weakness and short-term memory loss, and it was underlined that these people were mostly women under the age of 50.
WOMEN EXPERIENCE SEVEN TIMES MORE BREATHING PROBLEMS TWO TIMES TIRED
A second study led by the UK International Consortium of Severe Acute Respiratory Tract and Emerging Infections, as well as a government-sponsored study by Leicester and Loughborough universities found that younger women suffer from more long-term health outcomes compared to older women and male patients.
The study, which included 327 patients, explained that women under the age of 50 were twice as likely to report fatigue due to Covid-19 than male patients of the same age, while it was stated that they had seven times more breathing problems than men. In addition, the study highlighted that female patients have more memory and communication problems.
ONE IN TEN PATIENTS EXPERIENCES LONG COVID
While the long Covid has attracted attention as an increasingly mentioned issue since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, some studies indicate that 1 out of 10 Covid-19 patients show long Covid complaints.