Long COVID

Influence of Sex Hormones on Long COVID

Recent scientific discussion has correlated Long Covid with estrogen-associated autoimmune disease. There has yet to be a consensus on the definition of “Long Covid.” That being said, it is widely acknowledged that Long Covid symptoms, including shortness of breath, persistent fatigue, brain fog, and GI disturbances, typically last more than 2 months after a COVID-19 infection. “Women appear to be twice as likely to develop Long Covid as men, but only until around age 60, when the risk level becomes similar.”

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