The effects of Long COVID can vary widely among individuals, and can be influenced by a person’s overall health, age, and other factors. However, studies have suggested that women may be more likely to experience certain symptoms of Long COVID than men.
- Fatigue: Women have reported higher levels of fatigue and exhaustion than men in studies of Long COVID patients.
- Brain Fog: Women have reported higher rates of brain fog, which can include difficulty with concentration, memory, and decision-making, than men.
- Sleep disturbance: Women have reported higher rates of insomnia and other sleep disturbances than men.
- Mood disorders: Women have reported higher rates of mood disorders such as anxiety and depression than men.
- Pain: Women have reported higher rates of chronic pain, including headaches, muscle aches and joint pain than men
- Cardiac issues: Women have reported higher rates of cardiac issues, such as palpitations, chest pain and shortness of breath than men
- Women who are pregnant or postpartum may also be at increased risk for experiencing long-term COVID-19 symptoms.
It is important to note that these symptoms may be related to the fact that women are more likely to have certain underlying health conditions such as autoimmune disorders, and that these conditions may be exacerbating the long-term symptoms of COVID-19.
It’s also important to keep in mind that the impact of Long COVID on women can vary widely depending on the specific circumstances. Women may consider seeking medical attention if they are experiencing long-term symptoms of COVID-19, and may benefit from support for mental and physical well-being.