Sex hormone can act as a barrier to KOVID-19
Studies show that older women may be at higher risk for “long-term coronavirus” due to lower menopausal estrogen levels.
Researchers at King’s College London have called for research into the possible link between menopause and COVID-19 after their findings showed that women with lower estrogen levels could be at greater risk of contracting the virus.
According to the Daily Mail, research has shown that postmenopausal women with lower levels of the female sex hormone estrogen may be at greater risk of developing “long-term coronavirus” symptoms.
The study analyzed data from more than 500,000 women in the UK between May and June. The researchers studied the incidence of predicted coronavirus in menopausal and menopausal women taking combined oral contraceptives (COCs) and menopausal women taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
It was found that women who were menopausal and were in the age group of 45-50 years had higher levels of coronavirus than others.
Women in this group also reported symptoms of anosmia (impaired sense of smell), fever and persistent cough, and the need for oxygen treatment in hospital.
Meanwhile, women taking HOP between the ages of 18 and 45 had lower predicted coronavirus rates, and hospital admission rates were also significantly lower.
Researchers suggest that the female sex hormone may act as a protective agent against disease.
“The good question is whether hormones can play a role or other differences in age and gender, such as the immune response,” Dr Claire Steves, who works on the COVID symptom research team at King’s College London, told the Guardian .
However, other scientists dispute this connection: Dr Betty Raman of the University of Oxford suspects that estrogen protects against the coronavirus.
Dr Raman, who conducted a study of 58 hospitalized people and found that out of 41 per cent of hospitalized women, 67 per cent were over 50 years old, adding: is a risk factor for the severity of the disease. “
Estrogen is a sex hormone that is responsible for the development and regulation of the female reproductive system. Estrogen levels drop dramatically in menopausal women and can affect bodily functions, including the immune system.
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