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Women with long-haul COVID-19 have more symptoms than men

Women were more likely than males to report breathlessness, weakness, thoracic pain, heart palpitations and sleep disturbance, but not muscle aches and cough.

(Brooklyn Neustaeter/ CTV News) — A new study has found that women who suffer from long-COVID typically experience more symptoms than their male counterparts.

The report, published in the latest edition of the monthly peer-reviewed Journal of Women’s Health, found that females were “significantly more likely” to exhibit difficulty swallowing, fatigue and chest pain at long-term follow-up compared to men.

Previous studies have show that women are less prone to developing severe disease than men in the acute phase of COVID-19, however, researchers note few studies have assessed sex-differences in regards to long COVID. (…)