Are you at risk of 'long COVID' symptoms? New study calculates your symptom severity risk

Weight also plays a role, with people developing long COVID having a slightly higher average BMI than those with short covid, the researchers found.

Although men are more likely to be admitted to hospital with COVID-19, women appear to be slightly more likely to suffer from long covid than men (14.5 percent compared with 9.5 percent), but only in the younger age group.

The researchers also found that people with asthma were more likely to develop long covid, although there were no clear links to any other underlying health conditions.

Importantly, the more symptoms a person had in the first week, the more likely they were to go on to develop long COVID.


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