2020-12-04 12:20:54

Calls to investigate possible link between menopause and Covid risk

Some evidence suggests falling oestrogen levels could make older women more vulnerableCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA possible link between the menopause and Covid-19 needs to be investigated, researchers have said, with some evidence suggesting that falling oestrogen levels could leave older women at increased risk from the disease.Men are at greater risk of severe Covid, and dying of the disease, than women but recent research has suggested that in women, infections and long-lasting symptoms might be more common among those who have gone through the menopause.