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What are the risk factors for long COVID?

65 votes

I'm relatively young and healthy, so my biggest fears about COVID right now are about getting long COVID. I'm trying to figure out how worried I should be—who's most likely to get it?

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Here's what the research says about risk factors (so far—this is still early days in long COVID research):

  • Subramanian 2022: Female sex, lower socioeconomic status, smoking, and obesity.
  • Su 2022: Type-2 diabetes, COVID viral load (during initial infection), previous Epstein-Barr infection, and certain auto-antibodies.
  • Asadi-Pooya: Female sex, length of hospital...
98 votes

From what I’ve seen: Autism, ADHD, Anxiety disorders, Mood disorders, Hyper-mobility disorders, previous Post Viral Illness, ME/CFS, Autoimmune Disease, High Exercise Routine (oxidative stress), High work stress (oxidative stress), Allergies...

3 votes

Gez Medinger already did some research into this: [https://youtu.be/hnPvw20iH80]

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I think having low Mg stores is a big factor in longhaul because acute infections can deplete stores even further. I bounced this idea off a doctor I was working with at the time (who was actually somewhat helpful just didn’t know what to do for LH) so I feel...

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