Pharmacoepidemology Low oestrogen level and Covid-19: what is the connection?
Hello, everyone! Why women’s low oestrogen levels could be linked to risk of Covid-19? Do you have any biochemistry idea behind this?
Estrogen, unlike testosterone, reduces the expression of important proteins, such as the ACE 2 membrane enzyme and TMPRSS2 protease, which help SARS-CoV-2 to enter the cell.
That's probably why men get sick more often than women 🤔
However, it has not been observed that women get sick less often than men.