You can see in the Video: mystery of higher Covid-19-the risk of death for men – Is the hormone the reason Estrogen?
Men of Coronavirus disease, a poorer prognosis than women. They become ill is often harder and die more frequently.
Data of the research initiative Global Health 50/50 from more than 20 countries show that women are infected as often as men, in the case of mortality rates, the distribution is about one-third to two-thirds.
A guess: The often ungesündere life-style of men. Conceivable is also, that men just go later to the doctor – and, therefore, diseases no longer procrastinate.
Especially in the discussion of the so-called ACE2-Receptor is. About him the Virus can penetrate the lungs – it is according to a study, men in a higher concentration.
Some experts see as the factors for the different characteristics of the female hormone Estrogen, with its protective mechanism of action ends. Also, the women could play a stronger immune system, a role – without that there is here clear evidence.
Worldwide, a lot of studies to Covid-19 running at the moment, also gender-specific Differences. The doctors hope that the clarification of this question, will then also open up new avenues for the treatment.