COVID POSITIVE PREGNANT FEMALES
- These hormones decrease the levels of ACE receptors present in the body.
- due to decrease in ACE receptors, COVID VIRUS gets less receptors to attach.
- and hence less pregnant females get covid virus !!
- These STEROID hormones also act on the inflammatory system of the body.
- in a PREGNANT FEMALE, steroid hormones such as ESTROGEN and Progesterone increase in blood.
- these steroid hormones, suppress the Th-1 and Th-17 reactions and decrease the inflammatory reactions
- this, as a result leads to less symptoms.
These steroidal hormones are also present in non pregnant females, so why are they not protected?
there is a big downside to this protective effect of steroid hormones during pregnancy.
And as these come back to normal levels their PROTECTIVE EFFECTS ARE LOST.
Immediately after pregnancy, the cytokine levels, NK cells, T cells and levels of other inflammatory cells increase and this leads to more symptoms.
This is the reason why THERE IS HIGHER COVID DEATH RATE OF FEMALES AFTER PREGNANCY.
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IS COVID SEVERE IN PREGNANCY? – NO
Pregnant females are less vulnerable to COVID-19.
And hence have less symptoms and have less death rates. But tables turn immediately after pregnancy.
All the information stated above, is found as a general research. One should not make the mistake of taking this virus lightly. And protective measure such as MASKS and SOCIAL DISTANCING should always bee maintained
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