Asthma in Women: The impact of Female Hormones on Asthma
by Heather Hatfield WebMD Feature
"For women who are dealing with asthma during pregnancy, maintenance medications are essential for your health and for the health of your baby, so talk to your health care provider,” says Clifford Bassett, MD, medical director of Allergy & Asthma Care of New York.
“Women who go through menopause can develop asthma for the first time in their lives, which can be surprising,” says Basset. But, it’s important to know that you can have asthma at any age, especially women whose hormones are changing so dramatically, he explains. So don’t ignore wheezing and coughing, whatever your age.
Asthma in women is a serious health issue, Basset says. Asthma is more common in women than men. Women also suffer more hospitalizations and deaths related to asthma. In addition, cases of asthma have increased in women vs. men over the last decade or two, especially in women ages 20 to 50... READ THE FULL ARTICLE in WebMD
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