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Asthma in Women

The impact of female hormones on asthma.

Keeping Asthma in Check continued...

If you experience asthma symptoms, talk to your doctor about treatment, including the option of temporary hormone replacement therapy.

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.

Still, the numbers aren’t the whole story. “We need to educate women about the fact that asthma is totally treatable,” says Basset. “When you have proper monitoring and insight into the disease it is a recipe for success.”

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Reviewed on July 07, 2009
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