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Menstruation linked to asthma attacks

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 14 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:648

Dynamic changes in hormone concentrations during the perimenstrual period are thought to be responsible for the rise in emergency admissions of asthmatic women at this time, researchers report. They say hormonal variation may prove to be a significant and independent risk factor for acute exacerbations of asthma.

Although the observed fourfold variation in emergency admissions suggested that hormonal variation may …

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