Hormone Replacement Therapy Could Cause Asthma

Women who used hormone replacement therapy (HRT) were 21% more likely to be diagnosed with asthma than those women who never used HRT.

Women who used estrogen-only HRT were 54% more likely to develop asthma compared to their “natural” menopause counterparts.

Estrogen and asthma pathogenesis have been studied, but the findings are equivocal. Estrogen is known to have both inflammatory and anti-inflammatory effects.

References:
http://jaci-nbop.blogspot.com/2010/02/estrogen-replacement-and-asthma-risk.html

Image source: Estriol. Wikipedia, public domain.

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