Could Estrogen Therapy Cause Asthma Development?

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By Donna Parker • Feb 8th, 2010

A new study is suggesting that estrogen-only hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may not only lead to estrogen dominance, but also an asthmatic condition in post-menopausal women.

According to findings published in the journal Thorax, HRT may increase the risk of women developing asthma after they go through menopause. Researchers studied 57,664 women who were quizzed on if they were developing asthma symptoms every two years from 1999 to 2002.

It was found that between this time period, a total of 569 women were diagnosed with the disease, which resulted in a 1.15 case prevalence per 1000 women every year. Compared with the women who did not have HRT, women who had the treatment were 21 percent more likely to develop the breathing problem.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.