Menstrual cycle affects asthma

Some women may have more or fewer asthma symptoms, such as coughing and wheezing, depending on the time of the month, a new study suggests.

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Researchers said spikes and dips in estrogen and other hormones likely affect the lungs and other physiological responses involved in breathing. However, it's still unclear whether the findings could improve doctors' treatment of women with asthma.

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