About 22 million Americans have asthma.
Before puberty, asthma occurs more often in males, but after adolescence, it is more common in females. In adults, women are more likely to report severe symptoms than men.
Hormonal fluctuations or changes in hormone levels may play a role in the severity of asthma in women. Between 30 - 40% of women with asthma experience fluctuations in severity that are associated with their menstrual cycle. Some women first develop asthma during or...Read more
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These are adult asthmatics who sometimes have mild asthma symptoms, and when they do they take a puff or two or three or four of their quick-relief... Read more »