The phase of the menstrual cycle can determine women's respiratory symptoms - cough, shortness of breath, wheezing. Such findings obtained Norwegian scientists.
The results of their study indicate the possibility of improving the treatment of women of respiratory diseases, including asthma, by adjustment of treatment individually in accordance with the menstrual cycle of the patient. 4000 women participated in the study. They completed the questionnaire, noting respiratory symptoms, body mass index, the fact of Smoking. Data analysis confirmed the relationship between the severity of the changes of symptoms and day cycle in women with asthma, those who smoke, and had overweight.
Dr. Ferenc Mascali from University hospital Haukeland said that if you learn how to consider the graph of the symptoms, it will be possible to increase the effectiveness of treatment and reduce side effects.