Breathing Not So Easy for Some Women

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , /

When it comes to asthma, suffering an attack
can have a very different outcome if your a man or a woman. I’m Rachelle Grossman with
your latest health news. A new study found that women are much more likely than men to
be hospitalized for an asthma attack. This study found that even though women are more
likely to see asthma specialists and have long-term asthma treatment plans, men still
had significantly lower rates of hospitalization. Researchers say factors such as sex hormones
and perceptions of how clear the airways are, are possible explanations. They also noted
that regardless of gender, “Those who see an allergist and use controller medications
find themselves in the ER much less often and experience fewer hospitalizations related
to their asthma.” Experts also say it’s important to visit an allergist to help control your
symptoms. Many people aren’t aware that allergists are asthma specialists.

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