Respiratory health in women: from menarche to menopause.

@article{Macsali2012RespiratoryHI,
  title={Respiratory health in women: from menarche to menopause.},
  author={Ferenc Macsali and Cecilie Svanes and Line Bj{\o}rge and Ernst Raidar Omenaas and Francisco G{\'o}mez Real},
  journal={Expert review of respiratory medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={
          187-200; quiz 201-2
        }
}
Gender differences in respiratory health have, in recent years, been the focus of considerable scientific effort. This paper reviews recent literature on respiratory health in women in relation to age at menarche, menstrual cycle, irregular menstruation, polycystic ovarian syndrome, menopause and exogenous sex hormones. This literature provides substantial evidence that hormonal status plays an important role for respiratory health in women. Effects of hormonal status on the airways often… CONTINUE READING
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