More menopausal women hospitalized for asthma

Posted: 9/4/2013

From HealthDay News:

Menopausal women with asthma are hospitalized more than twice as often as men who are the same age, researchers have found.

The findings suggest that early intervention is needed to prevent hospitalizations for asthma in menopausal women and reduce health care costs.

"Until puberty, boys have higher rates of asthma than girls. Then, during the menopausal years, women's hospitalization rates are double those of men in the same age group. This could indicate that asthma may have distinct biological traits," allergist and study author, Dr. Robert Yao-wen Lin, said in a news release from the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI). Read more.