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Asthma and menopause: What’s the connection?
Asthma and menopause: What’s the connection?

Asthma and menopause: What’s the connection?

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Most women get menopause around the age of 45. While you may experience symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings or sleep disturbances, there’s another condition that may be tied to your menopause - asthma.

With asthma, your airways swell producing excess mucus which makes it harder for you to breathe normally. In India, prevalence of asthma is slightly higher in women. 1.8% of men are diagnosed with asthma whereas in women, the figure is 1.9%. (Source: NCBI)

Common asthma causes:

Asthma causes responsible for your asthma attack or episodes vary for every individual. But some of the most common are:

  • Having allergic rhinitis
  • Viral infections
  • Cold air
  • Being exposed to pollutants at work place
  • Excess physical exertion
  • Smoking
  • Hyperacidity
  • Irregular eating habits

If you’re going through this life transition of menopause while suffering from asthma, understanding this link can be complicated. Let’s make it easier for you.

How is menopause linked to asthma?

Asthma and menopause have an interdependent relationship. If you haven’t been diagnosed with asthma disease, chances are that you may when you enter menopause.  Also, menopause treatments like Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) may affect your asthma. (Source: NCBI)

Estrogen and progesterone are two hormones primarily responsible for your menstrual cycle.  When there’s an irregularity in the level of these hormones, you experience most of your menopause symptoms.

Asthma and menopause: What’s the connection?

Your hormones itself aren’t the culprits for triggering your asthma symptoms.  It’s the irregularity in their production levels, especially estrogen, which is responsible for the inflammation in your lungs and airways. The irregular levels of estrogen activates proteins reflecting an inflammatory response in your lungs. This results in a decline in your lung function triggering your asthma symptoms like wheezing, coughing or breathlessness.

The early signs of menopause are changes in the frequency or length of your menstrual cycles. When it’s been a whole year since you haven’t undergone a single menstrual cycle, you’ve officially entered menopause.

Fast facts about menopause and its effect on asthma

  • Use of premenopausal HRT increases 2.24 times the risk in your newly diagnosed asthma. (Source: NCBI)
  • The researchers in the University of Edinburgh reviewed 50 studies of women with asthma from puberty to 75 years of age. Onset of menopause affected their asthma more as compared to premenopausal women. (Source: Journal of Allergy and Immunology)
  • Among 22,958 menopausal women in Denmark, 2.1% were diagnosed with asthma and 5.1% detected an incident of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) with a Hazard Ratio (HR) of 19% among women undergoing HRT. (Source: Australasian Menopause Society) 

Wouldn’t it be easier to manage your menopause symptoms if you had an effective treatment to manage your asthma? Homeopathic remedies are the perfect answer.

Homeopathy for asthma:

Most cases of chronic asthma last longer and therefore you need a treatment which works on the root level strengthening your immunity on the way. Homeopathic medicine for asthma is natural and doesn’t cause any side-effects. It lowers the severity and frequency of your asthma attack by minimalizing the use of asthma inhaler.

The Indian Journal of Research in Homeopathy evaluated 2107 patients dealing with asthma. These patients were provided homeopathic treatment for asthma. 43% patients experienced an enhanced tolerance towards the triggers. This led to a considerable relief in the frequency, duration and intensity of the attacks as well. 

At Dr Batra’sTM, our homeopathy doctors deeply evaluate your condition as well as the additionalconditions associated with your asthma like menopause or allergies to provide customized homeopathic treatment. Along with asthma treatment in homeopathy, Dr Batra’sTM, can also help you provide a relief from your menopause related complaints as well. Along with a vast experience in training, our homeopathic doctors have treated 90,000 patients with menopause complaints with 94% success rate as asserted by American Quality Assessors (AQA).

Book an online appointment at Dr Batra’sTM and let our homeopathic specialists help you deal with asthma and menopause.

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