Menstrual cycle and respiratory symptoms in a general nordic-baltic population

Macsali, F. and Svanes, C. and Sothern, R. B. and Benediktsdottir, B. and Bjorge, L. and Dratva, J. and Franklin, K. A. and Holm, M. and Janson, C. and Johannessen, A. and Lindberg, E. and Omenaas, E. R. and Schlunssen, V. and Zemp, E. and Real, F. G.. (2013) Menstrual cycle and respiratory symptoms in a general nordic-baltic population. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine : an official journal of the American Thoracic Society, Vol. 187, H. 4. pp. 366-373.

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RATIONALE: There is little knowledge of variations in respiratory symptoms during the menstrual cycle in a general population, and no investigation of potential modifying factors. OBJECTIVE: To investigate menstrual cycle variation in respiratory symptoms in a large general population, using chronobiology methodology, and stratifying by BMI, smoking and asthma status. METHODS: 3926 women with regular cycles /=23kg/m2 and smokers, or just prior to ovulation and menses onset for low symptomatic subgroups. CONCLUSIONS: Respiratory symptoms varied significantly during the menstrual cycle and were most frequent from the mid-luteal to mid-follicular stages, often with a dip near the time of ovulation. The patterns varied by BMI, smoking and asthma status. These relations link respiratory symptoms with hormonal changes through the menstrual cycle and imply a potential for individualized chronotherapy for respiratory diseases
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Former Units within Swiss TPH > Gender and Health (Zemp Stutz)
UniBasel Contributors:Dratva, Julia and Zemp Stutz, Elisabeth
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:American Thoracic Society
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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