The Pill may curb asthma: study

Women taking oral contraceptives were slightly less likely to have severe bouts of the respiratory condition

Premenopausal women with asthma who use oral contraception that contains oestrogen may be less likely to experience severe exacerbations, a new study suggests.

An analysis of data from more than 80,000 women with asthma found a small but significant reduction in severe asthma attacks in those who had been on the pill for three or more years, researchers reported in Thorax.

Severe exacerbations were defined as asthma-related hospitalisation, ED visits due to asthma, or prescription for oral corticosteroids.

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