Mother & BabyA new study, published in the European Respiratory Journal shows evidence that asthma possibly has a negative impact on fertility.

The Danish researchers looked at a group of 15,000 twins living in Denmark. ‘955 of the participants reported a history of asthma. The results found a significantly higher proportion of women who experienced a prolonged time to pregnancy in the group with asthma, compared to those who did not have asthma (27% of asthmatics vs. 21.6% of non-asthmatics).’


According to the researchers ‘Asthma prolongs time to pregnancy. The negative effect of asthma on fertility increases with age and is growing with disease intensity, indicating that a systemic disease characterized by systemic inflammation also can involve reproductive processes.’

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