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Poppy’s story


More women than men have asthma. They experience more hospital visits, more asthma attacks and are more likely to die from them.

Pollen and air pollution are well-known asthma triggers, but what people might not be aware of is that times of hormonal change (during puberty, periods, pregnancy, peri-menopause and menopause) can also cause asthma symptoms to flare-up or even trigger life-threatening asthma attacks

Poppy didn’t know that hormonal changes could cause changes in asthma symptoms. Even now her asthma is under control, every month she finds her asthma is exacerbated just before her period.

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