Asthma UK comment on the release from the European Respiratory Journal regarding asthma and fertility

The European Respiratory Journal have issue a press release regarding asthma and fertility - the full release is viewable here.

Dr Samantha Walker, Director of Research and Policy at Asthma UK, says: "These findings will be frustrating for many women who are trying to conceive as they do not offer any solution, other than planning a family earlier in life which is not a viable option for everyone. There is a wealth of existing research linking asthma and hormones so this adds to our knowledge on the subject but we need much more investment into asthma research to be able to understand exactly how asthma could impact on fertility. If you have asthma and you are trying to conceive then you should have an open discussion with your GP about your health to ensure you are managing your asthma, understand how your medicines work and are taking them correctly. If you have any concerns you can also call our expert nurses on the Asthma UK Helpline on 0300 222 5800."