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Link between asthma and decreased fertility is being unravelled in the PRO-ART study

Presented By
Dr Anne Hansen, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Denmark
Conference
NLC 2022
Trial
PRO-ART
The association between asthma and decreased fertility is currently being investigated in the PRO-ART study. The results will hopefully shed some new light on the underlying mechanism and enhance our knowledge of this complicated interplay. Asthma and infertility are among the most common chronic disorders in young adults [1]. Moreover, women with asthma seem to experience a prolonged time to pregnancy. Also, more asthmatic women need fertility treatment in comparison with other women. Until now, it is not known what the exact mechanism is which may be responsible for the association between asthma and decreased fertility. One of the possible explanations is that asthma-driven systemic inflammation affects the reproductive organs and thereby fertility. To investigate whether the systemic asthma-related inflammation is indeed responsible for the difficulties of asthmatic women in conceiving, the PRO-ART study (


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