What Is Female Athlete Triad?

April 21, 2016

Here's a topic that came up in one of my talks last week. The female athlete triad consists of a combination of disordered eating, amenorrhea (lack of a period), and osteoporosis. This often goes unrecognized in teenage girls and the loss of bone mineral density can have negative long-term sequelae. If you notice your daughter has irregular or absent periods, please bring this to the attention of her physician.

 

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