exercise-induced amenorrhea

exercise-induced a·men·or·rhe·a

temporary cessation of menstrual function due to strenuous daily exercise, as in jogging, increased endorphins and other neuropeptides inhibiting hypothalamic function.
Menstrual dysfunction in female long-distance runners, which may be accompanied by osteopenia, osteoporosis, hypo-oestrogenic amenorrhoea

exercise-induced amenorrhea

Exercise-associated amenorrhea Menstrual dysfunction in ♀ long-distance runners which may be accompanied by osteopenia, osteoporosis, hypoestrogenic amenorrhea. See Running.

ex·er·cise-in·duced a·men·or·rhe·a

(eksĕr-sīz-in-dūst ă-menōr-rēă)
Temporary cessation of menstrual discharge due to overly rigorous exercise regimens.
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Exercise-induced amenorrhea and bone health in the adolescent athlete.
The main cause of amenorrhea in athletes seems to be an inhibition of the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian axis and it might be that prolonged exercise-induced amenorrhea has adverse cardiovascular consequences [20,21].
Little evidence and no specific guidelines exist to guide the clinician in evaluating and managing exercise-induced amenorrhea.
But for anorexic patients, the potential benefits might be offset by the risk of fractures, delayed weight gain, and exercise-induced amenorrhea.
However, for patients with anorexia nervosa, the potential benefits of exercise might be offset by the risk of fractures, delayed weight gain, and exercise-induced amenorrhea.
Jenkins PJ, Ibanez-Santos X, Holly J, Cotterill A, Perry L, Wolman R, Harries M, Grossman A: IGFBP-1: Metabolic signal associated with exercise-induced amenorrhea.
The other ovary was removed in Arizona at age 29 because it was interfering with her hormone replacement therapy which she was taking to treat exercise-induced amenorrhea.
Once other causes are ruled out, process of elimination leaves you with the diagnosis of an exercise-induced amenorrhea.
The male equivalent of exercise-induced amenorrhea is suppressed spermatogenesis with reduced sperm counts and decreased serum testosterone.
Although exercise-induced amenorrhea is usually reversible, other medical consequences of these changes may be more significant, Cumming says.
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