female athlete triad


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female athlete triad

a syndrome comprising eating disorders, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis; results from excessive physical training.
A ‘condition’ seen in some female elite athletes—especially in those who over-train—which results in increased morbidity and mortality, characterised by disordered eating, menstrual dysfunction, and osteoporosis

female athlete triad

Sports medicine A 'condition' seen in some ♀ elite athletes–especially in those who overtrain, which results in M&M—characterized by disordered eating, menstrual dysfunction, osteoporosis. See Elite athlete, Gymnastics, Overtraining.

fe·male ath·lete tri·ad

(fē'māl ath'lēt trī'ad)
A combination of disordered eating, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis, commonly seen in adolescent and young adult female athletes.
Synonym(s): female triad.

Female athlete triad

A combination of disorders frequently found in female athletes that includes disordered eating, osteoporosis, and oligo- or amenorrhea. The triad was first officially named in 1993.
Mentioned in: Oligomenorrhea

female athlete triad

triad of disorders (abnormal eating patterns; amenorrhoea; osteoporosis) noted in young females engaged in very heavy athletic endeavour

fe·male ath·lete tri·ad

(fē'māl ath'lēt trī'ad)
Syndrome comprising eating disorders, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis; results from excessive physical training.
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Yi said he is particularly interested in possible associations between the female athlete triad and pelvic floor disorders, and in the pelvic floor consequences of coupling high-impact, high-endurance activity with the potential for a hypoestrogenic state.
The female athlete triad exists in both elite athletes and controls.
Noting that many coaches lack formal education on the female athlete triad, Dr.
When the female athlete triad happens young women can still win the battle by working with their families, coaches and a health care team," said Ellen M.
2005a) The female athlete triad exists in both elite athletes and controls.
FAT stands for Female Athlete Triad, a condition referring to a combination of amenorrhea (absence of a menstrual period for three or more months), disordered eating and decreased bone mineral density in athletes; some clinicians define it more broadly as involving general menstrual abnormalities.
A topic emphasized at the conference is the female athlete triad, which is often found to be co-occurring with eating disorders.
This report presents the case of a woman endurance runner, followed prospectively over 6 years after presenting with the female athlete triad.
Last but not least, young dancers who diet excessively risk developing the female athlete triad, which is characterized by disordered eating, menstrual problems, and brittle bones.
Young female runners can be at risk for Female Athlete Triad in which low estrogen levels contribute to loss of bone density.
The term female athlete triad refers to the combination of exercise-induced amenorrhea, a restricted training diet, and osteoporosis, which doubles the risk for stress fracture.
Over 10 million Americans have osteoporosis and another 18 million are at risk due to low bone density Although running is protective to some extent against osteoporosis, overtraining can have the opposite effect when it is part of the Female Athlete Triad in which low estrogen levels can decrease bone density in premenopausal women.