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.
While all three conditions are harmful to women, the key factor of the female athlete triad to consider is low energy availability, which occurs when the amount of energy consumed is less than the amount of energy expended.
It's important to realize, when [you screen] for the female athlete triad, that the main priority really should be looking for low energy intake," Dr.
Table 1 Warning Signs and Symptoms of the Female Athlete Triad
These results are troubling because the desire to achieve or maintain a low body mass is believe necessary for optimal athletic performance may be the main motivator for the development of eating disorders and possibly a syndrome recognized by the American College of Sports Medicine as the Female Athlete Triad (FAT) (1).
This compilation collects resources on eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and related concerns such as compulsive exercise, female athlete triad, sleep eating, the abuse of laxatives and diet pills, and body dysmorphic disorder.
A desire to improve performance, a win at all cost mentality, combined with an overly controlling parent or coach, may increase the athlete's risk for developing disordered eating patterns, ultimately leading to the female athlete triad.
The way to prevent female athlete triad is with proper nutrition.
The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of the three components of the female athlete triad (disordered eating, menstrual dysfunction, and low bone mineral density [BMD]) and their relationships with brachial artery flow-mediated dilation in professional dancers.
The female athlete triad was originally defined as the combination of disordered eating, amenorrhoea and osteoporosis found in physically active girls and women.
Eating disorders sourcebook; basic consumer health information about anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and other eating disorders and related concerns, such as compulsive exercise, female athlete triad, and body dysmorphic disorder, including details about risk factors, warning signs, adverse health effects, methods of prevention, treatment options, and the recovery process.