athletic amenorrhea

ath·let·ic a·men·or·rhe·a

(ath-let'ik ā-men'ŏr-ē'ă)
Irregularities in the menstrual cycle presenting as either oligomenorrhea (35-90 days between menses) or secondary amenorrhea (cessation of menstrual cycles for at least 3 months) caused by intense athletic training or disordered eating behavior.
See also: female athletic triad
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9) Haberland et al was the first group to conduct a survey on the clinical management of athletic amenorrhea in female athletes.
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Moreover, it has previously been demonstrated that increased levels of lipid profile such as total cholesterol, LDL and VLDL are associated with hypogonadal states, such as in anorexia nervosa and athletic amenorrhea [13,14].
Now researchers have shown that the cause of athletic amenorrhea (lack of menstruation) is probably a negative energy balance caused by increasing exercise without increasing food intake.
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The chain reaction of hormone imbalances brought on by athletic amenorrhea often results in early menopause, and one result of that is a higher risk of heart disease, said Dr.
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