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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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