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.