exercise-induced amenorrhea

exercise-induced a·men·or·rhe·a

temporary cessation of menstrual function due to strenuous daily exercise, as in jogging, increased endorphins and other neuropeptides inhibiting hypothalamic function.
Menstrual dysfunction in female long-distance runners, which may be accompanied by osteopenia, osteoporosis, hypo-oestrogenic amenorrhoea

exercise-induced amenorrhea

Exercise-associated amenorrhea Menstrual dysfunction in ♀ long-distance runners which may be accompanied by osteopenia, osteoporosis, hypoestrogenic amenorrhea. See Running.

ex·er·cise-in·duced a·men·or·rhe·a

(eksĕr-sīz-in-dūst ă-menōr-rēă)
Temporary cessation of menstrual discharge due to overly rigorous exercise regimens.
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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].
[18.] Miles, M.: Leptin: A link between energy imbalance and exercise-induced amenorrhea in female athletes.
Little evidence and no specific guidelines exist to guide the clinician in evaluating and managing exercise-induced amenorrhea. All athletes with amenorrhea should have a pregnancy test, because pregnancy is the most common cause of secondary 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.
(24.) 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. Neuroendocrinology 57:600-604, 1993.
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. Not only are you at increased risk of bone fracture while experiencing a loss of periods, the condition may not be reversible.
Although exercise-induced amenorrhea is usually reversible, other medical consequences of these changes may be more significant, Cumming says.
These findings suggest that mechanisms other than hypoestrogenism may be involved in the osteopenia associated with exercise-induced amenorrhea.
Kutluk Oktay described a 29-year-old woman who had one ovary removed in her teen years and the other removed because it was interfering with her hormone replacement therapy, which she was taking to treat exercise-induced amenorrhea.
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