Female Athlete Triad: A Serious Health Problem
Summary: Female Athlete Triad is a serious health issue that involves disordered eating, low bone mass, and cessation of the menstrual cycle.Female Athlete Triad is a serious health problem that involves disordered eating, low bone mass, and amenorrhea (cessation of the menstrual cycle) in female athletes. The condition is most common in sports that emphasize leanness, such as cross country running, gymnastics, and figure skating. In the past 25 years, much has been learned about symptoms, risk factors, causes, and treatment strategies for Female Athlete Triad. Special guest, Dr. Mitchell J. Rauh, has been extensively involved in investigating the concerns of this debilitating condition, which can lead to serious future health problems. Dr. Rauh shares some important information for you to consider if you, your daughter, or another female you know is heavily involved in athletics.