Functional hypothalamic amenorrhoea: leptin treatment, dietary intervention and counselling as alternatives to traditional practice - systematic review.

@article{Kyriakidis2016FunctionalHA,
  title={Functional hypothalamic amenorrhoea: leptin treatment, dietary intervention and counselling as alternatives to traditional practice - systematic review.},
  author={Michalis Kyriakidis and Lydie Caetano and Natasa Anastasiadou and T{\"u}lay Karasu and Hany Lashen},
  journal={European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology},
  year={2016},
  volume={198},
  pages={
          131-137
        }
}
Functional hypothalamic amenorrhoea (FHA) is a neuroendocrine disorder caused by an energy deficit and characterized by low leptin levels. Based on this, previous studies have suggested that leptin administration may play a crucial role in FHA treatment. However, FHA is also associated with abnormal psychosocial and dietary behaviour that needs to be addressed. In this context, this systematic review examined the efficacy of leptin treatment, non-pharmacological therapy and nutritional… CONTINUE READING
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