The female athlete triad: what's a doctor to do?

  title={The female athlete triad: what's a doctor to do?},
  author={Constance Marie Lebrun},
  journal={Current sports medicine reports},
  volume={6 6},
Sports medicine physicians often encounter athletes with at least one component of the Female Athlete Triad-disordered eating, menstrual dysfunction, and altered bone mineral density. Recognizing these conditions early is critical because prolonged exposure can lead to serious, potentially irreversible, health consequences. Knowledge of the pathophysiology, detection, and treatment of these problems has evolved significantly. This review focuses on the newer scientific findings in this… CONTINUE READING