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Female Athlete Triad

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 4, 2024.

What is the female athlete triad?

The female athlete triad is a combination of 3 health problems. These health problems include disordered eating, loss of monthly period, and low bone density. The condition occurs when a female athlete does intense training or exercise and has a strict diet.

What increases my risk for the female athlete triad?

What are the signs and symptoms of the female athlete triad?

How is the female athlete triad diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will ask you questions about your eating behavior, weight changes, exercise habits, monthly periods, and injuries. He or she may ask how you feel about yourself and about the way you look. You may also need the following:

How is the female athlete triad treated?

Treatment options

The following list of medications are in some way related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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How can I prevent the female athlete triad?

Call your local emergency number (911 in the US) or have someone call if:

When should I call my doctor?

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