Female Athlete Triad FAQs

dr. simi paknikar
Medically Reviewed by dr. simi paknikar, MD
Last Updated on Mar 19, 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for the female athlete triad condition?

The diagnosis of women or girls with female athlete triad can be performed with the help of a physician who undertakes a proper medical examination of the patient. In addition, a multidisciplinary team that consists of an expert on mental health and a sports dietitian, are involved in diagnosing and managing the condition of female athlete triad.

2. What is the rate of recovery of an individual with female athlete triad?

It has been observed that the rate of recovery varies based on the condition involved. Energy deficit is rectified in days or weeks based on reduced exercise regimen or increased calorie intake. Irregular menstruation takes a few months to become normal following improvement in the energy availability. Low BMD takes many years to stabilize following the correction of the energy levels and the menstruation frequency.

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