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Monday, December 22, 2014

The Female Athlete Triad, Part 2

Posted by William on May 24, 2012

How is The Female Athlete Triad Diagnosed?
There is no single test to diagnose the Female Athlete Triad. Instead, the diagnosis rests on uncovering the different features of the triad.

The signs and symptoms may be subtle at first. Initially, athletes may not consciously over-exercise or restrict their calories. Eventually they may start to perform disordered eating behaviors, often in secret, and intensify their physical training. With time, their periods may cease and any of the multiple signs and symptoms of disordered eating may set in, such as fatigue. Stress fractures may occur. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »