Detection and Management of the Female Athlete Triad

  • Craig Coleman, DO Good Samaritan Hospital Medicine Center, West Islip, New York
  • Brett Spain, DO Good Samaritan Hospital Medicine Center, West Islip, New York

Abstract

The female athlete triad is a disorder seen in physically active females that manifests as three interrelated syndromes that may or may not occur simultaneously.1,2,3 It is a multi-component disease initiated by an energy deficient state (possibly from an eating disorder), bone mineral density abnormalities and menstrual changes.1,2,3 Prevention and early intervention are important in averting permanent debilitating damage. The cornerstone of treatment is creating a positive net energy availability, which requires a multidisciplinary approach comprised of a licensed physician, nutritionist, exercise physiologist, mental health practitioner, athletic trainer, coaches, the athlete and their parents.

Published
2020-06-28
How to Cite
Craig Coleman, DO, and Brett Spain, DO. “Detection and Management of the Female Athlete Triad”. Osteopathic Family Physician, Vol. 12, no. 4, June 2020, pp. 36-40, doi:10.33181/12044.
Section
Review Articles