The female athlete triad: It takes a team

Jaya Mehta, Bithika Thompson, Juliana M. Kling

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The female athlete triad is a syndrome consisting of low energy availability (ie, burning more calories than one is taking in), menstrual dysfunction, and low bone mineral density, although all 3 components need not be present. Many providers, physical therapists, and coaches are unaware of it and thus do not screen for it. Early intervention using a team approach is essential in patients with any component of the female athlete triad to prevent long-term adverse health effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-320
Number of pages8
JournalCleveland Clinic journal of medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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