2022, Vol. 9, Issue 2, Part B
Female athlete triad syndrome and physical Education: Causes, components & treatmentAuthor(s):
Ranjana Kumari and Dr. Sandeep BhallaAbstract:Introduction:
The female athlete triad is a medical condition observed in physically active females involving three components: low energy availability with or without disordered eating; menstrual dysfunction; and low bone density.
Methodology: Survey of primary and secondary literature is the prime methodology used for preparing this research article.
Research Findings: The female athlete triad is a result of energy imbalance; thus, adjusting the energy expenditure and energy availability is the main intervention. Pharmacologic treatment may be considered when non-pharmacologic treatment has failed. A team approach involving the patient, obstetrician-gynecologist, sports nutritionist, coaches, parents, and mental health care provider, if indicated, is optimal.
Conclusion: Based on the prevalence of multiple female athlete triad risk factors, athlete education and monitoring of the risk factors by athletic staffis paramount to the long term health and wellbeing of the athletes. The athletes should be educated on healthy eating practices to achieve appropriate levels of caloric intake. Pages: 113-115 | 396 Views 80 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Ranjana Kumari, Dr. Sandeep Bhalla. Female athlete triad syndrome and physical Education: Causes, components & treatment. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2022;9(2):113-115.