Women Athletes: Female Athletic Triad

Women athletes face some of the same challenges as their male counterparts but then there are other challenges that are exclusive to females or that affect them more often than men. Three conditions that women need to be aware of are eating disorder, menstrual dysfunction and premature osteoporosis. Athletic women have a predisposition to these conditions. When you combine them, they’re referred to as the “female athletic triad”.

This condition occurs when women over-exercise or diet excessively. It can cause severe health problems or even death. It also reduces your performance as an athlete. Here are some things to know about the female athletic triad.

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