Bone Loss in Female Athletes

Amenorrhea (no menstrual period for three consecutive cycles) in an athletic woman with low body fat ratio such as a dancer, runner or professional body builder is associated with low Estrogen. Estrogen is crucial for bone health. Please speak to your doctor regarding treatment options that can prevent bone loss.

frequently starting low dose oral contraceptive can provide sufficient estrogen to maintain healthy bone mass and restore regular menstrual cycle.

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