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How can the female athlete triad be prevented?

The best way to prevent female athlete triad is through education about what it is, and how to recognize it. Here are some general tips:

  • Monitor your menstrual cycle
  • Consult your OB/GYN if you have menstrual irregularities.
  • Seek a physician if you experience recurrent stress fractures
  • See a counselor if you are overly concerned about body image, or have poor diet.
  • Use the expertise of a nutritionist to help design an appropriate diet that is specific to your sport and to your body’s energy needs.
  • Seek emotional support from parents, coaches and teammates.

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