Female Athlete Triad | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • I’m a female competitive athlete. Am I at risk for the female athlete triad?
  • How do I strike a balance between my desire to be healthy and my desire to win?
  • Could there be another reason for my irregular periods?
  • What lifestyle changes should I make?
  • Do I need medicine? Counseling?
  • Where can I get help for disordered eating?


The Female Athlete Triad by JA Hobart, MD, and DR Smucker, MD, MPH (American Family Physician June 01, 2000, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20000601/3357.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 09/00