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One thing that female athletes with low body fat can encounter is amenorrhea. While not a problem in the short term, extended instances of this can lead to bone loss (osteopenia/osteoporosis). Are there over the counter ways to combat this, or does this require professional intervention to counteract?

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  • It is something that someone experiencing this should see a physician for, as amenorrhea/infertility and osteopenia/porosis are not the only potential side effects - they are signs to alert you that you may need further evaluation. Arrhythmias and other things are also possible. – DoctorWhom May 21 at 16:15
  • @DoctorWhom - Expanded a trifle, I think that would make a great answer. – JohnP May 21 at 16:26

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