Dr. Weber explains the connection between osteopenia and the female athlete triad.
The connection between the female athlete triad and the end-result of osteopenia is that you have, again, a decreased estrogen level based on the amenorrhea, which predisposes the bone to lose its normal density because estrogen is required to produce strong bone.
About Dr. Weber, M.D.:
Dr. Kathy Weber, the Director of Primary Care/Sports Medicine and Women's Sports Medicine at Rush University Medical Center, possesses a unique expertise with the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal issues. Dr. Weber received her M.D. from Rush Medical College in 1996 and subsequently completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Rush University Medical Center. After completing her residency, Dr. Weber was asked to remain at Rush for an additional year to assume the prestigious position of Chief Resident of Internal Medicine. She then completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of California Medical Center in San Diego.