Female Sports Medicine Reinvented
You work hard to achieve your goals, your hormonal health shouldn’t be part of the sacrifice.
Due to the specific medical considerations involved in caring for athletes, Sports Medicine is a widely recognized subspecialty within several medical specialities such as Orthopaedics, Family Medicine, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. For female athletes, they are at risk for reproductive conditions such as amenorrhea (aka missed periods), low estrogen levels, and stress fractures.
endocrinologists specializing in Sports Medicine who treat this hormone disorder are rare. At Pelex, we know that missing menstrual cycles is common in athletes, but often under treated. Although there are guidelines that address how this disorder is diagnosed, there are few recommendations regarding care besides correcting energy deficits and behavioral medicine support.