The menstrual cycle is a vital sign - it provides insight into hormonal imbalance and health status far beyond just reproduction. Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA) accounts for nearly 30% of secondary amenorrhea in young premenopausal women. Management of HA requires a balancing act - with considerations of hormonal influences from nutritional status, exercise & stress.
Timely diagnosis and multidisciplinary approach to treatment of HA is crucial in avoiding the long-term health consequences - on fertility and bone health, in addition to reducing acutely struggles with mental health & body image.
Learning Outcomes Understand the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Be able to identify common symptoms and screen for Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Distinguish between Hypothalamic Amenorrhea and PCOS presentations Understand the multidisciplinary approach to treatment (GP, Gynaecologist/Endocrinologist, Dietitian, Exercise Physiologist, Psychologist) How to successfully modify relevant lifestyle factors related to your area of expertise
Presented by Sarah Liz King (Exercise Physiologist & Health Coach) Sarah is a Health At Every Size (HAES) Exercise Physiologist and health coach who uses scientific fact and her personal journey to empower other women to develop a permanent positive relationship with food and their bodies.
Intuitive Eating coupled with mindful movement methods are the core of every service & all education Sarah offers. Her primary belief is to ‘unlearn’ everything about diet culture, and instead focuses on nourishing body and mind with scientific facts to build foundations for a life of realness, not just wellness.
An absolute light beam of energy and knowledge, Sarah’s message is crisp with a side of kick ass, making everyone fall in love with the power of science by simply listening to their own bodies. Find Sarah at @sarahlizking on Instagram.