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All Bodies Sports Nutrition

Dec 4, 2023

In this episode Hannah chats with exercise physiologist Sarah Liz King about Hypothalmic Amenorrhea (HA) and athletes. They dive into what HA is, how it impacts performance and some common questions and experiences athletes may like to think about as they consider their recovery journey. 


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In this Episode:

01:29.0 - Meet Sarah Liz King

11:33.9 - What is Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA)?

17:48.2 - Will you always lose your period when you're underfuelling?

20:03.2 - Can you lose your period or have HA without losing weight? 

24:17.1 - Is HA more common in the neurodivergent population?

26:54.5 - How do athletes balance the impact of HA with body composition pressures?

33:37.4 - What are some early signs of HA that athletes can look out for?

37:12.9 - What does a HA recovery journey look like?

45:05.9 - The real challenges of HA recovery for athletes

51.41.0 - Do athletes need to gain weight to get their periods back and how to work through this