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Secondary Amenorrhea and Loss of Weight

  • A. Cabau
Conference paper

Abstract

Hypothalamic amenorrhea is the cause of approximately 60% of secondary amenorrheas and three-fourths of these are psychogenic [2,4]. These amenorrheas can be due to a simple loss of weight or can be the consequence of a previous anorexia nervosa. This hypothalamic disorder is functional and resumption of ovulation can be associated with restoration of weight. In this survey I have tried to evaluate how often pregnancy could be obtained through dietary measures without gonadotropin therapy.

Keywords

Anorexia Nervosa Eating Disorder Multiple Pregnancy Living Child Secondary Amenorrhea 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

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  • A. Cabau

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