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What are the health risks associated with excessive exercise by a preteen girl?

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Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Depends

The adolescent athlete in general is more prone to injuries of the growth cartilage with respect to the musculoskeletal system. Excessive endurance exercise can disturb the hormonal balance leading to menstrual irregularities.
It is key to get proper rest, hydration and nutrition during periods of intense exercise to hopefully prevent any imbalances from occurring.

In brief: Depends

The adolescent athlete in general is more prone to injuries of the growth cartilage with respect to the musculoskeletal system. Excessive endurance exercise can disturb the hormonal balance leading to menstrual irregularities.
It is key to get proper rest, hydration and nutrition during periods of intense exercise to hopefully prevent any imbalances from occurring.
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