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Can amenorrhea be due to undereating?

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Dr. Charles Glueck
Clinical Lipidology
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In brief: Sometmes

In anorexia nervosa, with severe undereating, there is not enough adipose tissue to convert endogenous testosterone to estradiol, so that the testosterone affects the pituitary's release of fsh and lh and amenorrhea ensues.
Cj glueck md.

In brief: Sometmes

In anorexia nervosa, with severe undereating, there is not enough adipose tissue to convert endogenous testosterone to estradiol, so that the testosterone affects the pituitary's release of fsh and lh and amenorrhea ensues.
Cj glueck md.
Dr. Charles Glueck
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