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Episode 11: Dr. Emily Kraus Answers Your Questions About Stress Fractures, Hormones, and Contraceptives Runners of The Bay

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In this special episode we chat with Dr. Emily Kraus about hormonal contraception and bone health. Last week, Emily shared an infographic about these issues targeting female athletes that went viral on runner Twitter and sparked lots of discussion and questions, so we talk about everything from periods to stress fractures and IUDs.

Some highlights from our conversation:


How hormones are connected to bone health

Why it’s possible to have a “normal” menstrual cycle but still have hormonal imbalances and poor bone health

What male athletes should look out for when it comes to energy availability and hormonal health

What runners who have lost their periods can do

The science connecting oral contraceptives and stress fractures

What signs we should be looking for to determine hormonal and bone health


Follow Dr. Emily Kraus on Twitter and Instagram @emilykrausmd, and follow her training on Strava.

Her clinic for young runners at Stanford Children’s Health can be found at: https://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/service/sports-medicine/conditions/running

Recommended reading and resources:


Roar by Stacy Sims

Femaleandmaletriad.org

The Effects of Menstrual Cycle Phase on Exercise Performance in Eumenorrheic Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis


Follow Runners of The Bay on Instagram and Twitter @Runnersofthebay.

Check out our website runnersofthebay.com and send us an e-mail at runnersofthebay@gmail.com. Music is California by The Spectacular Fantastic.

In this special episode we chat with Dr. Emily Kraus about hormonal contraception and bone health. Last week, Emily shared an infographic about these issues targeting female athletes that went viral on runner Twitter and sparked lots of discussion and questions, so we talk about everything from periods to stress fractures and IUDs.

Some highlights from our conversation:


How hormones are connected to bone health

Why it’s possible to have a “normal” menstrual cycle but still have hormonal imbalances and poor bone health

What male athletes should look out for when it comes to energy availability and hormonal health

What runners who have lost their periods can do

The science connecting oral contraceptives and stress fractures

What signs we should be looking for to determine hormonal and bone health


Follow Dr. Emily Kraus on Twitter and Instagram @emilykrausmd, and follow her training on Strava.

Her clinic for young runners at Stanford Children’s Health can be found at: https://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/service/sports-medicine/conditions/running

Recommended reading and resources:


Roar by Stacy Sims

Femaleandmaletriad.org

The Effects of Menstrual Cycle Phase on Exercise Performance in Eumenorrheic Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis


Follow Runners of The Bay on Instagram and Twitter @Runnersofthebay.

Check out our website runnersofthebay.com and send us an e-mail at runnersofthebay@gmail.com. Music is California by The Spectacular Fantastic.

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