Hypothalamic Amenorrhea from a Medical & Personal Perspective with Lucy Gotta

The Full of Beans Podcast by Hannah Hickinbotham

Episode notes

In this week's episode, Han is joined by Lucy Gotta. Lucy is a 3rd-year medical student in Lancaster, completing her psychiatry rotation. Lucy used to be a competitive swimmer and has her own experience of an eating disorder. In this week's episode, we discuss:

  • The experience Lucy has had in her medical training around eating disorders.

  • Lucy's experience of hypothalamic amenorrhea due to sport and her eating disorder, and the impact this had on her mentally and physically.

  • The impact of the eating disorder and its evaluation of a lack of period.

  • The consequences of a lack of menstrual cycle.

  • How to manage regaining your period, and the importance of remembering this is not the end of the recovery journey.

  • The change that occurs through recovery from being ups ... 

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