FFP 371 | Hypothalamic Amenorrhea & The Menstrual Cycle | Cynthia Donovan


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Cynthia is a Registered Dietitian in the US with a Master's of science in Nutrition and has been a Registered Dietitian for over 10 years. Cynthia is a non-diet dietitian and believes in Health at Every Size. Helping women recover from Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (no period) & find food & exercise freedom is a speciality area of hers. Due to her own struggles with HA, disordered eating & infertility, Cynthia was driven to specialize in HA. Throughout the years, Cynthia has worked in various areas in the field of nutrition which has led her to where she is today operating her own virtual practice & working with women across the world helping them recover their period and find balance with food and exercise.

Today Cynthia shares her experience with HA and how it changed her practice (to focus on HA with her clients).

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Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Cynthia’s HA misdiagnosis and her experience

  • How old Cynthia was when she got her first period and if she ever used birth control

  • The common misdiagnosis of PCOS and HA

  • The difference between HA and PCOS
  • The similarities in symptoms of HA and PCOS
  • How the diagnosis for PCOS and HA differ

  • The challenges women face getting the correct diagnosis

  • Cynthia’s, body size, eating habits and workout routine that contributed to her late menstrual cycle start

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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic

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