Is it possible for a child to get osteoporosis?
Hello, I have a 17-year-old son who was diagnosed with osteoporosis at age 14. They checked his bone density and said that his bones are not absorbing any vitamin d or e or calcium. They said that they will not do any more tests to find out why because they probably will never find out why. He eats healthily, especially drinks rich in vitamin d, and calcium. He also takes vitamin pills every day. Is it possible for a child to get osteoporosis?
@kajeet Hello, Osteoporosis is rare in children and adolescents. When it does occur, it is usually caused by an underlying medical disorder or by medications used to treat the disorder. This is called secondary osteoporosis. Sometimes, however, there is no identifiable cause of osteoporosis in a child. I would recommend an evaluation by a pediatric endocrinologist as I suspect this is related to a metabolic bone disorder and should be further evaluated. Thanks!!