What the causes of osteoporosis at young ages? Osteoporosis is known as a disease that generally affects women and people aged 50 years and over. But did you know that osteoporosis can attack young adults and even children?
Osteoporosis is known as a disease that generally affects women and people aged 50 years and over. But did you know that osteoporosis can attack young adults and even children?
Osteoporosis is indiscriminate and can affect anyone, including children. Osteoporosis in children is divided into two types, they are:
Idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis
This type of Osteoporosis is only a small part of it that attacks children, or it can be said very rare. The underlying cause is still unknown. This type of osteoporosis occurs just before puberty. Although most of the bone density can be returned during puberty, children with osteoporosis of this type has a peak bone mass is lower when adult. The bone formation density will reach its peak at the age of 20 years old, so the loss of bone mass during this period may increase the risk of fracture complications Bones at a later date.
Secondary juvenile osteoporosis
Most osteoporosis in children is secondary juvenile osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is caused due to the underlying disease-such as anorexia nervosa, Cushing’s syndrome, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, homocysteine Uriah, hyperparathyroidism, juvenile arthritis, kidney disease, leukemia, malabsorption syndromes and osteogenesis imperfecta. To diagnose this disease is needed in-depth medical interview, physical examination and investigation of patients in order to determine the underlying cause so that it can be given treatment immediately
In addition to the above, there are other causes that trigger osteoporosis at a young age, namely:
Amenorrhea (no menstruation) or oligomenorrhoea (menstrual cycles extending over 35 days). This results in a loss of bone mass due to low estrogen levels that facilitate the occurrence of osteoporosis in young women.
Anorexia that attacks young adults due to psychic problems that consider themselves fat when the weight is ideal or even thin. It is said to cause osteoporosis as anorexics will restrict the intake of food-especially a source of calcium. In addition, osteoporosis due to anorexia is also associated with an increase in cortisol-whichever of these hormones play a role in the incidence of osteoporosis.
If your children have a condition such as the above mentioned, please do not hesitate to consult a doctor immediately so that the condition can be given governance quickly and precisely.