What causes severe bone loss in young adults? Was diagnosed with osteoporosis after several compression fractures

Many things. Hi. There are many things (and I mean MANY), genetic and acquired, that can cause osteoporosis and fracture in young people. You need a good endocrinologist. I know Lynn Kohlmeier, an endo in Spokane who's very good with metabolic bone disease. I suggest you see her, and bring all labs and data you have on your case. If a diagnosis is established, there may be things that can help bone health.

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