How Can a 28 Year Old Woman Have Osteoporosis?

As a 28 year old woman, I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis. I am often asked how this could happen to someone so young.
Not Absorbing Calcium in the Teen Years
The teenage years are prime bone building years. As a teenager, I had prolonged Amenorrhea — that is, I didn’t have a regular period each [...]

Amenorrhea & Osteoporosis

Amenorrhea is the absence of menstrual bleeding. Amenorrhea is a normal feature in prepubertal, pregnant, and postmenopausal females, however, if it is prolonged, it indicates low estrogen levels.
Estrogen helps women absorb the calcium they take into their bodies. While estrogen doesn’t seem to be more than a sex hormone, most tissues in the body [...]