Muscle loss - Renew Medical Center

Muscle loss, also known as muscle atrophy, occurs when muscle cells shrink or degrade as a result of aging, illness, or lack of physical activity. This leads to a loss of muscle mass, strength, and function over time. Some key points about muscle loss include:

In summary, muscle loss leads to reduced strength, mobility, and metabolism. Contributing factors are aging, inactivity, malnutrition, and illness. Preventing muscle loss through strength training and proper diet is vital. Treatment aims to restore lost muscle through targeted exercise, nutrition, and sometimes medications.

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