Muscle loss - Endocrine Wellness Center

What is muscle loss?

Muscle loss, known as muscle atrophy, occurs when muscle fibers shrink and protein breakdown exceeds protein synthesis. This leads to a decrease in muscle mass and strength over time if not addressed.

Some key points about muscle loss include:

How to prevent muscle loss

In summary, muscle loss is characterized by a reduction in fiber size and protein content. Combining resistance training, proper nutrition, and lifestyle management can counteract muscle loss. Seeking medical advice can help diagnose underlying causes like illness or hormone issues. Maintaining muscle is crucial for mobility, metabolism and health.

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