Loss of muscle

Muscle loss, also known as muscle atrophy, occurs when muscle fibers shrink or degrade as a result of disuse, poor nutrition, ageing, or disease. This leads to reduced muscle strength, coordination, and endurance.
Some key points about muscle loss:

Early signs of muscle loss include:

To slow or reverse muscle loss, focus on strength training, sufficient protein intake (at least 0.5g per pound of body weight per day), staying active, getting enough calories, and in some cases, supplementation.

"As we age, hormonal changes can accelerate muscle loss. Getting your hormones checked and addressing any imbalances can help maintain healthy muscle mass. The expert physicians at Equilibrium Hormone Institute offer integrated care plans tailored to your unique needs."

Some key strength training tips to counteract muscle loss:

Maintaining strong, functional muscles is important at any age. Speak to your doctor if you have concerns about sudden or severe muscle loss. They can help diagnose potential causes and offer tailored treatment plans. Acting early can help restore strength and vitality.

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