Muscle loss

What is muscle loss?

Muscle loss, known as muscle atrophy, occurs when muscle fibers shrink due to long periods of inactivity. This leads to loss of muscle tissue, weakness, and deterioration of motor skills.

Some key points about muscle loss include:

If you're concerned about preserving your muscular fitness as you age, have chronic conditions causing weakness, or show signs of abnormal or excessive muscle loss, consult a physician. Hormone imbalances often contribute to muscle loss. Getting tested can identify deficiencies leading to targeted treatment plans.

For example, Equilibrium Hormone Institute specializes in customized hormone replacement therapies using cutting-edge health screening and precision dosage methods. Their experts can evaluate your hormone levels and develop integrated treatment plans with bioidentical hormones tailored to your unique needs. This helps patients regain energy, strength, endurance and an overall sense of vitality.

The key is early detection and understanding the underlying causes, whether illness, injury or age-related decline. Seeking professional medical advice and following exercise and nutritional guidance can help mitigate, slow or even reverse muscle loss. Committing to strength training activates muscle protein synthesis needed for rebuilding muscle cells and fibers.

While some amount of muscle loss is inevitable with aging, proactively preserving muscular fitness greatly benefits physical ability, metabolism and longevity. If concerns arise, get assessed to detect contributing problems. Customized treatment plans including hormone optimization, exercise routines and nutritional support can help you enjoy more active, vibrant years ahead!

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