Loss of muscle mass

What is loss of muscle mass?

Muscle loss, also known as muscle atrophy, refers to the gradual loss of muscle tissue over time. It can occur due to aging, lack of physical activity, poor nutrition, illness, or injury. Some key points about muscle loss include:

Losing muscle mass matters because it can lead to:

Fortunately, muscle loss can often be slowed, stopped, or reversed with targeted intervention. Strategies include:

Overall, some loss of muscle is normal with aging, but significant wasting can really impact health and longevity. Maintaining muscle should be a lifelong goal. Consistent exercise, diet, hormone balance, and disease management play key roles in preserving lean mass as we get older. Reach out if you have any other questions!

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