Decreased muscle mass

What is decreased muscle mass?

Decreased muscle mass, known medically as sarcopenia, is characterized by a significant loss of muscle tissue, muscle strength, and physical function. This condition typically develops with aging, but can also occur due to poor nutrition, sedentary lifestyle, chronic diseases, or hormonal changes.

Some key signs and symptoms of decreased muscle mass include:

Why does muscle mass decrease? There are several contributing factors:

What are the risks? Sarcopenia and loss of muscle mass is associated with:

What can be done? The good news is that decreasing muscle mass can often be reduced, prevented or reversed through:

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