Muscle atrophy

Muscle atrophy refers to wasting away (“atrophy”) of muscle tissue, leading to muscle weakness. Causes of muscle atrophy include prolonged inactivity, nerve disorders, muscle diseases, and various other causes. More general types of atrophy may involve wasting away of other types of tissues, such as membranes or organs. The opposite ...

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Simple causes of muscle atrophy from inactivity include:

  • Lack of physical activity
  • Bed rest
  • Prolonged illness recovery
  • Traction recovery
  • Casts and splints
  • Nursing home residents (“bed-ridden patients”)
  • Age-related muscle atrophy

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Causes List for Muscle atrophy

Possible causes of Muscle atrophy (or similar symptoms) may include:1

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