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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
29 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Eat right, exercise: Building muscle mass requires sufficient protein intake, more than enough to replace what is needed for daily turnover. It also requires the right se ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: The rule of thumb is that you need between 1 and 1.5 times your body weight (if you are overweight, then substitute your target body weight) in grams ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Exeercise: No shot cuts> take up weight lifting.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Best=safest.Exercise: The best (that is, safest) way of increasing muscle mass is by exercising the muscles: weight training. Balancing cardio & weights will help u exe ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience in Podiatry
Possible: Depending on how much weight and the type of exercise.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
39 years experience in General Practice
Probably not: Electric stimulators have a use in rehab, they keep muscles from atrophying. But there is no evidence that they build muscle, although it's easy to b ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sterling
29 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Eat right/exercise.: A 34 year old should have no problems gaining muscle mass if otherwise healthy. The key is to watch your calories, increase your baseline metabolism ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience in General Practice
Yoga: To my mind, the type of muscle tone and well being created and maintained by yoga practice exceeds the common physical culture of body muscle power bu ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience in Anesthesiology
There are 3 types of: Muscle, skeletal-compose of our muscle mass attach to the skeleton; smooth-located in the walls of hollow visceral organs except the heart; cardiac or ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
36 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Sometimes: You can overdo cardio and lose so much weight that you lose muscle mass. When you run a lot for long distances, you can get pretty thin if you don't a ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: This muscle lets you kick your leg up at the hip. Everybody has one on each side. They're impressive on scans and someone may think they are a mass.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
36 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Stretch.: Hip flexors get tight from sitting. A great hip stretch is the yoga pose "warrior 1". Another safe stretch is to lie on your stomach then flex the kn ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Whichever part of the body is suffering the nerve entrapment, can go for muscle wasting and weakness ,if nerves are trapped by bands, scars .Pl get ev ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
To a point.: Strengthening usually requires lower reps per set (2-4) than muscle building (6-8), with consequent heavier weights. That being said, stronger muscles ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Sure: Incidentally, ever see a gorilla ? One of the strongest animals in the animal kingdom....They don't eat meat.....Their dna closely resembles that of h ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Paraspinal spasm: It is when the muscles on either side of your spine become really tight. It can cause pain.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
49 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Use a trainer: The important muscles to build are the latissimus, pects major, trapezius, deltoid, biceps and triceps. Please make sure that the training is under s ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Do not believe so: I am not aware of any scientific study thatprove or disprove the theory that muscle relaxants destroy muscle tissue.They are many different muscle rel ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
38 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Muscle injury: Muscle injury can be detect by MRI in most cases. Weakness can be inferred by atrophy (less muscle mass than the opposite side) but cannot truly be me ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Some options: Eat more especially protein or meat products. Increase your calorie intake much more than what you burn in your daily activities. Do some weight lif ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Back muscles: Back muscles support spine from behind, abdominals support the body from the front.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
46 years experience in Neurology
Hypertrophy: The word hypertrophy means enlarged. Muscles can enlarge for various reasons, most commonly related to building muscle mass from exercise, but there ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
One is observed: Generally speaking, muscle weakness is something a patient perceives and something that we can test for in physical examination by doing a manual musc ... Read More
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