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what is muscle atrophy

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
13 years experience Family Medicine
Loss of muscle: It is literally when skeletal muscle cells shrink in size from lack of use.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bishnu Subedi
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Atrophic fiber: If it is a specific for diagnosis of NMD, it is reported as diagnostic/suggestive/confirmatory etc. That's probably a nonspecific (not suggestive of N ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
2 Types: There are 2 forms of muscle atrophy: disuse atrophy, i.e. This come actual lack of activity or 'using' the muscle. Astronauts on space developed disus ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience Neurology
Decreased bulk: Muscle atrophy is shrinking of the muscle, leading to a wasted appearance. It can be due to muscle disease, nerve damage, malnutrition, or simple dis ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tatyana Gitlevich
27 years experience Neurology
You may not: Feel it at all. You may notice that f.E. Your hand or leg has gotten thinner or weaker.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Elson
15 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends on cause: A physiatrist, or doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation can evaluate the individual and come up with a plan to maximize function. The prognos ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
41 years experience Neurology
Evaluation for atrop: you need evaluation by expert neurologist
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hohman Jr
12 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Examination : there could be several explanations for muscle atrophy. One of which may be nerve compression . You should be examined by your doctor.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bailie
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See below: muscle that loses bulk and size many causes
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: It is amazing how quickly lack of activity can impact the body. Muscle weakness, and even loss of muscle mass is a common and quick effect of illness ... Read More
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