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what are different signs and symptoms of disuse atrophy (subjective and objective)?

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Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 38 years experience
Hmmm: Weakness, malaise i guess, generally you see a decrease in mucscle mass. You can examine the patient but perhaps there are imaging means to estimate muscle mass. I think your doctor might just look at muscle girth as an objective measurement. Subjective is what you the subject feels.

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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: atrophy?

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Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Thin skin: Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner contributing to more atrophy.
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Hey. I just need to know the common causes of testicular astrophy.

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
Many possible causes: The testicles can atrophy for any number of reasons. Hormonal causes include underproduction or impaired response to androgenic hormones & antiandrogenic medications. Vascular problems such as testicular torsion or varicocele can lead to atrophy. Severe infections of the testis, such as mumps virus or bacterial infections such as epididymo-orchitis can lead to atrophic scarring.
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A 50-year-old female asked:

What is bifrontal atrophy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Cerebral Atrophy: Cerebral atrophy (decreased size) affecting both frontal lobes.
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A female asked:

What is the difference between vermian hypoplasia and vermin atrophy and it signs?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Depends: In hypoplasia, an organ never developed. In atrophy, it got smaller during the lifetime. The vermis may be hypoplastic in autism, atrophic in alcohol abuse. The terms may also be used for one another -- sloppy but a fact of life.
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A 63-year-old female asked:

What is left ventricular atrophy ?

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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 42 years experience
Ventricular atrophy: Left ventricular atrophy is a reduction in size of the left ventricle of the heart, the chamber of the heart responsible for pumping freshly oxygenated blood to the rest of the body. People with this condition can experience a number of health complications, and there are treatments available to arrest or reverse the atrophy.

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