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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Breast Muscle Mass

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What causes rapid loss of muscle mass?

What causes rapid loss of muscle mass?

See below: Severe trauma to a muscle can cause rapid loss. Loss of nerve supply can do the same. In the knee, tear of the cruciate ligaments often causes loss of the quadriceps bulk. Starvation also can cause rapid muscle mass loss. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What causes of breast lumps?

What causes of breast lumps?

Many things: "lumps" can be normal areas of asymmetrically dense breast tissue, fluid filled cysts, benign solid masses, or malignancy. Any new lump drawing attention or concern particularly if it persists or enlarges over a short period of time should be appropriately evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What could this thickening mass of tissue in left breast be?

What could this thickening mass of tissue in left breast be?

Fibrocystic change?: Any breast lump or thickening mass of tissue on the breast could be breast-cancer. You need to be seen in person for an exam and possibly imaging. You should be seen right away. One in eight women in the USA get breast-cancer so don't take any chances. There are other things such as fibrocystic change. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Causes of bilateral breast bone pain?

Causes of bilateral breast bone pain?

Costochondritis: While that is one of the possible causes, there are others. So you are best served by visiting your doctor to make sure it isn't something worse. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/costochondritis/ds00626. ...Read more

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Does the presence of breast cancer cause fatigue?

Does the presence of breast cancer cause fatigue?

Possibly: In advanced breast cancer the tumor burden is very high and the body is fighting a war (even without chemotherapy) and therefore fatigue may be a symptom. For less advanced disease chemotherapy may be the predominant cause of fatigue. Other factors such as anemia and malnutrition will also contribute. ...Read more

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Thickening of breast tissue cause for alarm?

Thickening of breast tissue cause for alarm?

Maybe: Or maybe not. Need much more information. Breast thickening that you feel? That a doctor's exam feels? Seen on a mammogram? All breast changes or concerns need full evaluation with a doctor ; a mammogram. ...Read more

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Does hormone therapy for prostate cancer cause loss of muscle mass?

Does hormone therapy for prostate cancer cause loss of muscle mass?

Hormone therapy: Medications that shut down testosterone will reduce muscle mass over time. They can also impact bone health; talk to doc about calcium and vit d supplements as well as a med called Prolia to prevent bone loss. ...Read more

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What causes severe muscle cramping in various muscles in the absence of exercise?

What causes severe muscle cramping in various muscles  in the absence of exercise?

Cramping: It may be an electrolyte imbalance need to get some lab work it may also be related to some of the medications you are taking. ...Read more

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What Causes Loss of Brain Mass ?

What Causes Loss of Brain Mass ?

Brain size : The human brain reaches its maximum size around age 20-22, then it slowly shrinks over time. By age 75, it may decrease in volume or mass about 30%. This is a natural phenomenon. It is not clear what the biological purpose of this is. The mass of the brain also decreases after injuries, such as traumatic injury, stroke, MS, or illnesses, such as certain infections, brain tumors, or dementia. ...Read more

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Causes of muscle twitches?

Causes of muscle twitches?

Magnesium potassium: Deficiency of these minerals can cause it as we'll as deficiency of vitamin B12 and other b vitamins. Lack of sleep is another cause. Take magnesium and if it doesn't help, try potassium. ...Read more

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What causes male breast tissue enlargement?

What causes male breast tissue enlargement?

Medication, Hormones: Male breast enlargement (gynecomastia) is relatively common and can be caused by various medications, such as antacid or blood pressure medications. Many cases are due to the normal hormonal changes that occur in men. Liver disease, marijuana smoking and testicular tumors that secrete hormones can also be a factor. Because men can get breast cancer, see a specialist if you notice any changes. ...Read more

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Can only 1 breast be fibrocystic? And could it cause the size of the breast to increase? US & mammo are normal, besides dense tissue.

Can only 1 breast be fibrocystic? And could it cause the size of the breast to increase? US & mammo are normal, besides dense tissue.

Possible: Typically fibrocytic disease is found in both breasts, but one breast can be affected more than the other and this is why possibly what is going on in your case. Fibrocytic disease usually fluctuates during the menstruation cycle. Typically mammography is normal and US shows cysts. ...Read more

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Mammogram with no signs or symptoms of breast cancer. Result 0.6 CM asymmetry in the central region of breast what does this mean?

Mammogram with no signs or symptoms of breast cancer. Result 0.6 CM asymmetry in the central region of breast what does this mean?

Was this a : screening mammo? It sounds like there is a potential abnormality. Were additional views recommended? 80% of the time this turns out to be nothing of concern. Talk to your doctor about the next steps. ...Read more

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Could slight breast pain mean cancer or muscle strain?

Could slight breast pain mean cancer or muscle strain?

Yes: Most cancers of the breast don't cause pain but some do, so what you describe could be almost anything. At your age is not likely to be cancer but if it bothers you enough to ask, why don't you have it checked by your doc? Hopefully it will take a weight out of your mind. ...Read more

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What's the cause of a breast tumor?

What's the cause of a breast tumor?

Multiple: The cause can be from your family history, estrogen therapy, history of radiation to the chest, or in most cases just bad luck. ...Read more

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What possible adverse health effects of excess muscle mass are there?

What possible adverse health effects of excess muscle mass are there?

None: If your muscle mass is due to good diet and exercise, there are no adverse health effects. If you take supplements, especially steroids, the adverse effects will be of the supplements, not mucle mass per se. ...Read more

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Can fibroadipose tissue of breast show as a large nonmass hetrogeneous enhancement on breast MRI of birad 4. If not what cancer is likely to?

Can fibroadipose tissue of breast show as a large nonmass hetrogeneous enhancement  on breast MRI of birad 4. If not what cancer is likely to?

Possibly.: Most Birads 4 lesions turn out to be benign. If it is cancerous, the usual suspects are in play, including invasive and in situ ducal carcinoma, with a tilt towards lobular carcinoma. ...Read more

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