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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Muscle Wasting (Overview)

Muscle wasting is a clinical finding where one or more muscles have decreased in size due to disuse, inadequate blood supply, or other causes.


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What do you suggest if my LDL is 167 and cholesterol is 247 can't take statis causes muscle wasting.?

What do you suggest if my LDL is 167 and cholesterol is 247 can't take statis causes muscle wasting.?

Statin intolerance: Hi. If you can't tolerate any dose of a statin, that's a bummer, but it happens. Alternatives you could use include colesevelam and ezetimibe. New drugs will soon be out that you could also use (PCSK-9 inhibitors). But at least for now, get on colesevelam and ezetimibe to get that LDL controlled. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
136 doctors shared insights

Muscle Wasting (Overview)

Muscle wasting is a clinical finding where one or more muscles have decreased in size due to disuse, inadequate blood supply, or other causes.


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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine cause, if possible
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Try R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
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Ease back into activity. Don't overdo it!
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Consider physical therapy or range-of-motion massage
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How does physical therapy help prevent muscle wasting?

How does physical therapy help prevent muscle wasting?

Use it or lose it - : - applies very strongly to muscle. Pt forces the use of muscle and prevents atrophy. ...Read more

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How to cure muscle wasting caused by diabetes type 2?

Diet, exercise,: Weight loss and glucose control are your only hope. Work w/your doctor and dietitian. ...Read more

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Ways and methods that can prevent or minimize muscle wasting during aerobic exercise?

Ways and methods that can prevent or minimize muscle wasting during aerobic exercise?

Protein powder: And fruit smoothies can provide nutrition and hydration. Try to avoid electrolyte drinks that contain a lot of sugar. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have muscle wasting in my leg where I'm having trouble with sciatica & having to be on bed rest. Can that cause my frequent falls when I get up?

Yes: Muscle wasting in the leg could contribute to falls. Prolonged bed rest can lead to a cycle of decoditioning and muscle wasting. Physical therapy can help restore your strength. ...Read more

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What would cause right side muscle wasting?

Muscle loss: There are a number of possibilities...But more information is needed.... Where is the loss? Arm, leg, which muscles specifically. Nerve or root or spinal cord or brain problems can all be potential causes. I suggest you see a neurologist. ...Read more

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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


Wasting (Definition)

Wasting is a condition seen often in chronic disease, where a person loses weight involuntarily. It can be especially noticeable in the face, which takes ...Read more