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Doctor insights on: Prevent Loss Of Muscle Mass Ensure Or Boost

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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


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How to prevent muscle mass breakdown in legs?

How to prevent muscle mass breakdown in legs?

Work those muscles: Unsure if u have a primary muscle problem or you just feel like you are losing your muscle tone/strength over time.? If it is the latter exersise your muscles! (i.e. Calf raises, leg press, lunges etc.)see a good personal trainer and get started. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can celiac disease prevent me from building muscle mass? Help please?

Can celiac disease prevent me from building muscle mass? Help please?

Yes: celiac disease causes inflammation in the bowel. This can lead you to not absorb nutrients effectively. This leads to weight loss and potentially loss of fat, muscle, and bone density. ...Read more

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Can running in the morning result in loss of muscle mass?

No, if diet is: Adequate. Running, morning or evening, will not lead to loss of msucle mass, as long as you maintain a balanced diet and have protein intake of about one gram/kg of body weight. ...Read more

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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

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I sometimes jump in my sleep causing the muscles to contract in my arms. Can this jumping issue cause a loss of muscle mass?

I sometimes jump in my sleep causing the muscles to contract in my arms. Can this jumping issue cause a loss of muscle mass?

No it is usually-: -due 2 Ur being close 2 Bng awake & sleep, . Ur muscles relax in sleep so U do not act out Ur dreams. U jerk because U awaken & Ur muscles tonight up 2 their normal tone. In sleep ur body is essentially paralyzed by the brain, people who R not, is an example of a true sleep walker, who does not recall the events or why he awoke where he is. ...Read more

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I'm trying to put on muscle mass by lifting weights. Question is, does masturbating cause muscle loss or the ability to gain muscle?

I'm trying to put on muscle mass by lifting weights. Question is, does masturbating cause muscle loss or the ability to gain muscle?

The latter: Masturbating causes the ability to gain muscle, as masturbating requires movement. Whichever muscles are moving (or working) have ability to gain size, strength, or stamina. Of course, whether or not there is gain depends on how muscles are working, such as longer periods of light muscle work vs. Shorter periods of heavy work. For most folks, masturbation-related muscle changes are not noticeable. ...Read more

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I have low vegf. I have lost a lot of muscle mass and weight loss and simple tasks are extremely tiring. What dr specializes in this?

Low VEGF: I would contact ameet r. Kini, md, phd, an associate professor in the department of pathology and cardinal bernardin cancer center of loyola university chicago stritch school of medicine who has done research in this area. Hopefully he could direct you. ...Read more

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How can one tell they are losing skeletal muscle mass from cancer vs. Just regular weight loss?

How can one tell they are losing skeletal muscle mass from cancer vs. Just regular weight loss?

Intentional or not: Are you attempting to lose weight? Weight loss with cancer is usually unintentional. Cancer also usually has other signs and symptoms that can include pain (including at rest), no appetite, fever/chills, frequent illnesses, night sweats, organ dysfunction, etc. If concerned about cancer, then a visit to your primary care doctor for a discussion, exam and labs would be wise. ...Read more

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Can abilify (aripiprazole) cause permanent muscle mass loss and lost of coordination with limbs?

Can abilify (aripiprazole) cause permanent muscle mass loss and lost of coordination with limbs?

Discuss w/ Dr!!!: There are reports of muscle stiffness or rigidness but long term loss is different - definitely talk w/ Dr about your concerns. Your worry might become a problem if you don't learn to ask? S whenever you get a Rx and knowing how to get the best benefits. I'd urge you to seek a good health psychologist for mgmt of medical issues - health anxiety. ...Read more

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Will ensure help me gain muscle mass?

Ensure: Has about as much protien as an egg, so unless you have lot of it you will not gain muscle. Best to do proper excercise and eat proper nutrition balanced diet. if you like, add extra protien to your diet that is lean to enhance you muscle developement. ...Read more

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What are good ways to boost muscle mass and lose body fat?

What are good ways to boost muscle mass and lose body fat?

See below: Resistance training is a good way to add lean muscle mass which will increase your metabolism and burn more calories. Proper diet and cardiovascular exercise mixed with resistance training is the best way to lose weight. ...Read more

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Late 50's. Healthy with good weight & nutrition. To build muscle mass, what about all those protein drinks + exercise?

See details: Resistance or strength training is the only way to improve muscle size. Protein supplements are helpful if taken during or immediately after exercising. ...Read more

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Can bicycling help me gain muscle mass?

Degree: To a degree. It may simply tone what you have. Much depends on how you are cycling--easy cruiser Sunday riding or road bike in the drops full on pace. Arm position also a factor. Clearly if you are merely holding on to upright wide bars to balance and steer it is different than if you are in the drops supporting the body and flexing for leverage and power. Both are enjoyable, but different results ...Read more

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How can I gain weight and add muscle mass?

How can I gain weight and add muscle mass?

Gain Muscle Mass: You are what you eat. Consume more protein and add exercise and you gain muscle. Overeat carbs and fat and don't exercise and you gain fat. You should eat 1 gram of protein for every pound of ideal body weight. For instance, if your ideal body weight should be 180 pounds, then you should eat 180 grams of protein a day...As long as you don't have any kidney disease. ...Read more

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Can resistance band help build muscle mass?

Can resistance band help build muscle mass?

Absolutely: Using the appropriate resistance bands in a supervised exercise program can definitely increase muscle mass. Please consult your primary care physician before embarking on any exercise program. ...Read more

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How can I gain lean muscle mass but not fat?

Lean muscle: High protein, low fat diets. Throw in a lot of cardio activities and repetitive weights. It's not easy. ...Read more

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What foods will help me gain muscle mass fast?

What foods will help me gain muscle mass fast?

Muscle fast: Everyones systems are different but vegetables and fruits, nuts and grains are best for maintaining health, and after workouts protein supplements or food high in protein after your workouts to help rebuild the muscle tissue torn down by the workout. Consistenc is the best builder there is. ...Read more

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How do I gain a lot of muscle mass n less fat?

How do I gain a lot of muscle mass n less fat?

Exercise and proper: The only way to build muscle mass is to exercise daily especailly resistence exercises such as weight lifting. Along with exercise eat generous amounts of proteins which can be found in fish, eggs, low fat dairy, soy products and nuts. Avoid animal fats and use only lean meat if any. ...Read more

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How can a 61 year old build up their muscle mass?

Exercise, diet: Apropriate exercise and good diet will help. ...Read more

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Wanna gain weight muscle mass how do I do is fast?

Wanna gain weight muscle mass how do I do is fast?

High Protein Diet: And resistance exercises such as weight lifting, machine exercise, and strength exercises like pushups, pullups, squats and lunges. Consider a weight vest during aerobic portion of your work outs (Walk don't run with the vest) Avoid the temptation to use any anabolic drugs or supplements. They can be harmful to your liver. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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How can I gain muscle mass without going to the gym?

Muscle mass: Don't gymnasts look like they are muscle bound? Try body weight exercises (pushups, squats, handstand pushups, pull ups). You could also get a weight set for home. Explosive exercises (sprints) also help. ...Read more

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What are good ways I can gain muscle mass all around?

Exercise: Protein supplement, low fat, exercise programme incompassing all muscle groups will help. ...Read more

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Do you lose any muscle mass if you don't eat for a day?

Yes & No.: There are a lot of extenuating circumstances that must be considered but; theoretically yes, realistically no. ...Read more

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Is it bad for your body to put on a ton of muscle mass?

Not great: While extra muscle is helpful for certain
activities, it does add extra weight
so it will put additional stress on your
heart and lungs to supply the musclse
also, the additional weight will place
additonal weight on joints such as your
knees, hips and lumbar spine which may
lead to degenerative changes over time. ...Read more

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Need to gain muscle mass. Could you give me some advice?

Hormone testing: Male testosterone production begins to decrease by 1 to 3% per year starting at age 30. At 46 y/o, especially if you have a stressful lifestyle, are obese, have other chronic disease states, or are sedentary probably your levels are low. Have your doc check total and free testosterone, psa, and serum estradiol. Start a high protein/low carbohydrate diet. Suppliment testosterone as indicated. ...Read more