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How long does it take for muscle to atrophy if you are bedridden?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: Age and disease
It depends on the age of the patient and the underlying condition.
Elderly are affected more severely. As a rough guide an elderly person loses about 10% of muscle function per day of immobility. If there are other factors, e.g., fever, nutritional impairment, trauma, and some medications, e.g., steroids, the muscle atrophy is worsened.

In brief: Age and disease
It depends on the age of the patient and the underlying condition.
Elderly are affected more severely. As a rough guide an elderly person loses about 10% of muscle function per day of immobility. If there are other factors, e.g., fever, nutritional impairment, trauma, and some medications, e.g., steroids, the muscle atrophy is worsened.
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