Muscle Wasting (Muscle Atrophy)

About- Muscle wasting or Muscle atrophy is the partial or complete decrease in the mass of the muscle.
 
Symptoms-
Muscle wasting Limb weakness
Muscle wasting One leg or arm is smaller than the other
Muscle wasting Physically inactive for a prolonged period
 
Causes-
Muscle wasting Aging
Muscle wasting Bedridden for a long time due to a medical condition
Muscle wasting Broken bones
Muscle wasting Burns
Muscle wasting Inactivity
Muscle wasting Lack of physical activity
Muscle wasting Long-term corticosteroid therapy
Muscle wasting Malnutrition
Muscle wasting Prolonged alcoholism
Muscle wasting Spinal cord or peripheral nerve injuries
Muscle wasting Stroke
Muscle wasting Torn rotator cuff

Specialist to visit
Muscle wasting Rheumatologist

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References
https://medlineplus.gov
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