Muscle Atrophy Kendall Storcella

  • Muscle Atrophy- is the loss of muscle due to the muscle being inactive
  • Decrease in mass of the muscle
  • Partial or total waste of muscle
  • Resticted in movement and possible can be hospitalized
  • one side either arm or leg is significantly smaller than the other
  • Causes
  • rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, injury to the muscles, fracture and burns may cause atrophy
  • lack of physical activity
  • Aging
  • Injuries
  • Stroke
  • Burns
  • Over drinking alcohol
  • Symptoms
  • One arm or leg is smaller than other
  • Weakness of the limb
  • Physically inactive
  • Diagnosis
  • Blood text
  • X tat
  • MRI
  • Nerve biopsy
  • EMG
  • Treatment
  • Exercise
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery
  • Dietary changes
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Prognosis
  • depending on the seriousness of the unbalanced muscle, it can take months of physical exercise, or sometimes even surgery

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