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Muscular Atrophy

Muscle atrophy is the wasting or thinning of muscle mass. It can be caused by disuse of your muscles or neurogenic conditions. Symptoms include a decrease in muscle mass, one limb being smaller than the other, and numbness, weakness and tingling in your limbs. Disuse atrophy can be reversed with exercise and a healthy diet.

Overview

What is muscle atrophy?

Muscle atrophy is the loss or thinning of your muscle tissue. If you have atrophied muscles, you’ll see a decrease in your muscle mass and strength. With muscle atrophy, your muscles look smaller than normal. Muscle atrophy can occur due to malnutrition, age, genetics, a lack of physical activity or certain medical conditions. Disuse (physiologic) atrophy occurs when you don’t use your muscles enough. Neurogenic atrophy occurs due to nerve problems or diseases.


Symptoms and Causes
What are the symptoms of muscle atrophy?
The symptoms of muscle atrophy differ depending on the cause of your condition. The most obvious sign of muscle atrophy is reduced muscle mass. Other signs of muscle

 atrophy may include:

One arm or one leg is smaller than the other.
Weakness in one arm and or one leg.
Numbness or tingling in your arms and legs.
Trouble walking or balancing.
Difficulty swallowing or speaking.
Facial weakness.
Gradual memory loss.