When muscle atrophy occurs it is most often from lack of activity for an extended period of time. As protein degradation exceeds protein resynthesis your muscles are shrinking and your metabolism is likely requiring less calories to support the muscle.
What can cause you to lose muscle mass?
Causes of muscle atrophy
- lack of physical activity for an extended period of time.
- alcohol-associated myopathy, a pain and weakness in muscles due to excessive drinking over long periods of time.
- injuries, such as a torn rotator cuff or broken bones.
- spinal cord or peripheral nerve injuries.
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