Top reasons for muscle loss 


M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics

Navneet Kaur


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Muscle loss refers to the thinning of muscle tissue resulting in reduced muscle strength and mass. There could be multiple reasons one may experience muscle loss. Let's understand them one by one. 

What is muscle loss? 

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Lack of physical activity can result in muscle loss. Regular exercise stimulates muscle protein synthesis in the body 

2. Sedentary Lifestyle 

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Dietary inadequacy of protein-rich foods can result in muscle loss. A sufficient amount of protein is essential for everyone. Our body breaks it down into amino acids and utilizes it to build new muscle. 

3. Inadequate Protein Intake 

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Sometimes injuries can restrict our mobility which can cause muscle loss due to increased negative muscle protein balance. 

4. injury

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Certain digestion-related issues like leaky gut or Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can decrease nutrient uptake and absorption by the body resulting in muscle loss. 

5. Indigestion Issues 

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Adequate protein intake with an active lifestyle is the key to preserving lean muscle mass. However, it is better to consult a physician in case of any medical condition.  

How to prevent muscle loss?