Loss of strength - Balanced Hormones Center

Loss of strength refers to a reduction in one's ability to exert force or power using their muscles. This can negatively impact daily activities and quality of life. Several key terms related to loss of strength include: Muscle atrophy - The wasting or loss of muscle tissue. This leads directly to reduced strength. Sarcopenia - The age-related loss of muscle and strength that begins around age 30. Sarcopenia progresses slowly with aging. Muscle weakness - The inability to exert normal levels of force with a muscle or muscle group. Weakness signals an underlying problem with the muscle or nervous system. Fatigue - Extreme tiredness that decreases one's ability to exert force with their muscles. Both physical and mental fatigue contribute to temporary strength loss. Disuse atrophy - Loss of muscle and strength due to a period of disuse, such as immobilization from injury. Lack of activity accelerates loss of strength.

What causes loss of strength?

Many factors can contribute to loss of strength, including: The most common causes of significant strength loss are usually related to aging, disuse/inactivity, injury, illness, or disease. Chronic conditions that produce inflammation, pain, and reduced mobility also accelerate losses.

How to slow or prevent loss of strength

While some causes of strength loss are inevitable, many lifestyle strategies can slow declines: No matter your age or fitness level, incorporating regular exercise and proper nutrition can help maximize and maintain your strength! Reach out to Balanced Hormones Center today for an evaluation of your hormones - they may be contributing to unexpected losses.

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