Sarcopenia is a syndrome characterized by a progressive loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength. With this condition, there is a risk of disability, which impacts the quality of life.
Sarcopenia is mainly age-related and is more common in older adults, especially, women. They lose 3-8% muscle mass every decade after the age of 30. There are several hormones that have been suggested to combat Sarcopenia. Growth hormone (GH) is the most common of them. It improves skeletal and muscle mass and increases strength and function. It also improves protein balance and antioxidant defenses. All of this together can prevent age-related Sarcopenia.
One should get a bone density test done every year after the age of 50 as early diagnosis can prevent permanent damage.
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