Musculoskeletal outcome

Sarcopenia

Sarcopenia is the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass (0.5–1% loss per year after the age of 50), quality, and strength associated with aging.[1] Sarcopenia is a component of the frailty syndrome. It is often a component of cachexia. It can also exist independently of cachexia; whereas cachexia includes malaise and is secondary to an underlying pathosis (such as cancer), sarcopenia may occur in healthy people and does not necessarily include malaise. The term is from Greek σάρξ sarx, "flesh" and πενία penia, "poverty".

Musculoskeletal
3 causes

There are 3 factors preventing the outcome of Sarcopenia, including:

Protective FactorsStudies

Alcohol Beverage risk & protective factor
Alcohol
Beverage

1 study

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

1 study

Humour Selfcare risk & protective factor
Humour
Selfcare

1 study

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Possible outcomes of Sarcopenia

OutcomesReferences
Fall

Related to Sarcopenia

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