Aging and Loss of Muscle Mass
Sarcopenia profoundly compromises the quality of life of those who suffer from it: sarcopenia, in fact, is responsible for muscle weakness, poor resistance to physical efforts, slowness in the simplest movements, loss of balance, difficulty in carrying out the most normal daily activities and need to be physically dependent on others.
It seems that sarcopenia is the result of a combination of factors, including hormonal and metabolic changes, dietary deficiencies, neurodegenerative processes and a sedentary lifestyle.
There is still no specific medical therapy for sarcopenia; however, through targeted physical exercise and an adequate diet, much of the consequences can be controlled., from a reduction in skeletal muscle strength and, very often, also from a worsening of body composition.
of growth hormone and testosterone, reduction triggered by aging.
In addition, studies have shown that an adequate intake of vitamin D is also important for good muscle function.
Sarcopenia most likely depends on the combination of the above factors and circumstances; moreover, it is not excluded that there are others for the moment still unknown.