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Atrophy

A wasting of tissues from disuse, illness, or steroid injection

Question: Atrophy?????????????? Okay you know how if your about 40 years old and if you don't use your muscle you get atrophy? Well, my question is if your a teenager around 17, 18 and up can you get atrophy too if you don't ever use your muscles? But won't you just get fat?! Lol. This is a silly question, but I was wondering.

Answer: fat and muscle atrophy are 2 differnet things. getting fat usually is not far from other aspects of lazy life, but un-related to atrophy specifically.

 


Atrophy Related Products and News

U-T San Diego

Isis: progress with spinal atrophy drug
U-T San Diego
 

Baroness Campbell 'disappointed' by media coverage of spinal muscular ...

Kingston Guardian
All three children had spinal muscular atrophy, a disease affecting the nerve cells which can be life-limiting in young children. Baroness Campbell, who has spinal muscular atrophy, said: ?There has been a lot of email, Twitter and Facebook traffic ...
 

Fair Lady

What you should know about vaginal atrophy and vaginal dryness
Fair Lady
 

Geographic atrophy outside CNV lesion at baseline may indicate later ...

Healio
However, new geographic atrophy is unlikely to develop beyond lesion boundaries unless geographic atrophy occurred beyond the lesion's boundaries initially, according to study findings. Researchers retrospectively reviewed the records for 81 eyes of 75 ...
 

Most Popular Stories

Fort Mills Times
The presentation is entitled ?Pharmacodynamic Properties of Emixustat Hydrochloride in the Treatment of Geographic Atrophy (PA089).? Emixustat, the first internally developed investigational compound by Acucela, is orally dosed, targets the visual ...
 

Healthcare Global

[VIDEO] Novartis Studies Muscle Atrophy by Sending Mice into Space
Healthcare Global
 

AveXis' Experimental Treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Granted Orphan ...

BioNews Texas
The orphan drug designation granted to ChariSMA by the FDA Office of Orphan Drug Products enables novel treatments in early stages of development with potential value in treating rare diseases to be eligible for several incentives outlined in the ...
 

Tulsa World

EMSA helps young boy with spinal muscular atrophy attend fair
Tulsa World
 

Isis Pharmaceuticals launches phase 3 study of treatment for spinal muscular ...

Becker's Orthopedic & Spine
Isis Pharmaceuticals launched a pivotal phase 3 trial of ISIS-SMNrx, an experimental treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, according to a Reuters report. Spinal muscular atrophy is a rare, genetic disease that causes severe muscle atrophy and weakness ...
 

Benefit for teen with spinal muscular atrophy

The Daily News
Spinal muscular atrophy affects approximately one in every 6,000- 10,000 babies and it can strike anyone at any age, race or gender. One in every 40-50 Americans carries the gene that causes the disease, according to the Spinal Muscular Atrophy ...