What is Muscle Atrophy?
Muscle atrophy is when the muscle wastes away and is often experienced by patients after stroke. When we don’t use our muscles regularly it causes them to thin out due to lack of active stimulation and exercise. The thinning of the muscles can cause a person to lose strength within their body.
How to Prevent Muscle Atrophy.
If you or someone in your family has experienced a stroke, there are ways to prevent muscle atrophy. Unsurprisingly, one of the best ways to prevent muscle deterioration is staying active. However, it can be hard to find the motivation after a stroke or if there is very little muscle activation. Occupational and Physical therapy can help create and guide a patient through an exercise routine that is specifically designed for the patient's needs.
Along with physical activity, it is also important to maintain healthy eating habits. After a stroke the body needs the nutrition to build strength in our muscles and build up our immune system.
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- Ashley Gatewood, OTR/LAshley is an occupational therapist and health writer based out of Richmond, VA. Ashley has seven years of experience across multiple practice settings and is currently working in adult home health.