Call Us Today to Make an Appointment. 1.800.734.2210

What causes muscle loss in men?

October 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Exercise

What causes muscle loss in men? If you have obesity and diabetes, you have known risk factors for the development of physical disability. This includes loss of muscle.

A major problem we see in our practice in aging men in is sarcopenia, the progressive loss of muscle mass and strength. Researchers have put together a good amount of evidence to link obesity and diabetes as factors that will accelerate  the progression of sarcopenia, and subsequently functional decline in older adults. 1

In other research not only was obesity and diabetes cited as culprits of muscle loss but back pain as well as it prevented exercise necessary to maintain and build muscle.  2

Worse is the connection that obesity and low back pain can also lead to problems of bone mineral density. 3

These are the many factors effecting the aging male patient who wishes to maintain a musclular figure. At Darrow Sports and Wellness we can help you treat problems of muscle and bone loss not only by addressing the lifestyle changes you need but by also by addressing the problems of lower back pain.

Contact Dr. Darrow

1 Exp Gerontol. 2013 Sep;48(9):888-97. doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2013.06.007. Epub 2013 Jul 4. Obesity and diabetes as accelerators of functional decline: can lifestyle interventions maintain functional status in high risk older adults?

2 Forrest KY, Zmuda JM, Cauley JA. Patterns and determinants of muscle strength change with aging in older men. Aging Male. 2005 Sep-Dec;8(3):151-6.

3. Al-Saeed O, Mohammed A, Azizieh F, Gupta R. Evaluation of bone mineral density in patients with chronic low back pain. Asian Spine J. 2013 Jun;7(2):104-10. doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.2.104. Epub 2013 May 22.

Dr. Darrow expalins more about Stem Cell Therapy and back pain

Written by Dr. Marc Darrow, M.D.

Dr. Darrow is a world recognized specialist in many chronic disorders. He has been featured in national publications, and television and radio shows, for his innovative approach to medicine. As the medical director of the Darrow Wellness Institute in West Los Angeles, Dr. Darrow has helped create an age management program for those individuals interested in maintaining a youthful, healthy vigor for adults through “middle age” and well into the senior years.

Comments are closed.

Prolotherapy, PRP, AGE MANAGEMENT MEDICINE, and other modalities mentioned are medical techniques that may not be considered mainstream. As with any medical TREATMENT, results will vary among individuals, and there is no implication that you will HEAL OR receive the same outcome as patients herein. there could be pain or substantial risks involved. These concerns should be discussed with your health care provider prior to any treatment so that you have proper informed consent and understand that there are no guarantees to healing.
THE INFORMATION IN THIS WEBSITE IS OFFERED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSED ONLY AND DOES NOT IMPLY OR GIVE MEDICAL ADVICE. THE PHOTOS USED MAY BE MODELS AND NOT PATIENTS.