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Hi, I have a question to ask which is my Aunt is 67 years old and I heard that the muscle from her right arm is like starting to go away (disappearing). I'm not sure how you say this exactly but I heard it's like the muscle is fading away. Her doctor said she should have surgery for it and I was wondering what causes such thing? Is there any specific word or name for such condition if yes what would it be called? Do you think is it some kind of deficiency? Please let me know soon.

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DaisyN Guide

Hi Melissa6666,



Not sure of your Aunts condition.  She might need to discuss with her doctor about her diagnosis. But it can Muscle atrophy.  Muscle atrophy, or muscle wasting, results from loss of muscle tissue. Little or no physical exercise and a sedentary lifestyle are common causes of muscle atrophy, in this case called disuse atrophy. Other common causes of disuse atrophy include medical conditions that decrease mobility, such as rheumatoid arthritis (chronic autoimmune disease characterized by joint inflammation) or osteoarthritis (thinning and weakening of the bones), and injuries, such as broken bones and burns.The aging process often leads to slow but progressive muscle atrophy.




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