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Sarcopenia - age related muscle mass loss - why you should see your homeopath!

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Did you know that your muscle-mass decreases from age 30 at around 3-8% per decade? Did you also know that this speeds up after the age of 60?

Involuntary muscle-mass loss leads to potential disability in older people. The risk of falls and injury can also mean a loss of independence, so crucial to healthy older age. Often a decrease in muscle mass runs side by side with a gradual increase in body fat and this can be associated with diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis.

Good news for menopausal women - falling oestrogen levels do not contribute to muscle-mass loss however, the use of HRT is a contributing factor in Sarcopenia in postmenopausal women: Ref: Gower BA, Nyman L. Associations among oral estrogen use, free testosterone concentration, and lean body mass among postmenopausal women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2000;85:4476–4480. [PubMed] [Google Scholar] [Ref list]

Inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle are a major factor in many diseases. Have you lost your 'get up and go'?

So what to do about this? If you are unmotivated and feel stuck in a rut - talk to your homeopath. Homeopathic remedies are a key method of kick-starting the body and a visit to your homeopath may uncover - and allow you to address - whatever it is that holds you back.

Regular moderate resistance and aerobic exercise and good nutrition are important aids to a healthier old age and we hear a lot about this in the Media. However - did you know that Homeopathy can offer huge benefits in this area too? As a homeopath I can help you with constitutional remedies and tissue salts to support the body's muscles, ligaments and bones. Aging muscle remains plastic enough to respond to physical therapies well into old age. What's stopping you? Book in for a free chat and tell me what's holding you back from a healthier old age?

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