Information in simple English

What is atrophy?

Atrophy is the fading away of a component of the body, either partially or completely.

What are the causes of atrophy?

  • inadequate nutrition
  • circulation problems
  • a decrease in hormonal support
  • a lack of nerve supply to the target organ(s) and a high rate of cell death
  • inadequate physical activity

What are the signs and symptoms of atrophy?

  • cellular degeneration
  • aging