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