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Preventing Muscle Atrophy Following Strokes: A Reappraisal

  • Sunil Munakomi
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Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1088)

Abstract

Muscle atrophy leading to muscle weakness accounts for major cause of disabilities among stroke survivors. It amounts to compromised gait and prevails to viscous cycle of diminished physical capacities and compromised participation in rehabilitative tasks. There is predisposition to recurrent strokes due to added risk of developing metabolic syndrome. Therefore, beyond the shadow of doubt, there is ripple effect of rehabilitation and thereby muscle protection in these subsets of patients. Herein, we highlight upon the newer insights with regard to preventing muscle atrophy following strokes.

Keywords

Stroke Muscle atrophy Rehabilitation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sunil Munakomi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryNobel Teaching HospitalBiratnagarNepal

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