Muscle loss can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'very serious'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose muscle loss, we could:
|Muscular Dystrophy||2%||Ruled out|
|Male Menopause||1%||Ruled out|
Does it seem like you have lost muscle mass, for reasons other than getting less exercise?
Possible responses:→ No / maybe / don't know
→ Yes, some loss of muscle mass
→ Yes, significant loss of muscle mass
→ Yes, much loss of muscle mass
Muscular dystrophy causes progressive weakening due to decreasing amounts of muscle mass (muscle atrophy).