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|Posted: 2021-02-09 05:37:52 Post subject: Doctors warn that the elderly are at risk "Less muscle
|Thailand is counting down to an aging society completely. In 2021, we will have 20% of the country's elderly population, so taking care of the elderly's health is imminent. Especially the risk of lean muscle mass They cannot help themselves and may eventually burden their children. Building an understanding of nutrition and taking adequate nutrition is an important step in the path towards a healthy and quality aging society.
What is low muscle mass?
Asst. Prof. Sanit Wichanasawakul, MD, MD, a physician and specialist in clinical nutrition at Thammasat University, stated that sarcopenia is more common in the elderly. With increasing age The breakdown of muscle mass is higher. But not as good as ever
Typically, people over 40 years of age have an 8% reduction in muscle mass every 10 years. 15% every 10 years, which is significantly significant. Because when there is a decrease in muscle mass, it affects both internal and external health, such as having less immunity, illness, limb weakness, unable to help themselves. And may eventually be bed-addicted patients If not taken care of
Improper eating One of the causes of low muscle mass
Older people who eat less, lose their appetite, have a negative impact on quality of life, weight loss, and fatigue. And squeeze hands that decrease. In addition, eating food that is not properly nutrition. Not only can eat less. But it was found that obesity among the elderly in Thailand increased by more than 30% (compared to 2008 versus 2014), but having a large body weight does not necessarily mean that there is a lot of muscle mass Because even though it looks completely fat But may be caused by excess fat mass