How serious can it be? Muscle loss by itself is not a serious problem but can cause various other disabilities in individuals older than 30 years. Get to know these 7 tips to boost muscle/tissue regeneration.
What Is Muscle Loss?
The human body balances muscle growth and loss equally. The below list of reasons can affect the body’s growth hormones, causing an imbalance between muscle growth and loss.
- Sarcopenia (Aging)
- Muscle Atrophy
Can Muscle Loss Be Reduced/ Reversed?
Humans lose about 3%-5% of their body mass every decade leading to about 30% muscle loss in their lifetime. Deteriorating muscle mass leads to:
- Decreased endurance
- Highly susceptibility to serious infections/injuries
- Weakness and breathing difficulties
- An imbalance in neuromuscular coordination
- Insulin resistance
- Inability to bear challenging treatments like chemotherapy
- Heart health and life expectancy
It is possible to reduce or regain muscle degeneration caused by aging, muscle atrophy, and injury. Here are 7 tips to help you in tissue regeneration.
7 Tips for Tissue Regeneration
A proper diet should be your priority when it comes to battling any disease or disorder. A diet inclusive of eggs, chicken, beef, salmon, yogurt, tuna, shrimp, leafy vegetables, soybeans. Go for healthier alternatives consisting of high protein, omega 3 fatty acids, and vitamin D if you are concerned about cholesterol or other complications.
Exercise always follows a healthy diet. Following a proper diet and an effective workout routine can be very difficult, but these are the most rewarding habits to assist you in leading a long and healthy life. Resistance training, endurance training, cardio, HIIT, and walking are best for tissue regeneration.
Reduce the consumption of alcohol, especially hard liquor and added sugars. Drastic diets aiding in weight loss could be deteriorating your muscle mass instead of fat deposits.
Start early, prevention is always better than cure. Beginning early is the best way to maintain your body. Since muscle degeneration begins at the age of 30 it is advisable to be conscious about your lifestyle from your 20s to be free of any age-related complications in the future
Stress management is the need of the hour. Stress and depression are the primary symptoms of most diseases. A well-balanced mind is a doorway to a well-balanced body. Take up entertaining activities, follow meditation, and yoga to live a stress-free life.
Lifestyle management is also important. Exercising regularly and a healthy diet should be complemented with proper hydration and good sleep. Researchers suggest a typical sleep cycle from 11 p.m to 5 a.m for maintaining a healthy body and mind. They also recommend men should consume at least 3.7 liters of water while women should drink at least 2.7 liters.
A new study published in “Nature Communications” has shown tissue regeneration can be accelerated by a newly found genetically modified molecular cell structure called Yamanaka factors (transcription factors).
A Japanese scientist named Yamanaka discovered a genetically engineered stem-cell transcription factor to help vacant cells copy the DNA structure of satellite cells to promote muscle regrowth.
Two mice trials were conducted using a niche-cell model of satellite cells found between connective tissues and the myofiber-cell model of satellite cells found underneath muscle fibers.
The myofiber-cell model proved to be a success. Further study revealed that a protein named Wnt4 was responsible for the loss of muscles. The myofiber model had eliminated the Wnt4 protein leading to accelerated muscle growth in the young and active mice.
Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, a professor at Salk Institute, stated that “We could potentially use this technology to either directly reduce Wnt4 levels in skeletal muscle or to block the communication between Wnt4 and muscle stem cells.”
Researchers are also working on mRNA structures to rejuvenate cells to aid in muscle and organ tissue regeneration.