Problem

Muscular weakness

Other Names:
Poor muscle tone
Muscle weakness
Low muscle tone
Nature:

Weakness is a symptom of a number of different conditions. The causes are many and can be divided into conditions that have true or perceived muscle weakness. True muscle weakness is a primary symptom of a variety of skeletal muscle diseases, including muscular dystrophy and inflammatory myopathy. It occurs in neuromuscular junction disorders, such as myasthenia gravis.

Incidence:

People that are bedridden lose over 80% of their muscle strength during a four to five month period.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
18.03.2020 – 19:31 CET