Abstract

[automatically translated] Sarcopenia and cachexia are the most common muscle disorder in adults. The main difference between the two conditions is that, at the histological level, sarcopenia is an age-related condition that is accompanied by neurodegeneration, while cachexia is an inflammatory muscle disease, which is associated with loss of adipose tissue and to anorexia. E 'was shown that both conditions, despite the differences in the etiology and pathophysiology, respond well to treatments that increase muscle mass and strength. The current gold standard of treatment of sarcopenia is physical exercise. In addition, there are a number of medications that are available or under development for the treatment of sarcopenia. Among the studied molecules include megestrol acetate, ghrelin agonists,
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationMenti attive. La ricerca in riabilitazione nelle Marche. (anno 2014 n. 2)
Pages59-63
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Dominguez Rodriguez, L. J., & Barbagallo, M. (2014). TERAPIA DELLA SARCOPENIA. In Menti attive. La ricerca in riabilitazione nelle Marche. (anno 2014 n. 2) (pp. 59-63)