About the book
The healthy skeletal musculature is an inevitable condition for a good quality of life and is especially important in the sports activity. The loss of skeletal muscle mass leads to severe clinical complications and alters daily functioning.
This project aims to give an overview of the skeletal muscle atrophy including causes, mechanism of development, the course of disorders and the tools for prevention and treatment. The loss of skeletal muscle mass can develop due to neurogenic or myogenic reasons, can be associated with other diseases and shows some age-dependent characters. Inactive lifestyle, immobilization, and disuse lead to a decrease in muscle mass with functional consequence. The extended studies of molecular biology background give promising perspectives to prevent and treat muscle atrophy. The regeneration capacity of the skeletal muscle is high giving chances even for a full recovery.
The chapters in the book can be interested in the large scale of scientists, practitioners, students, sportsmen, and everybody interested in the normal and impaired function of the skeletal muscle.