Increased Muscle Mass and Lean Muscle
Muscle size has also been shown to have a relationship with high testosterone levels. In the body, men show that the more they have, the larger their muscles grow. And regardless of the starting testosterone levels, results can be seen in younger men. Older men, however, may need more than just testosterone supplements or therapy to boost muscle density and help reduce bone loss.
Age-related testosterone decline is common, but do not ignore low levels of this vital hormone – at any age. You may not even realize that your levels of normal testosterone are dropping. Look for these signs of low testosterone (especially over the age of 40):
Low erectile functioning
Loss of interest in sex
Loss of interest in the opposite sex
Loss of muscle density
Smaller testicle size
Less semen production
Lack of quality sleep
Unwanted weight gain
These symptoms of low testosterone also mimic everyday health issues that may or may not be the result of a hormone imbalance. However, if you are able to talk to your doctor and get a definitive answer about having low testosterone, testosterone replacement therapy may help to remedy one or more symptoms. Talking to your doctor about the effects of low-testosterone can help. Studies on lean muscle mass have been shown in a review of clinical trials on lean muscle mass in elderly men as an effective way to address low testosterone and associated muscle loss.