What happens to testosterone levels with age?
Testosterone levels generally peak during adolescence and early adulthood. As you get older, your testosterone level gradually declines — typically about 1 percent a year after age 30 or 40. It is important to determine in older men if a low testosterone level is simply due to the decline of normal aging or if it is due to a disease. Men can experience many signs and symptoms as they age. Some may occur as a result of lower testosterone levels and can include:
- Changes in sexual function. This may include reduced sexual desire, fewer spontaneous erections — such as during sleep — and infertility.
- Changes in sleep patterns. Sometimes low testosterone causes insomnia or other sleep disturbances.
- Physical changes. Various physical changes are possible, including increased body fat, reduced muscle bulk and strength, and decreased bone density. Swollen or tender breasts (gynecomastia) and body hair loss are possible. You may have less energy than you used to.
- Emotional changes. Low testosterone may contribute to a decrease in motivation or self-confidence. You may feel sad or depressed, or have trouble concentrating or remembering things.
Benefits of Testosterone
MANY MEN REPORT IMPROVEMENT IN:
– ENERGY LEVEL
– SEX DRIVE
– QUALITY OF ERECTIONS
– BONE DENSITY
– MUSCLE STRENGTH AND MASS
– FAT DISTRIBUTION
– INSULIN SENSITIVITY
MEN ALSO OFTEN REPORT AN IMPROVEMENT IN MOOD AND HAIR GROWTH FROM TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT. WHETHER THESE EFFECTS ARE BARELY NOTICEABLE, OR A MAJOR BOOST, IS HIGHLY INDIVIDUALIZED.