Muscle loss and subsequent weight gain are two of the most common symptoms of Low Testosterone. Testosterone increases muscle protein synthesis, but low testosterone hinders the process of muscle building causing muscles to shrink in size. Men who are treated for low testosterone with Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) will experience an increase in muscle mass.
Testosterone stimulates muscles to grow and to repair muscle tissue. Increased muscle mass helps to control weight gain because muscle is more active than fat. Muscle continues to burn calories even when not exercising. Testosterone is one of the most important tools in your tool belt to enable your body to grow, repair, and thrive,” and quite possibly to reverse the aging clock.
Many men feel bad about adding inches to their waistline as they age, and increased muscle loss, this is often a consequence of Low T. Men experiencing weight gain and male breast development (gynecomastia) should have immediate testing of their male hormone levels and undergo a physical exam. These body composition changes can be controlled and often reversed with proper hormone therapy. To learn more about how Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) can improve your overall health call (410) 995-8550.