Doctors explained what changes occur to the body during life, especially when old age approaches. So, some parts of the body can increase or decrease in size.
In particular, the ears and nose can become larger due to the weakening of the tissues. The fatty layer between the skin and the cartilage becomes thinner and the tissues gradually soften. The proportions of the face also change. For example, the lower jaw usually changes its shape due to abrasion of cartilage and loss of teeth. In addition, in old age in men, the size of the penis decreases.
One of the most important changes is considered to be a decrease or increase in hormone levels. Because of the high amount of testosterone in men, less hair grows on the scalp, but the number increases on the face and body. In women, this hormone causes hair to appear around the mouth and chin.
An increase in leg size has been identified as another factor in aging. This process is associated with a decrease in the elasticity of muscles, ligaments and tendons, writes the Focus Online portal.