If a young man's low testosterone is a problem for a couple trying to get pregnant , gonadotropin injections may be an option in some cases. These are hormones that signal the body to produce more testosterone. This may increase the sperm count. Hedges also describes implantable testosterone pellets, a relatively new form of treatment in which several pellets are placed under the skin of the buttocks, where they release testosterone over the course of about three to four months. Injections and nasal gels may be other options for some men.
The amount of protein in your diet can affect your body’s calcium levels. A low-protein diet can impact your digestive tract’s ability to absorb this mineral, resulting in increased excretion into your urine. With a net effect of too little calcium taken up by your body, your skeletal system can then serve as a backup source, because your cells need to maintain a critical level of this nutrient for proper function. According to a report published in the March 2003 issue of “The Journal of Nutrition,” individuals with an inadequate protein intake over time experience decreased bone density and accelerated loss of skeletal mass. Therefore, eating too little protein can weaken your bones.
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