Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) Compounded
Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone that supports the normal development of an egg in a woman's ovary, and stimulates the release of the egg during ovulation.
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Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG)
The “obesity epidemic” has spurred hundreds of weight-loss programs, from simple calorie-cutting to complex surgical fixes. It is estimated that 65% of adult Americans are overweight. It is no secret that this extra weight is hurting the health of millions world-wide. Many are turning to medical weight loss strategies that involve prescription medication and close monitoring by a physician.
HCG Diet Overview
One of the “very low calorie diets” monitored by physicians is the HCG Diet. It is a weight loss strategy that combines use of low-dose HCG hormone and a specific daily diet of 500 calories. The goal of this combined therapy is not simply weight loss, but fat loss without muscle loss. In many states, physicians are able to prescribe low-dose HCG off-label for weight loss.
What is HCG and How Does it Work?
HCG is human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone naturally produced by women during pregnancy. It is used in the treatment of conditions like dwarfism, premature menopause and low fertility. HCG, when given in low doses, “tricks” the body into burning more fat for energy instead of muscle when the patient is consuming an ultra-low calorie diet. It is reported that taking HCG helps reduce the feelings of hunger while on a severely calorie-restricted diet.
What Preparations of HCG Are Available?
Low-dose HCG for weight loss is available in a variety of preparations, including: Injectable Oral - Drops taken under the tongue - Small lozenges Nasal Spray
Side Effects and Other Important Information
HCG is a prescription drug and its use should be monitored closely by a physician. Side effects of HCG may include:
Shortness of breath
Swelling of feet
Decreased amount of urine
If you experience any side effects, contact your physician immediately. Do not use this medication unless specifically instructed by your physician if you have a history of:
Hormone related cancer
Cancer of the breast, reproductive tract or gland, such as the pituitary
Ovarian or uterine conditions
HCG is labeled by the FDA as “X” – can cause birth defects if used while pregnant. DO NOT take HCG if you are pregnant or are trying to become pregnant. It is unknown if HCG passes to the baby during breastfeeding.
Use the medication as prescribed by your doctor.
The information provided is not intended to cover all possible uses. This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. If you have questions about the use of your prescription, please contact your prescriber.
Resources : > HCG: https://www.drugs.com/hcg.html > Thorne, Larry. Is HCG The Missing Link? Consultant’s Corner. 2011. PCCA.
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG)
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