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Can the hCG diet cause infertility?

Can the hCG diet cause infertility?

Most Likely Not: Keep in mind that the fda discourages the use of HCG in weight control and diet management as it has no established effect on the metabolism of fat or suppression of appetite.
Being a hormone, and hence a protein, it will be denatured and rendered inactive by the digestive enzymes when taken orally. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Could the hCG diet cause a staff infection in the nose?

Could the hCG diet cause a staff infection in the nose?

Not likely: Probably not, staph is present every on the skin. Ask your md about the possible cause of your infection. ...Read more

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I did the hCG diet for 3 weeks in june and now I have a 8 CM cystadenoma in my left ovary. Could this be a cause/effect or a complete coincidence? I am 52, in great shape and was happy to go from 141 to 129 pounds.

I did the hCG diet for 3 weeks in june and now I have a 8 CM cystadenoma in my left ovary. Could this be a cause/effect or a complete coincidence? I am 52, in great shape and was happy to go from 141 to 129 pounds.

Not related: The HCG diet would not be related to the development of a cystadenoma. At age 52 with an 8 cm ovarian mass I am hoping that you are scheduled for surgery soon. The diagnosis of a cystadenoma may be suspected by its appearance on ultrasound but the only way to know for sure is to analyze the surgical tissue. Please discuss surgical removal with your physician. Congrats on the weight loss. ...Read more

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Lost 28lbs on 30 day hCG diet, day 11 in p4. Gained 12lbs w/abd distention (3.5") in last 10 days. Maintaining 1200 cal low carb diet. Causes?

Lost 28lbs on 30 day hCG diet, day 11 in p4. Gained 12lbs w/abd distention (3.5") in last 10 days. Maintaining 1200 cal low carb diet. Causes?

Exercise: The HCG approach to weight loss is not recommended by multiple reputable medical organizations and fda (http://www. Fda. Gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm281333.Htm)

clinical trials show no extra weight loss beyond diet alone. It can cause blood clots and serious depression. I recommend stopping hcg. Increasing exercise is a good way to get over a weight loss plateau. ...Read more

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How many times can you complete the HCG diet?

How many times can you complete the HCG diet?

Not working?: If you are having to do a diet plan over and over again then one must conclude that this particular diet is not working for you very well. Maybe it is time to try something different and hopefully you will experience more success. ...Read more

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Does the hCG diet really work? Otc or prescribed better?

Does the hCG diet really work? Otc or prescribed better?

Scam: This is a very-low-calorie diet with an expensive placebo. You'll lose weight by restricting calories, and spend money for something that will do you no good. Ask your personal physician whether a crash diet is really right for you. Better, start hanging out with people who are into physical fitness and join in. Unlike a crash diet, this will result in real, sustained good results. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some recommendations on hCG diet recipes?

Low carb: Mostly very low carb diet, lots of non-starchy fruits and vegetables, lean protein and healthy oils (olive and coconut). Avoid sweets and processed foods as much as possible ...Read more

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Can you please list the risks associated with the hCG diet?

What I tell patients: You could be allergic, irregular menses, migraine exacerbations, rare allergic reaction or edema, rare temporary hair loss, blood clot formation, gallstones. ...Read more

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I started my hCG diet today and cheated, do I need to restart?

I started my hCG diet today and cheated, do I need to restart?

See below: The American Society of bariatric physicians does not recommend the hCG diet. most patients who follow this program gain all their weight back. Because you really don't learn how to eat correctly for yourself. Talk with your doctor... Learned eat correctly and you won't have a problem. For more information go to www. Weighstation. Net and check out the newsletters ...Read more

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Will the hCG diet mess up fertiliry?

Will the hCG diet mess up fertiliry?

It could: Hcg is a hormone normally found in high levels during pregnancy. Injections of this hormone, when not pregnant, can throw a wrench into the normal hormonal functioning and interfere with fertility. Furthermore, the diet works as a starvation diet, and that's not healthy and is potentially extremely dangerous. ...Read more

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Can I do the hCG diet while on lamotrgine will it be bad for me?

Can I do the hCG diet while on lamotrgine will it be bad for me?

Please repost: If you are taking lamotrigine, you must have a doctor who prescribes it. Please repost your question with the answer your doctor gave you to this question; or if you have not asked your doctor, why not. ...Read more

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I have abruptly stopped the hCG diet and am gaining weight. How do I stop this!?

I have abruptly stopped the hCG diet and am gaining weight. How do I stop this!?

Not on protocol: If you abruptly stop the injections & don't follow the protocol for the maintenance phase, you WILL gain the weight back. The 3 weeks following the injections are just as important as Phase 2. There are ways to deal with interruptions while on the plan, but they are very specific. Your Dr. Should discuss this in detail with you. You can read "Pounds & Inches" by Simeons for more info. ...Read more

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How does hcg diet effect your hormones.

How does hcg diet effect your hormones.

HCG in pregnancy: HCG diet is an extreme diet which includes injections the hormone HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin)
which is the hormone women make when pregnant. The diet was a 500 calorie diet which promotes weight loss which seems to be difficult to stay off - moreover HCG can cause severe muscle loss ...Read more

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Can I have juice while on the hCG diet?

Can I have juice while on the hCG diet?

Only lemon: You can have only juice of one lemon without any sugar, only saccharin or stevia can be used to sweeten. ...Read more

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Dose the hCG diet prevent starvation mode?

Dose the hCG diet prevent starvation mode?

Yes: The HCG diet was originally developed by a.T.W. Simeons M.D. During the 1940's -1950's. It has been used all over the world for over 50 years. This method is extremely safe & effective when used under the care of an experienced & trained md. Apparently HCG has an effect on your hypothalamus, increasing adiponectin levels & reducing leptin resistance. The method must be followed strictly to work. ...Read more

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Is the hCG diet healthy for a 21 year old?

Is the hCG diet healthy for a 21 year old?

Yes: The HCG diet was originally developed by a.T.W. Simeons M.D. During the 1940's -1950's. It has been used all over the world for over 50 years. This method is extremely safe & effective when used under the care of an experienced & trained md. Apparently HCG has an effect on your hypothalamus, increasing adiponectin levels & reducing leptin resistance. The method must be followed strictly to work. ...Read more

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Can the hCG diet help my hormone imbalances?

Can the hCG diet help my hormone imbalances?

Focus on food > fads: After reviewing the scant data from the present HCG diet and the one in the 70s, I still believe a reproductive endocrinologist can comment best on effects of hcg. Wrt being on the diet when ttc or pregnant, I say avoid lo-cal. There are few times in life when diet matters more. The goal is to have the healthiest body for the healthiest baby. Eating 3 toxin-free balanced meals with snacks is best. ...Read more

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Can you take viagra (sildenafil) on the hCG diet?

Can you take viagra (sildenafil) on the hCG diet?

Yes: But there is no scientific evidence demonstrating any benefit to HCG diet. It only works because of very minimal caloric intake. ...Read more

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Can taking hCG diet drops affect fertility at all?

Can taking hCG diet drops affect fertility at all?

Drops worthless: Drops are worthless. You need a qualified physician to administer correctly the injection HCG and the original 500 calorie diet with strict adherence. The diet only works on abnormal fat and once you rid yourself of abnormal fat you will not lose any more weight on the HCG diet. Weightloss will actually improve fertility. ...Read more

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Can you take cymbalta (duloxetine) on the hCG diet?

Can you take cymbalta (duloxetine) on the hCG diet?

Yes, but: The diet has been tested and even dr. Oz withdrew his support for it. The diet is extreme and unhealthy and may cause nutritional deficiencies that can even cause depression. I do not endorse this diet and the fda, webmd, and the british medical system do not support it either. ...Read more

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I'm on an hCG diet would I need to avoid antibiotics?

I'm on an hCG diet would I need to avoid antibiotics?

No: I think that has kinda been, well, banned or something? In any event the bhcg's will not interfere with antibiotics. We gone abx to pregnant women all the time. Good luck with the diet, I'm not sure about whether it's banned but I think it got some bad press. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to drink brisk tea on hCG diet?

Yes: You can drink all the tea and coffee you want, just don't add sugar. ...Read more

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Doing the hCG diet is there any effect in future pregnancies?

Doing the hCG diet is there any effect in future pregnancies?

Only while taking: Certainly while taking it it will affect hormones and fertility.
But like a normal pregnancy, the effects wear off after not taking it and normal periods resume......
May take more than one cycle to no normalize ...Read more

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Could there be a reason to heavy exercise while on the hCG diet?

Could there be a reason to heavy exercise while on the hCG diet?

Not needed: You could lose one to two pounds of abnormal fat per day. Exercise is not needed. It helps reset the hypothalamus which leads to long lasting results. Weight loss is proportional and body re-sculpts during process. You are not irritable as on regular diets.
You must do this diet under supervision of qualified physician. ...Read more

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Is it ok if I stay on my HRT while doing the hCG diet or does it interfere?

Is it ok if I stay on my HRT while doing the hCG diet or does it interfere?

Yes: It will have no effect on your hrt. Just check what the base of your hrt is, if it is oil based creams than you will not have the proper weight loss. ...Read more

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Drs I wana ask about hCG diet plan. Is it effective anf how can I start this plan?

Drs I wana ask about hCG diet plan. Is it effective anf how can I start this plan?

No; save your money: The HCG diet has a person eating 500 calories a day for more than a month. That's just one big slice of pizza a day. A 4-month old baby eats 500 calories a day. Anybody on 500 calories a day is on a starvation diet and will lose weight. It doesn't sound safe. Extremely low calorie diets don't work because the weight comes back when one starts eating again. Long-term lifestyle changes are needed. ...Read more

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Does the hCG diet (using injections) effect the beta hCG in a quantatative blood test?

Does the hCG diet (using injections) effect the beta hCG in a quantatative blood test?

Beta HCG: A very good question. The pills and injections given in the "hcg diet" will cause blood and urine levels of bhcg to rise. However, two measurements, a week or more apart, should differentiate between pregnancy (where the levels will rise predictably) and diet drugs, assuming you are taking a constant dose for the diet treatments. ...Read more

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Is the official hCG diet plan. Com safe? I am 12 lbs. Over weight, eat right and exercise. 49, f.

NO: The more I have investigated the otc hcg--which is not HCG. A pregnancy hormone-similar to lh/progesterone effects. The rx hcg
may be real human chorionic gonadotropin, but we do not understand the effects it may have on patients---esp if they would have an unknown early cancer? Do not take any chances. Apparently, you can get rx HCG online by a doc------not o-k. ...Read more

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Info abou the hCG diet, and after yoy reach your goal weight do u continue the drops and do you continue eating just 500 calories?

Info abou the hCG diet, and after yoy reach your goal weight do u continue the drops and do you continue eating just 500 calories?

HCG weight loss: No one can survive really on a 500 calorie diet (at least not happily or for long). While on the HCG diet although you consume 500 calories per day, your body is able to derive the rest of it's caloric needs from its extensive fat reserves. Your body burns calories to breathe, for your heart to pump even for the act of eating itself. I would not advise any kind dieting if you have a normal bmi. ...Read more

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If I only do the hCG diet for one month just to jump start things could this have any negative effect in my health short or long term?

If I only do the hCG diet for one month just to jump start things could this have any negative effect in my health short or long term?

HCG diet: I have seen patients have considerable side effects from the HCG oral drops diet. It is not enough nutrients and calories to be healthy. Also the diet may make you lose weight and often muscle mass and strength, but it does not teach you how to eat healthy or incorporate healthy choices to maintain weight loss? ...Read more

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If you're pregnant and didn't know it till after the first months and into the 2nd and were on the hCG diet, could it affect the baby in any way?

Pregnancy: The HCG diet is a popular diet now. However, it is the same hormone that your body produces when you are pregnant so it can cause a false positive pregnancy test. Still, if you are pregnant, the HCG should not cause any problems with the pregnancy and won't cause you to miscarry. ...Read more

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Do u sugest me to use hCG diet drops, because am overweight, and I want to loose weight fast in may be 1mnth, am 88kg and I want to reduce almost 30kgs.

Do u sugest me to use hCG diet drops, because am overweight, and I want to loose weight fast in may be 1mnth, am 88kg and I want to reduce almost 30kgs.

Lose weight fast: Well, the goal should be to lose weight in a healthy way. Losing weight rapidly with a diet or pill is a setup for failure, or the yo-yo effect (when you stop the diet you regain the weight back plus more). Eat healthy (cutting back on carbs and sugar) and do cardiovascular exercise (not walking but running, cycling, swimming, elliptical, zumba, etc). You can still lose weight quickly doing this. ...Read more

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I am on the hCG diet are my chances of getting pregnant higher?

I am on the hCG diet are my chances of getting pregnant higher?

Possibly: The HCG diet was originally developed by a.T.W. Simeons M.D. During the 1940's -1950's. It has been used all over the world for over 50 years. This method is extremely safe & effective when used under the care of an experienced & trained md. Apparently HCG has an effect on your hypothalamus, increasing adiponectin levels & reducing leptin resistance. The method must be followed strictly to work. ...Read more

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I would like to try the Hcg diet; I'm looking for a doctor to help and prescribe.

I would like to try the Hcg diet; I'm looking for a doctor to help and prescribe.

Not a good idea: The HCG diet is neither safe nor effective. It is not approved by the FDA. The hormone human chorionic gonadotropin is produced during pregnancy. The diet recommends severe calorie restriction--500-800 calories--which is likely why people lose in the short term, but it is not safe. And the HCG can contribute to edema and blood clots. Increase physical activity and restrict healthy calories a bit. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to do the hCG diet while on progesterone and testosterone?

Is it possible for me to do the hCG diet while on progesterone and testosterone?

Yes & no: HCG diet is not recommend by most physicians anymore so while you can do it, we don't advise it. You didn't mention your gender, but since you mention both Progesterone & Testosterone, I'm guessing that you're female. Regardless, you should address this w/your prescribing physician so that s/he knows everything that you're doing and can look for potential drug-drug interactions. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it safe to go on the hCG diet while taking methotrexate for sle?

Is it safe to go on the hCG diet while taking methotrexate for sle?

Probably ok but....: It is probably ok but don't do it. Methotrexate is an extremely potent medication with lots of side effects. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact and can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more