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Hcg Diet Drops With Hormones
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Not likely: Just like HCG drops have no proven clinical evidence that is does anything beneficial, the same is true for "hcg hormone free drops". These are all food supplements with no proven benefit, and are generally a waste of money. The most important part of any weight loss program is following a calorie restricted diet and doing exercise. ...Read more
Neither one: has been shown to work, at all. ...Read more
Can fertility drugs like Gonal-F & HCG for IUI increase growth hormone levels and increase the height of a 30-something woman by noticeable amounts?
No: That would be big business if it could do that ...Read more
Not likely: Are you asking if you would have a higher chance of getting pregnant taking growth hormone and vitamins? Possibly, if the growth hormone supplement and vitamins help your other hormones and help you be more balanced and you are still ovulating it might work. But there are better ways to go to improve chances of getting pregnant. ...Read more
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
Hormones estrogen day three of my period 23 progesterone 0.2. Pending testosterone. Are they to low? How to treat?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If the pregnancy: Is normal, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
After a early positive pregnancy test with blood work and hCG level of 40, progesterone at 6.5 would you prescribe progesterone to boost the level?
Best 2mg estradiol/100mg progestrn dosing regime to trigger period in 27yr old w/ 2yr amenorrhea? All tests normal (@fertility clinic), estrogen low.
What are goals? : The treatment depends on the goals. You mention a fertility clinic. If you are trying to get treatment would be modified to help stimulate ovulation. If you're simply trying to regulate the menstrual cycles birth control pills would be the most common option. If you're experiencing premature ovarian failure then other considerations are necessary to manage this problem ...Read more
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
TTC. My day 21 hormone levels are progrestrone 76 & oestrogen 800, is this a normal balance or is the oestrogen too high?
Obgyn says hormone levels do not show perimenopause, estrogen high. Is this test definitive or could results fluctuate day 2 day with hormone levels?
Regular periods?: If you are having regular periods, you are not perimenopausal. If your periods are irregular, you have hirsutism, and are overweight, you may have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Estrogen levels fluctuate throughout the menstrual cycle. An FSH level is a better indicator of perimenopause, and will become elevated as you enter menopause. ...Read more
BIOTECH HCG: There is no objective data available. HCG supplementation has not shown much in the way of benefit. Discuss with your doctor your concerns and other options may be available ...Read more
Tumors on adrenals - does drinking gatorade and adding salt to everything alter your aldesterone levels? Show low sodium in blood work.
May help will not cu: You need cure , hormone producing tumors do cause electrolyte imbalance , problem has to be corrected , most of them are amenable for surgical cure, gatorade will provide 250 mg of sodium , 30 gm of carbohydrate added calories may not be good, if you need sodium add more salt in your diet speak to you doctor for long term solution of your problem. ...Read more
My wife is 5 weeks pregnant, (ovulation 7/27) her hCG levels are very low and not doubling ( 8/16 hCG 71 iu; 8/19 hCG 96 iu), what does it mean?
Can one increase estrogen naturally with soy or dairy products. Or what's the best birth control pill for balancing hormones.
Naturally is iffy: Some soy products can increase estrogen but there is no clear way to determine which ones increase it and by how much. Too much can be bad too.Dairy is of no benefit. Much wiser to see doc and check levels and then decide on a treatment that works in a predictable, well-studied way. ...Read more
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more