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Doctor insights on: Hcg Injection Diet Dangers

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Are hCG diet safe?

Are hCG diet safe?

No: And has not been proven to do any good either .Please stay away. ...Read more

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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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Is hCG diet dangerous?

Is hCG diet dangerous?

Its probably safe: It will raise testosterone levels in men. The HCG diet has had side effects, but those are due to rapid weight loss (gall stones) and eating only 500 calories per day, starvation is not a great plan. I doubt the HCG itself causes many or any problems if used in low doses. ...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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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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Hcg diet side effects. Diferencies between drops and shots?

Hcg diet side effects. Diferencies between drops and shots?

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. ...Read more

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Is the hCG diet effective?

Hooey!: Bogus science, no substantive evidence to support its use, very low calorie diet that in itself can cause weight loss; can have significant side effects; banned by fda and mlb. Avoid it. Think twice about practitioners recommending it. ...Read more

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Is the hCG diet and injections safe and effective?

Is the hCG diet and injections safe and effective?

NO: I get asked this question a lot. I tell patients think about what you're doing exactly: 1. Taking a hormone that can modulate other hormones and is only elevated during pregnancy (un-natural) 2. You're ingesting merely 500 calories, some docs have modified it to 750 calories. But still too low for any person. It works as an immediate, fast tool for weight loss but not for good! ...Read more

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I'm 9 wks pregnant & vegan & have high B12 stores (supplements).I stopped taking B12 for a week to reduce levels. Does fetus access intake or stores?

I'm 9 wks pregnant & vegan & have high B12 stores (supplements).I stopped taking B12 for a week to reduce levels. Does fetus access intake or stores?

Stores: Liver stores about a year's worth of B12 in some one with normal B12 levels. However, B12 is not the only nutrient to be concerned about as a vegan, You should take at least Vitamin D supplement in addition to B12. However, It is imperative that you discuss any medications, including non-prescription medications with your doctor. Wish you good health and a healthy baby. ...Read more

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Will IV iron infusion therapy harm a pregnant woman's baby? What side effects are there?

Will IV iron infusion therapy harm a pregnant woman's baby? What side effects are there?

No, the opposite: Taking iron while pregnant will not harm the baby. In fact, iron is essential for pregnant women. Women lose on average 500-1000cc of blood during delivery, so it's important for women to build up their iron and their blood count so prevent severe anemia after delivery. But in pregnancy, iron is essential for baby's development. Iv infusion can be essential for those women who need extra. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Talk to your doctor: Levels should double every two days. (or at least rise by 60%). I would repeat another tomorrow and then talk with her doctor. She is at risk for miscarriage and an ectopic. Make sure you follow up. ...Read more

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M58, could aspartame reduce blood sugar level. plz consider here aspartame as medicine. ( I am not talking of replacing carb diet with aspartame) ?

M58, could aspartame reduce blood sugar level. plz consider here aspartame as medicine. ( I am not talking of replacing carb diet with aspartame) ?

Not really: it's pretty small amount of stuff, so it has a very small effect. I'm not entirely certain what the expectation of sugar does. Certainly it makes one subjectively FEEL like being hyPOglycemic. But I doubt the psychological effect has either a physiologic basis nor a physiologic consequence (the sugar only feels low). ...Read more

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Surgical abortion 7/7/15.blood hcg level 8/6/15= 9. 8/19/15 ovulation positive.8/22/15 pg test positive. No real period since the abortion.Help please?

Surgical abortion 7/7/15.blood hcg level 8/6/15= 9. 8/19/15 ovulation positive.8/22/15 pg test positive. No real period since the abortion.Help please?

Pregnant: The most likely explanation is that you are pregnant again. Did you have sex after the abortion? If your BHCG was 9 back on 8.6.15 then that gives the doctor a point of comparison. Another BHCG can be done now. That number can be compared to the other to see if this is a new pregnancy or lingering BHCG from the pregnancy termination. ...Read more

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May beta serum hcg 2.2 or reference renege 10.0 mlu/ml im pregnant?

May beta serum hcg 2.2  or reference renege 10.0 mlu/ml im pregnant?

Unclear results: If your BHCG is 2 then this means that you are not pregnant. A BHCG of less than 5 means that you are not pregnant. If you are saying your BHCG is 10 then this could indicate a very early pregnancy and should be repeated. ...Read more

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Is the hCG diet and injections safe and effective?

NO: I get asked this question a lot. I tell patients think about what you're doing exactly: 1. Taking a hormone that can modulate other hormones and is only elevated during pregnancy (un-natural) 2. You're ingesting merely 500 calories, some docs have modified it to 750 calories. But still too low for any person. It works as an immediate, fast tool for weight loss but not for good! ...Read more

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How long does hCG (injections) stay good for if stored in the fridge? I did this diet over 6 months ago and want tto start another round.

How long does hCG (injections) stay good for if stored in the fridge?  I did this diet over 6 months ago and want tto start another round.

Ok, but...: Likely still active if stored properly, but this is not a good way of losing weight. Really no consistent results. I believe you are wasting money looking for fixes vs life-change! ...Read more