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Hcg Injection Side Effects
Many: The U.S. FDA, has approved the hormone HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, for the treatment of infertility. It also has become popular for weight loss. HCG can cause blood clots, pain at the site of the injection, numbness, tingling, confusion, dizziness and headaches. Women are prone to a condition known as ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome, a potentially life-threatening disorder. ...Read more
Why is weightloss injections b12(1cc)&hcg(half cc) bad or unsafe(without 500calorie plan;just a reg weightloss prog), &what r the side effects?
It is safe: The HCG diet requires strict adherence to the original 500 calorie diet in order to work the way it is supposed to. It is very difficult to stay on 500 calories a day without the aid of hcg. Plus the HCG allows for ketosis which uses abnormal fat as its primary fuel source, so you lose 1-2 pounds of fat per day. The B12 gives more energy, which is why it is sometimes added to the mix. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am in my first trimester, doctor has prescribed HCG 5000 injections for 2 weeks till my next scan, will this have any side effects?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not recommended: Hcg "drops" were taken off the market in december 2011. The fda and ftc sent warning letters to multiple companies selling these products for making unsubstantiated claims. http://tinyurl.com/mqklddh homeopathic HCG differs from products given by injection, which are still on the market. Besides the daily injections, a 500 calorie diet is also required. The HCG supposedly prevents hunger. ...Read more
Doesn't sound safe: 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
Is the hCG diet safe? I bought drops but am scared of side effects. I have ovarian cysts and heard hCG can turn them cancerous? Is this true?
It's silly stuff: The 'hcg diet' is an 800-calorie severely restrictive diet and this is why you lose weight. The overpriced placebo that is tacked on will probably do nothing. Further, HCG does not turn ovarian cysts cancerous. Why not take the money and join a fitness club, make friends, and embark on a far happier and less fear-darkened life? Cheers. ...Read more
My testosterone was 470. I started seeing a wellnessfocused doctor and he has started me on hCG to help boost my testosterone. Are there any side effects of this?
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