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Hcg Spray Diet Plan
HCGdiet looks unsafe: 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
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
34 day cycle, 0.7 mnl/l progesterone on day 23.. Day 28 going for testing can I still ovulate. Can preseed help. How to lose weight? Diet meal plan
Ovulation problems: Your Progesterone should rise a week after ovulation and a week before the period starts. It is possible you may have ovulated late though it is not possible to determine from the information you have provided. Preseed is a great lubricant to use since it is not toxic to sperm but it will not help you ovulate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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 1 more doctor answer
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
Taking Florinef (fludrocortisone) 100 mcg daily & high salt diet for POTS & low BP. How to control belly fluid retention I get since starting treatment? I exercise.
Treatment: You should first start again with your primary doctor to make sure that some items are OK and possibly some items need correction. You did not include your age, height, and weight so I cannot give further information. I would appreciate it if you send me some more information. ...Read more
Wat dosage of cytotec (misoprostol) to give to terminate 4week 5 days pregnancy if beta hCG levels going low?
May not need: If beta HCG is dropping you likely are already having a miscarriage. Most physicians aren't recommending using Cytotec (misoprostol) alone to terminate a pregnancy. Most mds will provide Mifepristone combined with cytotec (misoprostol). I realize that some women will obtain Cytotec (misoprostol) in mexico or on-line and use at home without a doctor. This isn't safe. See a md if you need assistance with terminating a pregnancy. ...Read more
Whole foods: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Follow healthy diet (1200 cals), exercise 6 hrs a week (weights and cardio) but struggle 2 lose weight (hormones & insulin fine).Could it be femodene?
Possible, but: It may be that even 1200 calories is too much for you, depending upon your height. The shorter you are, the fewer calories you require. It takes 3500 calories burned off that you don't eat in order to lose one pound. You could also be calculating your calories incorrectly. Check w/a registered dietitian. ...Read more
20yo & pcos and want to make sure i'm not taking to much vitamins. One a day women's, prenatal, c & e, folic acid, b complex, chromium picolinate?
Yes: Those will not interraction, or shouldn't. In any event it's not worth being pregnant over and i've never heard of any significant interractions. ...Read more
Just found out I'm pregnant!
Beta HCG today 189.20, next blood test is in 4 days time, what should ideal HCG level be then?
Very variable: HCG levels in normal pregnancies vary widely. Consult this site for more info. http://americanpregnancy.org/while-pregnant/hcg-levels/ ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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