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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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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 diet cola dangerous?

Is diet cola dangerous?

Potentially: The carbonic acid can contribute to caries, mineral depletion & dehydration. Increased caffeine in some sodas can ^ anxiety in people w anxiety disorders. If it contains artificial sweeteners & is used daily, this is linked to a 3fold ^ in dementia & stroke. ...Read more

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Is the hCG diet effective?

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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How dangerous is coffee intake to early pregnancy?

How dangerous is coffee intake to early pregnancy?

I allow my pts : To have 1 cup, that should not cause a problem, but ask your OB and go by what your OB says. ...Read more

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Is a high protein levels in 38 week pregency dangerous?

Is a high protein levels in 38 week pregency dangerous?

Possibly : High protein levels in the urine may be a sign of a condition associated with elevated blood pressure called preeclampsia. This should be assessed by your doctor ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat a vegetarian diet in pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat a vegetarian diet in pregnancy?

Yes: A vegetarian diet is perfectly acceptable in pregnancy. You should monitor your diet to make sure you are getting enough protein from other sources like beans, eggs, diary products and nuts. As with nonvegetarians you should take a daily prenatal vitamin and a calcium supplement. ...Read more

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Help! Is 291 a dangerous blood sugar level?

Help! Is 291 a dangerous blood sugar level?

Yes, but not: immediately. If your random blood sugar is 291, you are almost certainly a diabetic and should seek care to avoid further damage to your health. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat a vegetarian diet during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat a vegetarian diet during pregnancy?

Yes: Vegetarians can have a perfectly normal pregnancy. There are considerations. You should make sure you get enough protein in your diet to accommodate your growing baby. Generally, we recommend talking to a nutritionist early on or before pregnancy to get an idea of the changes you will need to make. ...Read more

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Is the hCG diet safe enough to use as a detox before a low carb lifestyle change?

Is the hCG diet safe enough to use as a detox before a low carb lifestyle change?

No: The HCG diet has been studied, and it is not effective for weight loss. Hcg is a hormone produced by your body when you are pregnant.Severe side effects includea ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (massive enlargement of ovaries, breast tenderness, fluid in your lungs, etc.) the only thing that will get thinner on an HCG diet is your wallet! eat fewer calories and exercise and you will lose weight! ...Read more

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Are low non-fasting triglyceride levels (46 mg/dL) concerning if my diet is actually very normal (quite a lot of carbs, full-fat dairy)?

Are low non-fasting triglyceride levels (46 mg/dL) concerning if my diet is actually very normal (quite a lot of carbs, full-fat dairy)?

Stop worrying: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside. I'm going to assume you're basically healthy. Especially, low triglycerides means nothing. Relax and be thankful for good health. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for me to diet during pregnancy?

Is it dangerous for me to diet during pregnancy?

Not the best time.: Women need nutrients while pregnant. Weight gain is normal (generally speaking) while pregnant. It is not in your best interest to try to lose weight at that time. ...Read more

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BETA HCG level is 226.0 is this good?

BETA HCG level is 226.0 is this good?

Good?: Are you trying to get pregnant? One HCG result is not in any way diagnostic of a healthy pregnancy. Being more than Zero, however, means there is something going on. ...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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Hcg beta level=605.65miu/ml, progesterone=23.65ng/ml lmp=13jan, 1o day overdue. Is this normal? Too worried hCG is too low according to charts available

Hcg beta level=605.65miu/ml, progesterone=23.65ng/ml lmp=13jan, 1o day overdue. Is this normal? Too worried hCG is too low according to charts available

Trend is important: You should focus less on the tables and more on the pattern. The beta levels should at least double every three days. Your doctor will probably want to do an ultrasound when your beta reaches 2000 or so. The Progesterone is fine. ...Read more

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What is considered a dangerous fasting blood sugar during preg?

What is considered a dangerous fasting blood sugar during preg?

Gestational diabetes: In pregnancy, blood sugar can goup high...called Gestational diabetes. Normal fasting blood sugar is >60 mg up to 99 mg.if it is between 100-125 mg, it is prediabetes. Anything over 125 mg is considered diabetes. Dangerous levels are anything that is beyond normal range. .Ask your Ob to help you sort it all out and guide you further. ...Read more

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Is it true estrogen levels are low during pregnancy?

Is it true estrogen levels are low during pregnancy?

No: Hi. No that's not the least bit true. They actually climb. ...Read more

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Is a low placenta dangerous ?

Is a low placenta dangerous ?

Placenta praevia: Hi, it depends how long along you are, if you are before wk 20, then no worries as the baby grows the Placenta moves up, but if u r at wk 20 or higher then it's called placenta praevia which could be partial or complete, although still at this stage placenta could move away from cervix and allow for baby to be born vaginally if not then C/section needs to be done. Praevia increases risk of bleedin ...Read more