With each passing time, a new miracle diet appears promising worlds and funds for women and men looking for their perfect body. The new sensation of the moment is HCG to lose weight, but like any novelty, not much is known about it. So we go deep to clarify the facts and discover the risks. Does the use of HCG not impair fertility for those who are looking for their positive? What are the risks?
Human beings in general even having the option to follow a regulated, healthy life and thus achieve their perfect body goals opt for faster ways that promise instant results . These options almost always provide much greater risks than the beneficial action of the treatment, especially when the treatment is directed to other things at first. HCG or human chorionic gonadotropin as it is scientifically called is the hormone produced by the female body itself during pregnancy, or rather, formed by the cells that make up the placenta that will nourish the fetus. It is through this hormone that it is possible to detect pregnancy a few days after conception through a urine test or a beta HCG test.
HCG communicates to the hypothalamus, the brain responsible for the body’s metabolism, where fat storage is required to nourish the placenta and automatically the baby maintained by it. Thinking about it, the HCG diet was created and with the combination of daily injections of the hormone with a restrictive diet of 500 calories per day in order to lose 450 to 1,300 kg per day, many people risk trying to achieve the expected weight loss. Dropped HCG is also used, but with a lower and less efficient dosage compared to injection. There is no evidence to prove that HCG injections accelerate weight losson the contrary, many point out that it is the restrictive diet that makes the person lose weight so fast. Even this miraculous diet option is not even recognized by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), which is the institution responsible for testing and researching food and medicines, which required that in all advertising carried out on treatment be informed that “HCG is not reliable option in the treatment against obesity ”.
It was very common to find HCG on the shelves of pharmacies and large markets in the USA, without medical restrictions and without any request for indication. But recently it was added to the list of drugs or “prohibited substances”, since its search is growing more and more, mainly by users of anabolic steroids. In Brazil HCG for weight loss has been sold through injectable substance, pills and even drops without any security and in some sites being directed as a homeopathic treatment, so there is little care.
What consists of disrupting fertility, HCG can boycott women in their fertility! As it is a hormone exclusive to pregnancy, the body will understand that there is a pregnancy in progress and thus, will not let the hormonal cycle complete. Follicular stimulation, ovulation and luteal phase . Among other words, HCG will not let a woman ovulate and consequently will not become pregnant. It is also possible that ingested HCG causes adverse and side reactions, such as polycystic ovaries in some women. So even before starting treatment with HCG, a battery of tests has to be done strictly by the doctor responsible for the treatment. Preventing possible unwanted reactions is essential!
HCG Weight Loss Risks and What Symptoms May Occur
Like all little-known and even less clarified treatments, the risks that people opting for HCG to lose weight are great. As side effects of the treatment, severe headaches, depression, intense mood changes, thrombosis, mental confusion and malaise are pointed out as recurrent symptoms of the medication. There is also a chance of developing ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHS) where the woman feels severe abdominal pain in addition to pelvic swelling, excessive weight gain, nausea and diarrhea.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.