When followed correctly, the low dosages of hCG (125-200 IU) in Dr. Simeons hCG Diet Protocol have been found to be beneficial for weight loss and lowering the severe risks that come with being obese.
You may have seen the recent articles published claiming there are dangers associated with the use of hCG when used for weight loss. Some of these articles reference general studies done using hCG. Others simply refer to general warnings regarding hCG overdoses or misuse. It’s time to clarify these claims.
When used correctly, there is no evidence that the minimal amounts of hCG used for weight loss are dangerous.
While hCG has not been approved by the FDA for weight loss treatments, it has been approved, and in much larger dosages, for many other medical treatments.
We have yet to find any study showing negative side effects of hCG when used in the treatment of weight loss under the precise protocols described by Dr. Simeons or Kevin Trudeau.
Side Effects of hCG injections
While indeed a natural substance produced in the human body, there is a slight possibility of unwanted side effects when using hCG injections for weight loss. Your doctor will advise you on the potential risks when you begin treatment. If you choose to begin the HCG weight loss protocol on your own and see any of the following symptoms stop treatment and call your healthcare provider immediately. Read on to learn some of the possible side effects of hCG.
hCG Side Effect: Ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome
Some women on the hCG diet have developed a side effect known as ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome (OHSS), especially during the first round of treatment. While OHSS is rare, it can be a life threatening condition, so call your healthcare provider right away if you experience any of the following symptoms: Severe pelvic pain; swelling of the hands or legs; stomach pain and swelling; shortness of breath; weight gain; diarrhea; nausea or vomiting; or urinating less than normal.
hCG Side Effect: Early puberty in young boys
Another potential side effect of hCG injections for weight loss is the cause of early puberty when used to treat young boys. So call your doctor if you see any of the following symptoms of early puberty: Deepened voice; pubic hair growth; increased acne; and increased sweating.
hCG Side Effect: Multiple Births in Pregnancy
Using HCG may increase a woman’s chances of having a multiple birth (twins, triplets, quadruplets, etc). A multiple pregnancy can be a high risk pregnancy for both mother and child, so consult your doctor for instructions if you are pregnant or may become pregnant.
hCG Side Effect: Common side effects of hCG injections for weight loss.
Other less serious side effects of hCG can include, but are not limited to: headache; feeling restless or irritable; mild swelling or water weight gain; depression; breast tenderness and swelling; and or injection site inflammation and pain.
This article is meant for hCG Diet, information purposes only. It is not meant for diagnosis or treatment purposes. If you experience the above mentioned side effects while using hCG, or anything else that just does not “feel right” while using HCG please consult a licensed health care provider in your area immediately. If you do not know a licensed provider, there is a directory of HCG providers available on this site.
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Real HCG Diet Dangers
Yes, hCG Diet Info is a pro-hCG Diet website and we are all believers in the hCG Diet Protocol. However, we also realize this diet is not to be taken lightly and therefore felt the need to share the side effects of hCG and particularly the side effects of the hCG Diet itself.
First and foremost, it is important to remember that the hCG Diet is not intended for everyone. It is an extreme diet, intended for the seriously obese. While there are numerous hCG Diet Plans, most include a 500 very low calorie diet (VLCD) and the use of hCG, human chorionic gonadotropin or homeopathic synthetic versions of hCG. Because of this, hCG Diet Info recommends any hCG weight loss plan be followed under the supervision of a medical professional specializing in the hCG Diet.
What are the side effects of hCG? What are the dangers of hCG?
hCG is frequently used for fertility treatments, although in a much higher dosage than the hCG Diet. In the use of fertility treatments, side effects of hCG include: increased risk of blood clots, headaches, restlessness and depression. Increased pregnancy symptoms are also a common side effect: breast tenderness, water retention, swelling and nausea. When overused, hCG can result in more serious side effects such as ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS).
hCG in itself is not considered dangerous when used with care. It is a natural substance present in all individuals, male and female.