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Using HCG to Treat Obesity

When you undergo a consultation with a Northern Medical Weight Loss physician, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) hormone may be prescribed as part of your personalized weight loss program. HCG is a substance which occurs naturally in pregnant women which has the effect of releasing abnormal fat. In the 1950's late British physician Dr. A. T. W. Simeons theorized that overweight women actually lost weight when they were pregnant. Dr. Simeons devoted years of research to the treatment of obesity by administering HCG.

Dr. Simeons noticed several important factors of his study, including the lack of symptoms one would expect from a patient on a very low calorie diet. For example, his patients had no headaches, hunger pains, weakness, or irritability as long as the low calorie diet was combined with HCG.

Can HCG be harmful in any way?

No. During pregnancy it is produced daily in a quantity hundreds of thousands of times the amount used for the treatment of obesity, yet it harms neither the mother nor the child.

How does HCG assist with fat loss?

During pregnancy Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is believed to help ensure that the baby will have access to the mother's stored fat supply, regardless of the amount of food which she eats. In overweight people, HCG seems to work by the same method - namely that of making available permanently stored supplies of fat, making it possible to adhere to a very low calorie diet. The theory is that HCG opens the fat cells, thus allowing fat to leave the cells and be used by other cells as fuel for energy.

Can both men and women take HCG?

Yes. It has been used with equally good results in both.

Who should not take the HCG injections?

Women with a history of blood clots during pregnancy, women who are pregnant or breast feeding, women that have or have had breast cancer or ovarian cancer should not take HCG. Men who have or have had prostate cancer or testicular cancer should not take HCG.

How will HCG affect my appearance?

HCG protects the structural fat and does not deplete the subcutaneous or other essential fat; therefore the face retains its freshness and natural appearance. Double chins, protruding stomachs and fat around the thighs should be the first to go.

What if I don't stick to my diet... will I still lose weight with HCG?

Although there is no dramatic weight loss without the accompanying weight loss program which goes hand-in-hand with prescribed medications, HCG typically causes a reduction in inches rather than pounds.

What are the side effects of HCG?

Usually a loss of appetite occurs and patients notice that the severe compulsive hunger disappears completely.

How long can I take HCG?

As long as you would like! Typically your physician will recommend a break after several months to make sure you do not become immune to the results. This will be a joint decision by you and a Northern Medical Weight Loss physician.

Is HCG approved by the FDA?

HCG is approved by the FDA for various medical conditions, but it has not been specifically determined by the FDA to be effective for weight loss. However over thirteen medical studies have been conducted, concluding its positive effects for weight loss*. Federal law allows any drug, including HCG, to be used as "off label." This means the drug can be legally used for purposes than what it is FDA approved for. For example, antidepressants are commonly used to treat Fibromyalgia even though they have not been approved to treat this disease.

*According to the FDA, HCG has not been demonstrated to be effective adjunctive therapy in the treatment of obesity. There is no substantial evidence that it increases weight loss beyond that resulting from caloric restriction, that it causes a more attractive or "normal" distribution of fat, or that it decreases the hunger and discomfort associated with calorie-restricted diets

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