hCG Medical Diet


Our practice receives numerous phone calls and emails about injections versus low dose drops, and which is better, etc. Please note that we have always used combination formulations with various dilutions of hCG. The likelihood of side effects from these types are products are few and far between. In combination with detoxification and vitamin injections, we have found patients do very well with their supervised diet regimen. Please note that hCG injections have many side effects including hair loss.  In addition we see many other side effects listed below in our practice. Pay careful attention to acute allergic reactions and ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) which do require immediate medical attention: The following information is from www.drugs.com:

HCG injection side effects

Stop using HCG and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these signs of a blood clot: pain, warmth, redness, numbness, or tingling in your arm or leg; confusion, extreme dizziness, or severe headache.

Some women using this medicine have developed a condition called ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), especially after the first treatment cycle. OHSS can be a life-threatening condition. Call your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms of OHSS: 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 can cause early puberty in young boys. Call your doctor if a boy using this medicine shows early signs of puberty, such as a deepened voice, pubic hair growth, and increased acne or sweating.

Less serious side effects may include: headache; feeling restless or irritable; mild swelling or water weight gain; depression; breast tenderness or swelling; or pain, swelling, or irritation where the injection is given.

The decision to begin a supervised very low calorie hCG diet should not be taken lightly. The decision to have high dose injections of hCG should also not be taken lightly. The choice is yours to make. However, we can tell you that we have had many happy patients achieve their weight loss goals without high dose hCG injections. As always please feel free to call 754-200-1555 should you have any further questions.