Dr. Pascual: Frequently asked questions about HCG

Amaryllis Pascual, MD

Frequently asked questions about HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) in Miami

Why does the diet recommend not drinking tap water?
Tap water contains chlorine and affects the thyroid.
Will I starve by consuming only 1000 calories per day?
No. Because HCG discharges your fat reserves, your body begins to “consume” the fat, which acts as a source of energy instead of food. . Therefore, the total daily consumption will be approximately 4,000 calories – 3,500 500 foods and grease. That is why the majority of patients do not struggle with severe hunger while using HCG.
Can I do the treatment if I’m breast-feeding?
No, when you are breast-feeding your body produces prolactin, which interferes with HCG.
Why are injections intramuscular?
HCG needs to be metabolized in the muscle.
Can I do the HCG treatment if I’ve had a hysterectomy?
Yes.
Does HCG affect cholesterol levels?
For most patients decrease cholesterol levels.
Can I still use my hormone medications?
All medications interfering with the endocrine system must be avoided during treatment. This can be discussed with one of our medical professionals.
HCG helps my blood pressure?
Many patients have noticed a reduction in blood pressure. Some patients have stopped taking their medication, but this should not be done without consulting your doctor.
Can I still use my antidepressants?
Yes
Can I still use my medication for anxiety?
Yes.
Should I run and exercise during treatment?
Extreme exercise is not recommended while completing the treatment. However, we recommend walking and other light exercise.

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