HCG Injections

Doctors Weight Clinic

Weight Loss Center & Regenerative Medicine located in Chula Vista, CA, El Cajon, CA & Laguna Hills, CA

The effectiveness of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) injections for weight loss often comes up for debate, but one thing is certain: It’s a very popular supplement. If you’ve heard the hype and want to know if hCG injections can help you during your weight loss journey, it’s best to consult first with Marcel Brysk, MD, and the team at Doctors Weight Clinic. With locations in El Cajon, Chula Vista, and Laguna Hills, California, Doctors Weight Clinic offers hCG injections as a supplement for many weight loss plans. If you’re interested in learning more or finding out if it’s a good option for you, call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.

hCG Injections Q & A

What is hCG?

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone secreted in high amounts by women who are pregnant. It’s FDA-approved as both a fertility drug and an endocrine drug, but its effects for weight loss aren’t definitively proven, and it hasn’t been FDA-approved for this purpose.

However, many report seeing benefits from using hCG injections alongside weight loss therapies or diets. It’s important not to get this principle confused with the hCG diet, which is highly restrictive and dangerous to your health. With a physician-supervised, personalized diet, the true benefits of hCG injections can show.

What are the benefits of hCG injections?

Even though hCG isn’t proven effective for weight loss, there are several possible positive benefits that keep people coming back. hCG injections may:

  • Regulate or suppress your appetite
  • Speed up your metabolism
  • Increase testosterone (more in men)
  • Regulate estrogen and progesterone levels

Your provider at Doctors Weight Clinic works with you to determine if hCG is a good tool to use in your personalized weight loss plan. If you begin to experience one or more of the above benefits, perhaps hCG is to thank.

What are the risks of hCG?

Before adding hCG injections to your weight loss regimen, however, it’s important to be aware of the potential risks. First of all, you won’t be able to use it if you’re pregnant because your body is already producing high levels of the hormone, and too much of it can cause birth defects. 

If you aren’t pregnant or trying to conceive, possible side effects of hCG include:

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Growth of breasts in men
  • Possible allergic reactions
  • Blood clots
  • Rupture of the ovaries in women

Because of the risks, you should keep in close contact with your provider at Doctors Weight Clinic as long as you’re using hCG in your weight loss plan. If serious side effects begin to show, it may not be a good option for you.

If you’re interested in learning more about the possible benefits of hCG injections as a dietary aid, call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online at Doctors Weight Clinic today.