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Certain Medical Conditions and hCG don’t Mix

January 26, 2010 |

Jeff Russell, IAPAMFirst of all, hCG is only available by prescription. You cannot purchase pharmaceutical strength hCG on the internet. You may find homeopathic hCG that may not need a prescription, but you have no idea what you are actually getting. Pharmacy’s in the US are required to follow strict FDA enforced guidelines.  Before a physician prescribes hCG for weight management, they will give you a thorough medical consultation and order various tests (i.e. blood work, EKG).  The reason they are doing this is to ensure you are safe while doing the program, if they don’t think you’ll be safe, they won’t prescribe it. A physician’s #1 concern is your health and safety, not profits (like private companies selling hCG over the internet).

Now is probably a good time for my disclaimer: No information or opinion contained herein is intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice relative to your specific medical condition.  You should always speak with a health care professional before taking or using any dietary, nutritional, weight loss, herbal supplement or any other product. We strongly urge you to visit your doctor and discuss your health needs before beginning any diet or exercise program.

For most people, hCG is just fine, but for those with certain medical conditions, hCG is just not the right choice. What are some of the red flags?  Again, this is not meant to be medical advice, and your physician may choose to prescribe hCG because they know how to balance an hCG weight loss program with your medical history.

Here are some of the medical concerns that would most likely prevent a physician from prescribing hCG for weight loss:

  • if you experience allergic reactions to other substrates;
  • a thyroid or adrenal gland disorder;
  • an ovarian cyst;
  • cancer or a tumor of the breast, ovary, uterus, prostate, hypothalamus, or pituitary gland;
  • undiagnosed uterine bleeding;
  • heart disease;
  • kidney disease;
  • epilepsy;
  • migraines;
  • asthma; or
  • breast feeding

Again, this is why you should NEVER EVER buy hCG off an internet site and do the program without physician supervision. As with any medical weight loss program, you must be supervised by a trained weight loss physician.

In my next blog, I’ll continue with the details of my weight loss and diet experience!

You can read more details about our hCG weight loss research on the IAPAM’s website, as well, physicians wanting to learn details of the how to incorporate hCG into their practice can also attend one of the IAPAM’s Medical Weight Management training programs. Please also Fan our hCG for Weight Loss Facebook Page!

I hope you’ll enjoy reading about my experience with the Simeons’ hCG weight loss protocol! And please feel free to leave a comment or question.

Cheers, Jeff Russell

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Comments (2)

  1. sue

    I have been doing physician supervised hcg for 4 months now–lost 45 lbs==all but 2-3 lbs have been fat!! My dr takes a different approach, but VERY much more doable than the 500 calorie diet!!! I also take appetite suppressants–I just eat in moderation and lost 10 lbs a month!!! Also take stuff to clean the liver since that is where fat is taken from the body. I feel great and some skin conditions (like small skin tag on face gone!!) I love it and have not even started exercising yet! Plan to start walking soon

  2. Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

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