Men searching for a natural way to increase low testosterone levels or their sperm counts may respond well to human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) treatments. This hormone can help a man feel better about himself in so many ways, and with few, if any, side effects or contraindications.
A Beverly Hills HCG treatment doctor will evaluate you and determine the HCG dosage that can give you the results you seek.
The HCG hormone is abundant in females, but generally has relatively low levels in males. A woman’s body produces HCG when pregnant—or more specifically, the placenta produces it after an egg implants in the uterine lining.
A man’s pituitary gland, located in the base of the brain, produces a similar hormone known as luteinizing hormone. This hormone signals testosterone production in the testicles.
Luteinizing hormone acts primarily during sleep, so any men who is not getting sufficient rest also may not be getting the right signals for testosterone production. In addition, HCG supplementation can increase growth hormones the pituitary gland releases that aids in sexual function. This means HCG can help men dealing with erectile dysfunction and loss of libido.
Testosterone play a similar role as a supplement, so why would a man choose HCG over testosterone? For a man who wants to sire a child, testosterone supplements can actually lower sperm counts, while HCG causes them to rise. If a man does not want to father children, he can opt for a combination of testosterone and HCG supplementation to optimize the beneficial effects on the body.
Most men seeking HCG treatments are looking to retain or regain libido, or to increase fertility. However, these are not the only benefits of HCG treatment. Men who are tired, depressed, or experiencing sleep issues may find themselves rejuvenated with HCG treatments. Other potential benefits include:
HCG has few known side effects, and those it does have are often temporary or not serious in nature. These include headache, ankle and foot swelling, nausea, mild fatigue, and dizziness.
Another common side effect is injection site irritation. In rare cases, men may suffer from breast enlargement while taking HCG, also known as gynecomastia. It is important that young boys do not receive HCG unless there is a strong medical reason for it, as it can result in early-onset puberty.
Because HCG is a natural hormone, there are few contraindications for it, with the exception of men diagnosed with prostate cancer.
In order to effectively take HCG, men must learn to give themselves HCG injections on a daily basis or on a timetable as per the doctor’s instructions. The doctor will show the patient—and/or his partner—how to give the injections subcutaneously in fatty tissue, such as that found in the hips, stomach, and buttocks.
These injections, delivered via tiny needles, are generally not painful and the patient typically gets used to the procedure soon after beginning. The doctor regularly monitors patients and adjusts the HCG dosage as necessary.
If you would like more information about HCG treatment and whether you are a candidate, or to schedule an appointment, call the offices of Dr. Edward Jacobson today. If he cannot meet in person, Dr. Jacobson is also available to speak over FaceTime, Skype, or a phone call.