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If you would like some of the benefits of testosterone therapy without the negative effects on fertility that testosterone supplements can bring, you may have another option in the form of Long Island human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) treatment. Through a private consultation, Dr. Edward Jacobson could determine whether you are a candidate for this therapy and devise the correct dosage. Consult a well-practiced medical professional and learn your options.

What is Human Chorionic Gonadotropin?

After a fertilized egg is implanted in a woman’s uterine wall, the resulting placenta produces human chorionic gonadotropin. It is the presence of HCG that could confirm whether a woman is pregnant when she undergoes a pregnancy test based on a urine sample.

During the pregnancy, HCG supports the uterine lining. In both sexes, the pituitary gland produces a similar hormone called luteinizing hormone that boosts testosterone and sperm production in men. When either sex undergoes fertility treatments, they may receive HCG as part of the process.

HCG for therapeutic purposes is derived from the urine of pregnant women. While HCG is available over-the-counter, it is unwise to use this hormone without medical supervision.

Beyond an increase in testosterone levels, sperm counts, and erectile function, there are other potential benefits men in Long Island could receive through human chorionic gonadotropin treatment. These could include:

  • Increased bone density
  • Increased energy
  • Increased mental clarity
  • Increased muscle mass
  • Less joint pain
  • Weight loss

Other uses of HCG include the correction of sexual abnormalities in adolescent males. An example of this could be the treatment causing undescended testicles to descend. Bodybuilders and others with a history of anabolic steroid use could also restore their testosterone levels with HCG. For men not interested in fathering children, a combination of testosterone and HCG could result in the patient benefitting from the use of both hormones.

Side Effects and Contraindications of HCG

HCG is generally well-tolerated, but some men may experience side effects from treatment. These could include:

  • Acne
  • Breast enlargement, or gynecomastia
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Headaches
  • Moodiness
  • Nausea
  • Swelling in the ankles

Some men may experience temporary side effects at the injection site, such as bruising or pain. Ice pack application several times daily could minimize this discomfort. Men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer are not recommended to receive human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) treatment in Long Island, and neither are individuals diagnosed with brain cancer or those with untreated thyroid issues.

Find Out What HCG Treatment in Long Island Could Do to Help

Dr. Edward Jacobson could determine your HCG levels by testing either a blood or urine sample. Since HCG is administered by intradermal or intramuscular injection, the doctor will show you how to inject yourself with this hormone. You should return to the doctor regularly for monitoring and possible dosage adjustment.

The use of HCG does not occur in a vacuum. Dr. Jacobson may also devise a custom-tailored low-calorie HCG diet for you that includes lean proteins such as poultry or fish, and fruits and vegetables, as well as an exercise plan. If you would like more information about Long Island human chorionic gonadotropin treatment and whether it is right for you, get in touch today to set up a consultation.