If you are in search of a natural testosterone therapy, human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) treatment may prove exactly what you want. HCG is a natural hormone that can restore low testosterone levels to normal.
A Manhattan HCG treatment doctor will evaluate your testosterone levels via a blood test and prescribe the right amount of HCG for your use. Dr. Jacobson’s office is conveniently located in Connecticut an hour outside of Manhattan.
HCG is a hormone the mother’s body produces during pregnancy. It supports the uterine lining and helps maintain the pregnancy. HCG is used for female infertility treatment, but in men it can increase testosterone levels or restore decreased levels to normal. That can lead to increased libido and reduction of erectile dysfunction.
HCG may also increase sperm production for men trying to have children. Men treated with HCG should see sperm level rise within three months of use. In adolescent males, the drug may correct sexual abnormalities.
HCG for therapeutic use is derived from the urine of pregnant women. Even though it is produced by females, it does not have feminizing effects on men.
While men may seek HCG treatment to increase testosterone levels, there are other benefits to the medication. These include:
HCG is administered via subcutaneous injections, either in the stomach, hip, or buttocks. These are areas with more fatty tissue, so the injection is quite tolerable. The doctor will train patients how to give these injections to themselves or teach the patient’s partner or trusted representative to administer them.
HCG is generally a very safe hormone. Possible side effects are usually mild and include headaches, nausea, cramping, fatigue, and mood changes. Such side effects tend to disappear within a week of starting HCG treatment, but if they persist patients should contact the doctor. Since HCG is a natural hormone, contraindications are rare, but men diagnosed with prostate cancer should not take the drug. There is also a possibility that some individuals may be allergic to HCG.
Patients should inform the doctor about any prescription medications they are currently taking, along with over-the-counter medications and supplements to avoid any possible drug interactions. Men may suffer from reactions at the injection site, such as swelling or bruising. If redness or infection develops, call the doctor immediately.
In conjunction with HCG injections, the doctor will recommend an HCG diet to maximize effectiveness. A low-calorie HCG diet, along with injections, stimulates fat burning in the body. The diet is custom-tailored for each patient, as every man has different needs.
An HCG diet consists primarily of fish, poultry, and other sources of lean proteins, as well as fruits and vegetables. The doctor provides each patient with a list of acceptable foods and those to avoid while on the HCG diet. Along with the HCG diet, the doctor may will also recommend an exercise plan suited to that patient.
HCG treatment and the diet are effective at allowing men to lose weight and gain muscle mass relatively rapidly.
For men coping with low testosterone levels, HCG therapy may be able to help. In conjunction with a patient-tailored diet, this therapy can help increase fertility and decrease the side effects of low testosterone levels.
If you would like more information about HCG treatment and the HCG diet, or to schedule an appointment, call Dr. Edward Jacobson’s offices today.