Very Few HCG Side Effects: Video
Thousands of Dr Lipman’s HCG Patients Report No Side Effects-Including Men!
by Richard L. Lipman M.D
(see video below_
HCG diet is at least 55 years old. It has be used by millions of people all over the world. No problems about its safety have been reported. The side effects as you see below are minimal. Since the HCG diet is a moderate protein, almost no sugar and fat its safe for diabetics and people with hypertension, thyroid problems and controlled heart disease.
HCG is Safe for Men, Too
HCG can be used in men and women with equal safety and effectiveness. Men do not gain any female characteristics since HCG is only a pregnancy hormone protecting the baby. It has nothing to do with menstruation, breast or hair development. In fact, men lose much faster on HCG than women!
Gallstones( Possible with Any Weight Loss Plan)
Since the HGC diet restricts your calories significantly, you may lose weight rapidly. Rapid weight loss, of more than 3 pounds of weight per week, increases your risk for gallstones — pebble-like deposits in your gallbladder, according to the Weight-control Information Network. Gallstones can cause pain, inflammation, nausea, vomiting, fever and may require medical treatment. Once you develop gallstones, you may experience recurrent episodes of symptoms, known as gallbladder attacks. If your attacks are severe
Side Effects on the HCG Diets Are Very Mild
HCG is natural substance produced in the human body, there is a only slight possibility of unwanted side effects The side effects of HCG use are uncommon. The HCG side effects one will have to keep an eye out for these possible mild side effects:
Skin irritation or rash is the most common yet mild side effect of the HCG diet. It is most especially prominent and usual in women who take the HCG hormone in the form of injection. At times, the shots can even result to swelling or infection at the injection sites.
Another common HCG side effect is hair loss. Changes in the hormones and calorie intake are the main cause of this problem. Since the diet includes a 800-calorie restriction, there is always this possibility. It can be avoided by taking a good vitamin. Often zinc replacement can stop this problem.
Weakness, Headache, Mood Swings
The HCG diet program entails an intake of only 800 calories a day. With this limitation in the diet, you can experience weakness, headache, restlessness, and mood swings. The suppression of your appetite might also repress your hunger or even lead to food cravings.. These symptoms may make it difficult to tend to normal daily activities, work tasks and interfere with exercise. If you have history of depression, anxiety or related psychological illnesses, your risk for irritability and other mood complications may be increased.. Irritability may also stem from emotional deprivation and hunger, since you’ll be limited from normal-sized meals and food quantities. Headache. Some people experience minor headaches during the first week of the low-calorie diet. Any standard, over-the-counter pain medication can be used to treat headache.
On a low-calorie diet, it’s normal for bowel movements to come less often, sometimes just once every 3 or 4 days. This isn’t constipation. However, some people do experience real constipation. If it happens to you, you can take a mild, sugar-free laxative. If you have a tendency toward constipation, the HCG Diet Plan will be more likely to make it worsen. Constipation may even occur regardless of whether you have had this problem before. There are many reasons for constipation on this diet, including
* Lack of fat and fiber in food
* Not enough water
* Decrease in food, leads to longer transit time of food in the small and large bowel
* Decrease in motility of the colon
In the beginning of the diet some people complain of diarrhea. This may be due to eliminating the carbs from the diet. The more likely side effect latter on in the diet is constipation. Some of the constipation is due to the low carb diet–less fruits, whole grains and fiber. Eating a large amount of green vegetables may be one of the simplest ways to deal with the constipation. At least 3 cups of salad are suggested. However, pale green iceberg lettuce does not have much fiber in it. Try dark green vegetables including steamed vegetables such as broccoli, asparagus and spinach. These latter vegetables have much more fiber and also lead to more fullness.
Increasing your fruits will also help. If you still are constipated add some fiber in the form of Fibercon (1-4 tablets a day, each with a glass of water) or sugar free Metamucil. Sometimes cutting out the salt in your diet will lead to less fluid retention and a stools that are not as dry.
If diarrhea is your problem, check some of the low carb products that may contain sorbitol and other sugar alcohols. If you are not used to eating so many raw vegetables this may be your problem. Lightly steamed rather than raw vegetables may solve the problem.
As your body consumes fat, normal toxins are released into your body. Because of the breakneck speeds at which your body consumes fat on the HCG diet, these toxins can build up and cause a minor rash.
Leg cramps (rare).
Cramps may occur due to the lack of potassium in the Core Phase diet. Potassium supplements can be used to treat this symptom.
HCG Diet and Low Blood Sugar
One of the most common side effects of the HCG diet plan is the occurrence of mild hypoglycemia (low blood sugar.)
Almost everyone experiences some degree of hypoglycemia in their life. Young women and some young men seem to experience more of it. Typically this occurs at 2-5 pm when many of us experience symptoms of weakness, fatigue, dizziness and often have difficulty concentrating. The cure form most of us is coffee with sugar or a snack.
All of these symptoms are exaggerated in the HCG diet. I encourage dieters to always have a piece of fruit with them or a protein shake (low calorie, no sugar and high protein, of course). Another suggestion is a high protein, zero sugar bar such as the Extend Bar or some of the Medifast and Slim bars. Remember the bar must be no more than 140 calories, have 1-2 grams of fat and 1-2 grams of sugar and at least 10 grams of protein! There are few bars i can find that meet this criteria.