Medical Weight Loss - hCG

Many of us want to lose weight, would like to lose weight, and even need to lose weight, but just can't seem to get it done.  We all know it is unhealthy to be over-weight.  Excessive weight gain can lead to numerous medical conditions including Diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and even increase our risk of cancer.   Obviously it is important to maintain a healthy weight and to get regular exercise in order to lessen the risk of suffering from one of these medical problems.   

Conventional weight loss though proper diet and exercise should always be the first option.   In some cases, appetite suppressants may also be a good option to partner with an optimized diet and exercise.  Appetite suppressants-when used properly and under the care of a physician-can suppress the urges to eat excessively, which helps “jump-start” your diet and exercise plan, change your eating patterns, and help you reach your goals faster.

If you suffer from obesity and would like assistance with a plan to lose weight, Dr Dowers will review your medical history, medications, and design a plan specifically for you.  Once a plan is devised, Dr. Dowers will oversee your weight loss plan and regimen to ensure safe, effective weight loss.  Call today to schedule your consultation.

Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (hCG) was first discovered by researchers Ascheim (1927), Zondek (1931), and in the Friedman test (1931), and the Xenopus laevis test (Shapiro, 1934), respectively, in the urine of pregnant women. hCG is specifically the glycoproteic hormone normally secreted by trophoblastic cells of the placenta during pregnancy. Today, most hCG on the market, such as Pregnyl, is synthetic.

Pharmaceutical grade hCG is usually extracted from the urine of pregnant woman. It is a water-soluble polypeptide hormone produced by the human placenta composed of an alpha and a beta sub-unit. The alpha sub-unit is essentially identical to the alpha sub-units of the human pituitary gonadotropins, luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone, as well as to the alpha sub-unit of human thyroid-stimulating hormone. The beta sub- units of these hormones differ in amino acid sequence. hCG most popular medical uses are to stimulate testicular descent in males, and for the induction of ovulation in women.

Some researchers do not consider hCG a "true hormone." The term hormone was coined by Banting and Best in 1915 and was used to denominate those substances that are produced in one organ and their actions are performed elsewhere in the organism. Thus, testosterone is a hormone, because it is produced in the testicles, exerting its action on skin, brain, etc. However, hCG has been found in every human tissue, and is found in males and both pregnant and non pregnant females. 

Therapeutically, thousands of articles have been published regarding its action on gonads, but comparatively few have investigated its vast therapeutic potentialities, including its effects on obesity. 

For clients who are either not good canidates for the hCG diet--whether due to an allergy, medical condition, medication interaction, or other reason--there are other medical options-like Phentermine- as well as non-medication options available.  Dr Dowers has also helped many patients lose weight without the help of any medications or special diets.  At your weight loss consultation he will review your medical history and help determine which weight loss plan is right for you.