Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone women produce during pregnancy. It’s also given as an injection to treat sexual dysfunction in men, infertility in women, and can be used to help with weight loss. Johnnie Turner, MD, is an experienced family medicine physician who provides hCG at Endurance Clinic in Naperville, Illinois. To find out more about hCG and how it might benefit you, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone women produce during pregnancy. Measuring hCG levels is one of the tools health care providers use to confirm pregnancy.
It’s also given as an injection to treat reproductive conditions that affect men and women. This includes infertility in women and a type of hypogonadism that affects testosterone production in men.
The hormone injections are also part of a weight-loss program called the hCG diet.
At Endurance Clinic, Dr. Turner takes a holistic approach to health and wellness, developing plans that improve your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. After a thorough evaluation, he will determine if you are a candidate for hCG therapy.
He may recommend hCG if you’re struggling with health issues that might benefit from the injection, such as:
Hypogonadism is a male health condition in which the gonads produce limited amounts of sex hormones. This condition may affect libido and fertility. Dr. Turner may recommend hCG injections to improve the production of your sex hormones.
Dr. Turner provides hormone replacement therapy for men struggling with low testosterone. However, if traditional testosterone replacement fails to improve your symptoms, he may add hCG injections to boost production.
HCG injections are also used to treat women struggling with infertility by stimulating ovulation.
Endurance Clinic also provides medical weight loss. Dr. Turner may use hCG as part of the hCG diet to help those who need to lose weight quickly.
Dr. Turner takes a patient-centered approach to care and customizes your hCG treatment plan based on your specific needs. The hormone is given by injection either into the muscle or under the skin.
Dr. Turner determines the frequency of your injections. When taking hCG, it’s important to follow the plan as directed to get the desired results.
Results from hCG treatments depend on the reason you need the hormone. For sexual health, you may experience improvements in mood, sex drive, and energy.
When used as part of a medical weight loss program, hCG may help you lose a significant amount of weight over a short period of time. The HCG diet also includes a very low-calorie diet, and you should only follow this plan under the direct supervision of a health care provider.
To find out more about hCG and how it may benefit your health, call the Endurance Clinic or book an appointment online today.