Side Effects of the HCG Diet Plan and Severe Health Risks

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Doctor shows information on blackboard: side effectsThe HCG weight loss program is based on two pillars-

  1. Consumption of HCG Drops as per the recommendations of the doctor
  2. Very low calorie diet comprising of 500 to a maximum of 1200 calories per day.

The treatment process results in some of the radical changes in the body due to the sudden changes in the diet pattern and HCG drops intakes. People are already aware of the fact that the homeopathic drops are safe and there is no need for any sort of medical consultation for starting the plan.

Many medical practitioners are of the opinion that assorting to the heavy weight loss program, as promised by the HCG manufacturers, within a short span of time can lead to the gallstone formation in patients. Hence there are chances of experiencing HCG diet side effects in most of the cases.

Here is an assimilation of some of the possible side effects that can result in people following the HCG weight loss program.

Common Symptoms: The most prevalent symptoms that are part of the HCG drops side effects are lack of energy and tiredness, headaches, depressive mental state, water retention in the body, restlessness, constipation, nausea and impatience. Most people develop these side effects due to the changes in the diet pattern they are generally accustomed to. These are some of the normal occurrences that are easy to overcome upon consulting the doctor. These symptoms vanish gradually once the course is stopped for some period.

Rupture and Swelling in the Ovarian Cysts (Ovarian Hyper-Stimulation Syndrome): The HCG Diet program is not suitable for the pregnant women as the fetus can develop several birth defects due to this. One of the most problematic HCG dangers that can arise even in the women who are not pregnant is the OHSS. The condition can develop during the first course of the HCG weight loss program itself.

This situation arises due to the occurrence of the HCG in the ovaries. In the event of developing pregnancy while the problem persists can even aggravate the situation further. Otherwise the situation can be brought under control within fortnight after starting a treatment to overcome the situation.

Chances of Multiple Births: Pregnant women or those who are planning their children soon after the weight loss program are at greater risk of having multiple births. Mothers carrying more than twins can be at severe risk as the fetus can suffer due to the lack of space and adequate nutrition for proper growth. This can risk the life of the mother as well as the children.

An overview of the HCG diet plan side effects

The lower consumption of food in terms of calories can be dangerous as a normal adult person requires a diet of 2000 calories per day. In the event of taking less food, the metabolism of the body can be affected. For the proper functioning of the body a normal BMR is extremely important. In the event of low consumption of food the body is likely to extract food from the waste matter leading to irregularity in bowels and constipation. This reduces the effect the HCG diet plan and the person may end up gaining more weight in the long run.

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