HCG, or human chorionic gonadatropin, is a hormone that is produced by women during pregnancy. Its production facilitates progesterone production, which is critical for human pregnancy, and is also thought to protect the embryo in a number of ways. Decades ago a british endocrinologist, A.T.W. Simeons, studied pregnant women in India on a calorie-deficient diet and overweight boys with pituitary problems, both treated with low-dose HCG. He found that both groups lost fat rather than lean muscle tissue, and reasoned that the HCG must be programming the hypothalamus to do this, as HCG aids in the protection of the developing fetus in pregnant women by promoting the mobilization and consumption of abnormal, adipose fat deposits. Dr. Simeons’ HCG weight loss protocol has recently gained widespread popularity, which has led to alternative HCG products being introduced on the market.
At Atlanta Wellness and Aesthetics, Dr. Ghayouri prescribes the bioidentical hormone HCG. Bioidentical hormones are identical in structure to those naturally produced in the human body, and are viewed as the safest form of hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Ghayouri is an experienced and knowledgeable doctor with years of experience in internal medicine, endocrinology, anti-aging medicine, and hormone replacement therapy. It is important to administer the HCG diet under the strict supervision of such a doctor, because the introduction of hormones into one’s body can affect the rest of your body, and either positively or negatively impact other health conditions. There are a number of products that you can find on the internet that are marketed as homeopathic HCG. This means that, at the very most, these homeopathic remedies are a very diluted mixture of HCG and most likely contain no HCG or only trace amounts. These homeopathic HCG mixtures are generally advertised for oral use. At Atlanta Wellness and Aesthetics, we begin the HCG diet with a new patient doctor’s visit with Dr. Ghayouri so that we can ensure that the HCG diet is a good fit for you and will effectively and safely allow you to lose weight fast. We also encourage follow-up visits with the doctor to make sure that our HCG weight loss program gives you lasting results. Please call us today to make your first appointment!