Human Chorionic Gonadotropin For Men in Beverly Hills, CA
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone primarily associated with pregnancy. It as an analog of luteinizing hormone (LH), which the brain produces to stimulate ovulation in women and testosterone production in men. As such, HCG supplementation can have similar effects as testosterone supplementation in treating andropause, by increasing your body’s own production of testosterone.
If you have symptoms of andropause, the treatment team will check the levels of testosterone in your blood. If your testosterone levels are below the optimal level, you may be prescribed supplemental HCG either as a standalone treatment or in addition to supplemental testosterone. HCG is typically administered as an intramuscular injection daily or every other day.
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Should I Be On Supplemental Hcg While On Testosterone Therapy?
Testosterone replacement therapy can cause the body to stop its own production of testosterone by inhibiting the hormonal pathway that stimulates production of testosterone by the testes. As a result, men receiving supplemental testosterone may notice a decrease in testicle size. Additionally, abrupt cessation of testosterone therapy may lead to a rebound in symptoms of low testosterone, because the body has stopped producing testosterone on its own. Supplemental HCG is useful in maintaining natural testosterone production and testicle size in patients on testosterone and restoring function in those who have recently discontinued testosterone supplementation.