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Weight Loss

There are four areas that need to be addressed to achieve weight loss: proper nutrition and caloric intake, possible supplementation, exercise, and rebalancing the hormones to youthful optimal levels. These are the keys to optimal heath and body function. When this cannot be achieved, there are short cuts that can help attain weigh loss.

The easiest and least expensive is PHENTERMINE. Phentermine was first FDA approved in 1959, after studies showed dramatic results compared to placebo. It was part of the popular duo “PHEN-FEN”, however Fenfluramine was voluntarily removed from the market due to alleged heart valve disease. One pill daily curbs appetite and is designed to be used for several months along with the above four areas to achieve permanent weight loss.

Many people tell me all I need is to lose 20-30 pounds quickly, then I can go back to the gym, eat and feel better. For these people there is HCG. HCG is the hormone produced during pregnancy. During pregnancy, HCG protects and nourishes the fetus through the delivery of nutrition delivered from the mother, obtained from the mothers FAT STORES, NOT MUSCLE. With all calorie restricted diets the body prefers to burn protein (muscle) for energy, not fat. Exercise helps preserve muscle during calorie restriction, but not to the extent HCG does. Also HCG targets the abnormal fat-not the normal structural fat that is targeted by calorie restricted diets.

Over 50 years ago, Dr. A.T.W. Simeons, M.D. began treating obese men and non-pregnant women with small daily doses of HCG while placing them on a diet of only 500 calories daily for 6 weeks. These individuals lost an average of about one pound per day. Their skin remained turgid and, gradually, their figures became more normal. Weight loss was around the abdomen without the calorie restriction diets symptoms. These symptoms include hunger pangs, headaches, cravings, weakness, irritability, etc. Some studies demonstrate fat loss and not as much weight loss. For men HCG increases testosterone production, in women HCG affects hormone levels through the hypothalamus, increasing metabolism; both have weight loss properties.

The above is achieved by a daily injection in the abdomen with a tiny diabetes needle. This is continued for 20 days. Some centers bring you in once a week for much larger doses that cause morning sickness and weight loss that day only. I do not recommend this for obvious reasons.

HCG is associated with the following possible side effects: mild headache, mild dizziness, irregular menses, and burning at the injection site. Allergic reaction is very rare but should be reported immediately.

HCG is contraindicated in people with heart disease, cancer, polycystic ovarian syndrome, kidney disease, seizures, COPD, and asthma.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Alevizos and start your weight loss program today, call Alevizos Medical at (949) 916-3600.

* Disclaimer: Please note that weight loss results may vary. The health results claimed on our site are based on medical studies and also individual results. However, these examples may not be applicable and/or typical to all patients of Alevizos Medical.

The information provided on this site is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The information on this website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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