HCG or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, is a hormone prescribed as part of a physician supervised program also involving a strict diet protocol with specific amounts of calories and nutrients. The HCG diet results in weight loss, and ideally fat loss rather than lean body mass. Milwaukee Medical Weight Loss & MediSpa’s HCG program in Greenfield, WI requires a strict lower calorie intake for up to 23-43 days, allowing our patients to lose up to a half pound to a pound per day. The HCG Diet can lead to rapid weight loss, when our program is followed by protocol. We use the IAPAM protocol that thousands have used successfully. If your looking for the most uptodate and advanced hcg information and hcg diet plan in the Greater Milwaukee area and Greenfield, WI, Milwaukee Medical Weight loss and Medispa is the right place for you!
How Does HCG work?
HCG is a polypeptide hormone produced by the human placenta. It is composed of an alpha and beta sub-unit. The alpha sub-unit is essentially identical to the alpha sub-units of the human pituitary gonadotropins, lutenizing hormone(LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone(FSH). It is also similar to the alpha sub-unit of thyroid stimulating hormone(TSH). The beta sub-units of these hormones differ in amino acid sequence.
The action of HCG is virtually identical to that of pituitary LH, although HCG has a small degree of FSH activity as well. It stimulates production of gonadal steroid hormones by stimulating the interstitial cells(Leydig cells) of the testis to produce androgens in males, and the corpus luteum of the ovary to produce progesterone in females.
Who was Dr.Albert T W Simeons?
Dr.A.T.W Simeons is the medical doctor and world renowned researcher who came up with the current hcg dietary protocols. After years of research he published his landmark paper Pounds and Inches, A New Approach to Obesity in 1954. Dr. Simeons was born in London and graduated summa cum laude at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. Dr.Simeons studied multiple areas in medicine including tropical medicine and obesity. He treated patients for 18 years in India between 1931 and 1949. He was subsequently awarded the Red Cross Order of Merit by the Queen of England for discovering the use of an injectable remedy for malaria, and a new method of staining malaria parasites, now known as the “Simeons stain.” He also did extensive research on bubonic plague and leprosy.
During his 18 years in India, Dr.Simeons found some remarkable patterns in his patients. He noticed that undernourished women who resided in India with very little food were still giving birth to perfectly healthy babies. He found that although the mothers were underweight and undernourished, their body was producing large amounts of HCG. His hypothesis was that the HCG was breaking down the fat reserves in the mother and supplying it to the baby during pregnancy, resulting in a healthy, normal weight baby. This lead him to experiment with small doses of hcg, and combining this with a holistic, natural diet. His research showed him that when patients took low doses of the hcg hormone with a strict low calorie diet, patients had dramatic weight loss. They also had very little side effects or hunger pains. He also noticed that his patients seemed to lose far less muscle, and preferentially more fat reserves were broken down when the hormone was administered.
Why do the HCG program with Milwaukee Medical Weight loss and Medispa?
The difference at Milwaukee Medical weight loss and Medispa in Greenfield, WI is that our HCG programs are custom tailored to each individual. All of our programs are administered and supervised by our advanced practice nurse practitioner Eden Ellison, APNP and our Medical Director, Dr.Sandeep Ramanujam, M.D who is one of only 2650 physicians in the United States and Canada who is board-certified in obesity medicine. This allows us to customize each patient’s program. Many other programs use a “one size fits all” approach. There are often adjustments that need to be made based on one’s occupation, daily activity and medical conditions if any. There are also adjustments that need to be made with patients who are on medications. We also work with the patient’s primary care physician or cardiologist if any type of clearance is needed prior to starting our program. The patient’s entire medical history is evaluated prior to moving forward with each patient to make sure they are an ideal fit for this program. This includes a comprehensive medical history, family history, physical exam, ekg, comprehensive lab work and detailed initial visit. We have an extra emphasis on making sure we do things in the safest manner possible and for the right candidates. All of our staff is very well informed and is an outstanding resource for our patients. They are fully invested in your success as a patient from the day of your initial visit and are always available for any questions. Call now to book your free initial HCG consultation!
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* HCG is not FDA approved for weight loss, considered “off-label” use.
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