Overcome Female Infertility 95– Humam Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG): Definition, Effects, Side Effects and Risks

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As we mentioned in previous article, conventional medicine plays an important role and most of the time is the first treatment for a couple who for what ever reason cam not conceive after 1 year of unprotected sexual intercourse or can not carry the pregnancy to full term. With the advance of medical technology, conventional medicine has proven record in treating infertility but with some side effects. In this article, we will discuss humam chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) : definition, effects, side effects and risk in conventional medication.

1. Definition
Humam chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is either made from urine of pregnant women or hormone produced by human placenta. It is used conjunction with FSH and HMG as we mentioned in previous article.

2. How humam chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) effects fertility
a) Ovulation
The medication is synthesis luteinizing hormone (LH) that helps to increase the production of LH and induce ovulation by controlling hyperstimulation.
b) Support the uterine lining
Beside helping in eggs production, it also increases the normal development of uterine lining that is essential for fertilized egg implantation. without supporting from the softening of endometrium, the fertilization process may end in miscarriage.

3. Side effects
a) Hot Flash caused by high levels of LH
b) Headache caused by over stimulation of the medication which interfere with the outer brain nervous system
c) Fluid retention as resulting in interfering with the function of lymphatic and kidney function in regulating fluid in the body
a) Others such as bloating and mild nausea.

4. Risks
a) Ectopic pregnacy caused by over stimulation of more than one egg.
b) Multiple pregnancy
As we mentioned in a)
c) Spontaneous abortion
As resulting of multiple fertilizing egg or inability of endometrial uterine lining in supporting too many fertilization eggs or abnormal function of endometrium.
d) Premature delivery
As resulting of many eggs have developed, leading to little space in the uterus for the fetus to grow.
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