If you have been married for quite some time already, it can be really depressing and frustrating not to be able to conceive and have a baby. You and your partner might have seen the doctor several times and have undergone several tests in order to identify what is wrong with you, but still nothing works. If you are in a point where you are willing to try everything just to have a baby, HCG treatment might work for you. Listed below are the important things that you need to know if you and your partner will be considering this treatment option.
Things to Consider Before Getting the Treatment
Before consenting to this type of treatment, you need to make sure that you have undergone all the required examinations. There are only certain scenarios where hormone treatment is applicable. This type of treatment is applicable for women who have low hormone levels and for men who are suffering from low sperm count. You must also prepare yourself for all possible scenarios. On the bright side, the treatment might work and you might soon have a child. Well, there’s also a chance that the treatment may not work and you will never get back the money and the time you spent to undergo this treatment.
What to Expect During Treatment
Women have to deal with mood swings and other pregnancy-like manifestations that the increased levels of HCG in the body may produce, such as swelling of the breasts, vomiting, and nausea. The treatment also involves the use of other hormones such as the Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and the Luteinizing Hormone (LH). FSH and LH are the hormones administered first, and if the results are positive, that is when gonadotropins will be injected into the body. Treatment might take weeks or months, as the goal is to normalize the hormone levels. Men may not experience the same side effects but there will definitely be changes once the body responds and testosterone levels start to increase.
Dealing with Side Effects
Hormone treatments generally have minor side effects, as hormones are already part of the body. There’s even no known adverse reaction when an overdose occurs. However, some people might experience allergic reactions. Any allergic reaction must be reported to your doctor so that he or she can decide if you can proceed with the treatment or not. If there’s any minor discomfort, however, and you feel you cannot continue with the treatment, you must let your doctor know and you must never stop the treatment on your own as doing so may have a negative effect on your body.
Some people believe that hormone injections are not the solution to the infertility problem. Some people think that the best way to overcome infertility is a major lifestyle and diet overhaul. While this may be true for some people, the important thing is that you consult your doctor prior to changing anything in your diet or treatment regimen. Your doctor knows your history and the reason why you cannot have a baby, and he or she will be able to suggest the best solution for you.
Through HCG, both women and men alike can overcome infertility and have the chance to conceive a child that they will love and cherish for the rest of their lives. It is important, however, to be aware of all the possibilities and to be committed to this type of treatment as it could take weeks or even months before results are achieved. Medicine is constantly improving and there may come a time when more advanced strategies will be discovered. For now, you have to rely on hormone treatments and never lose hope that one day, everything will work in your favor and you can fulfill your dream of becoming a proud parent.