Can fertility hormone injections really help you lose weight?
Who are BL Claims Solicitors
BL Claims Solicitors specialise in personal injury, clinical negligence and travel claims, providing our clients with hands-on support, nationally.
We are rated as one of the top firms in the UK and believe in speaking to our clients in jargon-free language and ensuring you're speaking to a highly qualified lawyer right from the outset
The treatment costs between Â£530-Â£715 per month on average. Due to the high cost, women are sourcing the treatment privately via the internet and administering it themselves. The treatment is easily obtainable in the UK via the internet, and very little guidance or safety information is provided online.
There are many risks associated with this. The most obvious is the risk that the hCG could be something entirely different, for example water, or could be infected with proteins which cause mad cow disease. Then there are the side effects and risks associated with using such a substance. These include hair loss, headaches, loss of libido, blood clots, depression, breast tenderness and also the risk of developing ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). Ironically one of the symptoms of OHSS is weight gain!
HCG injections are not recommended by medical experts in the UK. Weight loss experts have stated that such extreme dieting is not healthy and not sustainable, and more worryingly can increase the risk of cancer, miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies.
So are you willing to risk serious side effects in exchange for losing weight quickly? Apparently many women are, however I wouldnâ€™t risk it. There are far healthier ways to lose weight.
Gemma Bailey, Solicitor
BL Claims Solicitors are here to help
If you would like to talk to someone and discuss a potential claim please call us on 0344 620 6600 anytime between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday, or if you would prefer you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org