What Is HCG?
HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, and it is a natural hormone that has been found to mimic the effects of Luteinizing Hormone (LH) in males. LH plays a vital role in the synthesis and secretion of testosterone. When HCG is utilized to treat male infertility or hypogonadism, it gets to work on mimicking the effects of LH. This, in turn, means that it stimulates the natural production of testosterone from within the testes.
What is hCG used for in men?
There are a variety of reasons why a doctor might prescribe hCG to a man.
- To help address hypogonadism
- To improve testosterone deficiency
- To improve sexual function
- To reverse steroid side effects