Science has introduced different methods with the help of which a physician is able to treat infertility among women. Of all the latest methods available, use of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is one of the most preferred options. HCG is also known as ‘pregnancy hormone’ as this hormone is secreted by the placenta when a woman is pregnant. This hormone is also useful for testing if you are pregnant.
Now, HCG injections are given in men and women who are suffering from infertility. In women these injections helps in ovulating and in men it helps in increasing the sperm count.
Success rate of HCG injections
Normally, women are infertile if they cannot ovulate by themselves and in such cases about 85% of women are treated with the help of gonadotropin. It is found that about 23 percent women who have clomifene-resistant PCOS conceive successfully one they use HCG.
Apart from use of HCG injections there are other factors too that affects conception in a woman and that includes the age of the woman, the time of the cycle when the woman is having sex and of course the quality of the sperm of the partner. The ability of movement of any sperm and the speed of the sperms matters.
HCG injections are mainly used in IVF treatment as with the help of these the Physicians can control the development and then releasing the mature eggs. It makes it easier for them to control these that increase the rate of success.
Functioning of HCG
As a patient you will feel more confident when you know about how a hormone can help you in conceiving successfully. The couple of hormones in the body of a woman that matters most for ovulation are luteinizing hormone (LH) and the follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH).
HCG injections form of these two hormones and once taken they will stimulate the ovaries so that they are able to produce eggs and ripen them.
Sometimes physicians may suggest follitropins too that contains only FSH, however, HCG is considered best when it comes to trigger the eggs finally for ovulation. It is also useful in production of progesterone that is needed during the period of pregnancy by any woman. This is mainly triggered in woman when the physician considers retrieving the oocytes from women.
Apart from being used for women, these injections are also used for treating infertility problem in men when they have low sperm count.
Administering HCG shots
After the physician decides to trigger HG shots in the woman, it must be administered under any trained person. Mainly these shots are applied at the subcutaneous level. These injections are prepared by the pharmacies in such quantities that they can be easily administered. However, the dosage will be decided by the physician depending upon the various health condition of the woman. It must also be noted that storing the HCG injections is very important as if they are not stored at refrigerator the injections may degrade that will not be useful for the patient. Hence, it is necessary that when someone uses it they take proper instruction and follow them wisely.