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Overview

Hucog 10000 IU Injection

Manufacturer: Bharat Serums & Vaccines Ltd
Medicine composition: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Hucog 10000 IU Injection is a hormone that helps the egg in a woman’s ovary to develop normally. It stimulates the release of an egg during ovulation, treats infertility in women, pituitary gland disorder in young boys, undeveloped sexual traits in girls, and increases sperm count in men. Hucog 10000 IU Injection is directly injected under the skin or into a muscle.

You should avoid using Hucog 10000 IU Injection if you are allergic towards it, if you are pregnant, if you have early puberty or hormone-related cancer. Avoid the consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine. Before starting the medication, inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions :

  • thyroid or adrenal gland disorder
  • an ovarian cyst
  • premature puberty
  • cancer or tumour of breast, uterus, ovary, hypothalamus, prostate or pituitary gland.
  • undiagnosed uterine bleeding
  • heart or kidney disease
  • epilepsy, migraines or asthma

A few side effects of using Hucog 10000 IU Injection is severe pelvic pain, swelling of hands and legs, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, weight gain, diarrhoea, nausea or vomiting and urinating less than normal. Less serious side effects include headache, feeling restless and irritable, water weight gain, depression, breast swelling, and mild pain on site of injection.

Inform your doctor about any other medications you are taking to ensure the use of Hucog 10000 IU Injection is safe for you. It includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal remedies, vitamins and other dietary supplements. The dose of injection you receive would depend upon your gender and the condition being treated as per the prescription of your doctor.

Female infertility
This medicine is used to treat infertility in women who have not undergone menopause but are unable to conceive due to hormonal imbalances in the body.
Male infertility
This medicine is used to treat male infertility caused due to lack of specific hormonal secretion deficit in the body.
Cryptorchidism
This medicine is used to treat a condition in male children where the one of both the testes is not descended into the scrotal sac.
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to gonadotropic medications.
This medicine is not recommended for use in children who have attained puberty at a very early age.
This medicine is not recommended for use if a male patient has cancer of the prostate or is suspected of having it.
In addition to its intended effect, Hucog 10000 IU Injection may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Bloating Moderate Common
Stomach pain Moderate Common
Pelvic pain Moderate Less Common
Nausea or Vomiting Moderate Less Common
Rapid weight gain Moderate Rare
Allergic skin reaction Moderate Rare
Irritability Moderate Common
Enlargement of breasts Minor Less Common
Headache Minor Rare
Injection site pain Minor Less Common
Sleeplessness Minor Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The duration for which this medicine remains active in the body is 10-24 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The effect of this medicine is cumulative and the onset time can vary depending upon the intended use. The peak concentration in the body is achieved after 6 hours of intramuscular injection.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Use of this medicine in pregnant women is not recommended.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Use of this medicine by women who are breastfeeding is not recommended unless absolutely necessary. Special precautions should be taken while taking this medicine and breastfeeding should be discontinued during the course of treatment. Consult your doctor and discuss the risks and benefits before deciding to take this medicine.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Hucog 10000 IU Injection, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Missed Dose instructions
Contact your doctor further instructions if you miss a scheduled dose of this medicine.
Overdose instructions
Contact your doctor if an overdose with this medicine is suspected.
India
United States
Japan
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Disease
Information not available.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Radioimmunoassay for gonadotropins Moderate
Report the use of this medicine to the doctor before undergoing this test to determine the levels of gonadotropins especially Luteinizing hormone. Use of this medicine can interfere with the test resullts.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Ganirelix Moderate
Report the use of ganirelix before receiving this medicine as the risk of decreased efficacy is fairly high. You may need dose adjustment and certain tests to determine if these medicines can be used safely. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are you using Hucog 10000 IU Injection for?
Female infertility
Male infertility
Other
Cryptorchidism
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
Average
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within 2 hours
Within a day
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Not taking on daily level
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Stomach Pain
Bloating
Pelvic Pain
Nausea or Vomiting
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Popular Questions & Answers

I am diagnosed as PCOD. I have been getting treatment since 8 months. My periods are regular. But facial hair is problem. PCOD panel test showed all good but still Eggs were not maturing. After 2 months dose of Myocyst M twice daily, The Gyno prescribed for follicular ultrasound on D12 & report is in good limit & provided HUCOG HP 5000 injection on the same day and suggested being in contact with husband. Twice intercourse in D12 & D13, follicular ultrasound showed follicle rupture & eggs release on D14. Still my Gyno prescribed for Duphaston 10 mg tablets along with Myocyst M tabs twice daily. What is chances for my Eggs fertilization. My period date normally falls in 12th of month. May I wait till 12 of this Dec. Month. We have to still intercourse regularly or that was much to get pregnant. Pls suggest.

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG, MRCOG (London, UK)
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
I am diagnosed as PCOD. I have been getting treatment since 8 months. My periods are regular. But facial hair is prob...
For pregnancy, we need other tests also, Please read the following Last week I got a call from one of my patients, who conceived after long period of infertility. She called me to remind me that, that very days was the birthday of her son, that is the wealth that she gained after long battle. And even the son tried to talk to me over phone with his soft voice. And this success is really rewarding for any Infertility Specialists. So, infertility treatment is actually based on stepwise manner. We initially advise some tests and then advise a treatment. If that treatment fails, we move to next treatment. So, all the time, you have to keep patience. Eventually, majority of the couples will conceive. Don't give up hope. You have to win the race ultimately Introduction When couples get married, they often view parenthood as the next stage in their family life. They want to have a child, they want to be “mom” and “dad”, they cannot imagine that this may be hard to achieve or may not be a natural process. When several trials to conceive fail, they are shocked. Their basic expectation about family life gets shattered. Most of the couples are desperately looking for medical therapy that will end into a misery. Clearly this is not a struggle to survive; it is a struggle to fulfill a dream, to achieve what they view as a “full life”. What is needed for pregnancy? In the male partner, sperms are normally produced in the testes after puberty (after attainment of characters like growth of beard, moustache etc). From the testes, they are carried through the sperm conducting ducts (epididymis, vas, seminal vesicle and prostate gland). Then during sexual stimulation, after proper erection and ejaculation, they come out through penis. During sexual intercourse, these sperms, present in semen, are deposited inside the vagina. In female partner, the deposited sperms must travel from vagina through the cervix (the mouth of the uterus). The cervix acts as gate-keeper, a it prevents entry of dead and abnormal sperms as well as bacteria present in semen, in the uterus. From uterus, sperms reach the Fallopian tubes (the tubes that are attached to the both sides of the uterus) where the sperms must meet the egg (ovum). The eggs are produced only before birth and so, there are fixed number of eggs inside the ovary. The ovum released from the ovary, into the abdomen at the time of ovulation (rupture of the surface of ovary to release the ovum). That ovum must be taken by the tube and thus inside the tube an embryo (earliest form of the baby) is formed, by meeting of the egg and the sperm. It should be mentioned that out of nearly 200-300 million sperms, in average, deposited in vagina, hardly 500- 800 sperms can reach near the eggs and only one will succeed to form the embryo. The embryo then travels through the tube into the uterus and the uterus attaches the embryo firmly with it and thus the pregnancy starts. So, if there is defect in any one of them there will be difficulty in achieving pregnancy. Thus, to summarise, pregnancy requires 1.Production of healthy (“Normal Morphology”) and movable (“Normal Motility”) sperms in adequate number (“Normal Count”) in the testes 2.Transport of these sperms through the sperm conducting ducts from testes to penis 3.Successful Erection and Ejaculation during Intercourse to deposit adequate number of these sperms in the vagina 4.Transport of these sperms from vagina through cervix to the uterus and the tubes 5.Presence of sufficient number of eggs inside the ovary and ability to release the eggs from the ovaries 6.Pick up of the eggs by the tubes 7.Approximation of eggs and the sperms to form the embryo 8.Transport of embryo from the tubes into the uterus 9.Acceptance of the embryo by the uterus and its growth What is Infertility? Literally, the word “Infertility” means inability to conceive. But in reality, there are very few couples, who have no chance of natural conception and are called “Absolutely Infertile”. In fact, in many couples who present to infertility clinics, pregnancy may be the matter of time, thus the chance factor. It should be kept in mind that, if there is factors to question fertility of either male or female or the female is of age less than 35 years; after one cycle (one month) of regular frequent intercourse, the chance of conception in human being is only 15%. That means, out of 100 couples trying for conception, only 15 will be able to succeed after one month of trying. The word “Regular” and “Frequent” are important; because to achieve pregnancy, couples are advised to keep intimate relationships for at least 2-3 times a week and this should be increased particularly around the time of ovulation (Middle of the menstrual cycle). Thus chance of pregnancy after 6 months, 12 months and 24 months of regular trying are respectively 60%, 80% and 100%. The word, “Subfertility” seems better and more scientific than “Infertility”, to describe the couples who have reduced chance of conception, due to any cause. However, the word “Infertility”, seems more popular, although it puts pressure on the couples. In most cases, usually we advise to investigate after one year of regular and frequent intercourse, when the couples fail to conceive. However, if there are factors to question fertility; for example female with age more than 35 years, or with previous surgery in tubes/ ovaries/ uterus or known diseases like PCOS or endometriosis; or male partner having surgery in scrotum or groin or any hormonal problems or sexual dysfunctions- the wait period is usually reduced and couples can be investigated, even soon after marriage. What causes Infertility? Please look at the point “Thus, to summarise, pregnancy requires” where 9 points have been mentioned. Thus the common causes may be 1.Problems in male- total absence of production of sperms, less than adequate number of sperms, problems in morphology and motility of sperms (most sperms not healthy or movable), blockage in transport of sperms and inability to deposit sperms in the vagina (sexual dysfunction- Erectile Dysfunction or less commonly, Ejaculatory Dysfunction). Examples include hormonal problems (Testosterone, thyroid, prolactin), diabetes, liver problems, causes present since birth, chromosomal abnormalities, surgery, infection, sexually transmitted diseases, smoking, exposure of scrotum to high temperature, some medicines or psychological causes. 2.Problems in female- total absence of less than adequate number of eggs in the ovaries, problems in ovulation, problems in picking of eggs by the tubes, blockage of tubes, problems in conduction of sperms or embryo by the uterus, problems in accepting the embryos by the uterus. Examles include causes present since birth, chromosomal abnormalities, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), old age, increased weight, fibroid, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory diseases (PID), tuberculosis (TB), infections, smoking, surgery, some medicines, hormonal problems (thyroid, prolactin) or excessive stress. 3.Unknown causes- Despite thorough investigations, 25-30% causes of infertility remain unknown. This is called “Unexplained Infertility”. The reason may be mere chance factors or there may be some causes which, still medical science has yet to discover. But this should be kept in mind while treating infertility. That means, even with correction of the possible factors (like improving sperm counts or thyroid problems etc) or with proper treatment (IUI, IVF or ICSI), unfortunately the treatment can fail and the exact reason, why the treatment failed, is sometimes difficult to find out. Treatment of Infertility To start with, please remember there is no hard and fast rules for infertility treatment. Often medical science fails to understand why couples with very severe form of infertility conceive sooner than those who are having all tests normal. That means, whatever treatment is offered, it’s very important to continue regular sexual intercourse, as the chance of natural pregnancy is usually there in almost all couples. Your doctor will present the facts to you, without pressurizing you on a particular option. After coming to know all pros and cons of different treatment options, you can take decision. Do not hurry. It’s quite natural that you might be in stress. In general, after the initial tests, a few periods of natural trying is allowed. After that, ovulation induction (giving medicines to release eggs from the ovaries) is offered, failing which IUI and finally IVF is offered. What will be the preferred treatment for you, will depend on your age, duration of marriage, male and female factors and of course, your age. For example, a woman with both tubes blocked or a male with very low sperm count, IVF would be the first line of treatment.
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I am 27 years old had 2 miscarriage already. Now I am 7 weeks pregnant. My doctor had done sonography at 6 weeks 2 days that time there was irregular sac without yolk sac & fetal node then doctor suggest me beta hcg test to next day ,in that test there was 37015 miu/ml and then doctor give me hucog 5000 injection and said will come after 15 days for again sonography to detect heart beat and 2 more hucog 5000 injections, once per week and susten 200 injection per week. Now vomiting are coming regularly on day time and vertigo on day/night time. Please you suggest me is there is any chances to come heart beat of my baby.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am 27 years old had 2 miscarriage already. Now I am 7 weeks pregnant. My doctor had done sonography at 6 weeks 2 da...
Sometimes heart beat is visible around 8 weeks beta hcg hormone test is in favor of pregnancy being positive yolk sac in uterus shows that it's not a tubal pregnancy nausea and vomiting is due to pregnancy and heavy doses of hormones like beta hcg and tablet susten which is progesterone hormone take a safer medicines for nausea and vomiting. Pregnidoxin on empty stomach twice a day follow up with your doctor.
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Dear Doctor, I have taken HUCOG 5000 injection as advised by gynaecologist doctor. please tell its uses, did it affect pregnancy? Is there any chance of pregnancy. please tell detail about the injection. Now I am taking susten 200 and Chrominac-A. please tell me.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Dear Doctor, I have taken HUCOG 5000 injection as advised by gynaecologist doctor. please tell its uses, did it affec...
it's also called beta human choriogonadotrophin hormone which is positive only when the woman is pregnant some women do get miscarriages due to lack of this hormone produced by placenta. your doctor is playing safe so that you don't get any mishap this hormone replacement is also given while treating a woman who is infertile this placenta hormone can be positive I'm certain ovarian tumors also and these tumors are deadly this hormone helps doctors to monitor tubal pregnancy which is being treated with medicines and not by surgery. decreasing levels of the hormone indicate a dead fetus which will be expelled through tubes without cutting open and spoiling the chances of getting pregnant again due to surgery and adhesions you can take injections safely as advised by doctors

My wife aged 25 years is suffering from PCOD problem. She is getting treatment from Gynecologist since 8 months. Nearly 10 tests have been done to diagnosis the exact problem like FSH, LH, TSH, Prolactin etc. And found results are within good limit. Still Eggs are not maturing due to multiple cysts around the ovary. She has been doing regular exercises, yoga etc. She is prescribed for Myocyst M tabs for 2 months twice daily. And after that, CCQ 100 tabs for D2 to D6 & Valest 2 tabs for D7 to D12 and USG (Ultrasound) suggested, which resulted good and provided Hucog HP 5000 injection. Again suggested for being in contact for next 5 days. What is the chance for her eggs maturation. Please suggest.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
My wife aged 25 years is suffering from PCOD problem. She is getting treatment from Gynecologist since 8 months. Near...
With all the treatment your wife has taken, it is sure that she must have had formed good and mature eggs and that is why your doctor must have given her HUCOG injection. So, don't stress. Trust your doctor and your wife will conceive in due course of time. Since the eggs have formed in this cycle, it doesnot mean that she will conceive definitely in this cycle (chances of conception are 15--20%). So, don't stress and give time to yourself as well as the doctor and your wife will definitely conceive.

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Things You May Not Have Known About Semen

1. Sperm and semen are not the same thing.

Spermatazoa, or sperm, is the name given to the reproductive cell that looks like a tadpole. Seminal fluid is the stuff that the tadpole swims in. Together they form semen — an armored tank carrying a fertilization superhero. Or, as morgentaler calls them" heat-seeking missiles"

2. Seminal fluid is the sperm's sacred protector.

Seminal fluid helps sperm" do their biologic mission" as morgentaler calls it, by helping the sperm get into the female body. Seminal fluid is alkaline, so it reduces the acidity sperm experiences in the female reproductive system. And, perhaps most important, seminal fluid gives the sperm the energy (in the form of fructose) they need for their arduous swim.

3. Semen is formed in three different parts of the body, not just the testes.

According to morgentaler, semen comes from three main structures in the male reproductive anatomy. The first is the prostate, which forms a milky substance full of enzymes, proteins, and minerals. The second are the seminal vesicles, which produce the fructose as well as two-thirds of the fluid. The third are the testicles, which produce the sperm and some other fluid as well.

4. Sperm are the only human cells produced in one individual, but designed for survival in another.

" sperm are amazing" morgentaler says, because of this fact. Think about it! our bodies are designed to attack anything that is not from our own body. Sperm didn't get that memo, though. Not unlike the white-haired traveler anthony bourdain, sperm, too, venture on to parts unknown.

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6. Most of a man's sperm are pretty useless.

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Common Skin Allergies & Their Ayurvedic Remedies!

The skin is the largest external organ as well as the largest organ in general in the human body. There are many types of skin diseases that can afflict your body and they may appear anywhere. Ayurveda is a potent weapon which can be used to treat many skin diseases effectively. The natural remedies of Ayurveda are being increasingly adopted throughout the world. Let's take a look at a few of the skin diseases that can be easily cured by ayurveda.

  1. Eczema - One of the most common types of skin diseases, eczema is characterized by the reactions that the skin has. These reactions can manifest themselves in many forms. The most common reaction is swelling of the skin with redness. Other forms may also develop blisters, cracking of the skin, scaling or papules.
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  4. Psoriasis - Ayurveda has great treatments for this disease as its incidence within the population is quite high. This is a non-infectious skin condition where inflammation occurs in the affected parts of the skin and reddish scales form on the body. This problem is usually attributed to excessive cells within the body.
  5. Pruritus or itching - Another very common skin affliction which can be caused by a variety of factors, it can be a reaction to something external or be caused by internal issues that may be developing. Mostly caused by the reaction of external nerve endings they may become very painful if over stimulated.

Ayurveda has many remedies for all of the ailments mentioned above along with many other skin disorders and has gained popularity as it completely natural and devoid of side effects encountered with conventional medicine. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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  1. Abstain from tobacco: Consuming raw tobacco or smoking tobacco can be equally detrimental to your health. Tobacco increases your chances of contracting the disease. As is known, passive smoking can also affect your health adversely. Tobacco can be the potential cause behind cancer of the mouth, throat, larynx, lungs, oral cavity and even the pancreas. It might harm your kidneys and cervix. It is upon you to quit tobacco at the earliest possible. One should also try and persuade friends and relatives to give up smoking.
  2. Drink alcohol in moderation: Complete abstinence from alcohol might not be possible if you have already been ushered into your work- life. The society might require you to be an occasional drinker. It is important to drink in moderation. Crossing the limit can propel consequences as serious as cancer of the stomach, pancreas, liver and the heart.
  3. A balanced and nutritious dietDeciding on a plant- based diet or a Mediterranean diet can aid your fight against the risk of cancer. A Mediterranean diet will involve green leafy vegetables, lots of fresh fruits, whole grains, mixed nuts, legumes and also the use of extra- virgin olive oil. Fish can be a safe bet but red meat should be avoided. One must also try to avoid processed meat as they tend to make you prone to the risk of cancer.
  4. Immunization: Hepatitis B and HPV or Human papilloma virus vaccines are extremely necessary to protect you against the sexually transmitted types of cancer.
  5. Sun protection: Caring for your skin doesn't arise from vanity. Skin cancer is one of the most prevalent kinds of cancer; the chances of this disease can be restricted by remaining in shade especially during midday, by wearing covered clothes and by using a good sunscreen lotion repeatedly while outside.
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In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Fatty Liver - What To Know About It?

Fatty liver is a condition where excess fat is deposited on this organ. Also called as steatosis, this condition happens when more than 5- 10 percent of the weight of the liver is made up of fat. Fatty liver is a common condition among people. A study from coastal regions of India found ~ 25% of healthy persons had patients had fatty liver on ultrasound. It can occur at all ages including childhood, highest prevalence is in 40–50 year age group. Prevalence more in patient who are obese and in diabetic patients.

Types of Fatty Liver

1 Alcoholic fatty liver: This condition occurs when there is a heavy consumption of alcohol. Gastroenterologists recommend abstention from alcohol for this condition to subside. If the patient continues to consume alcohol, then liver cirrhosis may develop.

2 Non alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL): One may develop a fatty liver even if one is not an alcoholic. The liver in some cases is unable to process the fat in cells causing them to build-up on the organ.

When more than 10% of the liver is made of fat then this condition is called Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver (NAFL).

Non alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH): When fatty liver is associated with inflammation in liver patient is said to be having Non alcoholic steatohepatitis. NASH is a more advanced stage of NAFLD, and has a higher risk of progressing to liver cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). These condition display symptoms like jaundice, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite and abdominal pain. Blood test (LFT) shows raised enzymes level. Approx 5-8% of the Indian population has NASH. Consult a doctor if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.

3 Fatty liver during pregnancy: Occurring mainly in the third trimester, the symptoms of this condition are vomiting, nausea, pain the right part of the abdomen and jaundice.

Symptoms

During the early stages (fatty liver) of the disease, patients usually have no symptoms directly related to liver disease. However, people may experience a vague abdominal discomfort. If their liver is inflamed (NASH) then they may display symptoms of poor appetite, weight loss, pain in the abdomen and disorientation.

What causes fatty liver?

The most common cause of fatty liver is alcoholism. When the human liver is unable to metabolize fat fast enough or when there is an excess accumulation of fat on the liver cells then the liver becomes fatty. However, intake of high-fat foods may not result in a fatty liver.

Predisposing factor:

  1. Diabetes mellitus
  2. Obesity or being overweight
  3. Hyperlipidemia or the condition where there are high levels of fat in the blood
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In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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  1. Microwave Popcorn: Most microwave popcorn bags are lined with c8, also known as Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), which increases the risk of certain cancers such as kidney, testicular, bladder, pancreas and liver cancer notably. Microwave popcorn also contains an artificial or synthetic butter flavoring called diacetyl, which is extremely toxic and obstructs breathing.
  2. Canned Tomatoes: While tomatoes are considered to be cancer fighting foods, their canned counterparts are extremely unhealthy and may cause cancer. This is mainly due to the lining of the cans they are put in, which contains a chemical known as Bisphenol A or BPA that has been proven to elevate the risk of infertility as well as prostate and breast cancer. Due to the high acidic level. BPA leaks from the lining of the cans and penetrates into the fruit. Tomatoes should be cooked fresh or stored in glass jars.
  3. Processed/Grilled Red Meat: Processed meats such as sausages, prosciutto, bacon, pimento loaf, bologna, hot dog, etc., contain various chemicals and preservatives such as sodium nitrate. This is added to make the meat look fresh and appealing, but are, in fact, carcinogenic in nature. Moreover, you should also avoid grilling meat, since it releases a carcinogen known as heterocyclic aromatic amines, which is another dangerous food item that smoked meat contains as it picks up tar from the smoking process. 
  4. Farmed Salmon: It is imperative to avoid farmed salmon because they are fed unnatural diets that are contaminated with carcinogens, antibiotics, chemicals, pesticides and so on. They also harbor sea lice, 30 times greater in amount than wild salmon. High levels of PCBs, cancer causing dioxins, and mercury have been found in them. It is advisable to opt for wild sockeye salmon instead of farmed salmon.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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