Semaglutide for Weight Loss
Semaglutide is a medication that is administered via injection and is used to manage type 2 diabetes. This medication works by mimicking the action of a hormone in the body called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which is responsible for regulating blood sugar levels.
In addition to its blood sugar-lowering effects, semaglutide injections have been shown to help with weight loss. Semaglutide injections have been approved by the FDA as a weight loss treatment for individuals who are overweight or obese and have at least one weight-related condition such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes. The medication is prescribed in combination with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.
The mechanism of action for weight loss with semaglutide injections involves suppressing appetite and promoting feelings of fullness. The medication works by activating receptors in the brain that regulate appetite and food intake. By reducing hunger and increasing feelings of fullness, semaglutide injections can help individuals to consume fewer calories and achieve weight loss.
Studies have shown that individuals who take semaglutide injections for weight loss can expect to lose an average of 15% of their body weight over the course of a year. This weight loss can lead to significant improvements in overall health, including a reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and other weight-related conditions.
Semaglutide injections are typically administered once a week and can be self-administered at home. The medication is generally well-tolerated, with the most common side effects being nausea and vomiting.
If you are interested in using semaglutide injections for weight loss, schedule a consultation with one of our providers to determine if it is a safe and appropriate treatment option for you.
After a thorough history and physical, if you are deemed an appropriate candidate, we will administer the first dose of the medication in our office and teach you how to self-administer weekly injections at home. We will prescribe Semaglutide. You will have monthly follow-ups (either in person or virtual) to monitor your weight loss and symptoms.Book Appointment!
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