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Medicated Weight Loss

Weight Loss

If you’re struggling to lose those extra pounds, you are not alone. Approximately 70 percent of adults in the US are considered overweight or obese. If you’re considering weight loss with Semaglutide, our providers can evaluate your medical history and  determine if thisweight loss program is right for you. Take control of your weight loss journey and reduce your risk of future health complications!

Before its introduction as a highly effective long-term weight management solution, semaglutide (Ozempic) was used to treat type 2 diabetes. Physicians observed that while Ozempic increased insulin production and reduced blood sugar levels, it also produced significant weight loss results. The makers of Ozempic, Novo Nordisk, conducted numerous clinical studies before offering their breakthrough weight loss medication called Wegovy, now FDA-approved for weight management.

Semaglutide is ideal for individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater or adults with a BMI of 27 and at least one complication related to body weight, such as hypertension, insulin resistance, high cholesterol, or heart disease.


What is semaglutide?

Semaglutide is an injectable glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist that’s administered once weekly. It was originally approved in 2017 — at a lower dose under the brand name Ozempic — to help control blood sugar in Type 2 diabetes. People taking Ozempic for blood sugar control also tend to lose weight as an additional benefit. Now, semaglutide (under the brand name Wegovy) is FDA approved for weight loss. Semaglutide is also approved for chronic weight management in adolescents ages 12 and older. Semaglutide should be used in combination with lifestyle changes, including a healthy diet and exercise.

How is semaglutide dosed?

Semaglutide is a once a week injection typically given in your abdomen, upper arm, or thigh. Every four weeks, your dosage may change to enhance your results.  Once you get started on the medication, our doctors will modify your dose weekly depending on the weight loss and the side effects to help you get the best results.

How much weight loss can I expect when taking semaglutide?

Every person has a unique weight loss journey, but you may lose 4-10 pounds per month and up to 50 pounds over six months. Following a healthy diet and administering Semaglutide exactly as directed increases your chance of long-lasting success.

 

What are the benefits of using Semaglutide for weight loss?

When used in combination with healthy lifestyle habits, semaglutide can:

  • Stimulate weight loss
  • Control blood sugar
  • Enhance fat burning
  • Improve fertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Protect your nervous system
  • Reduce appetite
  • Reduce your body fat percentage

Many patients can lose a significant amount of body weight. For individuals that are overweight, it can increase their energy levels, reduce their risk of chronic diseases, and improve disease management.