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.
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Semaglutide is a type of medication called a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist, which mimics the hormone GLP-1 that the body naturally produces. The breakthrough weight loss solution lowers blood sugar levels after meals. It regulates blood sugar by stimulating glucose-dependent insulin secretion.
Semaglutide slows down the release of sugar into your blood, so your body burns more fat. It also delays stomach emptying, leaving you feeling fuller longer and limiting your overall calorie consumption.
Several clinical studies show that weekly Semaglutide injections are highly effective at promoting weight loss. In one study, individuals treated with Semaglutide lost an average of 9-13 percent of their body weight over the course of a year.
Semaglutide is safe under medical supervision, producing far fewer side effects than most other weight loss medications. Some individuals report gastrointestinal upset, including nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, or constipation. To avoid these side effects, we add vitamin B6 to your treatment. We also start you off at a low dosage of Semaglutide and slowly increase it over time until we reach the ideal dosage for weight loss.
If you have type-1 diabetes or pancreatitis or if you or a family member have a history of thyroid cancer, we may recommend other weight loss solutions. Make sure to let us know about any health concerns to determine whether Semaglutide is suitable for you.
Semaglutide is a diabetes medication used to control blood sugar. It may also reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and other serious complications of type 2 diabetes or heart or blood vessel disease. It works by increasing the amount of insulin in your bloodstream, reducing the blood sugar levels of a person who has trouble regulating. Though semaglutide may be used to treat diabetes, it’s not insulin. It’s a medication that can be used to help insulin do its job and lower blood sugar, but most patients are advised to use it as part of a comprehensive approach to treat type 2 diabetes, in conjunction with diet and exercise and any other medication or dietary supplement their doctor has approved.
If you’re taking semaglutide for chronic weight management, you can expect to see some results by the end of the first month, though the low initial doses of this drug treatment mean the initial results will be subtle and only appear a few weeks in. Larger amounts of excess weight come off in subsequent weeks, with the peak weight loss happening between weeks 8-28.
The FDA approved using semaglutide as an adjunct for weight management in adults without diabetes, but only under a doctor’s supervision and as part of a larger plan to treat obesity. When used in conjunction with evidence-based lifestyle interventions, such as improved diet and exercise, semaglutide injections can help treat obesity.
Semaglutide is only available with a medical provider’s prescription. Because of the risk of side effects or interactions with other prescription drugs and herbal products, you’ll need to check in with a practitioner on a regular basis as long as you’re using semaglutide as a weight loss medication.