Semaglutide is a new weight loss medication that is considered a “game changer” in the medical weight loss community. It offers a sustainable way to manage weight by making you feel fuller longer. It can help you safely lose a significant amount of weight and keep it off much longer than any other weight loss medication on the market.
What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist medication that is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It works by increasing feelings of fullness and reducing hunger, leading to a decrease in food intake and therefore weight loss.
Additionally, Semaglutide also affects metabolism by decreasing glucose production in the liver and increasing insulin sensitivity, which can also contribute to weight loss.Semaglutide (also known by brand names Wegovy® or Ozempic®) is a weight loss injection that works by reducing your appetite. FDA-approved semaglutide as a weight loss medication in 2021, it has been gaining popularity due to how safe and effective it is at helping people lose weight without the challenges of hunger or restrictive dieting.
How does Semaglutide work?
You’ll give yourself the injection once a week, on the same day each week, and you can take it with or without food. Semaglutide is typically injected just under the skin (subcutaneously) in your abdomen, upper arm, or thigh. Avoid injecting the medication into the same spot every time — change your injection site with each dose. But injecting in the same body area (e.g., thigh) is OK as long as you’re rotating sites within the area each time.
Since semaglutide slows down how quickly food leaves your stomach, you may experience side effects like nausea and vomiting. Once you get started on the medication, your healthcare provider will slowly increase your dosage every 4 weeks. This can help make these effects more manageable. The target dose for both adolescents and adults is 2.4 mg once weekly.
– Weight Loss
– May improve Blood Pressure
– May improve cholesterol
– Improves Blood Sugar
During your initial visit, one of our medical professionals will conduct a comprehensive health assessment, a body composition analysis and discuss your weight loss goals.
Based on your initial health assessment, your provider will create a personalized semaglutide weight loss program for you. This includes weight loss medicine, diet and exercise recommendations that fit your lifestyle and physical abilities. Our programs are designed to optimize your success.
Our semaglutide weight loss program consists of weekly semaglutide and M1C+B12 injections that can be taken at home.
Every 4 weeks, you will receive a follow up visit to monitor your progress and optimize your treatment.
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Semaglutide is a safe and effective way to lose weight and keep it off. Our men’s health
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