Semaglutide is a breakthrough treatment for people who struggle with serious, chronic weight management challenges.
The FDA approved semaglutide as a prescription weight loss medication in June of 2021. It is an extremely safe and well-researched substance designed to be used over an extended period of several months or more.
What is Semaglutiude?
Semaglutide is a medication which mimics a hormone that targets areas of the brain that regulate appetite and food intake.
HOW Does It Work?
Semaglutide works by slowing the emptying of food from your stomach so you feel full longer and have less hunger.
How is it dosed?
The medication is a once weekly injection under the skin and the dose is gradually increased over the course of 5 months.
What are the side effects?
There may be some gastrointestinal side effects with the most common being nausea.
Do I qualify?
You must have a BMI greater than or equal to 27 with one of the following co-morbidities:
High Blood Pressure
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Fatty Liver Disease
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
BMI greater than or equal to 30 with no health problems
There are a variety of medications available that include semaglutide.
We will discuss which is best for you at your consultation.
Your dedication to healthy lifestyle choices will be crucial for sustainable, long-term weight management.