Semaglutide Weight Loss Injections
Semaglutide Weight Loss Injections
The FDA has approved weekly Semaglutide injections for chronic weight management, and obese or overweight adults with at least a body mass index (BMI) of 27 and one weight related condition or a BMI of 30 + without any other weight related conditions. This under the skin injection can help you lose up to 2 pounds per week when paired with a reduced calorie diet and increase physical activity. However even without a reduced calorie diet or increased physical activity you can still lose with with Semaglutide.
What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is an FDA approved, weight loss injection. By mimicking a hormone in the body Semaglutide increases insulin secretion while slowing down how fast your stomach empties food. This suppresses your appetite, so you feel full longer, helping you eat less and lose weight.
Semaglutide was initially approved in 2017 at a lower dose to help control blood sugar and type 2 diabetes. People taking Semaglutide for blood sugar control, lose weight as an additional benefit. After studying a higher amount of medication and people without type 2 diabetes, the FDA approved Semaglutide weight loss in qualified adults.
Who is a Candidate for Semaglutide Injections?
To determine whether you are a good candidate for weight loss with Semaglutide injections, the licensed physicians at Living Well Wellness will assess the extent of you being overweight. Adults can use Semaglutide with a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 27 as long as you are experiencing high blood pressure, high cholesterol or type 2 diabetes. If you have a BMI of 30 + you would qualify even without having another weight related condition.
Semaglutide injections should be combined with lifestyle changes, including a healthy diet and exercise. However, these measures are not necessary to lose weight while taking Semaglutide injections.
How Does Semaglutide Work for Weight Loss?
Semaglutide mimics a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) that targets areas in the brain that regulate appetite and food intake. Your digestive track releases this incretin hormone after you have eaten a meal, lowering your blood sugar by triggering insulin released to block blood sugar production. Doing so helps you eat less and lose 1 to 2 pounds per week. And while a reduce calorie meal plan increases the rate at which you lose and keep weight off, dieting is not required to lose weight while taking Semaglutide.
What are the Benefits of Semaglutide Weight Loss Injections?
Semaglutide is the first of its kind as a safe highly effective hormone-based weight loss medication. Some of the benefits associated with Semaglutide include the following:
Lower blood sugar without any increase in hypoglycemia
Reduced body weight, lipids, blood pressure, inflammatory markers, and oxidative stress
Enhanced insulin synthesis and secretion
Reduced glucagon levels in fasting after eating
A promoted sensation of fullness in the brain
Slowed gastric emptying in the intestines to help you feel fuller and for longer
More significant improvement in cardiovascular risk factors associated with obesity.
Are There Any Side Effects?
The FDA studied Semaglutide's safety and efficacy in four 68 week trials. Individuals who received the injections safely lost 6.2% of their initial body weight compared to those who received the placebo. However it is essential to be aware of reported side effects, when determine whether Semaglutide injections suits your weight loss journey.
Gastrointestinal (GI) side effects are most common when taking this medication, especially after increasing the dose. Th most common side effects include the following:
Labwork Needed Before You Can Start Semaglutide Weight Loss Injections:
If you have had labs or an EKG completed within the last 12 months, you can bring in a copy, or sign a release allowing us obtain a copy on your behalf. Before starting our weight loss program our physician may order lab work for you if you have not had lab work completed within the past year. Lab work can either be billed to your insurance or self-paid. The following lab results will need to be completed within one year of your initial appointment:
CBC Lab (Complete Blood Count)
CMP Lab (Comprehensive Metabolic Panel)
TSH Lab (Thyroid)
Please note, you may not qualify if you suffer from hypertension, cardiac illness, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, or if you are pregnant or nursing, as you may not be healthy enough for thistype of treatment.If you do qualify for our Semaglutide weight loss injection program, then we can’t wait to help you on your path to weight loss!
How do you Start Taking Semaglutide Weight Loss Injections and What is the Cost?
The cost of our Semaglutide weight loss injection program is $450 per month. This will include your doctor visits plus the medication and supplies shipped directly to your home. You will then inject the physician prescribed dose at home once weekly as directed by the physician.
To get started with our Semaglutide weight loss injection program we will need to review your lab work and medical history. If you have lab work that has been completed within the last 12 months we can use the results or if you need lab work we can order the labs for you. For your medical history please print, fill out and email back the pdf attachment below or if you prefer you can also arrive a few minutes early for your appointment to fill out the necessary paperwork. Once your lab work is complete or if you already have results please submit the results to Living Well Wellness. Once your lab work is reviewed a representative from Living Well Wellness will give you a call to schedule your first consultation with our US licensed physicians. After your consultation you will be scheduled with a follow up visit and your medication and supplies will be shipped directly to your home.
To learn more about Semaglutide weight loss injections or to book your appointment please call, text or email. We look forward to meeting you soon!