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Semaglutide for weight loss
Semaglutide is a once a week injection medication that was initially developed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. However, it has also shown promise as a weight loss medication in recent studies. The brand name for the weight loss formulation of semaglutide is "Ozempic" or "Wegovy." Semaglutide belongs to a class of medications called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists. It works by mimicking the effects of a hormone called GLP-1, which helps regulate blood sugar levels and appetite. By activating the GLP-1 receptors, semaglutide can reduce hunger, increase feelings of fullness, and slow down the emptying of the stomach.
In clinical trials, semaglutide has demonstrated significant weight loss effects. In one study called the STEP trial, participants who took semaglutide along with lifestyle interventions achieved greater weight loss compared to those who received a placebo. On average, participants taking semaglutide lost around 15% of their body weight. It's important to note that semaglutide should be used under the supervision of a healthcare professional and is currently approved for weight management
Like any medication, semaglutide can have side effects. The most common side effects reported in clinical trials include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal pain. These side effects are generally mild and tend to improve over time.
If you're interested in semaglutide for weight loss, we can assess whether it is a suitable option for you and provide guidance on the appropriate dosage and monitoring. It's important to remember that weight loss medications should be used as part of a comprehensive approach to weight management, which includes a healthy diet, regular exercise, and lifestyle modifications. Our program is $595 for the first 2 1/2 months which includes drug supply, then approximately $450-$550 a month which includes drug supply & medical monitoring (Great savings when compared to $1000-1200+ for the drug alone when not covered by insurance)
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