Weight Loss

Semaglutide is a revolutionary weight loss treatment.

Approved by the FDA, it works by reducing constant food cravings and providing a sense of fullness throughout the day. Most patients can lose up to 15% over their body weight, with many patients losing much more, and studies have shown that patients continue to lose weight even after being on treatment for over a year. In addition to aiding in weight loss, Semaglutide has been shown to significantly reduce cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke. The treatment is painless, requiring only a once-weekly subcutaneous injection, and works by mimicking GLP-1, the major hormone involved in slowing down hunger pathways in the brain. Overall, Semaglutide offers a promising new option for those struggling with weight loss.

Semaglutide FAQ

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is an FDA approved medication used for weight loss. It works by mimicking the actions of a hormone called GLP-1 which is naturally released from your GI system after you have had a meal and telling your brain that you are full.
Common side effects include nausea, constipation, diarrhea and abdominal discomfort. These are usually mild and diminish as a patient continues on the medication.
Semaglutide is administered through a painless subcutaneous injection, typically once a week.
Weight loss results vary, but some patients may start seeing results within a few weeks of treatment. Optimal results are often observed over a period of months.
Everyone’s individual goals may vary, but semaglutide is best used as part of a long-term treatment plan for weight loss. Ideally, we would like to see our patients maintain their goal weight for at least six months before stopping treatment, however there are no contraindications to starting/stopping treatment as needed.
Because semaglutide starts at a small dose that increases over a period of several months, most patients will lose the majority of their weight later in treatment. The good news is that unlike weight loss interventions we have had in the past, many patients will continue to lose weight on semaglutide even after a year of treatment.

When considering Semaglutide for weight loss, it’s important to be aware of specific contraindications. Our clinic emphasizes patient safety and thorough evaluation before starting any treatment. Here are the key contraindications:  

– History of Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma or Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndrome Type 2

– Pregnancy

– Severe Gastrointestinal Disease

– Severe Renal Impairment or End-Stage Renal Disease

– Hypersensitivity to Semaglutide

To begin Semaglutide treatment, schedule a consultation with our medical weight loss experts for an evaluation and personalized treatment plan. 

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