Lose Weight With This Newly FDA-Approved Weight Loss Treatment.
It’s no secret that obesity is a tremendous problem for American adults, and has been for a while. Research continues to mount, clearly demonstrating the links between obesity and medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer. All of this highlights the fact that you can improve your overall health and reduce the risk of developing these kinds of medical problems if you lose up to 10% of your body fat.
As difficult as it may be to believe, the FDA has found that about 70% of American adults are either overweight or obese. To improve the health of Americans, the FDA has approved the Semaglutide drug to help adults manage their weight. Many people even find that the Semaglutide method is superior to most weight loss drugs.
What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide, the GLP-1 receptor agonist, is an FDA-approved injectable treatment for chronic weight loss programs. Semaglutide may also go by other names, including Ozempic, Rybelsus, and Wegovy. The drug functions by boosting the body’s natural insulin secretion, resulting in appetite suppression and weight loss. Scientific research has shown Semaglutide’s impressive effectiveness across multiple studies.
- Blood sugar-lowering effects without any increase in hypoglycemia
- Reduced body weight, lipids, blood pressure, inflammatory markers, oxidative stress, endothelial dysfunction, and subclinical atherosclerosis
- Suppressed appetite
- Enhanced β-cell proliferation with anti-apoptotic effects on these cells, which induces insulin synthesis
- Enhanced glucose-dependent insulin secretion
- Deescalates out of control glucagon levels, both in fasting and after eating
- Promotes insulin secretion from b cells, while decreasing glucagon secretion in the pancreas
- Promotes a sensation of fullness in the brain
- Slows gastric emptying in the intestines to help feel fuller, longer
- Reduces HbA1c
- Weight loss
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How do Semaglutide Injections work?
Adults with type 2 diabetes who cannot control their blood sugar levels properly with other medications use Semaglutide injections as a supplement to a diet and exercise program. Diabetes type 2 occurs when the body cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood since it does not use insulin properly. Furthermore, Semaglutide injections reduce stroke, heart attack and the risk of death in adults with type 2 diabetes. It does not treat type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis (a serious condition that can occur if high blood sugar is not controlled). Semaglutide injections are not used instead of insulin when treating people with diabetes who need insulin.
To lose weight, Semaglutide injections are used in conjunction with a low-calorie, low-fat diet and exercise program in overweight adults with high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol. Semaglutide injection falls under the category of incretin mimics. By releasing insulin at the right time, the pancreas helps control blood sugar levels. Insulin facilitates the movement of sugar from the blood to the body’s tissues to use it as energy. Injections of Semaglutide also slow the movement of food through the stomach, which may lead to weight loss and appetite reduction.
The complications of diabetes and high blood sugar include heart disease, stroke, nerve damage, kidney problems, and eye problems. By managing diabetes and changing your lifestyle (e.g., diet, exercise, quitting smoking), as well as checking your blood sugar regularly, you can improve your health. You may also be less likely to suffer from a heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, nerve damage (numbness, coldness, or a reduced ability to conceive for men and women), eye problems, such as changes or loss of vision, or gum disease because of diabetes if you use this therapy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Weight loss is different for everyone, which is why Holos MD begins with low dosages. Our specialist may choose to slowly increase your dose depending on your goal, your rate of weight loss, and other factors. The average patient using Semaglutide has lost an average of 12 pounds in 8 weeks (This is not a claim or absolute guarantee. Results from Holos MD patients may vary). We recommend using Semaglutide in combination with a healthy diet and exercise. Should you need assistance in this area, Holos MD can help.
Semaglutide helps to stabilize your blood sugar. While using Semaglutide, patients also lose weight. GLP-1, the key hormone involved, slows gastric emptying, the rate at which your stomach empties food. Semaglutide also blocks the hormone glucagon that causes your liver to release sugar. These aid in appetite control, making you feel less hungry.
It is believed that Semaglutide can help make you feel less hungry and keep you full for longer. It also plays a role in regulating your appetite.
Patients can repeat the Holos MD Medical Weight Loss Program as many times as preferred, under the guidance of a Holos MD specialist. Semaglutide is FDA-approved under a prescription name at a higher dosage for diabetes type 2. At these higher doses, we see more side effects such as nausea, bloating, and constipation. If you are taking the higher dosage for type 2 diabetes, please contact your primary care physician to monitor your dosage.
No, it is not covered by insurance.
Once enrolled in the program and evaluated by our specialist, our wellness administrators will work with you to schedule your weekly consultation at Holos MD (where you’ll receive Semaglutide).
Side effects with Semaglutide are rare. At higher doses, we see more side effects such as nausea, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation.