With the ringing of the new year, do you feel it is time for a healthier version of yourself. Exercise and healthy eating are very essential to being healthy, however many of us have found it difficult and give up too soon in our journey of weight loss. The good news is that medications are now available to help in losing weight.
Obesity is a chronic diease and global public health problem. Obesity can lead to insuline resistance, hypertension and dyslipidemia are associated with complications such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, nonalcoholic fatty lover diease and reduces life expectacy.
What is semaglutide?
Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue that is approved, for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults and for reducing the risk of cardiovascualr events in persons with type 2 diabetes, cardiovascualr disease. Semaglutide has been shown to induce weight loss in persons with type 2 diabetes and in adults with obesity.
Indicated as an adjunct to a reduced caloric diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in adults with an initial body mass index (BMI) of >30kg (obesity) or >27 kg (overweight)
How does Semaglutide Work?
Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists are a class of medications used to treat 2 diabetes. GLP-1 incretin hormone that helps the pancreas release insulin. People with type 2 diabetes have lower levels of incretin hormones, which leads to high blood sugar. Semaglutide helps curb your appetite by making you feel fuller when eating. It delays gastric emptying, so you feel fuller longer.
How do you take Semaglutide?
Semaglutide can be taken orally or via subcutaneous injection
How much can lose with Semaglutide?
Those receiving treatment of semaglutide can expect to lose at least 10%-20% depending on lifestyle and chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea, cardiovascular disease.
What are the side effects of Semaglutide?
With all medications, there are side effects. Semagludtide side effects consists of abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, and other GI symptoms. Semaglutide is constraindicated in a patient with a personal or family history of certain types of thyroid cancer, specifically C-cell tumors such as medullary thyroid cancer or in patients with mutiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes type 2 (MEN 2)
Dr. Ifeoma Ogbonna offers weight loss treatment to assist you in your weight loss journey. If you are looking to lose weight, it is time to schedule your appointment at our Cedar Hill or Austin, Texas location.