If you are reading this, it's reasonable to assume you are wanting to shed unwanted pounds. Perhaps you want to lose weight by a deadline: summer vacation, a wedding, or a class reunion? With thousands of diet fads storming the market each year, you have likely tried a few and became frustrated. A new weight management drug - Semaglutide
- is offering hope and positive results for many individuals who have struggled to achieve results with other diet programs.
In June of 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Semaglutide (sold under the brand name Wegovy) for chronic weight management in adults who are obese or overweight. This under-the-skin injection is the first approved drug for chronic weight management in adults with general obesity since 2014.
What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is an FDA-approved injectable weight loss medication. It was originally developed to help manage type 2 diabetes, but it has since been found to be very effective in helping patients lose weight. It is a once-per-week injectable medication which is administered under the skin in gradual dosages.
How Does Semaglutide Work?
Semaglutide stimulates activity in the areas of the brain involved in appetite regulation to reduce feelings of hunger. It delays stomach emptying - slows down the motility of the gastrointestinal tract. Semaglutide keeps food in your stomach for longer than usual, resulting in feelings of fullness and satisfaction with smaller meal sizes. You eat less, feel full, and lose weight!
How Effective is Semaglutide? The largest Semaglutide clinical trial (New England Journal of Medicine) revealed an average reduction of 15% of initial body weight for trial participants. More than one-third of participants receiving semaglutide lost more than 20% of their weight. The trial included 1,961 adults located in 16 countries.
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How Long Until Results?
With weight loss, everyone wants immediate results. There is no one single answer regarding results for every case, but many people lose weight within the first week of using Semaglutide. Dosages start small to gently introduce the medication to the body and minimize side effects. Gradual increases are applied to reduce hunger and promote weight loss.
As with any weight loss program, it is possible to over-eat and negate the benefits of the medication. Combining Semaglutide with healthy dietary and exercise lifestyle changes is key to achieving significant results.
How is it Administered?
Semaglutide is injected just under the skin (subcutaneously) with a very small needle in the abdomen, upper arm, or thigh. You will self-administer the medication once per week, on the same day each week. Our clinicians will teach you how to properly and safely administer the medication.
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Ready to see if Semaglutide is right for you? Call, email, or text us today (864)-630-8850. Our caring and compassionate nurse practitioners are happy to discuss your weight loss goals and develop and plan that suits your specific needs.