Do you ever feel like, no matter how hard you try, nothing is really working to help you shed the extra pounds? You’re not alone. Obesity has become a global problem – but don’t despair! We have some good news for you. Recent breakthroughs in medical science offer hope with a potential new drug therapy: semaglutide.
In this blog post, we will discuss what makes this drug so unique and what it can do for your weight loss goals together with the risks you need to know as well. Read on to find out more about why semaglutide might be just the answer that could finally get your health back on track!
Semaglutide therapy is a form of incretin therapy. Incretins are hormones released from the gut in response to food intake that help regulate glucose levels and insulin production. The drug works by mimicking the action of naturally-occurring incretins, stimulating GLP1 receptors and increasing the release of insulin. Clinical trials have shown that semaglutide can cause significant weight loss when used as part of an overall healthy lifestyle and weight management program. In one study published in Endocrine Practice in July 2020, participants who were given semaglutide achieved greater weight loss than those taking other drugs or a placebo over a 10-week period – up to 6 kgs!
Semaglutide therapy is typically prescribed for a period of 16 weeks. During this time, individuals are expected to take 1.5mg or 3mg once daily, depending on the severity of their obesity and whether they have type 2 diabetes or not. After the initial 16-week period, semaglutide treatment may be continued if weight loss goals have been met. If further support is needed during weight maintenance, your doctor may prescribe lower doses over a longer period of time (e.g., 0.75 mg once weekly).
When compared to traditional obesity medications such as Orlistat, semaglutide has a number of advantages. It is non-systemic, meaning its effects are more localized and it does not affect the entire body. Its common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, constipation and dizziness. However, there are some risks associated with its use. The most serious potential side effect of semaglutide is pancreatitis. Although this is rare, it can be a serious condition that requires immediate medical attention. Other possible risks include low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and allergic reactions such as hives, difficulty breathing or swelling of the face, lips, or throat. It’s important to talk to your doctor about all of the potential risks before starting treatment. Additionally, semaglutide may interact with other medications and supplements; always consult your healthcare provider prior to taking any new drugs or supplements.
So if you’ve been looking for an effective weight loss solution that fits into your lifestyle, semaglutide therapy may be just what you need! If you are struggling to lose weight, contact us today at Property Internal Medicine and we will help get you started on a treatment plan that includes semaglutide injections. This new injection has shown great promise in helping people finally lose the weight they have been struggling with for years. So don’t wait, call us today and let us help you achieve your goals!