The Benefits Of Semaglutide For Weight Loss

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If you’re searching for a long-lasting way to lose weight that is proven more effective than diet and exercise alone, Semaglutide may be the answer.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved semaglutide (also called Wegovy or Ozempic) for not only the treatment of diabetes but for the treatment of obesity as well. There are many benefits when you use Semaglutide. 

Semaglutide: What is it?

Semaglutide helps to regulate insulin, which also helps to control appetite. The body feels full after eating a small meal because Semaglutide is a glucagon like peptide-1 glp-1, which is a glp-1 receptor agonist and stimulates the GLP-1 receptors in the brain. When you feel full, you eat less. 

By increasing the body’s sensitivity to insulin, fat levels are reduced in the body while blood sugar levels are controlled. This is the first drug the FDA has approved since 2014 for the chronic weight management of overweight and obese adults.

Reasons to consider semaglutide for weight loss.

1. Patients lose weight safely and gradually.

Semaglutide reduces cravings and hunger and lowers your appetite by slowing down your digestion. This makes it easier to stick to a low-calorie diet and stick to proper food portions. It also results in safe and gradual weight loss by reducing the body’s stored fat. Physical activity becomes easier as you gradually lose the weight.

2. Patients keep the weight off long term.

Sustaining weight loss is promoted by allowing you to maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet.

3. Improved metabolic health.

The risk of developing type 2 diabetes is reduced in addition to weight loss because the body can use insulin and reduce inflammation and cholesterol levels.  

4. Generally well-tolerated.

Most patients have minimal side effects. Some of the common side effects include headache, nausea, and constipation. These are generally mild and often can be managed with lifestyle modifications.

5. Patients find it easy to use – just one weekly injection. 

The semaglutide injection is easy to use and must only be taken once a week, making it a convenient option for patients with a busy lifestyle. Additionally, semaglutide is more effective than other chronic weight management medications that require daily dosing. 

The Solution for Weight Management

For patients who struggle with chronic weight management for a long time, semaglutide may be the solution. This FDA-approved medication helps reduce appetite and slow digestion and allows patients to maintain a healthy diet—safe and gradual weight loss results.  

Semaglutide for Weight Loss at Mentor Plastic Surgery & Med Spa offers semaglutide injections at our clinic in Concord, OH. Dr. Paul Vanek is a board-certified, experienced physician who will assist you in determining whether semaglutide is the right solution for your weight loss efforts and provide support and counseling throughout the entire process. To learn more about semaglutide for weight loss or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Vanek, call us today at (440) 205-5750.

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