What Are the Benefits of Semaglutide?
According to the CDC, obesity is a common, serious, and costly chronic disease in adults and children. The CDC’s Overweight and Obesity efforts are centered on policy and environmental strategies that make healthy eating and active living accessible and affordable to all. When combined with lifestyle changes, semaglutide can help obese patients lose weight and improve their health outcomes in the long and short term. Semaglutide is available at Sculpted Medical Spa. Visit our experienced providers to achieve your weight loss goals. Contact us or book your appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Midwest City, Midtown, and North OKC.
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FDA-approved brands of Wegovy and Ozempic contain semaglutide to treat overweight individuals with a higher BMI. Injections and tablets are available, making them suitable for weight loss by diabetics and non-diabetics alike.
The dose of semaglutide used for weight loss is 2.4 mg weekly, while the dose used for diabetes is 0.5-2 mg weekly.
The effectiveness of injectable semaglutide for weight loss was tested in a clinical trial. This study examined whether semaglutide injection can assist obese patients with weight loss, and the results were overwhelmingly positive. A significant amount of weight was lost by the first group that received Semaglutide injections compared to the placebo group. In the Semaglutide group, weight loss averaged 14.9% (37.27 pounds with a baseline weight of 250 pounds), while in the placebo group, weight loss averaged over 2.4%.
When combined with lifestyle changes, semaglutide can help obese patients lose weight and improve their health outcomes in the long and short term.
In addition to being a GLP-1 receptor agonist, semaglutide is part of a class of medications known as glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists. Insulin secretion is increased, which is good for people with diabetes. It suppresses appetite at higher doses by acting on brain centers. The use of this medication should be accompanied by lifestyle changes. The purpose of this medicine is to help patients stick to a diet that is low in calories. It is always necessary to change your lifestyle along with taking medicine when you are obese.
Weight loss is believed to be induced by some specific functions of semaglutide, despite its exact mechanism of action is unclear. One of the less obvious but very beneficial effects of semaglutide is its effect on the brain. You can think of semaglutide as a thermostat that controls more than the body’s temperature, which is located in the hypothalamus.
Besides regulating mood and blood pressure, the hypothalamus also affects sleep and even sex drive. The hypothalamus also controls the sensations of hunger and fullness, which are essential for weight loss.
Our sense of fullness is prolonged when we take semaglutide, which alters our food-reward system. We frequently hear from patients who take this medication that they no longer crave unhealthy foods. Low-fat and healthier options are easier to choose from.
Last but not least, semaglutide slows down gastrointestinal motility. By keeping the food in your stomach for longer than usual, semaglutide keeps you full for longer periods of time.
How long semaglutide takes to work will vary patient-to-patient. However, if used alongside appropriate lifestyle changes it is possible to see some weight loss during the first week of usage. When using semaglutide individuals are often given a lower dose to start which is scaled up over time. It is important to remember that each patient’s weight loss journey is unique but semaglutide tends to be highly effective.
In spite of the fact that weight loss medications have been around for decades, many of them are only modestly effective or are even harmful due to their amphetamine content and other potentially harmful ingredients. A new generation of safe, effective hormone-based weight loss medications is now available with semaglutide, the first of its kind.
More than half of those taking semaglutide reduced their body weight by at least 15 percent during a clinical trial. Almost all healthcare professionals agree that losing 15% of your body weight can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses in the future.
Additionally, participants taking semaglutide had greater improvements in cardiovascular risk factors like BMI, waist circumference, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels than those taking placebos.
Semaglutide is available at Sculpted Medical Spa. Contact us or book your appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Midwest City, Midtown, and North OKC. We serve patients from Midtown OKC, North OKC, Midwest City OK, Flynn OK, Choctaw OK, Lake Aluma OK, Lillard Park OK, and surrounding areas.