What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is an injectable weight loss medication that’s FDA - approved. The ingredient, Semaglutide, helps support sustainable weight loss by suppressing appetite and reducing cravings. Semaglutide is injected into the patients’ upper arm, stomach, or upper leg.
The weight loss treatment mimics GLP-1, a hormone that the gut naturally produces. The hormone helps slow down the emptying of the stomach and promote feelings of fullness.
Which conditions can improve with Semaglutide?
Being overweight or obese is linked to several medical conditions that affect patients’ long-term health and wellness. People may benefit from weight loss management and medications like Semaglutide to improve:
- High cholesterol
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Type 2 diabetes
- Cardiovascular disease
- Sleep apnea
Losing weight may also help boost mood and overall self-esteem. With obesity, some people struggle with depression, which is a mood disorder that causes ongoing feelings of sadness and hopelessness.
What are the benefits of Semaglutide injections?
Semaglutide injections at Fort Wayne Integrative Medicine offer many advantages for weight loss and can help improve patients’ overall health. In clinical trials, Semaglutide injections showed an average loss of 12-18% of people’s initial body weight after 56 weeks*.
The weight loss medication may also help lower people’s blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure levels with regular use*.
Another benefit of the weight loss treatment is convenience. With once-weekly injections, people don’t need to take or maintain any daily medications to stay on the right track with their weight loss plan.
Who's a good candidate for Semaglutide?
In order to qualify for the drug, people must have a body mass index (BMI) of 27 or higher and at least one other weight-related condition like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or Type 2 diabetes. Patients with a BMI of 30 or higher and don’t have related health problems can still have Semaglutide injections.
Feel confident again and lose weight more effectively with Semaglutide. To learn more about Semaglutide injections and how it can help you reach your weight loss goals, call Fort Wayne Integrative Medicine.
*Individual results may vary