Safely lose weight with Semaglutide (Ozempic) and a Medically Supervised Weight Loss program
Non-Surgical Extreme Weight Loss
Semaglutide is an FDA-approved drug that has been called a “game-changer” when it comes to losing weight. This medication helps people lose a signifcant amount of weight quickly. If you have been trying to lose weight to no avail, then semaglutide, known by brand names Wegovy and Ozempic, is the major breakthrough you ave been waitng for.
In addition to weight loss semaglutide:
- Improves Blood Pressure
- Reduces Hemoglobin A1C and Improves Fasting Blood Sugar
- Lowers Cholesterol and Triglycerides
- Reduces Belly Fat and Waist Measurement
- Reduces Inflammation
- Improves Physical Functioning
- Increases Lean Body Mass Percentage
Semaglutide for Weight Loss: How Does It Work?
Semaglutide is a member of one of the newest classes of medications called GLP-1 agonists. These agonists were initially used to treat Type-2 diabetes, but many patients also lost a significant amount of weight and experienced a lot of other health benefits including a reduction of cardiovascular events such as coronary artery disease and stroke, prevention and regression of Type-2 diabetes. Semaglutide is maximally effective for weight loss at doses that are significantly higher than what is currently recommended for the treatment of Type-2 diabetes.
Semaglutide is marketed under the names of Ozempic™ and Rybelsus™ for the treatment of Type-2 Diabetes. Semaglutide is sold under the name of Wegovy™ for the treatment of obesity and in patients that are overweight who also have other cardiometabolic risk factors such as hypertension, pre-diabetes, Type-2 diabetes, and hyperlipidemia, to name a few. Currently, Wegovy™ is generally not covered by insurance and costs about $1,300 per month. We now offer it to our patients at $600 per month.
Semaglutide is safe and well-tolerated, with minimal side effects. When people do get side effects, they are generally mild and often improve over time. To minimize their occurrence the semaglutide is started at a very low dose and increased gradually over 5 weeks. Studies show that maximal weight loss is achieved at the maximal dose. The most common side effects of semaglutide are gastro-intestinal such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, heartburn, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach, belching, and gas. Fatigue, headache, tiredness, and dizziness are less common.