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Semaglutide

As we get older, it becomes harder and harder to stay at our ideal weight. The reason will vary from person to person. It is my goal to get to the root cause of your weight gain so that when you stop the semaglutide, you will be able to maintain the weight loss. 

 

Difficulty losing weight or keeping it off can be due to a number of reasons such as: changes in hormones, hypothyroidism, poor sleep, changes in insulin sensitivity due to a history of a poor diet, stress, alcohol intake, etc.. During this process, I will provide you with suggestions and recommendations to provide you with the best outcome. 

 

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist. It mimics the GLP-1 hormone, released in the gut in response to eating. 

Indication for Use:

Semaglutide is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control for adults with obesity (BMI >30) or overweight (BMI >27) who also have weight-related medical problems to help them lose weight and keep the weight off,

Good Faith Exam:

Prior to initiating treatment with semaglutide, a good faith examination by our MD or mid-level practitioner is required to determine the patient's suitability for the medication.

Administration:

Semaglutide is a once-a-week injection.

Labs:

Prior to initiating treatment, patients need to have their creatinine and HbA1c levels drawn. We can accept any labs drawn within the last 12 months.

Conclusion:

Semaglutide is a medication and should only be used under the supervision of a medical professional. Semaglutide, when used for the proper indications, has been shown to be safe and effective.  

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