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We offer a medically supervised weight loss program using a medication called Semaglutide along with a weight loss plan specially put together to by our medical professionals to help you achieve your weight loss goals while taking Semaglutide.  Healthy eating and exercise is also factored into your plan, to ensure the best results for our patients. We will work with you to keep you on track and motivated to reach your goals.

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Medical Weight Loss Plan FAQ

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is the first FDA-approved drug for chronic weight management in adults with general obesity or overweight since 2014. Semaglutide (Brand name Ozempic) is an injectable medication that, when combined with diet and exercise, helps with blood sugar control. Semaglutide belongs to a class of medications called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonists, which mimic the hormone GLP-1 in your body to lower blood sugar levels after eating.

What is the hormone GLP-1?
Glucagon-like peptide1 (GLP-1) is a hormone that causes enormous effects on the regulation of blood sugar by stimulating glucose-dependent insulin secretion. Insulin is a hormone that promotes sugar uptake by the cells, stores sugar as glycogen, promotes the building of fat, and signals the body to build skeletal muscle. In addition, GLP-1 inhibits glucagon release (which slows down the release of sugar into the blood so that you burn more fat), slows down gastric emptying (makes you feel full), and lowers the desire for food intake (because you feel full).
Is Semaglutide a type of insulin?
No, Semaglutide is not a type of insulin or a substitute for insulin. Semaglutide does stimulate your pancreas to release insulin when glucose (sugar) is present. Because Semaglutide relies upon your body’s own insulin to have this effect, Semaglutide is not used when your pancreas cannot make insulin, such as in patients with type 1 diabetes.
Is Semaglutide a stimulant?
No, Semaglutide is not a stimulant. While other weight loss medications, like phentermine, have stimulating effects that help curb your appetite, Semaglutide works differently (see above).
How does Semaglutide work for weight loss?
GLP-1 agonists like Semaglutide help to control your blood sugar, but people taking them also tend to lose weight. GLP-1, the key hormone involved, slows down how fast your stomach empties food (called gastric emptying). In addition to causing your pancreas to release insulin, Semaglutide also blocks a hormone that causes your liver to release sugar (glucagon). Together, these functions can help you feel less hungry, causing you to eat less food and lose more weight.
Does Semaglutide curb your appetite?
Yes, Semaglutide can help curb your appetite. In addition to slowing gastric emptying to make you feel full for longer, GLP-1 also directly affects how your appetite is regulated.
How long does it take to lose weight on Semaglutide?
With Semaglutide, you will slowly work your way up to the target dose, at which time you will see the most weight loss. It is crucial to remember that weight loss can take time, and you will see the best results when you combine medication with a healthy diet and exercise. Sometimes the medication may not work for you, or you may not be able to tolerate the full dose due to side effects.
Is Semaglutide safe?
Yes. Semaglutide is considered to be safe and effective when used as indicated. But being safe does not mean that there are no risks. Semaglutide also carries a boxed warning about thyroid C-cell tumors occurring in rodents (with unknown risk in humans). Semaglutide should not be used if you or your family have a history of certain thyroid cancers. Semaglutide should not be used in people with type-1 diabetes or a history of pancreatitis. Semaglutide should be used cautiously for people on other blood sugar-lowering medications.
What is the starting dose of Semaglutide for weight loss?
The starting dose of Semoglute for weight loss is 0.25mg/week (first four weeks). The dose is then gradually increased over the next 2 months if tolerated.
Is Semaglutide covered by my insurance?
No. Semaglutide is not covered by insurance for people who are not diabetic type 2. However, you can get this medication as part of our Semaglutide Weight Loss Program.
Where will I buy my Semaglutide?
Once enrolled in our program and evaluated by our board-certified physician, the medication and supplies will be shipped straight to you. The price of the medication is included in the program.
What is the dose of Semaglutide?
All patients start on the lowest dose of Semaglutide at 0.25mgs injected subcutaneously into belly fat every week. The dose will be doubled monthly if tolerated and if needed.
Are there any foods or medications you should avoid while on Semaglutide?

Here are a few things to keep in mind if you are on Semaglutide.

First, you’ll want to limit how much alcohol you drink while taking Semaglutide for weight loss. Alcohol can affect your blood sugar, and there is a risk that it may drop too low in combination with Semaglutide, especially if you are drinking on an empty stomach. Alcohol can irritate your stomach, too. This might make you feel worse, along with some of the GI side effects from the medication.

You’ll also want to exercise caution if taking oral medications. Since Semaglutide slows down gastric emptying, this can impact the amount of oral medication your body absorbs. While trials have not shown this to be significant with Semaglutide, you’ll want to ensure your provider is aware of any other medications you are taking before starting Semaglutide.

What are the known side effects of Semaglutide?
The common side effects of Semaglutide are:
• Nausea
• Vomiting
• Diarrhea
• Stomach pain
• Constipation
Are there any significant health risks associated with using Semaglutide?
Yes. Semaglutide may cause serious side effects, including:
• Prolonged vomiting. Patients on Semaglutide can develop gastroparesis, where the stomach stops moving and patients vomit considerably. This can lead to dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. Stop using Semaglutide and call your healthcare provider if you have been vomiting for more than one day.
• Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). You may feel the pain from your abdomen to your back. Stop using Semaglutide and call your health care provider immediately if you have severe pain in your stomach area (abdomen) that will not go away, with or without vomiting.
• Changes in vision. Tell your healthcare provider if you have changes in vision during treatment with Semaglutide
• Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Your risk for getting low blood sugar may be higher if you use Semaglutide with another medicine that can cause low blood sugar, such as a sulfonylurea or insulin. Signs and symptoms of low blood sugar may include dizziness or lightheadedness, blurred vision, anxiety, irritability or mood changes, sweating, slurred speech, hunger, confusion or drowsiness, shakiness, weakness, headache, fast heartbeat, and feeling jittery.
• Kidney problems (kidney failure). In people with kidney problems, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting may cause a loss of fluids (dehydration), which may cause kidney problems to get worse. You must drink fluids to help reduce your chance of dehydration.
• Serious allergic reactions. Stop using Semaglutide and get medical help immediately if you have any symptoms of a severe allergic reaction, including swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat; problems breathing or swallowing; severe rash or itching; fainting or feeling dizzy; or very rapid heartbeat.

Taking Semaglutide along with Good Diet and Exercise Can Help You To Feel like the Old You!

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While no magic weight loss pill currently exists, available medications can help. However, they should be combined with diet and exercise to get the most benefit and set you up for long-term results.