Weight Loss with FDA-approved Semaglutide in Lewisville TX, Sherman Oaks CA, Irvine CA, and Nashville TN
Semaglutide, a new peptide for weight loss, can help you control your food cravings and hunger. In addition to a reduced calorie diet and increased physical exercise, the FDA-approved semaglutide injection for chronic weight control in individuals who are obese or overweight and have at least one weight-related disease (such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol). Visit our experienced doctors today to improve your quality of life. For more information, contact us or request an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Irvine CA, Nashville TN, Sherman Oaks CA, and Lewisville TX.
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Semaglutide, which is known commercially as Wegovy, is an appetite suppressant that is primarily used to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity, as indicated and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Semaglutide can also be used to lower the risks of heart attack and stroke in individuals who have heart disease. In this article, you can learn more about how semaglutide can help with weight loss and weight management.
Semaglutide helps with weight management and weight loss by suppressing your appetite. As an appetite suppressant, semaglutide makes it so you experience fewer cravings and can eat smaller portions easier. Appetite suppressants control hunger pangs and make you feel full faster while eating less food, causing you to consume fewer calories and lose weight over time. This particular appetite suppressant is only available with a doctor’s prescription and works best when you take semaglutide while also being committed to a strong diet and exercise routine.
It takes some time to lose weight with semaglutide, as most patients notice the effects of semaglutide therapy around 4 weeks of treatment. With semaglutide therapy, there is a titration period of approximately eight weeks.
Titration refers to a gradual increase in dosage with a particular medication to allow the body time to get used to the medication until the target dose has been reached. The main goal of titration is to limit the side effects of a particular medication. However, this means that the effects of treatment will be minimal until the target dose is reached and the titration period ends. With that in mind, you likely won’t notice any effects of semaglutide therapy during the eight-week titration period.
Once the target therapeutic dose is reached, it will still take a couple of weeks for you to notice the results. With that being said, once you start noticing results, you should notice consistent and controlled weight loss results for the remainder of the treatment. Your results will be more successful if you pair semaglutide therapy with consistent exercise and a healthy diet.
When inside the body, semaglutide works as a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. GLP-1 is a protein molecule that your body naturally makes that is produced inside the intestine and decreases blood sugar and regulates your appetite. The medication used in semaglutide therapy modifies this protein slightly so that it lasts in your body for weeks instead of minutes.
Some things that semaglutide therapy does to the body once you take it to include:
• Delayed stomach emptying, leading to a feeling of fullness and satiated hunger from smaller portion sizes
• Lowered blood sugars through the reduction of sugar production in the liver
• Slowed gastrointestinal (GI) motility, which refers to the movement of food through your GI system, involving your throat, esophagus, stomach, and intestines
• Improves insulin sensitivity, helping our body use blood sugar more efficiently rather than storing it as fat
Semaglutide is typically administered via injection under the skin of your stomach, thighs, or upper arm. When administered this way, semaglutide goes directly into your bloodstream and mimics the activity of our natural hormones, affecting our hormones in much the same way.
We’re proud to provide semaglutide therapy at American Male Medical! If you want to find out more information about this weight loss treatment option or want to schedule a consultation with one of our weight loss specialists, you can do so through our website or by giving us a call. We have convenient locations to serve you in Irvine CA, Nashville TN, Sherman Oaks CA, and Lewisville TX. We serve patients from Lewisville TX, DFW TX, Carrollton TX, Flower Mound TX, Sherman Oaks CA, Burbank CA, Glendale CA, Los Angeles CA, Irvine CA, Tustin CA, Nashville TN, Brentwood TN, and Oak Hill TN.