Obesity is a leading cause of death and chronic medical conditions in the United States. If your body mass index (BMI) is at or above 30.0, you're in the danger zone for diabetes and heart disease and at increased risk for other serious health issues.
Semaglutide is a diabetes medication used to control blood sugar. It may also reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and other serious complications of type 2 diabetes or heart or blood vessel disease. It works by increasing the amount of insulin in your bloodstream, reducing the blood sugar levels of a person who has trouble regulating. Though Semaglutide may be used to treat diabetes, it’s not insulin. It’s a medication that can be used to help insulin do its job and lower blood sugar, but most patients are advised to use it as part of a comprehensive approach to treat type 2 diabetes, in conjunction with diet and exercise and any other medication or dietary supplement their doctor has approved.
Originally developed as a treatment for type 2 diabetes, Semaglutide has also found a niche helping people with weight-related medical problems rapidly lose weight. It does this in three ways:
When used for treating obesity, Semaglutide should always be paired with improved diet and a regular healthy exercise program. Subcutaneous Semaglutide, was subjected to four separate placebo controlled trials lasting 68 weeks. The testing showed that medication was more effective than the placebo for weight loss and chronic weight management. For people with weight-related medical problems, Semaglutide can be an effective choice for helping lose weight, advance a successful weight loss program and maintain a healthy body weight for as long as the treatments are given.
The Semaglutide we prescribe also contains vitamin B6 properties. B6 helps control appetite and hunger, particularly by stimulating thyroid function and, in turn, balancing hormones and water retention. B6 may help improve any side effects related to initial intake of Semaglutide, including nausea.
Semaglutide is effective, but it isn’t for everybody. Adults who take it to lose weight should have a BMI greater than 30 or a BMI of 27 and up with one or more weight-related medical problems, such as type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and/or high blood pressure.
You shouldn’t be taking Semaglutide if you’re at risk of developing medullary thyroid cancer or a family history of multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2). Others who should avoid taking Semaglutide include people with a history of severe allergic reactions to the medication or any of the inert ingredients of the solution.