Weight loss medication
What is semaglutide?
Semaglutide is the active ingredient in several medications that are used for chronic weight management and to to treat type 2 diabetes.
How does semaglutide work?
Semaglutide mimics the action of a naturally occurring hormone, glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1). The medication targets the areas of the brain that regulate appetite and food intake. Semaglutide can slow digestion and make a person feel full longer.
Does semaglutide work for weight loss?
In one study of 2,000 obese adults, half of participants lost 15% of their body weight after participating in a diet and exercise program and using semaglutide for 68 weeks. Nearly a third lost 20% of their body weight. Those members of the study who only made lifestyle changes lost about 2.4% of their weight.
Is semaglutide right for me?
Most individuals can take semaglutide safely, but the best way to find out whether Ozempic is right for you is to schedule a consultation. Dr. Alouf will review your medical history and goals, and together, you can determine whether semaglutide is the right path for you.
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