Semaglutide also known as Hollywood’s “Miracle Drug” will help you to reach your weight loss goals in a safe and effective way. Semaglutide is FDA approved and it is the future of wellness and weight loss - available by prescription only.
This medication was initially developed to treat type 2 diabetes and is the first drug treatment to be FDA approved for weight management since 2014. This medication can help balance out hormones like insulin which helps to curb appetite and allow people to shed pounds. Previous research found that patients taking the drug lost 15-20% of their body weight over 68 weeks compared to 2.4% in patients taking the placebo.
-GLP-1s are clinically proven to reduce inflammation markers; leading to decreased inflammatory response and oxidative stress.
-Reduces lipid accumulation in the liver , improving liver fibrosis
-Stimulates insulin secretion
-Delays stomach emptying
-Slows intestinal motility
-Significant appetite reduction
- Reduces the risk of future cardiovascular events; in people who have type 2 diabetes with existing cardiovascular disease.
It is effective in long-term weight loss and changes your relationship with food by inhibiting your cravings for sweet and a fatty foods.
This medication is injected weekly and can by done in office or in the comfort of your own home with monthly check-ins.
GLP-1s are FDA-approved, clinically-tested, stimulant-free and non-habit forming. Not only are they safe but research shows that they are the most effective medications for sustainable weight loss especially when combined with lifestyle changes. GLP-1s are generally very well tolerated with limited side effects. Many individuals don’t have any side effects at all; however for those who do nausea is the most common and this typically resolves over the first few weeks. In the most recent clinical trials at the highest dose less than 5% of people discontinued GLP-1 medications because of side effects.
Semaglutide has a boxed warning (the strictest warning) from the FDA about a risk of thyroid C-cell tumors. This is because animal studies found that rodents developed thyroid tumors when exposed to GLP-1 agonists. However human studies have yet to confirm this risk.
You shouldn’t take semaglutide if you or your family have a history of medullary thyroid cancer or multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) type 2. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you notice signs or symptoms of thyroid cancer. These include a lump in your neck or jaw pain.
Along with its needed effects a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them.
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
1. Simply schedule a consultation online. Select "Vitamin/Weight Loss Therapy" under the services tab. Then select "Semaglutide Consult" to book your appointment.
2. After a comprehensive exam we will then determine if you are a candidate.
3. You will then see us once a week for injections. At home self-administarrtion injections can also be discussed.
4. You will see us once a month for a check-in on your progress and increase in dosage.