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Obesity is a severe health issue associated with leading causes of death, including heart disease. Losing just 5% to 10% of body weight reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease in overweight adult patients. When eating right and exercising are not enough to help you lose weight, we are here to help with our medically-supervised weight loss program featuring Semaglutide weight loss injections.
What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is an injectable drug that mimics a hormone in the body to increase insulin secretion while slowing down how fast your stomach empties food. This suppresses your appetite, so you feel full longer, helping you eat less and lose weight.
The Food and Drug Administration already approves Semaglutide as a treatment for Type 2 diabetes. The injection produced moderate weight loss at its weekly dose of 1 milligram, which sparked trials studying the potential benefits of a 2.4 mg dose.
Participants lost an average of 37 pounds when Semaglutide and behavioral interventions, such as increasing exercise and reducing caloric intake, were combined. More than 50% of trial participants lost 15 percent of their body weight, and up to 40% of participants lost 20 percent.
How does Semaglutide cause weight loss?
The FDA has approved weekly Semaglutide injections for adults with a body mass index (or BMI) greater than or equal to 30. Alternatively, you may be a candidate for Semaglutide weight loss if your BMI is 27 and you have at least one of the following weight-related conditions:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Type 2 diabetes
Semaglutide mimics glucagon-like peptide-1 (or GLP-1), a hormone that targets areas in the brain that regulate appetite and food intake. It’s released after you’ve eaten, lowering your blood sugar by triggering insulin release to block sugar production. The effect is that you eat less and lose one to two pounds per week.
Semaglutide weight loss injection benefits
In addition to helping you lose weight, Semaglutide injections have the following benefits:
- Reduced blood sugar without an increase in hypoglycemia
- Lowered body weight, lipids, blood pressure, inflammatory markers, and oxidative stress
- Suppressed appetite
- Increased insulin synthesis and secretion
- Decreased glucagon levels in fasting and after eating
- An enhanced sensation of fullness in the brain when eating
- Reduced gastric emptying in the intestines helps you feel fuller for longer
- More significant improvement in cardiovascular risk factors associated with obesity
Semaglutide helped most recipients lose 10% of their body weight during clinical trials. More than half of them reduced their weight by 15%, the amount that most healthcare professionals claim to minimize the risk of future chronic illnesses.
What can I expect following treatment with Semaglutide?
Dr. Merriman and her staff will medically supervise your weight loss with weekly injections of Semaglutide. This program features a three-month plan which includes the following:
- Lab work
- A thorough consultation with Dr. Merriman
- Weekly full-body scans with STYKU to measure progress and results
After completing all three months of the program, you’ll seamlessly transition into a monthly maintenance program to preserve your impressive weight loss.
STYKU 3D body scanning takes just 35 seconds to extract millions of accurate measurements to reconstruct your body in 3D. While weight scales may not provide the data necessary to acknowledge your weight loss progress, 3D scanning offers precise measurements with less than 1% error.