Being overweight can come with a number of battles and all them can truly have an effect on your mental, physical and emotional health. Do you feel like your doctor, friends and family always have a comment regarding your weight? Is it hard to find clothes that fit and you feel confident in? Do the activities in your daily routine feel like an effort? Like walking up the stairs, doing chores or even playing with your kids? These are just a few things that can have a negative impact on your life.
Since there is really no reset button when it comes to your metabolism, the body just begins to work a little differently after 30. We are here to tell you there is a solution for you. An FDA approved drug to treat chronic Weight Management.
SEMAGLUTIDE, THE NEW WEIGHT-LOSS INJECTABLE
Semaglutide is an FDA approved injectable solution for overweight adults with a BMI of 27 or greater. Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist that is administered once weekly. It plays an important role in controlling your appetite as well as your digestion. It is an incretin hormone and these hormones are released by the small intestine and then sent out to the body after you’ve eaten a meal to help lower your blood sugar. When the blood sugar is decreased this triggers insulin and then other sugar sources are blocked.
The way it works with improving digestion is by slowing down how quickly the food leaves the stomach which is called gastric emptying. With these two actions working together you will get the feeling full quicker and this will lower appetite and cause you to lose weight.
TREAT YOURSELF AT HOME
The way that this injection is administered is after you receive a consultation and instructions from your provider you will then inject yourself once a week. Semaglutide is injected under the skin in your abdomen where there is more fat. The goal of this injectable is to lose 1-2 lbs per week. But it is important to monitor how you feel to make sure you’re on the right dose and also you don’t feel any negative effects such as nausea or vomiting. Doses may need to be adjusted every 2 weeks in order for us to assist you in reaching your weight-loss goals.
Potential side effects to be aware of? Gastrointestinal (GI) side effects tend to happen most frequently when using this medication — the most common being nausea, constipation, and vomiting.You may experience these effects more strongly when your provider raises your dose.
Additional common side effects can include:
How do I deal with nausea or constipation?
small, frequent meals
lower the amount of alcohol you consume
low fat meals
bland diet-bananas, rice, toast
Ginger, Unisom, Vitamin B6 for nausea
LET’S FEEL GOOD ABOUT LOOKING GOOD
If you’re ready to reach your goals this year and feel confident and comfortable in your body again, take back your control. With Semaglutide we can assist you with an effective weight loss plan that will make it easier, quicker and more effective for you to get there without having to deal with any boundaries that are keeping you from your end goals. Stay tuned for our next blog on Body by Images.