*a consultation is required to ensure you are a candidate for Semaglutide.
WHAT IS SEMAGLUTIDE
Semaglutide is a medicine which is similar to a natural hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). GLP-1 is produced in the body after eating a meal. GLP-1 is an incretin hormone that plays a role in your appetite and digestion. Incretins - hormones released by your small intestine - are sent out by your body after you have eaten a meal to help lower your blood sugar by triggering insulin and blocking other sources of sugar. It also slows down how quickly food leaves your stomach (called gastric emptying). The result of these actions causes you to feel full - lowering your appetite and causing you to lose weight.
How do I know if I am a candidate?
During your consultation, we will review your past medical history and calculate your BMI to determine if you are a candidate.
How does the treatment plan work and when will I start to see results?
Semaglutide will be injected into the abdomen, thigh or arm once a week. This injection can be done in the office or at home (using training materials provided by our Nurse Practitioner). Most will lose weight in weeks 2 or 3 with an average loss of 2-5 pounds a week.
What are the side effects?
Most common side effects are: nausea, vomiting, constipation and fatigue.
Is any weight loss permanent?
No. We do strongly encourage you to continue/start a healthy lifestyle, including diet and exercise to maintain your weight loss.