Semaglutide GLP-1

Weight Management with Semaglutide

Semaglutide(Generic Ozempic) Shots in Nashville, Hendersonville + Franklin

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Semaglutide Injections

Semaglutide is a medication first used to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes. It is part of a class of drugs known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists. These work by imitating the functions of natural hormones in your body to regulate blood sugar levels.

Semaglutide is injected subcutaneously, typically once a week. It’s not used as a first-line therapy, but may be prescribed when diet and exercise alone aren’t enough to manage blood sugar levels, or if other medications aren’t providing enough control.

Semaglutide is also being studied for potential benefits in weight loss and cardiovascular risk reduction. The medication has been found to slow gastric emptying, which can lead to increased feelings of fullness and therefore help in weight management.

Benefits of Semaglutide

  • Weight Loss
  • Appetite Control
  • Convenience of Dosing
  • Improved Metabolic Parameters
  • Potential Cardiovascular Benefits
  • Supports Healthy Lifestyle Changes

Common Questions

As a GLP-1 receptor agonist, semaglutide enhances the effects of the naturally-occurring hormone GLP-1. In addition to its effects on blood glucose, it also impacts weight via two key mechanisms: It affects the hunger centers in the brain (specifically the hypothalamus), reducing hunger, appetite, and cravings. It also slows the rate of stomach emptying, effectively prolonging fullness and satiety after meals. The end result is decreased hunger, prolonged fullness and ultimately weight loss.

Semaglutide is primarily approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. While weight loss has been observed as a positive side effect in many patients, it is not yet officially approved solely for weight management. However, many doctors prescribe it to be used off-label (which is when a medication is used to help a condition other than its FDA-approved criteria) for weight loss, too.

Qualification is generally approved for use in people with a BMI of 27 or greater, or those who have an accompanying overweight or obesity-related condition, such as high blood pressure or sleep apnea. Please speak to our trained staff for more information on qualification.

The most frequently observed side effects associated with Semaglutide are mild and gastrointestinal in nature, including feelings of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation. It’s likely that some individuals taking Semaglutide may encounter these symptoms at some stage during their therapy. However, these effects should gradually diminish over time.

Yes. Although it is primarily prescribed for those with type 2 diabetes, Semaglutide has been shown to be effective for weight management in non-diabetic individuals as well.

Doses of injectable Semaglutide are generally given once a week.

No, Semaglutide (semaglutide) is not a form of insulin. However, it does help your pancreas to produce more insulin when your blood sugar is high.

Weight loss results will vary from person to person and will depend on various factors including diet, physical activity, and overall health. It’s important to note that Semaglutide is not a magic solution for weight loss and should be used as part of a comprehensive program including a healthy diet and regular exercise.

It’s possible to regain weight if you stop taking Semaglutide and do not continue with lifestyle changes like a healthy diet and regular exercise. You should always discuss changes to your medication regimen with your healthcare provider.

This depends on a variety of factors, including your overall health, the specific medications in question, and the recommendations of your healthcare provider. Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before starting or changing any medication regimen.

Semaglutide is a very safe medication. It has also been shown to reduce major adverse coronary events, including heart attacks and strokes, and also offers a host of other benefits. However, Semaglutide isn’t safe for everyone. According to manufacturer Novo Nordisk, people with the following conditions should avoid using it:

  • Pancreatitis
  • Type-1 diabetes
  • Under 18 years of age
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Pancreas or kidney problems
  • Family history of MTC (medullary thyroid carcinoma)
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2), an endocrine system condition

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