The first mechanism of action is delayed gastric emptying of the stomach, which allows for smaller portion sizes of meals and greater satiety after eating.
The second mechanism of action is decreasing the amount of ghrelin, which is our hunger hormone that is released from the fundus of the stomach and sent to our brain to tell us that we are hungry. With decreased levels of hunger hormone, we have less cravings, head hunger, and better control over what we eat and how much we eat.
The third mechanism of action is the activation of the c-cells on the thyroid that communicate with the beta-cells of the pancreas to release more insulin. This medication does not make us necessarily create more insulin than we already do, creating a baseline; however, it allows for more of the insulin to be pushed out of the pancreas to allow us to have better control of our blood glucose levels. When we have better control of our blood glucose levels, the body’s metabolism is able to focus on burning excess body weight after it breaks down our daily food intake.
This class of GLP-1 medications has been FDA-approved for both diabetes and weight loss in those with a body mass index (BMI) over 27. It has been shown to reduce weight, decrease insulin and blood sugar spikes, improve cholesterol, improve blood pressure, improve side effects of inflammatory diseases, decrease overall heart attack and stroke risk, improve non-alcoholic fatty liver, and improve hormonal imbalances.
Semaglutide and Tirzepatide are both once-a-week subcutaneous injections administered by our staff in the office or by yourself into the arm, thigh, or abdomen.
The doctor-prescribed, all-natural, weekly treatment is a custom-blended medication that is individually formulated for each patient called Semaglutide or GLP-1. Every time we eat, a specific hormone is automatically released in our body that gives a feeling of fullness. The medicine targets the brain and mimics that full feeling, plus reduces appetite, slows stomach emptying and ultimately decreases your caloric intake.
Your body also has a “set point” which is the number on the scale your weight normally hovers around. The treatment plan creates a new, lower set point after you lose your weight goal amount and ongoing healthy habits will keep the weight off permanently.
Imagine not having to fight hunger pangs that can throw you off your diet and back on the weight-gain wagon. Imagine a better, healthier life and a positive impact on your overall well being. You can achieve that dream with permanent results and go BEYOND your weight loss goals to a healthier, happier you!
So many Americans struggle to achieve weight loss success, with the existing programs and methods out there.
After all, 70% of Americans are currently overweight – with one-third of those being obese!
On June 4, 2021, FDA approval was granted for the first new class of weight-loss medications, Semaglutide or GLP-1. This new medication has shown such great results for chronic weight management in adults with obesity or overweight with at least one weight-related condition (such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol), for use in addition to a reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity.
Results do vary, but in a 68-week medical study of 1,961 adults living with obesity or excess weight with a related medical problem, adults lost ~35 lbs (or ~15% body weight). People taking placebo lost an average of 6 lbs (or ~2.5% body weight). The average starting weight for both groups was ~232 lbs.a
aResults are from a 68-week medical study of adults with obesity (BMI ≥30) and adults with excess weight (BMI ≥27) who also had weight-related medical problems including high blood pressure or high cholesterol. People with type 2 diabetes were excluded. Both groups were instructed to take the medicine along with a reduced-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity. 7% of people taking Wegovy™ (92 people) left the medical study due to side effects, compared to 3.1% of people taking placebo (20 people).
There is no set time for you to begin seeing results because people respond to medicine differently. Ask your health care provider about what a realistic expectation is for you.
The side effects that you may experience may include: nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, stomach (abdomen) pain, headache, tiredness (fatigue), upset stomach, dizziness, feeling bloated, belching, gas, stomach flu, and heartburn.
If you are having any side effects that are bothersome, tell your health care provider.
For sure! When traveling by air it’s recommended to carry your pen in your carry-on as it may freeze in the baggage compartment below the plane. Check with your airline to see if they have specific baggage rules.
Yes, it’s recommended that you take it on the same day every week at the most convenient time for you.
You can change the day of the week you take it as long as your last dose was given 2 or more days before.
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Don’t worry if you miss a dose and the next scheduled dose is more than 2 days away (48 hours), take the missed dose as soon as possible.
If you miss a dose and the next scheduled dose is less than 2 days away, don’t administer the dose. Wait until your next scheduled dose.
If you miss doses for more than 2 weeks, call your health care provider to talk about how to restart your treatment. You can take your next dose on the regularly scheduled day.
That is up to you, you can take your medicine with or without food.