Semaglutide (glp-1) Injections for Weight Loss
Semaglutide is a glp-1 or glucagon-like peptide (known as Ozempic). It is used as a weight loss medication, available only by prescription and is a weekly injection under the skin (subcutaneous injection).Ozempic Weight Loss Injection in Scottsdale was approved by the FDA in 2021 for the treatment of overweight and obesity
. Semaglutide may not work for everyone, but when it is successful, patients have been losing 15% of their body weight. So if you weigh 200 pounds, you can lose 30lbs.
So How does Semaglutide work?
Semaglutide works by helping you feel full sooner and ultimately reduces the desire to eat more. Semaglutide is the first extremely effective hormone based weight loss medication to treat being overweight or obesity. The hormone mimics a peptide called glucagon (GLP-1), that is secreted in the gut that effects the body and brain, telling you that “Im full”.
Ozempic Semaglutide for Weight Loss can also affect gastric emptying at first. This is seen initially with taking the medication, usually occurring in the first weeks, wanes with time.
The primary cause of weight loss is thru appetite reduction, from the feed back to the brain, telling the body it's full.
What is Semglutime?
Semaglutide is a GLP-1 peptide like medications. These type of medications have been used for over a decade in treating type 2 diabetes. They found type 2 diabetics secrete less GLP-1 than normal individual. This creates a cycle of eating when they should be full and worsening there diabetes. It is believed that obese/overweight individuals suffer from the same condition and is why they struggle losing weight. So giving them the GLP medication helps them feel full, resulting in eating less.
Studies that show Semaglutide works
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, showed an average of 12.5% weight loss and over half lost 20% of their body weight.
See article link: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2032183
This study was published in the Journal of Diabetes Metabolism Disorders. Semaglutide showed excellent results with improving blood sugar and body weight.