What is Semaglutide
Semaglutide (Ozempic) is a long-acting analog of a naturally occurring hormone in the body (GLP-1) and was FDA approved in 2021 for the treatment of obesity and well as readily prescribed for the treatment of diabetes since 2017. It is now becoming the leading drug in the weight loss industry due to its ground breaking results.
What is GLP-1?
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (or GLP-1) is a naturally occurring hormone in the body that is secreted in the gut and targets multiple receptors throughout the body related to appetite and hunger.
Who is a candidate for Semaglutide?
Almost anyone who has weight to lose and has had difficulty losing the weight on their own.
Who is NOT a candidate for Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is not recommended for those who have ever had (or have a family history of) a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) or if you (or a member of your family) have an endocrine system condition called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2). Semaglutide is also not recommended for those who have had a serious allergic reaction to Semaglutide or any of the ingredients in semaglutideTM. Semaglutide is not recommended for those with Type I diabetes.
What is the Semaglutide protocol?
The specific protocol will be discussed during your consultation. However, the general construct includes a progressively increasing dosage of a once-a-week subcutaneous injection.
How long is the treatment and what does it include?
The length of treatment depends on the amount of weight you desire to lose.
Will I feel an energy deficit?
No, you should not feel energy deficient while taking Semaglutide. With some patients, they feel less sluggish throughout the day as the blood glucose levels are doing less spiking and falling.
Will I be hungry?
Most patients do not experience issues with uncontrolled hunger. You will find even smaller servings to be completely satisfying and ultimately and very naturally eat less without feeling hunger.
What can I eat?
While a healthy diet is recommended, there are no specific food restrictions.
Can I exercise daily?
Yes, please do! There are no exercise restrictions on this diet program.
What is the knowledge on safety and side-effects of Semaglutide?
There are rarely side effects reported while using Semaglutide for weight loss. The most common reported side effect is light nausea, but dosage adjustments can be made to help reduce those effects throughout treatment. If we must treat persistent nausea, we can always try a little Zofran.
When can I schedule my appointment?
Call/text 720-593-8844 to schedule your consult. This entire program can be done virtually if you are not local to Denver.
Where can I learn more about Semaglutide?
Contact us and we'll tell you more about Semaglutide!