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FAQs: Semaglutide for weight loss

Sold under the brand names Ozempic®, Rybelsus®, and Wegovy®, semaglutide has been getting considerable attention in media and celebrity circles for its weight management prowess. However, like all medications, it isn’t for everyone. It is just one of the many tools that should be in a patient’s toolbox to combat obesity, a risk factor for life-altering medical conditions, especially Type 2 diabetes.

You can trust the high level of expertise at Manhattan Medspa in New York City. Our providers are eager to provide reliable answers to your frequently asked questions about semaglutide as an effective weight loss tool.

What is semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a class of medications known as GLP-1 RAs, which stands for “Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists.”

How does semaglutide work?

As a GLP-1 RA, it “mimics” the eponymous hormone. The gut produces GLP-1 as a response to food. It functions to trigger the production of insulin. As more insulin is produced, glucose or blood sugar decreases. Due to this function, semaglutide has been prescribed for the control of Type 2 diabetes for more than 15 years.

How does semaglutide help with weight loss?

In higher doses, semaglutide and other GLP-1 RAs interact with brain regions responsible for satiety, making you feel full when eating. Similarly, semaglutide functions to curb your appetite. So, you will eat less and can also feel fuller earlier and after consuming less food.

Who is a good candidate for semaglutide?

In addition to promoting sustained disease management among patients with Type 2 diabetes, semaglutide can also have a preventive effect. It can be used along with diet and exercise to aid significant weight loss and long-term weight control in individuals at high risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, stroke, severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and other serious conditions.

What results can I expect?

Semaglutide is establishing a new benchmark in combating obesity and promoting weight loss through appetite suppression. Early research of 2,000 obese adults found that half of the study subjects who took semaglutide lost 15% of their weight, while nearly a third shed 20% of their body weight. These findings are even more striking when compared to their counterparts who did not use semaglutide. On average, participants who only made lifestyle changes lost about 2.4% of their body weight at the 68-week mark. Later studies have supported these stunning results.

How do I get started?

We cannot overemphasize that the research above pertains to extraordinary results among study subjects who used semaglutide and incorporated diet and exercise as “prescribed.” If the team at Manhattan Medspa in New York determines that you are a suitable candidate for semaglutide based on your clinical history, you must commit to a healthy lifestyle. Here again, semaglutide is another tool in your toolbox to unleash improved mental and physical health and well-being and reduce your risks of developing many potentially deadly diseases.
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