Medical Weight Loss Aberdeen NJ

Medical Weight Loss Aberdeen NJ

Medical Weight Loss Aberdeen NJ

Medical Weight Loss Aberdeen NJ

Medical Weight Loss Aberdeen NJ

Are you serious about losing significant weight? Here at Dima Wellness we are happy to offer semaglutide, a GLP-1 receptor agonist, that is a highly effective weight loss drug approved by the FDA. Furthermore, semaglutide has been found to reduce the overall risk of cardiovascular and stroke morbidity. Semaglutide works in two key ways: first, it helps with controlling blood sugar and therefore curbing cravings, and secondly, it will slow down the rate that the stomach can process food. This makes one feel full faster while eating, and that feeling of satiety lasts longer. This combination allows our clients to eat less and lose their stubborn weight. Offering at-home or in-office treatment options.

What is semaglutide?

Semaglutide belongs to a class of medications known as glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists, or GLP-1 RAs. It mimics the GLP-1 hormone, released in the gut in response to eating.

One role of GLP-1 is to prompt the body to produce more insulin, which reduces blood sugar (glucose). For that reason, health care providers have used semaglutide for more than 15 years to treat Type 2 diabetes.

But GLP-1 in higher amounts also interacts with the parts of the brain that suppress your appetite and signal you to feel full. When used in conjunction with diet and exercise, it can cause significant weight loss — and a reduced risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease — in people who are obese or overweight.

Semaglutide injections for weight loss

Currently, semaglutide is only approved for weight loss under the brand name Wegovy. The typical dose for weight loss is 2.4 milligrams, administered weekly as subcutaneous (under the skin) self-injections.

But as interest in semaglutide for weight loss continues to grow, health care professionals are finding ways to manage the demand. Many prescribe other brands of semaglutide, such as Ozempic and Rybelsus, off-label (using a drug that is FDA-approved for a different reason).

“Many people use semaglutide off-label to help manage weight,” Dr. Surampudi says. “The demand has become so high, that now there is a shortage for people who need this medication to help manage their diabetes.”

How effective is semaglutide for weight loss in non-diabetics?

There have been several anti-obesity medications that help suppress appetite and achieve weight loss. But semaglutide performs on a new level.

An early study of 2,000 obese adults compared people using semaglutide plus a diet and exercise program with people who made the same lifestyle changes without semaglutide. After 68 weeks, half of the participants using semaglutide lost 15% of their body weight, and nearly a third lost 20%. Participants who incorporated only lifestyle changes lost about 2.4% of their weight.

Since then, additional studies have shown similar results. But they’ve also revealed that participants tend to regain the weight lost when they stop taking semaglutide.

“The fundamentals of obesity management will always be changes to diet and exercise,” Dr. Surampudi says. “But having anti-obesity medications is another tool in the toolbox — depending on the person’s clinical history.”

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