Semaglutide is an innovative new medication recently approved by the FDA for chronic weight management. It is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue that helps regulate blood sugar levels and appetite. Semaglutide has been shown in clinical trials to be highly effective for significant and sustained weight loss when combined with diet and exercise.
At Endocrine Wellness Center in Dousman, we are excited to now offer semaglutide as part of our comprehensive weight loss and hormone optimization programs. In this article, we will provide an overview of semaglutide, its benefits, and what you can expect from treatment at our Dousman hormone clinic.
Semaglutide helps promote weight loss in two key ways:
Together, these mechanisms make it easier to adhere to a reduced-calorie meal plan optimized for healthy long-term weight loss.
Beyond the considerable weight loss achieved with semaglutide, there are other important health benefits as well:
Clearly there are many attractive health advantages beyond just losing excess body weight with semaglutide therapy.
The recommended protocol for semaglutide administration is a simple once weekly subcutaneous injection typically self-administered at home. The medication comes conveniently packaged as a pre-filled syringe or pen device.
The initial dose is 0.25 mg injected subcutaneously. This is increased gradually every 4 weeks up to a maintenance dose of 1-2 mg per week. Most patients remain on treatment for 6-12 months to achieve optimal weight loss results.
We provide complete training on proper semaglutide injection technique as well as close follow up to monitor progress and make dose adjustments as needed. Many patients are surprised at how simple and well tolerated the injections are. Side effects are usually transient mild GI symptoms that subside quickly.
Endocrine Wellness Center has extensive experience with medications for weight management including semaglutide. The key advantages we offer patients include:
We are confident in our ability to help patients achieve and maintain their weight loss goals with semaglutide through our evidence-based, patient-centered programs.
In summary, semaglutide represents an exciting new advancement for sustained significant weight reduction when combined with lifestyle optimization. Beyond just losing pounds, semaglutide confers meaningful additional health benefits lowering cardiovascular and diabetes risks.
Endocrine Wellness Center provides unparalleled expertise in semaglutide therapy integrated with comprehensive support based on years of experience successfully managing patients’ weight concerns. We welcome the opportunity to see if our programs incorporating semaglutide may be right for your health goals. Please reach out for a consultation today.