Semaglutide is the newest obesity medication approved by the FDA that makes losing weight easier so you can achieve your weight loss goals. Vitality Internal Medicine’s medical weight loss program is proud to offer our new semaglutide obesity treatment. Approved in 2021, this obesity medication has been shown to help men and women safely lose a significant amount of weight and keep it off much longer than any other weight loss medication on the market.
What is Semaglutide Obesity Treatment?
Semaglutide (also known by brand names Wegovy® or Ozempic®) is an obesity medication that works by making you feel fuller longer reducing your appetite and cravings. Semaglutide injections have been gaining popularity due to how safe and effective it is at helping people lose weight without the challenges of hunger or restrictive dieting.
Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonist. It works by mimicking the natural hormone of GLP-1, which binds to receptors located in the stomach and slows the emptying of the stomach helping you feel full. This reduces your food intake and decreases your appetite, two things that are necessary for weight loss.
Semaglutide also helps to regulate your blood sugar by acting on the pancreas encouraging it to produce insulin. This helps control your blood sugar levels, which also plays an important role in regulating hunger. It allows your body to break down food and fat more efficiently helping to boost your metabolism for dramatic weight loss results.
Why Choose the Semaglutide Obesity Treatment Program at Vitality Internal Medicine?
What makes Vitality Internal Medicine’s semaglutide obesity treatment program one of the best in Arizona? Our program combines obesity treatment medications with diet, exercise and mindset coaching to help you lose the weight and keep it off.
Our program begins with our weight loss doctors slowly increasing your dose of semaglutide over time to reach the optimal dosage for weight loss. This slow increase will help to avoid unwanted side effects, such as nausea, and help make your weight loss journey as comfortable as possible.
Then we provide you with MIC (methionine, inositol and choline) + vitamin B12 injections to facilitate weight loss and boost energy. MIC is known as a “fat-burner” and helps the body breakdown fat and use food for energy more efficiently. Vitamin B12 improves your mood and energy levels allowing you to stay motivated during your weight loss journey.
Our medical weight loss experts will also help you identify the diet and exercise program that is specific for you and your body’s needs. We also focus on helping you change your mindset around your weight loss and overall health. We believe that a positive weight loss mindset is essential to for your success. While semaglutide and MIC B12 medications are effective on their own, healthy lifestyle changes and a positive mindset will help you achieve the healthy, fulfilling life you deserve.
Semaglutide Injections: Are You A Candidate?
Semaglutide obesity treatment is for men and women 18 years or older who have been diagnosed as obese or overweight. This means that you have a BMI of greater than 27. Additionally, to qualify for semaglutide treatment at Vitality Internal Medicine, you also must have at least one obesity-related medical condition present. This may could include high blood pressure, high cholesterol or Type 2 diabetes.
While semaglutide obesity medication has been found to be safe and effective for a wide range of men and women, there are some situations where treatment is not recommended. Those include:
- Pregnancy or breastfeeding
- Personal or family history of Medullary Thyroid Cancer
- Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndrome Type 2
- Suicidal thoughts or tendencies
If you have questions of whether semaglutide obesity treatment is right for you, schedule an appointment with our weight loss doctors and medical providers at Vitality Internal Medicine. We can help you determine if semaglutide injections are right for you or if you are better suited for different medical weight loss program.
Semaglutide Injections Help You Reach Your Weight Loss Goals!
Semaglutide obesity medication can help you accelerate your weight loss and keep it off. This could be your answer to taking control of your health. Take the first step by calling our AZ medical weight loss clinic team at Vitality Internal Medicine to schedule your appointment. Get your vitality back! A healthier and fuller life awaits!
Common Questions About Semaglutide Injections:
How long does it take to lose weight on semaglutide?
With Semaglutide, we will slowly increase your dose over time to the target dose at which time you will see the most amount of weight loss. This was the case in the clinical trials, where participants had their dose adjusted until they reached 2.4 mg once weekly. In the phase 3 trial that measured outcomes at 20 weeks, most participants were able to reach the full dose and also lost weight as their dose was gradually increased over time. They saw additional weight loss over the remaining 48 weeks at the full dose. The reason for slowly increasing your dose is to minimize potential side effects and make the weight loss process as comfortable as possible. Based on our clinical trial results and patient experiences, we expect most patients to lose 10-20lbs within the first 3 months. It is important to keep in mind that weight loss can take time, and you’ll see the best results when you are using your medication in combination with a healthy diet and exercise. Sometimes the medication may not work for you, or you may not be able to tolerate the full dose due to side effects.
Is semaglutide covered by insurance?
No, our semaglutide obesity treatment program is not covered by insurance. In the US, many insurances still do not cover weight loss medications. That is why we offer our program semaglutide weight loss program at an affordable price.