Semaglutide is a type of injectable prescription weight loss medication that is used to help decrease the intensity of your cravings and reduce your appetite. It was originally created to assist patients with diabetes management. However, Semaglutide has now also received FDA approval as a weight loss solution for those dealing with obesity

When injected, Semaglutide stimulates the areas of your brain in charge of controlling appetite and slows the emptying of the stomach. This effectively helps reduce food intake and leads to significant weight loss. 

In FDA trials, 70% of participants lost 10-15% of their body weight, while 32% of those lost 20%. Semaglutide must be used along with a healthy diet and exercise to see benefits and maintain weight loss.  

At PhySlim, we combine this innovative treatment with a comprehensive approach to health, addressing not only weight loss but also the broader goals of metabolic health. 

Understanding Semaglutide

Semaglutide mimics a hormone called GLP-1, released in the gut in response to food intake. This hormone is in charge of sending signals to your body to increase the production of insulin, reducing glucose or blood sugar. 

When applied in a higher dosage, GLP-1 also helps suppress appetite, providing a sensation of satiation. If used along a healthy meal plan and proper exercise routine, Semaglutide offers dramatic weight loss results in shorter time frames. This medication is also proven to reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease in people who are overweight. 

Semaglutide Injections Eligibility

The FDA approves the usage of Semaglutide in all patients who are over 12, don’t suffer from chronic diseases, and have a body mass index (BMI) over 30. You should avoid Semaglutide for weight loss if you have:

  • Medical history of medullary thyroid cancer
  • Medical history of gallbladder disease
  • Medical history of pancreatitis
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN2)

How Semaglutide is Administered

At PhySlim, our weight loss medication plan with Semaglutide involves weekly injections for a period of 3 to 6 months. You will start your weight loss journey by meeting our team and undergoing a thorough health evaluation

We will examine your vitals, weight, measurements, and blood samples for testing. Once this is completed, you will also be administered a Vitamin B-12 injection, which will help boost your energy levels and metabolism to give you a head start on your weight loss program.

As soon as we’ve determined that Semaglutide is the right fit for your weight loss program, we will start by administering the injections every seven days. 

Semaglutide Side Effects

Some of the most common side effects that appear after administering a dose of Semaglutide are usually related to your gastrointestinal tract. These include vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, and constipation, among others. Medical attention is rarely required as these tend to disappear quickly on their own. 

However, if you notice any of the following symptoms, call us right away for medical advice:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction: skin rash, itching, swelling of the lips, tongue or throat
  • Signs of dehydration: dry mouth, lightheadedness, headache, dark yellow or brown urine
  • Signs of heart problems: irregular, rapid, or pounding heartbeat
  • Signs of gallbladder problems: severe stomach pain that spreads to your back, and fever

Our Health-First Approach to Weight Loss Medication

Prescription medications, such as Semaglutide, play a key role in our medical weight loss programs; however, it is not our only focus. 

Our health-first approach prioritizes your health instead of fixating solely on weight loss. Besides integrating prescription medication into your plan, we will also encourage you to adopt healthier lifestyle habits, such as:

By integrating these core fitness principles into your routine, we help you achieve sustainable results without risking dangerous rebounds. 

Medically Assisted Weight Loss in Georgia and Florida

At PhySlim, we understand that no weight loss journey is the same. Our medically assisted programs ensure personalized action plans with ongoing support every step of the way.

Our Semaglutide weight loss program offers weekly walk-in appointments for added convenience. To schedule your consultation, book an appointment online or contact any of our locations in Newnan North, Newnan South, and Tallahassee.

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