Weight Loss (Semaglutide)
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Semaglutide in Jupiter, FL
In the ongoing pursuit of combating obesity and its associated health risks, medical advancements have brought forth a groundbreaking solution known as semaglutide. This innovative drug has demonstrated remarkable efficacy in promoting weight loss, providing hope for those struggling with obesity. Semaglutide in Jupiter must be combined with a healthy diet and exercise program for optimal efficacy.
What Is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is a weight-loss medication belonging to the class of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs). Originally developed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, it has gained popularity thanks to its ability to induce significant weight loss in people struggling with obesity.
Semaglutide imitates the action of a hormone called GLP-1, which is naturally produced in the intestines. This hormone enhances insulin secretion and suppresses appetite. By activating GLP-1 receptors in the brain, semaglutide signals the body to reduce hunger, making it an effective tool for weight management.
Your Semaglutide weight-loss medication will be performed by the Refresh Palm Beach Medical Aesthetics team located in Jupiter, FL.
You may be an ideal candidate for semaglutide if you have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, or a BMI of 27 or higher with at least one weight-related comorbidity such as diabetes, hypertension, or obstructive sleep apnea.
If you have a personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) or multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2), you should exercise caution and consult with your primary care doctor before initiating semaglutide treatment. Additionally, pregnant or breastfeeding women may not be recommended for this treatment.
To determine your eligibility for semaglutide treatments, you will need to come in for a personalized consultation at Refresh Palm Beach Medical Aesthetics. We will ask you about your weight-loss goals and any past weight-reduction treatments you have tried.
During your consultation, a physical examination will be performed, which will include body weight and BMI measurements. You may be asked for additional information regarding your medical history, such as allergies, underlying conditions, and current medications. You may also be asked to bring recent lab reports for review.
The Semaglutide Weight-Loss Treatment Process
Semaglutide is administered through a subcutaneous injection. The injection is administered once a week, at the same time and same day each week. Common injection sites include the abdomen, upper arm, or thigh. The injection sites will be rotated to avoid irritation or lipohypertrophy (thickened fatty tissue).
You may experience dizziness, fatigue, or headache after your semaglutide injection. The most common complaints among individuals who just started with semaglutide are gastrointestinal issues such as diarrhea, constipation, and gassiness.
Regular check-ups and monitoring of blood glucose, blood pressure, and body weight will be necessary to ensure optimal weight-loss progress. Remember that dietary modifications, physical activity, and lifestyle changes are essential components of successful long-term weight management.
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Explore the benefits of semaglutide in Jupiter and learn how to incorporate it into your weight-management plan. Contact Refresh Palm Beach Medical Aesthetics to schedule your consultation today.