Semaglutide for Weight Loss
(For our female patients)
It’s being touted as a game-changer in the world of weight loss drugs because, well, it actually works.
What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is a modified molecule our bodies make, GLP1. It’s a protein made in the intestine and results in a decrease in blood sugars and appetite. A small change in the molecule allows the drug to last weeks in our bodies rather than minutes. Originally used for diabetes and sold under the name Ozempic®, Semaglutide is a higher dose of the same drug for weight loss.
How Does Semaglutide Work?
Delays stomach emptying. This leads to a feeling of fullness and satisfaction with smaller meal sizes.
Slows Intestinal Motility
Lowers blood sugars, in part by reducing the production of sugar in the liver.
Stimulates insulin secretion by the pancreas.
· Some patients taking Semaglutide report intermittent nausea, but mostly in the first few weeks. Some experience occasional vomiting or diarrhea. But, for those that can handle these potential side effects, ALMOST EVERYONE seems to lose weight with this drug!
· If you’re looking for significant, sustained weight loss, Semaglutide is a very effective option!