The Skinny on Semaglutide for Weight Management
We are excited to announce that our clinics offer Semaglutide, a wellness treatment that can help you achieve your weight loss goals. In today’s blog post, we discuss this cutting-edge injection to help you determine if it may be the right fit for you.
What Are Semaglutide Injections?
The FDA recently approved Wegovy (semaglutide) injections (2.4 mg once a week) for weight management in adults with chronic obesity or weight issues who have at least one weight-related health ailment (such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol). This medication is to be used in tandem with a doctor-approved exercise regimen, behavior changes, and a reduced-calorie diet tailored to fit your wellness routine needs. These injections are the first of their kind and the first approved drug for chronic weight management since 2014.
Semaglutide injections are intended to aid weight management in patients with a BMI of 27 kg/m2 or greater who have at least one weight-related ailment or those with a BMI of 30 kg/m2 or greater.
According to studies conducted by the FDA, approximately 70% of adults in America are either obese or overweight. Being obese or overweight is one of the leading causes of death in the United States and is also linked closely to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. Losing 5 to 10 percent of body weight can lead to a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease in adults who are overweight or obese.
How Do Semaglutide Injections Work?
Semaglutide injections mimic a hormone called glucagon-like-peptide-1 (GLP-1), which targets areas of the brain that regulate appetite and food intake. The dose of medication must be gradually increased over the course of 16 to 20 weeks to avoid gastrointestinal side effects. However, this drug should not be used with other semaglutide-containing products, GLP-1 receptor agonists, and other products intended for weight loss; this includes prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, herbal supplements, and remedies.
Where Can I Find Semaglutide Injections Near Me?
OnePeak Medical is excited to offer a GLP-1 medication similar to Semaglutide injections but is faster-acting and more effective (with easier dosing) at all nine convenient locations throughout Oregon. At any OnePeak location, you can meet with one of our trained practitioners to discuss if this injection therapy is ideal for your unique wellness routine. We aim to provide our patients with a unique primary care experience that prioritizes optimal wellness.
If you’d like to make an appointment for weight loss support, please book your appointment online or call your local OnePeak Medical clinic. We look forward to helping you cultivate a wellness routine unique to your needs and goals.