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medication-assisted weight loss

medication-assisted weight loss

At Kaysville Clinic, we understand the struggles of losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. That's why we offer medication assisted weight loss with Semaglutide as one of our services. This innovative approach has shown promising results in helping patients achieve their weight loss goals. In this section, we will explain what medication assisted weight loss is and how Semaglutide works as a treatment.

What is Medication Assisted Weight Loss?

Medication assisted weight loss involves the use of prescription medications to help patients lose weight. It is typically recommended for individuals who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, which falls under the category of obesity. This approach is often used in conjunction with other weight loss methods such as a healthy diet and regular exercise.

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is an injectable medication that has traditionally been used to treat type 2 diabetes. However, recent studies have shown that it can also be effective in aiding weight loss. It works by mimicking the effects of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which helps to regulate insulin and appetite. By activating GLP-1 receptors in the brain, Semaglutide can reduce feelings of hunger and increase feelings of fullness, leading to reduced calorie intake.

Semaglutide acts in the following ways:

1.  Delays how quickly our stomachs digest food leading to a feeling of fullness and satisfaction with smaller meal sizes.

2. Slows intestinal motility so you will feel fuller longer after meals.

3.  Lowers blood sugars in part by reducing production of sugar in the liver.

4.  Stimulates insulin secretion by the pancreas.

How is Semaglutide Administered?

At Kaysville Clinic, our healthcare providers will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan that includes the appropriate dosage of Semaglutide. The medication is self-administered once a week via injection into your abdomen, thigh, or upper arm. Our team will provide instructions on how to properly administer the injections.

Potential Benefits of Medication Assisted Weight Loss with Semaglutide

Studies have shown that patients who use Semaglutide for weight loss can experience significant and sustained weight loss. In a clinical trial, participants who received Semaglutide lost an average of 15% of their body weight over a one-year period. This medication has also been found to improve other health factors such as blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Additionally, Semaglutide has a low risk of side effects and is generally well-tolerated by patients. Other benefits of Semaglutide include:

1.  Decreased appetite and cravings

2.  Weight Loss

3.  Improved blood glucose control

Is Medication Assisted Weight Loss Right for You?

If you have been struggling to lose weight or have a BMI of 30 or higher, medication assisted weight loss with Semaglutide may be a viable option for you. Our healthcare providers at Kaysville Clinic will evaluate your individual health needs and determine if this treatment is a safe and effective choice for you.

Potential Side Effects

The most common side effects include nausea and constipation.  Patients also report acid reflux, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea.  The risk of serious side effects increases in patients with hypoglycemia, kidney problems and risk of allergic reactions.

At Kaysville Clinic, we are dedicated to helping our patients achieve their weight loss goals. With medication assisted weight loss using Semaglutide, we offer a modern and evidence-based approach that has shown promising results. If you are interested in learning more about this service or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today. Let us help you on your journey towards a healthier and happier life.

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