In combination with a reduced calorie diet and exercise, prescription injectable weight-loss medication may help you lose the excess weight you’re struggling with and is one of the most highly effective weight-loss treatments.
Wegovy is a relatively new weight loss drug. It was first used for diabetes and to help control blood sugar. It has now been FDA-approved to help with weight loss.
The once-weekly injection and weight loss drug works like GLP-1 (an appetite hormone known as glucagon-like peptide-1) by regulating your appetite. It slows down the digestive process and the movement of food through the body, which allows you to stay fuller longer. This can lead to reduced food intake and losing weight. It can also be incredibly effective for chronic weight management.
But how much weight can you lose with Wegovy? Compared to other weight loss prescription drugs, with Wegovy, patients have lost 15% of their body weight.
Wegovy is best for those who have a body mass index (BMI) of 27 or greater and at least one of the following body weight-related medical problems: high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol. It can also be beneficial for adults with obesity or those with a high body mass index of 30 or greater.
The only people who should not use the weight loss drug are those with a personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma or multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2.
Additionally, like with any medication, Wegovy does come with a few side effects, including possible upset stomach or nausea.
To find out if Wegovy is the right weight loss treatment for you, schedule a consultation with one of our healthcare providers at Lakefront Wellness today.
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GLP-1 receptor agonists are an innovative weight management treatment to help you lose weight. And when paired with a reduced-calorie meal plan and exercise, it can be a great weight-loss tool.
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