Discover the incredible potential of Semaglutide, a key component of Ozempic and Wegovy, in your journey to weight loss success. This comprehensive guide will explore the benefits, safety, and side effects of Semaglutide and help you make an informed decision on whether this powerful medication is right for you. It’s now available in Albuquerque, the best time to unlock the secrets to a healthier, happier life.
Unraveling the Science of Semaglutide in ABQ
Semaglutide has demonstrated remarkable results in clinical trials, contributing to significant weight loss for many patients. As the main ingredient in Ozempic and Wegovy, it has become an increasingly popular option for those looking to shed pounds and improve their overall health.
The SUSTAIN Trials
In a series of six key trials called SUSTAIN, 4,107 patients were treated with Ozempic, while others were given a placebo or another diabetes treatment. These trials involved a total of 7,215 participants and demonstrated meaningful weight loss for up to 2 years compared to the placebo or other diabetes treatments. Results were consistent across different ages, genders, races, and ethnicities.
During these trials, up to 63% of patients lost 5% or more of their body weight after one year of treatment, and up to 27% lost 10% or more of their body weight. In a two-year trial, patients using 1mg of Ozempic alongside lifestyle interventions such as diet changes and exercise lost an average of 4.9kg, compared to just 0.5kg for those who only implemented lifestyle changes.
The STEP-1 Drug Trial
Another study called the STEP-1 drug trial looked at higher doses of Semaglutide (up to 2.4mg). More than 85% of participants taking Semaglutide lost 5% of their body weight, nearly 70% achieved a 10% weight loss, 50% achieved a 15% weight loss, and just under a third achieved a 20% weight loss.
It's important to note that while Semaglutide can be an excellent catalyst for your weight loss journey, sustainable and healthy lifestyle modifications are necessary to ensure lasting results.
Semaglutide Safety and Side Effects: What ABQ Residents Need to Know
The results from Semaglutide trials indicate that it is generally safe in the short- to medium-term. However, as with all medications, there are potential side effects to consider.
Common Side Effects
The most common side effects of Semaglutide are nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, though most people do not experience these issues.
Gut Hormones and Side Effects
Semaglutide's side effects are connected to the biological role of gut hormones in regulating the passage of food through our digestive system. For instance, when our body senses that it has ingested a toxin, gut hormones, including GLP1, are rapidly released. This sudden spike in gut hormones leads to the unpleasant and explosive ejection of the contents of our stomach, either upwards or downwards.
Despite the potential side effects, many experts believe Semaglutide could be a game-changer in the treatment of obesity. As with any treatment, once the medication is discontinued, weight may return. Therefore, for many people who qualify for Semaglutide treatment, this may be a lifelong commitment.
Considering Semaglutide treatment but still have questions? Request a free consultation, and our team will be happy to address any concerns you may have.
Experience the Benefits of Semaglutide in Albuquerque
Semaglutide can help patients lose weight, reduce excess fat (including stubborn belly fat), and increase lean body mass. The more weight you lose with Semaglutide, the greater the improvements you'll see in your overall body composition across all areas.
Studies have shown that Semaglutide is safe, effective, and well-tolerated by most patients. Side effects are generally minimal and far outweighed by the benefits of the drug. Rarely, it can increase the risk of thyroid cancer, so it shouldn’t be used in people with a known family history. Semaglutide is also not suitable for women that are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Maintaining Weight Loss
After discontinuing Semaglutide, some patients may regain the weight they lost. However, the overall reduction in body fat is better than the baseline they started with. Other patients manage to keep the weight off long-term as they develop healthier eating habits and preferences during treatment. Every individual is different, but our practitioners will help you adopt a more balanced diet so you can maintain your weight loss for years to come.
Semaglutide injections aren’t generally considered painful. Doses come in a pre-measured pen to make the process easier. You may experience slight discomfort at the injection site, but this quickly subsides within a few minutes. Rotating between the abdomen, thigh, and upper arm can help reduce pain and bruising in any one particular area. Our team will teach you how to administer Semaglutide at home, so you feel confident and comfortable with each injection.
Semaglutide injections should be taken at the same time every week, but sometimes mistakes happen or life gets in the way. If you miss a dose and your next scheduled injection is more than 2 days away, take it as soon as possible. Otherwise, wait until your next scheduled day. If you miss more than 2 doses in a row, call our office to discuss if your treatment needs to be restarted or adjusted for the best results.
Your Path to Weight Loss Success in Albuquerque Starts Here
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