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Weight Loss with Semaglutide, the details

If one of your goals for the 2024 is to lose weight, you're not alone! 52% of people between 18-34 years old have tried a diet in the last year. This is probably due to the fact that 41% of people over 20 have obesity. If you're interested in losing 1-2 LBS per week with semaglutide, read more:


So, what is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide injections are a fast and effective way to lose weight. It helps to reduce appetite and increase metabolism, leading to rapid weight loss.


Semaglutide belongs to the class of medications known as glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists, or GLP-1 RAs. Under the brand name Ozempic, it has been utilized for over 15 years to assist patients in managing their type 2 diabetes. However, in 2021, the FDA granted approval for weight loss under the brand name Wegovy. Semaglutide serves as the generic name for this medication.


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GLP-1 is an incretin hormone that plays a role in your appetite and digestion. Incretins (hormones released by your small intestine) are sent out by your body after you’ve eaten a meal to help lower your blood sugar by triggering insulin and blocking other sources of sugar.


Incretin also slows down how quickly food leaves your stomach (called gastric emptying). The result of these actions causes you to feel full – lowering your appetite and causing you to lose weight. Medications like GLP-1 agonists are referred to as incretin mimetics since they “mimic” these effects.


When combined with a balanced diet and an active lifestyle, Semaglutide can result in significant weight loss and a decreased risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease in individuals who are overweight or obese.

In an initial study involving 2,000 obese adults, the introduction of Semaglutide demonstrated that more than half of the participants achieved a 15% reduction in their body weight, with a third experiencing a 20% loss. This is in stark contrast to a mere 2.4% weight loss observed with diet and exercise alone.



Am I a candidate?

Several factors determine eligibility for this medication. A comprehensive consultation at Lotus is necessary before initiating treatment. If you are in good overall health, free from untreated underlying conditions, and meet the weight loss criteria, the likelihood of approval is high!

It's essential to note that this medication is not intended for prolonged use. Ideally, the duration of treatment is sufficient to attain your weight loss objectives, maintain them for a period, and then gradually discontinue. By the end of the treatment, your habits related to portion control are likely to have become ingrained, enabling you to continue enjoying the results long after you have ceased taking the medication.



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