What Is Semaglutide & How Does It Work?

You may have heard of Semaglutide, a new injectable revolutionizing the way we think about weight loss. Semaglutide was initially approved and used as a diabetes medicine before it began to be used for to treat adults who suffer from health concerns linked to being overweight. Since then, it is risen in popularity for its effects on helping people lose weight. In this article, we will discuss what Semaglutide is, how the treatment works, and what results patients are seeing after receiving seamglutide treatments. 

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What Is Semaglutide Exactly?

Semaglutide is part of a group of medications that are known as GLP-1 RAs (glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists). These medications are designed to mimic GLP-1, a hormone that naturally exists in the body that is released when we eat. This hormone is naturally released while we are eating and prompts the body to produce insulin. Insulin reduces blood sugar (glucose) and for the last 15 years these drugs have been used to help patients with Type 2 diabetes. In high amounts, the hormone GLP-1 can suppress appetite and signal the brain to feel. When combined with health diet and exercise these drugs can provide significant weight loss and help people lead healthier lives by decreasing their risk for cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. 

How Do Semaglutide Treatments Work?

Semaglutide has been approved for weight loss treatments. Typically an injection is done on a weekly basis. Through these injections, the drug mimics the natural hormones that the body would produce to suppress appetite and increase the production of insulin. Here at KDR MedSpa & Wellness, we provide this wellness treatment to help patients lead a healthier lifestyle. Similarly we provide BHRT, which is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. In a similar sense, both these types of treatments work by providing the body with an external formula that mimics the hormones the body naturally produces. This helps people regulate their own bodily functions from weight loss to other health factors. 

How Effective Is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide has made waves throughout the medical industry because of how well it performs. Studies have been conducted where patients combine semaglutide treatments with diet and exercise programs and compare themselves to patients who only make changes to diet and exercise. The patients who had weekly semaglutide treatments in combination with a healthy lifestyle lost 15% – 20% of their body weight, while the group who made the same life changes without semaglutide only lost 2.4%. You can learn more about the study here.

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