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We now have Semaglutide injections in stock at our clinic!!

Our Price for Semaglutide 4 Week Supply (4 SQ injections):


0.25 mg. $125 These injections need to remain refrigerated

0.5 mg. $150 until time of use!!! Please bring a small cooler

1.0 mg. $175 and ice pack when picking up the injections.

1.5 mg. $200

2.0 mg. $250

2.5 mg. $300

Semaglutide

Semaglutide, a glucagon-like peptide analogue, is a powerful injectable medicine that is widely used to manage type 2 diabetes and obesity. This is the peptide/ active ingredient in the brand name medications Wegovy and Ozempic. The potential results of semaglutide treatment for weight loss can be attractive to many people who struggle with diet and exercise. However, it is important to be aware that semaglutide is not the answer for everyone.


Understanding Semaglutide for Weight Loss

Semaglutide is a treatment for people who struggle with serious, chronic weight management challenges. First isolated as an effective diabetes drug, this insulin-boosting medication is also available to patients who need to lose a significant amount of weight in a consistent way and achieve long-term weight loss.


What Is Semaglutide?

Despite its relatively new application as a powerful weight loss drug, semaglutide is a well-researched substance by way of its use for diabetes treatment. It has already been prescribed for several years as an injectable medicine for the improved management of glycemic control. The FDA (United States Food and Drug Administration) more recently approved semaglutide as a prescription weight loss aid. Its approval has already improved the lives of chronically overweight patients.


Semaglutide is a GLP-1 (glucagon-like-peptide-1) receptor agonist suitable for overweight and obese people who are committed to shedding a significant amount of weight and do not have other significant underlying health issues. Semaglutide is not a miracle cure or a gimmick supplement. It is a long-acting prescription medicine designed to be used over an extended period of several months or more.


Semaglutide injections are not an appropriate treatment for people who only need to lose a small amount of weight or have a body mass index (BMI) of 27 or less. It is also not appropriate for those who are looking for an “instant” or short-term weight loss fix.


Semaglutide for Weight Loss

How Does Semaglutide Work?

Semaglutide is in a class of medications called glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonists. GLP-1 agonists work by stimulating your pancreas to increase insulin. This additional insulin causes the stomach to empty over a longer period. This slow and consistent digestion is merely an early step in the chain reaction that makes semaglutide such an effective weight-loss drug.


When your stomach takes more time to empty itself of food, it sends signals of “fullness” to the brain. This signal is sent throughout a larger portion of your day, even if you’re eating less food than usual. The result of this process is a powerful appetite suppression effect based on the patient’s own natural insulin production. This means patients using semaglutide can benefit from medically assisted weight loss without any need for invasive surgery.


Semaglutide can also lead to healthier blood sugar levels, which can help a patient feel more energetic throughout the day. Stabilized and controlled blood sugar levels can also help improve other areas of your overall health. Even if you aren’t at risk for diabetes, this effect can contribute to a general sense of well-being, which is a crucial component in any weight loss journey.


You may be a good candidate for Semaglutide if any of these describes you:

Have a BMI of 30 or higher.

Have struggled to lose weight despite making healthy eating and activity changes.

Experience frequent or constant food cravings.

Suffer from Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, or PCOS.

Struggle to break the emotional ties to eating.



You should NOT take these medicines if you:

Are pregnant or breastfeeding or plan to become pregnant soon.

Have a history of Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma of family history of the same.

Have a history of Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia 2 (MEN 2).

Have active gallbladder disease.

Have issues with delayed gastric emptying.

Have a BMI of 25 or lower.

Have kidney failure/ reduced kidney function.

Have pancreatitis or history of pancreatitis.

Have a history of hypoglycemia.

Have diabetic retinopathy.

Severe depression or suicidal thoughts.




Most Common Potential Side Effects include:

Nausea

Loss of appetite (i.e., constant feelings of fullness that go beyond the desired results)

Light-headed or dizzy sensations

Persistent lethargic feeling

Gastrointestinal discomfort

Diarrhea

Hypoglycemia



Sources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK518983/

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/afp/issues/2014/1015/p576.html

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31524318/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23147210/


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