by Laser Skin & Wellness |
April 5, 2022 7:19 pm | Blog
Remaining overweight or obese can have serious consequences for your health, with common co-morbid conditions including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Addressing these issues with diet and exercise alone can be challenging, even with the help of a professional. At Laser Skin and Wellness in Palm Beach Gardens, our doctors help patients effectively lose weight for improved health using prescription semaglutide. A semaglutide weight loss program is clinically proven to help patients lose more weight when paired with healthy diet and exercise.
What is Semaglutide?
Semalglutide is a prescription medication originally intended to help adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus control their blood sugar. It can also be used to help adults who are overweight or obese lose weight, especially if their excess weight is a contributing factor in a second health condition including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes. In any case, semalglutide is used alongside a healthy diet and exercise plan for improved weight management.
Who is a Good Candidate for Semaglutide?
Semalglutide weight loss programs may be good options for patients who are considered overweight (BMI higher than 27) or obese (BMI higher than 30) and have a comorbid condition such as hypertension (high blood pressure), type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol. However, this treatment is not recommended for those who have a history of tumors in the glands, a personal or family history of thyroid cancer, or diabetic ketoacidosis. Your doctor may also recommend a different treatment option if you have conditions including stomach or intestinal disorders, pancreatitis, kidney disease, or diabetic retinopathy. During your consultation, you should be prepared to discuss your health history and any medications or supplements you currently take. This will allow your doctor to determine whether semaglutide weight loss programs are suitable for you.
How Does a Semaglutide Weight Loss Program Work?
Prior to beginning your semalglutide weight loss program, you will be provided with a suitable reduced calorie diet plan and exercise routine with the help of our nutrition educators. As you follow this diet and exercise plan, you will be instructed to take semalglutide at gradually increasing doses. The initial dosing will be customized based on your starting weight. In our program, semalglutide is administered as a weekly injection, which you can be completed at home.
As you continue through the program, it is important to carefully monitor blood glucose if you have type 2 diabetes. In any case, patients should watch for signs of high or low blood sugar, which may be affected by stress, illness, exercise, alcohol consumption, or skipping meals. Symptoms include dizziness, irritability, or feeling very hungry in the case of low blood sugar. High blood sugar may cause frequent urination or increased thirst.
What Results Can I Expect From a Semaglutide Weight Loss Program?
Clinical trials have found enhanced weight loss for overweight and obese patients pairing semaglutide with their diet and exercise habits compared to control groups. Patients who took semaglutide in addition to following a reduced calorie diet and completing regular exercise lost more weight and had greater success maintaining their weight loss. They also improved co-morbid health concerns as they lost weight.
Learn More About Semaglutide Weight Loss Programs in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Semaglutide weight loss programs are not for everyone. To learn more about your candidacy and if this program might be right for you, contact our office to schedule a consultation with our team of accredited specialists. Call (561) 641-9490 or fill out our online form today!