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Medical Weight Loss

How Does GLP-1 Injection Work

Semaglutide is a GLP-1 agonist, a medication that replicates the effects of incretin. It essentially tricks your body into storing food for longer periods of time and tricks your brain into not feeling hungry. Semaglutide helps you lose weight by taking advantage of natural processes within your body. Your body has a process for determining when you should feel hungry and when you should feel full. When it determines that these conditions are met, it sends signals to your brain that actually make you hungry or that make you feel full. A lot of this is due to hormones called incretins. These are hormones your body usually releases after you are done eating a meal. They are responsible for sending the signals that indicate you should feel full. This happens by lowering your blood sugar and slowing down the speed food leaves your stomach. 

While your body naturally creates these hormones, they can also be created artificially. Medications can replicate the effect of incretins by jump-starting the same processes in your body. This is where semaglutide comes in. Semaglutide causes weight loss by making you feel less hungry, and it encourages you to eat less. By eating less, you end up losing weight. 

What You Should Know

Semaglutide is a potentially helpful medication for those struggling with weight loss. The creation of semaglutide has been approved by the FDA for weight loss. However, semaglutide doesn’t cause weight loss on its own. It leads to a decrease in appetite which makes it easier to lose weight. This is the driving factor behind the weight loss effect created by semaglutide. However, knowing how to take the injection and the potential risks involved is essential. Now that you understand these, you can determine if semaglutide is right for you. 

Schedule A Consultation 

Schedule an informational consultation with one of our registered nurses to provide you with the necessary knowledge about Semaglutide injection. During these consultations, our nurses will educate you on the requirements before starting Semaglutide. Once you have spoken with our registered nurses and gained a clear understanding of the process, you will have the opportunity to schedule a session with our highly experienced medical director who will then provide you with a comprehensive medical assessment. We believe that by combining the expertise of our registered nurses and medical director, we can provide you with the best possible support and guidance on your journey towards a healthier lifestyle.

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