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Weight Loss & Wegovy

What is Wegovy?

The product Wegovy is an injectable prescription medicine used for adults with obesity or who may be overweight. This injection has been known to help people lose weight and keep that weight off.

How does Wegovy work?

Wegovy mimics a very common hormone in our bodies. It is naturally produce and called glucagon-like peptide-1 or (GLP-1). This hormone sends signals to the body to produce more insulin after eating. In doing so, it is able to help regulate appetite, by telling the brain that say, "I'm not hungry."

Over time, you will start to adjust standard weight. This will require you to eat less food and lose weight without feeling hungry.

Keep in mind, Semaglutide is not a new medication. In fact, the same active ingredient has been on the market for over 4 year. It has been used to help treat Type 2 diabetes. In June, the FDA approved a higher dose of semaglutide, 2.4 mg weekly, specifically for weight loss.

Wegovy is an injection that requires you to get a tiny shot into your leg or stomach once each week. The initial dose is about 0.25 milligrams. This helps acclimate the buddy to the medicine. As time progresses, you'll be receiving the full 2.4 mg dose of the medication.

Do I Still Need to Exercise and Diet?

The short answer is yes. Everyone should start with diet and exercise before using Wegovy. For people who may be overweight, lifestyle changes might not be enough to help with weight loss. When an overweight person eats less food, their metabolisms starts to slow down. This helps them maintain their weight.

Important Wegovy Information

Read more below for more information on Wegovy and its potential side effects:

  • Lower calorie meals should still be eaten while taking Wegovy.

  • While using Wegovy, adults should also continue with exercise.

  • It is not known if this medicine is effective and safe when taken with other prescriptions, herbal, or over-the-counter weight loss products.

  • Wegovy contains semaglutide and should not be used with other semaglutide-containing products or other GLP-1 receptor agonist medicines.

  • Wegovy may cause thyroid tumors, including cancer. Tell your healthcare provider if you get a lump or swelling in your neck, hoarseness, trouble swallowing, or shortness of breath.

  • Wegovy could be bad for people with a history of pancreatitis.

  • Children under the age of 18 should not use Wegovy.

Looking for a specialist to help administer Wegovy? Contact us today for more information.

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