Semaglutide is an FDA-approved medication initially used to treat type 2 diabetes, but recent studies have shown that it can also lead to significant weight loss. The once-weekly injection is paired with diet, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle for the freedom to be your best self.

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What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist that works by mimicking the effects of the hormone GLP-1 in the body. GLP-1 does the following:

  • It helps regulate blood sugar levels
  • Slows the digestive system
  • Reduces appetite
  • Promotes feelings of fullness

By increasing GLP-1 levels, Semaglutide can help you eat less and lose weight. In clinical trials, patients who took Semaglutide lost an average of 15-20% of their body weight over one year. In addition to its weight loss benefits, Semaglutide has also been shown to have other health benefits. It can help reduce cardiovascular disease risk and improve glycemic control in people with type 2 diabetes.

How to Use Semaglutide

When using Semaglutide for medical weight loss in Clearwater, the recommended dosage is 2.4 mg once a week. Following our instructions on how to use this medication is essential, and only change your dosage or how often you take Semaglutide after consulting us first.

Semaglutide is administered subcutaneously (under the skin). You can self-administer the medication at home after receiving proper training, as Semaglutide is available in a prefilled pen that you can use to inject the medicine.

Here are some tips for using Semaglutdie for weight loss:

  • Follow the instructions provided with the pen carefully
  • Before injecting Semaglutide, clean the injection site with an alcohol swab and let it dry
  • Choose a different injection site each week to prevent skin irritation
  • Do not inject Semaglutide into red, swollen, or itchy skin
  • After injecting Semaglutide, dispose of the pen and needle properly
  • Do not reuse needles or pens
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children and pets
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Who Can Use Semaglutide?

You may be eligible for Semaglutide weight loss treatment if:

  • You are an adult with a body mass index (BMI) of 27 or higher
  • You have at least one weight-related health issue, such as high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes

Semaglutide in Clearwater is not intended for weight loss in individuals with a BMI below 27.

Additionally, Semaglutide may not be suitable for those pregnant or breastfeeding or with a personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). Before starting Semaglutide, it is crucial to inform us of any medical conditions you may have, including:

  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallbladder disease
  • A history of thyroid cancer

Why Choose Clearwater Medical Group for Semaglutide?

If you are struggling with obesity and have tried various weight loss methods without success, Semaglutide may be a viable option. Semaglutide is a promising weight loss medication that can help you achieve your weight loss goals and improve your overall health. You can lose weight and improve your quality of life with the right approach and support. At Clearwater Medical Group, we have treated the root cause of chronic health conditions instead of masking symptoms, resulting in long-term results without side effects since 2007. Our doctors have over four decades of experience successfully treating patients with chronic conditions, helping thousands of patients benefit from our various treatments resulting in symptom reduction, weight loss, pain relief, and even treatments such as CoolSculpting. Contact us today to learn more about how Semaglutide in Clearwater can help you lose weight and experience life to the fullest!

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