Wegovy Injections for Weight Loss

It’s no secret that obesity is a tremendous problem for American adults, and has been for a while. Research continues to mount, clearly demonstrating the links between obesity and medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer. All of this highlights the fact that you can improve your overall health, and reduce the risk of developing these kinds of medical problems if you lose up to 10% of your body fat.

As difficult as it may be to believe, the FDA has found that about 70% of American adults are either overweight or actually obese. To improve the health of Americans, the FDA has approved the Wegovy semaglutide drug to help adults manage their weight. Many people even find that the Wegovy method is superior to most weight loss drugs.

What is Wegovy Semaglutide?

Wegovy semaglutide is a molecule working as a natural hormone, signaling the brain to better regulate your appetite and the digestion of your food. Known as a peptide, Wegovy semaglutide is injected directly into your bloodstream to help you in decreasing your appetite and feeling fuller after you eat.

Even though you may be just now hearing about it, Wegovy semaglutide has been around for almost 10 years now. It initially gained approval in 2014 for helping adults manage their weight. It was also made available in a lower dosage in 2017 for Type-2 diabetics under the prescription brand name Ozempic.

Patients who began taking Ozempic to control blood sugar found that it provided an additional benefit: weight loss. Today, semaglutide is one of the most popular types of weight loss medications among both doctors and patients.

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How It Works

Semaglutide is considered to be a glucagon-like peptide (GLP -1). This is a fancy way of saying that it acts as a bodily hormone for regulating appetite and digestion. When you finish eating, the peptide will travel throughout your body, signaling your body to begin insulin production, lowering your blood sugar. At the same time, semaglutide will be slowing down the process of food leaving your stomach, satiating your appetite before you overeat.


Will I still need to diet and exercise?

Yes. In fact, it’s essential. Even though semaglutide will help you manage your weight, it should not be thought of as a magic bullet for weight loss. However, if you combine your Wegovy treatment with a healthy diet and solid exercise routine, you can expect to enhance your weight loss efforts.

How much weight will I lose?

Although every person is different, patients typically lose anywhere from 10 to 15% of their body fat after regularly using Wegovy for 6 – 8 weeks and dieting and exercising.

Would I make a good candidate for this treatment?

Almost anyone dealing with obesity qualifies for treatment with Wegovy semaglutide, regardless of their age, ethnicity or Body Mass Index (BMI). The best candidates are obese adults or those suffering from Type-2 diabetes, hypertension, gastroesophageal reflux, or osteoarthritis.

Schedule Your Consultation

Are you ready to see for yourself how Wegovy semaglutide can help you improve both your health and appearance by losing body fat? If so, please contact your Fountain of You MD provider today to schedule your convenient consultation.

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