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The Breakthrough Weight Loss Medication

Semaglutide is a medication recently approved by the FDA as a weight loss injection for patients struggling to lose weight through diet and exercise alone. The medication works by mimicking the effects of a hormone called GLP-1, which regulates appetite and metabolism. By reducing hunger and increasing feelings of fullness, Semaglutide (Ozempic® and Wegovy®) has been shown to help patients lose significant amounts of weight and improve their overall health.

Semaglutide is both safe and effective for weight loss. Most patients experience decreased appetite and cravings immediately upon starting Semaglutide in Virginia Beach. The results are sustainable, combined with lifestyle changes to improve health and achieve optimal results. Our healthcare providers will provide guidance on nutrition and exercise to maintain weight loss and improve overall health. Regular monthly appointments will ensure you stay on track and achieve your goals.

At Fountain of You, we prioritize providing our patients with high-quality medications to support their health and wellness goals. Currently, we prescribe compounded, generic versions of Semaglutide or Tirzepatide sourced from a state-of-the-art US-certified compounding pharmacy. These medications undergo rigorous quality assurance processes to ensure their safety and purity. While we closely monitor the availability of brand name drugs such as Wegovy®, Ozempic®, Mounjaro™, and Zepbound™, we remain committed to offering effective treatment options tailored to your needs. Rest assured, we will continue to deliver the best possible care for your well-being.

Just a few of the publications referencing the paradigm-shifting GLP-1 medications.

How Wegovy® Works

Wegovy® (Semaglutide) is a glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) analog that mimics the effects of the natural hormone GLP-1 produced in the small intestine. GLP-1 regulates appetite and metabolism, and when it binds to its receptors, it stimulates insulin secretion, inhibits glucagon secretion, and slows gastric emptying. These effects help control blood sugar levels and regulate appetite, leading to healthy and effective weight loss.

Wegovy® works by binding to the GLP-1 receptors in the pancreas, which stimulates the production and release of insulin. Insulin helps control blood sugar levels, which forces the body to rely on stored fats for energy, leading to weight loss. Semaglutide also slows down the emptying of the stomach after a meal, which makes you feel fuller for longer periods. Wegovy® in Virginia Beach reduces the brain’s craving for food, which reduces snacking and promotes weight loss. Reduction in appetite and early satiety are usually exhibited in a matter of days.

The Results of Wegovy®

Clinical trials have shown that Semaglutide can lead to significant weight loss. In one study, participants who received Semaglutide lost an average of 14.9% of their starting weight, which is roughly 33 pounds, over 68 weeks. Meanwhile, participants who received a placebo lost 2.4% less weight overall. These results demonstrate notable weight loss with using Wegovy®. However, it is important to note that individual experiences may vary, and weight loss results may occur at different rates for different people. We have achieved an average of 25% body weight loss using a combination of Semaglutide and lifestyle changes. As part of our consultation, we will determine if Wegovy® in Virginia Beach is right for you.

How Ozempic® Works

Ozempic® was developed as a prescription medication for those with type 2 diabetes. A major struggle with type 2 diabetes is the regulation and control of blood sugar, making it more difficult to lose weight and partake in diets. Similar to Wegovy®, Ozempic® contains Semaglutide. However, it’s more tailored to type 2 diabetes by mimicking the body’s natural hormone actions to regulate and control blood sugar. It specifically prompts insulin release from the pancreas, reduces liver glucose production, and slows glucose absorption in the gut, collectively lowering blood sugar levels. Ozempic® can also aid weight loss by curbing appetite. It does still require a healthy diet and exercise to achieve weight loss but has assisted many patients with type 2 diabetes to successfully lose weight for the first time.

The Results of Ozempic®

Ozempic® has shown remarkable results in clinical trials. Three trials of note have indicated the effectiveness of Ozempic® in improving blood sugar control, promoting weight loss, and reducing cardiovascular risks, making it a valuable treatment option for those with type 2 diabetes. As part of your initial consultation, we will review your medical information and determine if Ozempic® in Virginia Beach is right for you.

In terms of proven results of Ozempic®, those participants in the SUSTAIN trial experienced significant reductions in A1c levels (a key marker of blood sugar control) which is important for those trying to lose weight while also managing type 2 diabetes. The PIONEER trials demonstrated that Ozempic® led to substantial weight loss, with patients achieving an average weight loss of 13.9 pounds over 40 weeks. Many of those in the trial had struggled with weight loss previously and had been unsuccessful with any form of weight loss attempts. Ozempic® was key in finally making progress with weight loss. Lastly, the SELECT trial revealed an additional benefit of Ozempic® in that it significantly reduced the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events by 26% compared to placebo in individuals with type 2 diabetes and established cardiovascular disease. All of these factors not only play a role in weight loss but also overall increased wellness and health. Try Ozempic® in Virginia Beach and experience the results for yourself.

Woman who is thin after taking Wegovy® in Virginia Beach.

Benefits of Wegovy® and Ozempic® (Semaglutide):

  • Healthy weight loss
  • Decreased appetite and cravings
  • Reduced caloric intake
  • Improved blood sugar control
  • Reduced insulin resistance
  • FDA-approved and clinically proven
  • Early satiety

Is Semaglutide Safe & Effective?

Yes, Semaglutide is both safe and effective for weight loss. The STEP clinical trials in 2021, conducted at the University of Alabama Birmingham and other medical centers in the US, reported significant weight loss in patients who took higher doses of Semaglutide. More than 50% of participants lost 15% of their body weight, and up to 40% lost 20% of their body weight, which is a remarkable outcome. While Semaglutide is effective, it should be taken with a healthy diet and regular exercise for optimal results.

When Will I See the Results?

According to the STEP study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, patients taking Semaglutide in Virginia Beach can expect to see results as early as week 4 of the treatment, with an average weight loss of about 2% of their body weight. Additionally, many patients report decreased appetite and cravings immediately upon starting Semaglutide.

Does Semaglutide Target Belly Fat?

Semaglutide (Wegovy® and Ozempic®) can improve body composition by reducing excess body fat and increasing lean body mass, which can reduce belly fat. However, it does not specifically target belly fat. Combining Semaglutide injections with a healthy diet and exercise routine can enhance the effects of the treatment and lead to better overall results.

Are The Results Sustainable?

The results of Semaglutide are sustainable with continued use. In clinical trials, patients who took Semaglutide after the initial weight loss period maintained the weight loss achieved during the trial. However, lifestyle changes such as maintaining a healthy diet and regular exercise are necessary to sustain weight loss and improve health. This goes for both Wegovy® and Ozempic® in Virginia Beach.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ozempic® vs Wegovy®?

Ozempic® and Wegovy® are made by the same company, Novo Nordisk. They both contain the same active ingredient, which is Semaglutide. The difference is that Wegovy® contains higher doses of Semaglutide and is designed for weight loss. Ozempic® has lower doses of Semaglutide and was developed specifically for type 2 diabetes patients.

Is Ozempic® the same as insulin?

Ozempic® is not the same as insulin. While both are used to manage blood sugar levels, they work through different mechanisms. Insulin is a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar by facilitating the uptake of glucose into cells, whereas Ozempic® contains Semaglutide, a GLP-1 receptor agonist.

Are Ozempic®/Wegovy® (Semaglutude) safe for long-term use?

Yes. Semaglutide has been shown to be safe and effective in long-term clinical trials. As a matter of fact, these medications tend to be more effective the longer they are taken. The length of time for your personal program and medication will be established in your consultation.

What do I do if I miss a dose of Ozempic®/Wegovy®?

If you forget to take your dose of Ozempic®/Wegovy® in Virginia Beach, take it as soon as you remember, unless it’s close to your next scheduled dose. Never take two doses at the same time.

Are Ozempic®/Wegovy® covered by insurance?

Many insurance plans cover Ozempic®/Wegovy®. Check with your insurance provider to determine your coverage and any potential copayments or deductibles.

Schedule Your Consultation

Fountain Of You MD is dedicated to helping you achieve your health and wellness goals. Our team of healthcare professionals is ready to assist you in determining if Ozempic®/Wegovy® is the right choice for your weight loss journey. We offer comprehensive consultations to evaluate your health and create a personalized treatment plan to help you reach your goals. Schedule your consultation today and take the first step towards your goal weight.

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