For some patients living with obesity, this condition may be undiagnosed and undertreated. Many factors can contribute to excess weight gain, including physical activity level, eating patterns, genetics, sleep routine, and certain medications.
The search for effective and safe weight loss treatment seems never ending. However, in recent years, obesity medications known as Semaglutides are making waves and big changes on how we treat obesity.
What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide belongs to a class of medications known as glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist or GLP1. This mimics the natural GLP1 hormone released in the gut in response to eating. One of the pivotal roles of this GLP1 is to cause the body to produce more insulin, which reduces blood glucose levels.
GLP1 in higher amounts also interacts with the parts of the brain that suppresses your appetite and signals you to feel full. Using this in conjunction with proper diet and exercise can cause significant weight loss, reducing the risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart conditions.
How effective is Semaglutide for weight loss in non-diabetics?
There have been several anti-obesity medications in the past, but Semaglutides such as Ozempic, Wegovy, and Mounjaro perform on a new level.
Recent studies show that half of the participants using Semaglutides along with exercise lost up to 20% body fat compared to participants who lost 2.5% of body fat by only incorporating lifestyle changes.
What are the side effects of Semaglutides injections?
Normally the side effects are mild. The most common side effects are:
Dizziness, fatigue, headaches, and stomach complaints, such as diarrhea and nausea.
Who should not take Semaglutide for weight loss?
You should avoid Semaglutide if you have:
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Our diabetologist specialist, Dr. Kumar, can guide you on the best treatment options.