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We all know that obesity and carrying excess weight are not beneficial to our health. Obesity can result in a number of potentially serious health issues, including digestive issues, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and more. If you are tired of living with stubborn, excess weight and are dedicated to improving your overall health, Semaglutide for weight loss may be beneficial. Read on to learn more about Semaglutide, the benefits, and who is an ideal candidate.

What is Semaglutide?

Originally used to treat type 2 diabetes, Semaglutide mimics a hormone known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) that targets areas in the brain that control appetite and food intake. After you eat, your digestive tract will release this hormone, lowering your blood sugar through insulin release, and blocking sugar production. In turn, this curbs cravings and helps you to lose stubborn weight. Semaglutide is used for weight loss through injectable treatment.

When used together with diet and exercise, Semaglutide treatment can result in significant weight loss in people who are overweight or obese. In fact, one study showed that obese individuals who used Semaglutide along with lifestyle changes lost 15-20% of their body weight.

Benefits of Semaglutide for Weight Loss

Those who are overweight or are living with a weight-related condition may benefit from weight loss associated with Semaglutide. Some of these benefits may include:

  •       Lower blood sugar levels
  •       Suppressed appetite
  •       Decreased risk of diabetes and heart disease
  •       Reduced body weight
  •       Lowered inflammatory markers
  •       Feel fuller for longer
  •       Reduced cravings

Who is a Candidate?

Individuals who have a BMI of 30 or greater, or those with a BMI of 27 or higher and also have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or type 2 diabetes may be ideal candidates for Semaglutide. However, those with a history of gallbladder disease, medullary thyroid cancer, pancreatitis, or multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 should not receive this treatment. Overall, the best way to determine if you can benefit from Semaglutide is to schedule a consultation appointment at our practice.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are ready to take a proactive step toward achieving your weight loss goals and improving your overall health, contact Living Young Center for Health & Anti-Aging in Florida today. A consultation with one of our medical professionals is your first step. We have three convenient locations in Seminole, Palm Harbor, St. Petersburg or Odessa.

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