At Wyndhurst Medical Aesthetics & Hormone Clinic, we’ve assembled semaglutide FAQs for Lynchburg patients looking to learn more about this weight-loss treatment.
What Is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is a medication that is injected once a week to create weight loss. It was originally intended as a medication for Type 2 diabetes, but it has proven incredibly effective as an anti-obesity solution.
How Does Semaglutide Work?
Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist. One of its effects is the lowering of blood-sugar levels, which is where its benefits for Type 2 diabetes come in. It also has a major impact on appetite, creating a feeling of fullness. When combined with its property of making the stomach slower to empty, this helps to curb overeating and lose weight.
Semaglutide helps patients resist the urge to overeat while reducing hunger. The result is better control over the amount of food consumed and the frequency of consumption. When paired with a healthy diet and exercise, it becomes much easier for patients to lose weight.
How Much Weight Can Semaglutide Help Me Lose?
The amount of weight that can be lost with semaglutide varies from case to case based on the patient’s metabolism, health and dietary habits, and other factors. Generally, patients have lost anywhere from 10% to 20% of their body weight with the help of this treatment option.
Does Semaglutide Also Have Other Benefits?
By helping with weight-loss goals, semaglutide can also be incredibly beneficial to the patient’s overall health. It can reduce the chances of a stroke or heart attack and can also lower the risk of developing osteoporosis.
Should I Try Semaglutide or Bariatric Surgery?
Semaglutide offers a variety of benefits over bariatric surgery. Unlike surgery, this weight-loss option is only minimally invasive. By avoiding invasive surgery and permanent structural changes to the patient’s digestive tract, semaglutide offers a much lower risk of complications.
Semaglutide weight-loss treatment requires no scalpels or incisions of any kind. Because it causes a much lower degree of tissue trauma compared to surgery, it does not require a long and uncomfortable recovery period with liquid or semi-solid dietary changes.
How Much Does Semaglutide Cost?
Every patient’s case is different, which can affect the cost of semaglutide for weight loss. Price will be discussed when patients come in for their scheduled consultation.
Where Can I Get More Information About Semaglutide?
To learn more about semaglutide and its weight-loss benefits, contact Wyndhurst Medical Aesthetics & Hormone Clinic. Schedule your consultation today.