Wegovy Injections for Weight Loss in Coral Springs, FL
Wegovy has been approved by the FDA and is considered one of the most effective weight loss medications currently available to patients. At Integrated HealthCare of South Florida, our team of weight loss specialists is knowledgeable in the newest and most effective methods of weight management. For more information, please contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 9750 NW 33 Street, Suite 212 Coral Springs, FL 33065.
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What are Wegovy injections for weight loss?
Who qualifies for Wegovy?
What is the success rate of Wegovy weight loss injections?
How does Wegovy work?
Obesity and being overweight can lead to many different health conditions, many of which worsen with time to become life-threatening. With around 70% of the population being considered as part of those categories, medical weight loss treatments have become a very reliable and effective means of losing weight in a safe and controlled environment with medical supervision. Wegovy is a medication that has shown to be incredibly effective when prescribed as part of a weight loss program, alongside a balanced exercise regimen and diet, allowing for more weight to be lost quickly; all while being supervised by a physician to ensure the health and safety of the patient. If you have struggled to lose weight and think a medical weight loss program is just the kick-start you need, speak to our team at Integrated HealthCare today to start your journey to get back to the best version of you today.
Wegovy injections are a specific brand of Semaglutide injections which were originally created for patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes due to its ability to help manage blood sugar levels. They are still used very commonly for managing type 2 diabetes but were discovered to be very effective if used as part of a medical weight loss treatment in suppressing appetite and helping patients to love excessive weight more quickly. Wegovy has become a prescription medication that is combined with exercise and a low-calorie diet to help patients who are considered obese or have weight-related health conditions to lose weight a bit more efficiently to quickly return to a healthier version of themselves.
While Wegovy is only available through a physician-provided prescription, the candidates who will be considered for its use is decided according to their BMI and if they are including Wegovy as part of their medically supervised weight loss treatment. The BMI qualifications are used to include those who are considered obese, with a BM|I of 30 or higher, and those who have a BMI of 27 or higher but also have developed a health condition due to their weight such as diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure. There are some health conditions that may cause some patients to be excluded as candidates, including those who have a family history of medullary thyroid cancer. Your physician will work with you to make sure that you are a qualified candidate to ensure that Wegovy is prescribed only if it is safe for use.
The success that a patient is able to attain while being on Wegovy also relies on how well they are sticking to their new diet and exercise regimen that is recommended as use in accordance with weight loss medication. Wegovy has been approved by the FDA and is considered one of the most effective weight loss medications currently available to patients. According to several 68-week studies, those who were taking Wegovy rather than the placebo were able to lose an average of 12.4% of their original body weight. As with all weight loss medication, Wegovy is only effective and safe when used as directed by the physician who provided the prescription, and should involve several check-up appointments with the physician to ensure that this is still the best course of treatment for the patient and that it is proving to be effective of supporting the medical weight loss program.
Since Semaglutide injections were created to treat patients suffering from type 2 diabetes, they all contain a peptide that mimics the hormone glucagon-like peptide-1, which when used to treat type 2 diabetes, works by supporting the pancreas to release the required amount of insulin. Wegovy injections use that hormone as well, but for its ability to target the areas within the brain that are in charge of regulating food intake and appetite level. The digestive process is slowed down, meaning the patient has a lowered appetite and ingests fewer calories, leading to less daily calories being consumed. The injections do have some side effects that involve the gastrointestinal tract, so patients are given doses of the medication that gradually increase over a time period of 16 to 20 weeks to reduce the risk of suffering from side effects as much as possible.
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