You’re probably wondering what Semaglutide actually does or how it works. Semaglutide in the body mimics a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which sends the “I’m full” signal to the brain. In other words, it helps you feel full earlier and stay full longer. Glycemic control and insulin sensitivity also improve, helping to promote fat loss while reducing cravings. You’ll feel hungry less often and feel full sooner. It makes a difference.
A few things to keep in mind. First, all candidates for Semaglutide are given a health screening to determine eligibility. Patients who are pregnant, nursing, or plan to become pregnant may not be candidates for this medication. Also patients with a history of any of the following may not be candidates:
- Diabetes with history of diabetic retinopathy
- Personal or family history of thyroid cancer, multiple endocrine neoplasia 2A or 2B
- Pancreatitis or kidney disease
- Depression, suicidal thoughts, or mental health issues
Most people enjoy the benefits of Semaglutide without experiencing significant side effects. The most commonly reported side effects include gastrointestinal effects such as abdominal discomfort, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, feeling bloated and gas. Other side effects include but are not limited to: tiredness, dizziness, headache, pancreatitis, and heartburn. Again, these are not common or to be expected, but they do occur and if you do experience these, please let us know and we will discuss alternative treatments.
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