Weight Loss

Semaglutide Weight Loss Program

Despite its new application as a powerful weight loss drug, semaglutide is an extremely safe and well-researched substance. In recent months, this medication has been taking the world of weight loss by storm. The FDA (United States Food and Drug Administration) recently approved semaglutide as a prescription weight loss aid.

Semaglutide is in a class of medications called glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonists. GLP-1 agonists work by stimulating your pancreas to increase insulin. This additional insulin causes the stomach to empty over a longer period. The idea of the stomach processing food more slowly can seem counterintuitive to patients who have turned to stimulant-based diet pills in the past. However, this slow and consistent digestion is merely an early step in the chain reaction that makes semaglutide such an effective weight loss drug.

When your stomach takes more time to empty itself of food, it sends signals of “fullness” to the brain. This signal is sent throughout a larger portion of your day, even if you’re eating less food than usual. The result of this process is a powerful appetite suppression effect based on the patient’s own natural insulin production. This means patients can benefit from medically assisted weight loss without any need for invasive surgeries or harsh stimulants.

A semaglutide with B12 regimen will also lead to healthier blood sugar levels, which can help you feel more energetic throughout your day. Stabilized and controlled blood sugar levels can also help improve other areas of your overall health. This effect can contribute to a general sense of well-being, which is a crucial component in any weight loss journey.

Your dedication to healthy lifestyle choices will be crucial for sustainable, long-term weight management. However, injectable semaglutide with B12 treatment can be an extremely valuable tool. It can help you achieve your goal of having better overall health by getting you on track towards a healthy weight. With weekly semaglutide injections, you can reach your ideal body weight in a way that can be maintained for the rest of your life. You can do so without turning to starvation-based “diets” or unrealistic 30-day workout programs.

Ask Helen about the Mounjaro Program.

With potent medications like semaglutide, it’s extremely important to adhere to a prescribed dosing schedule. Your body needs time to adjust to such powerful medicine, so it is crucial to titrate your dose up slowly. If Helen determines this program is right for you, you will be scheduled for weekly injections at Paslay Health Care. A typical injectable semaglutide regimen for weight loss is shown in the following schedule:

Weeks Cost
1-4 $50 Medication and $25 Supplies
5-6 $100 Medication and $25 Supplies
7-8 $150 Medication and $25 Supplies
9-12 $200 Medication and $25 Supplies
13-16 $250 Medication and $25 Supplies
17 onward $300 Medication and $25 Supplies

In this example, you’ll notice that the dose starts small then gradually increases until the patient has slowly and safely worked up to their maintenance dose of 30 units weekly. Please note that your dosage and medication costs could be different depending on your individual medical situation. Additionally, because of the effectiveness of semaglutide, many patients have reached a desired weight and healthy BMI in the earlier stages of the program.  If this happens in your case, you and Helen will discuss continuing or discontinuing the program.

During this gentle increase in dosage, patients should be aware of any unwanted side effects such as:

  • Loss of appetite (i.e., constant feelings of fullness that go beyond the desired results)
  • Light-headed or dizzy sensations
  • Persistent lethargic feeling
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea

Report these or any other negative side effects to Paslay Health Care. Helen will be able to make any necessary adjustments to your dose or titration schedule to ensure that your semaglutide treatment is working for you as efficiently, effectively, and safely as possible. If you do notice and report side effects to Helen, she may lower your dose to the previous level until your body fully adjusts to the medication.

Patients who have a history or diagnosis of medullary thyroid cancer or multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN II) are not eligible to receive semaglutide. Although rare, pancreatitis has been reported with semaglutide use.