What is Semaglutide?

In short, Semaglutide mimics a natural hormone produced by our bodies to help tell our brain we are full, slow digestion and stabilize our blood sugar levels.

It has been used for over 15 years to treat Type 2 diabetes, and has been found to be revolutionary in helping people lose weight and manage their diabetes. When used in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise, it can be effective in promoting significant weight loss, as well as decreasing the risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease in overweight or obese individuals.

How effective is Semaglutide for weight loss?

A study from 2021 revealed that people who incorporated Semaglutide along with a healthy diet and exercise lost 15-20% of their body weight, while those that didn’t use Semaglutide lost 2.4%.

Semaglutide’s Effectiveness in Weight Loss: A Study

 What are the side effects of Semaglutide injections?

There are minimal side effects from Semaglutide, especially in comparison to risks associated with overweight and obesity.

People taking Semaglutide for weight loss may experience:

  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Gastrointestinal issues, such as diarrhea, constipation and gassiness
  • Headache
  • Stomach issues, including nausea, vomiting, pain or distension (bloat)

Gastrointestinal issues are the most common complaint among people just starting Semaglutide. Dr. Ryan works closely with his patients to monitor the potential side effects and starts at a low dose of medicine to help protect you from the side effects as much as possible.

Who should take Semaglutide for weight loss?

The FDA recommends Wegovy for weight loss if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of 27kg/m2 or greater and at least one weight-related condition, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes or high cholesterol
  • Have a BMI of 30kg/m2 or greater

Who shouldn’t take Semaglutide?

Avoid Semaglutide if you have:

  • History of medullary thyroid cancer or family history of medullary thyroid cancer
  • History of gallbladder disease
  • History of pancreatitis
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN2) or family history of MEN2

How much does it cost?

The demand for Semaglutide is high, so many have turned to compounded Semaglutide from highly specialized pharmacies. There are many options available and we recommend you find the right fit for your needs.

We are a truly doctor followed practice. You will consult with Dr. Ryan and discuss your goals. Together you will determine if Semaglutide is right for you. He will follow you weekly having you come in to meet and discuss your progress and any potential side effects. Dr. Ryan selected a pharmacy for Semaglutide that has rigorous testing in place to bring you the highest quality product to protect your safety and health.

Our Semaglutide program starts at $300 a month.