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Wegovy: Does it REALLY Help with Weight Loss?

If you've ever tried to lose weight and failed, you're in good company. Nearly three-quarters of Americans are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and it's not from a lack of trying to shed pounds.

The human body has a built-in regulatory system to maintain a certain set point. So while your weight may fluctuate temporarily, it's designed to return to its highest weight.

You may need help with weight management and your doctor may recommend treatment with Wegovy. It’s a prescription drug used with exercise and a low calorie diet for long-term weight loss in adults with either:

  • a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher (obesity), or

  • a BMI of 27 or higher (which is considered overweight) and a health condition that’s related to weight

What is Wegovy?

Wegovy (semaglutide) is a glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonist, to be injected subcutaneously once-weekly. Wegovy is a higher-dose - 2.4 mg - version of the diabetes drug Ozempic (semaglutide).

Essentially, Wegovy is a weight loss drug that comes in the form of an injection. The active ingredient is a synthetic version of a glucagon-like peptide-1 gut hormone that affects the parts of the brain which control appetite and hunger. When used to treat obese patients in studies it was injected once a week.

How Does Wegovy Work?

Wegovy slows the emptying of the stomach and promotes a feeling of fullness by acting on the brain.

During clinical trials to evaluate the safety of Wegovy when used for treating obesity, participants without diabetes who were prescribed Wegovy lost on average, 12.4% of their initial body weight when compared to a placebo.

Another clinical trial conducted using participants with type 2 diabetes, found those who took Wegovy lost 6.2 percent of their body weight compared to those who received a placebo. Whilst the medication does have some side effects, data suggests Wegovy has a favorable safety profile when compared to older weight loss medications.

Wegovy is not for everyone. Please refer to learn more.

Call TODAY to if you're ready to end your weight loss struggle!

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