Semaglutide in Arcadia, CA, serving Los Angeles, CA

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide, also known under the brand names of Wegovy or Ozempic, is available as both an injectable and oral medication. It is often prescribed for diabetes.

How Semaglutide Works

Semaglutide promotes the release of more insulin, to lower glucose in the blood. It also works as an appetite suppressant, to make you feel full for a longer period, so you eat less.

Who Is a Candidate for Semaglutide Treatment?

Semaglutide is an excellent weight loss solution if you have:

  • A BMI of 30 or above
  • A BMI of 27, with at least one weight-related condition, including diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol

You should also be committed to eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly, to maintain your results.

What To Expect During Semaglutide Treatment

Semaglutide treatment consists of a once-per-week injection, which you administer yourself at home. Semaglutide is also available as an oral medication. Your weight loss doctor will also recommend a customized diet and exercise program to obtain the optimum benefits from your treatment.

Results You Can Expect from Semaglutide Treatment

Semaglutide treatment can help you lose up to 15% to 20% of your body weight. You will look thinner and feel healthier when taking Semaglutide.

Cost of Semaglutide Treatment

The cost of Semaglutide treatment depends on the customized dosage of Semaglutide and the number of weeks of injections:

  • Semaglutide 0.25mg x 4 weeks $350 dollars
  • Semaglutide 0.50mg x 4 weeks $475 dollars
  • Semaglutide 1mg x 4 weeks $600 dollars
  • Semaglutide 2mg x 4 weeks $750 dollars

Side Effects of Semaglutide Treatment

Common side effects of Semaglutide include:

  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headaches and fatigue
  • Low blood sugar
  • Abdominal discomfort

More serious side effects may include:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Vision problems
  • Pancreatitis
  • Kidney issues
  • Gallbladder problems

Questions To Ask Your Weight Loss Doctor

Before beginning Semaglutide treatment, you should ask your weight loss doctor:

  • Is Semaglutide safe for me?
  • How much weight can I lose with Semaglutide?
  • Are there better alternatives to Semaglutide?
  • How many of your patients are satisfied with Semaglutide treatment?
  • Are there any reasons why I shouldn’t try Semaglutide?

Want To Know More About Semaglutide?

To learn more about Semaglutide, skinny shots, and other weight loss injections, including GLP-1 and Tirzepatide, and how they can help you lose weight, call Dr. Donald Portocarrero at Gastrointestinal & Non-Surgical Weight Loss Solutions in Arcadia, CA, serving residents of Arcadia and Los Angeles, CA. You can reach him in the office by calling (626) 461-5408, so call today.

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