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Semaglutide Medical Weight Loss in Atlanta

Introducing Our Atlanta Semaglutide Weight Loss Program

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a medication indicated for treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and now approved for weight loss in certain patient populations.

More commonly known for its brand names, Ozempic, Rybelsus and Wegovy, semaglutide is a once-weekly injection (or a daily pill as Rybelsus) that became available in the US in 2017. Several clinical studies show that weekly semaglutide injections promote weight loss. In 2021, the FDA approved Wegovy, which is Ozempic with a higher dosing potential, in addition to diet and exercise to help reduce weight in obese or overweight adults.

How Semaglutide Works

Semaglutide belongs to a class of medications called GLP-1 agonists. These drugs work by mimicking the hormone Incretin. Incretin receptors exist throughout the body, particularly in the stomach, brain, and pancreas.

When bound to these receptors, the action of GLP-1 has the following effects: stimulates the production of insulin, reduces glucagon production in the liver, signals to the brain a feeling of fullness, and slows the rate of gastric emptying. This results in better regulation of blood sugar levels, reduction of appetite, reduction of food intake, and ultimately weight loss.

In other words, you get full quickly, stay full longer, and rarely have food cravings or hunger.

Semaglutide Medical Weight Loss Atlanta

BENEFITS OF SEMAGLUTIDE FOR WEIGHT LOSS

As a GLP-1 receptor agonist, Semaglutide acts to suppress appetite, extend feelings of fullness, and improve blood sugar control. This multifaceted approach not only aids in weight loss but also promotes healthier eating habits and lifestyle changes, setting the stage for sustained results. Studies also indicate that the use of GLP-1 medications helps preserve lean muscle mass versus other weight loss methods. Semaglutide treatments are administered via a small injection under the skin, once a week. It is so simple most patients self-administer at home.

Appetite Suppression

Semaglutide shots reduce hunger cravings, making it easier to adhere to a controlled and balanced diet.

Extended Fullness

The shots promote prolonged feelings of fullness, helping individuals manage portion sizes and minimize overeating.

Blood Sugar Regulation

Semaglutide assists in maintaining stable blood sugar levels, reducing the likelihood of sudden cravings and energy crashes.

Healthier Lifestyle

The shots encourage the adoption of healthier eating habits and regular physical activity, contributing to a sustainable weight loss journey.

Get Started With Semaglutide Weight Loss for Just $350*!

Kick-start your weight loss and healthy lifestyle with Vital Living Healthcare’s new Semaglutide weight loss program, no matter the dosage for $350/month, which includes your:

  • Initial Consultation with Dr. Cox, Dr A or Jordan Carney, CRNP
  • First Patient Office Visit
  • 1-Month Supply of Semaglutide (4 pre-drawn syringes at the correct dosage for you)
  • Self Injection Training
  • Required Follow-Up Appointment at 4 Weeks
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Semaglutide Weight Loss FAQs

Semaglutide belongs to a class of medications called GLP-1 agonists. These drugs work by mimicking the hormone incretin. Incretin receptors exist throughout the body, particularly in the stomach, brain, and pancreas. When bound to these receptors, the action of GLP-1 has the following effects:

  • stimulates the production of insulin
  • reduces glucagon production in the liver
  • signals to the brain a feeling of fullness
  • slows the rate of gastric emptying.

This results in better regulation of blood sugar levels, reduction of appetite, reduction of food intake, and ultimately weight loss. In other words, you get full quickly, stay full longer, and rarely have food cravings or hunger.

The side effects of Semaglutide are mostly mild to moderate GI disorders, i.e. nausea, acid reflux, constipation, diarrhea.

Most people say that their side effects lessen or disappear over time, as their bodies get used to the medication.

Semaglutide is administered as a subcutaneous injection into the lower abdomen once weekly. The medication should not be taken any sooner than every 7 days, and doing so could cause the levels to build up and cause more frequent side effects.

It varies patient to patient. While some patients will feel the effects at the initial starting dose others may require 2-3 months titrating up to the appropriate dose.

Semaglutide is more commonly known for its brand name Ozempic. Wegovy, is Ozempic with a higher dosing potential. Rybelsus is the oral daily version. All three can aid in weight loss when combined with diet and exercise.

Unfortunately, most health insurers do not cover the treatment of overweight or obesity medications. To find out if you have coverage contact your benefits administrator at your workplace or check the formulary ( list of approved medications for your particular health plan) online.

Even if you meet the treatment criteria established by the guidelines to take the medication, your health insurance can choose not to cover the medication. If you pay the MSRP for Wegovy it will cost you from $900 to $1300/month or more. That is why we utilize the compounded version and can provide you with the medication in all dosage strengths and medical support for $350 per month.

You should not take Semaglutide if you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding or if you have a personal or family history of medullary thyroid cancer or multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2.