Despite dedicated efforts in diet and exercise, many individuals encounter challenges in reaching their weight loss goals. If you find yourself in this situation, you may be exploring various options to support your weight loss journey.
Ozempic® injections, designed for qualifying candidates, present a potential solution. These injections contain GLP-1, a glucagon-like peptide-1 hormone, which, being amino acid-based, accelerates stomach processing of food and delays gastric emptying, ultimately prolonging the sensation of fullness (satiety).
First used to regulate the levels of sugar in the blood of diabetic patients, it is now FDA-cleared for use as a weight loss medication.
According to FDA guidance, Ozempic® may be prescribed for weight loss in individuals with a BMI of at least 30 kg/m2 or 27 kg/m2 with at least one weight-related condition.
Semaglutide 2.4 mg, the scientific term for GLP-1, is considered safe and effective for individuals of any age and ethnicity grappling with obesity. These injections offer several advantages, including high efficiency for overall weight loss, reduced waist circumference, and improved cardiovascular health and blood pressure.
Ozempic® may be a preferable choice for weight loss in patients with elevated cardiovascular risk compared to other medications.
It’s crucial to remember that pharmaceutical weight loss products, such as Ozempic®, yield better results when complemented with a healthy diet and exercise program.
• High efficiency for overall weight loss
• Reduced waist circumference
• Improved cardiovascular health and blood pressure
You may not be a good candidate if you are taking lifesaving oral medications. Be cautious and discuss receiving Ozempic® injections with your doctor. Ozempic® slows down gastric emptying, so it may impact the amount of medicine absorbed by your body.
If you are taking other semaglutide medications, do not use Ozempic® alongside other semaglutide-containing prescription, nonprescription medicines or herbal products.
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GLP-1’s ability to slow gastric emptying contributes to increased satiety, diminished hunger, and prolonged fullness, resulting in reduced food intake and subsequent weight loss. Additionally, given that GLP-1 receptors naturally exist in the hypothalamus, Ozempic® specifically targets the brain areas responsible for regulating hunger and appetite.
You can lose up to 34 pounds or more in under 70 weeks, according to a 68-week study of about 2000 overweight individuals.
Using 2.4 mg of Ozempic® once weekly, these patients averaged a 15 percent loss of body weight compared to 2.4 percent in individuals who took a placebo.
The common side effects of Ozempic® include:
- Stomach (abdominal) pain
To reduce these possible side effects, eat bland, low-fat foods, like rice, toast, or crackers, and foods made with water, such as gelatin and soups. Avoid greasy and sweet foods. Eat slowly, stay hydrated and avoid lying down after you eat. Also, try to take your dose at least 4 hours before going to bed.