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Semaglutide GLP-1

The latest and exciting buzz for doctors to treat obesity is Semaglutide.

What is Semaglutide?

This is not a fad nor diet. Semaglutide is the newest FDA-approved treatment for weight loss. This medication is a class of drugs known as GLP-1 (Glucagon-like peptide 1) and is making its debut at Valley Medical Weight Loss.

Treatment for Managing High Blood Sugar

Previously, Semaglutide was approved as a treatment for managing high blood sugar in Type 2 Diabetes under the brand names of Ozempic, Rybelsus and Wegovy.

Affordable Pricing for Injectable Semaglutide

In the past these medications could cost upwards of $1400 per month. We are now able to offer affordable pricing for injectable Semaglutide compounded in an FDA Approved compounding pharmacy for as little as $45 per week.

Chronic Weight Management

Since 2017 researchers have been actively discovering its benefits for chronic weight management. After a series of clinical trials and case studies, the results were extremely positive.

Semaglutide Approved by the FDA

The FDA has now approved Semaglutide for those individuals suffering from weight-related health issues in managing weight in overweight and obese individuals.

Semaglutide Appetite Suppressant

Semaglutide is given through a subcutaneous injection. By mimicking the effect of insulin to lower your blood sugar levels it. Moreover, it controls specific areas of your brain that regulate appetite and food intake. As a result, your appetite is suppressed, your food cravings are reduced, and you can better control your eating patterns.

Is Semaglutide Good for Weight Loss?

Yes! Semaglutide is a game charger for best weight loss results.

Semaglutide Approved by the FDA

The FDA has now approved Semaglutide for those individuals suffering from weight-related health issues in managing weight in overweight and obese individuals.

Semaglutide Helps Prevent Other Chronic Diseases

Not only is the drug several times more effective than other weight management drugs out there, but it also helps in preventing other chronic diseases such as:

Cardiovascular Disease

Diabetes

Obesity

Semaglutide Injections Helps Fight Type 2 Diabetes

Semaglutide injections are used to treat type 2 diabetes. It is used together with diet and exercise to help control your blood sugar. Semaglutide may help with reduction in:

  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Inflammation
  • Blood Sugar
  • Obesity

Additional Benefits of Semaglutide:

Clinically proven to be the most effective medication for weight loss. Semaglutide can be used alone or with Phentermine for effectively controlling appetite leading to more effective and long lasting weight loss.

Semaglutide:

  • Non-habit forming
  • Not a stimulant
  • Well Tolerated
  • Safe and Effective
  • Suppresses Appetite
  • Keeps you Full Longer
  • Lose Cravings
  • Weight Loss

“Scientists believe semaglutide is twice as effective as other available treatments for obesity.”
– FDA Approval

Overview of Semaglutide

Diabetes patients who need better glycemic control are generally prescribed semaglutide but now it’s available for people without diabetes seeking treatment for weight loss.

New FDA Approved Weight Loss Treatment

Semaglutide injections are a cutting-edge FDA-approved medication for weight loss that mimics a natural hormone in your body that reduces your appetite and cravings.

Our Treatment Philosophy

Weight management is similar to a chronic condition like high blood pressure, and should be treated as such, with medication accompanied by lifestyle changes. In treating our patients, we do so from a medical perspective, rather than from a judgmental willpower or character flaw perspective. As a result, we have a very high success rate.

Semaglutide: A Weight Loss Breakthrough

New treatments for obesity are always met with skepticism, and for good reason.

Miracle Cures for Obesity that Rarely Work

Marketers bombard the web with promises of miracle cures for obesity that rarely work. Once in a while, a drug enters the market that changes the landscape of obesity treatment. Semaglutide is one such drug.

More About Semaglutide?

Our bodies produce semaglutide from GLP1, a modified molecule. It’s a protein made in the intestines that results in a decrease in blood sugars and appetite. Due to a small change in the molecule, the drug lasts for weeks instead of minutes in our bodies. It is a higher dose of a drug originally used for diabetes and sold under the name Ozempic®, Rybelsus® or Wegovy®. The results were remarkable.

Research on Semaglutide and Weight Loss

Participants with obesity (BMI >30) took 2.4 mg Semaglutide each week for 68 weeks. The treatment group lost about 15% of its body weight (37 pounds for a 250-pound individual).

Producing Better Results

The placebo group lost 2.4% of its body weight. A medical weight loss program can produce even better results. Medical-grade diets and other anti-obesity medications are included.

Fat Loss Injections Can Help You Reach Your Goals

With a weekly Semaglutide injection and healthy lifestyle changes, you can lose weight by:

  •  Decreasing your appetite and therefore causing you to eat less.
  •  Slowing food digestion in the stomach.
  •  Decreasing body fat percentage.
  •  Lowering HbA1c levels.
  •  Treating PCOS.

How Does Semaglutide Work?

Semaglutide works in the following ways:

Emptying of the Stomach is Delayed

Consequently, a smaller meal size leads to a feeling of fullness and satisfaction.

Diabetes Weight Loss Medications

The FDA has approved semaglutide for the treatment of diabetes (type 2) at a dose of 1mg daily. It offers some of the best results for weight loss among diabetes medications. Like sulfonylureas and insulin, some diabetes medications cause weight gain.

Need to Lose Weight

If you have diabetes and need to lose weight, you may be interested in Semaglutide or one of the other GLP1 drugs (Bydureon, Trulicity, Victoza, Rybelsus, an oral form of Semaglutide).

Semaglutide Prescription

Valley Medical Health can connect people who might need a semaglutide prescription with medical providers who can prescribe semaglutide injections, when appropriate for a fraction of the standard price of Ozempic® or Rybelsus ®.

Is It Possible to Buy Semaglutide Online?

No. The United States requires a prescription for semaglutide injections and oral medication to be dispensed by a pharmacy. Due to this, semaglutide is not available over-the-counter and it cannot be purchased online.  We offer semaglutide for purchase in our office after a brief healthy review and physical from one of our trained physicians.

Semaglutide Medication Requires a Prescription

Getting semaglutide medication requires a prescription from a licensed medical provider. People who need semaglutide prescriptions should connect with one of our medical professional who can prescribe the medication at any of our three locations.

Semaglutide – Possible Side Effects

A qualified medical provider should be consulted before using semaglutide prescription medication. Semaglutide side effects include nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and irritation at the injection site, although the medication is usually well tolerated.

Semaglutide and Alcohol

Semaglutide and alcohol should usually not be taken together. Prescription medications containing semaglutide should not be used by people allergic to it.

Losing Weight with Semaglutide

It is a GLP-1 (glucagon-like-peptide-1) receptor agonist. It has become a life-changing option for overweight or obese people who are committed to losing weight and do not have any serious health problems.

Semaglutide Long-Acting Prescription Medicine

Semaglutide is not a magic cure or gimmicky fat-burning supplement. It is a long-acting prescription medicine that is used over an extended period of time, usually several months or more.

Not a Short Term Weight Loss Fix

Though Semaglutide is not recommended for a short term fix, the weekly injections are available for people who may only need to lose 10 pounds or large amount of weight as long as they medically are a good candidate and have a body mass index (BMI) above 20.

Is Semaglutide Effective for Weight Loss?

The scientific evidence backing semaglutide’s effectiveness as a weight-loss drug is impressive.
During a randomized, double-blind study conducted in the mid-2010s, semaglutide use resulted in significant weight loss. Weight loss was not only compared with a placebo group, but also to another substance in the GLP-1 receptor agonist class called Liraglutide.

Semaglutide “Appears to be Superior” for Weight Loss

Semaglutide “appears superior” to a variety of other GLP-1 receptor agonists for weight loss stimulation in type 2 diabetes patients, according to a study published in 2019. The same study found that semaglutide trials as a weight-loss drug exceeded the criterion set forth by both the FDA and EMA (European Medicines Agency) for obesity medications.

Results were Achieved with “Minimal Safety Concerns”.

Regardless of whether the patients evaluated were Type 2 diabetics, the weight loss results were achieved with “little” to “no safety concerns”.

More Recent Semaglutide Trials

Recently, 2,000 people with a BMI over 30 who were not diagnosed with diabetes took part in a double-blind trial. Those who implemented other lifestyle changes, such as exercise, saw a -14.9% change in body weight after 68 weeks of semaglutide treatment.

Superior Weight Loss Efficacy

Study from 2020 concluded that semaglutide provides superior weight loss efficacy with no demonstrable link to “gastrointestinal adverse events.” These adverse events include stomachaches and diarrhea.

Another Study on Semaglutide

Another study on semaglutide and weight loss paired the drug (or a placebo) with intensive behavioral therapy and a low-calorie diet. Additionally, semaglutide use resulted in significantly superior weight loss outcomes.

What Are the Side Effects of Semaglutide?

Semaglutide belongs to a class of medications called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonists. A GLP-1 agonist stimulates your pancreas to produce more insulin. Insulin increases the time it takes for the stomach to empty.

Semaglutide Effective Weight Loss Drug

Patients who have relied on stimulant-based diet pills in the past may find the idea of the stomach processing food more slowly counterintuitive. The slow and consistent digestion is, however, only one part of the chain reaction that makes semaglutide such an effective weight loss drug.

Powerful Appetite Suppression

As your stomach takes longer to empty itself of food, it sends signals to your brain that you are full. The signal is sent throughout the day, even if you eat less than usual. This process leads to a powerful appetite suppression effect based on the patient’s own natural insulin production.

Benefiting from Medically Assisted Weight Loss

Therefore, patients can benefit from medically assisted weight loss without having to undergo invasive surgery or take harsh stimulants. You will also have healthier blood sugar levels with a semaglutide regimen, which will make you feel more energetic.

Controlling Your Blood Sugar Levels

You can also improve your overall health by stabilizing and controlling your blood sugar levels. The overall feeling of well-being can contribute to weight loss even if you are not at risk for diabetes.

Demand for Semaglutide

Find a reputable supplier today. All our semaglutide comes from a FDA approved compounding pharmacy.  The emergence of semaglutide as a powerful weight loss solution has been accompanied by shortages and supply chain disruptions.

Valley Medical Weight Loss

Valley Medical Weight Loss has combined high-quality semaglutide with B12. It creates a symbiotic relationship of weight loss mechanisms that help you shed pounds consistently. With no negative feelings often associated with strict dieting and overexertion at the gym, weight loss can be achieved and maintained.

New Semaglutide Weight Loss Injectable

The new semaglutide weight loss injectable from Valley Medical Weight Loss is:

  • Available at a weekly starting dose of 0.25mg
  • Maximum dose of 2.00mg
  • Option to pair with Phentermine

Semaglutide Weight Loss Injectables

Our advanced semaglutide product is available as a small local injection. It’s extremely important to follow the prescribed dosing schedule when taking potent medications like semaglutide.

Semaglutide Weight Loss Injectables

It can be seen that in this typical example, the dose is very small at first, then doubles every four weeks until the patient has slowly and safely worked up to their weekly maintenance dose. Based on your individual medical situation and your doctor’s orders, your dosage may differ.

Be Aware of Any Unwanted Side Effects

During this gradual increase in dosage, patients should be aware of any unwanted side effects, such as:

  • Excessive feelings of fullness that go beyond the desired results.
  • Feeling dizzy or light-headed.
  • Persistent lethargic feeling.
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort.
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea

Negative Side Effects

Tell your doctor if you experience any negative side effects. Your doctor will be able to adjust your dosage to ensure that your semaglutide treatment is working as efficiently, effectively, and safely as possible.

Reporting Side Effects

As long as you report side effects to your doctor, he or she will likely lower your dose to the previous level until your body adjusts fully to the medication.

People Also Ask

Semaglutide is only available by prescription. Neither pharmacies nor supermarkets sell it, and it can only be prescribed by a licensed medical professional to suitable patients.

The injection of Semaglutide may cause side effects. Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms persist or are severe:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal pain
  • constipation
  • heartburn
  • burping

Semaglutide is not suitable for everyone. It can be prescribed to adults who have obesity, with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30, or who are overweight, with a BMI greater than 27, and have weight-related medical problems such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol.

Semaglutide, a new ‘game changing’ drug, is set to make waves in the medical world as it becomes available to thousands of people with obesity on the NHS in England.

Under the brand name Rybelsus, semaglutide is approved to help boost glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes, which results in weight loss. It is a synthetic version of GLP-1. The therapy has been associated with weight loss, which is believed to be due to appetite control.

The medication does have one major caveat, however: to keep the weight off, patients must continue taking it. Patients on semaglutide lost 10% of their body weight in 20 weeks, but regained nearly all of it after treatment.

You should not take semaglutide if you have an allergy to it, or if you have multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (tumors in your glands), or if you have a family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma (a type of thyroid cancer). Diabetic ketoacidosis (see your doctor).

When your diabetes is not well controlled, you have high triglycerides, neuropathy (nerve damage), or pancreatitis, you should avoid drinking alcohol. When your diabetes is under control, moderate alcohol consumption generally does not affect blood glucose levels.

Those who lost the most weight while taking semaglutide then regained the most after stopping it, although they still retained a greater reduction from baseline than those who lost less weight.

Treatment with semaglutide improved body composition by reducing excess body fat, including abdominal fat, and increasing the proportion of lean body mass, or weight that is not body fat. In general, the more body weight a participant lost, the greater the improvement in body composition.

In patients with T2D inadequately controlled on metformin, once-weekly semaglutide was superior to once-daily sitagliptin in improving glycaemic control and reducing body weight. Safety and tolerability profiles are similar to those of semaglutide and other GLP-1 RAs.

Ozempic® lowers blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes, along with diet and exercise, when taken once a week, exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. The starting dose is 0.25 mg once a week for the first four weeks. You will have a chance to get used to the medicine this way.

Combined with semaglutide 1.0 mg, metformin, warfarin, atorvastatin, and digoxin were well tolerated, and there were no new safety concerns when trying to lose weight. For both meat eaters and vegetarians, there are plenty of options to choose from.

Adults-At first, 0.25 milligrams (mg) injected under the skin once a week for four weeks. Your doctor may increase your dose as necessary. Usually, the dose is no more than 2 mg once a week. For children, your doctor will determine the dosage and how often you should take it.

The injection of semaglutide may cause side effects. Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms persist or are severe:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal pain
  • constipation
  • heartburn
  • burping

“Semaglutide 2.4 mg appears to be safe and effective for a wide range of patients with obesity, regardless of their age, BMI, or race/ethnicity,”

On Drugs.com, semaglutide has an average rating of 6.1 out of 10. 33% of reviewers reported a negative experience, while 47% reported a positive experience.

In comparison with placebo, semaglutide led to a lower ad libitum energy intake after a standardized breakfast.

In nondiabetic adults, semaglutide promotes more weight loss than liraglutide. The study found once-weekly SC semaglutide to be significantly more effective than once-daily subcutaneous liraglutide in promoting weight loss in adults with overweight or obesity-but not diabetes.

Within our trial, once-weekly subcutaneous semaglutide combined with lifestyle intervention led to substantial, sustained, clinically relevant weight loss of 14.9% in adults with overweight or obesity (without diabetes), with 86% of participants losing at least 5% of their body weight.

In combination with semaglutide 1.0 mg, metformin, warfarin, atorvastatin, and digoxin were well tolerated, and no new safety concerns were identified. On the basis of these findings, these medications can be used without dose adjustment when taken concomitantly with semaglutide.

In combination with semaglutide 1.0 mg, metformin, warfarin, atorvastatin, and digoxin were well tolerated, and no new safety concerns

In combination with semaglutide 1.0 mg, metformin, warfarin, atorvastatin, and digoxin were well tolerated, and there were no new safety concerns for at least 30 minutes after your dose. Feeling sick (nausea) and diarrhea are the most common side effects.

Ozempic is a brand-name medication made by Novo Nordisk. There is no generic available for Ozempic at this time, however we are currently offering a compounded version of Semaglutide through our FDA approved Pharmacy, making Semaglutide much more affordable as low as $45 per injection when purchasing 10 or more weeks.

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