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Promoting Healthy and Safe Weight Loss

Semaglutide is an injectable medication used to promote weight loss. Originally a type 2 diabetes medication, it was approved by the FDA in 2021 for weight management in overweight or obese adults. Combined with diet and exercise, Semaglutide in Costa Mesa can produce significant weight loss and a reduced risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

How does Semaglutide work to aid weight loss in Costa Mesa?

Semaglutide mimics a hormone released in the gut in response to eating. It prompts the body to produce more insulin, which lowers blood sugar. In higher amounts, it interacts with the brain to suppress appetite and cause a feeling of fullness. Researchers found that half of the participants who used Semaglutide once weekly, along with a diet and exercise program, lost 15% of their body weight in 68 weeks, while two-thirds lost 20% in a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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What is involved in Semaglutide treatment for weight loss?

For weight loss, Semaglutide in Costa Mesa is usually administered weekly in subcutaneous (under the skin) injections. Doses are usually 2.4 milligrams. Patients inject themselves under the skin of the thigh, stomach, or arm. You will be instructed on how to prepare and administer this medication.

 Injections are administered once every seven days. Keep track of where on your body the injection is given, and use a different area of the body each time you give yourself a shot. 

What do I need to do while taking Semaglutide in Costa Mesa?

It is important to do the following things while you are using Semaglutide:

  • Drink plenty of fluids. 
  • Get an HbA1C blood test every three to six months to monitor your blood sugar. 
  • Learn to check your blood sugar levels yourself. 
  • Learn the symptoms of high and low blood sugar and how to manage them. 
  • Carry hard candy or another source of sugar with you in case of low blood sugar. 
  • Inform your doctor promptly if your blood sugar is high. 
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Semaglutide FAQs

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Semaglutide in Costa Mesa, take it as soon as you can within five days and take your next dose at the regular time. If more than five days have passed since the dose was missed, skip that dose and take your next dose at the regular time.

Where should I keep the medication?

Store unopened Semaglutide containers in the refrigerator at 36° to 46° F. Do not freeze them. Keep them protected from light and heat and out of the reach of children.

Can pregnant women take Semaglutide?

No, do not take this medication if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects to the child.

Do Semaglutide injections hurt?

For most people, Semaglutide weight loss shots are relatively painless and easy to perform. The needle is inserted just under the skin into an area of fat. Rotate the injection site weekly to minimize discomfort.

What happens if I stop taking Semaglutide in Costa Mesa?

As with most medications, Semaglutide in Costa Mesa only works when it is used. It must be taken consistently to achieve long-term weight loss. If you stop taking regular doses, your former appetite and body fat are likely to return. Our doctors can create a plan that includes an improved lifestyle and long-term use of Semaglutide.

Why is Semaglutide combined with B12?

Vitamin B12 aids tolerance of treatment with this type of medication and may be combined with Semaglutide. This vitamin plays an important role in many aspects of health, including energy level and mood.

What are the benefits of Semaglutide treatment in Costa Mesa?

Semaglutide treatment has several essential benefits. It can treat diabetes and aid in weight loss when combined with diet and exercise. In addition, this medication lowers the risk of stroke, heart attack, or death in patients with type 2 diabetes or blood vessel disease.

Schedule a consultation about Semaglutide at Genesis Lifestyle Medicine

Achieving overall health and wellness can be challenging for many people. If you are struggling to lose weight, Semaglutide in Costa Mesa could give you the assistance you need to do so in a safe way. By reducing your appetite and creating a fuller feeling, you could also develop healthier habits that stay with you long after it is no longer part of your weekly regimen. At Genesis Lifestyle Medicine in Costa Mesa, we focus on overall wellness and offer a range of treatments so they can achieve real-world relief from obesity.

Our medical facility is equipped with some of the latest technologies, and our doctors have more than four decades of experience, so you can expect to receive the most advanced treatments while in our care. Get started on your weight loss journey with us by contacting our office in Costa Mesa for a consultation today.

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