Weight loss is on most people’s wish lists. Many undergo rigorous weight loss regimens, follow fad diets, and more. But weight loss should be healthy and safe and not build stress for the participants. We, at Forever 30, always advocate a healthy practice for weight loss and have carefully curated a weight loss program. This blog enlightens you about Semaglutide, which we use in our weight loss programs, and our holistic approach to guide you to shed excess weight.
What is Semaglutide?
If you have been trying to lose weight, you might have heard about Semaglutide injections and tablets. It has been much talked about post its approval by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2021. Semaglutide is a class of medication known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor antagonists. It takes the role of the GLP-1 hormone, which is normally released in the gut when you eat.
Semaglutide has also been efficiently used in the treatment of type-2 diabetes. This is because GLP-1 prompts the body to produce more insulin and, in turn, reduces blood sugar.
How is this medication useful in weight loss?
When GLP-1 is taken in higher amounts, it sends signals to the brain and reduces your appetite, thereby making you feel full. So when patients are required to diet and unable to practice self-control, Semaglutide takes care.
The use of Semaglutide injections for the treatment of obesity has been proved by various researches. A study was conducted wherein 2000 adults who took Semaglutide were compared with people who only took to lifestyle and dietary changes. After the completion of 68 weeks, participants who preferred lifestyle changes were found to have lost only 2.4% of their weight, whereas in participants who were given Semaglutide, half had lost 15% of their weight and nearly a third lost 20%.
How does Semaglutide work?
It is imperative to note that Semaglutide is not a one-time injection. It is used for long-term weight management, along with diet and other necessary lifestyle modifications.
Semaglutide is injected in your upper arm, thigh or abdomen. It is available under the brand name Wegovy (the only approved currently), while several other brands are also used off-label. The injection is given once a week, on the same day, with or without food.
The main reason for obesity is unmindful eating and succumbing to cravings, thereby adding a lot of calories. When you are administered Semaglutide, it creates a feeling of fullness and reduces your cravings. Since it limits your hunger, your calorie intake reduces automatically.
Are there any restrictions to taking Semaglutide injection?
Semaglutide is a prescription medicine and should be taken only under medical supervision. You shouldn’t be taking Semaglutide if you:
- Have a disease related to the gallbladder
- Are suffering from medullary thyroid cancer
- Have Pancreatitis
- Have multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2
- Are pregnant or trying to get pregnant
- Suffer from depression with suicidal thoughts
- Are less than 18 years of age
- Have an allergic reaction to Semaglutide
Are you a good candidate for Semaglutide treatment?
You are eligible for Semaglutide treatment if:
- You are obese
- You have a BMI of 30 or more
- Your BMI is 27 to 29, but you are experiencing health issues due to obesity
- You suffer from high blood pressure and cholesterol
Some common side effects
The most common side effects of Semaglutide are:
- Pain at the injection site
- Changes in vision
- Breathing difficulties
- Allergies like rashes on the skin, swelling, itching, etc.
- Trouble in swallowing
- Stomach pain
If you experience any of the mentioned side effects, you should immediately consult your medical practitioner. While some of them are common and may go away with time, timely consultation is necessary.
Precautions to be taken
Forever 30’s team is always with you to help with the precautions to be taken. Some of them are:
- Stay hydrated by drinking lots of fluids during your treatment period.
- Avoid sugary and aerated drinks as they contribute to obesity.
- In case your nausea or diarrhea is severe, you should inform your consultant immediately so that blood samples could be tested to check for any issues.
- Semaglutide should not be taken at least 2 months before trying to get pregnant.
Forever 30’s holistic approach
Forever 30 stays with you in every step of your weight loss journey. Our team offers exceptional guidance and helps develop weight loss strategies that complement the Semaglutide treatment.
- Our system works by educating and counseling the participants to prioritize their health goals.
- We monitor the progress at each stage and suggest modifications that can make your weight loss journey more productive.
When you choose Forever 30, you choose wholesome health with the following benefits:
Our in-house nurse practitioner will perform a thorough check-up and analyze the reasons associated with your weight fluctuations. Our analysis is supported by comprehensive lab tests, which helps us arrive at the best solutions for our clients.
Once the analysis stage is over, we develop an actionable plan with realistic goals. Our clients are a part of our plan preparation so that they are aware of every step involved in our process. Our holistic treatment plan is entirely based on the review of your condition and factors contributing to your weight gain.
We ensure you are always on the path to achieving your goals through lifestyle changes. With proper nutrition, exercise, and diet, Forever 30 enables easy attainment of your goals. We understand that each person is different, and that is why we have detailed discussions with our clients to arrive at the most suitable treatment mechanism.
Forever 30’s holistic approach assures a healthy journey without any stress on weight loss.
You now know how Semaglutide works to help you in your weight loss journey. With consistent efforts, you can shed those extra kilos and lead a healthy, happy life. Always choose a reputed consultant like Forever 30 to assist you in your journey.
About Forever 30 MedSpa
Our mission is to give all of our clients a life at its full potential and feel like you are in your 30’s forever. To help achieve this, our services are centered around the improvement and maintenance of the physical aspects of beauty and health, including anti-aging treatments, enhancing your natural beauty, and improving your overall health. Because this is a lifetime pursuit, we aim to be your partner every step of the way.