Congrats on Taking the First Step towards a Healthier You!!!
I’m going to be honest this is only the first step. It”s going to take progressive work and commitment to reach your ultimate goal, but I KNOW you can do it.
Let’s start off by discussing Semaglutide.
What is Semaglutide and How does it work?
When we eat food our small intestines secrete a hormone called GLP-1, this hormone acts on 3 different areas of the body, pancreas, stomach, and brain. GLP-1 in our body naturally causes the pancreas to secrete more insulin and decrease glucagon (diabetic function of medication). GLP-1 causes the stomach to delay gastric emptying (“food stays in stomach longer”). GLP-1 causes the brain to decrease the appetite.
Semaglutide is a GLP-1 (glucagon like peptide-1 analogue) it belongs to a group of medications called incretin mimics. This means Semaglutide mimics the effects of GLP-1. It acts on the pancreas, stomach, and brain in the same way as natural GLP-1.
Side Effects of Semaglutide:
Semaglutide’s effects also can cause the side effects, if not closely monitored.
Gastrointestinal Side Effects: Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Constipation,and Heartburn. We prevent this side effect by doing a slow titration (slow change of medication). We also include B12 injections as part of the program.
There are other side effects see handout delivered with medication
This is why it’s important to keep your FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENTS.
Rare Side Effects
Research showed Semaglutide increases the risks of medullary thyroid cancer in rodents, it is not known if it causes thyroid cancer in humans. If you have been told you have thyroid cancer or thyroid nodule please STOP the medication, and let us know.
Pancreatitis: Even though it is rare Semaglutide has been shown to cause pancreatitis.
Now Finally The Gameplan:
You will receive your Semaglutide in the mail within a week of ordering the medication. The medication should last 5-7 weeks (1.5 months). The medication should be stored in the refrigerator.
Once you receive your medication follow the instructions as directed. You will receive a check in every 7-14 days. Your weight loss goal will be personalized according to our discussion. On average according to studies, people taking Semaglutide lost an average of 12-15% of body weight.
We will include a meal plan with each consultation. We have fitness plans available upon request.
- DO NOT CHANGE YOUR DOSAGE WITHOUT PROVIDERS ORDER!!!
- DO NOT SHARE MEDICATION!!!
- LET US KNOW OF ANY SIDE EFFECTS!!!
You will receive helpful tips throughout your weight loss journey.
Things to Help your Weight Loss Gameplan:
- Drink 64 oz of water daily.
- Take a probiotic
- Follow a nutrition plan
- Exercise daily
- Get plenty of rest
Lastly ENJOY THE PROCESS. You’re taking a big step to improving your health. We are thankful you’ve chosen us to help you on the journey. Let us know how we can help you.
Call 770-618-9600 or Give Text us at 470-805-3942.