Medical Weight Loss
At Champey Pain Group we take a patient-centered, whole-body approach to weight management with our medical weight loss therapies. Through collaborative efforts with our patients, we are able to tailor treatments to meet their individual requirements and enhance their weight loss efforts.
What is compounded Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is an injectable medication for weight loss. When used in combination with diet and exercise, you can lose up to 15% of your weight in 4-6 months which is relatively similar to gastric bypass.
How Does Semaglutide Work for Weight Loss?
GLP-1 agonists like Semaglutide help to control your blood sugar, but people taking them also tend to lose weight while on this type of medication. GLP-1, the key hormone involved, slows down how fast your stomach empties food. In addition to causing your pancreas to release insulin, Semaglutide also blocks a hormone that causes your liver to release sugar. Together, these functions can help you feel less hungry, causing you to eat less food and lose more weight.
How Long Does It Take to Lose Weight on Semaglutide?
With Semaglutide, you will slowly work your way up to the target dose at which time you will see the most amount of weight loss. This will be tailored to you during a consultation with our medical experts.
Most people see dramatic weight loss in around 1-2 months. That being said, it is important to keep in mind that weight loss can take time, and you’ll see the best results when you are using your medication in combination with a healthy diet and exercise.
Does Semaglutide Curb Your Appetite?
Yes, it is believed that Semaglutide can help curb your appetite. In addition to slowing gastric emptying to make you feel full for longer, GLP-1 also plays a direct role in how your appetite is regulated which in turn affects how much you eat on a daily basis.
Is Semaglutide Safe?
To put it simply, yes it is. Semaglutide is considered to be safe and effective when used as indicated, but like any weight loss medication, safe doesn’t mean that there aren’t risks. Semaglutide shouldn’t be used if you or your family have a history of certain thyroid cancers. Semaglutide should not be used in people with type-1 diabetes or a history of pancreatitis. Semaglutide should also be used cautiously for people on other blood sugar lowering medications.
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