Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) medication that’s commonly prescribed to treat type II diabetes. This drug is extremely effective at lowering blood sugar and promoting weight loss. In June 2021, Semaglutide injection (Wegovy) was FDA approved for chronic weight management for adults with obesity and have a BMI>30 or those overweight with BMI>27 along with history of high blood pressure, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, or high cholesterol.
While there are numerous GLP-1 medications on the market, semaglutide is one of the most popular options due to its success with weight loss. This drug also has a relatively longer half-life, which is why you will only need one injection per week.
Semaglutide and other GLP-1 medications target numerous metabolic pathways in the body.
Slow down gastric emptying – Slowing down gastric emptying will prevent glucose spikes after meals. Today, we have plenty of research that connects glucose spikes to obesity.
Induce satiety – Semaglutide induces feelings of fullness by suppressing the hunger response. Reducing your appetite is crucial to limit food cravings and promote weight loss.
Increase insulin production – Semaglutide might help the pancreas secrete more insulin. This might be useful for prediabetic and diabetic individuals, which tend to have subnormal insulin secretion.
Prevent gluconeogenesis – Gluconeogenesis refers to synthesizing new glucose molecules by the liver. Reducing the rate of this process prevents weight gain.
While semaglutide carries some great benefits when it comes to weight loss, it works better with lifestyle modification and the providers here at Memorial Health Urgent Care and Infusions can help discuss a weight loss plan and goal on your first consultation.
Semaglutide is a fantastic medication with an array of health benefits that include most organ systems. Learning more about this product is essential to help patients with obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
Here at Memorial Health Urgent Care and Infusions, we can help you on your path to better health, call us for an in person or virtual appointment today.
|SEMAGLUTIDE PACKAGE OPTION 1||SEMAGLUTIDE PACKAGE OPTION 2|
|$300 for month 1||$85/week for month 1|
Virtual or in-person consultation
Order for lab work
1 month supply of medication and needles
Medication shipped to home
Monthly check in
Virtual or in person consultation
Order for lab work
In clinic administration weekly
Medication shipped to clinic
Staff inject weekly
Cost of package will increase each month due to increase cost of medication.
BMI of >30
BMI of >27 with a chronic medical condition like Hypertension, Diabetes or high cholesterol
Need recent lab work-which can be done in clinic if needed
No history of Medullary Thyroid cancer
Cost of medication after first month increases by $25-50 each month
$169 for consultation and $39 for Lipo B injection--first appointment
Additional visits $39 for each injection