Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide receptor antogonist which basically improves glycemic control in the pancreas. Semaglutide will delay gastric emptying by reducing glucogon secretion which reduces appetite, lowers sugar cravings and improves overall ability to control eating habits.
How does Semaglutide work?
Semaglutide imitates a human hormone produced naturally by the gut, pancreas, and nervous system. The hormone targets areas of the brain that manage appetite, create a feeling of fullness, and enhance insulin production. Semaglutide comes as a liquid solution in a single-dose injection. People self-administer it under the skin. Your medical practitioner at Vybrance will help guide you and teach you how to self administer your weekly injection.
Semaglutide mimics the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which is responsible for targeting the areas of the brain that regulate appetite and food intake. The gut naturally produces GLP-1 in response to food. The hormone causes reduced appetite and the release of insulin. Your body makes and releases insulin in a feedback loop in response to your blood sugar level. Insulin enables your cells to convert glucose to energy. Insulin maintains the amount of glucose within your bloodstream and releases glucose to ensure an appropriate balance for your body’s metabolic needs.
Who is a candidate for Semaglutide?
Semaglutide offers adults experiencing obesity or overweight a beneficial FDA-approved treatment option for chronic weight management. This once-per-week injection is specifically designed for adults who experience weight-related conditions, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol. The injection often benefits patients who struggle to control their food intake. The treatment may be an option for adults who are living with obesity (BMI ≥30) or excess weight (BMI ≥27).
Who is NOT a candidate for Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is not appropriate for:
Patients with a personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma.
Patients with a rare condition called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2).
Patients with a history of severe allergic reactions to Semaglutide or its ingredients.
Patients who experience inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis), gallbladder problems (including gallstones), symptoms of pancreatitis or gallstones, low blood sugar, acute kidney injury, diabetic retinopathy (damage to the eye’s retina), increased heart rate, and suicidal behavior or thinking.
What is our approach at Vybrance MedAesthetics?
By focusing on a gut health approach to nutrition, we can ensure that nutrients are properly absorbed. Gut health plays a crucial role in:
Maintaining digestive system.
Influencing weight management and the ability to reduce weight.
Boosting immune system and energy.
Ensuring quality sleep.
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