Approved by the FDA as a weight loss medication since 2021!
Semaglutide in Port St Lucie
In June of 2021 the FDA approved Semaglutide as a once-a-week injection for chronic weight management in adults and since then, it has also been approved for chronic weight loss management for adolescents ages 12 and older.
What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is a chain of amino acids or proteins called peptides that promotes weight loss. It works by increasing insulin secretion and decreasing appetite. It is important to know that to maximize results changes to diet and exercise are essential to be implemented.
How can I use Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is typically injected under the skin at the abdomen, upper arm, gluteal, and thigh area with the smallest insulin needles once a week. It is under a prescription, and it will require follow-up, so it is important to consult with a licensed healthcare provider.
How much weight can I lose with Semaglutide?
On average a patient may lose between 1-2 pounds per week. However, every patient has a different body structure and Semaglutide dosages may differ from patient to patient. In addition, a cardiovascular exercise routine combined with a low-calorie meal will increase the expected results.
Semaglutide Treatment Advantages
Effective blood sugar control
Is Semaglutide the same as “Wegovy” and “Ozempic”?Yes, absolutely. The Ozempic and Wegovy are brand names and were the first to launch and be available to the public. However, they do contain the identical active ingredient which is Semiglutide.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the HRT therapy benefits?
These are some of symptoms that are addressed during HRT :
- hot flashes
- energy levels
- Sleeping pattern
- night sweats
- mood swings
- vaginal dryness
- decrease in sex drive
- body fat
- prevent certain aging health conditions.
What are the different methods to deliver HRT treatment?
- Pill or Troche: taken orally, usually once a day. Available for a variety of hormones.
- Patches: they are placed over the skin, usually on the abdomen or buttocks delivering a steady dose of hormones into the bloodstream.
- Creams or gels: HRT creams and gels are applied topically to the skin, usually on the arms or legs, and are absorbed through the skin.
- Vaginal Ring: It is used to treat vaginal dryness and other symptoms of menopause.
- Injections: Hormone injections are administered at the clinic or for individual usage, in the muscle and it delivers greater absorption for males.
- Pellets: Pellets are small rice-sized sterile product that is inserted under the skin, usually in the hip or buttocks. They release a steady dose of hormones over several months. It provides a consistent and steady dose of hormones helping to alleviate all the symptoms caused by hormone imbalance.
What are the most common types of HRT?
Who is a candidate for HRT?
HRT is recommended for both men and women. Women who are experiencing symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood changes, lack of energy, etc. It may also be used to prevent osteoporosis in women who are at high risk. Men are also a great candidates for testosterone therapy to maximize their body performance and slow down aging.
What are the potential side effects of HRT?
Some of the potential side effects of HRT include bloating, breast tenderness, headaches, mood changes, and vaginal bleeding. HRT may also be an increased risk of certain health conditions, such as breast cancer, stroke, and blood clots.
Is HRT safe?
The safety of HRT depends on a variety of factors, including the type of hormone therapy used, duration of treatment, and patient’s individual health risks. It is important to discuss the risks and benefits of HRT with a healthcare provider before beginning the treatment.
How long does HRT typically last?
HRT can last one day up to six months depending on the deliver method used. There is no right or wrong answer for how long a patient can be on HRT treament. That decision relies on how long each patient wants continue to feel great. Please ask a license provider to achieve the desirable goals.
Can HRT be used for other purposes besides menopause?
Yes, HRT may also be used to treat hormonal imbalances caused by other medical conditions, such as hypothyroidism or adrenal insufficiency and certain types of cancer.