Approximately 70 percent of Americans experience obesity or overweight. Healthy weight management is crucial for preventing leading causes of death, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and certain types of cancer.
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).
What Concerns Should I Discuss with My Healthcare Provider?
Also, suppose you use insulin or a substance that causes insulin secretion. In that case, we recommend you speak with your healthcare provider about how to potentially lower the insulin or insulin-inducing dose to decrease your risk of low blood sugar. Also, discuss with your healthcare provider about monitoring your risk of kidney disease, diabetic retinopathy, depression, or suicidal behaviors or thoughts.
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 BB Aesthetic professional will guide you and teach you how to self-administer the treatment.
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.
What are Semaglutide’s Side Effects?
During medical trials, some patients experienced nausea, vomiting, constipation, indigestion, diarrhea, belching, gas buildup, low blood sugar among patients with type 2 diabetes, headaches, fatigue, dizziness, heartburn, and abdominal pain. Some patients also experienced gastroenteritis and gastroesophageal reflux disease. A few patients experience gallstones, pancreatitis, and kidney damage related to dehydration.
Despite the side effects, Semaglutide is FDA-approved as it is proven effective and safe for individuals who experience blood sugar concerns, excessive weight gain, and chronic weight-related illnesses. Available only with a prescription, this injection offers long-lasting benefits for many individuals.
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 BB Aesthetic’s Gut Health Approach?
Along with the under-the-skin injection treatment, BB Aesthetic also offers personalized recommendations to help you better manage your weight, health, and wellness with nutrition and physical activities.
By focusing on a gut health approach to nutrition, we can ensure that nutrients are properly absorbed. Gut health plays a crucial role in:
- Digesting food.
- Maintaining digestive system.
- Influencing weight management and the ability to reduce weight.
- Boosting immune system and energy.
- Improving mood.
- Ensuring quality sleep.
We offer encouragement and real-world knowledge to empower you as you transform with exercise, nutrition, and revolutionary aesthetic techniques and treatments.
How Much Does Semaglutide Cost?
At this time, Semaglutide is not available as a less expensive generic drug. Schedule a consultation with a BB Aesthetic staff member for more information about the cost of using Semaglutide.
What to Expect During the Consultation?
We will discuss your concerns, medical history, and allergies during your consultation. We will help you assess if you are a match for Semaglutide along with lifestyle, nutrition, and exercises for you to continue to practice. We will customize the routines and techniques according to your lifestyle preferences and what will best help you.
Schedule your consultation today to explore if Semaglutide is for you.