Whats new in medical weight loss?
Most people know the answer to this one and the answer is Semaglutide. Semaglutide is the drug in the brand names Ozempic and Wegovy, which have allowed safe and effective medical weight loss for millions of patients across the globe.
What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is a medication that treats obesity and or diabetes. It is administered as a subcutaneous injection once a week, and it works by reducing appetite, increasing feelings of fullness, and reducing food intake. Ozempic is a semaglutide brand indicated for diabetics. Wegovy is a semaglutide brand indicated for obesity treatment. Semaglutide is the chemical or ‘generic’ name of the active drug in both these brands.
Semaglutide promotes weight loss in people with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater, or in people with a BMI of 27 or greater who also have at least one weight-related condition. It should be used as part of a comprehensive M.D. supervised, weight loss program, such as plans offered by Dr Thaker. Plans include a focus on reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity. See our sister site semaglutidelasvegas.com or contact us to schedule your consultation!
What is Ozempic?
Ozempic is a semaglutide brand indicated for diabetics. Semaglutide is the chemical or ‘generic’ name of the active drug in both Ozempic and Wegovy brands. Ozempic causes diabetic and non diabetic groups to both lose weight. Thus Ozempic, a diabetic drug, is used ‘off label’ for weight loss. That is when this popular drug is in stock at a pharmacy and a physician prescribes it.
What is Wegovy?
Wegovy is indicated for obesity treatment. Semaglutide is the chemical or ‘generic’ name of the active drug in both brands. Wegovy at times can also be difficult to obtain due to cost and or popularity.
Is medical weight loss right for me?
Not all are candidates for medical weight loss and this can change as health or other factors change. Some patients after our thorough evaluation, do not need weight loss medication. For them, treating another condition may restore healthy body weight. Do note also, pricing and medication availability can change at any time depending on various factors.
Remember, while losing weight can make you look great, being overweight or obese is associated with several negative health outcomes like heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, even depression and diabetes. Any of these could diminish your life span and quality of life.
We specialize in multi-modal weight loss therapy. This is a customized approach with three aspects. Dr Thaker is one of few physicians who offers not only medical weight loss, but also surgical liposuction, and non surgical fat reduction using lasers and freezing methods we describe in this website. These three methods provide a comprehensive treatment plan. We customize this plan for each unique patient.