Semaglutide Injections For Medical Weight Loss in Coeur d’Alene, ID
The FDA has approved Semaglutide injectables for adult chronic weight management. Semaglutide boosts insulin secretion while delaying the rate at which your stomach empties meals by mimicking a hormone in the body. This reduces your appetite, allowing you to feel fuller for longer, allowing you to eat less, and thus losing weight. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 1025 W Ironwood Dr Suite 3, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.
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Can nondiabetics take semaglutide for weight loss?
How much weight can you lose with semaglutide injections?
How do you qualify for semaglutide for weight loss?
How quickly do you lose weight on semaglutide?
Does insurance cover semaglutide costs?
Yes, Semaglutide is a safe weight loss solution for those who don’t have diabetes. As Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, it is approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. However, many studies have revealed that Semaglutide can also be very useful for people without diabetes who want to lose weight.
In fact, Semaglutide was granted FDA approval in June 2021 for the treatment of chronic obesity in adults. To qualify for treatment, the patient must have a body mass index of 25 or higher.
An individual’s starting weight, diet, exercise routine, and other aspects of their lifestyle can all affect how much weight they will lose with Semaglutide injections. Semaglutide has been proven to be effective for weight loss in numerous clinical studies.
In a study called STEP 1, participants who were overweight or obese but did not have diabetes received once-weekly injections of Semaglutide. Over the course of 68 weeks, these participants lost an average of 14.9% of their body weight, as opposed to 2.4% for the placebo group.
In a different study called STEP 4, which included people with obesity and type 2 diabetes, those who received once-weekly Semaglutide injections over the course of 68 weeks lost an average of 9.6% of their body weight, as opposed to 3.4% for those who received a placebo. Overall, Semaglutide injections can help you lose a significant amount of weight, whether or not you have type 2 diabetes.
To be eligible for Semaglutide for weight loss, patients must meet the following requirements:
● Have an unhealthy body mass index
● Do not have a known history of multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 or medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) (MEN 2).
● Do not have a known history of pancreatitis or a high risk of pancreatitis, which is often indicated by gallstones.
● Do not have a known history of allergies or hypersensitivity to Semaglutide or any similar ingredients.
● Have made an effort to lose weight through diet and exercise regimens but have not seen significant results. (Helpful but not required).
● Individuals must not be pregnant, nursing, or looking to become pregnant in the immediate future
Those interested in using Semaglutide for weight loss should consult with Northwell Medical Solutions and speak with our qualified providers to determine if it is a good option for them, as well as to go over any possible side effects and other related factors.
The amount of weight loss that Semaglutide users experience will vary depending on several variables, such as their starting weight, diet, exercise routine, and personal response to the drug.
During 68 weeks of clinical trials, Semaglutide users lost an average of 15 to 20% of their starting body weight. For a person who weighs 100 pounds, this translates to an average weight loss of about 15 to 20 pounds, and for a person who weighs 200 pounds, it means a loss of about 30 to 40 pounds.
It’s crucial to remember that Semaglutide is not a magic weight-loss cure and that it typically takes several months to experience the desired results. Without continuing to take the medication and making lifestyle changes, weight loss results may not be sustained over the long term and often vary from person to person.
Depending on the specifics of your insurance plan and coverage, your insurance provider may cover Semaglutide but it is unlikely since obesity treatment is not a covered illness.
Semaglutide is a weight loss medication available at Northwell Medical Solutions. For more information, contact us or request an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 1025 W Ironwood Dr Suite 3, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. We serve patients from Coeur d’Alene ID, Hayden ID, Dalton Gardens ID, Fernan Lake Village ID, Post Falls ID, and surrounding areas.