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Ozempic®️️️, or its generic Semaglutide, can be an effective tool for those looking to lose weight.

In Pembroke Pines, the office of CardioMender, MD, Weight Loss Specialists offer personalized counseling and guidance to those who are considering using Ozempic®️️️ for weight loss. Our knowledgeable team is available to discuss your individual health needs and create a plan that best suits you and your lifestyle. We strive to ensure that our patients are treated on an individual basis and provide customized weight loss solutions to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

What is Ozempic®️️️?

Ozempic®️️️  is a branded prescription injectable medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. It belongs to a class of drugs called GLP-1 receptor agonists, and it works by helping your body release more insulin after meals and reducing the amount of glucose made by your liver. When diabetic patients started using Ozempic®️, they were found to experience less hunger, reduced appetite, and weight loss.

While not FDA-approved for weight loss and solely approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, Ozempic®️️️ has been shown to assist individuals in losing weight, burning belly fat, lowering blood pressure, and reducing the risk of cardiovascular problems. The actual medication contained in the Ozempic®️️️ pen is called Semaglutide.

Marketed under the name of Wegovy®️️️, the weight loss dose of Semaglutide is higher than the dose approved for the management of type-2 diabetes, as in Ozempic®️️️. Semaglutide, marketed as Wegovy®️, has been shown to act on the brain to decrease hunger and cravings, act on the gastrointestinal tract, and slow contractions. Thus, people who use the higher weight loss dose of Semaglutide get full sooner after eating and generally remain so for longer, having eaten less.

The offices of CardioMender, MD, will take into account your personal medical history along with your health goals in order to determine if weight loss with Wegovy®️️️ is the best solution for you.

How Ozempic®️️️ is Taken

Both Ozempic®️️️ and Wegovy®️️️ (Semaglutide) are administered as an injection under the skin on a weekly basis. Patients are typically started on a low dose and then gradually increased every four weeks until the desired effects are reached or until side effects become a limiting factor, with gastrointestinal issues being the most common. The recommended maximum dose of Ozempic®️️️ for managing type-2 diabetes is 2mg per week. The recommended dosage for weight loss with Wegovy®️️️ is 2.4mg per week, in contrast.

The higher dose of semaglutide in Wegovy®️️️ has been specifically approved by the FDA for weight loss. In contrast, Ozempic®️️️ is officially not approved as a weight loss medication.

What to Expect When You’re Taking Ozempic®️️️ for Weight Loss

To optimize the effects of Wegovy®️️️ (Semaglutide), it is necessary to make lifestyle adjustments as well.

Avoid consuming foods high in fat, sugar, and excessive amounts of oil.

Additionally, limit the consumption of fried and rich foods.

Maintaining a balanced diet through moderate eating and regular smaller meals can help to meet nutritional needs without excessive indulgence. When choosing beverages, it is recommended to opt for water, unsweetened tea, and coffee without fatty creamers while avoiding rich, creamy, and sweetened drinks.

Following these recommendations from the offices of CardioMender can help maximize the benefits of Semaglutide while minimizing any potential interactions or side effects.

As both medications belong to the GLP-1 Agonists class, it is essential to avoid taking other drugs in this category when taking Semaglutide.

Ozempic®️️️ for Weight Loss in Pembroke Pines

Semaglutide is not recommended for everyone, and as always, you should consult a trusted medical practitioner before taking semaglutide.

CardioMender, MD, Weight Loss Specialists can assess whether Semaglutide is suitable for your needs.

We gather information about your health history and eating habits, then develop a customized plan to help you lose weight and maintain it.

To learn more about Semaglutide and our weight loss programs, please contact CardioMender, MD, Weight Loss Specialists today.

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