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Weight Loss Injections

Weight Loss Injections

Are you unhappy with the way you look? If you’re overweight, you may have heard about weight loss injections and how they can help people lose weight. Before using these, it’s essential to have as much information as possible to be informed about how they work and how they can affect you.

What are Weight Loss Injections?

Weight loss injections are shots patients have administered weekly. These shots are administered to patients who are struggling to lose weight on their own. You may try weight loss injections if more traditional methods like diet and exercise haven’t produced the desired results. Weight loss injections decrease your appetite and cravings for certain foods to help reduce your calorie intake.

One of the most commonly known weight loss injections available is semaglutide, though you may be more familiar with it because it’s an ingredient in medications like Ozempic. Weight loss injections like semaglutide activate receptors in your brain to help you feel fuller more quickly, ensuring you eat smaller portions and won’t overeat during meals.

How Do Weight Loss Injections Like Semaglutide Work?

Weight loss injections contain semaglutide. Semaglutide is a compound that mimics an appetite-reducing hormone called GLP-1. Once you’ve finished a meal, your body will naturally release GLP-1. The GLP-1 will travel to your brain, signaling feelings of fullness in your stomach. Semaglutide can do the same thing and activate the fullness receptors in your stomach. With semaglutide, your brain will automatically think you’ve eaten enough and are full.

The semaglutide shots will activate feelings of fullness after any food you eat, including if you’ve only consumed a small snack or light meal. Using semaglutide injections will also help you absorb nutrients more slowly, which enables you to stay full longer. The combination of these things means you can eat less without feeling deprived.

What are Semaglutide Shots?

Semaglutide shots are a more technical name for the brand name Ozempic. Ozempic is a medication approved for patients requiring chronic weight management. Besides making you feel fuller between meals and after eating them, semaglutide shots are also capable of helping your body control its blood sugar. 

Semaglutide tells your pancreas when you need additional insulin to lower your blood glucose levels. It does this by improving how your cells can respond to insulin. The only way to access semaglutide shots is with a prescription from a doctor. Semaglutide injections are administered by the patient once weekly under their skin.

Who is a Good Candidate for Semaglutide Shots?

Not everyone is a good candidate for semaglutide shots. However, if you’ve been struggling to lose weight after trying traditional methods like diet and exercise, semaglutide injections may help. They can be a helpful tool if you’re carrying extra weight that contributes to medical problems like high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and more. If you have a BMI over 30 and have tried other options without seeing the results you want, semaglutide injections may help you lose weight and feel better about yourself.

Do you want to learn more about weight loss injections like semaglutide shots? Request your appointment at North Georgia Aesthetics in Gainesville, GA!