Help with Weight Loss
There are many newer medicines and supplements that can help with weight loss. If you are overweight or obese, weight loss should be a top goal as it improves longevity. The most promising treatment for many is semaglutide. This is a prescription medication that works in several ways.
- It slows food digestion making you feel fuller longer.
- It decreases appetite.
- It lowers blood glucose, insulin, and cholesterol.
- It improves glycemic control.
- It resets your body’s weight goal, most people lose 15% of their body weight.
- It decreases inflammatory markers.
- It decreases your risk of cardiovascular events
Pricing options are available at various nearby pharmacies, averaging $100-300 per month for the prescription.
Not everyone can take semaglutide. Common contraindications include:
Type 1 Diabetes
medullary thyroid cancer
multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2, or a family history of this condition
family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma
kidney disease with reduction in kidney function
Other treatment options are also available.
I frequently see frustrated women who gained 10 – 20 pounds in just a few years, especially these Covid years. I know what it is like to gain weight despite exercising and eating healthy. The average woman in the USA will gain 1.5 pounds a year between the ages of 40 to 60 years, that’s 30 pounds! I believe it is mostly hormonal, but I am proof that the cycle can be stopped. I also know that you are busy and probably don’t want to come in every week. Make an appointment and we will work out a reasonable plan to help you lose weight.