Semaglutide Injections: Who Qualifies for Semaglutide?
The FDA approved once-weekly Semaglutide injection for chronic weight management in adults with obesity. Visit Prime Skin & Laser Med Spa to learn more about the benefits of Semaglutide. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 5748 N Canton Center Rd, Canton, MI 48187.
Table of Contents:
What are the criteria to qualify for Semaglutide injections for weight loss?
How do you get approved for Semaglutide?
Who cannot use Semaglutide injections?
How long do you typically stay on Semaglutide?
For people who have not seen progress in losing weight naturally, it can feel very draining and hopeless. However, Semaglutide injections are one possible option for people experiencing this. Certain standards have to be met before being prescribed or used, but it remains a very solid option for those people. The FDA recommends that those with a BMI (body mass index) of 27 kg/m2 (or greater), and who exhibit one or more weight-related medical conditions, are eligible for Semaglutide treatment. Such medical conditions refer to hypertension, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes. Additionally, a person with a BMI of 30 kg/m2 or greater can find treatment through Semaglutide without weight-related conditions. While Semaglutide can help lose weight effectively for patients within this criteria, you should still follow your physician’s recommendations. They may suggest an alternative treatment or different form of Semaglutide that you should consider, but generally, if you fall within these specific categories, it would be beneficial to mention the possibility of Semaglutide injections.
If you believe that you are eligible for Semaglutide injections, consider scheduling an appointment with your provider and explicitly inquire about weight loss or Semaglutide. From there, a physician will be able to determine whether or not you meet the criteria for the treatment, and can refer you to a trusted specialist or clinic. This is crucial as Semaglutide is not a treatment meant for everyone, but it is an option for those who have struggled with their weight for a long time and are suffering from health problems. Asking further questions to your health provider and gaining more knowledge on the treatment is a great first step in getting prescribed Semaglutide and it is encouraged to do so.
Despite the great potential upside of Semaglutide injections, certain individuals should not seek weight loss in this manner. This is due to the safety and health risks that can occur while taking Semaglutide injections when experiencing certain conditions. One instance where people should not take Semaglutide is if they are experiencing or have a history of pancreatitis. Pancreatitis is a rare side effect that can occur while on Semaglutide, and it is best to avoid the treatment as it can become life-threatening if this happens. Some additional conditions that would not mix well with Semaglutide treatment include medullary thyroid cancer or gallbladder disease. Semaglutide injections are also reserved for those above the age of 18, and on top of all of this, a physician will ultimately be the one to approve and prescribe Semaglutide injections. You must speak with them about your concerns regarding your weight and medical conditions to come to the best personalized weight loss options and ensure that you can remain safe, and strive for a healthier life.
Semaglutide injection treatment length will likely vary for every patient as each person is very different. Your Semaglutide specialist will help make a plan that will take your own starting weight into account and will have goals to meet while on treatment. With that in mind, most people can begin to see results within 8 to 12 weeks or a couple of months, however, this is only the beginning part of the treatment. People can generally expect to stay on Semaglutide injections specifically for multiple months and until a certain goal is reached. While taking Semaglutide, essentially suppresses appetite through GLP-1 receptor antagonists binding GLOP-1 receptors in the brain. Adding to this, people feel full for longer periods, and again, this helps regulate appetite and eating patterns. It is also essential to know that because of these effects, people can tend to regain the weight that was lost after receiving treatment. Because of this, it’s recommended to start preparing healthy habits, such as dieting, exercising, and hydrating while on Semaglutide not only to increase the speed of the treatment but to prevent regaining the weight loss.
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