Frequently Asked Questions
Semaglutide is a medication that is approved by the FDA for weight loss. It works by mimicking the effects of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) in the body. GLP-1 is a naturally occurring hormone that helps regulate appetite and food intake.
Semaglutide is administered as a once-weekly injection under the skin.
The recommended dosage of semaglutide for weight loss is 2.4 mg once weekly.
Clinical trials have shown that people who take semaglutide for weight loss can lose an average of 10-20% of their body weight.
Common side effects of semaglutide include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal pain. These side effects usually go away on their own after a few days or weeks. Rarely, semaglutide can cause pancreatitis, thyroid cancer, or allergic reactions.
Semaglutide is only approved for use in adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, or in adults with a BMI of 27 or higher who also have at least one weight-related medical condition, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol.
Semaglutide is meant to be taken for an extended period of time as a long-term weight management solution. However, it is important to follow the dosing and safety guidelines as directed by your healthcare provider.
Tirzepatide is a medication that has recently been approved by the FDA for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity. It is a once-weekly injection that works by lowering blood sugar levels and reducing appetite.
Tirzepatide works by targeting two hormones in the body: glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP). These hormones help regulate blood sugar levels and appetite, so by targeting them, Tirzepatide can lower blood sugar levels and reduce appetite.
Tirzepatide is approved for use in adults with type 2 diabetes and a body mass index (BMI) of 27 or higher who have not achieved adequate blood sugar control with other medications. It can also be used in people with obesity who do not have diabetes.
Tirzepatide is administered as a once-weekly injection. It can be self-administered by the patient or administered by a healthcare provider.
The most common side effects of Tirzepatide include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, and injection site reactions. These side effects are usually mild to moderate in severity and tend to improve over time.
Tirzepatide can start to lower blood sugar levels within hours of the first dose, but it may take several weeks to see the full effect. It may also take several weeks to see a reduction in appetite and weight.
Yes, Tirzepatide can be used in combination with other diabetes medications, such as metformin or insulin, to help improve blood sugar control.
Doctor-recommended supplements are nutritional supplements that are specifically recommended by a medical doctor to help support your weight loss journey. They may contain vitamins, minerals, herbs, or other nutrients that can help support your metabolism, curb cravings, and provide other benefits that can aid in weight loss.
The best way to determine which supplements are right for you is to schedule a consultation with a medical doctor at our clinic. Our doctors will evaluate your health history, current health status, and weight loss goals to recommend the best supplements for you.
Yes, doctor-recommended supplements are generally safe when taken as directed. However, it is important to follow the dosing instructions carefully and to inform your doctor of any medications or health conditions you have before starting any new supplements.
The length of time you need to take the supplements will depend on your individual weight loss goals and health status. Your doctor will provide guidance on how long you should take the supplements and when you can stop taking them.
It depends on you. But in most cases, yes. Supplements are not a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise. To achieve the best results, you should combine the use of supplements with a balanced diet and regular exercise.
Our main goal is for you to maintain your health and wellness after medical weight loss treatments. The amount of weight you can expect to lose will depend on a variety of factors, including your starting weight, health status, and adherence to the program. Our doctors will work with you to set realistic weight loss goals and help you achieve them through a combination of diet, exercise, and supplements.