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Semaglutide for Weight Loss
What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is a modified molecule our bodies make, called a GLP-1 analog. It works by increasing insulin production and lowers glucagon secretion as well as targets areas in the brain that regulate appetite and food intake. A small change in the molecule allows the drug to last weeks in our bodies rather than the natural version our bodies make, which lasts minutes.
How Does Semaglutide Work?
Semaglutide acts in the following ways:
- Delays how quickly our stomachs digest food. Leading to a feeling of fullness and satisfaction with smaller meal sizes.
- Slows intestinal motility so you will feel fuller longer after meals.
- Lowers blood sugars, in part by reducing the production of sugar in the liver.
- Stimulates insulin secretion by the pancreas.
Benefits of Semaglutide
- Decreased appetite and cravings
- Weight loss
- Improved blood glucose control
The most common side effects include nausea and constipation. Less common side effects include: acid reflux, stomach pain, vomiting, and diarrhoea.
The risk of serious side effects increases in patients with hypoglycaemia, kidney problems, and risk of allergic reactions.
It is contraindicated in anyone with Type 1 Diabetes, or any history of thyroid cancer, or medullary endocrine neoplasia or a strong family history of any of these cancers.
*This medication is not insulin and should not be used if you have type 1 diabetes or if you develop diabetic ketoacidosis. Semaglutide should not be used with any other GLP-1.