If you’re struggling on your weight loss journey, prescription medications specifically made for weight loss could be for you. Find how two of these medications – Ozempic and Wegovy – work for weight loss here.
Weight loss medications can be a great tool when used in addition to healthy lifestyle choices like eating a well-balanced diet and exercising regularly. These medications can help to curb hunger and decrease cravings.
At NutriHealth Weight Loss, we offer two of these FDA-approved prescription weight loss medications: Ozempic® and Wegovy®. We offer some insight into these two medications and how they can help you to achieve your weight loss goals.
Understanding Ozempic and Wegovy
Ozempic and Wegovy are both injectable medications that use the same active ingredient called semaglutide. Semaglutide works by lowering blood sugar levels and regulating insulin levels. It also closely mimics a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 that limits appetite by telling your body that you feel full. This allows you to consume a lower-calorie diet and can help you to shed weight that has maybe been hard to get rid of in the past.
These two medications can also help to change your “set point,” which is a weight range in which your body tends to want to camp. When you’re overweight, this set point is high, and if you try to restrict your calorie intake to a healthy level, your body thinks you’re starving. By changing your set point, you can reduce your calorie intake significantly and jumpstart the weight loss process.
Because of this, Ozempic and Wegovy are able to help those with weight-related medical concerns like type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure lose weight and alleviate symptoms related to their condition.
Who’s a good candidate for Ozempic and Wegovy?
If you’re obese and have a body mass index (BMI) that’s over 30 or you’re overweight with a BMI that’s greater than 27 and you have a weight-related condition like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol, you could be considered a candidate for Ozempic or Wegovy.
You may also qualify for these weight-loss medications if other courses of treatment like behavior modifications and nutritional counseling have been unsuccessful in helping you to lose weight.
Our team will also need to review your medical history and any other medications you’re taking to ensure there won’t be any drug interactions.
If you’ve been struggling to lose weight and making lifestyle changes like eating healthier and working out haven’t been effective for you, don’t hesitate to contact our expert team to find out if weight loss medications might be a good next step for you.
To schedule a consultation with us to see if you’re a good candidate for Ozempic or Wegovy, contact one of our offices located in Georgetown, Milford, and Middletown, Delaware, by giving us a call or by using our online booking tool today.