Wegovy is an injectable prescription medicine designed to help overweight and obese adults shed excess pounds. People who lose weight with Wegovy can achieve lasting results. Wegovy injections work best when combined with lifestyle changes, such as a reduced-calorie diet and exercise plan. This groundbreaking injectable can change your life – with excess pounds melting away, without the unbearable cravings associated with strict dieting.
What is Wegovy?
Wegovy is the first FDA-approved drug for advanced weight management, a remarkably effective treatment for obese or overweight adults. It regulates appetite and food intake by acting as a glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1), an intestinal hormone produced in the gut, activating the GLP-1 receptors. Wegovy injections are administered once a week, with the dosage increasing every month until reaching the maximum dose of 2.4 mg.
What Does Wegovy Treat?
The FDA approved Wegovy for weight management, especially for those with weight-related medical problems. Additionally, it may also help regulate blood sugar. Wegovy is a long-term treatment. Those who are administered Wegovy can expect to not only lose weight but maintain the weight loss for the long term.
What Are the Benefits of Using Wegovy?
The most rewarding benefit of Wegovy injections is that they are an effective weight management treatment. It accomplishes this by regulating the body’s appetite, so you feel less hungry. As it is designed to help those with weight-related health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, it can indirectly address these issues as a significant added benefit of long-term weight loss. If you have struggled to lose excess weight, Wegovy may be able to help you achieve the results you need to live a healthier, happier life.
How is Wegovy Administered?
Although Wegovy is an injectable medicine, it is simple enough to administer yourself in the comfort of your own home. You must clean the injection site and press the pen injector to the area until its yellow indication bar stops moving.
Wegovy can be injected into the upper arms, legs, or abdomen. Every month, you will increase the dosage until the fifth month, at which point you will have reached the total dosage. Always check the expiration date on the back of the pen injector and confirm that you are administering the appropriate dose.
There is generally no recovery time for Wegovy injections. If you are experiencing mild side effects, these may resolve on their own within a few days. However, if these side effects are severe or do not resolve after a few days, talk to your doctor.
Side effects that are commonly associated with Wegovy include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Stomach pain
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Wegovy?
Wegovy is best used on those who belong to one of the two categories:
- Adults with a BMI of 30 or more
- Adults with a BMI of 27, in addition to a weight-related health condition, such as hypertension or high cholesterol
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When you visit our office, you will receive exceptional care and personally customized solutions to achieve the results you envision for yourself. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about Wegovy and the services we offer at our private luxury center, where you will be treated with warmth, compassion, and understanding.