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FDA-Approved Drug Treatment for Weight Loss

Woman measuring her stomachIf you’re tired of battling your scale and trying a succession of diets without meaningful results, we offer Semaglutide, an FDA-approved drug treatment for weight loss. At Align Health and Holistic Medical Center, our patients are getting great results with this treatment!

What Are Some Benefits?

There are many benefits associated with this medically supervised weight loss program:

  • Improves insulin resistance
  • Reduces food cravings
  • Increases metabolism
  • Decreases appetite
  • Promotes fast weight loss
  • Customized plans
  • Affordable

How It Works

Semaglutide is a GLP-1 receptor agonist; it mimics the action of incretin glucagon-like peptide-1 (GL-1), increasing insulin secretion, increasing blood sugar disposal, and improving glycemic control.

The drug was originally indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Now it’s also indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise for long-term weight management in adults with obesity with at least one weight-related comorbidity.

Semaglutide reduces food intake by lowering appetite and slowing down digestion in the stomach, helping to reduce body fat. Because it delays stomach emptying, it leads to feeling fuller.

Our Customized Approach

You’ll be given one injection of Semaglutide a week, which we pair with B12 to increase the effectiveness of your protocol. Adding B12 to your Semaglutide injections can help with energy and metabolism.

Our formulation has been customized to manage the potential adverse effects of any nausea and vomiting. The dosing schedule is conservative to minimize hypoglycemia incidences.

Align Health’s 12 week program

Semaglutide Weight loss Injections
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What to Expect

Your first visit will be your initial consultation (the cost is $50) with our Nurse Practitioner, Emily Mathis. There will be a few sheets of intake paperwork to fill out, then you will be ready to meet with the provider.

She will review your medical history, medications, vitals and BMI. To her discretion (based on the FDA recommendations for treating obesity), she will determine if Semaglutide is a safe and good option for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any side effects?

Some have been reported: nausea, vomiting, constipation, heartburn, abdominal pain, diarrhea, burping and retinopathy (in people with heart problems).

Is there anyone who can’t have this treatment?

Yes, there are some contraindications. If you have any of the following health issues, you are NOT a candidate for Semaglutide injections: diabetic retinopathy, low blood sugar, decreased kidney function, pancreatitis, medullary thyroid cancer (or a family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma), or multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2.

How much weight can I expect to lose?

Most people who take Semaglutide can expect to lose between 3% and 8% of their body weight within the first 16 weeks, with some studies showing an average loss of 6.7%.

Get Started Today

Wondering if Semaglutide is right for your weight loss goals? Schedule a consultation today. We look forward to helping you achieve your desired weight and feel fantastic!
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Drug Treatment for Weight Loss Maryville TN | (865) 681-5277