Semaglutide Now Available in Office
NP Family Practice offiers in office weekly injections of Semaglutide to assist in your weight loss journey.
Semaglutide has been found to be effective for weight loss in addition to its glucose-lowering effects. In fact, it has recently been approved by the FDA for use as a weight-loss medication under the brand name Wegovy. The medication is administered once a week by injection and has been shown to help people lose a significant amount of weight over time.
Clinical studies have shown that semaglutide can lead to an average weight loss of around 15% of body weight in people with obesity or overweight. This is significantly more than the weight loss seen with other weight-loss medications currently available.
The exact mechanism by which semaglutide promotes weight loss is not fully understood, but it is believed to involve several factors, including reduced appetite, increased feelings of fullness, and a decrease in the desire for high-calorie foods. Semaglutide may also increase the body's ability to burn fat.
It's important to note that semaglutide is a prescription medication and should only be used under the guidance of a healthcare professional. It may not be suitable for everyone and can cause side effects in some individuals. Anyone considering using semaglutide for weight loss should contact the office at (301) 997-4453 for a consultation.