Semaglutide: Medical Weight Loss Injections

Obesity has often been termed the “silent pandemic” for its high incidence rates across all populations of the world. Due to the prevalence of fast foods and unhealthy eating habits, obesity is on the rise and is a major contributing factor to many illnesses, including diabetes, heart, kidney and liver disease. 

Being overweight and obesity are both defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as excessive or abnormal fat buildup that may harm general health. Since 1975, the prevalence of obesity has more than tripled worldwide and is still rising.

Obesity was classified in 2018 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as having a BMI of 30 or greater. According to the CDC, 42.4% of adults in the US are obese. Additionally, 27% of men and 29% of women in the UK are obese.

Gaining weight is easy, but losing excess weight is a challenging process. Many people need assistance to reduce fat in trouble areas like the belly and the thighs . If you’ve done everything to lose weight but are still having trouble, think about getting weight loss injections. Learn how the injections function and if they are safe to use before deciding if weight reduction injections are right for you.


Patients with type II diabetes frequently take semaglutide as an anti-diabetic drug. In 2021, the FDA approved the medication as a long-term weight-management solution. When taken with a healthy diet and frequent exercise, the medication produces outstanding outcomes. It is the first medication for weight management to obtain FDA clearance since 2014. Semaglutide is offered for sale under the brand names Ozempic and Wegovy for injectables, and Rybelsus for tablets. 

Semaglutide is a member of a class of drugs known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, which regulate hormones including insulin. The medications support blood sugar control. Semaglutide will decrease your appetite and enable you to eat less, which will result in weight loss for Dallas residents.

What Conditions Does Semaglutide treat?

Semaglutide at higher doses is used to treat and prevent diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and conditions including sleep apnea and osteoarthritis that are related to these conditions. Semaglutide provides advantages over weight loss alone because it also enhances general health. The negative effects are minimal and transient. Vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, and constipation are a few notable adverse reactions. At the start of the course of treatment, these adverse effects are more likely to manifest.

What is the dosage of semaglutide (Wegovy and Ozempic)?

  • Ozempic can be administered orally or as a metered injection if it is prescribed. Semaglutide is a long-acting medication that has the benefit of only requiring weekly injections.
  • According to studies, taking 1 mg once a week caused a considerable decrease of weight. Patients with a BMI of 30 or higher and patients with a BMI of 27 and concomitant illnesses like diabetes should receive prescriptions for 2.4 mg once weekly.
  • It is injected beneath the skin. We teach our patients how to prepare and administer the medication by injection. Always follow the prescription label’s instructions when using a drug.
  • Always keep a designated sharps container on hand to dispose of discarded pens and needles. You should never put used needles in the trash. Make arrangements with your care team or pharmacist to get a sharps container if one is needed.
  • Each prescription or refill you receive from the care team or pharmacist will come with a unique MedGuide. Prior to taking a drug, always carefully read the instructions.
  • Ozempic and Wegovy come with usage guidelines. For information on how to use your prescription for Semaglutide, consult your pharmacist or medical staff.
  • If anything needs to be explained or if you experience any adverse effects, don’t hesitate to inquire. Utilize the medication according to the directions provided.

How Does Semaglutide Cause Weight Loss?

Semaglutide works by creating body responses that inhibit cravings and excess eating. 

  • Reduces hunger and food cravings; you consume 30% less food.
  • Prolongs the feeling of fullness after eating by slowing down stomach emptying.
  • Reduces blood sugar levels

When you eat, your body naturally makes glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) to regulate your appetite. You won’t feel hungry because GLP-1 makes you feel full and content. The effects of semaglutide are comparable to those of GLP-1 because it is developed to replicate its physiological actions.


Reduced Intake of Food

Because Ozempic lessens hunger pangs, you will consume less food. Semaglutide will successfully aid in weight loss when combined with physical activity and a balanced diet.

Stops Plaque Formation

Semaglutide was discovered to stop plaque formation in blood arteries in animal research. Semaglutide has been demonstrated to lower the risk of stroke and cardiovascular events as a result.


How Safe Are Injections for Weight Loss?

A secure, efficient, and healthy weight loss option is offered by our programme. The Semaglutide injections will assist you in losing weight, controlling appetite and cravings, and ensuring that you may avoid gaining too much weight when used in conjunction with consistent exercise and a suitable eating plan.

A healthier diet, more exercise, and the use of Ozempic/Semaglutide will help you lose weight more quickly by releasing stored fat. By using this weight loss medicine, you can create wholesome living habits and boost your motivation to lose weight.

What to Expect Before Starting Treatment with Semaglutide, Ozempic, or Wegovy

  • Set up your initial visit by calling our office and booking an appointment. You will fill out a small amount of paperwork after you arrive for your visit before speaking with our healthcare professionals.
  • Semaglutide’s suitability and safety as a treatment option will be determined by the healthcare professional using their expertise and judgement while adhering to FDA standards for treating obesity.
  • Our care teams will perform complete screening; they will review your medical history, gauge your vital signs, inquire about any medications you may be taking at the time, and determine your body mass index (BMI).
  • If you have any of the following conditions, you are NOT a good candidate for the Semaglutide/Ozempic/Wegovy weight reduction treatment:
  • Low blood glucose
  • Retinopathy in diabetics
  • Pancreatitis
  • Reduced kidney performance
  • Thyroid medullary cancer
  • Possess a history of medullary thyroid cancer in your family
  • Type II multiple endocrine neoplasia.

How Long Does it Take For Semaglutide to Work? 

  • Within the first week of using Ozempic (semaglutide) at your regular maintenance dose, your blood glucose (sugar) levels should begin to significantly decrease.
  • However, because this is a long-acting medicine that is only injected once per week, the entire effect may not be felt for 8 weeks or longer. For the first four weeks of treatment, you will begin with lower doses to assist manage side effects, but this is not a long-term dose that will effectively drop blood sugar.
  • If you are worried about your blood sugar levels, speak to your doctor because your results may vary from those of other patients.
  • Despite the fact that steady state levels are reached in 4 to 5 weeks, each individual’s clinical effectiveness with Ozempic will differ and may take longer due to specific factors like age, weight, the amount of body fluid you have, other medications you take, kidney or liver function, or your other medical conditions.
  • Depending on how soon you can reach your final maintenance dose, it can also take longer. The best person to provide you with detailed information about your medical condition and how long you will generally take to respond to Ozempic is your doctor.
  • Medication is used to treat type 2 diabetes on an ongoing basis (on a chronic basis). You must take your prescription consistently throughout time if you want Ozempic’s full heart benefits. In order to further lower your blood sugar levels or for further benefits, your doctor may prescribe Ozempic in combination with other diabetes medications.
  • Never stop taking your prescription or change the dose without your doctor’s guidance and approval.

Ozempic/Wegovy Side Effects

The following side effects are most frequently observed in 5% of persons using Ozempic:

  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting 
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain
  • Constipation

The majority of people experience stomach side effects when therapy first begins, although they usually get better with time.

Treatments for Weight Loss at Mar360 Wellness

A safe, reliable injectable weight loss management option is offered by Mar360 Wellness. We employ Semaglutide, also known as Ozempic or Wegovy and approved by the FDA. Self-injections performed once per week are dependable and helpful in reducing hunger, regulating cravings, and controlling appetite. Our weight loss injections program work best when accompanied by a wholesome, calorie-restricted diet and regular exercise.


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