Weight management and weight loss are highly prevalent talking points in our society. In fact, 42.4 percent of Americans in 2020 were considered obese. This is a staggering increase from only 22 percent of Americans in 2008. The increase in obesity has even been labeled as an “obesity crisis” in America. That being said, it’s no wonder that different treatment options have been explored for weight loss and management. One of those treatments is Ozempic. Let’s take a closer look at what Ozempic is, how it can be used for weight loss, and seeking a provider of Ozempic.
What Is Ozempic?
Ozempic is a prescription medication that is injected into the body once a week at home. Ozempic is traditionally used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and the management of blood sugar. Ozempic is proven to lower hemoglobin A1C, which is a measure of blood sugar levels over time. It has also been shown to lower the chance of having a stroke or heart attack in people who have type 2 diabetes or heart disease.
Ozempic for Weight Loss
Losing weight, in theory, is a simple process of calories in and calories out. However, metabolism, lifestyle, diet, and so much more are factors that affect it. Ozempic is not officially a weight loss medicine, but research suggests that it can help in losing weight. The primary active ingredient in Ozempic is semaglutide. Semaglutide boosts the natural effects of the hormone GLP-1 in the body. GLP-1 has multiple functions in the body and helps boost the release of insulin in response to food.
The increased insulin helps regulate blood sugar, and this is why Ozempic is an effective treatment for managing blood sugar in type 2 diabetics. However, GLP-1 also causes a reduction in hunger, cravings, and appetite. It does this all while slowing the rate that your stomach empties. This leads to becoming full easier and longer. With these two effects combined, your calorie intake is likely to reduce and increase weight loss.
Seeking a Provider
It’s important to have a provider who not only prescribes Ozempic but understands the medicine. Our team at Genesis Plastic Surgery will provide a consultation where we will discuss your weight loss goals and help you decide if Ozempic is right for you. If you’re considering Ozempic for weight loss, contact Genesis Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa at 405-340-9949 for the Edmond, OK, office and 405-310-6767 for the Norman, OK, office.