Who Qualifies for Wegovy?
If you’d like more information about Wegovy and whether it may be the right weight loss option for you, connect with us at InShape Medical Cary NC. WeGovy injections are beneficial for weight loss. Dr. Joshua Dobstaff would be happy to walk you through the process and answer any questions that you may have. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 107 Edinburgh S. Drive, Suite 215 Cary, NC 27511.
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There’s no doubt about it: losing weight can be a challenging, frustrating, and tumultuous experience – especially for those who have tried every diet going without results. For many, weight loss isn’t as simple as just ‘eating less and moving more’. It’s a complicated physical and mental issue that often requires professional help to achieve.
If you’re feeling discouraged about your weight loss and are wondering if there’s another option available for you, the answer may just be Wegovy. This once-a-week, FDA-approved, semaglutide injection mimics the natural GLP1 hormone in the body which helps patients to feel more satiated after meals and also fuller for longer periods of time.
Wegovy can only be obtained via a prescription, so you’ll need to consult with a qualified medical professional before beginning treatment.
Just like with other medications, there are certain criteria that a patient must meet before being prescribed Wegovy. This includes any one of the following:
• Being an adult with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above.
• Being an adult with a BMI of 27 or above while also having a weight-related condition (such as type 2 diabetes).
• Being a child, over the age of 12, that has a BMI in the 95th percentile.
Your doctor will make sure that Wegovy is a safe and suitable option for you before prescribing it. They will also want to make sure that you’re committed to a healthy diet and exercise plan, as Wegovy is meant to be used in combination with both for sustained, long-term results.
Wegovy is an injectable medication that can be used to support weight loss efforts in combination with a healthy diet and exercise regime. Shots are provided once a week, either in a clinical office or at home, with dosages gradually increasing over the course of 12 weeks.
On average, you can expect to see between a .5 and 2.0 pounds a week weight loss while on Wegovy. This equates to between 2-8 pounds a month, although this average can vary depending on your age, sex, starting weight, overall health, diet, exercise regime, and lifestyle choices.
On average, it typically takes about two weeks for the semaglutide compounds in Wegocy to start working within the body and eight weeks for patients to begin experiencing results.
Clinical research on Wegovy has shown that the amount of body weight lost by the average patient is between 5-10% of their body weight. Over the course of a year, the percentage increases to roughly 15% total weight loss, which is an incredible amount to lose – especially for those who have struggled in the past!
It’s important to note that Wegovy works more effectively, and has more noticeable results when paired with healthy lifestyle choices. This includes quitting tobacco products, eating healthily, and participating in a regular exercise regime. By adopting these behaviors, you’ll ensure that you sustain your weight loss even after stopping your injections.
To optimize your weight loss results on Wegovy, you’ll want to make sure that you’re adhering to a healthy and balanced diet plan. While these injections can help you manage your cravings and keep you feeling fuller for longer, they won’t work properly if you’re still making poor dietary decisions.
A good diet on Wegovy includes one that is rich in nutrients. This means eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats so that your body gets the energy it needs to work properly. You’ll also want to try to avoid foods that are heavily processed and/or are high in salt, saturated fat, and sugar, as these can hinder your weight loss.
At InShape Medical Cary NC, our professionals would be happy to discuss our options for sustainable weight loss: including Wegovy! For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 107 Edinburgh S. Drive, Suite 215 Cary, NC 27511. We serve patients from Cary NC, West Raleigh NC, Apex NC, Morrisville NC, Clegg NC, Preston NC, Durham NC, and surrounding areas.