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FDA-Approved Weight Loss Solutions

One of the most sought-after services by adults is a non-surgical option to help maintain a healthy weight. At GOLDCOAST medspa, we offer Chicagoland area patients FDA-approved semaglutide injections to help individuals struggling with weight control and obesity. Lifestyle, medical conditions, and genetics can make it very challenging to shed extra pounds, even when a healthy diet and exercise program is followed. Now, patients have an option to help lose that extra weight while also contributing to overall health.

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What Is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a medication in a class of drugs known as GLP-1 receptor agonists, commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes because of their effectiveness in managing glucose levels. Studies have shown semaglutide to help with weight loss when administered at a higher dose. The FDA-approved injectable form of semaglutide, Wegovy, has become a popular and effective option for weight loss in patients who meet certain criteria, including:

  • A BMI over 30 and no weight-related complications
  • A BMI over 27 with weight-related complications

How Do Weight Loss Injections Work?

This medication is taken once a week by injection. Injections can be completed at home by the patient, but our medical healthcare team must oversee the use of the drug. We will carefully examine the results and monitor potential side effects and patient health. Semaglutide works by mimicking the sensation of feeling full by delaying gastric emptying, which results in lower calorie intake by the patient. Weight loss is achieved through:

  • Reduced appetite
  • Improved control over eating
  • Reduced food cravings

What Are Common Side Effects of Semaglutide?

With any medication, there is always potential for side effects, and each patient reacts differently to treatments. FDA approval means the drug has been studied, and the benefits outweigh the potential risks. Our healthcare provider will discuss the complete list of possible side effects and how to manage them, but the most common are:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Heartburn

Schedule a Consultation for Weight Loss Injections

Contact GOLDCOAST medspa in Chicago, IL to learn more about weight loss injections. We can discuss a viable option for sustainable weight loss using the latest medications paired with a healthy diet and lifestyle. Get in touch to schedule a consultation to find out if you’re eligible.

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