Are you struggling with extra pounds, that wont go away? Karishma Wellness in Sugar Land/Houston area is proud to offer the #1 FDA approved for effective weight loss – Semaglutide.
Semaglutide, the most effective medical
weight loss medication, even safe enough
for patients with heart disease.
What is Semaglutide?
Originally developed to treat diabetes type 2, and now the #1 weight loss medication safe and effective to shed pounds. When combined with diet and exercise, Semaglutide improves blood sugar levels and reduces the risk of cardiovascular events like heart attacks and strokes. In June 2021, the FDA approved Semaglutide 2.4 mg injection for the treatment of obesity. Unlike stimulant-based medications, it can be prescribed for patients with cardiovascular diseases like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, helping to improve not just weight but overall health for patients who need it the most.
Safely treats chronic obesity. It’s proven highly effective in clinical studies. It is administered through an injection (generally in the thigh) and is taken once per week. Semaglutide can be safely administered by you at home. Not brave enough to treat yourself?, don’t worry we can see you once a week for your injection treatment.
Patients on semaglutide have reported losing as much as 80lbs, with clinical trials, losing an average of 12.4% of their body weight over 68 weeks. Semaglutide is started with a lower dose and gradually increased over 16-20 weeks in order to reduce the gastrointestinal side effects.
Who is Semaglutide for?
Because it is not a stimulant, this medication is a good solution for those who don’t do well with jittery diet pills like phentermine. Stimulants are often not prescribed for patients who have existing cardiovascular disease as they can complicate these conditions. Semaglutide actually reduce the risk of a cardiovascular event while also causing weight loss.
Adults with a BMI of 30, or adults with a BMI of 27 and at least one weight-related co-morbidity (not including diabetes) can be treated with Semaglutide. It’s for patients who want to lose weight, especially patients with type 2 diabetes or whose weight puts them at risk of a serious cardiovascular event (like heart attack or stroke).
Semaglutide have a variety of side effects (see below for more). Patients who continue the medication have reported an improvement in side effects after four weeks. Semaglutide should not be used in combination with other semaglutide-containing medications.
How does it work?
Semaglutide slows down the rate at which your stomach sends food to your large intestine. This results in slower digestion (which improves blood sugar) and a longer feeling of fullness. It also stimulates the pancreas to produce more insulin, removing sugar from the bloodstream.
Patients on Semaglutide have reported reduced appetite and a reduced craving for sweets, both of which contribute to weight loss. Patients also report that over-eating while on Semaglutide results in unpleasant side effects, which discourages poor eating habits. Semaglutide is prescribed in combination with diet and exercise.
What are the side effects?
Semaglutide does have side effects, especially during the first four weeks, after which side effects improve markedly. Some patients may not be able to handle these common side effects, which include:
Who should avoid Semaglutide?
Patients whose family has a history of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) or Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2) should not take Semaglutide. You should also not take Semaglutide if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Semaglutide. Speak with your healthcare provider if you have kidney problems, pancreas problems, have a history of diabetic retinopathy (loss of vision), or are breastfeeding, pregnant, or plan to become pregnant
We are excited to cheer you along your journey to a healthy lifestyle!
1. Your first visit consists of a fasting blood draw, vital signs check up, measurement, weight and bmi scale report.
Diana our Weight Loss Specialist here at Karishma Wellness, will go over the medication, Meal Plan and Follow Up visits also answer any questions that you may have.
2. When the lab results are reviewed, we will contact you and mail out your medication.
3. Once you receive the medication, schedule a follow up. Diana will go through the injection process again with you and see you administer the first injection. Follow up appointments twice a month will be scheduled to check your progress.
You are under medical supervision, our effective weight loss programs offer a safe and easy way to lose weight*.