At Alpine Health & Wellness, we offer semaglutide as a treatment option for weight loss. Semaglutide is an injectable medication used to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity. It works by slowing the rate of absorption of carbohydrates from the stomach and intestines, thereby promoting weight loss.
Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) receptor agonist. GLP-1 receptors are located in the brain and gut, where semaglutide acts to reduce appetite and slow gastric emptying. This helps patients to feel fuller for longer periods of time resulting in decreased calorie intake and weight loss. Semaglutide is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for weight loss in obese adults with a BMI of 30 or greater, and can also be used to treat type 2 diabetes.
Semaglutide has proven effectiveness as an adjunct therapy for weight loss when combined with lifestyle changes such as increased physical activity and improved diet. In clinical trials, semaglutide users lost an average of 8% of their weight after one year of use. Additionally, semaglutide has been shown to improve glycemic control in those with type 2 diabetes.
At Alpine Health & Wellness, our team of healthcare professionals can administer semaglutide as part of an individualized weight loss plan. This includes lifestyle modifications, diet and nutrition guidance, physical activity recommendations, and semaglutide therapy. We will work closely with you to ensure that semaglutide is used safely and effectively while helping you meet your weight loss goals.
The semaglutide injection must be administered once weekly. Common semaglutide side effects include nausea, vomiting, constipation, and diarrhea. Semaglutide should not be used by patients with a personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC), multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN-2), or any other type of thyroid cancer.
At Alpine Health & Wellness, semaglutide can be an effective weight loss treatment for obese adults with a BMI of 30 or greater. We will work closely with you to develop a personalized weight management plan that includes semaglutide therapy and lifestyle modifications that best suit your needs. Schedule an appointment with us today to learn more about semaglutide and how it can help you reach your weight loss goals.
Semaglutide should always be used in conjunction with lifestyle modifications such as increased physical activity and dietary changes. Patients should talk to their doctor before starting semaglutide to make sure it is the right treatment for them. The semaglutide injection must be administered once a week which means semaglutide requires commitment in order to achieve results.
At Alpine Health & Wellness, we have the experience and expertise needed to help you safely use semaglutide as part of a comprehensive weight loss treatment plan.
$175 for initial consultation and follow up for medication training
$100 for follow up visits every 6 weeks
Medication cost ranges from $140-$200 every 6 weeks on average.