On June 4th, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first new weight loss solution since 2014. Semaglutide weight-loss shots are administered weekly and help with chronic weight loss management in adults.
Upon announcement of the drug’s approval, John Sharretts, M.D., deputy director of the Division of Diabetes, Lipid Disorders, and Obesity in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research stated, “[Semaglutide] offers adults with obesity or overweight a beneficial new treatment option to incorporate into a weight management program.”
Semaglutide for Weight Loss
Now that it’s been out in the world for just over a year, Semaglutide is making headlines as one of the most successful weight management drugs in the healthcare industry.
In a recent article from Yale Medicine, experts report that while anti-obesity medications have been around for decades, Semaglutide is the first of a new generation of highly effective hormone-based obesity medications. When successful, the drug can help patients shed up to 15% of their body fat.
Semaglutide weight-loss shots mimic a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which is secreted in the gut and targets receptors throughout the body, including the brain. In other words, it sends a message to the brain, letting it know that the body is full – which causes patients to eat less throughout the day.
At the beginning of the treatments, Semaglutide also decreases gastric emptying – the process by which stomach contents are moved into the first part of the small intestine as part of the digestive process, which can help dramatically with weight management.
Semaglutide at New Pathways Clinic of Cleveland
While it was originally designed to help lower blood glucose levels and to reduce the risk of heart attacks in diabetics, Semaglutide has been making a name for itself in the chronic weight management community as well.
Keeping your physical health in check is an important step to ensuring your mental health is in good working order. Medication-assisted weight loss has been around for more than 15 years, but Semaglutide stands out from the rest of the medical pack thanks to its credibility and quick, documentable results.
At New Pathways Clinic in Cleveland, we are excited to provide Semaglutide treatments as part of our holistic and comprehensive mental health facility. Our staff of experts is ready to answer your questions about this promising weight-loss treatment option. Contact us today for more information about Semaglutide weight loss shots or to get started on your weight-loss management journey. We’re ready to help you succeed.