Our clinic is pleased to announce that we are now offering the Semaglutide Weight Loss Program!
Semaglutide mimics a naturally occurring peptide in the body called GLP-1. Numerous studies have shown that this peptide reduces food cravings, reduces appetite, and helps control blood sugar.
You will find that your appetite is drastically reduced. We do recommend that you change your eating habits to eat healthier, nutrient-dense foods. Additionally, it’s important to increase your water intake to 80 ounces of water per day.
Per the Centers for Disease Control, 73.6% of people over the age of 20 are overweight! 41.9% are considered obese. These are some sobering statistics, and obesity is now considered a national epidemic.
Duke University completed a study that shows that for the first time in decades, life expectancy is going down for Gen Xers and Millennials. The number one reason for this is because of obesity. The chances of developing chronic diseases increase exponentially if you are overweight or obese.
Even people considered “skinny” can be at higher risk for health issues from being overweight. How much you weigh isn’t the only factor that puts you at this risk.
The question to ask is, where are you carrying your extra weight? If you have extra fat around the abdominal area, it’s likely that you have “visceral fat,” which causes high levels of inflammation and puts you at risk for higher blood sugar and insulin levels which predisposes you to pre-diabetes.
Additionally, being overweight or obese is often the root cause of chronic diseases, including:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol, which can cause plaque in the arteries to form
- Fatty liver
- Some cancers
- Sleep apnea
- Hormone disorders, including Insulin Resistance
- Alzheimer’s or dementia
- Depression and other mood disorders
- Joint pain
Our Providers at Dynamic Life Health Center Can Help!
Dr. Berutti and Melanie Martin, PA, want to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle and a healthier weight. We also understand the importance of sustaining your weight loss after going through the program so that you can live a long and healthy life.
Fad diets can provide quick weight loss. However, most people who complete these types of diets eventually gain their weight back. Fortunately, Semaglutide is not a fad diet, and results can be realized long-term.
For More Information on our Semaglutide Weight Loss Program, Call Us at 817-539-6168.
Or fill in the inquiry form below and tell us the best way to reach you.
What Does Our Semaglutide Weight Loss Program Include?
Our 90-day Semaglutide weight loss program includes:
1. Three office visits with your provider. The first visit is 60 minutes in length, and the following two are 30 minutes long.
2. Initial lab testing includes:
- CMP (Comprehensive metabolic panel)
- CBC (Complete blood count)
- Hemoglobin A1C
- Thyroid labs TSH, T3, and T4
- Vitamin D
Please note that all labs are included in the price of the program and will need to be done at LabCorp.
3. Four free weekly B12 Lipotropic injections for the first month. This is a “fat-burning” shot ($150 value)!
The benefits of Lipotropic injections are that they aid in weight loss by boosting the metabolism, helping to detoxify the liver, and increasing overall energy levels.
NOTE: The cost of the Semaglutide injections is not included in the weight loss program. We will use local compounding pharmacies that compound the injections.
What is Semaglutide?
First, please be assured that Semaglutide is NOT a stimulant.
Semaglutide mimics a naturally occurring peptide in the body called GLP-1. Numerous studies have shown that this peptide reduces appetite, and helps control blood sugar.
You will find that your appetite is drastically reduced, and cravings for sweets and sugary foods are gone. However, you will find that if you don’t eat healthy foods, you will not feel well physically throughout the program. Exercise is also recommended with this program. Depending on how much weight you want to lose, it is helpful to prevent changes in the skin appearance.
How we Prescribe Semaglutide on Our Program
We don’t prescribe Semaglutide under any of its brand names. Instead, we work with a local pharmacy to compound it with Vitamin B6. All of our patients start off at a lower dose for the first month, and then the dose is titrated based on your individual response.
We taper the initial dosing and compound the dose with vitamin B6 because if you start off with too high of a dose, you can experience mild nausea as your body gets used to the drug.
Starting off with a smaller dose helps to minimize side effects. Vitamin B6 helps with nausea. We are also happy to prescribe Zofran to help with any nausea as needed. We will make recommendations to help minimize the side effects.
Semaglutide is administered via subcutaneous injection. The needle is very small, and the injection is painless. You inject the dose subcutaneously (under the skin) and not into a muscle.
If you are needle-phobic and don’t want to do the injection yourself once weekly, you are welcome to come into the office, and one of our nurses can do the injection for you for a nominal fee.
Our program is three to six months long, depending on how much weight you want to lose. Should you decide to continue, we will require you to see us in person 90 days after you finish the three months and then again six months afterward. We will continue to write the prescriptions for you during this time.
The main benefit you will feel — which will help you to lose weight — is that Semaglutide reduces your appetite and makes you feel fuller for longer periods of time. It keeps you in fat-burning mode as well.
Additional health benefits are that Semaglutide targets fat cells and regulates your blood sugar.
It also helps to stop the production of plaque in blood vessels.
Recommendations While on the Semaglutide Weight Loss Program
It is best not to overeat on this diet. You will notice that if you are eating junk food, you will not feel well, and your energy levels will be low.
We recommend incorporating more protein and nutrient-dense foods into your daily food intake. If you follow these guidelines, you WILL feel much better and have higher energy levels, even while eating less!
Exercise is not mandatory for you to lose weight while taking Semaglutide. We recommend that you incorporate an exercise regime into your lifestyle because of the added health benefits and more rapid weight loss. Exercise will help to maintain your muscle mass while dieting.
You don’t have to join a gym or exercise every day. Instead, you can start slow. If you are currently not exercising, walking can be a great place to start.
3. Drink Plenty of Water
What to Expect from this Program
The more momentum you gain, the better you will feel. On average, you can expect to lose up to 15% of your body weight, depending on how long you are taking Semaglutide.
For those who only want to lose 20-30 pounds, the 90-day program may be enough for you.
If you want to continue to lose more weight, we recommend continuing until you have lost the desired amount of weight. If you want to lose a large amount of weight, it may take up to a year.
Also, after you start the program, you should experience better sleep.
Long-term Benefits Lead to Longer Life Spans
Being overweight or obese causes or can contribute to chronic diseases such as Heart Disease, Stroke, Type 2 Diabetes, Alzheimer’s/Dementia, Fatty Liver Disease, some cancers, and more. These diseases are some of the top causes of death worldwide. Most are preventable with lifestyle changes, and that starts with what you are putting into your body.
The Semaglutide weight loss program can be an easy first step to getting your health back on track. If followed correctly, it can improve your quality of life and increase your life span.
While Semaglutide is appropriate for most, there are some contraindications that would prevent you from the program. These include:
- Personal or family history of medullary thyroid cancer or multiple endocrine neoplasias
- Personal or family history of parathyroid cancer or pancreatic cancer
- Being pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or breastfeeding
- History of anorexia, bulimia, or body dysmorphic disorder
- Type 1 diabetes
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Renal insufficiency
- Vitamin B6 or Vitamin B12 allergy
- History of pancreatitis or pancreatic disease
- History of gallbladder disease (NOTE: If you have had your gallbladder removed, you are eligible for the weight loss program)
As with any drug, there are some potential side effects from Semaglutide. Many of these may improve on their own as your body adjusts to the drug. You are encouraged to communicate any side-effects to your provider. If the side-effects become severe at any point, please get medical attention right away. If you do experience any side-effects, we are here to help; just give us a call!
- Abdominal pain
- Nausea or vomiting
- Allergic reaction
- Pain at the site of injection
- Low blood sugar
- Gallbladder disease
- Kidney damage
- Thyroid tumors
Are You Ready to Get Started on Becoming a Healthier You?
The first step is to contact our New Patient Coordinator. She can go over the details of the Semaglutide weight loss program and get you scheduled for your appointment.
Once you are scheduled, we will have you complete a Health Questionnaire and then send you your lab order to have your blood drawn.
Your first appointment with us will be two weeks after you book. This will allow us time to get your labs back and go over your health questionnaire and goals with you. We can also write your prescription for Semaglutide at your first appointment with us.
Please call us with your questions and schedule an appointment! We look forward to speaking with you and being a part of your health journey!
Contact our New Patient Coordinator for More Information
When many patients come to see us, they have lost hope because they’ve felt unwell for so long and don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel. It’s rewarding as a practitioner to help so many people realize a much-improved quality of life and a regained sense of vitality!
Please call us to get more information about how our clinic and providers can help you with your health goals and to schedule an appointment.
We look forward to the opportunity to restore your health and regain your vitality for life!
For More Information Call Us at 817-539-6168
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