YA Medical offers weight loss treatment with semaglutide in Phoenix AZ. Semaglutide is an FDA approved medication for weight loss as of 2021. It is administered as a once weekly injection subcutaneously, with a gradual dose increase over several weeks. It belongs to a class of medications known as glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists, or GLP-1 agonists. It mimics the GLP-1 hormone produced in the gut in response to eating. This mechanism signals the brain resulting in powerful appetite suppression. It also regulates insulin and blood glucose levels, resulting in excellent glycemic control in type II diabetics. It has been marketed under brand names of Ozempic, Wegovy, and Rybelsus.
Everybody's weight loss results differ, depending on age, gender, lifestyle modifications, and underlying medication conditions, however, there are studies showing an average of 5-20% of weight reduction for patients using semaglutide.
Common side effects of semaglutide include
Tirzapetide is another medication similar to semaglutide. It also activates GLP-1 receptors and has another action of activating GIP (Glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide) or (gastric inhibitory polypeptide) receptors. This medication is not FDA approved for weight loss, but is used for treatment of type II diabetes. However, patients that have used this medication experience similar weight loss effects as with semaglutide. It has also shows to improve insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion in the body.
Side effect profile and contraindications are similar to semaglutide.
FDA recommends semaglutide use for patients that have:
Contraindications to semaglutide use include:
Lipo B injections are combination of powerful compounds that have shown to have lipotropic (fat burning) effects. It consists of Methionine / Inositol / Choline Chloride / Cyanocobalamin. These compounds are generally used as weight loss supplements, along with a weight loss program, to help the body mobilize fat cells and use them as fuel.
Benefits of Lipo B12 Injections include:
At YA Medical, you will work individually with a provider one on one to come up with the best weight loss program tailored to your specific needs and goals. Every patient undergoes extensive screening, comprehensive lab work before starting weight loss treatment. Progress is closely monitored and adjusted as needed on a weekly basis.