Semaglutide Weight Loss Injections
What if losing weight was easy? At IV Drips, we offer a popular weight loss program to residents of Bergen County, NY that needs your attention. If you are overweight, this program is uniquely designed to empower and allow you to take greater control of your life by combining breakthrough weight loss injections with minimal restrictions and subtle changes to your diet and exercise. It’s that simple.
How Do Weight Loss Injections Work?
Semaglutide is the magic in our weight loss injections at IV Drips. Semaglutide is a medication used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It is a type of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1 RA), which means it works by stimulating the GLP-1 receptors in the body to increase insulin secretion, reduce glucagon secretion, and slow down gastric emptying. This helps to lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
However, in addition to its use in diabetes treatment, semaglutide has now been used for the treatment of obesity. It is administered as a subcutaneous injection once a week, and has been shown to lead to significant weight loss in clinical trials. In fact, in clinical trials, Semaglutide helped most recipients lose 10% of their body weight. More than half of them reduced their weight by 15%, which is the amount that most healthcare professionals say can help reduce the risk for future chronic illnesses.
Semaglutide is marketed under the brand name Ozempic for diabetes treatment, and under the brand name Wegovy for obesity treatment. It is a prescription medication that our clinic can prescribe to Englewood and Tenafly patients under the guidance and supervision of one of our healthcare professionals.
Weight Loss Shots to Lower the Risk of Weight-Related Health Issues
Being overweight is more than just a threat to your appearance and self-confidence. Obesity is a medical condition characterized by an excess amount of body fat, which can have numerous negative effects on a person’s health. At IV Drips, we are proud to offer semaglutide weight loss injections to help lower the risks associated with obesity, which can include the following:
- Increased risk of chronic diseases: Obesity increases the risk of developing chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and certain types of cancer.
- Cardiovascular problems: Obesity can lead to the buildup of plaque in the arteries, which can cause atherosclerosis, a condition that increases the risk of heart disease, heart attacks, and stroke.
- Respiratory problems: Obesity is associated with respiratory problems such as sleep apnea, which can lead to disrupted sleep and decreased oxygen levels in the body.
- Joint problems: The excess weight can put pressure on the joints, leading to joint pain and an increased risk of osteoarthritis.
- Mental health issues: Obesity is also associated with mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem.
- Reduced quality of life: The negative effects of obesity can lead to reduced quality of life, as it can limit a person’s ability to perform daily activities and participate in social and physical activities.
Obesity can significantly increase the risk of various health problems, and it is important to maintain a healthy weight through proper diet and regular physical activity to reduce the risk of these complications. Our customized weight loss programs at IV Drips in Bergen County can be your answer to a healthier you!
How Our Weight Loss Program Works
IV Drips is proud to serve patients in the Englewood and Tenafly community with a simple and effective weight loss program. Our weight loss program starts with an initial consultation, which can be carried out conveniently with a video call with one of our medical team members. At this meeting, we will explain the program in detail, evaluate your specific lifestyle and goals, and review your bloodwork & medical history to confirm your eligibility for the program. Once approved, your Semaglutide B12 prescription will be filled along with a scheduled one-on-one Zoom appointment to teach and support you in successfully performing your self injections (initial program). At the end of the first month you will be automatically enrolled in the monthly program. You can expect to chat with us each month to discuss progress, address your concerns and refill your semaglutide prescription so that you can successfully continue your weight loss journey. It is common for patients to increase their dosage after their initial injections.
Who Qualifies for Weight Loss Shots at IV Drips?
Semaglutide injections are recommended for the treatment of obesity in adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater, or in those with a BMI of 27 or greater and at least one weight-related health condition such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol.
To be considered for treatment with semaglutide for weight loss at IV Drips in Bergen County, you must first schedule a consultation with one of our healthcare providers who can evaluate their medical history, current health status, and weight loss goals. We will then assess any potential risks or contraindications to using the medication.
In general, however, semaglutide is not recommended for individuals with a personal or family history of medullary thyroid cancer or multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2, as it may increase the risk of developing these conditions. In addition, semaglutide should not be used during pregnancy or by individuals with a history of pancreatitis or a prior allergic reaction to the medication.
Benefits of Semaglutide for Weight Loss
Some of the advantages of allowing IV Drips to prescribe semaglutide injections for your weight loss can include:
- Significant weight loss: Clinical trials have shown that semaglutide injections can lead to significant weight loss in individuals with obesity or overweight with weight-related health conditions. The weight loss can be sustained over time with continued use of the medication.
- Improved health outcomes: Losing weight with semaglutide injections can lead to improved health outcomes, such as reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
- Convenient dosing: Semaglutide injections are administered once a week, which can be more convenient for some people than taking medication multiple times per day.
- Reduced appetite and food cravings: Semaglutide injections work by reducing appetite and food cravings, which can make it easier for individuals to stick to a healthy diet and lose weight.
- Supportive care: Along with medication, individuals taking semaglutide injections receive support from one of our healthcare professionals, who can provide guidance, support, and accountability throughout the weight loss journey.
- Safe and effective: Semaglutide injections have been shown to be safe and effective for weight loss in clinical trials.
At IV Drips, we recognize that using semaglutide injections as part of our effective weight loss program offers a safe and effective way to achieve weight loss for individuals with obesity or overweight with weight-related health conditions, with the potential to improve both physical and mental health outcomes.