Benefits of Semaglutide
The weekly injection is easy to administer and monitor, with patient ease and compliance. By releasing more insulin and less glucagon in the body, your appetite is suppressed and you will not feel as hungry as often. You may feel fuller after smaller food portions and less urge to snack. A 2021 study in published in NEJM of obese adults that used once-weekly injections found weight loss by 10% or more. Semaglutide use in diabetic patients also may decrease future complications of nerve damage, eye problems, gum disease, enhanced mobility, less joint pain, higher self-esteem, better sleep, possible prevention of fatal cardiovascular disease and stroke. Improvement goals include: weight level, waist circumference, drop in BMI, blood pressure improvement, stable blood sugar levels, improved energy.
Contraindications of Semaglutide
- Kidney Disease
- Gallbladder/Pancreas Disease
- Thyroid Cancer
Side Effects of Semaglutide
Most common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, initial bloating, vomiting or constipation. Rare, will someone have an allergy to Semaglutide, and display hives, difficulty breathing, infection, vision changes, confusion or decrease in urine output and leg swelling. Any of these rare symptoms should prompt cessation of the Semaglutide injection, check of the blood sugar (finger monitor), and doctor visit.