I am so excited to offer wellness services to the community of Coos Bay and for anyone living in Oregon.  My focus is on whole body and mind wellness. I want to listen to you and help you take care of yourself. I am really pleased with how well people have been doing with a medication that was just FDA-approved for weight loss. 

Semagutide

It is a struggle to lose weight and there is not a great range of medications that are effective for a lot of people. The FDA approved semaglutide in June 2021. 

Semaglutide is from a class of medications called GLP-1(glucagon-like peptide) which targets GLP-1 receptors. Our body makes this stuff! But by adding it externally the body is more likely to respond to it.

While taking this medication it will help move glucose out of our body by increasing insulin and make you feel full longer. This helps the snacker that lives in many people (like me!)

it also works on the pancreas to stop glucagon production which also decreases our blood sugar levels. 

This is an injection for one time a week. It is also available as a daily oral medication that must be taken on an empty stomach. 

SO WHAT”S THE CATCH: SIDE EFFECTS

It affects everyone differently, but the most common is anything in your GI tract from burping, increase in gas, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, or diarrhea. It can also cause fatigue and headaches. Some folks are sensitive to using a needle and a small rash can develop around the injection site. 

These side effects can be decreased if the medication is started at a low dose and gradually titrated up. The use of B12 is very helpful as well to decrease any GI side effects. 

EFFICACY

 A study reported in the Lancet , reported that at 52 weeks those on semaglutide had lost 11.6% to 13.8% of their total body weight compared to the placebo group at 2.3%.

So think your weight is 250 pounds and you would weigh 218 pounds! This is really unheard of in any medication before! With the use of a diet change, solid movement, and mindfulness you could see significant changes. 

IN CONCLUSION

Please do your own research and contact me if you have any questions! I would love to help you feel like the you that you have always wanted to be