Wegovy, a revolutionary weight loss medication, has emerged as one of the most promising weight loss therapies on the market. The weekly injection also known as semaglutide has exceeded expectations and produced impressive results for individuals seeking to lose weight.
How Does Wegovy Work?
Wegovy (semaglutide), is a prescription medicine administered through weekly injections. Designed for adults diagnosed with obesity (BMI >= 30) or overweight (BMI 27) who also suffer from weight-related medical conditions like high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes or high cholesterol, Wegovy acts as a GLP-1 agonist which regulates appetite and food intake by stimulating pancreas production of more insulin while slowing stomach emptying and creating feelings of fullness. This aids in overall weight loss.
Clinical trials conducted with Wegovy have produced impressive results, with participants experiencing an average weight loss of 15-20% off their starting body weight - three times more than with other available drugs. By improving fat breakdown and metabolic processes in your body, Wegovy stands out as a superior weight-loss medication option, specifically targeting issues like insulin resistance often encountered when suffering from conditions such as PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) or abdominal obesity.
Wegovy has quickly become one of the top weight loss medications nationwide, and we strive to make it accessible here in Middle Tennessee. We offer this powerful weight loss pill at an affordable price - even those without insurance coverage can access Wegovy through our practice! To verify if Wegovy falls within your coverage or out-of-pocket expenses please call your insurance directly for clarification.
While Wegovy may be an effective weight loss drug, its price can be prohibitively expensive. According to GoodRx, its lowest monthly price stands at approximately $1,315. We have developed an affordable program that ensures Wegovy remains an option for individuals without health insurance coverage who wish to pursue aggressive weight loss but do not meet BMI requirements outlined earlier.
Safety and Considerations
Wegovy is considered a generally safe medication for weight loss; however, certain conditions preclude its use. These include:
- Family history of Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma (MTC)
- Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2)
- History of severe allergic reactions to semaglutide
- Breastfeeding or pregnant mothers
Inform your healthcare provider of all medications you are currently taking - be it prescription or over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements. Please be aware that certain diabetes treatments such as sulfonylureas and insulin may need adjusting based on how Wegovy affects stomach emptying.
Possible Side Effects
While taking Wegovy, you may experience side effects like gas, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, gastroenteritis or constipation. Other potential adverse reactions could include headache, low blood sugar levels, dizziness or fatigue. To minimize such side effects, your healthcare team will typically start you on a lower dosage and then gradually increase it over time to allow your body time to adapt.
If you're curious about Wegovy as an effective weight loss solution, contact Digestive and Liver Health Specialists today. We offer this revolutionary medication at all our locations including Nashville, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Hendersonville and Clarksville. We're here to support you on your weight loss journey!