Semaglutide is a prescription medication that helps with weight management. It works by mimicking the effects of a hormone in your body called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). This hormone helps regulate your appetite and food intake, leading to decreased calories consumed and weight loss.
Semaglutide injections are typically recommended for adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher or those with a BMI of 27 or higher and at least one weight-related condition such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes or high cholesterol.
Like all medications, Semaglutide can cause side effects. The most common side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and constipation. However, these symptoms are usually mild and tend to improve over time.
Yes, you can still enjoy your favorite foods while taking Semaglutide injections. However, it's important to remember that Semaglutide is most effective when used in combination with a healthy diet and exercise plan. Your healthcare provider can help you develop a personalized plan to achieve your weight loss goals.