Weight Loss

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Have you tried different kinds of exercise and diet programs and are still struggling to lose that last 10-15 pounds?

Or, maybe you’ve had a significant life stressor, such as job loss, injury, or relationship stress resulting in weight gain.

We understand that losing weight can be both physically
and emotionally challenging.

Many practitioners fail to recognize that weight loss isn’t simply a matter of will power but is also a complex disease. While there are many potential solutions to weight loss, our medical program may be able to help you.

Combining nutrition and lifestyle modification with a medical weight-loss approach has been shown to decrease body weight. Semaglutide is a Glucagon Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonist that increases production of insulin which lowers blood sugar levels.

Originally sold as Ozempic for the treatment of Type II Diabetes, the FDA approved Semaglutide for weight loss in 2021 under the name Wegovy. Wegovy (Semaglutide) reduces food intake by decreasing appetite and slowing digestion. It also helps to reduce hunger and food cravings too. Studies have shown 10-20% reduction in body weight in individuals with obesity. Additional benefits of weight loss may include lower blood pressure, cholesterol, hemoglobin A1C, and decreased back and joint pains.

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At Vivagen Health, we take a holistic approach to a medical weight loss program.

At our clinic, our patients are not simply a medical record number. Our weight loss program is 16 weeks consisting of a once a week subcutaneous (under the skin) Semaglutide injection and nutrition and lifestyle counseling. You can come to our clinic for the injection or we can even teach you how to do it on your own at home on your schedule.

During your initial appointment, you will receive a consultation to make sure Semaglutide is right for you. We will obtain your medical history and perform a medical examination to make sure taking the medication is safe for you. We will also perform a baseline set of labs. During a follow-up in-person appointment between 4-8 weeks, we’ll obtain a second set of labs, discuss any questions or concerns you may have, and reassess your goals.

In the duration of the program, our team will be available for telemedicine consultation whenever you may need.

If you are interested in losing weight or curious if Semaglutide is right for you,
call our office at 954-440–6468 or schedule an appointment online for a FREE consultation.
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Weight Loss Program FAQs

What is Semaglutide?

A weekly injectable medicine, in conjunction with lifestyle modifications, to assist you in accomplishing your weight loss goals.

How does Semaglutide work?

Semaglutide plays a role in your digestion and appetite regulation. You’ll feel full faster so you eat fewer calories!

How much weight can you lose?

On average, patients may lose up to 6-12% of their initial body weight.

What are the most common side of effects?

What are the most common side of effects?

Since Semaglutide slows digestion and curbs your appetite, some patients may experience:

Abdominal discomfort
Diarrhea or constipation

This is why we titrate each patient up over 3 months--to minimize these potential side effects.

As with taking any medication, other more serious side effects may exist. We'll provide you with education and guidance each step of the way, so you can make an informed decision.

Are there contraindications?

Yes- a history of thyroid cancer, pancreatitis, or multiple endocrine neoplasia.

Please contact our office to schedule a medical screening.

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