At Alive IV and Wellness, we accompany you on your journey to optimal health. In our ongoing effort to provide cutting edge therapies…we present you to a game changer in the world of medical weight loss: Semaglutide.
Semaglutide (the active ingredient in Ozempic and Wegovy) acts a GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide) receptor agonist.
In addition, Semaglutide is a class of medications used for medical weight loss as well as various metabolic disorders such as metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, prediabetes, and type II diabetes.
Administering semaglutide injections once a week often results in noteworthy weight loss and effective blood sugar control within just one month.*
Body mass index (BMI) measures body fat in relation to height and weight. This screening tool assesses an individual's amount of body fat and serves as an indicator of potential risk for various serious health problems. As part of our medical weight loss program, we swiftly decrease body weight, body fat, and BMI. Consequently, our program effectively lowers inflammation and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, and many other conditions.
Obesity and type II diabetes can lead to a major potential complication known as Fatty Liver disease. This condition occurs when there is an excessive buildup of fat in the liver, which may result in liver damage, cirrhosis (liver scarring), and diminished liver function. Fortunately, semaglutide serves as an effective treatment for reversing or preventing fatty liver disease.
Danger arises from excess belly fat or visceral fat as it envelops critical internal organs, increasing the risk of developing various health problems, such as heart disease, liver disease, and diabetes. Additionally, semaglutide often rapidly shrinks excess belly fat.
Persistent high blood pressure (hypertension) is potentially very dangerous, resulting in significant risk of damage to blood vessels, organs, heart disease, stroke, kidney damage, and more. Moreover, the lack of regular physical activity and obesity is associated with persistent high blood pressure. However, several trials have shown that semaglutide reduces high blood pressure.
Cells in the muscles, fat, and liver become less sensitive to insulin, leading to higher levels of glucose (blood sugar) in the body, causing insulin resistance. Consequently, persistent high blood sugar ultimately results in prediabetes and type II diabetes. However, medical weight loss with semaglutide and health and nutritional coaching typically reverses insulin resistance and prediabetes.
One of the major causes of coronary heart disease is high cholesterol due to dietary choices. Additionally, a recent study indicated that in obese patients and those with established cardiovascular disease (CVD), once-weekly semaglutide injections were associated with a reduced risk of major adverse cardiac events, including death, nonfatal heart attack, and stroke.
Loosely defined as some combination of elevated abdominal fat, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, and insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome increases the risk of premature death in the United States. Notably, approximately 1/3 of the population in the US has metabolic syndrome. If you have metabolic syndrome, it is crucial to take action by engaging in weight loss, physical activity, and making dietary changes.
Endless potential negative health effects accompany obesity, including heart issues, respiratory problems, mental health issues, certain cancers, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, stroke, and many more. However, lifestyle changes and medical weight loss dramatically reduce these risks. At Alive IV and Wellness, we are here to walk you through this process.
Obesity represents a chronic disease and a global public health crisis. Studies indicate that 70% of Americans exceed the average weight, with 31% falling into the category of obesity. Additionally, obesity is linked to various adverse health effects, including reduced life expectancy, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke, respiratory problems, cancer, fatty liver disease, arthritis, gastrointestinal issues, mental health problems, and metabolic syndrome.
The good news is that many of these issues may be reversed or avoided all together with a change in lifestyle and dietary habits. Thankfully with the assistance of semaglutide, it’s never been easier.
At Alive IV and Wellness, we recognize that achieving weight optimization is a personalized journey. Our Injectable Medication Program is tailored to help you achieve your health and wellness goals while educating and promoting sustainable lifestyle changes.
***At this time, we cannot accept patients who are insulin-dependent diabetic or those with significant medical issues. Additionally, we are unable to bill insurances but can provide a superbill that includes medical insurance codes that you may submit to your insurance.