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Celebs and TikTok stars are creating a buzz about weight loss injections, known as semaglutide (best recognized as Wegovy or Ozempic) or tirzeptide (Mounjaro). These injections promise easy weight loss, but their alarming drawbacks are often ignored. Before rushing to your doctor or ordering online, carefully examine the fine print associated with the medication.
Simply put, they help regulate blood sugar levels and decrease appetite (but note, this is only while you are currently using weight loss injection medication).
Semaglutide (Ozempic or Wegovy) belongs to a class of medications known as glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists, or GLP-1 Ras, similar to liraglutide (Saxenda) and tirzeptide (Mounjaro). It mimics the GLP-1 hormone, released in the gut in response to eating.
One role of GLP-1 is to prompt the body to produce more insulin, which reduces blood sugar (glucose). For that reason, health care providers have used semaglutide to treat Type 2 diabetes. But GLP-1 in higher amounts also interacts with the parts of the brain that suppress your appetite and signal you to feel full. When used in conjunction with diet and exercise, it can increase weight loss in people who are obese or overweight.
Currently, semaglutide is only approved for weight loss under the brand name Wegovy, while Ozempic is approved for diabetes management. But as interest in semaglutide for weight loss continues to grow, health care professionals are finding ways to try and manage the demand. Many prescribe other brands of semaglutide, (using a drug that is FDA-approved for a different reason) and well as tirzeptide (best known as Mounjaro).
The real question though is "How effective is Semaglutide (Wegovy or Ozempic) for weight loss?"
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