Mounjaro and Ozempic are two medications available to qualified patients for diabetic control and weight loss. These drugs affect the brain, stomach, and pancreas in humans. With respect to the brain, patients have less hunger and eat less.
The stomach also reacts to these medications by taking longer to empty. Patients eat less and feel full longer.
Pre-diabetic patients have a more normal balance of hormones around the pancreas with improved blood sugar control.
In my surgical practice, there are groups of patients who either require weight loss to prepare them for bariatric surgery or have had weight regain years after surgery.
As you would expect most of these patients are overweight or obese and have elevated hemoglobin A 1 C levels.
These patients typically do well on a short course of low dose Mounjaro or Ozempic combined with diet, exercise, and regular follow up in my office. The typical patient will lose 30-40 pounds.
A Promising Tool for Effective Weight Loss
Harnessing the benefits of advanced medical technology, Colorado Choice Bariatrics, under the expertise of Dr. Brown, provides Semaglutide injections to qualified patients seeking efficient weight loss solutions. Semaglutide, available under the brand names Ozempic and Wegovy, is a game-changing medication designed to facilitate weight loss and manage Type 2 Diabetes. As a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, it acts on the brain, stomach, and pancreas, effectively helping patients to eat less and feel full longer.
Aiding Weight Management and Diabetic Control with Innovative Injections
Semiglutide injections operate by mimicking the functions of natural hormones in your body, enhancing insulin secretion and delaying gastric emptying. It regulates appetite by affecting your brain's hunger signals, resulting in decreased food consumption. Moreover, it assists in achieving a more balanced hormone distribution around the pancreas, promoting improved blood sugar control. Consequently, patients on Semaglutide report substantial weight loss, typically between 30-40 pounds, when combined with a healthy diet, exercise, and regular consultations.
While these injections are highly effective and generally safe, they should be avoided by patients with a history of pancreatitis or thyroid tumors. Additionally, adjustments might be necessary for those on other blood sugar-lowering medications. Dr. Brown and his team at Colorado Choice Bariatrics are committed to providing comprehensive care and guidance throughout your weight loss journey, ensuring a safe, personalized experience. Take the first step towards a healthier future by reaching out to us today.
Weekly Weight Loss Injections
It is recommended that these medications be injected under your skin once a week starting at a low dose. They come from the pharmacy in an auto-injector device.
Injection can be performed by the patient or someone else and is not painful. I typically prescribe these medications one month at a time and stop them when the patient has reached an agreed upon goal weight.
I prescribe them for no longer than three months currently. My nurse can assist you in training should you desire it.
As with any medications there are some precautions. Patient with a history of pancreatitis or thyroid tumors should not use these medications.
If you are already on a medication that lowers your blood sugar then this medication must be discontinued, or the dose reduced. Checking your blood sugars regularly becomes important for these patients.
Please contact my office to start your weight loss journey today. As usual, you will receive prompt, affordable, and personalized service.