Semaglutide: A powerful complement to a healthy lifestyle for patients to lose and manage their weight

Excess around the middle. “Diet- and exercise-resistant” fat in highly localized “trouble spots.” These are common problems. At Alchemy Wellness Medspa, you can trust Dr. Saima Jehangir and her approach to partnering with patients to help them achieve true health and wellness. 

Dr. Jehangir’s approach to interventions aimed at achieving a healthier weight is backed by medicine and considerable expertise in areas ranging from women’s health to gynecology. However, she has helped both men and women and a diverse range of patients in Central Austin, Texas, and beyond to transform their lives through medical weight loss, notably, the responsible use and management of semaglutide.

An introduction to semaglutide

Semaglutide is among a category of injectable “anti-obesity” medications. This particular type of drug is designed to mimic a specific hormone released in the gut and associated with eating: GLP-1 (Glucagon-Like Peptide-1). While that sounds like a mouthful, not to mention technical, GLP-1 triggers the body’s insulin production. This process results in reduced levels of glucose or blood sugar. Naturally, doctors have prescribed semaglutide to their patients with diabetes (Type 2) as a means of managing the disease. 

However, semaglutide may be harnessed to support weight loss among those individuals who are obese or overweight, in turn reducing a major risk factor for comorbidities like Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. The idea is to administer semaglutide at higher doses, which results in beneficial interactions with the portions of the brain that are responsible for appetite and the sense of being satiated or feeling “full.”

Important considerations

Alchemy Wellness Medspa always takes a holistic approach to health and well-being; after all, that is true health – a sum of many different “parts” of “you” and how well they truly function. So, we acknowledge that semaglutide must be used responsibly and is not designed to be a “miracle drug.” Instead, it should be complemented with a healthy lifestyle, including a nutritious diet, daily exercise, and physical activity. 

No therapeutic intervention would be complete without a thorough consultation. Dr. Jehangir will order tests, review your medical history, and discuss your expectations and weight management goals during your appointment. As needed, additional prescription medications may complement the foundational use of semaglutide. 

We encourage you to contact us today to learn more about how semaglutide works as part of a healthy lifestyle. Our team in Central Austin, TX, can be reached at (512) 960-3622.