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Semaglutide for Weight Loss
Semaglutide is FDA approved for weight loss and chronic weight management.
When combined with a healthy diet and exercise, Semaglutide for weight loss has shown significant success.
You may know Semaglutide by its brand names, Wegovy®, Ozempic®, or Rybelsus®. Defy Medical offers generic alternatives (as appropriate) to help our patients improve their body composition.
Study participants lost significantly more with Semaglutide.
14.9% vs. 2.4%
In a medical trial, participants who received Semaglutide lost 14.9% of their overall body weight over a 64 week period.
Meanwhile, participants who received a placebo lost 2.4% of their total body weight.*
*High Dose Semaglutide for Weight Loss and Cardiometabolic Risk Reduction in Overweight/Obesity. Noelle Pavlovic, MSN; Justin Echouffo Tcheugui, MD; Chiadi E Ndumele, MD, PhDExpert AnalysisShare via: 22Print. July 21, 2021.
What is Semaglutide for Weight Loss?
Semaglutide is a weekly injection that mimics the effects of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) to support healthy metabolism and control blood sugar. It also helps curb cravings and regulate appetite.
Originally created to help treat diabetes, studies discovered Semaglutide’s positive impact on weight loss.Get Started
Sometimes diet and exercise aren't enough.
Weight gain can be caused by medical conditions, thyroid disease, genetics, aging, and more.
If these factors are affecting you, you may hit plateaus you can’t overcome or fail to see any results at all. Semaglutide is a weight loss tool that can give you the boost you need to achieve your fitness and fat loss goals.
Defy Medical also screens for thyroid disease and other conditions that impact weight loss to provide a comprehensive weight loss plan.
Supplemental Weight Loss Aids
Defy Medical also offers access to supplements and medications that can support fat burning and healthy body composition.
- Energy boosters
- Amino acids that encourage fat burning and preserve lean muscle
- Appetite suppressants
- Topical spot treatments
- and more
Other integrative treatments, like Hormone Replacement Therapy and Peptide Therapy, can have positive impacts on body composition, as well.
You can discuss all of these options with your provider to create a comprehensive weight loss plan.
Semaglutide Frequently Asked Questions
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) helps the body regulate blood sugar. Obesity and being overweight can cause insulin resistance, which makes GLP-1 less effective. Blood sugar and insulin play a crucial role in how the body stores calories, so issues in regulating them often leads to fat gain. Semaglutide acts as a GLP-1 analogue, meaning it mimics GLP-1’s effects in the body.
Semaglutide also slows the digestive process and helps stop cravings by making patents feel fuller for longer.
Semaglutide is FDA approved for weight loss and weight management and is generally considered safe for most patients. Your Defy Medical provider will go over possible side effects and any contraindications (reasons not to take the medication) in your consultation.
Semaglutide for weight loss is a prescription medication. With Defy Medical, you’ll consult with a knowledgeable provider who will go over your unique situation to see if Semaglutide is right for you. We also require bloodwork to provide a complete picture of your health.
If appropriate, your provider will prescribe Semaglutide, and you’ll be able to order it easily in our online Patient Portal.
As an emerging therapy, Semaglutide for weight loss is not always covered by insurance. Weight loss and weight management medications in general are often difficult to get approved by insurance companies. Defy Medical offers weight loss plans at affordable set prices, so you know your exact cost.
Defy Medical: Your Integrative Wellness Experts
For more than a decade, Defy Medical has offered integrative therapies via telemedicine. Led by Medical Director Dr. Justin Saya, our experienced care team has guided thousands of patients to living happier, healthier lives – and we’re ready to help you.
With Defy Medical, you access:
Our experienced care team treats patients using the latest advancements in fat loss and weight management.
Access virtual consultations and simple online ordering of medications.
No Subscriptions or Contracts
You control your schedule and cost decisions, and only pay for what you need.
You’ll receive one-on-one guidance and be able to discuss any concerns.
Individualized Care Plans
We go deeper to get to the root causes and create a treatment plan as unique as you are.
Work with our providers to fine-tune your fat loss plan.
Access expansive treatment options.
In addition to Semaglutide, we offer access to a wide range of weight management medications.
A Variety of Health Services
We also offer Hormone Replacement Therapy, injectable nutrition, Primary Care, and more.