Using weight management drugs like Wegovy for significant weight loss help
At Atlantic Gastroenterology, we are well aware of the benefits of living within your ideal weight range for your body size and height. Many patients who have diabetes will find that with diabetes pills and medication, they may also be able to manage not only their condition but their weight. Weight management drugs have been around for years, but one obesity medication is taking the market by storm: Wegovy.
What is Wegovy, and how does this medication work for weight loss?
Wegovy is a medication used for managing type 2 diabetes, but it is now available on the market as a weight management drug. Many patients who take this medication will often notice a change in their weight with the drug alone, allowing those who find weight loss challenging to reach their goals and achieve a healthy weight for their body–in turn eliminating obesity and reducing associated risks. This medication is injected, not taken orally, and is available at most pharmacies.
How long do I need to use Wegovy?
In recent studies, it has been shown that many patients will stop taking Wegovy after the first year as they have often reached their weight loss goals while using it. Only one-third of individuals using Wegovy diabetes medication for weight loss were still on it 12 months later. This is amazing news, as it shows that within one year, most patients using this diabetes weight loss drug can achieve their desired goals and work to maintain their weight with time.
Schedule time to speak to Dr. Alexander Shapsis to learn more about Wegovy for weight management
If you are struggling with achieving your weight loss goals or managing your weight over time, you may need more than just traditional lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise adjustments. At Atlantic Gastroenterology, we work with patients to help them with their needs and educate them on options for maintaining a healthy weight for many years. Call 718 521-2840 to request an appointment at either of our practice locations, including Ocean Parkway and Court Street in Brooklyn, New York. We welcome new patients and are here to assist with a wide selection of health concerns at our state-of-the-art office, serving those in and around the community.
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