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Physicians Weight Loss Centers — Pompano Beach

Ozempic services offered in Pompano Beach, FL

Obesity is a common chronic disease, with more than 2 in 5 US adults having obesity. Physicians Weight Loss Centers© offers Ozempic® (semaglutide) shots to help manage type 2 diabetes and support your weight loss journey. To learn more about Ozempic, call the office in Pompano Beach, Florida, or schedule your free consultation online today! 

What is Ozempic?

Ozempic, known generically as semaglutide, is a medication approved by the FDA for use in adults with type 2 diabetes. It is part of a class of drugs known as GLP-1 receptor agonists. 

Ozempic is designed to be taken long-term to help control blood sugar levels and support overall diabetes management.

How does Ozempic work?

Ozempic works by mimicking a naturally occurring hormone called GLP-1. This hormone helps regulate blood sugar levels by increasing insulin production from the pancreas. Additionally, it slows down digestion, increasing the time it takes for food to leave the stomach, which helps you feel full longer.

The effects of Ozempic are similar to those of bariatric surgery in terms of appetite suppression and slowed digestion. By sending signals to the brain that you are full and slowing the digestive process, Ozempic helps reduce overall food intake.

How is Ozempic administered?

Ozempic is administered as a weekly subcutaneous injection. This convenient dosing schedule ensures consistent blood sugar control and makes it easier for patients to adhere to their treatment plan.

The healthcare professionals at Physicians Weight Loss Centers will provide detailed instructions and supervision to ensure proper administration.

Does Ozempic work for weight loss purposes?

While Ozempic is primarily used to treat type 2 diabetes, weight loss is a common and beneficial side effect. The appetite-suppressing and digestion-slowing effects of Ozempic contribute to weight loss in many patients.

Research has shown that the active ingredient in Ozempic, semaglutide, is effective for weight loss. Many physicians prescribe Ozempic for weight loss, especially for patients with obesity or those needing to manage their weight alongside diabetes.

It’s essential to combine Ozempic treatment with lifestyle changes such as a healthy diet and regular exercise. While Ozempic can help jumpstart weight loss, maintaining healthy habits is crucial for long-term success. It’s also important to note that if you stop taking Ozempic, you may regain the weight you lost, so continued use and lifestyle changes are key.

The team at Physicians Weight Loss Centers can help you achieve a healthier, more vibrant life with Ozempic. Schedule a free consultation today to learn more about how Ozempic can be part of your personalized treatment plan.