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Who is a good candidate for semaglutide?

Semaglutide can only be prescribed by a qualified weight loss specialist, ensuring appropriate usage. Typically, candidates for this treatment will have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. However, individuals with a BMI as low as 27 may be eligible for Semaglutide if they have specific conditions such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol.

Dr. Rottman will thoroughly assess your medical history and current condition to determine your suitability for Semaglutide treatment. It is important to note that individuals with a history of tumors or cancer are generally not considered eligible candidates for this medication. Additionally, please disclose all medications you are currently taking to Dr. Rottman.

How does semaglutide work?

Semaglutide in Maryland belongs to the class of peptidic GLP-1 receptor agonists. The GLP-1 hormone plays a vital role in regulating hunger levels within the body. When Semaglutide interacts with this peptide hormone, it triggers a sensation of satiety after consuming a smaller calorie intake than usual.

It also stimulates the pancreas to secrete insulin when blood sugar levels are elevated while slowing the digestive process by delaying the passage of food through the digestive tract. This mechanism, known as "gastric emptying," leads to a reduction in appetite and an increase in weight loss.

Studies show that a once-a-week injection with Semaglutide can help people lose up to 15% of their body weight – that's weight loss ranging from 0.5 to 3 pounds per week! Dr. Rottman's practice is excited to offer a Semaglutide injection program to help you reach your weight loss goals.

What are the benefits of semaglutide?

Various studies have demonstrated Semaglutide's efficacy in achieving weight loss. Some of the most noteworthy benefits include:

  • Non-addictive treatment with minimal risk of dependency
  • Majority of patients report no side effects
  • Decreased appetite and reduced food cravings
  • Enhanced satiety, leading to faster feelings of fullness
  • Not classified as a stimulant
  • Well-tolerated by the majority of patients
  • Demonstrated safety and effectiveness
  • Prolonged sensation of fullness
  • Significant weight loss achieved
  • Slower digestion of food
  • Lower body mass index (BMI) attained

What does the treatment involve?

Semaglutide injections in Maryland are usually administered every two weeks or once a month. Depending on your response, the dosage may be adjusted over time to optimize results. The injections are generally well-tolerated and are administered painlessly in areas such as the midsection, upper arm, or thighs.

After the initial treatment, you will be trained to self-administer the injections at home. You'll schedule follow-up visits with Dr. Rottman every few weeks or once a month to monitor your progress and receive further guidance.

Schedule a Consultation

If you want to learn more about Semaglutide, contact Dr. Rottman's office to schedule a consultation.