Welcome to Atlas Medical Center, where we offer cutting-edge medical weight loss solutions using Semaglutide. Our expert team of healthcare professionals is dedicated to helping you achieve sustainable weight loss, combining personalized plans with Semaglutide’s ability to curb appetite and improve metabolic health.
Initiate Your Journey To Your Ideal Weight
Medical weight loss is a specialized approach to achieving healthy weight management under the guidance of healthcare professionals. Unlike fad diets or over-the-counter supplements, medical weight loss programs are evidence-based and tailored to individual needs. Our team combines comprehensive assessments, personalized nutrition plans, behavioral counseling, and medications like Semaglutide to address underlying factors contributing to weight gain. The focus is on long-term results and overall well-being, promoting sustainable lifestyle changes for lasting success.
What Is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is a groundbreaking medication used in medical weight loss programs. Originally developed to treat type 2 diabetes, Semaglutide has shown remarkable efficacy in promoting weight loss. It belongs to a class of drugs called GLP-1 receptor agonists, which work by mimicking the effects of a natural hormone to regulate blood sugar levels, reduce appetite, and increase feelings of fullness. When combined with personalized diet and lifestyle changes, Semaglutide offers a powerful tool to help patients achieve their weight loss goals.
How Semaglutide Works
Semaglutide emulates the function of GLP-1, an incretin hormone released by the small intestine after eating. This hormone triggers the pancreas to release the right amount of insulin, moving sugar from the blood into body tissues for energy while blocking other sources of sugar. Additionally, it slows down stomach emptying, leading to prolonged feelings of fullness. In combination with lifestyle interventions, Semaglutide promotes sustained weight loss by curbing appetite, thus allowing you to consume fewer calories and enhancing metabolic function.
Benefits of Semaglutide:
- FDA-approved medication for weight loss
- Average weight loss of 15% of body mass
- Regulates blood sugar levels and aids in digestion for prolonged satiety
- Acts on appetite centers in the brain to reduce hunger and leptin resistance
- Speeds up metabolism and increases fat burning, reducing insulin resistance and glycogen
- Promotes normal glucose levels, curbing urges for quick sugar fixes.
How Is Semaglutide Self-Administered?
To self-administer Semaglutide, you will inject it under the skin as directed on the prescription label. Our team will guide you in preparing and self-administering the injection once a week. The dosage schedule typically starts at 0.25mg once weekly for the first month, gradually increasing to 2.4mg once weekly from the fifth month onwards. Continue the injections unless advised otherwise by your care team. For enhanced weight loss benefits, we also combine Semaglutide with B12 supplementation.
Typical Semaglutide Medication Schedule:
- First month: 0.25mg once weekly
- Second month: 0.5mg once weekly
- Third month: 1mg once weekly
- Fourth month: 1.7mg once weekly
- Fifth month and beyond: 2.4mg once weekly
Side Effects From Semaglutide
Semaglutide is considered extremely safe, and complications are rare. Most side effects are mild and tend to resolve on their own. Serious side effects are uncommon but should be reported to your care team promptly. Rest assured that our medical professionals at Atlas Medical Center will closely monitor your progress and provide comprehensive support throughout your weight loss journey with Semaglutide.
Common Side Effects:
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach pain
Side Effects You Must Report Immediately:
- Allergic reactions—skin rash, itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
- Change in vision
- Dehydration—increased thirst, dry mouth, feeling faint, headache, dark yellow or brown urine
- Gallbladder problems—severe stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, fever
- Heart palpitations—rapid, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
- Kidney injury—decrease in the amount of urine, swelling of the ankles, hands, or feet
- Pancreatitis—severe stomach pain that spreads to your back or gets worse after eating
- Thoughts of suicide or self-harm, worsening mood, feelings of depression
- Thyroid cancer—new mass or lump in the neck, pain or trouble swallowing, trouble breathing
When Can I Expect The Results?
You can expect to see significant results with Semaglutide in a reasonable timeframe. The average weight loss observed with this medication is 15% of body mass. However, individual responses may vary. Many patients notice positive changes within the first few months of treatment, while continued progress is seen over time. Successful weight loss is a gradual process, and our team will support you every step of the way.
Schedule Your Consultation
Atlas Medical Center offers a progressive non-surgical approach to healing, providing effective alternatives beyond pharmaceutical painkillers or surgical procedures. Our team specializes in conservative therapies that help relieve pain and improve mobility. We are committed to providing personalized care to suit your needs. Schedule your consultation to initiate your journey to the ideal weight with Semaglutide and medical weight loss in Irving and Fort Worth.