Thousands of people fall off their diet or stop going to the gym every day. Weight loss is hard for almost everybody, and it’s even more challenging for some. But medical weight loss can make all the difference!
At North Texas Clinic and Rehab, we help our incredible patients lose weight and keep it off with Wegovy™.
Wegovy™ is an injectable medication for adults struggling with obesity and weight-related medical issues. If you are overweight and ready to take control of your health, you may qualify for this excellent medical weight loss program.
What is Medical Weight Loss?
If you’ve tried to lose weight before, you already know how difficult it can be. Even a genuinely effective weight loss program takes patience and dedication.
Keeping the weight off is an even bigger problem for most people.
After analyzing twenty-nine long-term weight loss studies, Dr Kevin Hall and Dr Scott Kahan found that, on average, over 50% of the weight lost by all participants had been regained within two years. Within five years, participants regained almost 80% of the total weight they all lost.
Study after study shows how difficult losing weight is for people, both immediate loss and long-term maintenance.
But it’s not impossible.
Medical weight loss combines a prescription medication, specifically FDA-approved Wegovy™, with a customized and doctor-supported healthy diet and exercise program.
We give you the tools you need to successfully lose weight while supporting you both throughout the process and after reaching your goal weight.
How Does Wegovy™ Work?
Almost all our impulses, needs, and functions are interpreted by our brains.
With our desire to keep eating, your digestive tract releases an appetite hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) during food intake. This hormone signals the brain to say, “You can stop eating now; this is enough food.” GLP-1 also slows down digestion so that you feel fuller longer and promotes insulin secretion.
When the body doesn’t produce enough GLP-1, you want to keep eating because your brain doesn’t detect a satisfactory amount of food as quickly. Or, if you do stop eating, you may feel hungry again quicker than your body actually should.
This habit of overeating can lead to obesity, which can then lead to many other health problems.
Wegovy™ tricks the specific area of the brain that regulates your appetite into thinking it is the hormone GLP-1. This imitation allows you to feel fuller quicker, resulting in less food intake over time.
When your brain isn’t constantly convincing you that you’re hungry, a healthy diet and lifestyle are considerably easier to maintain.
Will Wegovy™ Help Me Keep the Weight Off?
We understand how tough weight loss can be to achieve and maintain. But we also know how important it is for your health.
Medical weight loss with Wegovy™ does make it easier.
By mimicking higher levels of GLP-1, you will conquer the need to overeat. Smaller and healthier meals will satisfy you in ways they typically wouldn’t without medication.
When you reduce your caloric intake, you will begin to see a difference. Increasing your physical activity will have an even greater impact on the amount of weight you can lose.
Maintaining weight loss will naturally come to you and your brain after enough time and adherence to a healthy diet and consistent physical activity. You’ll also have the support of your doctor to help you modify your dietary needs and maintain a healthier lifestyle for years to come.
Why Should I Consider Medical Weight Loss?
As of 2020, the rate of obesity in America was over 40%. That means that almost half of all adults in America are considered overweight or obese. That percentage has steadily risen over the last 20 years, with a significant spike after COVID-19.
Obesity rates are even higher in Hispanic, Mexican American, and Black populations.
Excess weight can cause numerous health problems for you and your body. It can lead to:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol (hyperlipidemia)
- Heart disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- Pain and injury
- Lower mobility and energy
- Breathing difficulties, including sleep apnea
- Shorter lifespan
And those are just some of the physical effects.
Being overweight can also cause psychological issues such as lower confidence, depression, and eating disorders. How you perceive your looks can have an enormous impact on your self-worth and mental wellness.
Plus, excess weight becomes more and more difficult to lose as you continue to gain. At a certain point, surgical weight loss might become a necessity for your health.
Losing weight can prevent or turn around most, if not all, of these problems. And medical weight loss can be the key to helping you finally keep it off.
Who Qualifies for Wegovy™?
Wegovy™ is a once-a-week injectable medication (semaglutide) that is currently only available for overweight adults who are also suffering from weight-related medical problems.
These problems could include pain, hypertension, high cholesterol, and pre-diabetes.
Certain medical conditions or medications may interact negatively with Wegovy™. You and your doctor will assess your medical history and current medications before determining if it is safe for you to take.
Unfortunately, at this time, no known health insurance providers cover Wegovy™ for weight loss. But don’t let that stop you from seeking the support you need.
Our goal is to make sure everybody who needs it has access to this amazing weight loss medication. We offer affordable cash plans, and prices for Wegovy™ start at $100 a week or $400 a month at our clinics.
Medical Weight Loss May Be The Answer You Need
Losing weight and keeping it off are enormously challenging for most people. But the benefits far outweigh the difficulties if you have the proper support and resources.
In a 68-week study, patients who were taking Wegovy™ while following a balanced diet and increasing their physical activity lost an average of 35 pounds.
And they didn’t just lose it; they kept it off.
Most patients lost between 5%-15% of their original body weight. Patients who took a placebo lost only an average of 6 pounds or roughly 2.5% of their starting weight.
Obesity is becoming more and more common. Most people have easy access to over-processed, high-calorie food. And with so many digital distractions, increased stress, and bigger workloads, gaining excess weight is easier than ever.
But you can break the cycle!
Our caregivers here at North Texas Clinic and Rehab can help you with medical weight loss and other options to help you successfully lose weight and achieve a healthier lifestyle.
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