Balanced Medical Solutions offers peptides, such as semaglutide, for medical weight loss and weight management. Unlike many other weight loss medications, these medications can be used for long-term weight loss management. The experienced physicians at Balanced Medical Solutions in Hayward, California can help determine if this weight loss medication is right for you. To schedule a consultation to learn more and begin your weight loss journey, request an appointment today:

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Semaglutide Q&A

What is semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) analog. GLP-1 is a hormone produced in the small intestine that stimulates insulin secretion and inhibits glucagon secretion, thereby lowering blood sugar. The weekly injection helps regulate insulin and glycemic control as well as decreasing patient appetite.

Although treatments with GLP-1 originated as treatments for type 2 diabetes, some have been approved by the FDA for non-diabetic patients who could benefit from weight loss, such as Wegovy® and Ozempic®. Semaglutide is the active ingredient of these brand name injections. Our physicians will determine whether weight loss injections are an appropriate part of your weight-loss plan.

We offer safe and effective medical weight loss treatments for men and women alike.

What are the effects of semaglutide?

Studies show that GLP-1 helps with:

  • Slowing stomach emptying
  • Control of cravings
  • Improves control of eating
  • Reduces appetite
  • Increasing insulin release
  • Improves glycemic control

They are most effective as part of a comprehensive weight loss program that may include exercise, behavioral changes, calorie restriction, and diet changes, as determined by your medical provider.

Who can use semaglutide?

If you are healthy and not pregnant or lactating, or do not have a known allergy to any of the ingredients, you should be able to use them safely. However, make sure to discuss with your physician any other medications you are taking or any allergies or chronic health conditions you have. Tell your prescribing physician if you or anyone in your family has or has ever had MTC or Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2; a condition that causes tumors in more than one gland in the body).

What can I expect from a medical weight loss evaluation at Balanced Medical Solutions?

For only $99 you will have a consultation and exam with our medical specialists and we will run labs to check your hormone levels, thyroid function and other tests related to underlying causes of weight gain and inability to lose weight. Based on those results and your personal goals and experiences shared with our team, the medical team at Balanced Medical Solutions will tailor a weight loss treatment plan unique to your body type and circumstances and if semaglutide is a good fit for you, they will be recommended. We also monitor and are with you every step of the way with free follow-up visits.

Make an appointment today to start your weight loss journey under the care of caring and experienced physicians who have helped thousands of patients reach their health and weight goals. Click here. to request an appointment now.

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