Weight loss - Curated Medical

Losing weight is not easy, especially when you’re on your own! At Curated Medical in Scottsdale, Arizona, we have developed a medical weight loss program that is safe and can help you reach your goals. We have different options to meet your weight management needs.

Semaglutide

Semaglutide is a peptide that works as a GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide) inhibitor. Semaglutide is an injectable medication FDA approved for diabetes and is also used off-label for weight loss. It is administered once per week and can result in dramatic weight loss (this may or may not be what all of the celebrities are doing right now!). Bloodwork is required prior to semaglutide treatment and will be evaluated during your consultation. Semaglutide slows down the process of how food moves through your digestive system, which makes you feel full sooner and eat less. Common side effects when you first start taking semaglutide include nausea, vomiting and constipation.

Many patients wonder if you need to be on Semaglutide forever. Oftentimes, we will try to wean patients off. Some patients, however, will need a long-term low dose to maintain their weight loss. In clinical trials, patients lost an average of 6% of their weight by week 12 of treatment, using a 2.4 mg dose.

For those that do not want to try Semaglutide or do not qualify, we have a few other options to help you shed the weight. We include peptides like semorelin, lipo-mino, and other vitamins and amino acids. All of our weight loss treatments do require injections.

FAQs

Yes! The most successful patients change their diet and exercise. Avoiding sugar, fried foods, greasy foods, and junk food is important to your overall health and maintaining your weight.
We have found that many patients have tried diet and exercise already and were unsuccessful with these alone. This is because hormones and genetic factors significantly impact your weight and your ability to lose weight.

Typically there is an 8 week period where the dose of semaglutide is adjusted. Many patients lose weight during this time but you should experience weight loss by week 12. Nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, gas or belching may occur. We will adjust the medication based on your side-effects and have medications we can prescribe if nausea and vomiting are severe.

Semaglutide will maintain your blood sugar throughout the day. This means that you may have less dips in your energy because you are not experiencing periods of low blood sugar.
You can inject your semaglutide in the morning or at night, with food or away from food. Just make sure you are doing it at the same time per week.
Dramatic weight loss will affect the appearance of your face, regardless of whether or not weight loss medications are used. The faster the weight loss, the more dramatic changes you will see in your face. Luckily, we have treatments such as filler and collagen-stimulators that can help you have your dream body AND face.
  • Eat smaller meals
  • Eat a mediterranean-type diet
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Drink lots of water, at least half your body weight in ounces
  • When first starting semaglutide, exercise but you may want to change temporarily to lighter impact exercise like walking or pilates.
  • High fat foods, fried foods, processed foods, and foods high in sugar will be most likely to cause side effects
  • Your goal should be to lose 1-2 lbs per week
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