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Ready to Lose Weight? Why Semaglutide Might Be Right for You

Jan 16, 2024

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Carrying excess weight can negatively impact ovulation and interfere with your ability to become pregnant. That’s because fat cells are more than just inactive tissue that stores energy. Fat cells produce hormones and behave more like an organ. When you have excess fatty tissue, the hormones it secretes can impact your reproductive health. 

If your goal is to lose weight to increase your chances of becoming pregnant, the team at Cornforth Gynecology & Medspa can help. 

Science made the first breakthrough in obesity treatment in decades with semaglutide, a once-weekly injection that mimics GLP-1, a hormone that plays a role in energy balance. Board-certified OB/GYN physician Katherine Cornforth, MD, and her team at Cornforth Gynecology and Medspa offer a medically supervised weight loss program that includes the medication semaglutide. 

Ongoing monitoring enables Dr. Cornforth to monitor your progress. Read on to learn more about this weight loss medication and why it might be right for you.

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a medication initially developed for Type 2 diabetes treatment. It belongs to a class of drugs known as GLP-1 receptor agonists, which mimic an intestinal hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels. However, researchers discovered that semaglutide also significantly impacted weight loss. It works by reducing appetite and food intake, leading to a decrease in body weight.

The science behind semaglutide and weight loss

The effectiveness of semaglutide in weight loss is backed by robust scientific research. Studies have shown that participants using semaglutide experienced substantial weight loss, decreasing their body weight by an average of nearly 15%. It works by slowing gastric emptying, increasing feelings of fullness, and reducing hunger, which helps lower calorie intake.

Who can benefit from semaglutide?

Semaglutide offers a significant benefit for women looking to lose weight to increase their chances of getting pregnant. Whether you’re dealing with a condition like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or have struggled with your weight for a long time, semaglutide can help turn the tide in your favor. 

By promoting weight loss, semaglutide can help restore regular menstrual cycles and improve ovulation, thereby increasing your chances of getting pregnant. 

A valuable tool

It’s important to note that semaglutide is not a miracle weight loss solution. Success with this medication involves a commitment to lifestyle changes, including a healthy diet and regular physical activity. Semaglutide should be viewed as a tool that works in combination with these lifestyle changes to achieve the best results.

Long-term benefits beyond weight loss

The benefits of semaglutide extend beyond weight loss. Reducing body weight can also help lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol levels, and reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes. These changes can lead to a significant improvement in overall health and quality of life.

Tailored approach to weight loss

Semaglutide offers an effective option for those who have struggled to lose weight on their own. Dr. Cornforth implements an individualized approach, and semaglutide can be a part of that personalized plan.

For those ready to embark on or continue their weight loss journey, semaglutide offers a promising option. The New Year is the perfect time to prioritize wellness and commit to shedding those extra pounds, and our team will be there to support you every step of the way. Contact us to schedule a visit with Dr. Cornforth to learn more and get started.