Life-Changing Results for Fort Worth
Struggling with extra weight despite diet and exercise? It's time for the next step. At Fort Worth's CRAVE Medical Spa, our medical weight loss plans are expertly crafted to meet your specific needs and help you shed and sustain weight loss. Discover a personalized approach to achieving your goals.
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How Does Semaglutide Work?
Semaglutide is a medication that is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of obesity. It is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, which means that it acts like a hormone produced in the intestine that regulates insulin secretion and appetite.
Semaglutide works by decreasing appetite and increasing feelings of fullness, which can lead to a reduction in calorie intake and weight loss. It is taken once a week as an injection under the skin. The starting dose is 0.25 mg once weekly for the first 2-4 weeks, and the dose is then increased as you progress through the program.
A "Game Changer" in the struggle to lose weight, Semnaglutide helps by
Delays stomach emptying, leading to a feeling of fullness and smaller meal size
Slows intestinal motility
Lowers blood sugars, in part by reducing the production of sugar in the liver
Stimulates insulin secretion by the Pancreas
At CRAVE Medical Spa & Wellness Center, we start a low dose which can be increased gradually over 16 to 20 weeks to a max of 2.4 mg weekly. Not all patients will need the max of 2.4 mg weekly though; it is common for patients to have great success with minimal side effects around 0.25 - 1 mg weekly.
How To Get Started On Your Weight Loss Journey
Step 1: Click here to fill out your Medical Weight Loss Intake. Fill this out as quickly as you can to reserve your spot!
Step 2: Once your paperwork is returned to us we will call you to collect your deposit and book your appointment. A $200 deposit is required to hold your spot. This amount will be applied to your Weight Loss Plan once you are approved by the doctor.Once your appointment is on the books our staff will give you a quick call to set up your labs.
Step 3: Once your deposit is paid you will receive an email with instructions on how to get your labs completed. It is imperative that you have your labs drawn as soon as possible to hold your Medical Weight Loss appointment.
Step 4: Your initial appointment with Dr. Sharratt. At this appointment you will have a couple of steps to qualify for Semiglutide Weight Loss Plan (Plan to spend 45 minutes with us at this appointment).
You will meet with Dr. Sharratt will carefully screen you by evaluating your past medical history, labs, any current medications you take, your vital signs, and your body mass index (BMI). Dr. Sharratt will determine if Semaglutide is a safe and good option for you (based on the FDA recommendations for treating obesity).
Meet with the patient coordinator to receive instructions on the Weight Loss Plan.
"Semaglutide is a 'Game Changer' I can't believe I am finally losing weight!"
Important Information About
In a large clinical trial called the STEP program, which included over 4,500 participants with overweight or obesity, Semaglutide was shown to significantly reduce body weight compared to placebo. Semaglutide has shown promising results for weight loss in clinical trials. Participants who received Semaglutide at a dose of 2.4 mg per week lost an average of 15% of their body weight, while those who received placebo lost an average of 2.4% of their body weight.
Weight loss isn’t the only benefit, Semaglutide has also been shown to improve various health outcomes, such as improving cholesteroal, reducing blood pressure, and improving glycemic control.
Semaglutide should be used in combination with a healthy diet and regular exercise for optimal results. Semaglutide is also not suitable for everyone and may not be appropriate for individuals with certain medical conditions, such as diabetic retinopathy, low blood sugar, decreased kidney function, pancreatitis, medullary thyroid cancer (or a family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma), or multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2.
As with any medication, there can be potential side effects of Semaglutide, including nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, temperature sensitivity and irritability. The CRAVE Medical Spa team has compiled a list of Tips and Tricks that can be used to help alleviate some potential side effects.