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Ozempic Weight Loss Injection at Novomed Abu Dhabi

At Novomed  Weight Loss Center in Abu Dhabi, we are keen to help our patients lose excess weight safely and effectively to help them enjoy healthier, more active life. Our modern lifestyle, characterized by sedentary habits and poor dietary choices, has given rise to an alarming increase in obesity-related health issues. However, amidst this crisis, a sensation has emerged in the form of a weight loss injection called Ozempic.

What is Ozempic?

Ozempic is a prescription medication that can help you lose weight by curbing your appetite and making you feel full for longer, along with managing type-2 diabetes by indicating the release of insulin from the pancreas, which allows the cells to absorb energy from the blood. It is a transforming medication that works best with a restricted-calorie diet and physical activity and should only be used for patients with type 2 diabetes.

How does Ozempic work?

Ozempic is an injectable medication that is given weekly. The injectable areas may include your thighs, abdomen, or upper arm. It belongs to the group of medications known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists. These drugs work like glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1), a naturally occurring hormone in the intestines that balances your glucose levels and metabolic processes.

When injected, Ozempic stimulates the production of GLP-1 hormones, suppressing your appetite, so you eat less and feel fuller quickly, gradually modifying how your body responds to food. For instance, when you start losing weight, your body’s natural mechanism to maintain the weight gets triggered, pushing the brain to release more and more of the hunger hormones. Ozempic, on the other hand, conditions these body triggers and makes the body send more of the “fullness hormones” that signal the brain to stop eating and slow down the gut flow of food, so you remain fuller for a long time. Hence, Ozempic does not only work as an obesity management drug but also as a behavior-altering medication.

To summarize, the efficiency of the Ozempic injection works as follows:

  • Enhanced feeling of fullness
  • Gradual emptying of the stomach
  • Suppressing food cravings
  • Modifying brain triggers

Is there evidence that Ozempic helps with weight loss?

The 2.4 mg dosage of Ozempic (semaglutide) has been reported to be highly successful in clinical trials for weight loss in obese patients. When the medicine was administered in conjunction with lifestyle changes in groundbreaking research, patients dropped an average of 15 per cent of their body weight over 68 weeks. On average, they shrank by 30-32 kg compared to other participants who did not take the medication and lost only a few pounds.

 How long does it take to lose weight with Ozempic?

You’ll be able to reach your target dose of Ozempic in just a few months! That’s because the amount you inject gradually increases over time to manage potential side effects better. During this time, you may experience some positive changes in your weight, and the weight you may lose depends on your Ozempic dose.

 What are the benefits of Ozempic weight-loss injection?

  • Effective weight loss: Patients using Ozempic, with a nutritious diet and regular physical activity, have had the amazing experience of achieving significant weight loss!
  • Enhanced glycemic control: Ozempic is a good option for individuals with type 2 diabetes as it effectively regulates blood sugar levels, improving overall health. By improving insulin sensitivity and decreasing glucose production, this medication can help in achieving improved glycemic control.
  • Enhanced cardiovascular Health: Along with promoting weight loss and managing blood sugar levels, Ozempic has demonstrated the potential to decrease the likelihood of cardiovascular disorders, such as heart attack or stroke, in individuals with type 2 diabetes. This benefit highlights the incredible positive impact that Ozempic has on overall health.

What are the steps for Ozempic treatment?

  • Injection Site Prep: The doctor will prepare the site and decide where to administer the medicine best. They’ll use an alcohol swab to disinfect the region and lessen the chance of an infection.
  • Injecting the medicine: The doctor will hold the pen with the needle pointing upward and push the injection button until a drop of medication appears at the needle’s tip; this is called priming the pen. The pen will be double-checked to ensure the correct dose is picked. The medicine is then injected by holding the pen at a right angle to the skin. The injection button will be pressed to release the medicine.
  • Post Injection: The needle will be kept in place to ensure all the medicine has been injected. After the needle has been safely removed, it will be disposed of.

What are the aftercare steps after the treatment?

  • Monitor your blood sugar levels and weight consistently.
  • Follow the doctor’s prescribed dose.
  • Lifestyle modifications by eating well and exercising.
  • Keeping in touch with your doctor.

What are the lifestyle changes needed to maximize the effects of Ozempic injection?

Lifestyle modifications include:

  • Make healthy food choices.
  • Limit your caloric intake.
  • Do as much physical exercise as possible.
  • Improve your daily habits.
  • Be consistent with the treatment cycle.

What can I expect from my Ozempic treatment?

  • Effective weight loss: Losing weight is the goal that the treatment promises. By being consistent with the treatment, you can lose up to 12-15% of your initial weight in less than a year.
  • Improved metabolic health: Along with weight loss, the injection also qualifies for improving gastric and metabolic health, controlling type 2 diabetes, promoting controlled cholesterol levels, and maintaining blood pressure.
  • Optimal quality of life: With a healthy life and normal weight comes self-confidence and inner resilience that will help you make important decisions with good mental health state.

Schedule an appointment at Novomed Today!

If you are struggling to lose excess weight and looking for a safe, non-surgical weight loss solution with no downtime, book an appointment today with one of our experts for the Ozempic weight-loss injection in Novomed Abu Dhabi by calling 8006686, filling out the booking form or clicking the chat icon at the bottom of the screen.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Does Ozempic act as insulin in the body?

Ozempic is not the same as insulin. When blood sugar levels are high, it stimulates insulin production in the pancreas.

How quickly can I lose weight with Ozempic?

Most people will only see moderate weight loss within the first several weeks. However, by the eighth week of therapy, most people lose a substantial amount of weight. The fact that most patients start on a low dose of Ozempic may account for the lag in its effectiveness.

How long can I take Ozempic for weight loss?

If your healthcare professional prescribes Ozempic and responds favorably, you can continue taking it indefinitely. Ozempic is used to treat chronic weight issues and type 2 diabetes and can be administered off-label for treating health problems.

What food should be avoided while being on an Ozempic treatment?

High-fat, fried, greasy, and alcohol are the topmost foods that should be avoided while taking Ozempic injections.

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