Semaglutide Injections for Weight Loss St. Peters, MO

Semaglutide weight loss injections are an effective way to lose weight and Dr. Sturm is excited to bring it to you. Nearly 1 in 3 adults (30.7%) are overweight, according to a research study. If you are struggling with losing weight while dieting and exercising, then you could be a great candidate for the innovative injection.

Semaglutide Weight Loss Injections St. Peters, MO

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide was originally made to treat type 2 diabetes, but it was also discovered that it has weight loss properties. It is the active ingredient in Wegovy and Ozempic weight loss medications. Wegovy and Zepbound are the only FDA-approved medications for chronic weight management. We use a compounded version of these from Olympia Pharmacy while there is a shortage.

Am I a Good Candidate for Semaglutide?

Do exercise and diets still not produce the results you want? Semaglutide could be the missing piece your body needs. Other factors to decide if you are a good candidate are:

  • Is your Body Mass Index (BMI) more than 30? The higher the number, the more body fat can be lost. BMI Calculator.
  • You can use Semaglutide if your BMI is greater than 27.
  • If you have severe health issues that are related to obesity such as type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol levels/blood pressure levels.

BMI Calculator for Adults

How do Semaglutide Injections Work?

Your brain gets signals from different places in your body. Some of these signals are called appetite hormones which help regulate how much food you eat. Semaglutide (Wegovy or Ozempic) works similarly to one of these natural appetite hormones, so you eat fewer calories and lose weight. It can help you not only lose weight but also keep it off. When injected, semaglutide activates GLP-1 (a naturally produced compound) receptors in the brain which makes you feel full and reduces your appetite.

What if I have Diabetes?

People with diabetes can benefit most from weight loss injections Mounjaro or Ozempic. A new study has shown that tirzepatide significantly lowered the blood pressure of adults who are obese or overweight, as well as weight loss of up to 22%.

Wegovy vs. Ozempic vs. Zepbound vs. Mounjaro

Zepbound (tirzepatide) and Wegovy (semaglutide) are FDA-approved for weight management, while Ozempic (semaglutide) and Mounjaro (tirzepatide) are approved for controlling blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. All of these drugs are meant to be used in combination with lifestyle changes like diet and exercise.

Will I Speak to a Doctor?

Yes! On your first visit, you will come in, Dr. James Sturm D.O. DABA, FIPP will go over your records, explain the process, go over your blood test, and prescribe the correct medication for you. After that whenever you come in Dr. Sturm will meet with you to discuss how you're doing and answer any questions you have.

Side Effects of Weight Loss Injections

Most weight loss injections have similar side effects ranging from mild to serious. Side effects are dependent on several factors like age, health conditions, other medications you are taking, and what dosage of weight loss injections you are on. Here are the most common side effects due to weight loss drugs:

  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating/heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Dizziness/nausea
  • Constipation
  • Average Weight Loss

    In a 68-week medical study of 1,961 adults living with obesity or excess weight with a related medical problem along with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity lost ~35 lbs (~232 lbs starting weight). People who were taking a placebo in the study lost an average of 6 lbs.

    Semaglutide Injections - Can lose about 35 lbs

    About Weight Loss Specialist: Dr. Sturm

    Dr James Sturm - Pain Management Doctor in St Peters, MO

    Dr. Sturm has had numerous newspaper articles written about him on the successes that he has had treating patients. In addition, he has had a radio interview with Chicago B96 on the Chicago Connection show about the Arthrocare SpineWand for vertebral body cancer radiofrequency ablations. He has been running the pain management clinic: Arch Advanced Pain Management since 2011 and has over 30 years of experience
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