Saxenda Weight Loss Doctors Q&A
Learn more about Saxenda – an innovative injectable medication to help patients lose weight. Call us at North Text MedCare Clinic & Urgent Care today or visit us online to book an appointment. We have convenient locations to serve you in Fort Worth TX, San Antonio TX, and Addison TX.
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What is saxenda®?
How does saxenda help you lose weight?
How much weight can you lose with saxenda?
How effective is saxenda for weight loss and weight management?
Saxenda is an injectable medication available by prescription to help obese patients lose weight.
It should be prescribed and used under the care and supervision of a doctor in adult patients who have excess weight, a body mass index, or BMI, over 27 and medical problems related to their weight.
It is also available for use in adults who are obese, with a BMI over 30, and adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 who are over 132 lbs or 60 kg.
Saxenda can be used to help people not only lose excess weight, but also to keep it off, when used in conjunction with a healthy, reduced calorie diet and increased, regular physical activity and exercise.
Like any medication, there is the potential for side effects and regular check-ins with your doctor or weight management specialist are essential to ensure that the medication is working to help you lose weight, while remaining healthy.
Saxenda is a type of liraglutide prescription injection that is available for qualifying patients through their doctor or weight management specialist.
It is used to help adult patients who are obese with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, or adult patients who have excessive weight, a BMI over 27 and additional health problems caused by the extra weight they are carrying.
It can also be used on adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 who have a weight greater than 132 pounds, or 60 kg, and have been diagnosed as obese by a health care professional.
Saxenda works to help patients lose weight and keep it off by helping to regulate the body’s natural feelings of being hungry and full. It mimics the body’s naturally produced hormone glucagon-like-peptide (GLP-1) that is used to help regulate the feelings of hunger people experience, control blood sugar and digestion.
This in turn causes patients using Saxenda to eat fewer calories, which leads to weight loss.
Everyone’s weight is unique to them, and their weight loss results will be just as unique.
Weight loss is dependent on a number of factors and the same is true for patients who use Saxenda injections to assist them on their weight loss journey.
Your doctor or weight management specialist can help you understand how much weight is reasonable to lose for you based on your age, height, current weight, overall health, physical activity level, eating habits, stress levels and sleep habits.
All of these, plus many other factors, contribute to a person’s overall weight and will impact their ability to lose weight. Along with Saxenda, patients should be following a healthy, nutritious, reduced calorie diet and increase their physical activity level.
This will be monitored by your doctor as well to avoid eating too few calories or running the risk of injuring yourself by doing too much exercise.
When used as part of an overall weight loss and weight management program, supervised by a doctor or weight management specialist, Saxenda has been shown to be very effective.
Not only does it help patients to lose their excessive weight when used alongside a healthy diet and regular exercise, it has been shown to help keep the weight off.
The team at North Tex Medcare Clinic and Urgent Care provides medical weight loss treatment for patients who are obese or carrying excess weight. Being overweight or obese can greatly increase the risk of serious medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and many other conditions.
To learn more about Saxenda and how it can help you manage your weight and weight loss, call us today or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Fort Worth TX, San Antonio TX, Addison TX, Terrell Hills TX, Carrollton TX, Richardson TX, China Grove TX, Farmers Branch TX, Hebron TX, Forest Hill TX, North Richland Hills TX, Leon Valley TX, White Settlement TX, and Highland Park TX.