Healthy Weight Loss with Rybelsus (semaglutide)

Weight loss is adopting a healthier lifestyle that enhances your overall well-being and it involves reducing your total body mass to improve fitness, health, and appearance. This can be achieved through various methods, including dietary changes, increased physical activity, and medications designed to target weight loss mechanisms.

Folsom Medical Pharmacy offers a safe solution to help with weight loss called Rybelsus. When combined with minimal & routine exercise, Rybelsus provides a healthier way to lose weight for those who want an effective treatment that is as minimally intrusive on their lives as possible. Contact us to learn more about Rybelsus, and how it can help with your weight-loss journey.

Rybelsus (semaglutide) is an FDA-approved oral medication for treating type 2 diabetes. Approved in 2019, it was the first glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist available in pill form, providing an alternative to injectable treatments.

Rybelsus mimics the action of GLP-1, a hormone that increases insulin secretion, inhibits glucagon release, slows gastric emptying, and enhances satiety. The medication promotes weight loss through several mechanisms:

  • Appetite Suppression: Semaglutide acts on GLP-1 receptors in the brain, reducing appetite and increasing feelings of fullness, leading to lower food intake.
  • Slowed Gastric Emptying: It delays the emptying of stomach contents into the small intestine, prolonging fullness after eating.
  • Reduced Caloric Intake: Its effects on appetite and gastric emptying typically result in fewer calories consumed.
  • Improved Insulin Sensitivity: Semaglutide enhances insulin sensitivity, contributing to better metabolism and nutrient utilization.

Rybelsus is a promising option for individuals struggling with obesity, especially when lifestyle modifications have been insufficient.

Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is a wise goal with significant health benefits. However, weight loss can occur in various ways, both healthy and unhealthy. The focus should be less on the scale and more on strategic body composition changes. Current research indicates that healthy weight loss should involve a structured, individualized diet and exercise program, incorporating both aerobic and strength training, and ensuring sufficient or higher daily protein intake than the age- and gender-specific IOM RDAs.

Programs that combine exercise and nutrition support healthy muscle mass, muscle strength, and bone mineral density, promoting long-term mobility, strength, wellness, and survival.

While semaglutide is generally well-tolerated, common side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal pain, which usually decrease over time. Serious but rare side effects can include pancreatitis, gallbladder problems, and kidney injury.

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