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Weight Loss Therapy with Semaglutide

Weight Loss Therapy with Semaglutide services offered in Pearland, TX

Weight loss therapy with Semaglutide services offered in the greater Pearland, TX area

Are you tired of dieting and gaining weight back? With weight loss therapy at Botany Wellness, experienced obesity medicine specialist Jennifer Ukwu, MD, helps you stop the yo-yo dieting and establish a new lifestyle for long-term weight management. Botany Wellness offers the latest evidence-based treatments, like semaglutide injections, to help you get rapid results and reach your health goals. Book your appointment through the online tool or call the Pearland, Texas, office today.

Weight loss therapy with Semaglutide Q & A

What is weight loss therapy?

Weight loss therapy is a plan to help you drop extra pounds, reduce or eliminate weight-related health problems, and learn a new lifestyle. 

At Botany Wellness, Jennifer Ukwu, MD, is passionate about weight management. She provides empathetic weight loss therapy with a holistic approach, helping you reach your goals using the newest proven weight management techniques.

What does weight loss therapy consist of?

Dr. Ukwu customizes your weight loss therapy program after she performs a complete medical evaluation and discusses your personal treatment goals with you. Your weight loss therapy focuses on sustained lifestyle changes, so Dr. Ukwu helps you with:

  • Nutrition
  • Eating plan
  • Meal planning 
  • Exercise
  • Dietary supplements

Medication is one of the most impactful aspects of the weight loss therapy program at Botany Wellness because it can help reduce your appetite and promotes fast weight loss. 

Semaglutide, taken via injections you administer yourself, is the generic name for two medications, Ozempic® and Wegovy®. These injections have recently gained a lot of attention because they’re helping many people lose weight rapidly, even if they’ve never succeeded with other weight loss approaches. 

Should I take Ozempic or Wegovy for weight loss therapy?

Ozempic and Wegovy are the same drug, prescribed for different purposes. 

Ozempic is for people with Type 2 diabetes. The drug lowers your blood sugar levels, which can significantly reduce the risk of serious diabetes effects. In addition, Ozempic helps people with co-occurring diabetes and heart disease to lower their risk of crises like heart attack and stroke. 

But, the most famous effect of Ozempic is weight loss. Although the drug wasn’t developed for that purpose, many people with diabetes experience rapid weight loss on the drug. 

This happens because semaglutide imitates the action of a hormone, GLP-1, that you release after eating. GLP-1 slows the digestion of food, which in turn keeps you full for longer and reduces hunger pangs. 

Wegovy is for obesity and weight-related medical problems. You may qualify for Wegovy if you have a body mass index (BMI) over 30 or a BMI over 27 alongside weight-related medical issues. 

Wegovy works just like Ozempic but comes in different doses, and its max dose is higher than that of Ozempic. 

Botany Wellness can help you succeed in your weight loss goals. Call the office or book an appointment online now.