Thrive Hydration and Wellness is offering an all encompassing weight loss program that includes individualized programming specific to the needs of each patient.
We understand that losing weight is a complex process and requires a multi-disciplinary approach to achieve success. That's why our program focuses on comprehensive evaluation, individualized programming, frequent monitoring and adjustments to ensure you meet your goals.
Whether you're motivated by lifestyle changes or need medication, we have the tools to help reach your goals.
Your weight loss plan is designed with your biology in mind. We believe in creating an approach that is rooted in research and uniquely tailored to your needs, goals, and habits.
The process begins with an initial consultation that will include a thorough medical history and physical examination, review of current medications and blood work. We will review concepts that are essential to weight loss success and create a customized plan that will work with your lifestyle.
Part of our unique approach is the use of prescription medication, Semaglutide. After the initial consultation, if you are deemed a candidate for Semaglutide, you will return once weekly for your injection and weight in. The injections will be increased overtime until consistent weight loss is achieved and will be continued until the weight loss goal is reached.
Using Semaglutide for Weight Loss
Semaglutide is an FDA approved medication for chronic weight management and weight loss, administered once weekly by injection.
GLP-1 is a naturally occurring hormone released in the small intestine in response to eating. It helps regulate insulin production in response to glucose, delays gastric emptying, so you feel fuller longer and targets areas of the brain that regulate appetite and satiety.
Semaglutide has been shown to decrease weight by 5-30% of their total body weight over 68 weeks when used in combination with calorie restricted diet and exercise.
Dose and Frequency
Semaglutide is a shot placed under the skin of your stomach or thigh. Every 4 weeks, you'll receive a dose that increases until you lose 0.5 to 2 pounds per week. In some cases, the medication may be continued indefinitely for maintenance use if weight gain occurs after you stop using it.
Semaglutide may help decrease weight as well as improving blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar.
The most common side effects include: heartburn, nausea and vomiting due to delayed gastric emptying as well as diarrhea, constipation, headache, and feeling bloated. Hypoglycemia has also been experienced by some who are diabetic.
Is There Anyone Who Can't Take Semaglutide?
There are rare occasions in which Semaglutide is contraindicated. Those who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breast feeding or those with medullary thyroid cancer, multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2, history of pancreatitis or while taking other GLP-1 medications or diabetic medications such as sulfonylureas and insulin or in combination with other weight loss medications should not take Semaglutide.