Why doesn’t semaglutide work for me? Since the 2021 FDA approval of semaglutide for weight loss through the branded medication Wegovy, many people have been able to utilize this powerful medication to aid in their weight loss goals. If you are on your weight loss journey with the help of semaglutide but not losing the amount of weight you desire you’re probably wondering “why doesn’t semaglutide work for me?”. What is semaglutide? Semaglutide is a medication that has been used to treat type II diabetes for many years under the brand name Ozempic. Wegovy [...]
Semaglutide vs Phentermine Many people are familiar with the weight loss medication phentermine. Phentermine has been used in weight loss therapy since the mid-1900s and was approved for long-term use in 2012. Semaglutide is new to the neighborhood as a weight loss drug, receiving its FDA approval in 2021. When choosing which medication is right for you, the tried and true or the new kid on the block, you may wonder – semaglutide vs. phentermine – which is the better medication? What kind of medication is phentermine? Phentermine is a central [...]
What does Semaglutide do to the body? Suppose you’ve seen the recent addition of semaglutide (brand name Wegovy) to the list of FDA-approved treatments for weight management. In that case, you may wonder what sets it apart from other medical weight loss interventions. More specifically, what does semaglutide do to the body? Is it new? Semaglutide is not a new drug. According to drugs.com, semaglutide has been used to treat type II diabetes since receiving FDA approval under the brand name Ozempic in 2017 as a longer-lasting alternative to the daily [...]
How fast does semaglutide work? Introduction If you’re reading this article, I can reasonably assume you are looking to lose weight. Perhaps you want to lose weight by a deadline: wedding, class or family reunion, surgical deadline, or other personal reasons. You found this article by wondering – how fast does semaglutide work? To answer this question, I believe it’s valuable to have a baseline understanding of the medication and how it works first. Don’t worry; this won’t take too long. What is semaglutide? Semaglutide is a newly FDA-approved weight loss [...]
Semaglutide What Is Semaglutide? Semaglutide is a new medication that was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for weight loss. It is sold under the brand name Wegovy, and is combined with a low-calorie diet and exercise program to help people lose weight. It belongs to a class of medications known as incretin mimetics, which cause the pancreas to release insulin when blood sugar levels are high. Another semaglutide medication, sold under the brand name Ozempic, is used to help control blood sugar levels in people with type [...]
Lipotropic Injections: An Overview Lipotropic injections are supplement injections used for weight loss. In fact, a lipotropic nutrient is any substance that affects fat metabolism in the body . Lipotropic injections include a cocktail of weight-loss promoting agents, such as vitamin B12. Lipotropic injections are not meant to be a substitute for dieting and exercise, but they can be a complimentary approach to facilitate weight loss. In this article we will explore what lipotropic injections are, how they work, and what weight loss is like with lipotropic injections. Keep reading to find out [...]
Rivas Medical Weight Loss breaks down the trend surrounding Vitamin B12, it's critical role in our health and who can benefit from it the most.
COVID-19 and Diabetes, What you should know As we live through these unprecedented and difficult times, we at Rivas Medical Weight Loss are proud of the true heroism of our patients, staff, and all American citizens. We want to help you and your family preserve your health by eliminating pre-existing conditions that can aggravate the coronavirus. Dr.Smith, founder of The Smith Center for Infectious Diseases and Urban Health, conducted a study on COVID-19 patients and found that of the 72 people in the study: 21 Were Pre-diabetic 34 were [...]
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