Wegovy knocks it out of the park when it comes to weight loss!
Medical therapies for weight loss have disappointed patients and physicians alike … maybe until now!
Enter Wegovy also known as Semaglutide a new medication recently FDA approved for weight loss.
Semaglutide is not a new medication. It was approved by the FDA to treat type II diabetes in 2017. Following FDA approval for type II diabetes, the manufacturer Novo Nordisk carefully researched its effect on weight loss in people without diabetes. The study ran for more than a year on over 2000 patients and showed a dramatic 15 to 20% weight loss when combined with a prudent diet, moderation of alcohol and regular exercise. In other words, a person who weighs 200 pounds, but should weigh 160 pounds, could make their ideal body weight taking the medication regularly and following instructions on diet and exercise. Wow! This develop is amazing.
Obesity and overweight are a major health problem in the United States and worldwide leading to high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, liver failure, arthritis and pre-mature death.
But wait! Wegovy is very expensive costing in the range of $1200 monthly for the recommended dosage and likely not covered by health insurance. That’s a drag to be sure. Only the likes of Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Lady Gaga could afford a medication that costs $14,000 for a year’s worth of treatment. My recommendation? Talk to your doctor. Is Wegovy right for you? Could it be approved by your insurance? You won’t known unless you ask!
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