GLP-1 Medications in San Antonio, Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano, Lubbock, & Frisco, TX
When you need to lose weight, it’s common to try dietary changes and increased exercise. These two changes are helpful for many people, but they may be difficult to maintain. Genetics and other factors can keep you from losing weight too. There is a class of diabetes medications known as GLP-1 which can help you achieve optimal health. 
What You Need To Know About Glp-1 Medications and How They Work
GLP-1 medications, which stands for glucagon-like peptide 1, work by stimulating the body to increase insulin production, which lowers blood sugar levels. GLP-1 medications also appear to decrease feelings of hunger. They also slow the movement of food from the stomach into the
intestine. The slowed movement can help you feel full longer and faster, resulting in you consuming less food.
Brands of GLP-1 Medications and Their Dosages

GLP-1 medications are marketed under the brand names:

  • Dulaglutide, Trulicity, which is a once-weekly injection
  • Exenatide extended-release, Bydureon bcise, which is a once-weekly injection
  • Exenatide, Byetta, which is a twice-daily injection
  • Semaglutide, Ozempic, which is a once-weekly injection
  • Liraglutide, victoza, Saxenda, which is a daily injection
  • Lixisenatide, Adlyxin, which is a daily injection
Are GLP-1 Medications Right For You?

GLP-1 medications are an excellent choice for weight loss if you:

  • Have diabetes
  • Have a BMI greater than 26.9 and
  • have obesity-related conditions including high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, or sleep apnea
  • Have a BMI greater than 29.9 without obesity-related conditions
  • Are committed to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight through diet, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle
How Losing Weight With GLP-1 Medications Can Help You

Research indicates that GLP-1 medications are an excellent way to control blood sugar when you have diabetes. They also show additional benefits, including:

  • A lowered risk of heart disease and heart failure
  • A lowered risk of kidney disease
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improved cholesterol levels
To learn more about GLP-1 medications for weight loss, contact our team at Ally MD by reaching us at support@myallymd.com. 
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