Semaglutide services offered in Mount Pleasant, Charleston, Murrells Inlet, Columbia and Bluffton, SC

Semaglutide is a weight-loss injection that’s transforming lives. At Metabolic Medical Center in Mount Pleasant, Charleston, Murrells Inlet, Columbia, and Bluffton, South Carolina, Meridith Womick, MD, and the team are dedicated to providing their patients with all the tools they need to reach their healthy weight. They offer semaglutide to help those struggling to lose unhealthy pounds. Call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today to learn more about semaglutide and how it helps with weight loss.

Semaglutide Q&A

What should I know about semaglutide?

Semaglutide is an FDA-approved prescription medication for chronic weight management in people with an unhealthy weight. It’s an injection you take once a week. 

Semaglutide isn’t a new medication. It’s been used as a treatment for people with Type 2 diabetes since 2014 to help with blood sugar control. Researchers discovered that the injection also helped people with diabetes lose weight. 

Clinical trials, including people without diabetes, showed that semaglutide is an effective weight-loss medication.

I’m overweight. Can I use semaglutide?

The team at Metabolic Medical Center determines if semaglutide makes a good choice for you after your initial weight management consultation. It’s FDA-approved to treat people with obesity or people who are overweight and have at least one weight-related health problem like high blood pressure or high cholesterol.

If you have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher or a BMI of 27 or higher with a weight-related disease and cannot reach your weight goals with diet and exercise, then the team may recommend semaglutide.

How can semaglutide help me lose weight?

Semaglutide helps you lose weight by controlling your appetite. The medication interacts with the part of the brain that controls your appetite so you don’t feel hungry. It also slows down digestion in the stomach, so you feel full soon after eating. 

The medication works best when combined with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise program. Metabolic Medical Center offers many weight-loss programs to help you reach your goals, including:

  • Accelerated medical weight loss
  • Whole foods weight loss
  • Metabolic weight loss
  • Meal replacements

They also offer health coaching to help you make the behavioral changes that lead to lasting weight loss and personal training to help with exercise.

When can I expect to see results from semaglutide?

Weight loss results with semaglutide vary. But adults can lose up to 15% of their body weight within 17 months of starting the weight-loss injection. 

The team at Metabolic Medical Center gets great results by tailoring the dosage to the individual patient.

Call Metabolic Medical Center or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about semaglutide and how it might help you lose weight.