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What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is an injectable medication that is conveniently and painlessly administered once a week. Out of the available Semaglutides, Wegovy has been FDA-approved specifically for weight loss. Ozempic and Mounjaro are FDA-approved for diabetes but have been successfully used off label for weight loss, as well. With its help, you can take control as you embark on a journey toward significant weight loss paired with lifestyle changes.

When combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise, clinical studies have shown that Semaglutide can help adult patients lose an average of about 15% of body weight.

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What are the Benefits of Semaglutide (Wegovy, Ozempic, Trulicty,Mounjaro)?

At Absoulute Vitality, we believe that Semaglutide has the following benefits:

  • Helps the majority of people lose weight more easily
  • Lowers the risk of heart disease and stroke
  • Decreases blood pressure
  • Lowers sugar in people with hyperglycemia (high sugar)
  • Improves quality of life (through weight loss)
  • Improves mood (through weight loss)
  • Improves self-esteem (through weight loss)
  • Convenient administration

Who are the Best Candidates for Semaglutide (Wegovy, Ozempic, Trulicty, Mounjaro)?

At Absoulute Vitality, we believe the best candidates for Semaglutide injections are those who share the following characteristics:

  • Committed to living a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise
  • Keeps a positive attitude throughout treatment
  • Maintains realistic expectations for the results
  • Have no personal or family history of thyroid medullary cancers

This treatment can be used on any adult who has a BMI (body mass index) that is greater than or equal to 30 mg/kg² alone, or 27 mg/kg² with at least one weight-related condition (e.g., high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes).

Unfortunately, if you have a history of certain endocrine or thyroid tumors (particularly medullary thyroid cancer), this treatment may not be best for you.

What’s the First Step?

If you would like to find out if Semaglutide injections at our practice in Monmouth County, NJ are right for you, the first step is to schedule an appointment. During your consultation, you will meet with Dr. Sanna Kalika who will address all of your questions and concerns regarding the treatment, evaluate your body, and ask you some questions about your medical and lifestyle history. It is very important to be very open and honest with her as it will help produce the best and safest choices for you, as well as prevent any unnecessary risks.

Dr. Kalika will create your treatment plan with the information she collects and if you agree with it, she, with the support of her knowledgeable team, will get you started on your Semaglutide journey. Before you begin taking your Semaglutide prescription, the nurse will walk you through the proper storage, administration, and disposal techniques.

What to Expect from Semaglutide Injections

For the most effective results, Semaglutide injections must be performed once a week on the same day every week. You will use a single-use injection syringe, similar to the kind used to deliver insulin for diabetes. These injections can be administered in your own home, but it’s important to make the injections in different locations. It’s fine if it’s performed in a similar area, such as your upper arm, thigh, or abdomen, but it should never be in the exact spot twice.

This treatment works by curbing your appetite and diminishing insulin resistance. Some of the side effects you may experience are

  • Bloating
  • Burping
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting

While not all these reactions are consistent or painful, it is important to be aware of them. If you begin to experience these side effects more frequently or a combination of them, we will adjust your dosage until we find the appropriate amount. Your dosages will typically be increased every four weeks, and you should expect this routine for a minimum of three months.

An important thing to keep in mind with Semaglutide is that every patient will have a different journey based on how their body responds to the treatment. Maintaining a positive attitude throughout your treatment is very important and you should never compare your results to another patient’s. Your weight loss experience may not always go as predicted, but by staying vigilant with a healthy lifestyle and properly following instructions, you will end up seeing a difference.

*There is a small percentage of people for whom the medication is not effective. If after trying various doses, this situation doesn’t improve, there are other treatments Dr Kalika can offer.

How Much Does Semaglutide Cost in New Jersey?

The cost of Semaglutide in New Jersey is determined by numerous factors, including the strength and number of vials you require throughout your treatment. The best way to find out how much this treatment will cost you is to meet with Dr. Sanna Kalika and let her create your personalized treatment plan; at which time, the Patient Coordinator can provide you with a clear-cut price breakdown. If your insurance covers Semaglutide, Dr Kalika’s office will be happy to help you get it authorized.

Why Choose Absoulute Vitality?

There is no substitute for having a trained medical professional who specializes in weight loss overseeing your journey. Dr. Kalika uses an individualized approach by getting to the root cause of the problem and matches her recommendations to your individual history, biomarkers, symptoms, genetics, and needs. She will help you lose weight safely and effectively. Dr. Kalika and her team will provide clear guidance and support for the lifestyle change needed to bring and keep your weight down. Our programs will give you the tools and support to implement permanent lifestyle changes so you can maintain your weight loss.

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If you’re struggling with stubborn body fat and want to take control of your weight management, consider Semaglutide treatment with Dr. Kalika. Schedule a consultation with us today through our website or by calling us directly and discover if this treatment is right for you. Say goodbye to stubborn extra weight and start your journey to a healthier you with Semaglutide at Absoulute Vitality today!

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