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Semaglutide for weight-loss: How does it work?

Semaglutide can help with weight loss in a straightforward way. When you eat food, your body releases a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which tells your brain that you're full and don't need to eat more. Semaglutide is like a mimic of this hormone. When you take Semaglutide as a medication, it tells your brain to feel full for longer, so you're not as hungry. This means you're likely to eat less and, over time, lose weight.


Additionally, Semaglutide slows down the emptying of your stomach. Imagine your stomach as a container that holds the food you eat. Semaglutide makes this container empty more slowly, which keeps you feeling full and satisfied for a longer time after eating. When you're not feeling hungry all the time, it's easier to eat less, make healthier food choices, and ultimately shed some extra pounds.


Lastly, Semaglutide can also affect how your body stores and uses energy. It can reduce the amount of sugar your liver releases into your blood, helping to lower blood sugar levels and prevent your body from storing excess sugar as fat. All of these effects combined can lead to gradual but noticeable weight loss for people who take Semaglutide as part of their diabetes management plan.


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