May 29, 2023

Mayo Clinic Minute: What's the skinny on weight-loss drugs?

Published May 25, 2023, 7:20 p.m. by Jerald Waisoki

Losing weight is a difficult process that often requires making changes to your diet and lifestyle. However, there are also a number of weight loss drugs available that can help you to lose weight.

There are a number of different weight loss drugs available on the market, but not all of them are effective. Some weight loss drugs are only effective for a short period of time and can cause serious side effects.

The most common weight loss drugs are appetite suppressants, which work by reducing your hunger. However, these drugs can also cause side effects such as dry mouth, constipation, and headaches.

Another type of weight loss drug is a fat burner. Fat burners work by increasing your metabolism, which helps you to burn more calories. However, they can also cause side effects such as increased heart rate and blood pressure.

If you are considering taking a weight loss drug, it is important to talk to your doctor first. They can help you to decide if a weight loss drug is right for you and can also monitor your progress.

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it's a medication called semaglitide

better known by the brand names ozempic

and wigovi ozempic is approved by the

Food and Drug Administration to treat

type 2 diabetes we Govi is now approved

to help with weight loss these drugs

have been shown to help people lose on

average about 15 percent of their body

weight it works by tricking your brain

and stomach into feeling full so you

don't overeat it's really changed how we

think about these weight loss

medications it's a prescription

medication the FDA advises it only for

people with a body mass index or BMI

greater than 30 or a BMI of 27 or more

with a weight related health condition a

common side effect is nausea these are

injections and you give them once a week

to yourself

typically in the belly so much like an

insulin injection would be they're also

expensive and oftentimes not covered by

insurance so check with your provider I

think it's a great tool I think for a

lot of people it certainly makes a

significant difference to how they feel

about food and how they feel about their

own hunger signals and their ability to

control them that's very powerful for

the Mayo Clinic News Network I'm Jason



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