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Approximately 70% of American adults are obese or overweight, a severe health issue associated with some leading causes of death, including heart disease. Losing just 5% to 10% of body weight with diet and exercise has proven to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in adult patients with obesity or overweight, but that’s not always possible.  Semaglutide injections for chronic weight management in obese or overweight adults with at least one weight-related condition. This under-the-skin injection can help you lose up to two pounds per week when paired with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.

Transform yourself with Semaglutide weight loss injections at Enhanced Body Institute in downtown Visalia, CA.

With attention to detail and a dedication to our patients, our knowledgeable providers customize treatment plans for enhanced weight loss results. Learn more about Semaglutide weight loss plans by contacting our office to schedule a free wellness consultation.


Semaglutide, the GLP-1 receptor agonist, is an injectable treatment for chronic weight loss.

semaglutide for weight loss

Semaglutide is a weight loss injection. By mimicking a hormone in the body, Semaglutide increases insulin secretion while slowing down how fast your stomach empties food. This suppresses your appetite, so you feel full longer, helping you eat less and lose weight.

The drug was initially approved in 2017 at a lower dose to help control blood sugar in Type 2 diabetes. People taking Semaglutide for blood sugar control lose weight as an additional benefit. After studying a higher amount of the medication in people without Type 2 diabetes, Semaglutide for weight loss in qualified adults.

how does Semaglutide work for weight loss?

Semaglutide mimics a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (or GLP-1) that targets areas in the brain that regulate appetite and food intake. Your digestive tract releases this incretin hormone after you’ve eaten a meal, lowering your blood sugar by triggering insulin release to block sugar production. Doing so helps you eat less and lose one to two pounds per week. And while a reduced-calorie meal plan increases the rate at which you lose and keep off weight, dieting is not required to lose weight on Semaglutide.

am I a candidate for Semaglutide injections?

To determine whether you are a good candidate for weight loss with Semaglutide injections contact Enhanced Body Institute by calling our office at (559) 334-3871 to set up a weight loss and wellness consultation. Adults can use Semaglutide with a body mass index (or BMI) greater than or equal to 30.

Alternatively, you may be a candidate for Semaglutide weight loss if your BMI is 27 and you have at least one of the following weight-related conditions:

  • High blood pressure

  • High cholesterol

  • Type 2 diabetes

Semaglutide should be combined with lifestyle changes, including a healthy diet and exercise. However, these measures are not necessary to lose weight with Semaglutide injections.

benefits to Semaglutide weight loss injections

Semaglutide, is the first of its kind as a safe and highly effective hormone-based weight loss medication. Some of the health benefits associated with Semaglutide include the following:

  • Lower blood sugar without any increase in hypoglycemia

  • Reduced body weight, lipids, blood pressure, inflammatory markers, and oxidative stress

  • Suppressed appetite

  • Enhanced insulin synthesis and secretion

  • Reduced glucagon levels in fasting and after eating

  • A promoted sensation of fullness in the brain

  • Slowed gastric emptying in the intestines to help you feel fuller for longer

  • Weight loss

  • More significant improvement in cardiovascular risk factors associated with obesity

side effects to Semaglutide

 it is essential to be aware of possible side effects when determining whether Semaglutide weight loss injections suit your weight loss journey.

Gastrointestinal (or GI) side effects are most common when taking this medication, especially after increasing your dose. The most common side effects include the following:

  • Nausea

  • Diarrhea

  • Vomiting

  • Constipation

  • Stomach pain

  • Headache

  • Fatigue

  • Indigestion

  • Dizziness

  • Bloating

  • Burping




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