Trying to lose weight can be hard. It’s hard to get motivated to start, it’s hard to stick to a diet and it’s hard to do an exercise program. Even doing all of that can sometimes make you feel like you get nowhere. Subcutaneous injections are a way to help give you that extra boost you need to help shed those pounds. Skin And Body Refinery wants to talk to you about what subcutaneous injections are and why they can help.

What are Subcutaneous Injections?

Subcutaneous injections are applied with a tiny shot into your stomach or leg. In the injection is what mimics a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1. This hormone can help regulate your eating. It helps your body produce more insulin and will send a signal to your brain telling it that you are full. With this, it helps reset you so you ultimately eat less and don’t feel hungry, and lose weight. Glucagon-like peptide-1 is not new it is used in types of medicine to help with type 2 diabetes.

How Do Subcutaneous Injections Help You Lose Weight?

There has been a study with about 2,000 people for about 68 weeks. All the people chosen were obese or had weight to lose. The study showed that on they experienced an average weight loss of 15% of body weight or 35 pounds. Which was greater than those that took a placebo, they only lost about 2.5% of their body weight. Weight loss may begin within the first 4 weeks of treatment with subcutaneous injections, but the full effects of treatment may not be seen for several months or longer.

Can You Diet & Exercise on Subcutaneous Injections

When you are on subcutaneous injections you should exercise and be on a healthy diet. With many people, just diet and exercise can be hard and just not enough to make much of a change on the scale. With subcutaneous injections, it can give them that extra boost they need to eat less and help their metabolism to effectively lose weight.

Subcutaneous Injections Side Effects

Even though subcutaneous injections are not approved to treat certain health conditions, people have noticed an improvement in their high blood pressure, blood sugar levels, and cholesterol. But some common side effects people have noticed are headaches, tiredness, stomach pain, heartburn, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and constipation. Some more serious side effects could be kidney or gallbladder problems, increased heart rate, allergic reaction, depression, thyroid tumors, etc.

Cost of Subcutaneous Injections

While subcutaneous injections can be covered by some insurance plans, most do not cover it. You will have to pay out-of-pocket which is usually about $1400 a month. You may be able to find some coupons to help lower this cost or an assistance program that is available on different websites.

Subcutaneous Injections Weight Loss & More in Waco, TX (Just Minutes Away from Axtell, West, Lorena, Bellmead, Woodway, Hewitt, Robinson & Crawford, Texas)

Subcutaneous injections are great for an adult who has a BMI that is 30 or greater and for adults whose BMI is 27 and who have related health conditions such as high cholesterol, type two diabetes, or High blood sugar. Being overweight and unhealthy is not good but sometimes it is hard to get out of the rut of being unhealthy. Subcutaneous injections are a great way to start a better you. Give Skin And Body Refinery a call so you can discuss if this is the right plan for you.

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