Weight Loss

Compounded Semaglutide
Prescribed Online

Shipped Directly to Your Home OR
Schedule an In Office Appointment

The same active ingredient in Ozempic
Provider, Medication & Supplies Included
No Hidden Fees – No Insurance Needed

Hydrate Health’s Semaglutide Treatment Services

At Hydrate Health, one size doesn’t fit all. Weight loss and wellness journeys are all unique;  whether you’re looking to transform your life or just shed a few extra pounds Hydrate Health has you covered.  Our comprehensive and supportive programs are individualized to help you meet all your health goals.

Key Takeaways of Semaglutide

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How It Works:

Semaglutide works by mimicking the effects of the naturally occurring hormone GLP-1. It stimulates the release of insulin in response to elevated blood sugar levels, reduces the production of glucagon (a hormone that raises blood sugar), and slows down the emptying of the stomach.

Administration:

Semaglutide is typically administered as a subcutaneous once a week injection and can be provided by one of our Registered Nurses at our Bay Street location, or self-administered in the comfort of your own home.

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Effectiveness:

Clinical studies have shown that Semaglutide is effective in lowering blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. It has also been shown to drastically reduce obesity.

Weight Loss:

Semaglutide has been investigated for its potential in managing obesity. In higher doses, it has demonstrated efficacy in promoting weight loss. The average weight loss for semaglutide is about 16%Semaglutide has been investigated for its potential in managing obesity. In higher doses, it has demonstrated efficacy in promoting weight loss. The average weight loss for semaglutide is about 16%.

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Cardiovascular Benefits:

Some GLP-1 receptor agonists, including Semaglutide, have demonstrated cardiovascular benefits in clinical trials. These benefits include a reduction in the risk of major cardiovascular events in patients with established cardiovascular disease.

Most Common Side Effects:

Gastrointestinal, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation.

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Your Journey with Hydrate Health:

  1. Go to HydrateHealth.com and schedule an initial weight loss consultation with our provider via Telehealth.
  2. During the scheduling process, you will be prompted to complete new patient intake and consent forms.
  3. Lab work is required within the past 6 months prior to starting medication. Please email your most recent lab results to info@hydratehealth.com. CBC, and CMP are required. TSH, Ha1c, and a lipid panel are recommended. If needed, our provider can order lab work for you.
  4. During your consultation, our provider will discuss weight loss goals and evaluate the appropriateness of GLP1 receptor agonist initiation. GLP1 receptor agonist will be discussed in detail.  If appropriate, a prescription will be written at this time for your first month of treatment.
  5. Depending on patient preference (in office injection vs self-administration at home), 1 months’ worth of medication will be ordered and shipped to your home or our office where you will be scheduled for one injection each week for four consecutive weeks.
  6. A follow up will be scheduled with our provider in 4 weeks to assess for any adverse effects, and effectiveness.
  7. Any questions or need to reach a staff member, please call the office number at 443-924-6488 or email info@hydratehealth.com.  Please allow 24 hours for a staff member to get back to you.

Weight Loss Injection Education:

What is Semaglutide / Tirzepatide?

Semaglutide is an FDA approved injectable glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist that is administered subcutaneously once weekly for type 2 diabetes and/or weight management.

How does it work for weight loss?

GLP-1 is an incretin hormone that plays a role in your appetite and digestion.

Incretins — hormones released by your small intestine are sent out by your body after you’ve eaten a meal to help lower your blood sugar by triggering insulin and blocking other sources of sugar.

It also slows down how quickly food leaves your stomach (called gastric emptying). The result of these actions causes you to feel full — lowering your appetite and causing you to lose weight.

Medications like GLP-1 agonists are referred to as incretin mimetics since they “mimic” these effects.

How is it Given?

You’ll receive the injection once a week, on the same day each week in our office or in some circumstances you can self-inject in the comfort of your own home.

It can be given at any time of day, and you can take it with or without food.

Semaglutide is injected just under the skin (subcutaneously) in your abdomen, arm, or thigh.

Potential side effects?

Gastrointestinal (GI) side effects tend to happen most frequently when using this medication — the most common being nausea, constipation, and vomiting since semaglutide slows down how quickly food leaves your stomach.

    • You may experience these effects more strongly when your provider raises your dose.
    • Additional common side effects can include stomach pain, indigestion, and bloating.

The goal is to have limited unfavorable side effects, while losing 1-2 lbs/week (and feel the benefits of the medication-less appetite, cravings, portion sizes).

    • We will do this at the least effective dosing. We may need to adjust your dose from time to time in order to achieve that goal.

If you experience severe nausea/vomiting or abdominal pain, please stop the medication and contact us or go to the ER.

How do I deal with the nausea, diarrhea, or constipation?

  • small, frequent meals
  • lower the amount of alcohol you consume
  • low fat meals
  • bland diet-bananas, rice, applesauce, toast
  • Ginger and Unisom for nausea
  • daily Multivitamin supplement, which contains vitamin b6, to help with nausea
  • stay hydrated
  • continue with exercise
  • high fiber diet
  • fiber supplements can help both diarrhea and constipation
    • over the counter stool softeners such as Miralax or Colace
    • occasional use of over the counter Imodium for diarrhea

How to prevent muscle loss when losing weight?

Strength training 3 times a week

Increase protein intake, women should consume at least 70-80grams of protein daily, and men should consume at least 100grams of protein daily

How much water to stay hydrated?

You should drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water daily, even more if you are exercising and/or perspiring

Typical dosing schedule:

We will start you at 0.25 mg once weekly and adjust as needed.

The goal is to lose 1-2 lbs/week and at the least effective dosing.

This is about slow, steady consistency.

Please do NOT increase the dose without provider approval.

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Obesity is a Pandemic

According to the CDC, approximately 73% of adults in the US are considered obese. Obesity remains a pervasive and pressing health issue in America, presenting a complex challenge that extends beyond individual lifestyle choices. The prevalence of unhealthy dietary habits, inactive lifestyles, and limited access to nutritious foods contribute to the nation’s high obesity rates. Fast food culture, coupled with an abundance of processed and calorie-dense options, has fueled the epidemic, making it difficult for individuals to make informed and health-conscious choices. Health problems associated with obesity include but are not limited to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, liver disease, sleep apnea, and osteoarthritis. Obesity can and will negatively affect one’s quality of life but thanks to modern medicine it doesn’t have to.

Schedule an appointment with our practitioner to see if a GLP1 receptor agonist is right for you.