Losing weight and achieving a leaner physique pose significant challenges. Managing hunger becomes a major obstacle for patients striving to shed pounds. There are now new treatments available that help patients reduce their hunger levels and control their calorie intake throughout the day.
Who is a Candidate for Medical Weight Loss?
Weight loss injections are available only through licensed weight loss practitioners as prescription medications. However, not all patients may qualify for this treatment. Eligibility requires a BMI of 30 or above, while a BMI of 27 is considered with weight-related conditions like type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, or hypertension. It is worth mentioning that Semaglutide and related products were originally developed as diabetes treatments before being employed as weight loss protocols. As such, patients who are diabetic are ideal candidates, as the injections can help with insulin resistance.
In the private consultation, we thoroughly assess the patient's medical history and current status to determine their suitability for weight loss injections. Candidates with a history of tumors or cancer are generally not considered. Complete disclosure of current medications is essential during the consultation.