Weight-loss drugs, specifically injectables, have become extremely popular for people seeking immediate results. Many have seen success with these weight-loss drugs and injections, as they are an effective strategy in the short-term. However, ongoing research is required to determine long-term success, as well as potential side effects of these medications.

Weight-loss drugs such as Ozempic and Wegovy can help people lose significant amounts of weight, but like all drugs, there are side effects. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, there are reports of severe gastroparesis, also known as stomach paralysis, from those using Ozempic and Wegovy for weight loss. This side effect, gastroparesis, significantly impacts healthy digestion by slowing or stopping food in its normal path from stomach to small intestine.  

Semaglutide, the key weight-loss ingredient in both Ozempic and Wegovby, is a synthetic version of a hormone known as GLP-1. In its natural form, the body releases GLP-1 into the intestine after food is consumed. A normal part of healthy digestion, this hormone is released after food consumption as a way to reduce appetite and slow down the emptying of the stomach, which may contribute to feeling full.

So where did these drugs come from? Ozempic was developed as a diabetes medication, while Wegovy is sold for weight loss. Both drugs warn of gastrointestinal side effects on their labels, including nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

Roller Weight Loss is the expert in weight-loss in the region. At Roller Weight Loss, our trusted team will customize a plan for your weight loss needs. Patients will meet one-on-one with our team and determine which path is best for them to reach their weight loss goals. No matter how much weight you need to lose, we have an option to help you reach your goals!

The Roller Weight Loss Difference

Roller Weight Loss and Advanced Surgery is proud to be the most advanced and experienced bariatric surgical group in the region. Roller Weight Loss and Advanced Surgery specializes in the Modified Duodenal Switch (ModDS), a less invasive version of the traditional duodenal switch (DS). It’s considered the most effective surgery against diabetes.  

We have performed individualized weight loss surgeries for patients from 47 out of 50 states, with patients traveling from all over the United States to change their lives for the better. 

We look forward to helping you on your weight loss journey! 

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