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Benefits of Ozempic for Treatment of Diabetes and Weight Loss in Fayetteville NC

Benefits of Ozempic for Treatment of Diabetes and Weight Loss in Fayetteville NC

Ozempic is a medication (semaglutide) that is prescribed for diabetes. It has been found to have other benefits such as weight loss as well as significant cardioprotective effect for people who have already had a heart attack or a stroke. Visit Cape Fear Physical Medicine & Rehab for specialized and quality care. Contact us today for more information or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 1540 Purdue Dr, Ste. 200, in Fayetteville, NC 28303.

Benefits of Ozempic for Medical Weight Loss Near Me in Fayetteville NC
Benefits of Ozempic for Medical Weight Loss Near Me in Fayetteville NC

Table of Contents:

What are the benefits of taking Ozempic?
Does Ozempic help lose weight if not diabetic?
How many times do you take Ozempic for weight loss?
How do you maximize weight loss with Semaglutide (Ozempic/Wegovy)?

It can be very difficult to attain desired results or success when going through a weight loss program on your own. Medical weight loss programs have become the most reliable method of successfully losing and keeping weight off by providing those who are considered obese or overweight a program that will help to keep them on track while ensuring their health and safety while losing weight. Many medical weight loss programs will consist of a balance of exercise, a calorie-deficient diet, and a prescribed medication that will support the weight loss and provide results much sooner.

What are the benefits of taking Ozempic?

Ozempic is a weekly injection that helps to control blood sugar, improves insulin resistance and delays gastric emptying making people feel full with smaller amounts of food. It is used in the treatment of diabetes, but has been found to have other benefits such as reducing cardiovascular risk by 20% in those who have already had a heart attack or stroke.

Does Ozempic help lose weight if not diabetic?

Simply, yes. Ozempic has been shown to be helpful not only in controlling diabetes, but also in promoting weight loss both in people with diabetes and those without diabetes.

How many times do you take Ozempic for weight loss?


If used solely for weight loss, semaglutide is called Wegovy and it is a weekly injection. Generally, you are on the same dose each week for 4 weeks and then will increase the dose after reviewing any side effects and your results with your health care provider. Currently, it is thought that you may need to stay on these medications for life to control your weight, but the exact dose to maintain your weight loss is not known and making lifestyle changes can be huge and allow you to maintain your weight loss with lower amounts of medication in the future.

How do you maximize weight loss with Semaglutide (Ozempic/Wegovy)?


Making lifestyle changes will maximize your weight loss and overall health results. Eating adequate amounts of protein and doing strength training at least 3x/week will allow you to preferentially lose fat (and not muscle) which will improve your body composition, overall health and allow you to maintain your weight loss over the long haul.

Here at Cape Fear Physical Medicine and Rehab, we are happy to share that we accept over a dozen insurance companies, including all of the major and most commonly used insurance. Call our office today to learn if your insurance is able to cover our weight-loss clinic services. We serve patients from Fayetteville NC, Hope Mills NC, Cedar Creek NC, Eastover NC, Woodfield NC, and Fenix NC.