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New England Medical- South Burlington

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When you need to lose weight, it’s common to try dietary changes and increased exercise. These two changes are helpful for many people, but they may be difficult to maintain. Genetics and other factors can keep you from losing weight too. There is a class of medications known as GLP-1 which can help.

What You Need To Know About Glp-1 Medications and How They Work

GLP-1 medications, which stands for glucagon-like peptide 1, work by stimulating the body to increase insulin production, which lowers blood sugar levels. GLP-1 medications also appear to decrease feelings of hunger. They also slow the movement of food from the stomach into the intestine. The slowed movement can help you feel full longer and faster, resulting in you consuming less food.

Are GLP-1 Medications Right For You?

GLP-1 medications are an excellent choice for weight loss if you:

  • Have type 2 diabetes
  • Have a BMI greater than 26.9 and
  • have obesity-related conditions including high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, or sleep apnea
  • Have a BMI greater than 29.9 without obesity-related conditions
  • Are committed to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight through diet, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle

How Losing Weight With GLP-1 Medications Can Help You

Research indicates that GLP-1 medications are an excellent way to control blood sugar when you have diabetes. They also show additional benefits, including:

  • A lowered risk of heart disease and heart failure
  • A lowered risk of kidney disease
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improved cholesterol levels

How You Can Find Out More About GLP-1 For Weight Loss

To find out more about the benefits of GLP-1 medications and how they can help you lose weight, call New England Medical Group. You can reach us in South Burlington, VT, by calling (802) 985-1653. Call today to find out more.

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