Semaglutide with Vitamin B12 is helping with weight loss in patients with obesity.
How does Semaglutide with Vitamin B12 work for weight loss?
Semaglutide works by mimicking the effects of the hormone glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). When you eat, GLP-1 is released in the gut, which tells your brain that you are getting full. It can also slow the movement of food through your stomach and small intestine, helping you stay fuller for longer. As a result, you may eat less food, which can lead to weight loss.
GLP-1 also triggers the release of insulin, which lowers your blood sugar and helps your cells use glucose from the food you have eaten. Any glucose that your cells do not use is stored as fat, which is why high blood sugar can lead to weight gain.
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) plays a key role in many aspects of health and may support bone health, red blood cell formation, energy levels, and mood.
Side effects of Semaglutide with Vitamin B12
The most common side effects of semaglutide are gastrointestinal, and include:
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Stomach pain
- Intestinal infections, known as gastroenteritis
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
In people with type 2 diabetes, semaglutide can cause a drop in blood sugar levels (known as hypoglycemia), which can become dangerous. Other serious side effects to be aware of include:
- Symptoms of an allergic reaction, including: itching; rash; swelling of the face, eyes, mouth, tongue, or throat; difficulty swallowing or breathing
- Changes in vision
- Persistent pain in the upper left or middle of the stomach
- Heart palpitations
- Yellowing of the skin and eyes, fever, or clay-colored stools
If you experience any of these side effects, contact your healthcare provider immediately.
Risks associated with Semaglutide with Vitamin B12
It is important to speak with your doctor about your medical history before beginning semaglutide treatment. The medication should not be prescribed to anyone with a personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma or multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2), because there is an increased risk of developing thyroid C-cell tumors.
There is also an increased risk of other complications, including:
- Gallbladder problems, such as gallstones
- Inflammation of the pancreas, known as pancreatitis
- Suicidal thinking or behavior
- Damage to the retina in the eye, known as diabetic retinopathy
- Kidney damage
Schedule a weight loss consultation today in Indianapolis, IN
Do you live near Greenwood, IN, Carmel, IN or Fishers, IN, and want to find out more about semaglutide with vitamin B12? If so, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Annamarie Salyer FNP-C at Bion Aesthetics and Med Spa in Indianapolis, IN.