How Semaglutide Work

Understanding Semaglutide for Weight Loss

As mentioned earlier, semaglutide belongs to a class of medications called GLP-1 receptor agonists. GLP-1 is a hormone produced by the small intestine that stimulates insulin secretion and lowers blood sugar levels. It also slows down the rate at which food leaves the stomach and promotes feelings of fullness, reducing the urge to eat.

Semaglutide works by mimicking the effects of GLP-1, which means it can help regulate blood sugar levels and control appetite. When semaglutide is injected, it activates GLP-1 receptors in the brain, reducing food cravings and increasing feelings of fullness. This can lead to a reduced calorie intake and ultimately, weight loss.

However, semaglutide is not a magic weight loss pill.It is intended to be used along with a calorie-reduced diet and more vigorous exercise. Semaglutide is not a replacement for healthy lifestyle changes, but rather a tool to help with weight management. It is important to remember that sustained weight loss requires long-term lifestyle changes, including a healthy diet and regular exercise.

Stay tuned for the next section where we will explore the effectiveness of semaglutide for weight loss and its potential side effects.


At Patients Medical, we strive to provide a range of services and programs that can assist you in losing weight rapidly and healthily. Our doctors will develop a personalized treatment plan for you that could include prescription medication with traditional, alternative, and holistic treatments as well as suggestions for dietary and lifestyle modifications.