Author: Leann Poston, M.D.

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Wegovy™ Discount Coupon: Save Money on Wegovy™

Wegovy™ (semaglutide) is expensive. There is no way around it. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have a generic, and it is covered under an active patent. However, manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help. Losing excess weight and lowering your risk of chronic diseases associated with overweight and obesity is a great financial investment that will pay off in a longer, healthier lifespan, but everyone wants to save money when they can. How can pharmacy coupons help me save money on...

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Get Wegovy Prescription Online: Packaged with the Medication

Wegovy for weight loss requires a prescription from a licensed doctor. Using the Invigor Medical telewellness platform, you can get a Wegovy prescription online from a licensed doctor if they believe Wegovy is the best weight loss medication for you. After completing the medical forms and speaking with a licensed doctor, your Wegovy prescription will be sent to one of our partnered pharmacies, all packaged as part of the treatment plan cost. Wegovy is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved...

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Wegovy Benefits and Side Effects: What You Need to Know

Wegovy, generic brand semaglutide, is the newest U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medication for weight management. Wegovy was clinically tested for safety and effectiveness in an initial series of four clinical trials called the Semaglutide Treatment Effect in People with Obesity (STEP). These clinical trials showed that participants using 2.4 mg of semaglutide subcutaneous injections once per week lost between 15% and 20% of their body weight. The FDA approved Wegovy in June...

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Wegovy and Diabetes: Can Type 1 & 2 Diabetics Take Wegovy?

Ozempic and Rybelsus are brand names for semaglutide, which is U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)-approved to treat type 2 diabetes. The FDA has approved Wegovy, which is also semaglutide, for chronic weight management, but not for diabetes. Semaglutide is used to treat Type 2 diabetes along with diet and exercise. It is not used to treat type 1 diabetes. If you have type 1 diabetes, your pancreas cannot make insulin. With type 2 diabetes, your pancreas can make and release insulin, but...

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FDA Approves Obesity Drug Wegovy

Medicine has certainly evolved. Gone are the days, and farewell to them, when medical care meant completely entrusting your health to someone else. Nowadays, you can learn about medical conditions, diagnoses, and treatments online. As an informed consumer, you can investigate your symptoms, research your treatment options, and consult with a healthcare provider. If you have been struggling with overweight and obesity and are ready to consider whether an obesity drug could help you, it is important...

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Wegovy Average Weight Loss: Clinical Trial Results

Nearly three-quarters of American adults are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet, until recently, there weren’t many safe and effective medications available to help people with chronic weight management. Wegovy is an FDA-approved weight loss medication. Manufactured by Novo Nordisk as Ozempic since 2017, semaglutide, generic for Wegovy, was approved for weight management in June 2021. So how much weight can you actually lose taking Wegovy?...

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How To Deal With Mood Swings from Dieting

Cutting calories and exercising like a maniac can definitely put you in a bad mood, especially if you see your coworkers splurging on sweet treats in the break room while your stomach is growling. Before deciding that a healthier diet is not for you because your outbursts alienate family and friends, know that it is not reducing calories or exercising that is the problem. What matters is how many calories and what kinds of foods you are cutting from your diet. Low-carb diets like keto are known...

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Energy After 50: How To Boost Your Levels With Age

Are you over 50 and finding that you don’t have the energy you once did? While the hormones that gave you strength and pep in your youth and kept the extra pounds off are waning, that doesn’t mean you can’t fight back. Your lack of energy may be a perception that can be remedied. Taking steps to improve your health now can result in a longer, healthier, and happier life down the road. What Happens as We Age? Estrogen precipitously drops at menopause, and testosterone begins...

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Love Hormone or Party Drug? Oxytocin Myths Busted

Oxytocin is a hormone that has been used in labor and delivery for decades, but people are starting to see its wide range of benefits. Commonly called “the cuddle chemical” or “love hormone,” oxytocin is talked about online, at parties, and between partners. Can this powerful hormone spice up your sex life, increase social bonding, and help you lose weight? Another drug, the potentially dangerous street drug MDMA, also causes pro-social behaviors. Like oxytocin, “Molly” causes users to feel strongly...

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What Are the Side Effects of Weight Loss Medications?

Obesity is a chronic disease that affects approximately 42% of U.S. adults. Like high blood pressure, it silently causes damage to blood vessels and strains the heart. It also increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. One difference between high blood pressure and obesity is that there are a lot of myths and stereotypes about obesity. Obesity is a complex disease. It’s not just a result of overeating or being lazy. Weight gain is more than just calculating calories in and calories out....

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How To Track Your Body Fat and Muscle Mass at Home

Body weight is a difficult measurement to track when you’re trying to lose excess weight or get in shape. Your day-to-day weight is influenced by genetics, diet, and environmental factors. After several weeks of losing weight, seeing a weight loss plateau or gain can be extremely frustrating. As you exercise, your body composition changes. You gain muscle mass and lose fat, a healthier change, but your weight may stay the same or even increase by a couple of pounds. Body composition is far...

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How Hormonal Imbalance and Diabetes in Men Are Connected

Low testosterone is associated with increased fat mass (especially metabolically harmful abdominal fat) and muscle loss, increasing the risk of type 2 diabetes. Hormone imbalances worsen with age, prompting some men to seek treatment for low testosterone or type 2 diabetes. The endocrine system is complex, but let’s look at how the hormones affected in diabetes are related to the sex hormone, testosterone, and the stress hormone, cortisol. Low testosterone causes changes in body composition....

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10 Common Causes of Testicular Pain and How To Prevent Them

There are many causes of testicular pain, and therefore it is not unusual for people with testes (testicles) to experience pain at some point in their lives. Pain can be short-term or long-term, severe or mild. If you have pain in your testicles and do not know what is causing it, call your healthcare provider for advice. Although rare, some causes of testicular pain can cause permanent damage if not treated promptly. In this article, let’s look at some of the common causes of testicular pain....

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14 Foods That Lower Testosterone Levels for Men

Most men recognize decreasing testosterone levels—decreased muscle mass, increased abdominal fat, loss of strength, mood changes, decreased libido, and erectile dysfunction. Some have their testosterone levels checked (men’s advanced hormone panel) and talk to their doctor about symptoms of low testosterone to see if testosterone replacement therapy is a good option for them. Others want to see if they can boost their testosterone levels naturally. Neither strategy will work well if you sabotage...

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Is There a Connection Between Low-T and Anemia?

Many people may not automatically connect the dots between anemia and low testosterone levels, but low T is a contributing cause of anemia, especially in older men. Several clinical trials have indicated that testosterone replacement therapy can improve anemia and its associated symptoms in men with low testosterone levels. Approximately 10% of older adults have anemia, with men being affected at a higher rate than women. Anemia is a condition in which you are not making enough healthy red blood...

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The Pros and Cons of Testosterone Therapy Methods

Most people consider testosterone therapy because they have a medical condition in which their body is not producing enough testosterone, or they are experiencing age-related declines in testosterone. Low testosterone, also called symptomatic hypogonadism, means that your testosterone levels are low enough that they are causing symptoms such as: Decreased sex drive Decreased energy levels Erectile dysfunction Mood changes Swollen or tender breasts Sleep problems Difficulty concentrating Muscle...

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How Does Androgen Health Affect Testosterone Levels?

Androgens are a group of related steroid sex hormones. Testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) are two of the more potent male sex hormones. Their less potent cousins are androstenedione and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). Androgens are produced by the male testes, the female ovaries, and the adrenal glands. Androgens bind to receptors on the cell membrane or pass through the membrane to bind to receptors inside the cell. When androgens bind to receptors at the cell membrane, they cause changes...

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7 Ways to Lose Weight Without Cardio

There is no topic like weight loss that can turn even the most self-assured, well-adjusted person from feeling like they have their world under control to feeling like a failure. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more Americans than ever before are on a diet. Wouldn’t you expect this to lead to a decline in overweight and obesity? Unfortunately, the obesity rate in the United States continues to climb. According to a CDC survey conducted in 2017-2018, 17% of Americans...

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The Pros and Cons of TRT vs. T-Boosters

Testosterone is an androgenic hormone that has both anabolic and androgenic effects. Androgens are essential for the development of male reproductive organs, secondary sexual characteristics, libido, and sperm production. Anabolic effects include increased lean muscle mass and reduced abdominal fat. Low testosterone or symptomatic hypogonadism means that your testosterone levels are low enough that they are affecting your overall health. Symptoms you may notice include decreased sex drive and...

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The Dangers of Over-the-Counter Pills For ED

If you have a penis, odds are you will experience ED at some point in your life. Along with the unsettling feeling you get when you don’t know for sure why something is happening with your body, ED is not something most men want to discuss with someone else, be it their partner or their doctor. ED medications are prescription only, but some marketers take advantage of men’s insecurity with discussing ED with their doctor and tout the value of over-the-counter pills for ED. They hope...

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