The Lies About The Ozempic Weight Loss Craze | Dr. Layne Norton

The Lies About The Ozempic Weight Loss Craze with Dr. Layne Norton. Semaglutide and other drugs have become big news for those looking to lose weight and for good reason.

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Here are eight reasons you might want to be cautious before using Wegovy or Ozempic for weight loss:

Wegovy and Ozempic are not for everyone. Ozempic is approved for people with Type 2 diabetes. And Wegovy is approved for people with obesity or those who are overweight and have health problems related to excess weight.
If you lose weight with new drugs, you likely will need to keep taking the medications forever to keep the weight off. People who stop taking Wegovy and Ozempic often gain weight back relatively quickly.
The drugs are expensive, and in general, insurance plans don’t cover them for weight loss (although they often do for people with diabetes).
The popularity of the new drugs has led to some shortages.
The drugs can cause unpleasant gastrointestinal side effects.
A small percentage of people who take the drugs can suffer from a diabetes eye complication called retinopathy. Along with consulting with your primary care provider or endocrinologist, you should also see your eye doctor.
The drugs tend to suppress a person’s appetite but to lose weight, you’ll still need to reduce your intake of desserts, sugar-sweetened beverages and fatty foods. And, of course, exercise is important to keep your body healthy.
Some people have complained about looking older due to “Wegovy or Ozempic face.” While many people taking weight loss drugs are pleased to shed some pounds, some say they’re dropping weight in the wrong place: their face. Some have complained of looking old and gaunt due to fat loss in the face.

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