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Ozempic: what you need to know about the drug used for weight loss

since they became fashionable thin bodyPeople have tirelessly searched for a secret formula to lose weight. From this discovery, miracle diets have emerged, although they can help a little, giving up them leads to the so-called rebound.

Now, within this quest to speed up the process of weight loss, people have turned to a medicine called OzempicThis medicine is used in the treatment of diabetes.

The first indications of its use for weight loss came from Spain, and now its use has become widespread, however, Using this diabetes medicine to lose weight can have serious health consequences,

If Ozempic is used indiscriminately, it may cause side effects such as hypoglycemia, pancreatitis, gallbladder disease or long-term rebound effects.

This generalization in its use has occurred because famous people such as Kim Kardashian or Elon Musk have included it in their weight loss plans, with which they manage to lose 20 percent more weight than average.

The use of other diabetes drugs to reduce weight has spread to other drugs. Ozempic belongs to a group called glucagon-like peptide-1 (AGLP-1) agonists.

These drugs are prescribed for glycemic control in the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes that is not adequately controlled by diet and exercise.

This medicine is recommended for cases of obesity or overweight in which endocrinologists or medical experts consider its use necessary or beneficial in a controlled manner.

The use of this drug to lose weight went viral through TikTok videos and this led to a shortage of the drug in many countries, worrying diabetic patients who really needed it to control their condition.

However, the drug can have long-term rebound consequences. Such is the case of TikTok influencer, Remy Bader, who said that after discontinuing Ozempic injections, he was almost double his initial weight.

The Victoria’s Secret ambassador said that when she stopped using the drug, her overeating worsened and when she went to a doctor, he told her that the use of the drug had suppressed her appetite, but when When he stopped, the hunger came back.

He said he had mixed feelings about Ozempic, as his discomfort increased after he stopped injecting once a week.

Side effects of Ozempic use in non-diabetics

The most frequent, which usually affect more than one in ten people, are nausea, diarrhea or low blood sugar.

Complications related to diabetic eye disease, dizziness, fatigue, vomiting, indigestion, gastritis, reflux or heartburn, as well as abdominal pain, bloating and constipation may occur, although less commonly.

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Its consumption can lead to weight loss, loss of appetite, increased pancreatic enzymes and the appearance of gallstones.

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