#130 7 Things to Know about Wegovy & Ozempic for Weight Loss after WLS

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HOST: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Dr.

Susan Mitchell 


Is your weight regain since bariatric surgery more than you hoped it would be? Has your appetite significantly increased? Cravings too? Have friends mentioned or have you read that you might need a weight loss medication? How do you know if that’s a smart move for you?

Let’s talk about seven things you should know about Wegovy and Ozempic for weight loss after weight loss surgery. I want you to be prepared so if you do decide to ask about it, you can have a knowledgeable discussion with your health care provider.


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Speaking of what you don’t want to miss, in two weeks I’ll be talking about non alcoholic fatty liver disease. You might have seen it abbreviated NAFLD. It often occurs together with weight gain. I want you to understand what it is and how you eat can change it.

Wondering if Wegovy is right for you? Would it be another tool in your toolbox (notice I didn’t say THE tool)? Here are seven things to know and consider so should you decide, you can have an intelligent conversation with your health care provider. In this episode I cover:

  1. FDA approval and names for drug
  2. What Wegovy does in your body/how it works
  3. Long term versus short term use
  4. Comprehensive treatment plan and what it includes
  5. Weekly injections and chance of weight regain
  6. Prescribing criteria
  7. Side effects to consider and cost

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