Santo Domingo, RD/NOTIPRESS.- Recently, the drug ozone Because of its popularity on social media weight loss.
According to the American nonprofit organization AARP, the drug treats type 2 diabetes (DM2) Helps lose an average of 15% of body weight.
However, health experts warn that this drug and others like it Should not be used as a quick weight loss method Those who do not qualify.
Ozempic is the trade name for a drug technically known as Semaglutide, which belongs to the class of drugs called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists.These drugs help pancreases in DM2 patients release the right amount of insulin When blood sugar levels are high.they also get slow down digestionmakes you feel full faster and helps the brain control hunger and cravings.
In this sense, it is an excellent diabetes drug that not only helps in controlling blood sugar but also in treating diabetes. its weight loss effect, because DM2 patients are often also overweight or obese. However, Ozempic is only approved by health authorities for use in DM2 patients.
Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved similar drugs (Wegovi) for weight loss, the Only for those with a BMI greater than 27.Also, in order to use it, at least one weight-related health problem needs to be present, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
Exceed Dangers of using Ozempic Adela Alba Leonel, an academic at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), warns, side effect related to any drug. In this case, adverse reactions include (less commonly): Abdominal pain or bloating, constipation, indigestion, gastritis, gastroesophageal reflux, belching and flatulence.
In addition, the drug is Not allowed for children under 18, people with a family history of medullary thyroid cancer, kidney or liver failure, or endocrine neoplasia syndrome. on the other hand, There are no clinical studies on its use in humans for weight loss, But the evidence in rodent tests Thyroid tumor.
it also works with acute pancreatitis and gallbladder problems, especially gallstones in rodents.On the other hand, its purchase through unauthorized prescription leads to global drug shortageputting people with diabetes who need the drug at risk.
Although Ozempic is popular for its weight loss benefits, experts unanimously advise against its use for those who want to lose a few kilos but already have a healthy weight. In this sense, experts such as Lancaster General Health Hospital recommend losing weight through lifestyle changes such as exercise, healthy eating and getting enough sleep.