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Weight Loss

Metro Health and Wellness LLC

Kirstie Cunningham, MD, FACOG, NCMP

OB-GYN located in Marietta, GA

Ever wonder why weight gain is so common in perimenopause and postmenopause?  And why it's so hard to lose?  Estrogen has a large role in the management of energy.  Estrogen promotes insulin secretion and therefore controls glucose availability.  Estrogen deprivation, such as with menopause, induces insulin resistance which then leads to elevated blood sugar and storage of carbohydrate-based energy which leads to weight gain.

In addition, estrogen helps determine which energy source is used first (lipids vs. carbohydrates).  Estradiol has a major role on lipid metabolism, favoring lipids being used as energy instead of being stored, especially when lipids are more available than carbohydrates. When estradiol is lost in menopause, more lipids are stored instead of being used for energy which leads to weight gain.

Weight Loss Q&A

Are you tired of the menopausal weight gain?

Is your weight affecting your health with diabetes or hypertension? Have you tried losing weight on your own but found that you need assistance?  Now, there's a way to combat the menopausal weight gain. 

Heard of Ozempic and Wegovy?

They are a couple names of injectable semaglutide medications.  Semaglutide belongs to a special class of medication that helps control diabetes and helps with weight loss.  Semaglutide works by decreasing appetite, and by slowing down the GI tract so you feel full longer.

How much weight can you lose with semaglutide?

The amount of weight loss depends on your dose and the medication but can be 5 - 20%.  That's great news for perimenopausal and menopausal women fighting menopausal belly fat and weight gain.

Our customized physician-guided weight loss program is called SEMASLIM.

With SEMASLIM you get:

  • 8 weekly injections of semaglutide
  • 2 monthly physician consultations
  • Physician counseling on diet and exercise
  • Customized treatment plan
  • Our weight loss program has the following benefits:
  • Physician-guidance
  • Customized
  • Physician monitoring for side effects

Our semaglutide is compounded with Vitamin B6 which controls nausea, a common side effect of semaglutide.  The most common side effect for our patients is constipation which can be controlled with colace.  

Stop blaming yourself for being overweight and let's do something about it together. Call now to schedule your consultation.