Weight Loss Clinic
Our experienced staff at Innovative Urgent Care and Family Health Clinic in San Antonio, Bandera or Boerne, Texas are equipped to help motivated patients journey their weight loss journey. We use incretin hormones, such as Mounjaro, Wegovy, and Saxenda, for best weight loss results.
Appetite suppressants help reduce cravings for unhealthy food and teach your body to feel satisfied and nourished without overeating. They don’t make you lose weight directly. They’re prescribed to help you eat fewer calories by decreasing your hunger. Weight loss happens when you burn more calories than you consume.
Incretin hormones like those in Wegovy, Mounjaro, and Saxenda are peptides released in the intestine when you eat. The main ones are GLP-1 and GIP. GLP-1 boosts insulin release, decreases glucagon secretion, and slows down stomach emptying, making you feel full. GIP is the primary incretin hormone in healthy individuals, responsible for most of the incretin effects.
These actions make you feel full, reduce your appetite, and lead to weight loss. Medications like GLP-1 agonists and GIPs are called incretin mimetics because they mimic these effects.
Initially used to treat type 2 diabetes, GLP-1 agonists have also been found to help non-diabetic people lose weight.
When taking prescription weight loss medications, it’s important to make behavioral and lifestyle changes, such as increasing physical activity, making healthy food choices, and reducing calorie intake. Optimizing your hormones is also crucial for maintaining metabolic processes.