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Ozempic, Weight Loss and Constipation

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about 42% of American adults struggle with obesity. For years, people have been trying all sorts of methods and medications in search of the perfect weight loss solution.

Often, weight management programs use restrictive or low-carb diets. Removing vegetables, fruits and grains can cause reduce essential fiber that helps with regular bowel movement and can also decrease natural water retention, which leads to harder stools which are more difficult to pass. Severely restrictive diets can lead to extreme constipation by slowing the body’s overall metabolic rate which includes the processes in your digestive system.

Recently, the Type 2 diabetes management drugs Ozempic and Wegovy (semaglutide, prescription injectable) has been getting a lot of attention when used off-label for weight loss. These drugs help manage diabetes by encouraging the body to make more insulin to manage blood sugar levels.

However, Ozempic also slows down digestion which means the bowels move less often. Constipation is one of the most commonly reported side effects People taking Ozempic tend to eat less food and fiber (lack of fiber is a leading cause of constipation) because they feel full. Fiber helps add bulk to your stool making it easier to pass. Initial Ozempic-related constipation can last for many weeks according to one study and only diminishes if the body becomes more tolerant to the drug.

In another study on Ozempic published in the National Library of Medicine, the most frequently reported gastrointestinal side effects of Ozempic were found to be nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, acid reflux, burping, gas and flatulence.

Dealing with constipation can be frustrating and uncomfortable. Here’s some suggestions on how to manage your Ozempic-related constipation and related side effects.

Many side effects mentioned may be relieved with Colon Hydrotherapy or Colonics along with making small adjustments to your daily routine. Along with colonics, here are some excellent additional suggestions:

  • Your body is 70% water so make sure to drink enough fluids, especially water every day. To ensure your body is getting an adequate amount of water, take your body weight divide by 2 and drink that many ounces a day. 
  • Activity helps your gut move, so add 20 -30 minutes of physical activity like walking or your favorite exercise. 
  • Add 2 servings each day of fiber-rich foods to your diet like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and/or add Fiber 35 USDA Organic Certified Prebiotic Fiber 
  • Bowel movements at the same time every day can help your gut get into a good rhythm. Because digestion begins in the mouth, try to move the bowel 20 to 30 minutes after you eat. when your gut is most active. 
  • Use a Squatty Potty which can make having a bowel movement easier. Purchase yours now at Atlanta Colonic & Massage Spa. 
  • Use a natural laxative Vital lax. Its gentle effective formula conveniently works overnight to help promote a normal bowel movement in the morning.

The active ingredient in Ozempic or Wegovy does work for weight loss according to research. however, it’s important to note that if you start taking these drugs for weight loss, your body may get used to it, establishing a new normal, which can cause your weight to plateau. Research has also shown that if you stop taking these drugs it's likely that you will gain back the weight you lost.

If these weight loss drugs do not work for you, Atlanta Colonic & Massage Spa has two incredibly safe and effective programs: Slenderiiz Weight Loss System and Functional Nutrition Program that can not only helps you lose and maintain a healthy weight but supports a lifestyle that can last for a lifetime.


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