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Weight Loss Injections Part 4: Victoza® & Saxenda® (Liraglutide)

Weight Loss Injections Part 4: Victoza® & Saxenda® (Liraglutide) Victoza® and Saxenda® (liraglutide) are the same medication and are once-daily self-administered injections in single-use, disposable pens. Their differences include the following: Victoza® The FDA first approved Victoza® in January 2010 for adults with type 2 diabetes, then again in June 2019 for children (ten years …

Weight Loss Injections Part 3: Ozempic® & Wegovy® (Semaglutide)

Weight Loss Injections Part 3: Ozempic® & Wegovy® (Semaglutide) Ozempic® and Wegovy® share the same formula and manufacturer (Novo Nordisk). Both medications are also once-weekly self-administered injections in single-use, disposable pens. So, what are the differences between the two medications? Ozempic® Ozempic® was FDA-approved in December 2017 to treat type 2 diabetes, NOT obesity. Like …

Weight Loss Injections Part 2: Mounjaro® (Tirzepatide)

Weight Loss Injections Part 2: Mounjaro® (Tirzepatide) Mounjaro® is a once-a-week injection that the FDA approved to treat type 2 diabetes in May 2022. The medication’s official website states that the drug regulates blood sugar and decreases food intake. It also states that Mounjaro® is NOT a weight loss drug, despite its ability to reduce …

Weight Loss Injections Part 1: An Overview

Weight Loss Injections Part 1: An Overview Whispers of a “miracle” weight loss drug among celebrities and socialites began in early 2022. Recently, the medication has garnered even more attention as articles on the “Ozempic® craze” point out the countless celebrities who have admitted (or denied) using it to help them lose weight faster than …

Thyroid Health: Obesity & Bariatric Surgery

Thyroid Health: Obesity & Bariatric Surgery The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of your neck and below the voice box. It's also one of six glands that create the endocrine system. According to the EPA, “The endocrine system, made up of all the body’s different hormones, regulates all biological processes in …

Breast Cancer & Bariatric Surgery

Breast Cancer & Bariatric Surgery October is breast cancer awareness month, which means it’s time to dedicate some time to raising breast cancer awareness, reminding women to get a mammogram, and donating resources to breast cancer research. As a bariatric supplement, support, and lifestyle company, ProCare Health would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge …

The Connection Between Obesity and Sleep Apnea

The Connection Between Obesity and Sleep Apnea Consider what happens after you go to bed. Do you wake up with a dry mouth or sore throat, have difficulty concentrating, or still feel tired throughout the day? This could be the result of sleep apnea. In this article, our experts will discuss what you need to …

How Can Smoking Affect Bariatric Surgery?

How Can Smoking Affect Bariatric Surgery? Did you know that tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, followed by obesity? You may be even more shocked to learn that current research suggests that between 12.9 to 38% of bariatric candidates are regular tobacco users. Unfortunately, bariatric surgery risks double …

Top 5 Apps for Bariatric Surgery Patients

Top 5 Apps for Bariatric Surgery Patients Today, technology is more intuitive and helpful for pre- and post-op patients of bariatric surgery than ever before. This includes many convenient resources that are accessible at the tips of your fingers through your smartphone, tablet, or computer! You may have found yourself browsing for apps that focus …

6 Tips on Telling Your Loved Ones You’re Getting Bariatric Surgery

6 Tips on Telling Your Loved Ones You’re Getting Bariatric Surgery If you’ve decided to undergo weight-loss surgery, you’re definitely not alone. In 2017, 228,000 patients in the U.S. elected to have some form of weight-loss surgery, including gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. You know that this surgery will help you get control of your …

Managing Food Cravings and Your Relationship with Food After Weight Loss Surgery

Managing Food Cravings and Your Relationship with Food After Weight Loss Surgery After weight loss surgery, your relationship with food, and the way you eat will be different than it was before your operation. Because you will be eating a healthier diet, you may also experience food cravings for fare that is longer a part …

The Importance of Your Liquid Diet

The Importance of Your Liquid Diet Weight-loss surgery can give you a new start on a healthy lifestyle. Following the preoperative and postoperative diet guidelines will help ensure your success. A liquid diet is one of the first steps for helping you heal and recover after surgery. The Purpose of a Liquid Diet Your diet …

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Weight Loss Injections Part 4: Victoza® & Saxenda® (Liraglutide)

Weight Loss Injections Part 4: Victoza® & Saxenda® (Liraglutide) Victoza® and Saxenda® (liraglutide) are the same medication and are once-daily self-administered injections in single-use, disposable pens. Their differences include the following: Victoza® The FDA first approved Victoza® in January 2010 for adults with type 2 diabetes, then again in June 2019 for children (ten years …

Weight Loss Injections Part 3: Ozempic® & Wegovy® (Semaglutide)

Weight Loss Injections Part 3: Ozempic® & Wegovy® (Semaglutide) Ozempic® and Wegovy® share the same formula and manufacturer (Novo Nordisk). Both medications are also once-weekly self-administered injections in single-use, disposable pens. So, what are the differences between the two medications? Ozempic® Ozempic® was FDA-approved in December 2017 to treat type 2 diabetes, NOT obesity. Like …

Weight Loss Injections Part 2: Mounjaro® (Tirzepatide)

Weight Loss Injections Part 2: Mounjaro® (Tirzepatide) Mounjaro® is a once-a-week injection that the FDA approved to treat type 2 diabetes in May 2022. The medication’s official website states that the drug regulates blood sugar and decreases food intake. It also states that Mounjaro® is NOT a weight loss drug, despite its ability to reduce …

Weight Loss Injections Part 1: An Overview

Weight Loss Injections Part 1: An Overview Whispers of a “miracle” weight loss drug among celebrities and socialites began in early 2022. Recently, the medication has garnered even more attention as articles on the “Ozempic® craze” point out the countless celebrities who have admitted (or denied) using it to help them lose weight faster than …

Thyroid Health: Obesity & Bariatric Surgery

Thyroid Health: Obesity & Bariatric Surgery The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of your neck and below the voice box. It's also one of six glands that create the endocrine system. According to the EPA, “The endocrine system, made up of all the body’s different hormones, regulates all biological processes in …

Breast Cancer & Bariatric Surgery

Breast Cancer & Bariatric Surgery October is breast cancer awareness month, which means it’s time to dedicate some time to raising breast cancer awareness, reminding women to get a mammogram, and donating resources to breast cancer research. As a bariatric supplement, support, and lifestyle company, ProCare Health would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge …

The Connection Between Obesity and Sleep Apnea

The Connection Between Obesity and Sleep Apnea Consider what happens after you go to bed. Do you wake up with a dry mouth or sore throat, have difficulty concentrating, or still feel tired throughout the day? This could be the result of sleep apnea. In this article, our experts will discuss what you need to …

How Can Smoking Affect Bariatric Surgery?

How Can Smoking Affect Bariatric Surgery? Did you know that tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, followed by obesity? You may be even more shocked to learn that current research suggests that between 12.9 to 38% of bariatric candidates are regular tobacco users. Unfortunately, bariatric surgery risks double …

Top 5 Apps for Bariatric Surgery Patients

Top 5 Apps for Bariatric Surgery Patients Today, technology is more intuitive and helpful for pre- and post-op patients of bariatric surgery than ever before. This includes many convenient resources that are accessible at the tips of your fingers through your smartphone, tablet, or computer! You may have found yourself browsing for apps that focus …

6 Tips on Telling Your Loved Ones You’re Getting Bariatric Surgery

6 Tips on Telling Your Loved Ones You’re Getting Bariatric Surgery If you’ve decided to undergo weight-loss surgery, you’re definitely not alone. In 2017, 228,000 patients in the U.S. elected to have some form of weight-loss surgery, including gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. You know that this surgery will help you get control of your …

Bariatric Surgery for Type 2 Diabetes

Bariatric Surgery for Type 2 Diabetes If you have type 2 diabetes, it can be challenging to navigate weight loss or live a healthy lifestyle. Fortunately, there is a solution you may want to consider: bariatric surgery. At ProCare Health, we realize it can be challenging to make a lifestyle change as significant as weight …

Can you Prevent Hair Loss After Bariatric Surgery?

After Bariatric Surgery most patients …

Iron Deficiency After Gastric Bypass

Obesity is one of the most serious …

Navigating Food After Weight Loss Surgery

ProCare Health’s team realizes there’s …

Creating Healthy Habits Before Weight Loss Surgery

Now that you’ve decided to have …