Hawaii's Top Medical Weight Loss Clinic Providing GLP-1 Injections

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Weight loss is much more than a number on the scale. Sustainable weight loss requires us to address gut health, hormone balance, and metabolic function in addition to several lifestyle factors, which is why it tends to be difficult for many people to achieve and maintain. At Advanced we offer RESTORE, a comprehensive medical weight loss program designed to meet your unique needs, at a pace that feels comfortable for you. We have a variety of options to jumpstart weight loss and offer additional services to support weight maintenance and optimal metabolic function.

RESTORE, metabolic weight-loss program, uses a prescription GLP-1 injection administered weekly to kickstart weight-loss and allow room to adjust your diet and eating behaviors. Under the clinical supervision of our interdisciplinary team, you will have the opportunity to identify and address the physiological barriers preventing you from losing weight and cultivate lifestyle habits to navigate the barriers of everyday life! We also integrate our proprietary medical protocols and treatments to enhance healthy weight loss.

What is GLP-1 Injections?
GLP-1 injection is a medically monitored and administered treatment that involves weekly injections at our medical office. It is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, a type of medication that mimics the action of natural GLP-1 in the body.
How does GLP-1 Injection work?

This medication works by:

  • Slowing down gastric emptying so you feel full
  • Decreases the production of glucose from your liver and muscle lowering your blood sugar
  • Directly triggers a feeling of fullness in your brain
  • Increases insulin production only if your blood sugar is high.
What does the GLP-1 Injection treat?

When combined with a healthy, low-calorie diet and exercise, GLP-1 Injections are primarily used for the following purposes:

    • Managing blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes
    • Aiding weight loss in adults who are overweight

 

By addressing these issues, a GLP-1 injection can significantly improve the quality of life and overall health of those who use it.

Who are good candidates for GLP-1 injections?

GLP-1 Injections may be an ideal treatment option if you:

  • Are looking to lose weight either 10 lbs or 100 lbs. The longer you stay on the medication the more weight you will lose. You do not need to have any medical problems to start GLP-1 injections.
  • Concerned that you may be developing metabolic syndrome or pre-diabetes.
  • You have a hard time curbing your appetite and tend to overeat. GLP-1 injections make you feel full so you simply will not overeat because you will be full.
Who are good candidates for GLP-1 injections?

GLP-1 Injections may be an ideal treatment option if you:

  • Are looking to lose weight either 10 lbs or 100 lbs. The longer you stay on the medication the more weight you will lose. You do not need to have any medical problems to start GLP-1 injections.
  • Concerned that you may be developing metabolic syndrome or pre-diabetes.
  • You have a hard time curbing your appetite and tend to overeat. GLP-1 injections make you feel full so you simply will not overeat because you will be full.
Who should not take GLP-1 injections?

While GLP-1 injections can be an effective treatment option for many individuals, it’s not suitable for everyone. You may not be a good candidate for GLP-1 injections if:

You have a history of Pancreatitis or currently have gallbladder disease with active gallstone
  • You’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
  • The effects of GLP-1 injections on pregnancy and the developing baby are not well studied, so it’s best to avoid this medication if you’re expecting or trying to conceive.
  • You have a personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma (a type of thyroid cancer) or multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (a disease that increases the risk of certain types of tumors); GLP-1 injections can potentially increase the risk of these conditions.
  • You have severe kidney disease.
    • GLP-1 injections are eliminated from the body by the kidneys, so if your kidneys aren’t working well, the drug might not be processed and removed from your body as it should be. This could lead to higher levels of the drug in your system, increasing your risk of side effects.
  • You’re allergic to GLP-1 injections or any of the ingredients in the medication.
    • An allergic reaction could lead to severe side effects, such as facial, lip or throat swelling and difficulty breathing.

This list isn’t exhaustive, and other health conditions may also influence whether GLP-1 injections aren’t suitable for you. We encourage you to discuss your complete medical history with one of our team members before starting GLP-1 injections.

At Advanced Wellness and Recovery, our highly experienced and knowledgeable doctors can help you weigh the potential benefits and risks to make the best decision for your health.

Preparing for GLP-1 injections the importance of your consultation and assessment
Starting your GLP-1 injection treatment involves more than just a quick doctor’s visit. It’s a process that begins with a comprehensive consultation and physical assessment. This critical step ensures that GLP-1 injections are the right choice for you, helping us personalize your treatment plan and understand your current health status.

During your visit at Advanced Wellness, we will dive into several aspects of your health and lifestyle, including:

  • Medical History Review: We’ll look at your overall health history, including any conditions you’ve had or currently have. This helps us understand your unique health profile and whether GLP-1 injections will be safe and beneficial for you.
  • Medication and Supplement Analysis: Your current medications and supplements, including over-the-counter drugs and herbal supplements, will be reviewed to avoid any harmful interactions with GLP-1 injections.
  • Allergy Assessment: If you’ve had any allergies or previous reactions to medications, we’ll make sure to take those into account when considering GLP-1 injections.
  • Detailed Information About Your GLP-1 Injection Treatment: We’ll provide you with comprehensive information about GLP-1 injections, including how it works, what to expect during the treatment process, and how it can help you manage your health condition.
  • Potential Side Effects: As with any medication,GLP-1 injections can have side effects. We’ll discuss these with you so you know what to expect and how to manage any that might affect you.
  • Lifestyle Evaluation: GLP-1 injections work best in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle. We’ll discuss the importance of maintaining a balanced, low-calorie diet and regular exercise alongside your treatment, providing guidance on how to achieve this.
Once this thorough consultation and assessment process is complete and you’ve received medical clearance, you’ll be ready to embark on your GLP-1 injections journey.
What to expect during with your GLP-1 injections?

GLP-1 injections are administered via a weekly injection, making it a convenient option for those looking for an effective solution to help manage their diabetes or weight. These injections are medically administered, meaning one of our healthcare professionals will administer the injections. This ensures the correct dosage and administration method, and it allows for immediate care if any issues arise. The procedure itself is quick, and you can generally continue with your daily activities immediately afterward.

Are there any side effects with GLP-1 injections?
As you begin your GLP-1 injection treatment, it’s crucial to be aware of the potential side effects.
Some common but typically mild side effects may include:
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Decreased appetite
  • Headache

These side effects are generally well-tolerated by patients and tend to decrease over time as the body adjusts to the medication. However, if you experience severe or persistent side effects, contact Advanced Wellness and Recovery immediately.

Will I need downtime after my GLP-1 injections?
There is no downtime associated with GLP-1 injections. You can generally continue your daily activities without interruption.
What results can I expect from GLP-1 injections?
The results from GLP-1 injection treatment can be quite remarkable, but they may vary depending on individual factors.
Generally, you can expect the following results:
  • Lower blood sugar and blood pressure
  • Weight loss, which typically begins within the first few weeks of treatment and continues over time
  • Reduced appetite, making it easier to maintain a healthy diet
  • Improved cardiovascular health and a decreased risk of heart-related complications
While it offers exceptional results, GLP-1 is not a magic cure-all. Maintaining a healthy diet and engaging in regular physical activity is essential for achieving and sustaining the best results from your treatment.
How much does GLP-1 injections cost?
The cost of GLP-1 injection treatment at Advanced Wellness And Recovery is typically $399-550 per month.
Your final GLP-1 injection cost may vary depending on
  • Dosage: The prescribed dosage of GLP-1 injections can affect the overall cost, as higher doses may require more medication and an increase from $399 per month to $550 per month.
You can discuss these variables with us at your consultation to better understand the potential costs associated with your GLP-1 injections treatment.
Lose weight and boost your health with glp-1 injections.
Now that you have a good understanding of the benefits of GLP-1 injections are you prepared to embrace a healthier version of yourself? At Advanced Wellness and Recovery we are enthusiastic about accompanying you on this journey. With our seasoned medical team, personalized treatment plans, and dedication to your well-being, we believe we can offer the care you truly deserve.

Contact us today for your weight-loss consultation 808-327-9609.

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Metabolic Weight Loss Program

Standard Package Offerings
Fundamental (starting from $199/mo + Rx cost)
  • Comprehensive evaluation with medical provider
  • 90 day semaglutide prescription
  • Monthly visits with medical provider
Intermediate (starting from $299/mo +Rx cost)
  • Comprehensive evaluation with medical provider
  • 90 day semaglutide prescription
  • Monthly visits with medical provider
  • Holistic Lifestyle Counseling, 3 visits
Advanced (starting from $399/mo + Rx cost and CGM device cost)
  • Comprehensive evaluation with medical provider
  • 90 day semaglutide prescription
  • Monthly visits with medical provider
  • Holistic Lifestyle Counseling, 3 visits
  • CGM Experience

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