All The Rage

Weight loss fads: crash diets, the grapefruit diet, the cabbage soup diet, and so many more. Throngs of people have tried them all to lose weight. Each of these diets has come and gone without providing long-term weight loss or health benefits to their users. This is a new era for those who want to improve their health and manage their weight. Say hello to improved cardiovascular health and weight management through medication and medical support.


You’ve probably heard of semaglutide, one of the medications that may help with weight loss and blood sugar control. You may have heard of it under its brand names:


  • Rybelsus
  • Ozempic
  • Wegovy

Rybelsus is a tablet taken orally while Ozempic and Wegovy are injections. They’re used for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes and weight loss, but these drugs can also be beneficial for cardiovascular health.

It Does a Body Good


Cardiovascular health is nothing to take lightly. We all know we should exercise, eat well, and manage stress to maintain heart health, but we still may need help. Up to this point, cardiovascular (heart) disease, has been treated with a variety of medications that control related health issues. For example, heart disease treatment includes medications that control:


  • Blood pressure
  • Inflammation
  • Cholesterol (good and bad)
  • Heart failure


Recently semaglutide has been added to the roster of medications employed to increase cardiovascular health.

Does Semaglutide Help the Heart?


Semaglutide has been studied repeatedly to determine its efficacy on heart-related risks for people with Type 2 diabetes. A series of studies, PIONEER and SUSTAIN, which studied the effects of oral and injectable semaglutide respectively, found it to reduce the risk of non-fatal strokes and heart attacks, as well as the risk of death from a cardiovascular-related event. In high-risk groups, it was found to have a positive effect on or lessen the effects of:


  • Atherosclerosis, or a build-up of plaque in arteries
  • Obesity, which is at the center of numerous health issues
  • Blood glucose, or blood sugar, control
  • Systemic inflammation
  • Kidney function


In addition, GLP-1 agonists like semaglutide are being studied to determine their effectiveness in treating NAFLD, (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease), as well as some neurodegenerative disorders.


GLP-1 agonists are named after a hormone the body naturally produces, and they offer a number of properties that can be highly beneficial to your well-being.


How can HEBE Aesthetics and Vitality Help?

HEBE Aesthetics and Vitality in the Atlanta, GA area, uses semaglutide as part of a weight loss protocol as well as using it to benefit your cardiovascular health. HEBE Aesthetics and Vitality takes a personalized approach to your healthcare, ensuring a thorough evaluation of your overall health. Our staff consists of highly experienced medical professionals who provide exceptional care via long-term, frequent monitoring of your health and any treatment plan we recommend. We value your time and privacy as much as you do, so we ensure that wait times at our wellness spa and medical boutique are short, with plenty of time between patient appointments to ensure confidentiality.

Call (404) 261-5199 or (470) 607-3866 for an appointment or email us at so we can help you optimize your health today. 


Disclaimer: The information contained here was not written by a medical doctor and is intended for informational purposes only. This is not a substitute for medical advice.