Are you using semaglutide or other “weight loss injections”? You need to be aware of the signs that point to pancreatic issues. Many people are unaware of the potential side effects of semaglutide and comparable medications, including pancreatitis.
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Semaglutide and other GLP-1 analogs reduce body weight, but can have harmful effects on the pancreas.
Semaglutide is an incretin drug that makes the body make more insulin and lowers blood sugar levels. This makes it a good choice for people with type 2 diabetes. It also reduces body weight and protects the circulatory system.
How does semaglutide work on the pancreas?
Semaglutide and other GLP-1 analogues turn on GLP-1 receptors in beta cells and exocrine ducts of the pancreas. This can cause the cells to grow too fast, block the ducts, and cause pancreatitis. But fewer than 1 in 100 people who take the drug get inflammation of the pancreas, and those people are more likely to get dangerous pancreatic cancer.
Semaglutide and the pancreas. What symptoms should be of concern?
Acute pancreatitis is marked by severe stomach pain, vomiting, fever, tightness in the stomach, and a fast heart rate. Chronic pancreatitis is marked by pain in the abdomen, vomiting, and diarrhoea that gets worse after eating fatty foods. Semaglutide can also interact with other drugs, leading to dangerous interactions. A woman almost died after taking injections for slimming.