20, Sep 2023
Although Ozempic has shown a great deal of promise in helping people manage type 2 diabetes and promote weight loss, it’s not the only option for those who wish to get the most out of their treatment. Many alternatives to Ozempic exist that work in similar ways, but have different benefits and side effects. In the event that you can’t find Ozempic, or it’s in short supply, your doctor may recommend another GLP-1 receptor agonist like Rybelsus, Trulicity, Mounjaro, Saxenda, Wegovy, and others. These options are available for treating both type 2 diabetes and chronic weight management, and all of them can help improve blood sugar regulation and help you lose weight.
As with any medication, there are certain side effects associated with Ozempic that should be taken into consideration before starting it or increasing your dose. The most common side effect is nausea, which can sometimes be severe. Other potential side effects include abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. If any of these occur, contact your doctor right away.
Beyond Ozempic: The Latest Innovations in Injectable Diabetes Medications
While you might be tempted to look for over-the-counter (OTC) supplements that claim to act as an Ozempic alternative, the FDA warns against this. There is not much scientific evidence that OTC supplements can have the same effects as dulaglutide, and some OTC supplements have been found to contain harmful ingredients like sibutramine or fenproporex.
Vegan Labs Berberine HCL 1200MG with Organic Ceylon Cinnamon is one example of an OTC supplement that has recently gained traction as an Ozempic alternative. This natural formula contains berberine, an alkaloid that has been studied for its ability to improve blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity.
25, Aug 2023
Cardiology MRI Ultrasound
BIOMED SCAN Ecografie imaging (MRI) uses a powerful magnetic field, radiofrequency pulses and a computer to produce detailed pictures of internal body structures without the use of radiation (x-rays). This noninvasive procedure provides valuable information about heart and blood vessel function and structure. It can detect and diagnose many conditions, including aneurysms (widening or weakening of a blood vessel), heart valve disease, and tumors. MRI also can monitor changes in the size of major blood vessels over time, such as those caused by diabetes.
MRI is less likely to cause an allergic reaction than the iodine-based contrast material used for CT and x-ray imaging of the heart. However, the MRI scan requires you to be very still. If you are claustrophobic or have a fear of small spaces, you may want to discuss alternatives with your doctor before scheduling this exam.
Understanding Cardiology MRI vs. Ultrasound: Which Imaging Technique Is Right for You
A more detailed picture of the heart can be obtained by combining cardiac MRI with ultrasound imaging of the heart, known as intracardiac echo or transesophageal echo. With a catheter inserted through a vein in your child’s leg, doctors can insert a small ultrasound probe (about the size of a pencil tip) to take pictures of the heart and surrounding blood vessels. This is performed while your child is asleep under general anesthesia, usually as part of a catheterization procedure to repair a hole in the heart called atrial septal defect.
We have developed an MR-US hybrid system, which combines an MR scanner with a continuous US scanning device and a feature-motion tracking algorithm to adapt the position of the MRI sequence in real-time. This results in a reduced MR image blurring during cardiac motion and allows for an optimal combination of cardiac MRI and intracardiac echo.
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