FOR WEIGHT LOSS
WHAT IS TIRZEPATIDE?
Tirzepatide is a novel prescription drug that mimics two naturally-occurring hormones: GLP-1 and GIP. These hormones are involved in releasing insulin to regulate blood sugar.
Tirzepatide was initially prescribed to treat diabetes, but exciting new research indicates that it is also a highly effective medication for obesity. A large clinical trial found that weekly tirzepatide injections "provided substantial and sustained reductions in body weight"—up to 52 pounds!
HOW DOES TIRZEPATIDE WORK?
Tirzepatide is the most promising among several popular new drugs known as GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) agonists. Other GLP-1 agonists include semaglutide and liraglutide. Most GLP-1 agonists are delivered as subcutaneous injections. Many people struggle to lose weight with diet and exercise alone. All of these medications increase insulin sensitivity and help people feel satisifed with smaller portions of food. Achieving a healthy weight can reduce your risk of cancer, stroke, and heart.
Tirzepatide has added benefits as an anti-obesity medication because it also a GIP (glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide) receptor.
GIP is a hormone that not only reduces appetite, but also optimizes how the body processes sugar and fat.
ARE TIRZEPATIDE INJECTIONS RIGHT FOR ME?
Tirzepatide is an exciting option for adults who are overweight or obese. Achieving a healthy weight can improve overall vitality and conditions like type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
You should not take tirzepatide if you have low blood sugar, decreased kidney function, pancreatitis, diabetic retinopathy, medullary thyroid cancer, or multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2. Stomach pain is the most common side effect of tirzepatide. Other side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, and constipation.
The medical professionals at Synergy Health & Wellness will do a comprehensive intake, including current medications and full medical history, to determine if tirzepatide is a good option for your weight loss journey. Schedule a free phone consultation to get started.