Weight Loss Medication

Throwdown! semaglutide vs. tirzepatide *

Posted: Apr 14 in Weight Loss Medication by

There are two new heavyweights (? lightweights) in town duking it out to help people lose weight and keep it off: semaglutide and tirzepatide. How do semaglutide and tirzepatide for weight loss stack up? How do semaglutide and tirzepatide work? In the early 1990’s, scientists observed that there was a toxin found in Gila monster […]

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Weight Loss Lowers the risk of Heart Attack and Stroke *

Posted: Nov 11 in Weight loss, Weight Loss Medication by

Today, November 11th 2023, represents a tipping point in the treatment of obesity. For decades, doctors have viewed obesity as a cosmetic issue, and have resisted treating it with medications due to safety concerns prompted by drugs of old like “Fen-phen” which were released with inadequate safety studies and resulted in harm. Today, for the […]

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Zepbound™ (tirzepatide) Approved for Chronic Weight Management *

Posted: Nov 08 in Weight Loss Medication by

The most effective medication ever seen for weight loss was approved by the FDA this morning. Zepbound™ contains the same active ingredient as Mounjaro™ (tirzepatide). Much like Novo Nordisk markets semaglutide as Ozempic™ and Rybelsus™ for diabetes, and Wegovy™ for chronic weight management, Zepbound™ is identical to Mounjaro™, but is indicated for medical weight loss. […]

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Re-assessing Weight Loss Goals *

Posted: Mar 28 in Weight loss, Weight Loss Medication by

Most people I work with have a goal to lose a certain amount of weight, to “get back” to a previous weight from our past, often a high school or college weight. It seems like every day, there is a new TikTok, Instagram or Facebook story about a movie star who lost 50 pounds with […]

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Semaglutide and Tirzepatide: To Compound, or Not To Compound. That is the Question. *

Posted: Mar 21 in Weight Loss Medication by

Semaglutide has been FDA-approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in the forms of Ozempic and Rybelsus, and for the treatment of obesity in the form of Wegovy. Tirzepatide has been approved for the treatment of diabetes in the form of Mounjaro. However, many individuals do not have insurance coverage for these medications. We […]

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