Take Back Control with Tirzepatide

Weight loss with Tirzepatide

We can make room for exercise, and we can navigate our nutrition as best we can within in our busy schedules, but sometimes it simply feels like we can’t do enough to manage our weight or our glycemic index as well as we’d like! Thankfully, we now have Tirzepatide to give us just the boost we may need! So, what is Tirzepatide and how can it benefit you?

Tirzepatide is a GIP and GLP-1 (glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide and glucagon-like peptide-1) receptor agonist that is injected once a week to increase efficacy in weight reduction and insulin management. With extensive research and testing beginning with diabetic patients and insulin resistance, then moving to experimenting with effects on obesity management in patients with a BMI of 27-30 or more, there was finally a dive into how this medication could aid in weight management for everyone. In studies conducted by the New England Journal of Medicine, 85% of participants experienced a weight loss reduction of 5% or more over a 72-week trial period. Some people even experienced a weight decrease of 15-21%!

In multiple clinical trials, Tirzepatide has displayed notable superiority over its similar competitors and has exceeded all data expectations. In the SURPASS trials, 45% of patients were able to achieve a 20lb weight loss, while 36% achieved an astounding 25lb weight loss in just a 40-week trial period. While the weight loss itself is a huge benefit, these results aren’t merely about shedding pounds. Tirzepatide helps maintain healthy A1C levels and insulin response, increases appetite regulation, and is incredible convenient with just a quick, once-weekly injection. The confidence, quality of life, and vitality these things in conjunction can provide someone with are invaluable!

There is no downtime or long procedures required. This is a quick, once-weekly injection. The most common side effects of Tirzepatide include mild nausea or stomach discomfort, constipation, indigestion, and temporary swelling or pain at the injection site. If any of these persist or feel concerning, please call our office or get in touch with your primary healthcare provider. Serious complications are rare but may include low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), pancreatitis, allergic reactions such as excessive swelling, hives, itching, or trouble breathing, severe stomach problems, and kidney issues. You would NOT be a candidate for Tirzepitide if you have a personal or family history of thyroid cancer, kidney or endocrine disorders, or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the injections.

At Brightside, our primary goals are to provide a safe and comfortable environment while we help you feel confident in your appearance and live a life of vibrancy and vitality! If you have been struggling to maintain your weight the way you’d like despite your best efforts, please give our office a call! We will schedule you for a detailed consultation and review your medical history to see if you are an ideal candidate for treatment with once-weekly Tirzepatide. We look forward to helping you embrace life with comfort and confidence!