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Tirzepatide: Your New Weight Management Option

Jul 12, 2023
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Have you struggled for years to lose weight? Learn about a new effective weight loss management option that can help you achieve your weight and wellness goals.

Tirzepatide could be the best prescription weight loss and type 2 diabetes management drug you’ve never heard of. FDA-approved to treat diabetes since last year, Tirzepatide is the active ingredient in Mounjaro™. In clinical trials, participants lost substantial and sustained reductions in body weight, up to 22.5% of their total body weight on average with the maximum dose. 

At M. Zafar, MD, SC, which serves Illinois Statewide by Telehealth, board-certified Dr. Muhammad Zafar can help you improve your health and lose weight with a personalized plan that can include lifestyle modifications, diet, and weight management medication such as Tirzepatide.

Are you curious about this new effective weight management option? Read on to learn more about this new medication.

Why is Tirzepatide so effective?

Tirzepatide is the first ever combination drug of two classes of medication that helps stimulate incretin hormones, which are hormones that are released after eating. This combination packs a one-two punch that helps lower blood sugar levels and lose weight. 

By stimulating this hormone, this medication tells the pancreas to release insulin after eating and signaling the liver to lower the amount of glucose it’s making. As a result, you feel full and satisfied for longer, and your body produces less blood sugar.

Who is a candidate for Tirzepatide?

Obesity is a worldwide problem, affecting over 650 million adults globally. Obesity contributes to many health issues, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes. In addition to those who are clinically obese, countless other people struggle to lose weight. Diet and exercise alone are not effective for everyone.

Tirzepatide can help those who are obese or fail over and over again to lose weight through diet and exercise alone. Additionally, Tirzepatide is an effective drug for those with type 2 diabetes who have problems managing their blood sugar levels.

How can I get it?

Tirzepatide is administered through a once-weekly injection. If you’re interested in learning if Tirzepatide can help you achieve your weight and health goals, Dr. Zafar conducts an initial evaluation to determine if you’re a good candidate for Tirzepatide.

While all medications have potential side effects, Tirzepatide’s side effects are minor, including nausea, diarrhea, and constipation. Dr. Zafar will discuss those and answer any questions during your consultation. 

Are you ready to learn more about this new weight loss management option to help you lose weight, reduce your risk of developing certain health issues, and manage your blood sugar levels? If you live in Illinois, schedule a Telehealth appointment online on our website.