The Skinny on Tirzepatide for Weight Management
We are excited to announce that our clinics now offer Tirzepatide to replace Semaglutide, a wellness treatment that can help you achieve your weight loss goals. In today’s blog post, we discuss this cutting-edge injection to help you determine if it may be the right fit for you.
What Are Tirzepatide Injections?
Tirzepatide (Moujaro) is a once-weekly subcutaneous (under the skin) injection that is used for weight management in adults with chronic obesity or weight issues who have at least one weight-related health ailment (such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol). This medication is to be used in tandem with a doctor-approved exercise regimen, behavior changes, and a reduced-calorie diet tailored to fit your wellness routine needs.
Tirzepatide injections are intended to aid weight management in patients with a BMI of 27 kg/m2 or greater who have at least one weight-related ailment or those with a BMI of 30 kg/m2 or greater.
According to studies conducted by the FDA, approximately 70% of adults in America are either obese or overweight. Being obese or overweight is one of the leading causes of death in the United States and is also linked closely to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. Losing 5 to 10 percent of body weight can lead to a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease in adults who are overweight or obese.
How Do Tirzepatide Injections Work?
Tirzepatide injections both incretin hormones – GLP-1 and GIP – which are hormones that are secreted when you eat. By stimulating these two hormones, there is increased blood sugar control. Please consult your provider if you are using other GLP-1 receptor agonists or additional products intended for weight loss; this includes prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, herbal supplements, and remedies.
Semaglutide vs. Tirzepatide Injections
|GLP-1||GLP-1 and GIP|
|Once weekly injection||Once weekly injection|
|Delays gastric emptying||Delays gastric emptying|
|Increases insulin sensitivity||Increases insulin sensitivity|
|Decreases glucagon||Increases glucagon when blood sugar is low|
|6 doses: .25 mg, .5mg, 1 mg, 1.5 mg, 2 mg, 2.5 mg||2 doses: 2.5 mg, 5 mg|
Where Can I Find Tirzepatide Injections Near Me?
OnePeak Medical is excited to offer Tirzepatide injections at all nine convenient locations throughout Oregon. Similar to the Semaglutide injections we originally offered, Tirzepatide is faster-acting and more effective (with easier dosing). At any OnePeak location, you can meet with one of our trained practitioners to discuss if this injection therapy is ideal for your unique wellness routine. We aim to provide our patients with a unique primary care experience that prioritizes optimal wellness.
If you’d like to make an appointment for weight loss support, please book your appointment online or call your local OnePeak Medical clinic. We look forward to helping you cultivate a wellness routine unique to your needs and goals.