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In October 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Mounjaro, a diabetes drug, a fast-track designation for weight loss, leading to speculation that it will be approved for weight loss use this year due to its promising results in clinical trials.
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Mounjaro, also known by its generic name tirzepatide, is a weekly injection that helps control blood sugar levels and was approved for use in treating type 2 diabetes by the FDA in May 2022. Distinguished from drugs such as Ozempic and Wegovy, Mounjaro is a combination of a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, used for diabetes and weight loss treatment, and a glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP), a hormone that aids insulin release after eating.
Although it has yet to be approved by the FDA for weight loss, some doctors, including W8MD weight loss physicians, prescribe it for off-label use to help with weight loss in patients without type 2 diabetes. In fact, Mounjaro became so popular that it was listed by the FDA as one of nearly 200 drugs experiencing a supply shortage, along with Wegovy, Ozempic (semaglutide), and Trulicity (dulaglutide), which are sometimes prescribed for off-label weight loss use. Learn more...
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“Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food” – Hippocrates According to the CDC, More than one-third of adults (35.7%) are obese defined as a body mass index(BMI) of 30 or more. Another third of all Americans are in the overweight category defined as those with a body mass index between 25-30 taking the total number of Obese and Overweight Americans to about 68% percent of the population. Almost 17% of youth were also obese. Learn about the 3 things wrong with our diet
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I started with Dr. Tumpati and W8MD in August 2014. I weighed 212 pounds. I am a five feet tall woman, at the time I was 56 years old. I was depressed, my cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar were all elevated, and I was altogether miserable. At this writing, November 2019, I have lost and maintained 100 pounds. All my blood levels are now normal. I have energy, vitality, and if I say so myself, I look AMAZING!
Following the program, which can take a variety of forms, but for me means taking the doctor-prescribed medication and following a very low calorie very low carbohydrate diet, not only resulted in this dramatic 100 pound weight loss in just slightly over a year and my ability to continue to maintain my now healthy and desirable weight, but the amazing thing was that in very short order ALL cravings DISAPPEARED!!!
For me, adherence to the routine, monthly office visits, the ongoing support of the positive staff, and the continuing encouragement of Dr. Tumpati, all contribute to what I daily experience as a TRUE TRANSFORMATION. I cannot recommend this program enough! D.M. Read more weight loss success stories
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I am not a person who uses the word 'miraculous' lightly. However, that is how I would describe my experience with W8MD.
I had struggled with my weight and the seemingly uncontrollable craving for inappropriate and/or excess food all my life. I am 65 years old, and had been obese since I was 3.
Thanks to the medication – in my case Phentermine - and dietary approach (with the emphasis on high protein and minimal carbs) I learned to utilize with this program, I've not been obese now for approximately 10 years (I was 100 lbs overweight when I first walked into W8MD’s office in 2014 - and I have maintained at least an 80 pound weight loss consistently.)
The phentermine and W8MD’s program made this possible, however sometimes it was still something of a struggle – the uncontrollable urge to eat inappropriately would still be a nagging, gnawing feeling. This urge could occur despite all reason to the contrary, sometimes in the middle of the night. There were even times I woke up in the morning, and the only way I realized I had eaten during the night was the evidence of dirty dishes and empty containers.
I was and am still extremely grateful for the success I have achieved through this program, and the support and encouragement I received from Dr. Tumpati and all of his staff, even when I was disappointed in myself.
And now the injectable Mounjaro, a drug previously solely used for treating diabetes, has been approved for weight loss. This is an incredible gift. And Dr Tumpati, who has always been on the forefront of ways he can help his patients, has welcomed this treatment and is now using it regularly in his practice with people who have excess weight.
Dr. Tumpati started me on Mounjaro injections about 6 months ago, essentially as soon as it was approved for use to assist with weight loss. Dr. Tumpati has always put his patients first, always seeking better ways to help and heal.
I am now experiencing a freedom with regard to food I never thought possible. For the first time in my life that drive is non-existent. I actually feel almost indifferent regarding food. I eat appropriate foods in appropriate amounts when I’m physically hungry, and the rest of the time I needn’t put much attention on it.
Also, seemingly effortlessly, the 20-30 pounds that continued to haunt me has disappeared, bringing me to what I have always felt would be my ‘ideal’ weight, though I never thought it possible.
It’s as if the Mounjaro was the missing piece in the puzzle and I am experiencing a relief I never dared imagine.
My BMI, as well as all of my vitals, could easily be that of a woman half my age. I feel amazing, and I’m rockin’ those size 6 jeans!
Thank you, Dr. Tumpati and W8MD!
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