Tired of battling with your appetite… and feeling shame once you caved to your impulses? Can you imagine what it would be like to not think about food every waking moment? Semaglutide and Tirzepatide are injectable wonders that can give you back control over food. At Solcara Health, we’re not just about helping you shed those extra pounds – we’re all about making the journey enjoyable, effective, and safe. Say goodbye to the struggles of weight loss and hello to the power of Semaglutide and Tirzepatide!
Semaglutide and Tirzepatide are both in a class of medications called GLP-1 agonists and derived as diabetic medication to help manage blood sugar levels, insulin resistance, and weight. While the fad for these medications (often known as their brand names: Ozempic® , Wegovy® , Mounjaro® ) have only been around a short duration, Ashley and her team at Solcara Health have been managing and prescribing these drug classes for the last decade and can share their expertise in weight loss management with you.
GLP-1 is a hormone that comes from the small intestines. GLP-1 has several roles in your body, including:
Essentially, Semaglutide and Tirzepatide work essentially the same way—by mimicking the hormones that your body naturally produce when you eat food. This means they both help regulate appetite and can lower blood glucose and A1C levels. Both drugs show promise in improving metabolic health, reducing A1C, weight loss, reducing the likelihood of cardiovascular events (such as heart attack or stroke), and improving all cardiovascular outcome (ex. Cholesterol, blood pressure, etc).
Tirzepatide is a newer medication that works similarly to Semaglutide, However, while it acts as a GLP-1 agonist, it ALSO works as a GIP receptor agonist as well. That means it works by releasing TWO unique hormones produced by the human body. GIP has been shown to decrease food intake and increase energy expenditure. This means possibly larger weight loss effects and greater reduction of metabolic conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure.
Semaglutide has been around longer and has been more studied and understood. Semaglutide acts solely on the GLP-1 receptors. This doesn’t mean that Semaglutide is an inferior medication to Tirzapatide. How well any drug works on the body depends on a multitude of factors, ranging from genetics and health history to physical predispositions, lifestyle, and preferences.
For example, one person may find that semaglutide is easier for their body to tolerate and produces fewer side effects, while still helping achieve the weight loss goal. The same goes for dosage. Some individuals find that they need to titrate up to the maximum dose quickly, while others can make progress on a lower dose for an extended period.
It is important to note that while both medications are generally considered safe for most people, potential side effects should be discussed with your healthcare provider before starting either of them. As such, it is important to consider the potential benefits and risks of both medications before making a decision
At Solcara Health, we believe in empowering you. While both Semaglutide and Tirzepatide are generally safe, we're committed to your well-being. Our experts are here to guide you, ensuring you're well-informed about potential side effects and benefits. Your health is our priority.
We know you have options, but we're not your average Medispa. Our approach is all about combining science with a touch of fun – because your journey should be as enjoyable as the results.
Common side effects associated with these medications include nausea, vomiting, headache, constipation, acid reflux, diarrhea, and dizziness. Less common but more serious side effects may include an allergic reaction (rash, difficulty breathing), pancreatitis, gallbladder problems, thyroid cancer, and changes in liver enzymes.
These medications are not recommended for people with a history of gallbladder problems, pancreatitis, thyroid cancer or multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN2). In addition, individuals who have severe kidney impairment should not take these medications.
Yes, it is important that patients work with their healthcare providers to ensure they are taking the right dose of medication and titrating up or down depending on needs and target goals.
Results vary, but many of our patients notice positive changes within weeks.
No, at Solcara Health we believe less medicine is better. Once a patient’s goal is achieved, we will work with you to develop strategies to wean off and / or create alternatives to help with weight maintenance.
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