Tirzepatide Injections for Weight Loss St. Peters, MO

Tirzepatide weight loss injections are an effective way to lose weight and Dr. Sturm is excited to bring it to you. Nearly 1 in 3 adults (30.7%) are overweight, according to a research study. If you are struggling with losing weight while dieting and exercising, then you could be a great candidate for the innovative injection.

Tirzepatide Injections for weight - graphic showing how it works

What is Tirzepatide?

Tirzepatide was originally made to treat type 2 diabetes, but it was also discovered that it has weight loss properties. It is the active ingredient in Zepbound and Mounjaro weight loss medications. Wegovy and Zepbound are the only FDA-approved medications for chronic weight management. We use a compounded version of these from Olympia Pharmacy while there is a shortage.

Am I a Good Candidate for Tirzepatide?

Do exercise and diets still not produce the results you want? Tirzepatide could be the missing piece your body needs. Other factors to decide if you are a good candidate are:

  • Is your Body Mass Index (BMI) more than 30? The higher the number, the more body fat can be lost. BMI Calculator.
  • You can use Tirzepatide if your BMI is greater than 27.
  • If you have severe health issues that are related to obesity such as type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol levels/blood pressure levels.

BMI Calculator for Adults

How do Tirzepatide Injections Work?

Tirzepatide works by helping the patient feel full on less food and slowing the passage of food through the digestive tract. This is done by increasing insulin levels in your body, therefore reducing your blood sugar levels. It's usually meant to help treat patients with type 2 diabetes. To maximize results, changes in your diet and exercise 

What if I have Diabetes?

People with diabetes can benefit most from weight loss injections Mounjaro or Ozempic. A new study has shown that tirzepatide significantly lowered the blood pressure of adults who are obese or overweight, as well as weight loss of up to 22%.

Wegovy vs. Ozempic vs. Zepbound vs. Mounjaro

Zepbound (tirzepatide) and Wegovy (semaglutide) are FDA-approved for chronic weight management, while Ozempic (semaglutide) and Mounjaro (tirzepatide) are approved for controlling blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. All of these drugs are meant to be used in combination with lifestyle changes like diet and exercise.

Will I Speak to a Doctor?

Yes! On your first visit, you will come in, Dr. James Sturm D.O. DABA, FIPP will go over your records, explain the process, go over your blood test, and prescribe the correct medication for you. After that whenever you come in Dr. Sturm will meet with you to discuss how you're doing and answer any questions you have.

Side Effects of Weight Loss Injections

Most weight loss injections have similar side effects ranging from mild to serious. Side effects are dependent on several factors like age, health conditions, other medications you are taking, and what dosage of weight loss injections you are on. Here are the most common side effects due to weight loss drugs:

  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating/heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Dizziness/nausea
  • Constipation
  • Average Weight Loss

    Depending on what mg you are taking, the average weight lost after 17 months is 34-48 lbs. The overall change in body weight after 17 months in adults without diabetes was a loss of 15.0% (34 lbs) for 5 mg, 19.5% (44 lbs) for 10 mg, 20.9% (48 lbs) for 15 mg, and 3.1% (7 lbs) for placebo. Average starting weight was 231 lbs.

    Average weight lost from Tirzepatide Injections in Saint Peters, MO
    Most amount of weight lost for Tirzepatide Injections

    About Weight Loss Specialist: Dr. Sturm

    Dr James Sturm - Pain Management Doctor in St Peters, MO

    Dr. Sturm has had numerous newspaper articles written about him on the successes that he has had treating patients. In addition, he has had a radio interview with Chicago B96 on the Chicago Connection show about the Arthrocare SpineWand for vertebral body cancer radiofrequency ablations. He has been running the pain management clinic: Arch Advanced Pain Management since 2011 and has over 30 years of experience
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