Marchelle and I are back with another exciting episode of the Keep the Weight off Podcast, and this time, we’ve got some game-changing news to share!
In this episode, we take a deep dive into the world of a groundbreaking injectable weight loss medicine called Zepbound. This revolutionary medication was just approved for obesity treatment on Nov 8th, and it's already making waves.
Here's a sneak peek of what you can expect in this episode:
🌟 What is Zepbound? Learn all about this injectable medication, how it's administered, and why it's different from other weight loss treatments.
🌟 How Does It Work? Discover how Zepbound mimics natural gut hormones and why it's considered a "dual agonist."
🌟 Impressive Results: Hear about the remarkable weight loss results patients have achieved with Zepbound, with some individuals shedding over 100 pounds!
🌟 Side Effects: Get the lowdown on potential side effects and why Zepbound is often better tolerated than other weight loss medications.
🌟 Who Should Consider Zepbound? Find out if you might be a candidate for this life-changing treatment.
🌟 Cost and Insurance: Understand the pricing and insurance options for Zepbound and why there's hope for improved coverage in the future.
This episode is packed with valuable information to help you on your weight loss journey. Remember, it's not medical advice, but it's designed to empower you with knowledge.
Thank you for being a part of our podcast community, and we look forward to sharing this exciting episode with you!
Stay motivated, stay informed, and keep working towards your goals!
(08:38) What this drug does is it mimics two different hormones that occur naturally in the gut after we eat; GLP and GIP, that's why it's called a dual agonist. An agonist means a mimicker, that's the medical term. Now you've probably heard of Ozempic or Wegovy which only works on GLP, it does nothing on GIP. Zepbound has less effect on GLP and more effect on GIP and we think this may be why we see fewer side effects.
(15:01) Let’s talk about the side effects of Zepbound; they're similar to the side effects of Ozempic and Wegovy, but less so. Remember that GLP and GIP are hormones that occur in the gut, and so the side effects mostly have to do with the gastrointestinal system… We see nausea, sometimes vomiting, but not very often, we see bloating sometimes, diarrhea, and constipation.
(28:56) If you are listening to this podcast and you're interested in this option for treating obesity, here's what I do: First off, go to the Zepbound website and read all about it, make sure you don't have any of the contraindications and find out whether your insurance will cover it and if so, how much it's going to cost and if this is a real option for you.