Rapid Weight Loss Physician Prescription Weight Loss Program

Rapid Weight Loss Physician Prescription Weight Loss Program

RAPID WEIGHT LOSS:

WEGOVY, Ozempic, and Mounjaro : BREAKTHROUGHS IN WEIGHT LOSS MEDICATION

In the past there were no FDA approved medications to help with weight loss.
Finally,  the FDA has approved both Mounjaro and Wegovy.  These two medications, quite simply, are the most effective weight loss medication to be approved by the FDA. Patients lost 15-20% of their body weight in clinical trials.

These are based on a new category of drugs called Semaglutides, which are a class of medications known as like peptide-1 receptor agonists, or GLP-1 RAs. GLP-1 is a hormone naturally released in the gastrointestinal tract in response to nutrient intake. It has multiple effects, including increasing insulin release from the pancreas, slowing down stomach emptying, and targeting receptors in the brain that cause appetite reduction. This results in a sensation of satiety, or fullness, lasting much longer than possible with natural GLP-1 hormone levels.  They are discussed below:

Rapid Weight Loss with Wegovy:

What is Wegovy?
Wegovy is an injectable prescription medicine used for adults with obesity (BMI over 30) or excess weight (BMI over 27) who also have medical-related medical problems to help them lose weight and keep the weight off. Wegovy should be used with a reduced calorie meal plan and increased physical activity.
It is a high-dose injectable peptide hormone molecule known as semaglutide, a medication that was previously approved by the FDA under the brand names Rybelsus (oral) and Ozempic (lower-dose injection) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The Injectable semaglutide  in the form of the higher-dose Wegovy allows for better crossing of the blood-brain barrier, which increases its weight-loss efficacy.

How does Wegovy work?
Wegovy works by mimicking a hormone that targets areas of the brain involved in regulating appetite and food intake. This can help you eat less, which can lead to weight loss.

How much weight have people lost taking Wegovy?
In a 68-week medical study of 1,961 adults living with obesity or excess weight with a related medical problem, adults lost ~35 lbs. (or ~15% body weight). People taking placebo lost an average of 6 lbs. (or ~2.5% body weight). The average starting weight for both groups was ~232 lbs.

How soon can I expect to lose weight with Wegovy?
People respond to medicines differently, so there is no set time for when you can expect to see results. At your appointment, we can discuss what might be a realistic expectation for you.

How often is Wegovy taken?
Wegovy is taken once a week, any time of day, with or without food.

Do I have to take Wegovy on the same day every week?
Yes, it's recommended that you take Wegovy on the same day every week at a time that is most convenient for you.

Can I change the day or time when I take Wegovy?
Take Wegovy once a week, on the same day each week, at any time of the day. You may change the day of the week you take Wegovy as long as your last dose was given 2 or more days before.

Rapid Weight Loss with Ozempic:

What is Ozempic?
Ozempic® is a medicine for adults with type 2 diabetes that, along with diet and exercise, may improve blood sugar. While not for weight loss, Ozempic® may help you lose some weight.  Wegovy is like Ozempic but with different dosages. Ozempic® may help you lose some weight

Adults taking Ozempic® lost up to 14 pounds
Ozempic® is not a weight-loss drug. In the same 2 studies looking at A1C, adults lost on average:
Ozempic®: 8 lb. (0.5 mg) and 10 lb. (1 mg) vs placebo: 3 lb.
Ozempic®: 12 lb. (1 mg) and 14 lb. (2 mg)
from an average starting weight of 202 lb. and 219 lb., respectively.

Rapid Weight Loss with Mounjaro:

What is Mounjaro?
Mounjaro is an injectable prescription medicine that is used along with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar (glucose) in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

People taking Mounjaro lost up to 25 pounds in clinical trials. Mounjaro is not a weight loss drug but can produce rapid weight loss.

Individual results may vary. ‡In studies with or without other diabetes medications, weight loss in adults ranged from 12 lb. (5 mg) to 25 lb. (15 mg).

It is not known if Mounjaro can be used in people who have had inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). Mounjaro is not for use in people with type 1 diabetes. It is not known if Mounjaro is safe and effective for use in children under 18 years of age.

How soon can I expect to lose weight with Mounjaro?
People respond to medicines differently, so there is no set time for when you can expect to see results. At your appointment, we can discuss what might be a realistic expectation for you.

How often is Mounjaro taken?
Mounjaro is taken once a week, any time of day, with or without food.

Do I have to take Mounjaro on the same day every week?
Yes, it's recommended that you take Mounjaro on the same day every week at a time that is most convenient for you.

Can I change the day or time when I take Mounjaro?
Take Mounjaro once a week, on the same day each week, at any time of the day. You may change the day of the week you take Mounjaro as long as your last dose was given 2 or more days before.

Will insurance cover the cost of weight management medication?

Some, but not all, insurance plans cover medications that treat overweight and obesity. Contact your insurance provider to find out if your plan covers these medications.

What are all the FDA approved medications available to treat overweight and obesity?

The table below lists prescription drugs approved by the FDA for weight loss. 
Prescription medications approved by the FDA to treat overweight and obesity*
From  website: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/weight-management/prescription-medications-treat-overweight-obesity

Weight Management Medication

Approved For

How It Works

Common Side Effects

Warnings

orlistat NIH external link (Xenical)

Available in lower dose without prescription (Alli)

Adults and children ages 12 and older

Works in your gut to reduce the amount of fat your body absorbs from the food you eat

  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • leakage of oily stools
  • stomach pain
  • Rare cases of severe liver injury have been reported
  • Avoid taking with cyclosporine NIH external link
  • Take a multivitamin pill daily to make sure you get enough of certain vitamins that your body may not absorb from the food you eat

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Adults

  • A mix of two medications:  which lessens your appetite, and  which is used to treat seizures or migraine headaches
  • May make you less hungry or feel full sooner
  • constipation
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • taste changes, especially with carbonated beverages
  • tingling of your hands and feet
  • trouble sleeping
  • Do not use if you have glaucoma or hyperthyroidism
  • Tell your health care professional if you have had a heart attack or stroke, abnormal heart rhythm, kidney disease, or mood problems
  • MAY LEAD TO BIRTH DEFECTS—DO NOT TAKE IF YOU ARE PREGNANT OR ARE PLANNING A PREGNANCY
  • Do not take if you are breastfeeding

NIH external link (Contrave)

Adults

  • A mix of two medications:  which is used to treat alcohol and drug dependence, which is used to treat depression or help people quit smoking
  • May make you feel less hungry or full sooner
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • headache
  • increased blood pressure
  • increased heart rate
  • insomnia
  • liver damage
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • Do not use if you have uncontrolled high blood pressure, seizures, or a history of anorexia or bulimia nervosa
  • Do not use if you are dependent on opioid pain medications or are withdrawing from drugs or alcohol
  • Do not use if you are taking  (Wellbutrin, Zyban)
  • MAY INCREASE SUICIDAL THOUGHTS OR ACTIONS

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Given daily by injection

Adults and children ages 12 years and older

  • Mimics a hormone called like peptide-1 (GLP-1) that targets areas of the brain that regulate appetite and food intake
  • At a lower dose under a different name, this drug was FDA-approved to treat type 2 diabetes
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • abdominal pain
  • headache
  • increased heart rate
  • May increase the chance of developing pancreatitis
  • Has been found to cause a rare type of thyroid tumor in animals

semaglutide (Wegovy)7

Given weekly by injection

Adults

  • Mimics a hormone called  peptide-1 (GLP-1) that targets areas of the brain that regulate appetite and food intake
  • Under different names and dosages, this drug was FDA-approved to treat type 2 diabetes as an injectable medication (Ozempic) and as an oral pill (Rybelsus)
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • vomiting
  • constipation
  • abdominal (stomach) pain
  • headache
  • fatigue
  • Do not use in combination with other semaglutide-containing products, other GLP-1 receptor agonists, or other products intended for weight loss, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, or herbal products
  • May increase the chance of developing pancreatitis
  • Has been found to cause a rare type of thyroid tumor in animals

setmelanotide (IMCIVREE)

Available by injection only

People ages 6 years and older with obesity due to three specific rare genetic conditions only

  • May reduce appetite and increase feeling of fullness
  • May increase resting metabolism (how the body burns calories)
  • Although it can help a person lose weight, it does not treat the genetic defects
  • injection site reaction
  • skin darkening
  • nausea
  • disturbance in sexual arousal
  • depression and suicidal ideation
  • risk of serious adverse reactions in neonates and infants with low birthweight, owing to benzyl alcohol preservative

Only for people with any of these ultra-rare genetic diseases, confirmed by genetic testing

  • proopiomelanocortin (POMC) deficiency
  • proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 1 (PCSK1) deficiency
  • leptin receptor (LEPR) deficiency

Do not use while pregnant or breastfeeding.

(Other medications that curb your desire to eat include)


  • benzphetamine
  • phendimetrazine

Adults

  • Increases chemicals in your brain to make you feel you are not hungry or that you are full
  • Note: FDA-approved only for short-term use—up to 12 weeks
  • dry mouth
  • constipation
  • difficulty sleeping
  • dizziness
  • feeling nervous
  • feeling restless
  • headache
  • raised blood pressure
  • increased heart rate
  • Do not use if you have heart disease, uncontrolled high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, or glaucoma
  • Tell your health care professional if you have severe anxiety or other mental health problems

How do our Physicians use prescription medications “off-label” to treat overweight and obesity?

Sometimes health care professionals use medications in a way that’s different from what the FDA has approved. That’s called “off-label” use. By choosing an off-label medication to treat overweight and obesity, your health care professional may prescribe

  • a drug approved for treating a different medical problem
  • two or more drugs at the same time
  • a drug for a longer period than approved by the FDA

You should feel comfortable asking us whether we are  prescribing a medication that is not approved for treating overweight and obesity. Before using a medication, learn all you need to know about it.

Protocol followed by Physicians at Patients Medical for Rapid Weight Loss:

  • Call our office at 1-212-794-8800 to make a Physician appointment.  If you are in the New York area a personal visit is preferable.  If you are in a different location, Tele-medicine or Zoom appointments are available.
  • Complete the new patient package which will be sent to you when you make and appointment.so the Physician can understand your present health conditions.  Clearly state your present weight and the reasons you want to lose weight.  Indicate the amount of weight you are seeking to lose – 10, 20 or 30 pounds.  Include all health issues you are facing.
  • Next step is the physician appointment.  The physician will go through your health issues and most probably order extensive blood and urine testing.  Special focus will be on pancreas (pancreatitis) and kidney test results.
  • Based on your consultation and blood test results, the physician will prescribe the best medication for you
  • Typically, these medications are delivered as an injectable once a week.
  • You have the option of taking the injection at home, along with supplements to offset weakness resulting from rapid weigh loss, as well as periodic blood draws to see how your body is handling the medication and weight loss.
  • If you are in the New York area, the best option is to come to the office weekly, get your injection at the clinic and get weekly IV Vitamin drips to compensate for weakness due to loss of nutrients from rapid weight loss.  The phlebotomist will also do periodic blood draws for testing your pancreas and kidney inflammation levels to see how your body is responding to the  medication, and dosage will be altered as necessary.

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Remember to tell your health care provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, herbal supplements, and other medicines to treat diabetes, including insulin or sulfonylureas.
At Patients Medical, our goal is to offer a variety of programs and treatments that can help you lose weight quickly and safely. Our physicians will create a customized plan for you that may include a combination of prescription, conventional and holistic medicine,  and recommend dietary and lifestyle changes.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your weight loss goals.
To make an appointment, please call Patients Medical, the weight loss clinic in new York City,  at 1-212-794-8800, or email us at info@PatientsMedical.com.

FAQ’s:

What are some of the best ways to achieve rapid weight loss in addition to the prescription drugs?  Weight Loss pills?

There are several ways to achieve rapid weight loss, but not all of them are healthy or sustainable in the long term. Some of the best ways to achieve rapid weight loss include:

1. Cutting out processed foods and eating more whole foods.
Processed foods are often high in calories, sugar, and unhealthy fats, which can contribute to weight gain. Eating more whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, and lean protein, can help you lose weight quickly.

2. Increasing your activity level.
Exercise is one of the most effective ways to burn calories and lose weight. If you’re not used to exercising, start slowly with activities like walking or swimming. You can gradually increase your activity level as you lose weight.

3. Intermittent fasting.
Intermittent fasting is a weight loss strategy that involves alternating between periods of fasting and eating. This can help you burn more calories and lose weight quickly.

4. Reducing your stress levels.
Stress can lead to weight gain by causing you to eat more and make poor food choices. Reducing your stress levels can help you lose weight and keep it off.

5. Getting enough sleep.
Looking to lose weight quickly? There are a few things you can do to help you slim down fast.

First, cut out processed foods and replace them with whole, healthy foods. This will help to boost your metabolism and keep your energy levels up.
Second, make sure you're getting enough exercise. Exercise not only helps to burn calories but can also help to build muscle, which will help to give your metabolism a boost.
Third, drink plenty of water. Water helps to flush toxins from your body and can also help to reduce bloating.

By following these simple tips, you can help to jump-start your weight loss and see results quickly. Questions to ask the physician during your appointment?

  • How to lose weight quickly and effectively
  • The best ways to lose weight rapidly
  • How you can lose weight quickly and safely
  • The most effective methods for rapid weight loss
  • The safest and quickest ways to lose weight1. What is rapid weight loss?
  • Why do people want to lose weight quickly?
  • What are the risks of rapid weight loss?
  • How can you lose weight quickly and safely?
  • Best weight loss programs

Losing weight quickly can be a great way to jumpstart your weight loss journey or help you get over a weight loss plateau. However, it is important to remember that rapid weight loss is not always safe or sustainable. If you are considering trying a rapid weight loss diet or plan, be sure to speak with your doctor first to make sure it is safe for you. -Rapid weight loss is not safe and can lead to health problems.

  • -Rapid weight loss is often not sustainable in the long-term.
  • -Rapid weight loss can lead to yo-yo dieting, which can be harmful to your health.
  • -Rapid weight loss often results in the loss of muscle, which can slow down your metabolism.
  • -Rapid weight loss can also lead to dehydration, which can be dangerous.

If you are considering trying a rapid weight loss diet or plan, be sure to speak with your doctor first to make sure it is safe for you.

How to Lose Weight in a Healthy Way
Losing weight can be a difficult process, but it doesn't have to be. With the right approach, you can make healthy changes to your lifestyle that will help you reach your weight loss goals. In this blog post, we'll discuss some simple strategies for losing weight in a healthy way.
The first step in losing weight is to create a plan. You should set realistic goals and create a timeline for achieving them. It's also important to make sure that your plan includes healthy eating habits and regular physical activity. Eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly will help you reach your goals in a safe and effective way. Additionally, it's important to stay motivated and track your progress. Keeping a food journal or using a fitness app can help you stay on track and stay motivated.
Finally, it's important to remember that losing weight is a journey. It may take time to reach your goals, but with patience and dedication, you can achieve them. With the right approach and a little bit of effort, you can lose weight in a healthy way and reach your desired weight.

The Benefits of Healthy Weight Loss
Maintaining a healthy weight is essential for overall health and well-being. Losing weight in a healthy way can help you to look and feel better, reduce your risk of chronic health conditions, and improve your overall quality of life. Healthy weight loss involves making small changes to your lifestyle, such as eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly.

When it comes to weight loss, it is important to focus on making healthy lifestyle changes rather than just trying to lose as much weight as possible in a short amount of time. Eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly can help you to lose weight in a safe and sustainable way. Eating a balanced diet means eating a variety of foods from all the major food groups, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Exercise is also important for weight loss, as it helps to burn calories and builds muscle. Regular exercise can also help to reduce stress, improve your mood, and increase your energy levels.

The Best Strategies for Healthy Weight Loss
Losing weight can be a difficult and time-consuming process. It requires dedication, discipline, and a commitment to making healthy lifestyle changes. Fortunately, there are several strategies that can help you achieve your weight loss goals in a healthy and sustainable way. Here are some of the best strategies for healthy weight loss:
First, focus on eating healthy, nutrient-dense foods. Eating a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains can help you maintain a healthy weight. Avoid processed foods, sugary drinks, and unhealthy fats.

Second, make sure to get enough physical activity. Regular exercise can help you burn calories and build muscle, which can help you lose weight and keep it off. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity, such as walking, jogging, or swimming, on most days of the week.

Finally, be sure to get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation can lead to increased hunger and cravings, which can make it harder to stick to a healthy diet. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep each night to help keep your appetite in check and your energy levels up.

Risks of Being Overweight
Being overweight can have serious implications for your health. It increases your risk of developing several chronic health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and certain types of cancer. It can also lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and breathing difficulties. Additionally, being overweight can cause psychological issues, such as low self-esteem and depression.

It is important to take steps to maintain a healthy weight. This can be done by eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly. Eating a balanced diet means eating a variety of foods from all the food groups, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Exercise can help you burn calories and build muscle, which can help you maintain a healthy weight. Additionally, it can help reduce stress and improve your mood.

By following these strategies, you can achieve your weight loss goals in a healthy and sustainable way. Good luck!
Most people will struggle with their body weight at some point during their lifetime. It could be a lingering ten or twenty pounds that never seems to stay away once it's lost, or perhaps weight that has been slowly increasing over the years thanks to the harried lifestyle that's been keeping you from exercising or eating as well as you should. Because of the way our metabolism slows as we age, weight loss can become more and more difficult. Being overweight or becoming obese impacts a person's physical health and well-being. Physicians have shown that even losing ten pounds can greatly improve a person's overall health and increase their longevity. There are certainly ways to lose weight on one's own, but sometimes it can be very difficult to get started on the right path.

Questions to ask your physician:

  • 1. Can you Lose up to 30 pounds in 30 days with the prescription medication?
  • 2. Do these Diets Help You Lose Weight?
  • 3. Are they Healthy?
  • 4. Maintenance phase: What happens when I stop taking the medication?

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What is Considered Overweight?
Statistical studies that consider a person's weight relative to their height have provided a standard called the body mass index (BMI). All our organs are generally proportional to our body size and are thus designed to support only a certain amount of body weight. If our body mass exceeds this, it may begin to pose health risks, putting major stress on our cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

The formula for BMI is weight (in pounds) multiplied by 703, and then divided by the height squared (in inches). For people with a "normal" weight, the BMI calculation will fall into the 18.5-25 range, and anything above it is considered overweight. BMIs of 27.6 and above indicate obesity, with 40 and above being considered morbidly obese.

One flaw of the BMI calculation is that it does not consider body composition. Athletes that have high muscle mass, for example, may find themselves technically overweight by these standards, because muscle is denser and weighs more than fat. Children and the elderly tend to have lower bone densities, so different modes of categorization should be considered for them. Some people also have naturally larger or smaller body frames that comfortably accommodate weight in different ranges. Thus, this BMI number alone should not necessarily be considered, though it is a useful standard for getting a general sense of how much weight a person's body can support and remain in good health. The World Health Organization also uses BMI statistics to measure general health trends in the population given the ease with which the numbers can be attained. Obviously, normal body weight is not necessarily equated to having good health (if this body weight is maintained through smoking or excessive use of stimulants, for example), but it is a general guideline to be considered in the quest for attaining a healthy body weight.

Risks of Being Overweight
There are numerous health complications that can arise from being overweight or obese. Carrying excessive weight can put a person at substantial risk for developing heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke due to the extra demands on the cardiovascular system. Our heart is responsible for pumping oxygenated blood through our bodies to all our organs, and additional body mass means additional stress put on the heart muscle. If obesity has developed in part due to fatty, high cholesterol diets, deposits that form in the blood vessels and heart can significantly hinder blood flow to all the organs, and gradually cause them to fail.

Obesity, particularly around the waistline, can also lead to the development of diabetes. The fat cells in these tissues secrete hormones called adipokines that can impair tolerance to glucose, leading to blood sugar imbalances associated with diabetes.

The additional weight that a person carries can also put significant stress on their joints, causing the tissues that support the joints to degenerate. This form of arthritis, osteoarthritis, may or may not be accompanied by inflammation, but it is still painful and can make it very difficult for a person to walk or even stand.

People that are obese or overweight are also more likely to develop obstructive sleep apnea, a sleep disorder in which breathing is interrupted during the night. Increased weight puts pressure on the airway and could cause it to briefly close and block breathing for several breaths until the person awakens. Although these apnea episodes may not be remembered, they can be disruptive enough to a person's natural sleep cycle that they begin to suffer from exhaustion during the daytime, never feeling fully refreshed after a night's sleep. Sleep apnea also puts stress on the heart which could lead to heart disease. Asthma and other respiratory problems may also develop if breathing is constantly labored due to extra weight on the lungs.

Obesity can also result in a variety of gastrointestinal disorders, including acid reflux (due to extra weight on the stomach), hernias, and gallstones. Fatty liver disease, which is related to insulin resistance that develops under diabetic conditions, can also develop, and disturb proper liver function. Obesity also increases the risk of developing erectile dysfunction, incontinence, and kidney failure.

Hormonal imbalances may also result from metabolic imbalances that develop because of obesity, resulting in menstrual problems, polycystic ovaries, and infertility. Obesity can also introduce several health complications during pregnancy. In addition to the increased risks of developing gestational diabetes and hypertension, there may also be an increased chance of birth defects or stillbirth.


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Our job at Patients Medical is to listen, to connect the dots between a patient's medical history, symptoms, and their underlying causes. Patients Medical is a superb place for women and men to secure integrative and holistic health care from providers who give personalized care, partner with the patient to focus on the root cause of their illness, support their recovery, and help them maintain good health.

To make an appointment with one of our physicians, please call us at 1-212-794-8800 or write to us at info@PatientsMedical.com . We look forward to hearing from you.

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