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Transforming Weight Loss: Exciting New Treatment Options On The Horizon

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The Rising Problem of Obesity in America

Right now, America is dealing with a growing obesity problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2017-2018, 42.4 percent of adults in the U.S. were obese and an even larger number are overweight. We keep hearing about traditional weight loss methods such as healthy eating, regular exercise, and behavioral change. Despite these regiments, obesity keeps rising. This prompts the question: Are these old methods enough for most people?

Maybe you’re reading this because diet and exercise alone haven’t helped you lose weight and keep it off. If that’s the case, remember: It’s not your fault. Weight management is complicated. Factors such as genes, our environment, filled with tasty, high-calorie foods, and lifestyle all affect how well we can lose weight and keep it off. For some people, diet and exercise aren’t enough to fight these obstacles.

Tirzepatide: A New Weight Loss Solution

At Rivas Medical Weight Loss, we know these challenges well and are committed to using the newest obesity treatments to help our patients. We’re excited to already offer the compounded version of Tirzepatide, a promising new weight loss medication.

Tirzepatide isn’t officially FDA-approved for weight loss yet, but we can still prescribe it “off-label” until it is. The FDA has recently given Tirzepatide Fast Track status for its use in adults who are obese or overweight with other weight-related health problems.

Our patients are seeing fantastic results with Tirzepatide. They’re losing a lot of weight with no significant side effects. It is indeed proving to be an effective and easy-to-tolerate weight loss tool.

Scientific Evidence Backing Tirzepatide

Tirzepatide is an injectable drug that patients use once a week. It has shown promise in clinical trials. The SURMOUNT-2 trial, for example, which studied how well and how safely Tirzepatide works for long-term weight management, reported amazing results.

An impressive 51.8 percent of participants on Tirzepatide lost at least 15 percent of their body weight, and 34 percent lost at least 20 percent. Compare these results to a placebo: 2.6 percent and 1 percent, respectively. Plus, patients on Tirzepatide in the trial saw much better improvements in important health measures such as blood pressure, fasting triglycerides, HDL-cholesterol and non-HDL-cholesterol compared to placebo.

The Future of Treating Obesity

New treatments such as Tirzepatide might change how we treat obesity. These new options could match the results of weight loss surgery without the associated risks and difficulties.

Looking at these new treatments, it’s possible that a non-surgical intervention such as using Tirzepatide could replace weight loss surgery as the go-to treatment within the next few years. In fact, we’ve treated many patients who’ve had weight loss surgery but sadly couldn’t keep the weight off over time.

Everyone’s weight loss journey is different. The best treatment will take individual needs and situations into account. Some people might do well with just lifestyle changes, while others might need extra help from medications.

As obesity treatment progresses, we can look forward to having more tools to manage our weight. As always, any decisions about weight loss methods should be made with healthcare professionals, ensuring a personalized approach that best suits personal health goals.

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Crystal Wright
Crystal Wright
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Awesome !!!!! Highly recommend
Aimee Tegges
Aimee Tegges
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Very helpful and accommodating staff. Never a long wait. Helpful tips and coaching advice when needed
Chris Loso
Chris Loso
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Great staff! Friendly, knowledgeable, and courteous. Great job!
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Crystal Reed
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Nicole Lechner
Nicole Lechner
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Excellent customer service.
Cristena Bach Yeutter
Cristena Bach Yeutter
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Excellent weight loss program. The staff is professional, knowledgeable and efficient.
John Ruckman
John Ruckman
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excellent experience and very professional
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Audrey Afari
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Tia Lyles
Tia Lyles
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Everyone at Rivas Medical Weight Loss in Towson Md is very courteous and professional. They offer a variety of medical weight loss options to meet anyone's needs.
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michele brammer
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The care and customer service is exceptional
Kelly Edmunds
Kelly Edmunds
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Always in and out quickly, the staff is great!!
Michelle Pugh
Michelle Pugh
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I was a patient at the Frederick office and then my doctors left so I moved to the Hagerstown office. These group of wonderful people have great customer service skills and are a pleasure to speak to as well. I would recommend anyone who is looking to lose weight to go to them.
Rebecca Brady
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Bannon MacDougal
Bannon MacDougal
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My experience has been great. I have no regrets, and am continuing to use their services!
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Dee Fenwick
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Sherry Marino
Sherry Marino
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Amazing staff. Been patient for years. Keeps me maintained and healthy. Thank u
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Crissie fulwood-harris
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Good customer service, friendly and efficient staff. The staff also are knowledgeable and always address my questions and concerns.
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Friendly, helpful and efficient
TRESSA LESTER
TRESSA LESTER
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The team is very professional, kind and knowledgeable. My visits are always pleasant. I feel comfortable in the environment.
Tamika Nicole
Tamika Nicole
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Very pleasant and encouraging!
LJ Clapet
LJ Clapet
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The Ladies that work there are wonderful! Thanks for all you do :-)