How to Avoid or Manage Constipation on Semaglutide/Tirzepatide

At WildBerryMD, we want to help you achieve your weight loss goals in the healthiest way possible. Semaglutide and tirzepatide are two amazing medications that our clients have found success with, and when used in a healthy way, can give you the results you’re looking for. Not only can these medications help you lose weight, but they can also help you reduce your risk of obesity-related diseases such as prediabetes, and support long-lasting weight loss. However, it’s essential to address one of the side effects: constipation.  

Side Effects of Semaglutide/Tirzepatide

Constipation can be a common issue for patients on semaglutide and tirzepatide, but with the right strategies, constipation can be effectively managed or even prevented. Before starting on these medications, it’s important to provide a complete health history, especially any gut or digestive issues. If you have a history of bowel obstruction, hernia, gastroparesis, or severe constipation, you should avoid this program. That’s because the medications’ mechanism of slowing gastric emptying could make these conditions worse.  

How to Manage Constipation

To make your weight loss journey more comfortable and easy to maintain, try these natural and effective ways to manage constipation.  
  • Increase Complex Carbohydrates & Fiber Intake: Eat more fiber-rich foods, such as cruciferous vegetables, prunes, legumes, and whole grains. These foods help stimulate bowel movements and improve digestive health.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drinking plenty of water can help prevent constipation. Water helps soften stool and promotes easier passage through the digestive tract.
  • Supplements and Over-the-Counter Solutions: At WildBerryMD, we offer probiotics and colon cleanse products, as well as magnesium citrate, which can be effective in managing constipation. These supplements can help maintain healthy gut flora and facilitate regular bowel movements.
  • Listen to Your Body: If you haven’t had a bowel movement for more than three days, stop using the medication and consult with us immediately. In some cases, prescription medications may be necessary.
  It is necessary to have a bowel movement every day or every other day to keep your digestive system healthy while on these medications. Ignoring signs of constipation can lead to severe complications, such as bowel obstruction, in rare cases.  

Contact WildBerryMD Today for Medical Weight Loss in Tucson

Our program at WildBerryMD is designed to support you in making clean, healthy eating choices, incorporating exercise, and adopting lifestyle changes that contribute to your weight loss success. Your health and safety are our top priorities, and we’re dedicated to helping you achieve your goals while managing any potential side effects. Contact us today to learn more!