56-YO Mother Aiming to Downsize Before Her Daughter’s Wedding Dies After Using Weight Loss Drugs

Published 11/12/2023, 5:45 AM EST

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Having medication is not something that should be taken lightly. Even if your medicines are prescribed by a doctor, they should be taken according to the prescribed dosage and for proper reasons. Deviating from this norm led to a very unfortunate incident, earlier this year, where a 56-year-old mother passed away just before her daughter’s big day because of a medicine that has become a fad in the fitness community.

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According to ‘People’, the woman had taken Ozempic, a drug usually used for type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Her doctor prescribed it to her for weight loss and this turned out to be fatal.

56-year-old Trish Webster passed away while being on weight loss injections

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According to what the bride’s father told ‘60 Minutes Australia’, Webster was concerned about her physique and whether she would fit into the specific dress she had planned to wear at her daughter’s wedding. An Instagram post by ‘People’ shared the story with the captions, “An Australian mother has died after taking weight loss injectables including Ozempic — which her family claims was prescribed by her doctor — to lose weight for her daughter’s wedding.”

 

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Webster’s husband, Roy, also said that Trish Webster saw an advertisement for Ozempic on TV and asked her doctor about it in 2022. However, despite suffering from gastrointestinal side-effects she still used the medicine. “My daughter was getting married, and she just kept mentioning that dress that she wanted to wear,” he said.

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Unfortunately, Webster passed away on January 16. Roy Webster is now of the opinion that it was because of the medications for weight loss, although the death certificate did not mention that. In September, the FDA issued a warning against Ozempic and how it can lead to ileus which is a bowel obstruction and can cause restriction of blood flow which can cause tissue necrosis. Earlier, Arnold Schwarzenegger had warned against an Ozempic substitute that was doing rounds in the market.

Arnold Schwarzenegger warns against Nature’s Ozempic 

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The 75-year-old warned that the supplement companies have seen an increase in the demand for Berberine and are selling it as an Ozempic replacement which is also dangerous. “There’s just one problem. Berberine is nothing like Ozempic, not in how it works or the results it provides,” he said in the newsletter.

Barberine is a plant-based alkaloid and similar to Ozempic, it controls blood sugar levels and not weight loss. “Even the most optimistic studies suggest berberine can support only a few pounds of weight loss over several months,” explained Arnold.

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Every bodybuilding veteran and medical practitioner is warning against the effects of using medications like these for instant weight loss. What do you think about their usage? Tell us in the comments below.

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Tanushree Bhowmick

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Tanushree Bhowmick is a Bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports. She holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature from an eminent university. Gymnastics, Football, and Fitness have always intrigued Tanushree and inspired her in her professional writing career and lifestyle.
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