RHOC’s Heather Dubrow Slams ‘Ozempic-Shaming,’ Compares Drug to Botox 

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Whereas many Actual Housewives stars have confronted backlash for utilizing Ozempic to slim down, Heather Dubrow isn’t right here for the criticism.

“I’m over this entire ozempic-shaming factor, and I’m additionally over folks asking, ‘Are you on Ozempic?’” the Actual Housewives of Orange County star, 54, solely instructed Us Weekly on Wednesday, August 9. “Would you ask somebody, ‘Are you on a beta-blocker? Ldl cholesterol? What are your statins? What’s that wanting like?’ It’s non-public medical info. I don’t suppose it’s anybody’s enterprise.”

Dubrow additional famous that Ozempic and different comparable weight reduction medication “[seemed] to be working wonders” for people with diabetes lengthy earlier than semaglutide injections had been used for weight reduction. “I believe it’s gonna find yourself being like Botox was [when it] first got here out,” she instructed Us. “I keep in mind, I believe Terry [Dubrow] and I had been married, like, a 12 months or two, and InStyle journal interviewed me and so they stated, ‘What’s the strangest factor you’ve got in your fridge?’ And I stated, ‘Botox.’ And everybody was like, ‘[Dramatic gasp.] She stated, Botox.’ And I used to be like, ‘Hey, I’m married to a plastic surgeon and I get injected each couple of months. It’s good.’ And now, you understand, you may’t spit in New York Metropolis and never hit a Botox middle on a road nook. I imply, it’s in every single place.”

She continued: “I really feel like these miracle weight reduction medication are gonna find yourself being the identical factor. Plus, again in my day, what did we do? I took Dexatrim, I smoked cigarettes and I drank Weight loss plan Coke. Oh, that was a wholesome, nice plan.”

Terry, 64, nonetheless, isn’t positive if Ozempic and Botox are completely comparable.

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“These Ozempic-type medication aren’t the brand new Botox. They’re higher. They’re Botox, liposuction, breast augmentation, facelifts,” the Botched physician solely instructed Us earlier this month. “Put all of it collectively, and also you’ve bought a drug that’s not solely making folks look higher and really feel higher, it’s treating the No. 1 danger issue for coronary heart illness, diabetes and most cancers. So, that is an extremely highly effective constructive factor that’s actually probably the most important, I believe, medical breakthrough in historical past.”

Medicines like Ozempic, Mounjaro and Wegovy had been primarily authorised for people who wrestle with diabetes, hypertension or different power weight-related circumstances. In current months, many celebrities — together with a number of of Heather’s fellow Housewives, equivalent to her RHOC costar Emily Simpson — have tried the drug to assist their very own weight reduction journeys.

“[My] physician was similar to, ‘Oh, there’s this new weight reduction drug and it’s simply been FDA-approved and it’s nice. I believe it could actually assist you lose some weight, and also you’ll really feel higher and also you’ll have the ability to get understanding once more and feeling extra like your self,’” Simpson, 47, solely instructed Us final month. “And I used to be like, ‘OK, sounds nice.’ Anyway, I did that in December. It was nice for my weight loss program. It actually simply kickstarted me into consuming higher and consuming more healthy ’trigger it makes you are feeling like crap ’trigger nothing tastes good.”

Whereas Simpson was solely on the drug for a short interval, it helped encourage her to enhance her health routine and study to eat higher. “It was very short-lived, but it surely was very efficient,” she stated.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi