Weight loss injections
One element of our new clinically-led Weight Management Programme is a weight loss injection known as Saxenda®. You may have heard about Saxenda®, but what is it and how does it work?
First approved in the UK in 2017 Saxenda® is a weight loss medication for the treatment of obesity. The medication works by emulating the function of an appetite hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). Just like this hormone, Saxenda® aids weight loss by suppressing your appetite, hunger and reduces cravings.
The results? You can eat less without constant feelings of hunger! In most cases, this can lead to gradual, but more importantly, sustainable weight loss.
How is this weight loss medication administered?
Saxenda® comes in a dose-adjustable prefilled pen, which you take once-daily. It is important to take your medicine each day at any time that is convenient for you, with or without food. Inject your dose under the skin (this is called subcutaneous injection) in your stomach area (abdomen), upper leg (thigh), or upper arm. You will be shown how to administer the injection by one of our clinical specialists. For more information about self-administering Saxenda® click here.
How do I get access to weight loss medication?
Saxenda® is a prescription-only medicine, which can only be prescribed for you, by someone who has the legal authority to do so, such as doctors.
Saxenda® is a weight-loss aid and to get the best results needs to be used alongside dietary and lifestyle changes. Unlike many other providers of Saxenda® we are offer this as part of a complete weight management programme to really help you optimise your weight loss goals.
Am I eligible for Saxenda®?
You’re eligible for our Weight Management Programme if any of the following apply:
- You are aged 18 to 75 with either;
- A BMI of over 30
- Or a BMI of over 27 but have been diagnosed or at risk of developing health conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease increases.
If you would like to know more about Saxenda® or if you have any questions we are hosting an online event on Wednesday 23rd March at 6:30pm all about our Weight Management Programme. To find out and to book your place click here.