Weight Loss Management
Effect Doctors Medical Weight Loss
Get a detailed assessment of your BMI, weight and body fat percentage
Actively manage your weight and plan your weight loss journey with your Doctor
Studies show you will lose about 5% of your body weight within 3 months
The Effect Doctors Weight Management Programme combines a comprehensive and holistic assessment by our medical team, bespoke weight loss advice and planning and safe access to prescription only weight loss medications.
Initial Full Consultation plus First Month’s prescription
Schedule a call with one of our Doctors. We will discuss the process with you and ensure that it is suitable for you.
You will have a consultation with one of our National Medical Weight Loss Programme certified medical professional. During this discussion, we will discuss your general medical health and your journey so far into weight loss, as well as evaluating your height, weight, body fat percentage and waist circumference; the baseline measurements that you will leave in the distant past.
It may be considered necessary to undertake a well person blood test at the same time, this is a comprehensive blood test which evaluates multiple biological systems, including kidney, thyroid, liver, cholesterol and lipid levels and your full blood count.
So long as it is deemed safe and appropriate, we will take you through the safest way to administer your weight-loss medication, and how to store and dispose of finished medications. We will discuss the timing of your medication, and what to do if you miss a dose.
Follow up will be arranged every few months to re prescribe your treatment and check on your progress.
You will lose weight!
Assisted weight loss has never been simpler; through advances in weight loss science, Effect Doctors can help you on your journey to meaningful and sustainable weight loss.
The Medication we use is a safe, cutting edge drug which is licensed by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence. It will rapidly help you lose weight. It acts as an appetite suppressant and has been demonstrated to be extremely safe with only very rare side effects. The medication is in the form of a once a week injection which we will teach you to do yourself at home (or do for you in our clinic if you wish). Typically patients lose 5% of their body weight within the first 3 months of using it.
All of our treatments are designed in house, exclusively doctor delivered and built upon safe and effective care
The Vitamin Drip
What is Saxenda (Liraglutide)?
Initially approved for the treatment of diabetes, Saxenda contains the medication Liraglutide, a synthetic version of a glucagon-like peptide-1 hormone that works by slowing stomach emptying, increasing satiety, and reducing hunger.
It is delivered by once-daily injections.
Weight loss from this medication was reported during trials:
- 63% lost at least 5% of body weight
- 33% lost at least 10% body weight
- 15% lost at least 15% of body weight
And 80% of participants kept the weight off at one year.
What is Ozempic (Semaglutide)?
This once-weekly injectable medication contains Semaglutide, a synthetic version of a glucagon-like peptide-1 hormone that affects appetite and hunger. In trials, 75% of patients lost over 10% of their body weight.
Like all GLP-1 analogues, it works by slowing stomach emptying, increasing satiety, and reducing hunger.
What’s the difference between Saxenda and Ozempic?
- Ozempic is a once-weekly injection, rather than once a day.
- Ozempic has been shown to be more effective in longer-term weight management.
- At the moment, Ozempic is prescribed off-label for weight loss, as it is not licensed for weight loss (only management of diabetes).
What is Wegovy (Semaglutide)?
Wegovy is an injectable weight loss drug. It is a synthetic version of a glucagon-like peptide-1 hormone that affects appetite and hunger.
Wegovy is an FDA-approved preparation of Semaglutide, licensed specifically for weight loss. It is not licensed in the UK, but approval is expected at some point in 2022. The starting dose for Wegovy will likely be higher than Ozempic.
During clinical trials to evaluate the safety of Wegovy when used for treating obesity, participants without diabetes who were prescribed Wegovy lost, on average, 12.4% of their initial body weight when compared to a placebo.
Are there side effects?
While each of these medications is usually extremely well tolerated with minimal side effects, some of the following may be experienced:
- Gastrointestinal upset with nausea, loose stool, or constipation;
- Dry mouth or increased thirst; and
- Tiredness or mood changes.
Can anyone take part in the Weight Loss Management Programme?
In order to qualify for these medications, you have to be between 18 and 75 years old, have a BMI ≥ 30 kg/m² or ≥ 27 kg/m² with a weight-related health condition.
You will be unable to take part in the Weight Loss Programme if you fit any of the following criteria:
- If you’re pregnant, breast feeding or intending to fall pregnant;
- If you have a serious disease of the liver, gallbladder or pancreas;
- If you have a history or direct family history of MEN2 or thyroid cancer;
- If you are a Type 1 diabetic or are taking diabetic medication;
- If you have significant kidney disease;
- If you have experienced heart failure or abnormal heart rhythm; or
- If you have a history of psychosis or severe depression.
We strongly recommend birth control while taking these medications.