Weight Loss Management
Medical Weight Loss
Assisted weight loss has never been simpler; through advances in weight loss science, Effect Doctors can help you on you journey to meaningful and sustainable weight loss.
Effect Doctors weight management program 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.
Start the process to becoming the healthiest version of you possible:
Discuss your weight loss goals with one of our NMWLP (National Medical Weight Loss Programme) certified doctors; we will explore your weight loss journey to this point, and discuss our medical weight loss management treatment options.
Our expert medical team will undertake your blood sampling and biometric measurement in a convenient one-stop clinical assessment; the baseline measurements that you will leave in the distant past.
Our comprehensive blood panel, evaluates multiple biological systems, including kidney, thyroid, liver, lipid and full blood profiles, to ensure proactive management of weight related health concerns.
Initiation Appointment & First treatment pen
So long as it is deemed safe and appropriate, we will take you through the safest way to administer your weight-loss medication, 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.
18-Week Programme with Monthly Follow-ups
Is the medication & plan working for you? Let us evaluate your progress and tailor your approach to your ongoing weight loss journey, with adjustments to medication dosing, diet and exercise plans.
After placing an order for the Weight Loss Management Programme a member of the team will be in touch to arrange an initial consultation.
In order to qualify for this drug treatment you must have a BMI more than 30 or a BMI more than 27 with a health issue such as high cholesterol. By placing this order I understand that I may be refunded this consultation fee if I am not suitable to have the is treatment
Why should I lose weight?
Obesity is one of the most significant health problems facing our society, it is associated with reduced life expectancy, lower quality of life, increased disease and illness.
The benefits to weight loss and numerous, and include, improved energy, blood sugar regulation, improved sleep, and a reduction in the risk of multiple medical problems.
Having said that, we know that its not easy to lose weight! Which is where the Effect doctors Medical Weight loss program can help!
We can help you navigate to complex balance between: Calories and activity, weight loss and weight gain and the interplay between diet, exercise metabolism and the hormones that govern fullness and hunger.
How do these medications work?
Saxenda, Ozempic, and Wegovy all work to address one of your body’s natural responses to weight loss.
Your body naturally produces an appetite hormone known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) that helps to regulate your hunger
Saxenda® works like GLP-1 by regulating your appetite, which can lead to eating fewer calories and losing weight
WHAT IS SAXENDA (LIRAGLUTIDE)
Saxenda® is an injectable prescription medicine that, when used with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity, may help adults with obesity or overweight (excess weight) who also have weight-related medical problems
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 mire effective in longer term weight management.
- At the moment, Ozempic is prescribed off-label for weight loss, as it is not licenced 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.
HOW DO I TAKE THE WEIGHT LOSS MEDICATIONS?
Saxenda, Ozempic, and Wegovy are all injectable medications. Saxenda is a once daily injection whereas both Ozempic and Wegovy are once weekly injections.
We will teach you how to safely and comfortably inject these medications through our medical weight loss program.
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
- Tiredness or mood changes
CAN ANYONE HAVE IT?
In order to qualify for these medications, you have to have be between 18 and 75 years old, have a BMI ≥ 30 kg/m² or ≥ 27 kg/m² with a weight related health condition
And you must not experience any of the following health conditions
- Pregnant, breast feeding or intending to fall pregnant
- We strongly recommend birth control while taking these medications
- Anyone who has a serious disease of the liver, gallbladder or pancreas
- Anyone with a history or direct family history of MEN2 or thyroid cancer.
- Type 1 diabetics or patients taking diabetic medication
- Significant kidney disease
- Anyone with heart failure or abnormal heart rhythm
- Any history of psychosis or severe depressions