Losing weight can be a struggle for anyone: a sea of conflicting information, the bad days full of temptation. Plus all those celebrity diets that seem designed to just make you feel guilty.
If you are struggling to lose weight, there is a new weight-loss medication that could be the answer to your problems.
It’s called Saxenda.
Brighton & Hove’s Burwash Pharmacy’s weight loss clinic is accepting Saxenda consultations today.
What is Saxenda?
Saxenda is a new treatment option for people who are struggling to lose weight.
When combined with a low-calorie diet and exercise, Saxenda may help you to lose weight and keep it off. Saxenda is aimed at people who are clinically obese – that’s a BMI of 30 and above. However, it can also be prescribed for people who have a medical condition that affects their weight who also have a BMI of 27 and above. This includes people with diabetes.
It’s a prescription-only medication meaning you need approval from a qualified healthcare professional before being able to use it. Saxenda is a self-administered injectable and comes as a pre-loaded injection pen.
If the idea of Saxenda injections sounds scary – don’t worry. You will be given training and support so you feel fully in control with this weight loss treatment.
How does Saxenda work?
Saxenda contains an ingredient that mimics a hormone that naturally occurs in your body. GLP-1 is the name of the hormone and it helps regulate appetite. So Saxenda may help you feel less hungry, helping you eat less and lose weight. Clever, eh?
Because it works with your body, Saxenda allows you to adopt healthier lifestyle choices including a balanced diet and an active day. Saxenda assists you in achieving and maintaining your weight loss goals by establishing these new healthy habits.
Losing weight with Saxenda isn’t a quick fix, a wonder drug or a restrictive regime. Instead, Saxenda could be the support you need to kick-start a new healthier lifestyle.
How soon can I expect Saxenda results?
You will probably see weight loss within two weeks of starting your healthier lifestyle alongside the Saxenda weight loss medication.
In a 56-week study conducted by the company that makes of Saxenda, most participants saw weight-loss results:
- 3 in 5 participants lost at least 5% of their starting body weight
- 1 in 3 participants lost 10% or more of their starting body weight
- 8 out of 10 participants maintained their weight loss
It’s important the remember that weight-loss is a personal journey. Everyone is different and so weight loss results vary from individual to individual.
Burwash Pharmacy’s weight loss clinic, Brighton, has specially trained pharmacists who can help you with your weight loss journey. We understand the challenges but also the many health benefits of achieving a healthy weight and lifestyle.
Is Saxenda Weight Loss the right choice for me?
- You are obese and want to lose weight
- Having lost weight before you always put it back on
- You have a weight-related medical problem including high blood pressure, high cholesterol or type-2 diabetes.
However, you must not use Saxenda if any of the following apply to you:
- Pregnant or trying to become pregnant
- Currently breastfeeding
- Allergic to any of the ingredients
How do I get a prescription for Saxenda in Brighton?
Via a private consultation at Burwash Pharmacy, of course!
The consultation takes the form of a questionnaire. You will need to give information about your age, weight and general health. Don’t worry – our service is discrete and all information given is private.
How much do Saxenda weight-loss injections cost?
A single Saxenda pen costs £53 and contains many doses. The exact number of doses depends on where you are in the treatment plan.
You will need to also purchase disposable needles that go with the Saxenda pen. But if you buy 5 or more pens, you’ll get FREE needles and a container for disposing of them after use.
Come to Burwash Pharmacy for our Weight Loss Service Brighton & Hove Community Pharmacist
If you would like to know more about Saxenda Brighton pharmacists at Burwash Pharmacy would happy to talk to you.
So, pop in to see us today or start your online Saxenda weight loss consultation now.
This post was written on behalf of Burwash Pharmacy by Nicola from Pharmacy Mentor.