Many people turn to weight loss injections when all else has failed. Diet and exercise alone is sometimes not enough to shift the excess weight in people suffering with obesity and obesity related health issues. With so much noise in the news at the moment about ‘game-changing’ weight loss medications, you may be interested in seeing what is out there and available to help with your weight loss goals.
If you’re considering weight loss injections, it’s important to understand what they are, how they work, who can take them, and their potential benefits and disadvantages. Here at Bodyline. we’d like to discuss some of the most commonly used weight loss injections and what you need to know before starting medical weight loss treatments.
What are Weight Loss Injections?
Weight loss injections are injectable medications that are used to help individuals lose weight. They come in pre-filled injectable pens, similar in look to those used by people with nut allergies. They work by mimicking the effects of a natural hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), usually created in the intestines after a meal.
These injections stimulate insulin secretion, reduce glucagon secretion, and slow gastric emptying, leading to lower blood sugar levels and a feeling of satisfaction and fullness.
Some of the most commonly used weight loss injections include Ozempic, Saxenda, and Wegovy. Ozempic and WeGovy contain the active ingredient semaglutide, while Saxenda contains a similar but chemically different medication called liraglutide.
All of these injections work in the same way. Some are to be administered once a week, while others once a day, but all work to reduce appetite and thus reduce calorie intake to promote sustainable weight loss.
How Do Weight Loss Injections Work?
Weight loss injections work by reducing appetite and food intake. They do this by mimicking the effects of a hormone released in the intestines when a person has just eaten, making them feel fuller throughout the day. They also work in the appetite centre of the brain to curb cravings and prevent snacking. These mechanisms work well to ensure that the user remains in a caloric deficit, thus will lose weight successfully.
Not only do weight loss injections help individuals lose weight by promoting satiety and reducing the amount of food consumed, but they may also help to improve glycaemic control in people with type 2 diabetes. This is because weight loss medications, namely WeGovy and Ozempic, help to lower blood sugar and regulate the blood sugar level, preventing unhealthy spikes.
Who Can Take Weight Loss Injections?
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommend that weight loss injections may be prescribed to individuals who have a body mass index (BMI) of over 30, or a BMI of over 27 with related health problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes.
GP’s will soon be able to prescribe weight loss injections like WeGovy to those with a BMI of 35 and over, though waitlists and funding issues may not make this the easiest route to go down.
It’s important to speak with a qualified medical professional to determine if weight loss injections are the right treatment option for you. A specialist at Bodyline can help determine if you meet the criteria for weight loss injections and can monitor your progress to ensure that they are effective and safe. When you get in touch with one of our customer service specialists, they will be able to base your medical weight loss prescriptions on your medical history, lifestyle, and goals.
We have a number of medical weight loss treatments available to new and returning customers, including Phentermine, Diethylpropion, Saxenda, Ozempic, and WeGovy, as well as HRT for those currently going through the menopause and herbal supplements to help along the journey. If our weight loss injections are not right for you, ask about our other treatment options.
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How Much Weight Can I Lose on Weight Loss Injections?
We have seen our customers lose up to a stone in their first month on medical weight loss treatments, though it is important to remember that everyone is different.
Studies have shown that individuals taking weight loss injections can lose a significant amount of weight. For example, in what researchers call a ‘game changing’ study, users of Ozempic and Wegovy (semaglutide) have seen an average loss of 15% of their overall body weight, with people losing on average 35lbs.
Meanwhile, Saxenda users have seen an average weight loss of 5-10% of their overall body weight, with one study seeing participants lose around 22lbs on average over the course of the clinical trial.
Results will of course vary from person to person, depending on their activity level, calorie intake, as well as genetics, hormones, and lifestyle. Here at Bodyline, we can guarantee weight loss with all our treatment plans.
Benefits of Weight Loss Injections
One of the main benefits of weight loss injections is that they can help individuals struggling with obesity lose weight without the need for surgery or invasive procedures. This is especially helpful when people are at higher risk of major adverse cardiovascular events like heart attacks or stroke.
In fact, Novo Nordisk, the pharmaceutical company responsible for Ozempic and WeGovy, saw a 20% reduction in risk of heart attacks or strokes in a promising study of semaglutide use.
It can be very difficult to push through the beginning of a caloric deficit, and when some attempt to lose weight through diet and exercise alone, they can find it difficult to get past the hunger pangs of a reduced caloric intake. This is where weight loss injections can really come into their own and ensure there is no danger of binging or falling back into unhealthy habits.
Weight loss injections are also relatively easy to use, with most injections being administered at home, into the thigh.
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Disadvantages of Weight Loss Injections
Weight loss injections may cause some side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea. However, with the support of Bodyline these side effects can be monitored, and dosage or medication can be altered to help you push through your medical weight loss journey as hassle free as possible.
Weight Loss Injections Available with Bodyline
At Bodyline, we offer weight loss injections as part of our medical weight loss programs. Our team of experts can help determine if weight loss injections are the right option for you and can monitor your progress to ensure that they are effective and safe. We offer consultations, prescriptions, and monthly reviews, as well as fortnightly support calls to ensure you are being looked after throughout your weight loss journey.If you’re interested in weight loss injections, call Bodyline Medical Wellness Clinics today at 0800 995 6036 or fill in our online contact form for a call back. We have over 17 years of clinical experience, with over 100,000 happy customers and clients that have seen significant improvements in their lives thanks to our medical wellness treatments and programs.