Weight Loss FAQs
How long does the treatment take?
Treatment can usually be continued until you reach your target weight. Even a 5% weight loss can lower your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease or cancer. It can also lower your blood pressure and cholesterol and improve any osteoarthritic pain or obstructive sleep apnoea.
How many appointments will I need?
The number of appointments you need, as well as the frequency and dose of any medication, will depend on your individual case. Our doctor will be able to give you a much clearer idea of what to expect when you’ve had your consultation.
Are weight loss injections safe?
Weight loss injections are deemed safe for suitable candidates according to clinical data. Risks and side-effects are generally minimal but it’s always important to be fully informed; we will discuss these with you before you make any decisions.
Are there side effects?
It’s common to experience nausea and/or an upset stomach when you first begin the course of treatment. Most people find the symptoms settle within a few weeks. These side effects can be caused by eating too much or the wrong types of foods, so we may advise you to try some further dietary changes to manage these symptoms.
The following patients should not take the weight loss injections:
- Personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma
- Personal history of Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN2)
- Hypersensitivity to the product components
Your suitability for treatment will be assessed following a consultation with one of our doctors.