Have you heard of the latest weight loss by injection?
You’ve heard of weight loss diets and weight loss supplements but have you heard of weight loss by injection?
The latest FDA-approved injectable weight-loss drug, Saxenda, has been gaining popularity by helping your body feel full sooner after you war. Overall, this may help you to consume less calories and is ideally paired with increased activity to help one better achieve their desired results.
Saxenda works via injection, this means you are prescribed a pre-filled pen which you use to inject into your body, once a day, regardless of the time of day. Studies have shown that such prescription weight loss injections can be effective in helping individuals reach and maintain a healthier weight.
Saxenda can be used by patients who are obese with a BMI of 30 or more and even by patients who have a BMI of 27 or more, coupled with weight related medical conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure.
How effective is Saxenda?
The effectiveness of your weight loss journey with Saxenda very much depends on how well you tolerate the medication and how conscientious you are with sticking to a low-calorie diet and exercise program. Clinical trials have shown that patients taking Saxenda lost more weight those placed on a placebo, with 64% of patients without diabetes losing at least 5% of their body weight while only 34% of those on a placebo reaching their desired weight.
Are there any side effect with taking Saxenda?
As with most weight loss solutions, there are side effects that you might experience. These range from nausea, low blood sugar, diarrhoea, constipation, vomiting, headache, decreased appetite, fatigue, dizziness and abdominal pain.
Saxenda is now available at SW1 Clinic, it is a prescribed drug and you should be closely monitored by your physician while on Saxenda. Our doctors at SW1 Clinic will teach you how to use it correctly and devise a customised program for you to follow for best results.