Chase Lodge Hospital has announced the launch of a new weight loss clinic that will offer patients access to Wegovy, a new prescription medication that has been shown to help people lose weight.
What is Wegovy?
Wegovy is a once-weekly injectable medication that works by helping to reduce appetite. It is approved by the MHRA for adults who are obese or overweight and have at least one weight-related health condition, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol.
In clinical trials, Wegovy was shown to help people lose an average of 12.4% of their body weight over 68 weeks. This is significantly more weight loss than is typically seen with other weight loss medications.
We have formed a team of highly experienced professionals including GPs, Endocrinology and Diabetes specialists, Psychologists, and Emotional Wellbeing Specialists, who will work with patients to develop a personalised weight loss plan that includes Wegovy, as well as lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise.
The Wegovy weight loss clinic at Chase Lodge Hospital is open to patients ages 18 and older who are obese or overweight and have at least one weight-related health condition. To register your interest and join the pre-launch waiting list, fill in the form here.
How to Lose Weight
Losing weight can be a challenge, but it is possible with the right approach. Here are some tips on how to lose weight in the UK:
- Set realistic goals – Aim to lose 1-2 pounds per week.
- Make healthy changes to your diet – Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Limit processed foods, sugary drinks, and unhealthy fats.
- Get regular exercise – Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week.
- Find a support system – Having friends or family members who are also trying to lose weight can help you stay motivated.
- Be patient – Losing weight takes time and effort. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t see results immediately.
If you are struggling to lose weight on your own, talk to your doctor. They can help you develop a personalised weight loss plan that is right for you.
Wegovy Side Effects
Wegovy is a safe and effective medication for weight loss, but it is important to be aware of the potential side effects. The most common side effects of Wegovy are nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, and abdominal pain. These side effects are usually mild and go away on their own.
Serious side effects of Wegovy are rare. These side effects include pancreatitis, thyroid problems, and an increased risk of bone fractures. If you experience any of these side effects, stop taking Wegovy and talk to your doctor immediately.
Wegovy is a new and effective medication for weight loss. It is important to be aware of the potential side effects, but for most people, the benefits of Wegovy outweigh the risks. If you are struggling to lose weight, talk to your doctor about whether Wegovy is right for you.