Weight loss clinic in Birmingham, UK (Saxenda):
Weight loss (reduction) is always a challenge and many people undertaking dietary plans or exercise find it difficult to maintain weight loss. Most people explain that they experience difficulty in controlling their appetite.
Obesity expert, Dr Mujahid Saeed, is an Oxford-trained Consultant. He has a weekly NHS obesity clinic at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, University Hospitals Birmingham and sees private patients twice weekly at the BMI Priory Hospital, Birmingham, UK. Video consultations are also available.
He can support people reduce weight through a medicine called Saxenda®. If you are keen to reduce your weight and want an alternative to bariatric weight reduction surgery, you could consider Saxenda® as an option with excellent results shown through clinical studies.
What is Saxenda?
- Saxenda® is a weight loss treatment that contains the medicine liraglutide.
- It is similar to the natural hormone produced by the bowel after a meal, called GLP-1.
- Saxenda® works by making you feel full and less hungry by:
- acting on the brain to control your appetite
- slowing down the stomach so you digest food slower
- This helps you eat less food and reduce your body weight through less calorie intake.
What is Saxenda® used for?
Saxenda® is used for weight loss in addition to diet and exercise in adults who are:
- obese; or,
- overweight and have weight-related health problems (such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or breathing problems during sleep called “obstructive sleep apnoea”).
Is Saxenda® effective?
A 1-year clinical study [SCALE Obesity Study] showed in over 3,500 people that:
- 3 out of 5 people were able to lose over 5% of their body weight, and,
- 1 out of 3 people were able to lose over 10% of their body weight
- 8 out of 10 people who lost over 5% of their weight maintained this weight loss for over a year [SCALE Maintenance Study].
Does Saxenda® have any side effects?
These will be discussed at your appointment, however, like most medicines not everybody experiences them. The most common ones are nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea or constipation, however, these settle within a few days or weeks once the body gets used to the medicine.
Book an appointment at the BMI Priory Hospital or a video consultation now to discuss Saxenda® with Dr Mujahid Saeed.