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Weightloss

Sometimes, shifting weight can be hard!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weight Loss Pens and Injections: 

Disclaimer: Before starting any weight loss treatment, it is essential to consult with a healthcare professional to determine the most suitable approach for your specific needs and medical condition.

At Kings Pharmacy, we understand that achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is essential for overall well-being and quality of life. For individuals struggling with weight loss, we offer a range of weight loss pens and injections designed to assist in achieving weight management goals when combined with a balanced diet and regular exercise. Our Pharmacist and healthcare professionals are dedicated to providing personalised care and guidance throughout your weight loss journey.

Introduction: The Role of Weight Loss Pens and Injections

Weight loss pens and injections are innovative treatments that can help individuals struggling with obesity or overweight achieve their desired weight when used alongside a comprehensive weight loss plan. These treatments are particularly beneficial for those who have not experienced significant results with diet and exercise alone.

Weight Loss Pens: Wegovy and Saxenda

Wegovy:
Wegovy is a groundbreaking weight loss medication available at My London Pharmacy since 2023. It is an injectable medicine that uses semaglutide, a GLP-1 receptor agonist, to regulate the body’s natural hunger signals. The medicine is administered once weekly via an injectable pen, similar to insulin injections. Clinical trials have shown that Wegovy can help the average patient lose as much as 15% of their body weight when combined with a balanced diet and exercise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wegovy, also known as semaglutide, is a medication approved for weight loss. Here’s how it works:

  1. Appetite Regulation: Wegovy acts on areas of the brain involved in appetite regulation. It does the following:

    • Increases feelings of fullness: You’ll feel satisfied after meals, reducing the urge to eat excessively.

    • Reduces feelings of hunger: It curbs hunger, making it easier to control food intake.

    • Preference for High-Fat Foods: Wegovy decreases the preference for high-fat foods.

  2. Blood Sugar Control: Semaglutide also has an impact on blood sugar levels:

    • It reduces blood sugar by promoting insulin release when blood sugar levels are high.

    • In fact, semaglutide is also used to treat type 2 diabetes because of its blood sugar-lowering effects.

  3. Clinical Effectiveness: Studies have shown that when Wegovy is used alongside lifestyle changes (such as a calorie-reduced diet and increased physical activity), people can achieve significant weight loss. 

  4. On average, individuals using Wegovy lost 15% of their body weight over 15 months, compared to only 2.4% in those receiving placebo injections1.

Remember that Wegovy should be used under medical supervision and as part of a comprehensive weight management plan. 

Mounjaro (Now available)

Mounjaro, also known as tirzepatide, is a newly approved prescription medication designed to aid in weight loss. Although it was initially approved for patients with diabetes, it has shown promise in helping people without diabetes who struggle with elevated body mass indexes (BMI) lose considerable weight1.

Here’s how Mounjaro works:

  1. Appetite Suppression: Mounjaro influences appetite by activating natural receptors in the brain. These receptors make you feel more full after eating only a small amount of food. Essentially, it suppresses appetite, leading to decreased food intake and making weight loss easier.

  2. Improved Blood Sugar Control: Mounjaro also enhances blood sugar regulation. It achieves this by:

    • Activating GIP and GLP-1 Receptors: These are natural incretin hormones that help regulate blood sugar levels.

    • Increasing Insulin Sensitivity: By improving insulin sensitivity, Mounjaro supports fat tissue loss.

  3. Weekly Injections: Mounjaro is administered via an easy-to-use pen, allowing patients to give themselves a weekly injection.

Remember that Mounjaro should be used under medical supervision and combined with lifestyle changes for the best chance of lasting weight loss over time1.

  1. Mechanism of Action:

    • Mounjaro is an injectable medication containing the active ingredient tirzepatide.

    • It acts by mimicking two hormones:

      • Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1): Increases feelings of fullness after meals and reduces hunger.

      • Glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP): Decreases the preference for high-fat foods.

    • These effects help control appetite and promote weight loss.

  2. Dosing Schedule:

  3. Clinical Evidence:

 

Orlistat

 

Orlistat is a medicine which can help you to lose weight if you are obese or overweight. It works by blocking enzymes in your gut which digest fat. Nearly a third of the fat that you eat is blocked by orlistat. The undigested fat is not absorbed into your body, and is passed out with your stools. Orlistat is no 'wonder drug'; it only partially helps, and you still need to make lifestyle changes to improve your diet, eat less and increase your physical activity levels to lose weight.The best chance of long-term success is to eat a healthy diet and to exercise regularly. To lose weight, you need to be using more energy (calories) than you are taking in by eating.

Lifestyle Changes for Sustainable Weight Loss

While weight loss treatments can be effective, lifestyle changes are crucial for sustainable results. Our team at My London Pharmacy encourages the following:

  1. Diet: Adopting a balanced diet that includes appropriate portions of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, fruits, and vegetables is essential for healthy weight management.

  2. Exercise: Engaging in regular physical activity, such as walking, jogging, or swimming, can boost weight loss efforts and improve overall well-being.

  3. Wellbeing: Monitoring emotional well-being and using tools like journaling can help maintain motivation and track progress.

  4. Consultation: Seeking advice from professionals, such as dietitians or personal trainers, can provide personalised guidance and support.

 

Let Kings Pharmacy help you lose weight.
 
With our specially trained pharmacist, we will guide and help you through your weightloss journey.
 

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