To understand the significance of wellness, it's important to understand how it's linked to health.
What is wellness?
Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices towards a healthy and fulfilling life. It is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth. A good or satisfactory condition of existence; a state characterized by health, happiness, and prosperity; welfare. “Wellness is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” – The World Health Organization. Each treatments are tailored according to our patient needs in regards to their health and well-being.
Lose weight by reducing your appetite and increasing your fullness hormones with Saxenda.
SaxendaⓇ is a novel medicine containing the drug Liraglutide. It is prescribed by our doctors as a once-a-day injectable medication to effectively help overweight individuals lose weight and keep their weight off. Saxenda does this by activating the hunger centres of your brain – it will be as if your appetite has become smaller. You will feel full easily and eat less food than before. Gradually, with this reduced caloric intake, you begin to lose weight. Originally created to treat diabetes, Saxenda has been approved by the United States Food & Drug Administration (U.S. FDA) for weight loss.
What Is Saxenda And How Does It Work?
Saxenda is an injection pen pre-filled with the Liraglutide weight loss medication or weight loss treatment in Malaysia. When used with appropriate lifestyle changes like increased exercise and healthier eating habits, it can help obese individuals or overweight patients with weight-related medical problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol lose and maintain their weight loss.
In turn, this can reduce obesity related complications such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, a shorter life span, and even sleep apnea.
Saxenda is a weight-loss medication that is completely legal in Malaysia. Please contact us if you have any questions about the medicine. We’ll be pleased to assist you with any enquiries you might have.
Why Should I Get Saxenda At Hampshire Clinic?
At Hampshire Clinic, we will work with you to make appropriate lifestyle changes. A plan will be specifically designed to introduce micro-changes to your lifestyle – giving you and your body time to acclimatise and incorporate them as part of your daily habits.
This ensures that not only will you achieve better weight loss results with Saxenda, it’ll also help you maintain and sustain those results, avoiding rebound weight gain.
How Effective Is Saxenda With Weight Loss?
Saxenda has been clinically proven in multiple peer-reviewed studies.
In one particular research published in 2017, 3731 individuals were monitored for 56 weeks. The patients had a BMI of 30 or higher without diabetes, or a BMI of 27 or higher with at least one weight-related medical condition. Two groups of patients were created. Both groups were told to keep their diets and exercise routines in check.
Saxenda was administered to one group and a placebo to the other. One out of every three individuals who used Saxenda lost more than 10% of their body weight. Patients who completed the experiment and lost weight with Saxenda lost an average of 9.2% of their body weight and kept it off for a year. Patients’ cardiometabolic risk factors also improved in a number of ways.
Saxenda is also approved by the United States Food & Drug Administration (U.S. FDA) for weight loss.
Is Saxenda Safe? Are There Any Side Effects?
Yes! Saxenda is approved by the U.S. FDA for weight loss since Dec 2014. It has a long-term safety profile and is being used by patients in over 58 countries, and close to a 66.9% market share of the global obesity prescription drug market.
Most of Saxenda’s side effects are mild, dose-dependent, and typically gastrointestinal. They usually dissipate when the body gets used to the drug or with cessation.
There are also reports of acute pancreatitis and acute gallbladder disease that number less than 0.3% and 1.5% of liraglutide-treated patients respectively. These numbers are still being investigated and a causal link has not been confirmed.
How Do I Use Saxenda?
Saxenda is a prescription-only injectable medication – you will be required to inject the medicine on your own at home. This is simple to perform and our doctors will show you how to do this safely.
Saxenda is usually injected daily on the skin surrounding the abdomen, thighs, or upper arms or as directed by our doctor. You should not inject this medication directly into your veins or muscles. And you should never share your Saxenda injection pen with another person.
Follow our doctor’s instructions carefully. We will start your Saxenda treatment with a low dose and gradually increase it over the coming weeks.
When you first start Saxenda, you may experience nausea, its most common side effect. This is normal and usually goes away as your body adjusts to the medication.
Is It Painful Injecting With The Saxenda Pen?
Injecting with the Saxenda pen is not painful and well-tolerated by most patients. Patients liken the sensation to a light pinch on the skin. The nano 4mm 32 gauge needles on Saxenda injection pens are the smallest and finest available for injection pens, and about as thin as 2 strands of hair.
Will My Weight Rebound If I Stop Saxenda?
Adherence is key to managing your weight. The easier it is for you to maintain a healthy lifestyle, the better you will be at sticking to it.
That is why at Hampshire Clinic, we will work with you on a plan to introduce a series of micro-changes to your lifestyle and eating habits – giving you and your body time to acclimatise and condition. Over time and with practice, these changes are eventually incorporated as part of your lifestyle habits that you can perform with ease.
Saxenda is used to make it easier for you to adhere to the plan. So if you’re already quite far down the plan and decide to stop taking Saxenda, you would have already changed your lifestyle and eating habits for the better and should not see your weight rebounding.
Am I A Suitable Candidate For Saxenda Weight Loss In Malaysia?
In Malaysia, the Saxenda weight loss injectable is recommended for use in individuals with the following BMI and health conditions:
- BMI of 30 or higher
- BMI of 27 or higher, as well as at least one weight-related ailment, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure
Recommendations aside, however, any healthy adult above their weight goal can be a suitable candidate. Find out if Saxenda is for you. Contact us now!
Important Safety Information
Use a brand new needle straight from its original packaging each time you inject with the pen. You MUST NOT share the Saxenda injection pen with anyone else, even if they are family. This is to prevent cross-contamination or transfer of diseases. Always seek medical advice if you are unsure.
Standing on the scale can be a struggle. Are you looking for a solution to help shed a lot of weight?
Combining HCG injections and dietary restrictions (HCG Diet) is used to help patients who struggle with weight loss attain their goals. The effects might eventually amount to losing a pound a day.
Calorie restriction to this degree is not something that you should try alone, however.
What is HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin)?
Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone produced by woman’s placenta when pregnant. HCG helps to produce other hormones needed for a baby to grow in the womb.
HCG is used to combat certain health conditions, such as treating fertility issues (encouraging testosterone production in men) or identifying the presence of cancers like testicular cancer.
Some believe that it also affects metabolism to help with weight loss.
What is the HCG Diet?
The HCG Diet is a very low-calorie, low-fat diet used to help people lose weight. It’s believed that the diet raises one’s metabolism and leads to fat loss. Additionally, the diet might lower appetite.
Who Is the HCG Diet For?
The HCG Diet could be ideal for patients who wish to lose a lot of weight and who have found other options ineffective. Patients might be able to lose a pound or two per day. Our Aesthetic Physicians will work with you to determine your exact weight-loss goals.
How Does the HCG Diet Work?
The HCG Diet involves HCG injections and dietary restrictions.
Once you begin the HCG shots, there are three phases to the HCG Diet:
- During the first two days, eat a lot of high-calorie, high-fat foods
- For the next six weeks or less, consume only 500 calories a day across two daily meals
- After these six weeks, cease the HCG injections and gradually begin eating additional foods
The overall length of your HCG Diet will depend on your weight loss goals.
What to Expect From the HCG Diet?
There are numerous ways to take HCG, such as through sprays and pellets. At Hampshire Clinic, our Aesthetic Physician utilizes HCG injections under medical supervision.
We will discuss with you how long your HCG Diet will last and what foods you should eat and avoid. Typically, a meal with the HCG Diet will include a grain, fruit, protein, and vegetable. You will likely drink lots of water too.
Potential side effects include fatigue, headaches, muscle loss, and depression.