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Medical Weight Loss: Are Weight Loss Injections For You?

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Medical weight loss using weight loss injections has been at the forefront of some of the most transformational weight loss journeys. But what role does medical weight loss play and how can weight loss injections make a difference?

This article looks at what medical weight loss is, who it can help, and what you can do to achieve a healthy lifestyle to support your weight loss injections.

What Is Medical Weight Loss?

Medical weight loss is weight loss that is aided by the proactive management of your diet, exercise and intervention supported by a medical professional. With this guidance, people who have typically struggled with self-motivated weight loss find that they can maintain a healthy lifestyle and lose significant weight with the help of weekly weight loss injections.

Who Is Eligible For Medical Weight Loss?

Medical weight loss isn’t for everyone as there are several qualifying factors that your medical practitioner will consider. These include;

Your Age

While the age range is wide, we can only offer weight loss injections to men and women aged between 18 – 75.

Your Body Mass Index

Medical weight loss by way of weight loss injections is only suited to those that have a BMI of 30 and over. Your BMI is calculated by dividing your weight by your height, this gives a number that relates to a scale that indicates your body fat ratio. 

Certain Health Conditions

Medical weight loss may be considered as an option if you have a BMI of over 27 alongside a medical condition that is affected by weight gain, such as heart disease, diabetes or sleep apnoea.

How Can Weight Loss Injections Help?

If you have made lifestyle changes but are finding that the scales aren’t reflecting your efforts, it can put a dent in your confidence. Weight loss injections will help to reduce your weight by suppressing your appetite.

These injections have shown incredible results, in both external trials and our own in-house experience. Unlike some of the weight loss “treatments” available on the market, such as illegal diet pills, weight loss injections are safe, tested and backed by science. 

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Who Administers The Weight Loss Injections?

The weekly injections are self-administered in the comfort of your own home. Some people feel anxious about using a needle themselves, however, weight loss injections are provided in pre-filled ‘pens’ which makes the process much easier. You are given training on how to use the pens, and we are always available for guidance on the phone.

Are There Any Side Effects From Weight Loss Injections?

As with many medications, there can be some side effects from medical weight loss. These vary from person to person, but the most common side effects are easily managed at home. We’ve listed the most frequently reported side effects along with treatment ideas below; 


Nausea or a sick feeling is the most common side effect of weight loss injections. It usually only lasts a couple of days, sometimes a little longer, but it does subside. 

During those first days, you can ease the sick feeling by eating or drinking ginger. It’s a natural anti-sickness treatment that has been used since ancient times.


Headaches can occur when you first start your medical weight loss plan. The headaches shouldn’t be debilitating in any way and can be managed with over the counter medication.

Tummy Trouble

Weight loss injections can initially cause diarrhoea and/or constipation. While this is temporary, it can still be uncomfortable to live with. Staying hydrated is key, so little sips of water throughout the day is important. You can also try some natural remedies such as the BRAT diet for diarrhoea – BRAT stands for bananas, rice, applesauce and toast. These are easily digested foods that can help an unsettled stomach. It’s not a long-term solution however, so if you find you’re still experiencing an upset stomach for more than a couple of days, get in touch with us and we’ll be able to help.

For constipation, senna is available in supermarkets and pharmacies and provides natural relief. Eating foods rich in fibre and drinking lots of fluids is also important. 


Tiredness is less commonly reported, but it still affects a few patients. Overcoming fatigue can mean a lifestyle adjustment to ensure you’re getting a good night’s rest. Ensuring you get at least 7 hours at night can help, as will eating foods that can give you slow burn energy throughout the day. Oats, nuts, seeds, bananas and fruit can help give you a healthy boost when you need it. 

If you feel your side effects are more serious, then call the clinic and Dr Shirin will be able to assist you in the best course of action. 

How Quickly Do Weight Loss Injections Work?

Medical weight loss has the benefit of being highly managed by professionals. During your assessment consultation, we will discuss your desired outcome as well as get an understanding of your current lifestyle and habits.

The dose of your weight loss injections will be increased as you progress through your medical weight loss programme until you reach your goal weight. It’s important to note that this goal weight will be decided under the guidance of our professionals, giving you targets that are both achievable and visible. 

Your commitment to regular exercise and fitness will play a role in your success, and our supportive and encouraging follow ups give you an accountability that helps you to stay on track.

It’s likely that you will see a difference in your weight around three months after starting your regime. Most patients report a loss of between 5% – 10% of their total body weight, which can be as significant as 2-3 dress sizes.

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How Do I  Sign Up For Medical Weight Loss?

If you’d like to know more about medical weight loss with weight loss injections please call us at our clinic in Greenhithe, Kent or click here to book a consultation. We will be able to discuss the programmes we have available, as well as your suitability.

If we think that you will benefit from weight loss injections, you will be invited to book a consultation where Dr Shirin will be able to be more detailed in the assessment. Here a strategy will be made to enable you to maximise your medical weight loss journey; this will include support sessions, fitness plans and healthy eating guidance as well as all of the training and accessories for your weight loss injections. 

Your consultation will be held at our clinic, which is located just 10 minutes away from Dartford and Gravesend stations, 15 minutes from Maidstone and a short 20 minutes drive from London.

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