Some people have bodies that stay tight and slim no matter what they do, or not do. But for others, the opposite is true. No matter what diet they use, what they eat, or how hard they workout, nothing ever helps their personal battle of the bulge.
For those who face the struggle of weight loss, a new tool has recently surfaced to help them in their weight loss efforts. You may have heard of Saxenda, WeGovy or Ozempic, weight loss injections that help our bodies by providing it with substances that regulate appetite and blood sugar levels more effectively. The active ingredient in Saxenda is liraglutide, while WeGovy and Ozempic contains semaglutide.
How Much Weight Can I Lose on Weight Loss Injections
Weight loss injections help weight loss by regulating your hunger hormones and controlling your diet, but do not help you to reduce weight without your active participation. Therefore, the most important thing that you need to know about weight loss injections is that they must be combined with a regimented diet and regular exercise.
It is not a miracle injection that will make your weight go away. When consciously used with the appropriate meals and workout plan, most people will lose weight. However, every one has a different body, which means that some people will lose weight more quickly than others. In a published study, almost half of the participants lost at least 10 percent of their weight, and roughly one-quarter of them lost at least 15 percent of their weight.
The rate of weight loss tend to decline with time as they would have less weight to lose than before.
What are the Requirements Needed to Get Weight Loss Injections in Singapore?
Weight loss injections require prescriptions and are recommended for the following kinds of patients:
– People with a BMI of 30 or more
– People with a BMI of 27 or more, with one weight-related condition like diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure.
I am Diabetic, are Weight Loss Injections Safe for me?
You might have heard that some weight loss injections, like Saxenda, can help with diabetes. Saxenda works by reducing the appetite of the patient, helping those who are overweight to reduce their caloric intake and begin to lose weight.
These medications are not suitable for those with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. However, all three can possibly assist those with type 2 diabetes in the improvement of their conditions when combined with a an effective diet and exercise plan.
Weight loss injections tend to affect the amount of insulin your body releases, meaning it can affect a diabetic in unexpected ways if used wrongly.
If you are a diabetic patient, it is important that you highlight your type of condition to your doctor during pre-treatment consultation.
How many Times do I Need to Take These Weight Loss Injections?
Saxenda injections need to be taken once daily, while WeGovy and Ozempic injections are done once weekly. Your doctor will advise you on the recommended dosage for self-administration based on the required intervals.
Are There Side Effects to Weight Loss Injections?
Weight loss injections Singapore are generally safe, and well-tolerated by most individuals. There might be mild side effects, like nausea, diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, injection site reaction, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), headache, tiredness (fatigue), dizziness, stomach pain, and change in enzyme (lipase) levels in your blood.
In some cases, weight loss injections are not recommended. For example, in the case of Saxenda, WeGovy and Ozempic, those with a family history of thyroid cancers should not take the treatment, as it may trigger thyroid tumours. Additionally, those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to do either, should not use weight loss injections. Should you have a history of problems with either your kidney or pancreas, it is recommended that you avoid weight loss injections.
In a very small number of people, weight loss injections can cause serious side effects like pancreatic inflammation, changes in vision, kidney problems, and gall bladder problems.
Where to Get Weight Loss Injections in Singapore?
If you want to find ways to help improve your obesity condition, you should consider a detailed examination by our qualified doctors, who will then customise a suitable treatment plan based on your health condition and goals. As of time of writing, WeGovy is not yet available in Singapore. However, Saxenda and Ozempic treatments have been approved by the Health Science Authority of Singapore (HSA).
If you are seeking to lose weight in a safe and sustainable manner, SL Aesthetic Clinic can provide you with the necessary diagnosis and treatment to work toward your ideal aesthetic look. Call us now at 6235 3246, or Whatsapp us at 9850 7112.