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It is a complicated subject.
Integrated with mental health and wellbeing and external circumstances such as the lockdowns introduced due to Covid and the indulgence of the Christmas period, these all can be enough to challenge normal weight management routines leading to weight gain.
London Weight Loss Management Service
Weight management for adults
Is not just about weight loss, it is a strategy that copes with the changes in life - like adapting during the Coronavirus - including illness, anxiety and different exercise and work patterns.
Weight management Services in the UK aim to help you maintain a healthy balance between diet and exercise allowing you to adapt to changing circumstances.
All pearl chemist group pharmacies offer a range of comprehensive NHS services
A weight loss management strategy is all about:
- Ensuring optimal nutrition, not starvation
- Eating the right foods
- Exercising appropriately to reflect age and other health conditions
- Maintaining plentiful and restful sleep
- Managing the stresses and strains of life which can disrupt or challenge successful weight management programs
- Optimising mental wellness
- Selecting tools and products which are an appropriate addition to any weight loss journey Effective and sustained weight loss is about weight management.
Effective and sustained weight loss is about weight management.
Successful weight loss management services in the UK help you maintain a healthy weight despite ever changing circumstances. They are multi-faceted and take into account the multiple factors that challenge successful weight loss including stress, overwork, worries and anxieties, lack of time to exercise and knowledge of how to cook nutritious and balanced meals.
Successful weight loss management services for adults are flexible and responsive to changes like lockdown during Coronavirus and excess indulgence over the festive season. An effective weight management plan will take into account all challenges in order to optimise weight loss and enable you to deploy different tools such as exercise, healthy eating regimes, nutritional diet plans, supportive oral supplements and interventions which can form part of a healthy weight loss journey.
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Understanding effective weight management is the first step on the road
to losing weight in a progressinve, sustainable and healthy manner. Adult weight management services in London are available through Pearl chemist at our Merton, Tooting, Earlsfield, Banstead, and Streatham branches, You can also obtain assistance in managing your weight at our Wimbledon, Morden, Toworth, and Wandsworth locations, You can discover more on how we can help by popping in for a chat with one of our trained professionals.
Frequently asked questions
Pearl Chemist Group is pleased to offer our weight loss management services at our flagship store in Tooting and across all our branches with 20 pharmacy locations in South London. Our weight loss services are only carried out by registered pharmacists who have undergone special training to guide and assist you, which means you can approach what could be a brand-new chapter for your health and wellness with peace of mind. Your initial consultation can be conducted confidentially in person using our private consultation rooms in pharmacy, or if you qualify, via phone. Subsequent follow ups which are part of the service we provide, can be conducted via video conferencing.
There is no set duration for the length of our weight loss management service. Your progress and your goal will largely dictate how long you may want to utilise our service. Saxenda, if prescribed, should be used for a minimum of 12 weeks to see results, and should be used in conjunction with other traditional weight loss methods like calorie control and exercise for a successful weight loss diet plan. So long as you are not experiencing any unpleasant side effects, your paired pharmacist can prescribe you Saxenda for as long as it takes to reach your goal.
When you sign up for our London-based weight loss clinic at PCG you are paired with a pharmacy professional who is tasked with providing you 1:1 support throughout your weight loss journey. You will be provided with an initial consultation where your medical background is obtained, and an explanation is given to how your treatment will be carried out. This may include guidance on how to supplement the administration of your medical weight loss aid with a health diet and exercise regime. As part of our service, you will also have the opportunity to connect with your paired pharmacist each week to discuss your progress, relay any questions or concerns, and to purchase additional medicine.
Our weight loss management service is intended for use by those who are considered clinically overweight with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 30, and in some cases when recommended by a doctor, over 27. The medication used as part of our service to help reduce your weight was originally prescribed to diabetics who experienced an added bonus of weight loss and appetite suppression when using it, so after conducting clinical trials it was approved for use with expanded application and proven results. While most people can take Saxenda without worry, people with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndrome Type 2 (MEN 2) would not be considered good candidates.
If the pharmacist you are paired with as part of our weight loss management service decides you are a good candidate for medicated weight loss treatment, you will be prescribed a medication called Saxenda. Saxenda comes as a pen with medicine inside that is injected subcutaneously into the abdomen, thigh, or upper arm. The injection site and timing of your dose can be adjusted to suit giving you the freedom to choose an administration method and time of day you are comfortable with. You will be shown how to properly self-administer your injections as part of our service.
Saxenda is a medication you may be prescribed as part of our weight loss management services to help you achieve weight loss. It comes as a pen which closely resembles a finger pricking device used to test blood sugar. It is a medicine that works by engaging your hormones that are responsible for regulating your feelings of hunger. Saxenda is administered daily via injection with pharmacist oversight regarding your dosage. The dosage you are prescribed initially may increase throughout the duration of your treatment and is to be expected.
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