WEIGHT LOSS SERVICES
Losing weight can be difficult and demotivating if your hard work isn’t being reflected on your bathroom scales. But losing weight and improving your health can significantly increase your quality of life. And this is especially true for people who are clinically obese. We offer a weight loss service in Liverpool from our in-pharmacy Weight Management clinic. There, we can offer advice and support for losing weight. Also, we offer a range of private medications that are proven to aid weight loss.
What are weight management treatment options?
Weight loss tablets are a prescription-only medication designed to support obese people who are trying to lose weight. Each type of weight loss treatment works in different ways. For example, weight loss medications can work by:
- Stopping your body from absorbing about one-third of the fat you eat
- Making you feel less hungry
- Limiting your appetite and cravings
- There are also meal replacement plans.
Medications that are available from our pharmacy
Lipotrim is a food replacement program that works alongside physical activity and diet change in order to aid sustainable weight loss.
The program involves using Lipotrim Total Food Replacement formulas in place of your regular meals and weekly visits to your pharmacy to track your progress. Each visit, we will measure your weight, carry out a urine test (where possible) to measure ketones to check your compliance and adequacy of your fluid intake and give you the support you need to stick to the program. You will also be using these visits to pick up your weekly supply of Lipotrim foods.
Once you reach your desired weight or are ready to stop, we will help you switch back to eating ordinary food and introduce you to Lipotrim Maintenance products to help you maintain your new weight!
Orlistat is designed to aid sustainable weight loss when used alongside healthy eating habits and regular exercise programs. It aims to enhance weight loss by helping you to lose up to 50% more weight than simply just dieting. It works by reducing and preventing the absorption of fat. Orlistat is a prescription-only medication so requires approval from a qualified healthcare professional. One of our expert pharmacists will be able to assist and possibly prescribe Orlistat to you.
Saxenda is a prescription-only medication. This means you need approval from a qualified healthcare professional before being able to use it. Saxenda is a self-administered injectable and comes as a pre-loaded injection pen. You will be given training and support so you’ll be fully in control of this weight loss treatment.
Saxenda works by helping you by reducing your appetite. If you feel less hungry, it’s easier to make healthier food choices. Saxenda helps you reach and maintain your weight loss goals by establishing healthy eating habits.
Are weight loss treatments safe?
All medications come with risks and weight-loss treatments are no different.
Weight-loss medications are available as a prescription-only medication meaning you cannot buy them without first being assessed by an experienced member of our team or your GP. Our pharmacist will ensure that the treatment is suitable before prescribing it to you.
Weight loss medication is not a long term treatment. These drugs are designed to support weight loss while also making lifestyle changes, such as healthy eating and increasing activity levels.
What are the benefits of losing weight?
There are many benefits to losing weight. Maintaining a healthy weight can help reduce your risks of developing serious conditions including:
- Cardiovascular disease
- But being a healthy weight can also improve many other aspects of your health:
- Reduced symptoms of existing conditions such as asthma
- Feeling like you have “more energy”
- Reduced strain on your joints
- Better sleep
- More self-confidence and a positive outlook.
- Improvement in conditions like erectile dysfunction
Visit Green Lane Pharmacy and let us help you lose weight
We’re ready to help you with your weight loss journey with our friendly and discrete service.
Contact our team at Green Lane Pharmacy or visit us in-store if you would like to know more about our weight loss service in Liverpool.