Weight Management

At REMEDI HEALTH in Winchester we offer a personalised support service to help you achieve your lifestyle and health goals.

This programme includes an initial consultation, monthly follow-up appointments and weekly weigh-ins to maintain your motivation. It can also include daily or weekly injections or other medication if appropriate.

Whatever level of support you choose, we will help you make positive changes to your health and wellbeing by helping you to develop healthier eating habits and be more active to achieve your personal goals.

 

Book a Weight Management Consultation

In your first consultation the clinician will understand more about your health now, your reasons for wanting to lose weight and your previous health history. Together you will set a realistic goal for weight loss and you will come away with clear strategies for losing weight. Measurements will also be taken.

Review dates will be agreed in your first appointment.

Choose whether it’s better for you to have this in our clinic or remotely, either by phone or video consultation, then select a date and time from the calendar, enter your details and confirm what your consultation is for.

The initial consultation is £120. Prescribed medication is additional and will be quoted within your appointment. Please note that weight loss medication will only be prescribed where appropriate and safe.

Follow-up consultations are:

£45 without prescription
£60 with prescription

To book this consultation and get underway, please click the button below to book a health consultation.

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Safe, private clinic

Our beautiful award-winning clinic is in the centre of Winchester and we look forward to welcoming you. Keeping you and others safe is our priority and so if you are unwell, please let us know in advance and we will make appropriate arrangements.

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Trained clinicians

Your appointment will be with a trained clinician in one of our private consultation rooms at our clinic in Winchester. Alternatively you can choose to have a remote video consultation.

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Private Pharmacy

We operate within a registered private pharmacy which means that, depending on the outcome of the consultation, we can discuss and provide any required treatments, tests or referrals as appropriate. You can also be assured that we work within a strict governance framework.

About this service

The weight management service begins with listening to find our more about you. Using coaching and motivational interviewing techniques, we help you to understand what has worked, what hasn’t and how you can set yourself up for success.

Your BMI will be calculated, your blood pressure and waist measurements logged, and your personal goal set. In some instances, having a blood glucose monitor can help to raise self-awareness about foods that support healthy weight loss and those that don’t.

We understand that losing and then maintaining weight can be difficult. Setting goals, checking-in and being accountable can help you achieve better health.

If required and indicated, we can prescribe medication to support weight loss. The GLP-1 analogues (semaglutaride as Wegovy) work by suppressing appetite and helping you to feel fuller for longer.

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About the Weight Management Consultation

Please allow around 45 minutes for your appointment where your blood pressure, height and weight will be recorded. If prescribing occurs then you will be with us for up to an hour.

Your clinician will also ask you questions about your current health, health history and any concerns you may have. Additionally, time will be taken to explore goals, and strategies for success.

About Weight Management injections

Semaglutide is a known as Wegovy for weight loss. Wegovy is a weight loss drug which is used to help people with high body mass indexes (BMI) lose weight. Our clinicians will check your BMI, before they prescribe this treatment. 

Wegovy can lead to weight loss because it is designed to suppress appetite so you eat less. It mimics the action of a gut hormone called GLP-1, which is released after eating, and it slows down the movement of food in your gut so you stay full for longer.

The amount of weight you lose on Wegovy would depend on your personal circumstances, the support you receive and how long you are on the medication for.

In a major study, the STEP 1 clinical trial, people on the maximum dose lost 12% more of their body weight compared to those who were not on the medication. Crucially, both groups received advice to reduce their calorie intake, and increase their physical activity levels, which shows the importance of making those changes to get the best out of any weight loss medications.

Like other weight loss medications, there is evidence of weight regain when people stop using Wegovy so it is important to continue to receive support in making changes to your diet and physical activity levels.

At REMEDI HEALTH  we can prescribe Wegovy after a comprehensive health history is taken and the appropriate criteria are met. 

Please note that not all individuals are eligible for the weight loss injection and it will only be prescribed in accordance with the regulatory framework for its license. If an individual does not have a high enough BMI, then it will not be prescribed. This is a requirement for the license.

Are their any side effects?

Nausea is a common side effect when first starting Wegovy, while other side effects can include constipation and diarrhoea.

If you have diabetic eye disease (retinopathy) and are using insulin, then Wegovy may lead to a worsening of your vision, and this may require treatment. Please tell us if you have diabetic eye disease or if you experience eye problems during treatment with this medication.

More information about the side effects will be contained in the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) which comes in the box of the medication.

It is important that a person takes individual advice before starting a new prescription of Wegovy, and reports any side effects.

How effective is Wegovy?

When Wegovy® is combined with a reduced calorie diet and increased exercise, a 68-week study has shown that:

  • Around 85% of people lost more than 5% of their body weight
  • 66% of people lost more than 10% of their body weight
  • 48% of people lost more than 15% of their body weight
  • 30% of people lost more than 20% of their body weight 

This compares to just 60% of people losing 5% of their weight when taking Saxenda® along with a reduced calorie diet and physical activity counselling.   

Who can and cannot take Wegovy?

Wegovy can be used by adults ages 18-75 who have:

  • A BMI of 30 or above
  • A BMI of 27 or above and you have a weight-related health condition such as:
  • Asthma
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Gallbladder disease 
  • High blood pressure
  • History of certain cancers 
  • Osteoarthritis or gout 
  • PCOS
  • Sleep apnoea 

You won’t be able to take Wegovy® if you:  

  • Are over 75
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have liver, kidney or heart failure, an eating disorder or pancreatitis
  • Are taking insulin, sulphonylureas or other weight loss drugs that work in the same way as Wegovy, e.g. Victoza.  
How to take Wegovy?

Wegovy® injections come in a variety of doses. Depending on where you are in your Wegovy® journey, you will need to take a different dose. 

The dose is gradually increased to make sure you cope with any potential side effects until you get to a maintenance dose, this process is known as titration. 

If all goes to plan and you can tolerate the treatment, the dosing schedule will be as follows:

  • Weeks 1-4: 0.25mg weekly
  • Weeks 5-8: 0.5mg weekly
  • Weeks 9-12: 1mg weekly
  • Weeks 13-16: 1.7mg weekly
  • Weeks 17 onwards: 2.4mg weekly 
How long does Wegovy take to work?

Wegovy® has been shown to be an effective weight loss treatment, when used alongside a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.

In clinical trials, around 85% of people lost more than 5% of their body weight when using Wegovy and following a reduced-calorie diet and increased exercise plan:

  • Around 85% people lost at least 5% of their starting body weight after 6 months
  • Around 66% people lost more than 15% of their starting body weight after one year
What is the price of Wegovy?
0.25mg £195
0.5mg £195
1mg £195
1.7mg £245
2.4mg £295

Can we help you?

Our team are standing by to help you with any questions or queries that you may have. We can advise you on the best test, product or service for your requirements.