Manage your weight effectively with our Clinic

Our Weight Management Clinic applies the National Medical Weight Loss Programme (NMWLP) to aid weight management. Dr Tayo, a qualified GP and weight loss specialist, oversees patient assessments and treatments as part of the programme.

What is the NMWLP?

The National Medical Weight Loss Programme aims to help you lose weight using the following techniques:

  • Control of appetite
  • Curbing hunger
  • Suppressing food cravings
  • Reducing portion sizes
  • Releasing fat already stored in the body
  • Managing weight
  • Developing positive habits
     

How can I join the Weight Management Clinic?

The first step in joining our Weight Management Clinic is to complete our online assessment form in order to determine your eligibility. This is followed by an initial In-Clinic or Remote Video Consultation with Dr Tayo – to check that this treatment is suitable for you and to answer any questions you may have.

We will then create a bespoke weight loss plan tailored for your body type, age and other aspects of your physiology. This plan may include the administration of weight loss injections.

What are weight loss injections?

The National Medical Weight Loss Programme uses injections of a weight loss medication which is licensed for use in weight management, and has passed numerous clinical trials for safety. 

Your body naturally produces a hormone GLP-1, to regulate appetite and food intake - this is what makes you feel full, and thus less inclined to eat again. The injections mimic the action of this hormone to achieve the same effect, aiding your efforts to decrease calorific intake and thus to manage your weight effectively. 

Am I eligible to have weight loss injections?

Weight loss injections can be used, alongside diet and exercise, to help adults aged between 18 and 75 who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher.

The injections may also be available for people with a BMI of 27 or more, in cases where there are other weight-related health issues present. These issues may include cases of high blood pressure, lipids (abnormal fat levels in your blood), or obstructive sleep apnoea (breathing problems during sleep).

What conditions might make me unsuitable for the Weight Management Clinic?

The National Medical Weight Loss Programme is not suitable for all people. The programme is not suitable in these cases:    

  • For those who are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or who are breast feeding
  • For people who are taking medications related to diabetes
  • For people with inflammatory bowel disease
  • For people with a history of thyroid cancer
  • For people with a history of pancreatitis
  • For people who have experienced severe heart failure
  • For people with severe kidney disease
     

What are the side effects of having weight loss injections?

The most common side effects of weight loss injections include nausea, indigestion, constipation or diarrhoea, although these usually go away within a few days of the treatment. We'll be very happy to discuss these side effects with you at any time.

How many injections will I require?

  • The injections are supplied in 'Pens' of 18mg each, with a usual starting dose of 0.6mg per day for the first 7 days. At this point the effectiveness of the dose in suppressing your appetite or cravings will be assessed, after which the dose may either be maintained or increased if necessary. 
  • If deemed necessary, the dosage will increase to 1.2mg per day for a week before a further reassessment. 
  • The dose can be increased further each week in increments of 0.6mg, up to a maximum dosage of 3.0mg per week.
     

Our Weight Management Clinic is run by Dr Tayo and is offered at our Newry Clinic. We plan to offer this treatment in other Dr Emma Clinics locations soon – so watch this space! Video Consultations are also available with Dr Tayo remotely via Whatsapp.

Before booking a Weight Management Clinic Consultation Appointment – please complete our Weight Management Clinic online assessment form and submit to Dr Tayo – to enable him to assess what if you are a suitable candidate for this treatment.

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