Which weight loss treatments really work?
The best weight loss treatments, Maidstone, Kent
Do you feel like your life is one big diet? Are you constantly frustrated about not being able to stick to your weight loss efforts? Are you tired of comparing your body to your friends’? Are you fed up of not wearing the clothes you’d like to? Would you like to finally feel confident in your own skin? If so, you may be considering weight loss treatments. Achieving sustainable weight loss doesn’t need to be complicated. With the right strategies in place, you can absolutely take back control and feel confident in your own skin.
But, most importantly, losing weight:
- Enables you to look after your health both now and in the future.
- Helps to reduce the risk of life-changing diseases such as heart conditions, Type 2 diabetes, and cancer.
- Improves your cognitive health – being overweight can be as damaging as drinking excess amounts of alcohol.
- Relieves unnecessary pressure on your joints. After decades, your joints are going to start showing some wear and tear – being overweight can accelerate this process.
Ozempic is a prescription medication that is used to treat type 2 diabetes, but it has also been shown to aid in weight loss. The medication is an injectable drug that mimics the effects of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which regulates insulin secretion and appetite. When injected, Ozempic stimulates the release of insulin, suppresses glucagon secretion, and reduces appetite, all of which can lead to weight loss.
Several clinical trials have demonstrated the effectiveness of Ozempic in aiding weight loss. In one study, participants who took Ozempic lost an average of 15.3 pounds over 26 weeks, compared to an average weight loss of 2.6 pounds in the placebo group. Another study found that Ozempic led to significant weight loss in individuals with type 2 diabetes who were overweight or obese.
The Allurion Weight Loss Balloon
The Allurion Gastric Balloon is another weight loss treatment that has been gaining popularity in recent years. The device is a soft, expandable balloon that is placed in the stomach through the mouth and filled with saline solution. The balloon takes up space in the stomach, which can help people feel full more quickly and eat less.
Clinical trials have shown that the Allurion Gastric Balloon can lead to significant weight loss. In one study, participants lost an average of 14.4 pounds over a 16-week period. Another study found that the balloon led to an average weight loss of 23.1 pounds over six months.
One of the benefits of the Allurion Gastric Balloon is that it is a non-surgical procedure. The balloon is inserted through the mouth, so there is no need for incisions or general anesthesia. The procedure takes about 20 minutes, and patients can typically return to normal activities the same day.
What’s right for you?
While both Ozempic and the Allurion Gastric Balloon have been shown to be effective in aiding weight loss, it’s important to remember that these treatments are not a magic solution. They work best when used in combination with a healthy diet and exercise routine. Additionally, it’s important to talk to your doctor about whether these treatments are appropriate for you, as they may not be suitable for everyone.
There’s much more to weight loss than just dieting. Our GP, Dr Rebecca Prince, will look at your weight loss and the impact on your health, including cholesterol, BMI and also the psychological aspect of eating during an in-depth weight management consultation, helping you to create a sustainable plan that will support you in achieving your goals.
Would you like to discover more? Get in touch to learn more about the options or to book a consultation.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.