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weight Management Leeds

The UK’s most comprehensive & personalised medical weight loss programme

Our mission is simple, to help our patients live a happier and healthier life by providing evidenced-based medical weight management programme, using the latest science, medication (Saxenda) and support. Our team of Doctors, Dieticians and Psychologists have unmatched expertise working with patients to provide a personalised made-to-measure weight management programme. 

Why choose The Whitehall Clinic for your weight loss programme?

At The Whitehall Clinic, we believe in patient-focussed care. We are not like an online Clinic or pharmacy. Our Doctors do not disappear once your appointment ends or your prescription has been delivered. We believe in building long-term therapeutic relationships with our patients to achieve their goals. Our Weight Management Service does also include virtual consultations to fit around your busy lifestyles. 

Dr. Ash Khan is our lead Weight Management Consultant who has many years experience in treating obesity and is recognised in his field. Working closely with you, he will co-develop a personalised plan with Saxenda®. Using Saxenda® and with ongoing monitoring and support to help you achieve your weight loss goals.  

Saxenda weight loss programme

Introducing Saxenda®

Saxenda is an MHRA Approved injectable medicine used for weight loss. Combined with a treatment plan of diet and exercise, Saxenda has been proven to be incredibly effective in helping patients achieve long term weight loss. Our aim is to make sure our patients have a safe and proven way to lose weight.

It’s ideal for adults with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of >27 and children aged between 12-17 years with a body weight above 132 pounds (60 kg). In clinical trials, a majority of patients achieved clinically meaningful weight loss of >5% with Saxenda.

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How do you use Saxenda®?

Saxenda® is a once-daily, self-injectable medicine that comes in a prefilled pen. Take your medicine each day at any time that is convenient for you, with or without food. Inject your dose under the skin (this is called subcutaneous injection) in your stomach area (abdomen), upper leg (thigh), or upper arm. Dr. Ash Khan will provide detailed instructions and support for using Saxenda®.

For a full guide to the specifications and usage of Saxenda, visit the official website here.

Monitor your progress with our complimentary Inbody570 scans

You have the ability to track the success of your Saxenda® medical weight management plan with our complimentary InBody 570 scans.

This measures your Percentage Body Fat (PBF) along with other body parameters and is worth considering if you’re interested in maintaining a healthy and productive lifestyle, you want to understand more about body fat percentage, you want to track your weight loss progress.

This service is free to all our patients on Saxenda plans. See here for more detail on InBody 570 scans.

Our Weight Management Packages

To begin your WeightWise journey with The Whitehall Clinic, please select WeightWise First Step, which includes the Virtual Doctor Consultation, Inbody 570 Scan & Blood Tests using our online booking form below. 

For existing patients, please select WeightWise Starter or WeightWise Maintain. Our team can be contacted on 0113 833 4900 for further assistance and guidance or if you have any special requirements.

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Weight Management Clinic and Saxenda FAQ

What is medical weight management?

The medical weight management service at The Whitehall Clinic encompasses expert Doctor, Dietician and Psychological support for our patients. Our medical team undertake a detailed assessment which includes:

  • A virtual consultation with Dr. Ash Khan to explore your goals and to ensure that the medical weight management programme is right for you
  • A detailed body composition analysis in our Clinic, using the InBody 570
  • Important screening blood tests

After discussing your results, we will co-develop a treatment plan. In this face-to-face consultation, we will instruct you on the use of the weight loss medication and provide your initial supply. You will be given a support pack and access to our aftercare and support plan. This will include complimentary Inbody 570 body composition monitoring to evidence the benefit of the treatment. 

The majority of obesity and weight problems can successfully be managed using state-of-the-art medication such as Saxenda® which does away with costly, drastic surgical procedures. We enable our weight loss patients to take control of their weight loss journey by providing medication and support. All our Saxenda® patients have unlimited aftercare support and monitoring for the duration of their treatment. 

What is Saxenda®?

Saxenda® (liraglutide) an injectable prescription medicine that may help some adults with excess weight (BMI ≥27) who also have weight-related medical problems or obesity (BMI ≥30) lose weight and keep the weight off. Saxenda® should be used with a reduced-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity.

What are weight related medical problems?

High blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type 2 Diabetes, joint pains, obstructive sleep apnoea.Taking off weight and keeping it off may help improve these conditions.

How does Saxenda work?

Saxenda® addresses one of your body’s natural responses to weight loss.

Your body naturally produces an appetite hormone known as glucagon-like-peptide (GLP-1) that helps to regulate your hunger. Saxenda® works like GLP-1 by regulating your appetite, which can lead to eating fewer calories and losing weight. Saxenda® is not a stimulant

What is my BMI?

BMI is a measurement that helps health care providers determine whether a person is carrying excess weight in relation to his or her height. The standard categories of BMI ranges are:

Below 18.5 = underweight
18.5 to 24.9 = healthy weight
25.0 to 29.9 = overweight
30.0 or above = obese
If you’re not sure what your body mass index (BMI) is, you can quickly determine it here.

Why choose The Whitehall Clinic for Weight Management?

At The Whitehall Clinic, we believe in patient-focussed care. We are not like an online Clinic or pharmacy. Our Doctors do not disappear once your appointment ends or your prescription has been delivered. We believe in building long-term therapeutic relationships with our patients to achieve their goals. Our Weight Management Service does also include virtual consultations to fit around your busy lifestyles. 

Dr. Ash Khan is our lead Weight Management Consultant who has many years experience in treating obesity and is recognised in his field. Working closely with you, he will co-develop a personalised plan using Saxenda®. Using Saxenda® and with ongoing monitoring and support to help you achieve your weight loss goals.  

Using the Saxenda Pen

Does a doctor or nurse need to do the injections?

Saxenda®is a once-daily, self-injectable medicine that comes in a prefilled pen. Our Doctors will show you how to inject Saxenda® before you use it for the first time. We will provide you with full instructions for use that come with the medication guide which provides detailed information about the right way to use your Saxenda® pen. However, if you have any concerns or do not understand the instructions, then speak to us.

Where on my body do I inject?

As instructed by our doctor, inject your dose under the skin (this is called a subcutaneous injection) in your stomach area (abdomen), upper leg (thigh), or upper arm as instructed by your health care provider. Do not inject into a vein or muscle.

What is the dosing schedule?

The starting dosage is 0.6 mg per day for 1 week. You should increase the dose each week until the dose of 3-mg is reached, as prescribed. The dosing schedule is designed to help minimise gastrointestinal side effects. We will give you detailed information on how to take Saxenda and the dose each day until you are on the therapeutic dose during your WeightWise appointment with Dr Ash Khan.

What time should Saxenda® be injected?

Saxenda® can be taken at any time, independent of meals. Once on Saxenda® , if you find a time that is convenient for you, try to take Saxend® at that time every day.

How long does the pen last?

Once you are taking the 3-mg dose, each pen will last 6 days.

What kind of needles should be used?

The Saxenda® pen should be used with Novo Nordisk disposable needles. Needles will be provided as part of your treatment plan.

How do I handle the dispose of needles?

After your injection is complete, carefully remove the needle from the pen. To avoid needlesticks, do not put the needle cap back on the needle. Immediately place the needle in a sharps container (provided by the clinic) that you will be given to reduce the risk of needlesticks. Put the pen cap back on your pen after each use to protect Saxenda® from light. Do not throw away used needles in household trash or recycling bins.

How is Saxenda® stored?

Store new, unused Saxenda® pens in the refrigerator between 2°C to 8°C. After first use, store in a refrigerator or at room temperature between 15°C to 30°C. Pens in use should be thrown away after 30 days even if they still have Saxenda® left in them. Don’t freeze Saxenda®. Saxenda® that has been frozen must not be used.

What are the common side effects of Saxenda®?

The most common Saxenda® side effects are:

nausea
diarrhea
constipation
headache
vomiting
low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
decreased appetite
upset stomach
tiredness
dizziness
stomach pain

What if I experience nausea?

Nausea is the most common side effect when first starting Saxenda® but decreases over time in most people as their body gets used to the medicine. If you do experience nausea, here are some things that may help:

Eat bland, low-fat foods, like crackers, toast, and rice
Eat foods that contain water, like soups and gelatin
Don’t lie down after you eat
Go outside to get some fresh air
The dosing schedule is designed to reduce the likelihood of gastrointestinal symptoms. If you have any side effects that bother you or that do not go away, then please let us know. Learn more about Saxenda®, including possible side effects, in the Medication Guide.

What aftercare do you provide?

As a Whitehall Clinic Weight Management patient, wherever you happen to be, we can be there for you – providing expert support by a face to face appointment, email, phone or video consultation, to keep in contact with you and help you throughout your journey. That is what we mean by medically supervised weight management.

Will I have to watch what I eat and increase my physical activity?

We will work with you to follow a low-calorie meal plan and increase your physical activity while taking Saxenda® for weight management.

Can I take Saxenda® with other weight loss products?

Saxenda® has not been evaluated in combination with other prescription weight-loss medicines or weight-loss supplements. Saxenda® has the potential to change how other medicines are absorbed. Use caution when taking Saxenda® with oral medicines. Talk to us about the medicines that you are take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.

What is The Whitehall Clinic Wellness Programme?

The Whitehall Clinic Wellness Programme provides you with a full support service to assist your WeightWise journey. The programme has been developed by our team of leading doctors, dieticians, psychologists and lifestyle coaches. Our personal lifestyle coach will work with you to create wellness plans for nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress and more. You’ll work with our Psychologist who can assist your overall wellbeing progression. Our weight loss tracking app is available free of charge so that you can monitor and remain in control of your weight loss.

Can Saxenda® be used long-term?

Our doctors have experience in using Saxenda® to maintain your weight loss in the long-term. If you have achieved a weight loss of 5% or more, it is a good indicator that your body is responding well to treatment and you should continue Saxenda®.