As of Monday, 4th September 2023, Novo Nordisk has made weight loss medication, Wegovy, available in the UK. Whilst production is scaled up, there is a “limited supply”, so demand is expected to be very high amongst private patients.
We are pleased to be able to offer Wegovy to Embla members and have now re-opened our screening booking system and invite you to secure a consultation with our medical team.
The group of GLP-1 analogues (GLP-1a) mimics the effect of the natural gut hormone GLP-1. When you add GLP-1a to the body, the feeling of satiety increases, and you will therefore need to eat less. The medicine works on your underlying metabolism and is, therefore, an effective tool in combination with healthy lifestyle changes for long-term weight loss.
Medical treatment for obesity is not a new thing. Obesity has been treated with medication for many years, but the latest generations of medication have significantly fewer side effects and increased effectiveness. The most common side effects of the treatment are nausea, diarrhoea and constipation. The medicine does not provide sustained weight loss on its own. To get the most out of a course, you must consider it a "booster" to get off to a good start with the lifestyle change that is compatible with the weight you want.
At Embla, we use GLP-1a medication as part of the course for many of our members. The medicine regulates your appetite and makes you feel full between meals - just like the hormones already in your intestinal system.
During your first free health consultation at Embla, we ensure that you meet the requirements to be able to be prescribed medication and that it is the right choice for you and your weight loss process. One of our doctors writes a prescription, and your medication will be sent directly to your home from our pharmacy partner. At Embla, we only prescribe medication approved by MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) and NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence).
We help you find the correct dose and follow you closely to ensure you get the most out of your membership with us. We only offer medical weight loss in combination with coaching, which focuses on diet, exercise, sleep and physical activity.
You take the medication by injecting yourself in the abdomen, thigh or shoulder with a small needle. The needle is so tiny and thin that most people don't feel it.