Through hormone supported weight loss – finally to the desired weight; Hunger and appetite are significantly reduced and a feeling of satiety is achieved at an early stage.
The GLP-1 agonist liraglutide (Saxenda) binds to receptors in the brain, pancreas and gastrointestinal tract, which causes a reduction in the feeling of hunger and an increase in the feeling of satiety and fullness. The direct consequence is the reduced desire for food consumption and, as a consequence, less food consumption.
1x daily injection using a pen
about 12 euros per day for the drug
1-2 (scale of 1-10)
5-10% expected weight reduction in the first three months
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What are the most common side effects?
Gastrointestinal side effects such as nausea, diarrhea or constipation can be observed most frequently – but these can be remedied by simple measures. These complaints receded during the initial therapy period. In advance, we carry out a medical examination with a blood sample and an ultrasound of the abdomen in order to assess the state of health of our patients and the aim of the treatment.
Can I do sports with the treatment?
Since there is no hypoglycaemia with the treatment, exercise is even recommended.
How often do I have to inject the medicament?
Once a day, preferably always at the same time of day, e.g. before breakfast
Where is the medicament injected?
It is best to inject into a fold of skin on your stomach. However, you will receive detailed training in our surgery. Our patients report that the first time requires some effort, but afterwards they got used to this procedure very quickly.