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Weight Management with Dr Laura Whyte

Medical Weight Loss solutions include a range of medications; however, the latest is a weight loss injection. Developed initially as a medication for type 2 diabetes, the class has been effective in helping you to lose 10-15% of your weight in one year. Dr Laura Whyte is particularly interested in lifestyle medicine, weight loss, and cosmetic treatment. She consults and can provide the full range of medical weight loss options, assessing your suitability and going over all medical weight loss options to decide which would be most appropriate to assist you.

To be eligible for the prescription of the weight loss injection, you must have a BMI of over 27, but you will need to get an appointment with Dr Laura for a full assessment.

  • This initial consultation costs $150 ($75 redeemable on Medicare)
  • If you have not had blood tests recently for risk factors, you will have to have one of these performed. (This can be bulk billed at any Pathology)

Call us on 07 3350 5447 to find out more information or book online with Dr Laura for a consultation.

How do the weight loss injections work?

Daily injection When injected, this hormone, already produced in the gut, gets to the underlying reason for weight gain.

Reduces cravings for food: The injections affect the brain’s reward centre, so cravings occur less frequently.

Reset Metabolic Pathways: The weight loss injections reset your body’s metabolic pathways, resulting in a 10-15% weight loss in one year.

Lowers your body weight ‘set point’ Your’set point is the weight your body fights to maintain based on biology. Reducing this means your body no longer fights to regain your lost weight.

Why hasn’t anything worked for me yet?

Gaining weight changes how your body responds to hunger and causes inflammation, making it increasingly difficult to achieve sustained weight loss. Diets and exercise will not always produce effects for women with hormonal and inflammatory weight influences.

Weight Loss Injection - F.A.Q.

The weight loss injection mimics the body’s natural GLP-1 hormone, regulating digestion and reducing hunger. In 2017, it was approved for weight management in Australia.

This medicine is thought to be the most effective for long-term weight loss when combined with behavioural changes.

What is it called? We cannot give any brand or medicine names (anything listed as s4 medication) as Australian law prohibits this until you consult with Dr Laura.

At the consultation and assessment, you are encouraged to ask as many questions as possible about the weight loss injections and other options Dr Laura will present, so you can be confident that this is the best option.

The medication is injected via a pen with a tiny needle. It is not painful and feels just like a pinprick). You can inject this into either your abdomen or thigh.

Every weight loss journey is unique, but here is some information to give you an idea of what to expect: After a year, a typical patient loses 12.1% of their body weight:

In a 2017 study, 76.1 % of people lost more than 5% of their body weight after 20 weeks, and 28.3 % had lost more than 10%. (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5358074/) 

Individuals lost 12.1 % of their body weight in 52 weeks when this class of drugs was combined with behavioural adjustments, according to a 2020 study published in the International Journal of Obesity (almost twice as much as behavioural changes alone).

 

This depends on where you get the prescription Dr Laura prescribes filled. But generally, it is around $345 per month.

Call us on 07 3350 5447 to find out more information or book online with Dr Laura for a consultation.

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