Weight Management Service
Managing your weight is easier said than done, and it can be difficult to know where to look for extra support that you can trust. Well, look no further, because Hey Pharmacist offers weight management services that provide personal support when you need it most.
What options are available to you?
If you're looking to get started, book an initial consultation with your pharmacist today to discuss the options available to you.
Weight loss injections
If you'd like to discuss our weight loss injections, book a consultation with your pharmacist to determine if this product is suitable for you.
We're introducing the new weekly weight loss injections to our weight management service. You can register your interest below.
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We can support your weight loss journey
It's no secret that being overweight can lead to serious health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers. Not only this, but it can also create daily struggles, making it difficult to move, breathe, and sleep, as well as increasing joint pains, sweating, and constant lack of energy.
When used alongside a healthy balanced diet and regular exercise, our weight management service can help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight, with the confidence to manage your weight long-term. Your pharmacist will offer personal advice, providing a safe space for you to discuss the options available to you.
How does it all work?
Book your appointment
Select the service at your chosen pharmacy at a time and date that suits you. If you are unsure what support you need, or haven’t used any of these services before, book an initial consultation.
Attend your appointment
Depending on the service you have booked in for, our consultation can take up to 30 minutes. Your pharmacist will provide lifestyle advice and discuss the treatment options so you can make an informed choice, taking your medical history into consideration.
Start your treatment
After an initial consultation you can pick up your treatment of choice within 24 hours. If the treatment is available in branch, you may be able to begin your treatment there and then. Your pharmacist will then continue to support you throughout your journey.
Your other weight loss options
Exercising is a crucial part of getting to and maintaining a healthy weight. Food is stored as fat for you to burn when you need energy. If you never need energy, you’ll get a build-up of fat. Commitment and dedication are needed in order to regularly incorporate exercise into your lifestyle if you haven’t already. Your pharmacist can help you take the first steps to a more active life.
Before anything, healthy eating is the most impactful part of reaching a healthy weight. There are general rules and tips that we should follow as our starting steps to a healthier diet, including eating five fruits or veg a day and drinking 6 to 8 cups of water a day. Everyone is different, so everyone’s diet will be different, what’s most important is to not be too hard on yourself. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.
In severe cases, and often as a last resort, surgery may be required when other weight loss methods have been unsuccessful. This can include gastric bands, gastric bypass, and sleeve gastrectomy. Only a doctor can decide if surgery is right for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I am overweight?＋
There is no exact healthy weight because everyone is different. To understand what your ideal weight should be for a healthier lifestyle, you can use the NHS BMI healthy weight calculator which takes your height, weight, age and ethnicity all into consideration to calculate an accurate result.
Why is managing your weight important?＋
Being overweight can have a significant impact on your health, as well as your quality of life. Being overweight puts a lot of strain on your body’s organs, making them find it harder to function the way they should. This increases the risk of life-threatening, often irreversible, health conditions.
Who should book a weight management service?＋
Anyone aged 18 years and over with a BMI of >30kg/m2 can book a weight management service to get professional support from their pharmacist. Your initial consultation will give you insight into the options available to you, and you will be able to discuss with your pharmacist the steps you should take going forward to better understand what is best for you.
Where can I book a weight management service?＋
With Hey Pharmacist, you can find the nearest community pharmacy to you that offers our weight management services. Simply follow the book now button and search your location and the closest pharmacies will appear.
Can I book a weight management service if I’m underweight?＋
Your pharmacist can provide advice and guidance to anyone looking to reach a healthier weight, whether it be to lose or gain weight. However our treatments are designed for those looking to lose weight in mind, specifically those with a BMI > 30kg/m2, but your pharmacist will also be able to provide valuable advice for those who believe they are underweight.
Is a weight management service safe?＋
Your local pharmacist is qualified and trained to offer you the safest, most suitable treatment for you, all options have been tested and checked to ensure they are safe to offer. If you have any concerns, such as allergies, your pharmacist will be able to answer all of your questions during your initial consultation.