Ensure you meet the first stage of Eligibility and then check that you have no contraindications to Saxenda:
1. Patient has a Body Mass Index greater than or equal to 30 Kg/m².
2. Patient has a Body Mass Index greater than or equal to 27 kg/m²
a) 'Prediabetes' or Type 2 Diabetes
b) High Blood Pressure
c) High Cholesterol
d) Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
And yes, I say "No" if you are outside this range.
Contraindications: if you have any of these then Saxenda isn't suitable for you, however my colleagues may very well be able to help you:
1. Heart Failure
2. 🔞<18 years old or >75 years old
3. Kidney Disease
4. Liver Disease
5. Pancreatic/Pancreas disease/Any history of pancreatitis
6. Stomach/Gut Issues
7. Pregnant or Breastfeeding
8. Diabetic on either Insulin or Sulfonylureas (e.g. Gliclazide, Tolbutamide or Glimepiride)
9. History of Thyroid CANCER - many people have thyroid issues, but only Cancer is a Contraindication
It's very important that if you want a consultation with Dr Greig at the B@CastleQuay Weight Loss Clinic you appreciate what this entails and meet the eligibility criteria.