The Weight Loss Jab: Insights and Statistics from 100 Doctors

The Hourglass best waist training team surveyed 100 certified medical doctors to get their thoughts and opinions on the new weight loss jab treatment. The results produced some interesting statistics, including:

  • 100% of doctors surveyed have heard of the weight loss jab.
  • All believed it was effective in some form, with 62% believing it was very effective.
  • 31% believe the weight loss jab is very safe, while 32% believe it's slightly safe.
  • 66% reported clients experiencing significant weight loss.
  • 89% agreed that the weight loss jab has mild side effects, with 11% stating it's currently unknown.
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Some comments regarding the weight loss jab trend from Registered Doctors: 

Dr. Omar K - The weight loss jab can be an effective tool for managing obesity, especially for individuals who have tried and failed with lifestyle interventions. It can help improve metabolic markers and reduce weight, which in turn can lead to improved overall health outcomes.

Dr. Kimberly M - As a professional physician, I do recommend the use of GLP-1 analogues (semaglutide and liraglutide) in selected patients such as those living with obesity (BMI ≥30kg/m2) and overweight with ≥1 weight related comorbidity (BMI ≥27 kg/m2) alongside counseling diet and physical activity. I don’t think its safe to use this trend without medical prescription. And as a surgeon I believe it can be a good option to avoid bariatric  metabolic surgery, or even use it as a bridge therapy to reduce weight and obtain better preoperative conditions for the patient.

Dr. Dawit A - I wouldn’t recommend the weight loss jab to patients who casually want to lose some weight for aesthetic purposes only, since the risks outweigh the benefits, those kinds of people can try with diet and exercise. People who are morbidly obese and have other health conditions directly caused by the obesity, since the benefits will outweigh the risks, it is highly recommended. 

Dr. Ali G - The weight loss jab trend seems like a breakthrough yet it has its own fair share of side effects Such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation,  injection site reaction, hypoglycemia, headaches and tiredness. Many researchers and well known medical practitioners have claimed the slimming injections to be safe however there’s an another school of thought that believes that there are slower yet healthier ways to reduce your body mass.

Dr. Maya P - While the weight loss jab may not be suitable for everyone, it can be a viable option for individuals with serious obesity who have not been able to lose weight through other means. It can provide initial weight loss and help individuals achieve a healthier weight, which can in turn improve their overall health. However, it is important to carefully consider the potential risks and benefits of the jab and to work with a healthcare provider to monitor its use. 

Have you heard of the weight loss jab trend?

  • Yes - 100%
  • No -  0%

How effective do you think the weight loss jab trend is for weight loss?

  • Not effective - 0%
  • Slightly effective - 0%
  • Moderately effective - 34%
  • Very effective - 62%
  • Extremely effective - 4%

How safe do you think the weight loss jab trend is?

  • Not safe - 0%
  • Slightly safe - 32%
  • Moderately safe - 37%
  • Very safe - 31%
  • Extremely safe - 0%

Have you recommended the weight loss jab to any of your clients/patients?

  • Yes - 76%
  • No - 24%

What kind of results has clients/patients reported experiencing in regard to weight loss after receiving the weight loss jab?

  • Significant weight loss - 66%
  • Mild weight loss - 10%
  • No weight loss - 0% 
  • Weight gain - 0%
  • Unknown - 24%

What kind of side effects have clients/patients reported experiencing in regards to the weight loss jab?

  • No side effects - 0%
  • Mild side effects - 89%
  • Severe side effects - 0%
  • Mixed (both mild and severe) side effects - 0% 
  • Unknown - 11%

What additional recommendations do you have for individuals considering the weight loss jab trend?

  • Eat a balanced diet - 14%
  • Exercise regularly - 16%
  • Consult with a healthcare professional before trying the jab - 65%
  • Wait for more research to be conducted on the jab  - 5%