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The Growing Role of Preventative Medicine in Weight Management

At Proactive Medical & Life, we’ve been looking into the exciting advancements in preventative medicine happening worldwide. One significant area of progress is the use of weight loss medications like Wegovy and Mounjaro, which are changing how we approach weight management and overall health.



Weight Loss Medications Making Strides

Wegovy and Mounjaro work by regulating appetite and helping patients feel fuller for longer. Studies show that Wegovy can help patients lose up to 15% of their body weight, while Mounjaro can lead to even greater weight loss of up to 21% when combined with lifestyle changes​ (Verywell Health)​​ (SingleCare)​​ (Numan)​​ (Numan)​. These should always be taken under the guidance of strict medical assessment.


Obesity Levels: A Growing Concern

Obesity levels are rising in the UK, Europe, and the US, posing significant health risks. According to recent studies, these regions are seeing increasing rates of obesity, which leads to numerous health complications such as diabetes, heart disease, and more​ (Verywell Health)​.


UK Initiatives: Wellman and Wellwoman Checks

In the UK, initiatives like Wellman and Wellwoman checks are becoming integral parts of preventative health programmes. These checks provide valuable insights into individual health and help in the early detection and prevention of potential health issues. Although insurance companies are not yet covering weight loss medications like Wegovy and Mounjaro, some do support health checks as part of their preventative health management services​ (Numan)​​ (Numan)​.


International Perspectives

Globally, countries are adopting similar approaches to integrate weight management into preventative care. By using these advanced medications, healthcare providers can offer more effective solutions to combat obesity and improve overall public health​ (Verywell Health)​​ (Verywell Health)​.


Future of Preventative Medicine

The advancements in weight loss medications and preventative health programmes signify a promising future. As research continues, we can expect more innovative solutions that will help people manage their weight and improve their health proactively. We do have plans as well that offer access to nutritionist specialists, nutritional information and dietician reviews.

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