Weight Management Programme
Lose the weight and keep it off.
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About the programme

MHC's weight management programme consists of injectable or oral medications combined with lifestyle coaching sessions with a dietician and personal trainer. The goal of managing and treating obesity is not simply to lose weight, but instead to improve health and lower the risks of other health complications. Don’t wait any longer and find a plan that's right for you!

To find out more about the injections/medications, please refer to our FAQ section.

Programme Details
Initial Consultation & Treatment
Initial Consultation & Treatment
Doctor to assess patient's suitability for the weight management programme and prescribe treatment most suitable for the patient.
Lifestyle Coaching Sessions
Lifestyle Coaching Sessions

As part of our weight management programme, patients will also enjoy:

One dietician counselling session to review diet plan

One personal training session at our partner gym to review workout plan

Programme Sustenance
Programme Sustenance
Patient continues with injection or oral treatments, coupled with healthy diet and regular exercise.
Follow-up Consultation
Follow-up Consultation
Doctor to review patient's progress and suggest adjustments to treatment plan. Regular follow-up consultations are arranged between the 2nd month and 3rd/6th month of the programme.

Our Doctors will determine the most suitable medication for treatment and prescribe the proper dosage accordingly. Additionally, the doctor will advise you on possible side effects along with how to manage them if they occur. You will also be taught how to use the injection pen* during your visit, if prescribed.

You will also be able to enjoy:

A session with our in-house dietician who will review your diet with you to support you in your weight management

A gym session with our gym partner to help you get started on your workout programme

* Important Information
You must use a new needle each time you take the injection. You are not allowed to share the injection pen with anyone as it can cause the spread of infections. This will be risky for your health. When unsure, always seek a doctor’s advice.

Is this for you?

You are suitable if you are:

Overweight (BMI ≥ 27) with weight-related medical problems (e.g. high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes)

Obese (BMI ≥ 30) with or without weight-related medical problems

Calculate your BMI using our BMI calculator to find out if you’re suitable for the programme.

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  • < 18.5
  • 18.5 - 25
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    High Risk
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The term ‘pre-obesity’ was previously classified as ‘overweight’ by the World Health Organization (WHO). People who fall into this category may be at risk of developing obesity, other health problems, or their current health problems may worsen. Consult a healthcare professional to discuss ways to improve your health and quality of life.

During the initial consultation, our doctors will conduct a medical check to determine if you are suitable for this Weight Management Programme and discuss treatment options that are suitable for you.

If you are interested to find out more about the MHC Weight Management Programme, book an appointment today with our doctors at our clinics or send us an email at weightmgt@mhcasiagroup.com.

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Price plans
A la Carte Options
Injection pens
S$410 / box
(3 injection pens per box)
Oral medication
S$60 / 30 tablets
Treadmill test for suitability for HIIT training
(Available only at Amara)
Bundle Options
3 months
Weight Management Programme
Package includes
6 months
Weight Management Programme
Package includes
3x Doctor's consultations6x Doctor's consultations
3 boxes of Injection pens (3 pens / box)
$390 per box
6 boxes of Injection pens (3 pens / box)
$370 per box
1x Blood test2x Blood tests
3x Biophysics6x Biophysics
1x Dietician review1x Dietician review
1x Gym session1x Gym session
*Enquire at our clinics about our 3, 6 or 12 months, interest-free instalment payment scheme plans. Prices quoted exclude GST. Terms & conditions apply.
What is the injected medication used for the weight management programme?

The injected medication is approved for weight management as an adjunct to diet and exercise. It belongs to a group of medications known as glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1 receptor agonist), also known as incretin mimetics. This medication is very similar to a GLP-1, a hormone that occurs naturally in the body which is released in response to food intake and acts as a physiological regulator of appetite and digestion.

GLP-1 that is produced by our body is rapidly broken down, resulting in a short half life of less than 2 minutes. The injected medication mimics GLP-1, but is much longer lasting, with a half life of about 13 hours when injected. Because of its long half life, it can act on the GLP-1 receptor for longer, exerting its physiological effects.

GLP-1 receptors can be found in several organs, including the brain, pancreas, gastrointestinal tract, heart, vasculature and kidneys. The injected medication works by binding to the receptors in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus in the brain, where it stimulates satiety and inhibits hunger neurons. Because of this, you eat less, leading to weight loss.

To find out more details of this injected medication, please consult with our doctors during your first consultation.

What is the benefit of this injected medication?

If you are obese, or overweight with weight-related medical problems (such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes), this medication can help with weight loss, and keeping the weight off. This medication is meant to be used alongside diet control and exercise.

How to use this injected medication?

This is an injectable medicine usually given once per day. It is injected under the skin at any time of the day (usually in the morning), with or without a meal. There are a variety of places you can inject, but most commonly, it is injected into the skin around the abdomen. It comes in a prefilled injection pen with disposable needles. The doctor will teach you exactly how to inject this medication, and to use a different spot to inject each time.

Who should not use this injected medication?

If you are currently on insulin for treatment of Diabetes, this medication may not be suitable for you. The safety of this medication has not been studied when taken with other prescription, over-the-counter, or herbal weight-loss product. It is not known if this medication can be used safely in people who have had pancreatitis.

This medication is not recommended for use in children. The safety of this medication has not been evaluated in the specific treatment of Type 2 Diabetes (even though another medication known as Victoza has the same active ingredient).

Are there any side effects of this injected medication?

The most common side effect of this medication is gastrointestinal and can include nausea, diarrhoea, constipation, vomiting, abdominal pain and flatulence. Some patients may get headaches, low blood sugar, dizziness, fatigue or changes in taste as well. It is generally well tolerated and doctors will gradually increase the dose over a few weeks to minimize risk of side effects.

What are other weight-loss treatment options?

Besides injected medication, there is also an option for oral medication.

However, Diet control and exercise are the mainstays of treatment for weight loss, with medication meant to be used as an adjunct to both.

What are the pros and cons of this injected medication as compared to other treatment options?

The main drawback of the injection treatment is that you need to inject the medication under the skin daily/regularly during the treatment period, while other weight loss medications are typically in the form of oral tablets. In terms of the pros, the injection treatment can be a more effective tool in weight management as compared to oral medications. In addition, the injection treatment comes with fewer side effects compared to oral medication.

During the initial consultation, our doctors will conduct a medical check to determine if you are suitable for this Weight Management Programme and discuss treatment options that are suitable for you.

If you are interested to find out more about the MHC Weight Management Programme, book an appointment today.

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