Peptide Therapy is rapidly emerging in the medical field as a viable treatment for numerous conditions and as a booster of overall health. Dr. Brzezinski is very excited to now offer this promising new therapy to her patients in Naples, FL.
Because everyone’s natural production of peptides varies and overall peptide production tends to decline with age, peptide therapy is being developed to bridge gaps between a person’s natural peptide production and specific peptide therapeutic function. With peptide therapy, doctors can aim to influence specific functions within the body at the cellular level to reach a variety of health benefits. Peptide therapy supplements come in both natural and bioidentical formulations, and numerous health and cosmetic products contain different peptides based on their potential anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, immune response, muscle building, and/or other health-related properties. Whether supplement specific or as a product additive, peptides are currently being used for:
When faced with various health and wellness-related challenges, researchers and doctors seem to be thinking: “there ought to be a peptide for that,” And in many cases, there is!
Optimize Hormone Production – Weight Loss
Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonist that helps lower blood sugar levels by increasing insulin production. Semaglutide works by stimulating the growth of pancreatic beta cells, which help synthesize and secrete insulin and inhibit the production of glucagon, a hormone that increases blood sugar. The peptide also helps reduce body fat by slowing digestion and suppressing one’s appetite. Initially approved by the FDA for type 2 diabetes in injectable form in 2017 and as an oral medication in 2019, the FDA expanded its approval as an adjunct to diet and exercise for long-term weight management in 2021.
Semaglutide is prescribed for chronic weight loss to patients with a body mass index of 30 or greater (clinically obese) and to anyone considered overweight who has a weight-related condition, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. In a 68-week double-blind trial of nearly 2,000 obese adults without type 2 diabetes, half in the Semaglutide group lost at least 15% of their body weight, while almost a third lost 20% (those in the placebo growth lost less than 2.4%).
Dr. B is excited about offering peptide therapy to Naples, FL patients and would be glad to discuss the potential health benefits of peptides with you. To learn more about peptide therapy with Dr. B’s internal medicine practice contact our office today at (239) 261-9990.