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Diane Brzezinski, D.O. FACOI

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Repair, Heal, & Restore
With Peptide Therapy

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Repair, Heal, & Restore
With Peptide Therapy

Peptide Therapy Improves Cellular Function and Helps Our Bodies Work More Efficiently

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.

What Are Peptides?

Peptides are produced by all living organisms and are made up of short chains of amino acids that are used to maintain cellular function, dictate cell-to-cell communication, and control autoimmune response, among other biological functions. They are similar in composition to proteins, but contain fewer amino acids in shorter chains, which is believed to make them easier for our bodies to absorb and utilize. Our human body alone makes around 7,000 different peptides and—as with protein—can make use of peptides produced by plants, animals, and fish. Their specific health benefits vary, but behind all of them is the ability to repair, heal, and restore the body’s cellular function.
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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:

  • Immune system boosting (common cold, Lyme’s disease, allergies, viruses, bacterial infections)
  • Autoimmune disease control (lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia)
  • Gastrointestinal distress issues (slowed-digestion, irritable bowel syndrome, gastric ulcers, diarrhea)
  • Skin tone and texture enhancement through increased collagen formation
  • Wound healing and post-operative wound healing
  • Joint pain and sports-related soft-tissue injuries such as tendonitis
  • Blood clot prevention
  • Muscle and bone support and enhancement
  • Sexual interest and experience enhancement
  • Weight control and loss
  • Neurological issues
  • Hair restoration
  • Pain relief

Frequently Asked Questions About Peptide Therapy

What is peptide therapy?

Peptide therapy is a type of medical treatment that uses specific peptides, which are short chains of amino acids, to target certain bodily functions and systems.

What are peptides?

Peptides are short chains of amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins. Peptides are involved in many biological processes, and they can be used in medical treatments to target specific bodily functions.

What conditions can be treated with peptide therapy?

Peptide therapy can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including hormone imbalances, autoimmune disorders, chronic pain, inflammation, and more.

How is peptide therapy administered?

Peptide therapy can be administered in several ways, including injections, creams, and oral supplements. The specific method of administration will depend on the individual patient and their needs.

Is peptide therapy safe?

Peptide therapy is generally considered safe, especially when administered by a qualified healthcare professional. However, as with any medical treatment, there are potential risks and side effects that should be discussed with your healthcare provider.

How long does it take for peptide therapy to work?

The timing of results from peptide therapy can vary depending on the individual patient and their condition. Some patients may experience immediate results, while others may need several treatments before noticing a significant improvement. Dr. B with discuss treatment plans during initial consultations.

Are there any side effects of peptide therapy?

Peptide therapy can have side effects, although they are generally mild and temporary. Possible side effects include redness, swelling, and discomfort at the injection site, as well as nausea, headache, and fatigue.

How do I know if peptide therapy is right for me?

Peptide therapy may be a good option for you if you have a specific condition that can be treated with peptides, and if you are willing to work with a qualified healthcare professional Dr. B to determine the best course of treatment. It is important to discuss the potential benefits and risks of peptide therapy with your healthcare provider before starting treatment.

Different Peptides Provide Unique Therapeutic Benefits

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!

When researchers prove a therapeutic benefit conferred by a specific peptide, regulators provide their stamp of approval, as evidenced by the FDA’s recent approval of the peptide Bremelanotide PT-141 for the specific treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder in premenopausal women. This allows doctors like Dr. B in Naples, Florida, to prescribe specific FDA-approved therapeutic peptides to patients as part of targeted therapy. Meanwhile, other peptides can still be offered to patients in smaller doses for health enhancement purposes – in much the same way that supplements are recommended for their health-bolstering effects.

Dr. B Provides a Unique Peptide Therapy Approach for Each Case

As a long-term holistic-approach advocate for treating the whole patient rather than the condition, Dr. B has been intrigued by the therapeutic potential of peptides for many years. She is pleased to now offer her Naples, Florida-area patients peptide therapy to address many conditions. All of the peptide therapies currently offered by her internal medicine practice are autoimmune enhancers that improve cellular function and provide anti-aging benefits. They can be used to enhance overall health in some patients, while also targeting specific conditions affecting others.

Peptide Therapies Offered


Optimize Hormone Production – Weight Loss

A peptide with 29 amino acids, Sermorelin optimizes growth hormone levels in adults. It does this by acting as a growth hormone secretagogue – which means it promotes the body’s natural growth hormone production without many of the risks associated with taking growth hormone directly. By replacing natural occurring deficiencies, sermorelin improves hormonal balance, enhances energy, burns fat, increases lean muscle mass, improves sleep quality, enhances memory, and improves the sex drive. When combined with proper diet and exercise, the results can be dramatic within three months. Sermorelin’s ability to reduce daytime fatigue combined with its weight loss properties make it useful in treating patients with diabetes as well. Research also suggests that the peptide provides anti-aging benefits by enhancing the immune system and protecting natural DNA sequences.
Glycine is an amino acid and neurotransmitter that has been successfully used to treat prostate gland enlargement, insomnia, schizophrenia, and stroke. It is used in combination with Sermorelin to optimize growth hormone production. The two are taken together by subcutaneous injection five out of seven nights during a week, 90 minutes after the last caloric intake.
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Repair and Recovery
This peptide has been identified as having a vital role in the repair of injured cells and tissue. The body naturally releases this peptide through blood platelets as part of the injury response, with the peptide serving to protect cells from further damage by inhibiting apoptosis, inflammation, and microbial growth. Sports and exercise-related injury patients who take TB4 notice a dramatic increase in healing and recovery, as well as an overall decrease in inflammatory response. TB4 is can also be administered to patients who are undergoing planned surgical procedures to encourage a faster recovery. Patients suffering from chronic inflammation and/or tissue damage also achieve noticeable results, as well as those suffering from neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s, ALS, tremors, dementia, and MS.
TB4 is administered subcutaneously, and most patients are treated in cycles of 20 days on, followed by 20 days off. In many cases continued long-term use is not necessary.
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Gut Health and Injury Recovery
BPC-157, or Body Protection Compound 157, is a peptide consisting of 15 amino acids that is used primarily for its regenerative properties. Researchers and doctors have found this peptide to be particularly effective at treating gastrointestinal conditions such as ulcers and fistulas. It’s also effective in the treatment of many other common GI issues such as acid reflux, constipation, diarrhea, malabsorption syndromes, and the families of colitis including irritable bowel syndromes and leaky gut. BPC-157 is highly effective in promoting a healthy gut microbiome, which can be essential to maintain for the treatment of many chronic illnesses and inflammatory states.
This peptide’s regenerative abilities are not limited to the digestive system – BPC-157 has been found to promote healing and repair in all tissues across the human body. BPC-157 is effective in aiding recovery from injuries, treating arthritis, reducing inflammation, and is even being researched for potential benefits in the treatment of neurological disorders.
BPC-157’s unique properties take its usefulness beyond the treatment of injuries and chronic conditions – it has been used by patients to aid in the achievement of health and fitness-related goals as well. When combined with diet and exercise, BPC-157 has been found to encourage weight loss and assist in the development of lean muscle tissue. BPC-157 is taken in capsule form.
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Improve Sexual Health
Bremelanotide is FDA-approved to treat sexual dysfunction in men and women and works by stimulating specific parts of the brain that regulate libido and arousal. Prescribed for patients who have arousal issues or difficulty achieving sexual climax, the peptide is administered via subcutaneous injection two hours before expected sexual activity. It can also be administered via nasal spray formulation.
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Treat Osteoarthritis & Lung Diseases
This peptide is successfully used to treat osteoarthritis with properties that help boost cartilage production and prevent the breakdown of existing cartilage. The peptide also helps prevent blood clotting around joints which further helps ease osteoarthritis inflammation. Pentosan has been effective in treating lung diseases such as asthma and COPD, as well as chronic degenerative joint and spine issues. It has shown anti-viral properties as well.
This peptide is delivered subcutaneously twice a week.
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Type 2 Diabetes Treatment and Long-Term Weight Management

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%).

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Learn More About Peptide Therapy

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.