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Semaglutide Program


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The Blend Institute has been successfully helping our patients achieve their weight management goals through our specialized Semaglutide treatment program for the past two years. Our experienced team of healthcare professionals, led by Tim Blend, MD and Emily Goodyear, RN, is dedicated to providing personalized care to support you on your journey to a healthier weight.

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a medication classified as a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. Originally developed and approved for treating type 2 diabetes, semaglutide has shown remarkable efficacy in promoting weight loss during clinical trials, leading to its adoption as a weight management medication.

How Does Semaglutide Work for Weight Loss?

1. Appetite Regulation:

Semaglutide mimics the effects of GLP-1, a natural hormone released in response to food intake. Activating GLP-1 receptors, semaglutide increases feelings of fullness and reduces appetite, contributing to better control over food consumption.

2. Slowed Gastric Emptying:

The medication slows down stomach emptying, enhancing the feeling of fullness after meals. This effect aids in reducing overall caloric intake, supporting sustainable weight loss.

3. Blood Sugar Control:

Originally designed for managing diabetes, semaglutide's blood sugar-lowering effects are beneficial for individuals with insulin resistance or at risk of type 2 diabetes. Stable blood sugar levels contribute to weight loss and overall health.

Administration and Guidelines:

The use of semaglutide for weight loss typically involves subcutaneous injections, and the medication is usually administered once a week. It's important to note that the use of semaglutide for weight loss is prescribed under medical supervision and is generally recommended for individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, or for those with a BMI of 27 or higher with weight-related comorbidities.

Important Considerations:

While semaglutide has proven effective, it's crucial to be aware of potential side effects and contraindications. Therefore, consulting with our healthcare professionals is essential to determine the suitability of semaglutide based on your medical history and overall health.

At The Blend Institute, we understand the importance of a comprehensive and individualized approach to weight management. Our team is committed to guiding you through the Semaglutide Weight Management Program with care and expertise.

Take the first step towards a healthier you - schedule your weight loss consultation with Emily Goodyear, RN today!

Our office is conveniently located just east of I-75 on SR 70 in Bradenton and is proud to serve the Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, and Parrish communities.