Discover a renewed sense of vitality with Balanced Wellness at Grand Pearl Spa, where we believe that wellness is not just about losing weight but about gaining a deeper understanding of yourself and embracing a balanced, fulfilling life. Welcome to a journey of transformation and empowerment at Grand Pearl Spa’s Balanced Wellness program, led by Bryan Brooks, Family Nurse Practitioner.

Whether you’re looking to shed a few pounds, improve your overall well-being, or transform your relationship with food and fitness, our dedicated team is here to help you reach your goals and unlock your full potential with this unique integrative approach.

What Is Balanced Wellness?

Balanced Wellness is a comprehensive medical weight loss program that evaluates your overall metabolic health. During your initial visit, we’ll delve into your overall health history, including medical and surgical history and current medications.

In addition to assessing your medical background, we’ll explore your motivations for weight loss and identify lifestyle changes necessary for long-term success. Blood tests examining various hormones, thyroid function, and cardiac risk profile will give us valuable insights into your metabolic health and risk for conditions like high blood pressure, heart disease, and high cholesterol.

We’ll utilize the Total InBody Scale for a thorough body composition analysis. Eligible candidates may be prescribed a semaglutide injectable medication.

Who is Bryan Brooks, FNP-C?

With 8+ years of invaluable experience in critical care, Bryan Brooks, FNP-C at Plastic Surgery Associates brings a wealth of medical expertise.

In 2021, Bryan joined Plastic Surgery Associates as a non-surgical aesthetic specialist and injector. Drawing from his athletic background and passion for health and fitness, Bryan found himself deeply invested in helping others achieve their wellness goals.

Bryan offers semaglutide injections, coupled with cyanocobalamin, to qualifying patients. This groundbreaking method, combined with tailored lifestyle modifications, emphasizes the power of diet and exercise in achieving dream transformations.

What Is Semaglutide and How Does It Work?

Semaglutide is an FDA-approved medication primarily used for treating type 2 diabetes and more recently approved for weight management in adults with obesity or overweight conditions. Semaglutide belongs to a class of medications called GLP-1 receptor agonists, which mimic the action of the hormone GLP-1. When injected, semaglutide binds to GLP-1 receptors in the pancreas, brain, and other tissues, resulting in increased insulin secretion, reduced glucagon secretion, decreased hunger, slowed stomach emptying, and promotion of a feeling of fullness after eating.

Clinical trials have shown significant weight loss and improvements in metabolic parameters for individuals using semaglutide alongside lifestyle modifications. Typically administered as a weekly injection, it’s crucial to consult with our Balanced Wellness team to assess suitability, discuss potential side effects, and ensure safe usage.

Potential Side Effects of Semaglutide

Common side effects of semaglutide may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain, which often improve as your body adjusts to the medication. Some individuals may also experience low blood sugar levels, especially when taking other medications to lower blood sugar or insulin. Symptoms of low blood sugar include dizziness, sweating, shakiness, and confusion. Additionally, headache, fatigue, and injection site reactions such as redness, itching, or swelling are possible side effects. In rare cases, semaglutide may increase the risk of pancreatitis, a serious inflammation of the pancreas characterized by severe abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.

If you experience any concerning side effects while taking semaglutide, it’s crucial to contact your healthcare provider or pharmacist for guidance. Remember that this is not an exhaustive list of side effects; consulting your healthcare provider for personalized advice is essential.

Why Choose Balanced Wellness at Grand Pearl Spa?

Holistic Approach: We address weight loss comprehensively, evaluating hormone balance, thyroid function, and metabolic health to tailor treatment to each patient’s needs.

Regular Monitoring: We use monthly InBody body composition analysis to track progress accurately.

Nutritional Guidance: We’ve partnered with a local dietitian to provide education on maintaining a well-balanced diet and exercise program.

Physical Health Support: We offer various options to help patients improve their physical health, including access to local gyms and free group classes sponsored by Priority Health and others throughout Grand Rapids.

Schedule A Consultation

To find out if you’re a good candidate and learn more about this treatment, call Grand Pearl Spa today or contact us through our website. Embark on your journey to holistic health and beauty with Bryan Brooks, FNP-C, and our knowledgeable health care professionals. Your best self awaits.

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