There are so many procedures of weight loss practiced the world over that often there is always some confusion about choosing the right one. From exercises to dieting, there are innumerable procedures that have been developed to help people reduce weight and sustain it. Additionally there are some surgical procedures too but most people would not like to go for it unless there is dire need for it. The gastric balloon procedure is the latest invention in weight reduction and its management that has been approved by the FDA of the United States of America and is being currently marketed in the country. It is claimed that you can lose up to 70 lbs in 6 months provided you abide by the guidelines of the weight management program.
The weight reduction and management program consists of inserting a balloon in the stomach by means of non surgical procedure. It is inserted through the mouth using an endoscope and placed in the stomach. Once it is placed in the stomach, it his filled with sterile saline solution that bloats the balloon and occupies some amount of space in the stomach thereby reducing the total space for food and liquid intake. You get a feeling of fullness between meals and would not have as much appetite that can result in over eating. This measure of restricting the stomach space effectively reduces your ability to eat more food and affects the metabolism of your body that results in weight loss. The objective to kick start your weight loss program is thus achieved.
The balloon is made from soft silicone that is inserted in deflated condition through the mouth and placed in the stomach where it is then inflated by filling with sterile saline solution that is passed through a self sealing one way valve. The balloon is specially designed for residing in the stomach for a maximum period of 6 months. During this time you will experience less food intake that directly impacts weight reduction which has then to be sustained through changes in diet and lifestyle.
Depending on your weight loss objective and your present medical condition, the consultant doctor at the clinic can recommend a single balloon or a dual balloon therapy. The dual balloon has larger volume of 900 cc as compared to the standard volume range of 400 to 700 cc of single balloon and occupies more space that reduces food intake even more than what would be possible with a single balloon. The balloon therapy keeps you full and satisfied even with lesser food intake.
The program is non surgical, painless and is implemented by a team of doctors, dietitians and nurses who educate people about healthy food habits and exercise regimen to sustain the reduced weight that results from the gastric balloon procedure. The best part is that the procedure does not alter body anatomy and is completely tolerable by the body.