The Obalon Balloon: Weight Loss Made Easy
The most common challenge faced by people today is weight loss – one in three people are struggling with weight-loss issues. You may have a goal weight that you want to attain but are having trouble reaching or maintaining it. All the diet plans and exercise routines have failed you, leaving you feeling overwhelmed.
If you’re ready to reach the goal weight you’ve been hoping for, it’s time to try the Obalon Balloon.
The Obalon Balloon
The Obalon Balloon is made up of a gelatin-like substance. This treatment option is designed in such a way that it takes up space inside your stomach, giving you a feeling of being full. During every meal, you will feel full very quickly and will eat less food as a result.
How Is the Balloon Administered?
The best thing about the balloon is that it can be administered without any surgery. You simply swallow a pill that’s a bit larger than the average vitamin pill. It is connected to a catheter for inflation after swallowing.
A gas containing a nitrogen sulfur-hexafluoride mixture is used to fill up the balloon. This gas is commonly used for medical devices, especially surgical eye devices. An x-ray will be taken before the placement of the balloon, followed by its inflation. This process takes 10 to 15 minutes at the max.
Three balloons, each the size of an orange, will be placed inside your stomach at regular intervals of approximately one to three months apart.
Are You a Good Candidate for This Weight-Loss Option?
If both dieting and exercise cannot give you your desired results and you are unsure of expensive and invasive surgical operations, this procedure may be the perfect option. You must be above 22 years of age and have a BMI of 30 to 40. After the procedure is done, you will need to commit to a diet plan and exercise regimen in order to get the best results.
Even after the completion of the six-month long treatment, you will be required to adhere to the exercise and diet plan. You will see weight loss take place gradually over a period of time. At the end of six months, you will be put under light sedation while the balloons are removed by performing an endoscopy.
The Obalon Balloon is a clinically proven weight-loss system that is approved by the FDA. Mild side effects such as abdominal pain and nausea have been reported only in 0.3% of patients undergoing this procedure. You will need to avoid extreme altitudes above 4,000 feet or below 2,500 feet, and taking of NSAIDs will not be possible during the six months of treatment.
Keep in mind that you must eat healthy and nutritious food. Follow the diet plan and exercise regimen assigned to you. It is extremely common to lose at least 40 lbs.
Make a Commitment to Lose That Weight
Speaking with a doctor in person is the best way to make sure that you’re doing the right thing for your health. Contact our office for your consultation.