Gastric Pill Balloon

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Intro To Gastric Pill Balloon

Intro To Gastric Pill Balloon

You may not believe it at first, but you can actually lose weight by swallowing a pill! Once this pill reached your stomach, it will inflate like a balloon and occupies more room, which helps you feel full and encourages you to lose more weight. A gastric pill balloon, sometimes referred to as swallowable Allurion or Elipse gastric balloon, is a new technology that helps people lose weight without surgery or drug therapies. It also doesn’t involve the use of anesthesia or endoscopy. You can lose a moderate amount of weight with this method as it delays stomach emptying and make you feel full throughout the day.

Benefits of Gastric Pill Balloon

A gastric pill balloon provides many benefits and advantages for those who want to lose weight conveniently. Perhaps, in the near future, this technology will rank among the top ways to lose weight. We can show you the benefits of gastric pill balloon as follows:

Benefits of Gastric Pill Balloon
  • 1Lose around 10-15% of your total body weight over the course of 16 weeks!
  • 2Enjoy a weight loss solution that doesn’t involve surgery, endoscopy, or anesthesia
  • 3Enjoy a weight loss solution that takes only 10 to 15 minutes to complete
  • 4Raise your self-confidence and enjoy a simple approach to weight loss
  • 5Encourage your stomach to feel full after eating a limited amount of food
  • 6Prevent several obesity-related disorders and get extra health benefits
  • 7Help yourself get the fit and toned body that you eagerly desire!

Candidates for Gastric Pill Balloon

You need first to find a skilled doctor who has deep experience in gastric balloon technologies, or you can contact a good clinic that offers such treatment. To prepare you for receiving the gastric pill balloon, your doctor may do the following:

 Candidates for Gastric Pill Balloon
  • 1Calculate your BMI and perform a comprehensive physical examination.
  • 2Examine the health of your digestive system and order certain lab tests.
  • 3Provide you with instructions and useful advice on dietary habits that you need to follow before and after the procedure.
  • 4Prescribe certain medication before the treatment to prepare your stomach for the balloon.

Steps of Gastric Pill Balloon

No hospital stay is necessary for the swallowable gastric pill balloon, and the procedure takes a maximum of 20 minutes to complete inside an outpatient facility. The procedure’s steps include:

1. Swallowing the Pill

1. Swallowing the Pill

Your doctor will tell you to swallow the pill with a glass of water. In addition, they will monitor the passage of the pill by X-ray imaging to determine the exact location of the pill inside the stomach.

2. Inflating the Balloon

2. Inflating the Balloon

The pill will turn into a balloon after your doctor inflates it with 550 mL of fluid, and an X-ray image will be taken again to check the volume and location of the balloon.

3. Balloon Removal

3. Balloon Removal

After 16 weeks, the balloon starts to deflate in your stomach. Your body will spontaneously expel the balloon into the toilet without external intervention.

Recovery After Gastric Pill Balloon

Clearly, you’ll not need to visit your doctor again because the balloon will dissolve on its own after around 16 weeks. However, after the procedure, you need to consider the following:

Recovery After Gastric Pill Balloon
  • 1Drink only liquids in the first days after the procedure, and switch to solid foods once you feel comfortable.
  • 2Follow a healthy balanced diet or ask a dietitian to provide you with a specific diet program to help you lose weight through the next weeks.
  • 3Contact immediately with your doctor if you start to notice abnormal symptoms.

Risks of Gastric Pill Balloon

Mostly, patients feel satisfied with the results of the gastric pill balloon and rarely show any side effects or major complications. Thus, the risks and complications of this procedure are very limited. However, you may experience a few symptoms in the first 3 to 4 days following the treatment, such as mild stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting. If your body is unable to tolerate the balloon, your doctor can easily remove it via endoscopy.

Risks of Gastric Pill Balloon

You can manage type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and other issues related to obesity with the help of a gastric pill balloon. You can start considering this pill if you’re: Fairly obese or having a BMI lower than 27 Can’t undergo invasive obesity surgeries Trying to avoid complications and adverse effects of obesity surgeries

The programmed smart pill (Elipse) is one of the easiest weight loss procedures as it is placed in just 10 minutes without anesthesia and without causing any pain.

The smart capsule (gastric pill balloon) procedure is suitable for people over the age of 18 and is not suitable for anyone younger than that. It is also not a good option for people who complain of much localized fat.

The placement of the Elipse capsule is not an invasive procedure because it is done without anesthesia or surgical intervention. So the patient can leave the hospital directly after the procedure.

The gastric pill balloon is helpful for obese people who are overweight by about 30 kilos.

It is not recommended to get a gastric pill balloon during pregnancy, although there is not enough evidence to support that. Pregnant women need to eat healthy foods until the baby is born. Women are also advised not to get pregnant during the 6 months after gastric pill balloon placement.



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