A new gastric balloon without surgery promises a loss of 7 kilograms in a month

The balloon is another for many who need to shed weight and do not need to bear bariatric surgery (Credit: Disclosure / Allurion)

(*7*)A gastric balloon for weight loss that doesn’t require surgery, endoscopy and anesthesia will arrive in Brazil on January 29. Allurion’s machine is for swallowing and requires no procedures. It comes in a capsule to swallow that turns into a balloon in the abdomen. The process takes about quarter-hour. Upon reaching the abdomen, the capsule inflates, offering satiety and fewer starvation. “This makes it simpler for sufferers to comply with dietary pointers and alter their consuming habits,” says Sérgio Alexandre Barrichello Júnior, a bariatric endoscopist on the Albert Sabin Hospital in São Paulo.

(*7*)According to Allurion, the machine has already handled 100,000 sufferers in 60 nations. The National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) permits the process in folks with a physique mass index (BMI) equal to or higher than 30 and a minimal age of 18 years. “With the Allurion balloon, sufferers lose 7 kilos in the primary month,” the corporate notes.

(*7*)Accompanied by the process, the affected person engages in a program with dietary, bodily and psychological help from a multidisciplinary crew, in addition to entry to know-how with related scales, well being monitoring and a real-time distant monitoring app to have interaction the affected person and accompany you in the course of the weight loss journey.

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(*7*)“After 4 months, the balloon naturally deflates, eradicated from the physique without surgery or endoscopy. The affected person solely stories that he stopped feeling the presence (heaviness) of the balloon, so we all know that it’s gone,” explains Dr. Eduardo Greco, a specialist in digestive tract surgery and weight loss procedures.

(*7*)Nutritionist and endocrinologist, specialist in the therapy of weight problems and weight loss Valeria Goulart explains that often the eating regimen for many who use the machine is liquid in the start and in small quantities of meals. You cannot drink alcoholic and carbonated drinks, caffeine, eat fried meals, nuts, coconut, spices, sauces, black pepper, vinegar, preserves and bitter fruits, in order to not irritate the abdomen lining,” stated the physician.

(*7*)According to Goulart, there are circumstances of individuals who have misplaced as much as 48% of their weight, however with the affiliation of different monitoring. “Two years later, some sufferers who had the balloon eliminated had outcomes that had been 5 occasions more practical than different weight-loss therapies,” he stated.

(*7*)The clinics supply psychological and dietary help, steering on bodily actions and a behavioral advisor who will help in the method of adapting to new life-style habits. The full therapy lasts a minimal of 6 months and a most of one yr. In Sao Paulo, a clinic fees R$18,000 for the process and a 12-month follow-up.

(*7*)“Allurion makes use of synthetic intelligence in a 20-day program. The know-how can establish whether or not or not a affected person is on observe to realize anticipated weight loss, permitting clinicians to enhance their sufferers’ weight loss success,” explains Benoit Chardon, Chief Commercial Officer at Allurion.

For the endoscopist Sérgio Alexandre Barrichello Júnior, the balloon is another for many who need to shed weight and don’t want to bear bariatric surgery, however it’s not indicated for folks with uncontrolled diabetes and chemical dependencies without psychological and emotional circumstances to comply with the therapy.

“The dangers are few. We consider that is a particularly secure process. If the meals is insufficient, it might trigger discomfort. The balloon could provide you with abdomen ache or nausea, however that is uncommon. Trauma, gastritis, ulcers and hemorrhages are extraordinarily uncommon. If there may be any downside, simply take away the balloon,” says the endoscopist.

The physician explains that the affected person doesn’t have an anatomical change to the abdomen, as in bariatric surgery. “It’s a technique which you can placed on and take off, and your abdomen stays as regular because it was earlier than the prosthesis was positioned. Another benefit is that it’s doable to make use of the balloon numerous occasions without harming well being,” he says.

Brazil is among the many 11 nations with the very best weight problems charges in the world. One in 4 adults in Brazil is overweight. According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), 60.4% of the inhabitants over the age of 18 is chubby.

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