A gastric balloon is a fantastic weight loss tool designed to help patients feel fuller for longer so that they can make essential changes to their lifestyle and habits. All gastric balloons work in the same way: suppressing feelings of hunger by occupying around 60% of the stomach, delaying the digestive process of gastric emptying, and reducing the production of the hunger hormone known as ghrelin. The gastric balloon is designed to sit in an area of the stomach called the fundus, wherein it can effectively help implement the aforementioned hunger reducing properties. All placements include a dedicated Aftercare Service with nurse and dietetic care.
Gastric balloons are available in two distinct models with Allure, the four month Allurion Balloon and the FDA approved (up to) 12 month Orbera 365. The balloon you have placed may depend on a variety of factors, including your medical history and the length of time you believe you will need in order to effectively change your habits. The main difference is in the way the balloons are placed. The former comes in the form of a swallowable pill whilst the latter requires a simple endoscopic procedure. The balloons come with an average total body weight loss of between 10 – 15% and 10 – 18% respectively.
Obesity and Our Health
It’s no secret that being overweight and obese has a huge impact on our overall health, especially on our joints and vital organs such as the heart. This is due to the extra pressure being put on our bodies thanks to the unnecessary fat that those of us who struggle with maintaining a healthy weight carry. Type 2 diabetes is a classic example of a comorbidity of obesity that can be drastically improved with weight loss – the same goes with sleep apnoea, heart disease, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Medical Weight Loss in the UK
The gastric balloon isn’t the only medical weight loss option available to our patients in the UK. Allure also provide bariatric surgeries across a number of UK clinics, including the gastric sleeve and gastric bypass.
Speak to the Specialists
Get in touch with a medical weight loss specialist at Allure today by calling 0345 512 0094 or by emailing email@example.com. Alternatively, you can fill out our enquiry form and a member of the team will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
Allure Weightloss is a CQC registered provider of medical weight loss in the UK.