If you have struggled with your weight for far too long, you are not alone. There comes a point when you can’t take it anymore. You just want to stop fighting with your food. You want to feel good about your body. You want to go shopping for clothes and find things you like to wear. You’ve tried diets, medications, and new exercise trends. Nothing has brought your weight down. If anything, your weight keeps going up. You need to make a serious change that will give you results. A stomach balloon could be the answer.
How Does a Stomach Balloon Work?
When you have a stomach balloon, your gastroenterologist inserts a special balloon down your esophagus into your stomach. The balloon is filled with saline to give you less room when it comes to eating. It works in a similar way to other weight loss surgeries. However, the stomach balloon is the least invasive approach. When you reach your weight loss goals, it can be removed. You will need to change your eating habits once you have the stomach balloon inserted in your stomach. It will mean eating smaller portions at a slower pace. You may find that it is easier to eat several small meals throughout the day to meet your nutritional needs. You will also need to make wise choices in what you eat. Your restricted number of calories on a daily basis will help you to bring your weight down. Including an exercise plan will help you achieve even better results.
Is It Right for You?
The stomach balloon is typically recommended for individuals who have a BMI in a range of 30 to 40, putting them in the overweight to obese range. It is helpful for those who have not been successful losing weight in traditional ways. If you have an underlying health condition, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or a heart problem, your doctor may recommend the stomach balloon for you. Bringing your weight down can do more than help you to have an improved body image. It can also help you to live longer when you manage your health issues or avoid them in the first place. Your doctor will be able to talk to you about the advantages of gastric surgery. You’ll also find out how to make lifestyle changes that will help you to live a healthier life.
Learn More About the Benefits of a Stomach Balloon
If you have struggled with the scale long enough, a stomach balloon could help you to get your weight under control. For more information, we welcome you to make an appointment with Batash Medical. At our convenient location in Rego Park, NY, our gastroenterologist will talk to you about what you have tried in the past. Any health issues will be taken into consideration as well to determine if this is the right choice for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!