It is important to modify your diet and be involved in physical activities to lose excess weight and maintain weight loss over the long term.
Diet and exercises
Regular physical activity combined with healthy eating habits is the most efficient and healthful way to control your weight. Physical activity helps to control your weight by using excess calories that otherwise would be stored as fat.
Most available weight-loss medications are “appetite-suppressant” medications. Appetite-suppressant medications promote weight loss by decreasing appetite or increasing the feeling of being full. These medications decrease appetite by increasing serotonin or catecholamine – two brain chemicals that affect mood and appetite. Prescription weight-loss medications should be used only when there are increased medical risks because of your weight and not for cosmetic reasons.
The gastric Balloon is a nonsurgical procedure indicated for patients who are either overweight and have failed diet attempts or cannot go on diet due to their current life style. It is an inflatable medical device that is temporarily placed into the stomach to reduce weight. The use of the balloon should be complemented with counseling and nutritional support or advice.
There are different types of balloons; some need endoscopy, local anesthesia or X-Ray monitoring.
The ElipseTM Gastric Balloon is the perfect revolutionary alternative for patients that are looking for an effective weight loss treatment. It creates a feeling of fullness, allowing you to eat less without the hunger that accompanies most diets.