Gastric balloon or Intra- gastric balloon is one of non-aggressive short term therapy for obese individuals who are suffers from surgery but they want to reduce weight as quick. When this method was finished, you could control portions of your meal and besides that you feel not hungry any more. When this method joint with other methods including physical activity and diet surely you can achieve the best results. These balloons are filling with liquid and take up one third of your stomach and finally were lift after spending 6 to 9 months. Of course first consequences of this method come into view about 9 months and these consequences are permanent.
Gastric balloon mechanism
Reason for necessity gastric balloons
When you feel your obesity is very dangerous therefore you prefer it to solve as quick. Obesity could severe illness and other social problems. Kinds of illness such as high blood pressure diabetes type 2, heart disease and sleep apnea are other bad effects of obesity. Overweight people could not accomplish physical activities like other people and they have less confidence. Therefore gastric balloons could help you for less eating, overweight people could control food proportions and finally eat less food they can. Overweight people could not control their eating amount therefore gastric balloons would help to these people.
Suitable persons for gastric balloons
If you have these conditions, you could experience gastric balloons:
Unwilling to surgery
Having diabetes or sleep apnea, high blood pressure
Not willing to other surgeries related to bones, heart and etc
Having BMI more than 29 (calculate your BMI)
Having allergic toward anesthesia
Having desire to make change related food diet and lifestyle
Not suitable persons for gastric balloons:
Consume alcohol or drugs
Having experience to previous stomach surgeries
Having experience to stomach or duodenum ulcer
Consume anti blood coagulation drugs
Carrying child condition
Having experience about severe renal not successful surgery
Having experience gastric hernia by length more than 5 centimeters
Having physiological disorders
Having disease related to liver
Having experience related to inflammatory bowel illness
Having experience related to collagen illness
Having experience about some cancers
Benefits of gastric balloons
Of course we should mention some of this method a comparing with other methods:
It is not aggressive, that is not surgical procedure.
All of intricate and complications at comparing other procedures are less.
Your surgeon could lift gastric balloons after spending 6 months.
When it put besides other methods could help to patients.
You spend only2 hours at hospital when that is finished.
Performing gastric balloons
You should pay attention that is procedure and not surgery. You could therapy it as outpatient and not hospitalize at hospital. You should experience calming drug or light anesthesia. Deflated balloon come to your mouth and esophagus through endoscope (a long tube equipped camera at the end of it). About 400 to 700 cc amount sterile liquid inserted to balloons so that they occupy one third or your stomach.
At next level endoscope was lift and finally balloons were left at your stomach. Of course the doctor could control its place at your stomach. This procedure takes 15 to 20 minutes. Gastric balloons categorize to single and two kinds and every category has certain properties. Twin balloons are the best method for who want lose more your weight. This method is perfect with your stomach due to curvature of your stomach at its less movement at inside your stomach. You could leave hospital when this method was finished.
All of actions before swallowing gastric balloons
When you decide to swallow gastric balloons, you should doing below list pre- procedure.
- Not eating any food about 12 hours before the therapy
- Not drink any drink before 6 hours therapy
- Prepare anti-nausea medicine and acid reflux medicine at your home
- Should using physiological consult
- Should get special nourishment training
- Have endoscope of stomach (gastrointestinal endoscopy), esophagus (EGD), duodenum (esophagogastroduodenoscopy), and H. Pylori test.
- Accomplish blood test, blood globule, parasite test, sodium and potassium of the blood, blood glucose, coagulation tests, albumin, cholesterol, and blood triglyceride
- Accomplish psychological test
- Accomplish heart test such as chest x ray and electrocardiogram
- Accomplish pulmonary tests and abdominal ultrasound, when you suffer pulmonary illness
Rehab and post care therapy gastric balloons
When the procedure was finished, you can go your home. Of course you surely have nausea or pain at first days after the swallow gastric balloons. Your health conditions is determine factor for this procedure. After spending second week, you can eat any food. Even at 3 to 6 weeks you have good feel, and hiccups and nausea pain well be return when you eat very much or eating very quickly. When you reach to 7 to 12 weeks, should start sport exercise at 3 to 5 days a week, of course, to be getting communicated with support group. If you attention your way of life and how eating will have alter at this time. Please pay attention to following list:
- Keep away from quick eating
- Remember some foods including fish, fruits and vegetables are better for you when you determined for losing weigh
- Consume medicine and food diet. Probably Mediterranean diet is the best for you.
- It is better sleep to left side of your body and meanwhile you head and neck to be higher your left shoulder
- Eating soft foods it is recommended for you
- It is better you slow eating and biting the food so that not cause stomach pain for you
- Drink at least 10 glass water daily
- Drink accompany eat not good
- Any soda, coffee and alcohol drink not recommend for you
- It is better not eating food meanwhile watching time TV
- Observe your food diet
- If you have stomach pain please go to nutrition specialist
- Use kind of fruits instead juices
Amount of your weight lose
You could expect 10 or 25 kilograms. Of course doing physical activities is necessary for you. When you achieve weight, never go back to previous eating habits.
Negative effects and risk related to gastric balloons
Your health and physical conditions are determining factors for doing this procedure. Some individuals at comparing other have not pain and severe conditions at their body. There is some intricate pain at your body that we mention them:
- Lesser bleeding when swallowing gastric balloons
- Pain cause of gastric balloons
- Throw up foods from your stomach
- Abdominal severe pain
- Gastro-esophageal backflow
- Leaking balloons to 2%
- Burst stomach to 5%
Of course you doctor could resolve your difficulties by your doctor’s suggestions.
Expense of gastric balloons
Insurance companies will pay back all of gastric balloons, the amount of money what is pay by patient. Upon to your doctor and how to therapy this kind of treatment tolerates from $ 6000 to $ 9000 in U.S.A. similarly, expense of gastric balloon reach to £ ۳۹۵۰ nearly.
Doing gastric balloon in Iran
This procedure is famous procedure in Iran and it is by high skilled doctors in Iran. Many people specially the youths want to reduce their weight and health conditions so that kinds of reducing weight are more common among them. similarly, there are well equipped clinics and they are located at many cities including Tehran, shiraz, Tabriz, Mashhad, Isfahan and Kish Islands and other cities where are at many Iranian provinces. Gastric balloon is well known procedure at this clinics and offer to Iranian outpatients.
Expense Gastric Balloon in Iran
At comparing other procedures this procedure is low lost and many patients could pay its costs. Of course other services including food diet and consulting are offering to all of patient. Please attention these services could be accessible by $ 2000 in Iran meanwhile cost of gastric balloon reach to $ 8000 in U.S.A and tolerates from €۵۰۰ to €۴۵۰۰ and $5500 estimates in U.A.E.
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