The gastric balloon application is used to create a feeling of fullness in the stomach in order to provide less food consumption by changing the eating habit, to make it easier to create balanced and healthy eating behavior. After this application, special liquids and package diets are not used, normal foods can be consumed.
This application is applied temporarily in adults between ages of 18-65 who have not lost weight as a result of diet and exercise practices. The application period is 6 months or 1 year depending on the product used. This application is a method with a minimum of side effects and a low risk among controlled loss methods.
Although only balloon application allows you to reach the desired weight, it is important to create an eating habit that can also maintain the current weight after balloon removal.
For this reason, after the balloon application, the patient is monitored by creating a healthy and personalized nutrition program with free dietitian monitoring to be done once a month.
Gastric balloon does not mean that you will definitely lose weight. The purpose of the gastric balloon is to create satiety more quickly and to allow you to follow the diet more easily. If you do not pay attention to nutrition, you can gain weight again after the operation.
People who practice the gastric balloon method need to review their eating patterns. Those who are fed with foods that do not tire the stomach, will lose weight more easily. The first three days after the procedure are very important.
It is necessary to stay away from movements that will strain the body for the first 24 hours. Complaints such as cramps, abdominal pain, and nausea may occur. In the first 3 days, only the liquid-weighted nutrition model is applied.
Then it can be gradually switched to a routine nutrition program. Because this procedure is a temporary treatment method, the patient’s review of their eating habits and lifestyle during the treatment period and the transition to a healthier new normal increases the success of the treatment.
In particular, carbonated and carbonated drinks that will increase stomach acid, alcohol consumption that will cause ulcers should be avoided.
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What is gastric balloon and how it works?
Gastric balloon is a method used in the treatment of obesity. Unlike surgical operations, it is applied with the help of endoscopy. The procedure is completed in approximately 20 minutes under mild anesthesia, defined as sedoanalgesia, and in competent hands.
The gastric balloon is a material made of silicone or polyethylene. After this material is advanced into the stomach with the help of an endoscope, it is filled with 400-700 cc saline or air and inflated in the stomach.
After the balloon is inflated, it is placed in the upper part of the stomach, which is called the fundus. Balloon administration should not be administered to patients with a hernia of the stomach, erosive gastritis or gastric ulcer.
Therefore, the stomach should be examined in detail with endoscopy before the procedure. In addition, before the procedure, the patient should be examined in detail whether he has a significant systemic disease, a hormonal disorder.
The application can be performed to patient’s obesity who do not have such disorders and are between the ages of 18 and 65. The age scale has recently started to increase from 15 to 75.
Gain weight after gastric balloon
Within 6-12 months of applying the balloon, a person can permanently change their diet and lifestyle if they achieve adequate compliance. Here, the rates of re-weight gain in these patients are quite low. But for patients who have returned to their old habits, weight gain is possible in all methods, including surgeries.
Gastric balloon application gives different results from person to person. The applied patients lose weight according to their body mass index. The gastric balloon creates a feeling of satiety in the person. Thanks to this feeling, a person eats less and his stomach becomes smaller and smaller.
This method allows you to lose 20% of the initial weight at the end of the process. If the patient eats healthy and adds sports to his life, slimming process becomes easier.
People who do the gastric balloon procedure need to pay attention to the nutrition pattern after the gastric balloon. If there is a tendency to evasive foods and foods that increase weight, the stomach balloon loses its effect and becomes useful to the body.