The indigestible ball or oblong is an implant designed especially for a patient to ingest it as a drug, but to make contact with the stomach is filled with a gaseous solution that shrinks the capacity of the body, removing the appetite.
This process is performed under medical supervision through endoscope. You can even put more than one ball.
Now you know what it is and what implant procedure, is important to know its advantages and disadvantages.
Advantages of indigestible ball
It is indicated for patients who are overweight or moderately obese no radiotherapist achieved weight loss treatments. Generally used in people with overweight between 10 and 15 kilos, or a BMI greater than 27.
It is used to lose weight before barbaric surgery performed in patients with morbid obesity. This method can help prevent certain complications of surgery.
The risks are minimal.Let’s change eating habits for a long-term solution.Has a useful period of three months.You can lose up to 40% of excess weight within 3 months of treatment.
Disadvantages of indigestible ball
You may have unforeseen and adverse reactions to drugs, procedures and supplies used.You may feel nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and cramps.
If you have some extra kilos and for some reason you can not lose, consider this alternative, although it is invasive not need as many post-operative care as a gastric bypass or mastectomy.
Remember, the decision of an operation to lose weight is a major change in the life of the doer, so it is important that you evaluate your doctor both pros and cons having to reduce the risk of complications.