Weight loss Treatments

Obalon, a new method against the extra kilos

The fight against obesity leads scientists to find alternatives that allow engage in a fight against the extra kilos. One of these new slimming options is the obalon, a different medical approach that attempts to regulate appetite and overeating.


International health agencies regard obesity as a global scourge that takes the lives of millions of people. Therefore, treatment is considered a challenge to consider in this new century.

So much so, U.S. scientists have created a new device for treating obesity, known as obalon. The obalon is a device that aims to achieve the patient to regulate your appetite and eat less.

What is obalon?
The obalon is a ball that inflates the stomach reaches the size of an apple and gives the patient satiety, causing a reduction in food intake, which is reflected in a weight loss.

Contrary to what you may think, this method is not very invasive, such as a bariatric surgery, as this ball is swallowed by a gelatin capsule. This capsule is accompanied by a small tube. When the capsule reaches the stomach is inflated through the tube, which is later removed.

Medical opinions are conflicting:
Views in favor: On the one hand, some specialists consider this ball is not just a device that can help those suffering from obesity to eat less, but to become aware of the importance of changing eating habits to maintain weight and have a better quality of life.

Views in against: While other doctors have been wary of this method. To do so, provides a quick way to lose weight, regardless as to keep the weight achieved over time. Moreover, today obalon use is expensive and, for some patients, it is unpleasant.

Considering in ditch all these opinions, it is necessary to wait for more research to see what the cost benefit over time.

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