About Swallow Balloon Pill/ Capsule
You can now swallow a gastric balloon for weight loss. Yes It’s true.
This technology is from Allurion Technologies USA. It induces weight loss by making you feel full/ less hungry and early satiety.
It is actually a gastric balloon in the form of a capsule which needs to be swallowed. This means no endoscopy and no anaesthesia.
Once this swallow balloon pill/ capsule enters the stomach, its position needs to be confirmed by fluoroscopy. This means it is not a home procedure, but needs medical supervision although it does not require hospital admission.
As soon as the position in the stomach is confirmed, this swallow balloon pill/capsule is inflated and left in place in the stomach, where it remains for approximately 3 to 4 months, following which it naturally deflates and passes out through the digestive system.
However, the swallow balloon pill/capsule requires to be accompanied by a healthy diet and exercise for successful weight loss.