Increased exercise and nutritional diets have been the core of any weight loss program. Surgical procedures such as gastric bypass, and LAP-Band are used to reduce the size of the stomach so you eat less-an invasive process to lose weight. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an easier way?
Surgery and diets has not stopped scientist from developing mechanical ways one can shed pounds. Allurion Technologies is developing a medical device to make treating obesity easier to swallow — a pill that delivers a high-tech balloon that E X P A N D S in your stomach to make you feel full. There are various nutritional products on the market that claim “gastric bypass results” (Roca Labs) but a long-term solution from a “device?” I am more than intrigued with how?
The material can expand 200 to 300 times its size, though Allurion’s won’t hit that size. When the treatment is done, the material would be dissolved via an oral solution. So long it doesn’t require a trip to the bathroom, I want to know more.