The primary symptom of obesity is excessive body fat. The Body Mass Index, that is, the Body Mass Index, helps to understand whether there is obesity in the person.
One of the most important causes of obesity is wrong eating habits. It is to be fed more than necessary with foods with insufficient nutritional value, poor vitamin and mineral content and high calorie foods. The second most important factor is the low amount of daily movement. Of course, apart from these, there are many factors that trigger obesity.
Since obesity is a chronic disease, its treatment should be individualized. Two methods that are frequently used in the treatment of obesity are Gastric Balloon and Stomach Botox.
Gastric balloon is a suitable method for those who are overweight enough to require surgery (Body mass index 30-35) or for overweight patients who need to lose some weight in order to undergo surgery. The procedure takes about 15 minutes with endoscopic sedation anesthesia and does not require hospitalization. There is no common risk except for pain-nausea-vomiting lasting 3-4 days (although the severity varies according to the patient). There are 6-month and 1-year gastric balloon types. In both, an average of 20-35 kilos can be lost.
Assoc. Dr. Ufuk Arslan said, “Stomach botox is not as effective as a balloon, but it is an extremely common method used to lose weight in those who are overweight. People who have stomach Botox should definitely provide dietitian control. The procedure is also done endoscopically. By injecting Botox into various parts of the stomach, it is aimed to slow down the work of the muscles here and to empty the stomach late, thus providing a feeling of satiety.” He said.