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Allurion gastric balloon Side effects

According to research, fewer than 0.2% of people who undergo the Allurion Balloon experience serious adverse events. This indicates that the risks associated with this gastric balloon are extremely low. Additionally, a study conducted on over 3,700 patients revealed that only 2% of patients required the removal of the Allurion Balloon due to intolerance before its placement ended at 16 weeks.  These statistics demonstrate that most individuals can tolerate and benefit from this type of gastric balloon without major issues.

Sensations can arise from the body’s natural defences against the balloon as a foreign object felt in the stomach wall. Fortunately, they typically last only 3-4 days before the body adapts, and the discomfort diminishes.

Nausea: Most patients will encounter feelings of nausea, often likened to seasickness. We provide potent anti-sickness medication to alleviate these symptoms, and some patients find relief with the use of travel sickness bands.

Vomiting: Some patients may experience vomiting. The anti-sickness medication effectively addresses this issue, and we offer practical tips to help maintain adequate hydration until vomiting subsides within a day or two.

Stomach cramps: Occasionally, patients may endure cramping, which can be uncomfortable. However, these cramps are typically short-lived and tend to improve as the stomach adjusts to the presence of the balloon.

Acid Reflux –Heartburn and acid reflux are frequent occurrences following balloon insertion, and medication will be prescribed to effectively manage these symptoms.

To alleviate acid reflux, incorporating small quantities of low-fat milk and dairy products into your diet can be beneficial. Additionally, maintaining an upright position after meals and refraining from eating fatty foods or any food intake within 2 hours before bedtime, can contribute to reducing acid reflux discomfort.