Read this article about signals versus symptoms

Reading Time: 2 minutes How can you lead a healthier lifestyle and how can a balloon help you achieve that goal? The balloon is a behavior modification tool that will help you change your eating habits and lose weight. It does this by communicating with you. How? Via signals and symptoms. When do signals appear, what do they mean […]

Phase 2: Is my balloon working properly?

Reading Time: 3 minutes You know, sometimes patients complain that it was much easier during phase 1, when the balloon prevented them from eating; and by comparison, they say that during Phase 2 the balloon is not as effective and does not prevent them from eating and for some patients  the appetite returns. What’s happening? Is the balloon big […]

Have a look at how to manage phase 2

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reminder of Phase 1: Remember that during phase 1, the balloon did all the work for you – it limited your eating. You experienced symptoms resulting from your stomach’s struggle with the balloon. You probably experienced some or all of the following to some degree – weakness/dehydration, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain/spams, and heartburn/acid reflux. The […]

Phase 1: First Days After Implantation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Here is what you can expect to go through during the first days after the Spatz balloon implantation:  the stomach receives the balloon and reacts to it – we call this phase 1.  Phase 1: For approximately the first 3-5 after your balloon implantation, you will experience symptoms and discomfort and it will be difficult […]