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Struggling with different diets and weight loss programs can be frustrating, especially when you’re aware that obesity could damage your health. Carolina Digestive Health Associates, PA, offers a solution with the FDA-approved ORBERA® managed weight loss system. ORBERA is a gastric balloon that stops you from overeating while you learn to adjust your eating and exercise habits. To find out how you could succeed with the ORBERA managed weight loss system, contact your nearest office among 13 in Charlotte, Belmont, Concord, Davidson, Matthews, Monroe, Huntersville, University, and Pineville, North Carolina. Call or book online today.


What is the ORBERA managed weight loss system?

The ORBERA managed weight loss system uses an intragastric balloon to fill most of the space in your stomach. It requires a two-part procedure to fit and adjust the balloon. When it’s in place, you won’t be able to eat large portions of food because your stomach no longer has the capacity.

ORBERA doesn’t just support weight loss. It also helps you adopt healthier eating habits and a more active lifestyle. With the ORBERA managed weight loss system and assistance from Carolina Digestive Health Associates, PA, you can lose weight and keep it off.

Who is the ORBERA managed weight loss system designed for?

The ORBERA managed weight loss system is for adults who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above and haven’t succeeded in losing weight by other means. BMI is a measurement of your body fat, and for most body types, it’s an accurate way of assessing whether you’re at a healthy weight.

Adults whose BMI is 25 to 29.9 are typically overweight, while a BMI of 30 or above indicates obesity. Obesity means you have an unhealthy amount of excess fat for your height, which increases your chances of significant health problems.

Why should I consider the ORBERA managed weight loss system?

You should consider the ORBERA managed weight loss system if your BMI is 30 or above and you can’t lose the excess weight. If you’re obese, you have a much higher chance of developing serious conditions like:

  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Cancer
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

For most people, weight gain results from insufficient physical activity and eating too many large meals and high-calorie snacks. 

Genetics, health conditions like hypothyroidism, certain medications, and factors like quitting smoking or not sleeping enough can make it harder for some people to lose weight.

When you’re overweight or obese, treatment options typically consist of exercise programs and a diet low in sugar, fried foods, and red meat. However, if you’ve tried different diets, gyms, and lifestyle changes with no success, you may reach a breaking point.

While you could consider weight loss surgery, concerns about having a major operation might stop you from pursuing this option. Instead, you go through the same cycle year after year without ever getting the weight to stay off. 

If you’re in this position, the ORBERA managed weight loss system could be the answer you’ve been looking for.

To find out more about succeeding with weight loss using the ORBERA system, contact Carolina Digestive Health Associates, PA. Call their office, or book an appointment online today.

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