The FDA has endorsed a new stomach pump to counter the ravages of obesity. It is a sort of last resort for those who have tried everything else without any success.
A strange weight loss device was approved by the FDA recently. It is basically a pump that takes the contents of the stomach and shoves them into the toilet to be flushed forever.
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It has its critics many of whom have labeled it “a form of assisted bulimia” yet it has its admirers as well. The gadget is available for morbidly obese people who lose approximately 12% of their weight by using the device.
Where all the pills in the world and the ten thousand disgusting diets have failed, this device may just be the ultimate solution to the obesity pandemic which has taken the world by storm.
Al Roker, a morbidly obese man who went beneath the surgeon’s knife 14 years ago understands the utility of the gizmo of sorts. He has said that anyone facing the disease of super-morbid obesity reaches a stage in life where he or she is willing to try the most outlandish of things. There is a certain desperation about the whole thing and it reeks of tragedy.
Al Roker went down to a relatively normal weight from his original peak of 340 pounds. The stomach pump is not very invasive in its nature. It goes into the stomach and removes a third of the contents and dumps them into the commode. There is even a video of the device being used on the Internet.
The patients who give it a go, lose about 50 pounds within two years, according to Today. Termed the AspireAssist device, it is not appropriate for those with eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia. Neither is it recommended for the slightly overweight. It is basically for those whose obesity has overtaken their lives.
Those with a BMI of 35 to 55 are more likely to benefit from this device. Also those who have failed to lose weight after resorting to all the non-surgical means ought to give the device a try.
When people call it “assisted bulimia”, they forget that bulimia involves eating large quantities of food and then vomiting it all in the commode. That can be very dangerous since it ruins the body’s electrolyte balance and also causes acid from the stomach to destroy soft tissues in the throat.
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In the case of this device, there is no vomiting and the excess food is shunted to the outside to be disposed of safely and swiftly. The device’s tube needs to be shortened time after time as the patient loses weight.