[Alert] 5 Dead From Weight-Loss Fad
It was supposed to be the next big breakthrough for people looking to lose weight.
But it could end up killing you instead… in just a matter of days.
Since 2016, at least five people have died after having weight-loss balloons inserted into their stomachs.
And that may be just the tip of the iceberg.
It’s a dangerous procedure that NEVER should have been approved in the first place… and the FDA is still refusing to ban it.
Now it’s up to us to take action – before someone we love becomes the next victim.
Gastric bypass surgeries – where surgeons cut open and shrink your stomach – have been killing people for years.
So these new weight-loss balloons were supposed to be a safer alternative.
Basically, a surgeon feeds a silicone balloon down your throat and into your stomach, and then fills it with saline.
With less room in your stomach, you’ll eat less and lose weight, right?
Sure. As long as these balloons don’t kill you first.
Since last year, five people have died within a month of having weight-loss balloons inserted – and three were dead within three days!
What’s more? There are two additional deaths that were probably linked to the surgery, too, which would bring the death toll to seven.
And that’s just since 2016!
The most common risk is something known as “spontaneous over-inflation,” where the balloons can rupture or even cause blockages.
And even if you don’t die after the surgery, you could be facing serious side effects like intense abdominal pain, swelling of the abdomen, difficulty breathing, vomiting, and a swollen pancreas.
These complications can happen within days or even hours of the procedure.
The devices used in the fatal procedures came from two California companies.
Four cases involved the Orbera Intragastric Balloon System by Apollo Endosurgery. And one involved the ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System by ReShape Medical.
But trust me – NONE of these balloons are safe.
Of course, the FDA is dragging its feet and refusing to ban weight-loss balloons while it investigates.
But these guys are about as competent as the Keystone Kops (I mean, it was the FDA that approved this foolish procedure to begin with), so don’t expect much action.
Our best bet is to protect ourselves.
If you or a love one are considering weight-loss balloons, think again.
Is shedding a few pounds really worth risking your life?
Fighting For Your Health,
Executive Director, Alliance For Advanced Health