Avoid Obesity. Pump Your Stomach?
January, sweet January. That time when we all feel the holidays around our waistline, gym membership sales skyrocket and many of us set our list of ways we will try to improve our health. Giving up the pasta, breads and sugar can be a challenge. What if you could pump it out? Gorge yourself and take it out of your system. Sounds crazy, but Aspire Bariatrics developed AspireAssist which does exactly that. Currently available in parts of Europe – this weight loss tool literally allows the user to pump food out of your stomach.
Sure, AspireAssist may not be for the average Joe looking to drop a couple lbs. But face it. The amount of gastric bypass surgery in the US is on the rise. Obesity exists as one of the biggest challenges in fast moving, quick preparation, fast food world. And the conditions that obesity contributes to (diabetes, heart conditions, etc) are enough to make docs and patients realize that immediate weight loss is a critical stop on the road to healing. AspireAssist is a minimally invasive, outpatient process that threads the pump device and, ummm…exit point(?) into your stomach. Wait 20 minutes after you eat and about 30% of the stomachs contents can be pumped out. By not digesting the calories the body can’t absorb them and add to weight gain.
Ok, pumping your stomach may be extreme – but where the device is finding success stories is overweight patients who continually have problems maintaining weight loss. And for some whose health become so impacted by weight gain I would think that AspireAssist may provide a legitimate solution.