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I just wanted to relay my sons story.

He is a 15 year old sophomore in high school. He weighed 280 pounds and his 6‘1“ in height. We had tried every manner of diet/weight loss regiment to no avail. I knew his weight was a major issue for him psychologically and that he wanted to change.

I researched all options from medication to surgery. After much research, we decided on the gastric balloon. No surgery. No recovery. Can be reversed easily.

He had the balloon placed on August 20th. As of today, he’s lost 18 pounds. He’s been doing very well with the whole situation. He had about three days of post procedure issues with nausea and vomiting. These were easily controlled with medication. He hasn’t taken any medication since a couple of days after the procedure.

I’ve been trying to keep him on 1000 cal a day diet. That has been going well. I am slowly introducing an exercise regiment for him… A rowing machine. I’m going to start pushing that more intensely to a 5 day a week 30 minute protocol.

I would like to avoid having the balloon increased in size, which can be done. I have been looking into introducing semaglutide as a possible supplement if the weight loss stalls. But, balloon plus exercise will have to fail for me to consider adding a medication.

Anyway, I just wanted to put the story out there for those who may be in a similar situation.

ByAnyway, I just wanted to put the story out there for those who may be in a similar situation.

By the way, I had the procedure done in Tijuana.

His goal is to get to 225 pounds.

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