Obesity, diabetes combatting device safe for treatment
June, 18 2018 10:43
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Obesity, diabetes combatting device safe for treatment

By: Shivani Arora

Published on: Wed 13 Sep 2017 10:00 PM

Uttar Pradesh News Portal : Obesity, diabetes combatting device safe for treatment

A non-surgical and reversible device for people with Type 2 diabetes and obesity is safe, effective and should be rolled out across the National Health Service (NHS), researchers say.

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  • The device Endobarrier,is a reversible treatment that provides people with an alternative to drastic gastric bypass surgery.
  • It prevents food from coming into contact with the first part of the small intestine, but without painful invasive surgery.
  • Endobarrier consists of a 60-cm-long tube-like liner or sleeve that coats the inside of the small intestine.
  • Allowing food to pass through but not to be absorbed, which can be removed after a year.
  • The procedure aims to kick start a change in lifestyle and help people achieve better health.
  • Improve diabetes control as well as promote weight loss, the researchers said.

According to Researchers:

  • The Endobarrier therapy could highly effective in patients with obesity and diabetes that has been very hard to treat.
  • In addition,with high patient satisfaction levels, and an acceptable safety profile, said Expert.
  • The Endobarrier service could be a safe and cost-effective treatment for the NHS.
  • It does not involve surgery and patients do not have to stay in hospital (so reducing the risk of infection),Expert added.
  • For the study, the team investigated whether this new therapy could be translated into major clinical success.
  • By creating a small NHS Endobarrier service for people having difficulties managing their Type 2 diabetes and obesity.
  • Furthermore,participants reported considerable improvements in wellbeing, energy, and the ability to exercise.
  • In aadition,with around 94 per cent saying that they would recommend the service to their friends and family.

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