Revolutionary technology, The Elipse Gastric Balloon, by Allurion receives second approval by the UAE Ministry of Health
The Elipse Gastric Balloon, by Allurion has received its second approval from the UAE Ministry of Health. It is the world’s first and only weight loss device that requires no surgery, endoscopy, or anaesthesia. Available across clinics in the United Arab Emirates, the Elipse Program supports long-term weight loss through a revolutionary gastric balloon that creates a feeling of fullness by taking up space in the stomach, providing patients with the chance to take a break from dieting and that all too familiar feeling of hunger.
With two in three people overweight in the UAE, dieting itself is not enough for many and the Elipse Gastric Balloon, by Allurion will continue to help tackle the country’s dangerously high obesity numbers and increasing weight issue.
Obesity is the leading health problem in the UAE, where the majority of the population is battling with their weight. In 2019 Zayed Military Hospital conducted a survey further raising the seriousness of the obesity problem, highlighting that 70% of the Emirati male population were obese.* Furthermore, the most recent study from the United States found the prevalence of diabetes in individuals aged between 20 and 44 was 3.3 percent. Overall, the UAE ranked highest in diabetes (4.7 percent) and hypertension and came in a very close second to the USA for obesity.