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Impaired Metabolism Thwarts Your Weight Loss Efforts


Many people may have faced the problem of being unable to lose weight despite rigorously exercising and following a strict diet. All the weight loss strategies may seem ineffective for these people, not to mention that some even have an unstable body weight, which could be a massive obstacle to successful weight loss. Not many people are aware that the issue may be caused by “impaired metabolism.” Impaired metabolism occurs from within the body and is one of the causes of unsuccessful weight loss.

Causes of Impaired Metabolism

  • Certain diseases, such as thyroid disorders.
  • Aging causes the metabolic rate to decline in most people.
  • Those suffering from repeated unstable body weight (weight cycling) due to unhealthy weight loss methods, causing the basal metabolic rate to decline.
  • Females have a lower average metabolic rate than males.
  • Genetics
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Diabetes

Unavoidable consequences of impaired metabolism may include obesity and other diseases caused by obesity, such as diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, heart disease, knee osteoarthritis, and sexual dysfunction.

We currently have an innovative weight loss method called “Gastric Balloon.” It is a non-surgical

weight loss procedure involving the insertion of a balloon in the stomach through an endoscope. The gastric balloon is made of biocompatible silicone and carries sterile 400-500 cc water inside. The balloon is designed to expand and take up space in the stomach to make people feel fuller and have less desire for consumption.

For more information, please contact

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Center, 2nd floor, Vejthani Hospital
Call: (+66)2-734-0000 Ext. 2960, 2961, 2966
English Hotline: (+66)85-223-8888

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