Did you know that Americans spend an average of $30 billion dollars a year on weight loss medications and products? Some of them are effective while others are not. Obesity, like other long-term and chronic conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes often utilize the benefits of prescription drugs, but like any medication or drug, side effects from weight loss medications do occur.
On the other hand, obesity and weight loss treatments and surgeries are generally only an option for people who are more than 100 pounds overweight. Most physicians will first suggest a wide variety of treatments such as behavior modification, dieting, and exercise. Sometimes, a doctor will prescribe medications. When these fail, surgery is an option for those who have not responded to such treatments and who are severely obese.
Unfortunately, many people don’t realize that along with a multitude of weight loss treatments and surgeries, changes in attitude, lifestyle, and sometimes lifelong habits need to be addressed. Studies have shown that weight loss programs that don’t provide the support of counselors, educators, nutritionists or support groups often fail.
Obesity and weight loss treatments in the United States are expensive, and few are covered by health insurance plans. However, facilities such as the Antiobesity Center, located in Cancun, Mexico offers not only weight loss procedures and surgeries, but support and management in long-term weight loss maintenance.
World-class weight loss and obesity centers located around the world, from 365 mc’s Obesity Clinic in Seoul, South Korea to the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz in Switzerland offer individuals seeking long-term weight loss and lifestyle changes not only affordable, but effective and successful – at prices you can afford.