Obesity 2020-01-31T19:58:14+00:00

Obesity

Overcome obesity to achieve a thin, strong and beautiful  body

Obesity is a medical condition  in which excess extra body fat that has accumulated to an extent that it may have a negative effect on health. People are generally considered obese when their body mass index  (BMI), a measurement obtained by dividing a person’s weight by the square of the person’s height, is over 30  kg/m2, the range 25–30  kg/m2 is defined as overweight.  Obesity increases the likelihood of many diseases and bad health conditions, particularly cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, some type of cancers, osteoarthritis, and depression. 

Obesity is most commonly caused by a combination of excessive food consumption, bad quality food intake like junk food and processed foods, lack of physical activity, and genetic susceptibility.  A few cases are caused primarily by genes, endocrine disorders (tests available)    endocrine disorders, medications, and/or mental disorders.  The view that obese people eat little yet gain weight due to a slow metabolism is not medically supported.  On average, obese people have a greater energy expenditure than their normal counterparts due to the energy required to maintain an increased body mass. 

Obesity is mostly preventable through a combination of social changes and personal choices.  Changes to proper nutrition, and physical activities, including walking, sports, and spa activities are the main treatments. Diet quality can be improved by reducing the consumption of energy-dense foods, such as those high in fat or sugars, and by increasing the intake of  good vegetable or animal proteins and dietary fibers derived from fruit and vegetables in addition to drinking pure clean water.  Medications or herbal remedies can be used, along with a suitable diet, to reduce appetite or decrease fat absorption.  If diet, exercise, and medication are not effective, we believe that every person can achieve a proper body weight and shape without the need of performing alarming surgeries.

Obesity is a leading preventable cause of death worldwide, with increasing rates in adults and children.  In 2015, 600 million adults (12%) and 100 million children were obese in 195 countries. Obesity is more common in women than men.[1] Authorities view it as one of the most serious public health  problems of the 21st century.  Obesity is alarming in much of the modern world, particularly in the Western World.  though it was seen as a symbol of wealth and  fertility at other times in history and still is in some parts of the world. In 2013, the American Medical Association classified obesity as a disease.

Why do people develop Obesity?

Obesity is commonly due to bad eating habits, and social phenomenon of the industrialized food industry that promoted the consumption of junk/processed foods, but can also be due to other factors such as an obsession for total control, the desire for fast and inexpensive meal, decreased self-esteem, trying to achieve social trends through food, freedom from fears, and using food to build an identity.

Treatment Costs

Our treatment costs vary according to the requirements of each client, but typically, the cost of our treatment programs range from 15,000-45000 Euros per month for the best care and support available in Greece. We do not work with insurance companies. All Payments are made directly by the client because
US health insurance companies do not provide cover for the services of Hellenic Practice abroad, although we can estimate quotations when it is required for your insurance company evaluation. For our Greece-based clients, they already have a mandatory health insurance, and their payments can be serviced by their health insurance in line with the provisions of the Law on Health Insurance.
The fee charges  include the following: A comprehensive medical examination from any of our affiliates clinics and/or hospitals, initial detoxification program at one of our affiliated medical clinics including accommodation, medications if needed, affiliated doctors and nurses, local transportation, food and beverage (alcohol prohibited). Educational rehabilitation programs including exclusive residential accommodation (see our website) and field trips, educational rehabilitation programs on the following subjects: Nutrition, Physical activity and field trips.  Additional payment is required for extended medical care and medicine or rehabilitation educational programs. Note that the fees do not include your airfare.

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