Cost Of Not Having Lap-Band surgery
If you are reading this you have considered the cost of Lap-Band Surgery, but have you considered the cost of not having Lap-Band surgery? Each year 150 billion dollars are spent on overweight patients for symptoms like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, high cholesterol, arthritis, and general hospitalization; all of which are a result of the growing epidemic of obesity. As a result of these conditions the ultimate end will be death at an age earlier than anyone planned. You are also putting yourself at risk for a stroke or heart attack with added weight.
Overweight, obesity and their associated health problems have had a significant economic impact on the U.S. health care system for the last two decades. With 60% of the population being overweight, obese, or morbidly obese, our medical cost have sky rocketed. Medical costs associated with being overweight involve such costs as preventive care, diagnostic, and treatment services related to obesity. One in three adults is obese and one in six children is obese in today’s society. Indirect costs related to morbidity (or being obese) and mortality (or death) are associated with income lost from decreased productivity, restricted activity, absenteeism, and many days in bed. Mortality costs are the amount of income lost to a family by a member’s premature death.
Americans are eating more processed foods and fast foods which are high in calories, sugar, and fat. Larger portions are being offered at restaurants and we are consuming them happily.
Obesity in America has become an epidemic, and it is not just an appearance problem anymore, but a big challenge to the medical community and the folks who are overweight.
Self worth and respect have declined so much over the last decade in obese teenagers that suicide rates have doubled. Self worth and respect have also declined in adults making it harder for people to be able to be active for fear of discrimination in public, such as amusement parks, movie theatres, flying, and other activities people can not do because of being overweight.
Can your body, day after day, continue to hold up with an excess of 100 pounds or more? Eventually your health problems will become a very urgent issue and you have decreased your life span by decades.
Weight loss surgery has saved thousands of peoples lives and made their quality of life longer and more enjoyable. Without weight loss surgery, you are setting yourself up to become an invalid as your weight increases and with the need for someone to take care of you.
If you are obese with a BMI of more than 30 you are at risk for many health problems. Having weight loss surgery can reduce or eliminate these health conditions 100 percent.
While the actual financial cost of Lap-Band surgery is lower than ever before, the risk of significant health related issues and death have never been greater.
When determining the cost of Lap-Band surgery consider everything you have read, but also…
What do you pay for medicines that you wouldn’t need if you lost weight?
What do you pay for diet plans? Weight Watchers and such?
What can you not do, that would do if you lost weight?
If you go to the doctor more often then you make more co-payments.
This all adds up when you consider the cost of Lap-Band surgery.
Although weight loss surgery is a personal decision, it is one that should be thought through in great detail. Talk to your doctor about having weight loss surgery and make a commitment to becoming healthy. Many people have had successful weight loss surgeries and now are enjoying a happy active life. The cost of not having weight loss surgery could be the difference between life and death.
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