Staying at Zlatibor mountain has a beneficial effect on the improvement of blood counts, primarily on the increase in the percentage of hemoglobin in the blood and the increase in the number of red blood cells. Based on this, Zlatibor was proclaimed a therapeutic area for acute and chronic diseases of respiratory organs, thyroid gland and anemia of all forms. Staying at Zlatibor is recommended for convalescents after infectious diseases and surgical interventions. The favorable climatic conditions with medicinal effects have influenced the build of the Institute for the Thyroid Gland and Metabolism. The institute is located on the lake shore at Zlatibor and it is especially known for it’s successful programs for rehabilitation and weight loss. Equipped with modern medical equipment, comfortable luxurious rooms, restaurant, conference hall, swimming pool, sauna and other accompanying amenities, the special hospital “Čigota” is extremely visited throughout the whole year.