Different Stigmata who are persecuting people with obesity, the incomprehensibility of society and the feeling of loneliness favor them weight gain, said today Efe Flavia Robles, a patient who has managed to overcome this disease.
"One of the most important problems is that the patient is trying deny your obesity and minimize the problem in addition to people do not see this as a disease and blame those who suffer from its life in this situation, "explained the director of International Trials Novo Nordisk.
Robles, who after her pregnancy was over 30 pounds, told the patients this disease they are misunderstood not only in the nearest circle, but doctors themselves who are not sensitive to this disease.
"Staff training health It's a necessary job. That a fat person feels that he has a doctor's attention without being judged and that he uses a neutral language to help patients get better care, "Dr. Verónica Vázquez said.
Salvador Zubirán (INNCMSZ), an expert in obesity clinic at the Nutrition and Medical Research Institute, announced that this is because the patient was convicted.
Unlike other diseases, such as cancer, for example when a patient is considered a warrior who struggles to suppress a condition, obesity always stigmatizes anyone who suffers from it
The problem, he explained, is that it is a chronic illness and as such no cure, so the patient is obesity he will never be released.
In addition, Flavia Robles stated that in this disease, unlike others who are chronic and incurable, the patient usually ends up feeling lonely.
"Many times you can not lose weight, you think that the magic formula is to close your mouth and exercise, and people when we see that we do not lose weight, we reject you are alone in this fight," said the patient. .
Likewise, he said that physical appearance is often a disadvantage of finding a good job or a partner to share life.
"It discriminates at all levels and in all areas of life," Robles says.
In addition, he added that people's empathy can not lead patients to be looking for help to solve this problem.
This stamping affects the fact that patients have not applied for patients to look for treatment options that must be comprehensive and covered by the family
"Family tracking is very important because the value of food is formed because we are small." It is important to emphasize the understanding that these things can be changed even though care is a life, "he said.
There are currently treatments like bariatric surgery they are an excellent alternative for patients who, despite all their efforts, will not lose weight, but Vázquez felt that the patient should be well acquainted with the procedure.
"All patients do not meet the criteria, but when they are candidates, it is the doctors' responsibility to explain to patients all the possible consequences of weight loss that changes, patterns and life may have changes," he said.
However, he said that the most important thing is to clarify to people that there is no magic formulas or methods to lose weight because "it is a disease which is to be treated for life and which is the foundation of success for health. "EFEUSA