NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Obesity and Weight Management
Any Health Conditions NOT Caused by Obesity?
Are there any health conditions that are NOT caused by obesity? Every time I go to the dr my dr does not even ask any questions or do any tests. She just gives me a lecture about losing weight. So I never go to the dr any more because I already know I am obese. I have been obese for over 50 years and spent most of that time trying to lose weight, obviously unsuccessfully. I don`t need any more "incentives" to lose weight. Obviously if I could, I would. But I used to be able to get other kinds of health care for other things. At least the dr would ask questions or do tests if I went in with a health problem. Now, literally, I get nothing but weight loss lectures. I feel like health care is only for thin people and fat people just get weight loss lectures. Is this really truly the true state of medical science these days? If you`re thin you get health care and if you`re fat you just get chewed out for your body size?
Although I can't speak for the entire medical community, over 50% of our population is overweight or obese, so you are not alone. The medical community is trying to help in every way we can.
Please visit a previous similar question at the link below and do not hesitate to switch doctors if you are not getting the care you need.
Jane Korsberg, MS, RD, LD
Senior Instructor of Nutrition
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University