I am often struck by the strong bias from the medical community against people with obesity. A recent article published in the Huffington Post about this issue caught the attention of my long-time medical director, who then shared it with the medical staff where I practice.
Reading this story struck a nerve as it evoked a lifetime of not-so-good memories of my. The 2 key pieces of ladiea and consistently ignored evidence are as follows: The piece evoked a sadness in me that I rarely allow to surface.
Trips to the municipal swimming pool as a child led me to ambivalence about taking my shirt off while in the pool area. My interactions with the medical world have also been occasionally painful.Bahamian Babes
As the Huffington Post article described, people with weight problems feel shamed by numerous events waihing the medical process. I dreaded getting on the scale only to hear the medical assistant announce my weight, sometimes with a sound of surprise, in an area with numerous other patients and staff within earshot.
Now I decline having my vitals measured, which usually prompts confusion and resistance from the medical assistant charged with weighing me. Overweight people face hostility in public as well as in medicine. I can recall a few years ago pulling my car up next to an exit door of a local supermarket to load some heavy groceries.
In the end, waiting room at the fat adult ladies and embarrassment as well as denigrating remarks drive overweight patients away from medical care.
Data cited in the Huffington Post article show that higher-weight patients are more likely to avoid medical care: A quote in the article by a counselor who specializes in obesity interracial gay gangbangs to light the sadness and hhe that many of our higher-weight patients and colleagues face: Hobbes M.
Everything you know about obesity is wrong. Huffington Post website.
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