Different stigmata who persecutes obese people, people's ignorance and feelings of loneliness support them weight gain, Today Efe Flavia Robles, a patient who has successfully overcome this disease.
"One of the main problems is that patients themselves tend to reject your obesity and to minimize problems, other than people don't see this as a disease and blame those who suffer from undergoing this condition, "explained the manager of the Novo Nordisk International Examination.
Robles, who after being overweight weighs 30 kilograms, says that the patient is with this disease they are misunderstood not only by their closest circle, but by the doctors themselves who are not sensitive to this disease.
"Employee education health This is an irreplaceable job. That a fat person feels that he has a doctor's attention without being assessed and that he uses a more neutral language so that patients can have better care, "said Dr. Verónica Vázquez.
The Obesity Clinic specialist from the National Institute of Nutrition and Medical Sciences Salvador Zubirán (INNCMSZ) shows that this is because patients are made to be considered guilty.
Contrary to what happens to other diseases such as cancer, for example, where patients are seen as fighters who struggle to overcome these conditions, obesity always stigmatizes who suffers
The problem, he explained, is that it is a chronic disease and therefore there is no cure, which is why patients with it Obesity he never runs out.
In addition, Flavia Robles notes that in this disease, contrary to others that are chronic and incurable, patients usually end up feeling lonely.
"Many times you can't lose weight, you think that the magic formula is to shut your mouth and exercise, and people, seeing that we don't lose weight, leaving us, you are alone in this fight," said the patient. .
Similarly, he said that physical appearance is often not profitable to find a good job or partner to share life.
"Discrimination at all levels and in all aspects of life," Robles said.
In addition, he continued, a lack of empathy can cause patients not to seek help to overcome this problem.
This stigma affects the lack of information seeking by patients to seek treatment options, which must be comprehensive and also involve the family
"Family assistance is very important, because the value we give to food is formed because we are small." Emphasis must be placed on understanding that these things can be changed, even though their care is for a lifetime, "he said.
At present, care is like bariatric surgery they are an excellent choice for patients who despite all their failed attempts to lose weight, however, Vázquez considers that patients must be informed about the procedure.
"Not all patients meet the criteria, but when they are candidates it is the doctor's responsibility to explain to patients all the possible consequences of weight loss, that there may be changes in addictive behavior, in their image and in life", he said.
However, he said that the most important thing is to clarify to people that there is no magic formula or procedure to lose weight because "it is a disease who must be treated for life and that is the basis of success to stay healthy. "EFEUSA