Apology from doctors to overweight and obese people
Doctors tell overweight people to exercise more and eat less. In fact, being overweight may be due to genetics or other factors. UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, CC BY-SAObesity has emerged as a major risk factor for poor outcomes in patients with COVID-19, as doctors and others in Healthcare has previously treated obese or overweight patients. I guess many people will respond by declaring: “It̵7;s their own fault for being overweight!” in the spirit of realizing that those who struggle with weight loss include our family and friends. Let me offer a different feeling. To those of us embarrassed by being overweight and/or starving: “You’re right, and we’re sorry. After giving you an impractical task we mock you When you try to tell us We see you as weak and crazy. because we don’t understand what you are going through. So we look down on you We don’t feel it, we don’t know, and we’re sorry,” a nutritionist talks to patients at the Mulhouse obesity clinic. France BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty Images ‘Weight loss’ doesn’t work. This is just one apology we owe to our fellow humans who tell us to lose weight through diet and exercise. We also blame them for the failure of our treatment plan. and mask their opinions with prejudice and persecution. As a physician and researcher I have been working in this area for many years. I have seen firsthand the life-changing power of pre-existing thoughts, judgments, and patterns. I have seen that unfounded, negative thoughts are woven through virtually every interaction that those struggling with weight loss endure when seeking help. and there are tens of millions more The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classifies more than 70% of adults in the United States as overweight and more than 40% as obese. and even when some people are able to lose weight They tend to gain weight over time. judgment of rash Let’s say I’m your doctor. you have a rash all over your body (which indicates being overweight or obese) and you make an appointment with me to discuss a treatment plan. during your visit Employees in my office use stigmatizing language and nonverbal signals that make it clear that we are annoyed by the thought of connecting with other impulsive people. We come up with a set of assumptions that define the tone of our relationship. This includes the idea that you are lazy or ignorant or both. You will feel disgusted with me, which will make you uncomfortable. Unfortunately, health care providers often treat patients who struggle with weight loss by prescribing stereotypes. quick judgment and ingrained negative traits This includes laziness. Non-compliance, weakness, and dishonesty After this inconvenient exchange I will prescribe your rash treatment program. and explained that it was quite straightforward and easy to use. I’m going to recommend a bunch of resources with pictures of smiling people with beautiful skin who never rash to highlight how great your results will be. “It’s all about sticking with it,” I’d say. Back at home, you’re excited to start treatment. However, you quickly realize that applying the cream is unbearable. It burns; Your arms and legs feel like burns after you have the treatment. You take a shower and wash off the cream. tragic conversation after a few days you try again same result Your body will not accept the cream without burning and itching. you come back to my office And we have the following conversation: YOU: Doctor, I can’t carry out this plan. My body can’t tolerate the cream. Me: This is why doctors don’t want to deal with rashes. I’m treating you And you won’t stick with it. I apply the cream to myself every morning without a problem. YOU: But you don’t have a rash! Applying this cream on rashes is different from applying it on clear skin. I want to get rid of my rash But I can’t tolerate this cream. Me: If you don’t want to follow up with treatment. it’s about you But it’s not the cream that needs to be replaced. It’s your attitude towards sticking with it. This exchange shows behavioral bias, bias, and a disconnection between provider perception and patient experience. A new approach is needed for those trying to lose weight Jamie Grill/JGI via Getty Images Prejudice and Prejudice For Those Who Want To Lose Weight The diet and exercise experience will not be the same as the skinny people on the same program. Perceiving others’ experiences as well as our own experiences when different situations fuel prejudice and prejudice. That night, you couldn’t help but wonder. “Is there something wrong with me? Maybe my genes or my thyroid or something? Cream looks fun and easy for everyone.” The guilt will fall on the patient for no reason. Despite the undeniable spreading rash and the rate of adherence to treatment profoundly while we were touting the cream. We still stubbornly maintain it. If the rash appears and hundreds of millions of people go untreated or relapse every day. That was their own fault! over time You will feel more discouraged and depressed due to untenable situations. Resentment makes you more optimistic and makes your happy moments disappear. You have a rash like this and you cannot tolerate the treatment plan. but no one believes you They judge you and say you chose not to use the cream because you lack commitment and determination. You hear their conversation: “It’s her fault,” they say. “If it were me, I’d use d#$% cream.” This is the definition of bias: an opinion, often negative, is directed at someone and involves something that that person has no control over Although it has been widely shown that the causes of overweight and obesity are multifactorial. But the belief that it was the patient’s fault is still widely accepted. This perceived controllability leads to degrading stigmatization. Setting for failure that evening you sit alone. Do you think that there is no one in the world who believes that your body will not tolerate this treatment? Society believes that you brought this to yourself in the first place. There seems to be no solution. We have pushed overweight and obese people to this place too many times. We have prepared them to deal with our failed treatment approach. when they came to us with the truth about patience We humiliate loudly and say that they are mentally weak. Not following or being lazy [Deep knowledge, daily. Sign up for The Conversation’s newsletter.] So where do we go from here? If we agree to stop stigmatizing, stereotyping and blaming patients for our treatment failures. And we accept that our current non-surgical paradigm is not working – what will happen? for beginners We need a new approach based on patient respect and dignity. new acceptance And the paused consideration will allow us to shift our focus to healing the body rather than the “overthinking,” a concept we use for no other medical condition. A perspective based on objectivity and equality will help caregivers avoid outdated blame guidelines and perceive overweight or obese people in the same light as any other disease. paradigm at last This article is republished from The Conversation, a non-profit news site devoted to sharing ideas from academic experts. Written by: J. David Prologo, Emory University Read more:Here’s Why We Crave Food even though we are not hungry Vegetarian and Vegan Diets: Five Things People 65+ Should Consider When Switching to a Plant-Based Diet 8 Simple Strategies to Fuel Your Body During the Pandemic J. David Prologo Doesn’t Work Consult, own stock, or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article. and did not disclose any related affiliation beyond the academic designation.