The Problem Of Obesity

People with obesity, in addition to diseases and complications that it causes them overweight, they have to deal with situations where weight and size do not allow them do well. This is happening increasingly in health services as well, such as hospitals and medical clinics. When Mark Rosenthal had a heart attack was so heavy and so wide that did not fit on a stretcher, so he had to make the trip to the hospital on the floor of the ambulance. The trip will hurt his back, and he felt it stifled its own weight. At the hospital, the doctors wanted to perform an MRI but did not fit into the machine.

But the biggest humiliation for Mr. Rosenthal was going to the bathroom. I was not fit to go to the bathroom so small, in which no one would have anyway, and comfortable in the hospital could not bear the weight of more than 200 kilos. Obesity is a major health problem in the U.S. growth.

In 2000, 31% of American adults were obese, According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And those classified as morbidly obese, like Mr. Rosenthal, tripled their number in just one decade. The complications of morbid obesity are not limited only to life-threatening diseases such as type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure, but also receive the medical service that is beyond his reach, and so available to others without this weight problem. People with severe obesity does not fit into standard size wheelchairs, chairs in the waiting room, the beds and hospital gowns, or MRI machines, among other difficulties they face.