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Cecy Garcia

Just me I can stop, but the chairs in the waiting room have rest arms, so I can not sit. I not fit on the couch of the gynecologist and coat me not covered, go to the doctor is humiliating and difficult, says Mrs Gamzon, 55 years. Obesity is defined by experts as a BMI (BMI) of 30 or more. Morbid obesity is a BMI of 40 or more, and the term super obesity is sometimes used to a BMI of 50 or more. This year, more than 100,000 Americans with morbid obesity will be any surgery Bariatric, or a gastric band four times more than in 1998. But while increasingly more hospitals are performing these surgeries to treat the problems of obesity, changes in facilities and equipment for obese patients they can be comfortable during your hospitalization have been carrying out very slowly.

This is because all the changes that are needed are too costly, since the equipment needed is very specialized. The management of patients with overweight extreme, like moving them, bathe them, accommodate them in a room, may require the help of several people, when one could do the same things for someone of ordinary size and weight. Many people with morbid obesity, and even some of their physicians, say that doctors and nurses see them with revulsion in some occasions, as many people do. The size and weight discrimination is still very common in this country, and medical professionals are not more sensitive than the rest of the population, says Dr. Butch Rosser. Many people whose job is to take care of others, think that people with obesity deserve to be so, and the care which give them are not of the same quality that the rest of the patients.

Even something as basic as weighing a patient with obesity is something that goes beyond what doctors can do in their offices, since their weights only reach to 150 kilos. CT and x-ray machines are not designed for patients with obesity. This makes it difficult to accommodate larger in these patients to carry out the necessary studies. Obesity is a growing problem, and both medical personnel and hospitals and clinics, facilities must be improved at the same time that increases the disease. Goodbye obesity is a clinic which has comprehensive and adequate equipment to treat overweight and obesity, looking for the patient to achieve a better quality of life.