IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO LOSE WEIGHT WITHOUT FINDING THE CAUSE OF OBESITY

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THE OBESE PATIENT HAS NO OWNER

Turkey iHealth – many people who lose weight for a short time and then gain twice as much weight despair. One out of every three people in Turkey is obese. Obesity causes both individual and social harm by increasing many diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, and cancer along with the disease. Despite such an important health problem, unfortunately, the obese patient does not know where to get his treatment.

The agenda of family doctors in Turkey, who are primary care physicians, is very busy. They do not have the necessary support and time to solve such a complicated problem as obesity. The number of outpatient clinics related to obesity is not enough in university hospitals and educational and research hospitals of the ministry.

The concept of treating an obese patient with a multidisciplinary approach that is always talked about cannot go beyond being a dream. The patient cannot find a doctor who will take enough care of him. Unfortunately, there is no owner in the hospital of an obese patient due to a pile-up in hospitals. It is also impossible to lose weight without finding the underlying cause of obesity. Many people who lose weight for a short time and then gain twice as much weight despair.

The sector has become such a market that now some surgeons have become part of this market. There is an explosion in the number of surgeons who reduce the stomach and insert balloons into the stomach. For the treatment of obesity, people can choose to have surgery immediately without undergoing an adequate examination. There is not enough information about the problems that patients will experience after these operations. No one wants to remember that after stomach reduction surgery, many diseases occur, especially osteoporosis, and a lack of vitamins and minerals develops.

The Turkish Ministry of Health is also aware of all these negatives in the government owned state hospitals. So if so, shouldn’t fully equipped obesity clinics be created in hospitals now? Chairman of the Turkish Diabetes Foundation Prof. Doctor, on the other hand, says that obesity should be a separate specialty for physicians. Only in fully equipped centers can enough time be devoted to the patient, the patient can be trained and prevented from exploitation. In order not to be an instrument of this exploitation story, there are very important tasks that also fall to us health messengers. In the health article of the Declaration of Rights and Responsibility of Journalists of Turkey, the boundaries of journalism are drawn as follows:

“Health: One should avoid sensation about health, there should be no publications that will make people despair or false hope. Research in the medical field should not be published as finalized results. A Turkish specialist should definitely be consulted when prescribing medications. A journalist who conducts research in hospitals, tries to obtain information and images, must indicate his identity and enter the sections that are forbidden to be entered only with the permission of the authorities. Audio and video should not be taken in any way in hospitals and similar institutions without the permission of an official, a patient or a loved one.”

Turkey iHealth – we health messengers should not forget that we are taking sides in the name of the public interest when making obesity news. We must remember that we play a triggering role in solving problems in the process of diagnosis and treatment related to obesity. We are not a person, an institution or a person promoting a method. We’re not a satellite of a news source or a PR company. We must make news only and only for the health of the people and fulfill our responsibilities.

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