Why your doctor will not talk to you about obesity – The Standard


Posted: August 31, 2020 at 5:52 am

Majority of doctors are neither warning their patients on the risks of obesity nor prescribing a lifestyle change.I was never told that my weight was a problem despite religiously attending antenatal clinics. I almost died during labour, says Beth Mwachea, a businesswoman in Nairobi. I liked my curvy body so it was a surprise to be told weight may have led to difficult labour and stillbirth. I was devastated.But despite the diagnosis, Mwachea says the doctors never advised her on what to do about the weight problem. Mwachea, who is hard-wired to a well fried and salted chicken, says she now knows better after her near-death experience. Shewalks more, occasionally visits the gym and is now contemplating cutting down on fatty foods for more of sukuma wiki, unrefined ugali and fruits.

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