When Mark Rosenthal had a heart attack, it was so heavy and so wide that it doesn’t fit on a stretcher, so he had to make the trip to the hospital in the ambulance floor. The trip hurt back, and felt that its own weight suffocated him. At the hospital, the doctors wanted to perform an MRI but it could not be inside the machine. But the biggest humiliation for Mr. Rosenthal was having to go to the bathroom. I wasn’t in shape to go to the bathroom so small, which would not fit anyway, and the comfortable hospital did not support his weight over 200 pounds. Obesity is the fastest growing in the United States health problem.
In 2000, 31% of American adults were obese, according to the Center for Disease Control and prevention. And those classified as obese morbidly, as Mr. Rosenthal, tripled their numbers in just a decade. Complications of morbid obesity are not limited only to diseases that threaten life, such as diabetes type 2 or high pressure blood, but also receive medical that it is beyond your reach, and service as available for other people without the problem of being overweight. People with severe obesity does not fit on wheelchairs standard size, in the waiting room chairs, beds and hospital gowns, or machines for magnetic resonance, among other difficulties faced. X-rays often cannot penetrate in your body in a manner sufficient to produce useful images, and the toilets give in to your weight. With severe obesity, trips to the doctor or the hospital remember you the individual once more that, literally, do not fit, as pay for two seats on a plane, finding clothing in your size, or undergo looks and curiosity of others. The humiliations that have as a result that the obese person who need treatment, refuses to look for him. Teena Gamzon remained away from the doctors for so many years, that their diabetes was out of control, had apnea for when you finally decided to seek treatment, of the I dream that it ruined their nights and made her spend annoying days, and an accumulation of lymphatic tissue in her legs, a common side effect of severe obesity, which caused severe damage to your nerves.