|The social Impact of obesity
In dealing with obesity many physicians like to view the social impact that obesity presents in the sufferers. Usually the person will suffer with issues of weight preoccupation and roller coaster dieting that is accompanied by feeling of regret, remorse and failure.
Obesity is not simply a problem of overeating it can also be a problem associated with low self-esteem, as well as other psychological reasons that could include sexual abuse, alcoholism, or dysfunctional relationships with foods. Some people who are obese are using eating as a way to cope with problems that affect them in their everyday lives. Some may feel that eating relaxes feelings of not being accepted or embarrassment over one’s weight.
A lot of times these feelings are increased by the treatment the obese person experiences in the world at large. People tend to equate obesity with lazy, overweight people lying around all day eating bon-bons and watching television, however this is rarely the case. Some obese people may have jobs that require them to work seated for long hours, their inactivity is caused by a job that keeps them from being active. In such a situation the person is taking in many more calories than their level of activity can burn off thus making them gain weight.