Bariatric Surgery And Doctor Discrimination

Here are two articles that I found informative.  One is about how Bariatric Surgery may cause an intensification of disordered eating by treating the “fat” and NOT the attachment to food.   This article points out how the emotional side of eating does not get cured simply by having W.L.S. and how undergoing the surgery without […]

Here are two articles that I found informative.  One is about how Bariatric Surgery may cause an intensification of disordered eating by treating the “fat” and NOT the attachment to food.   This article points out how the emotional side of eating does not get cured simply by having W.L.S. and how undergoing the surgery without looking at the triggers/etiology of binge eating and other disordered eating patterns may exacerbate the disordered eating into full blown eating disorders.

The second article is sadly about how doctors frequently discriminate against fat female patients.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/w_DietAndFitness/bariatric-surgery-eating-disorders-lap-band-made-bulimic/story?id=13802938

Doctor Discrimination:  http://www.prevention.com/health/health/healthy-living/weight-and-obesity-discrimination-from-doctors/article/30a54c9d7bd10310VgnVCM10000030281eac____

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