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Weight Gain Can Mess With Your Medical Care

Weight Gain can mess with your Medical Care – here’s how!

Weight bias, yes you heard it right, is rampant in society today and even many doctors make rampant suggestions to your body fat or to lose weight without proper checks on your body! Ensure you get tests such as CAT scans, blood work, or physical therapy without making improper changes to your regime, just for the sake of losing weight! But not all tests work with people with more fat/ weight, as they do with people of lesser weights. Here are some facts you need to be aware of where weight plays an important role in diagnosis, healing and care!

Some diagnostic tests won’t provide accurate results

Ultra Sound waves do not easily penetrate tissue with more than 8 cm of fat! Ask your doctor what are the alternative tests you can perform.

Birth Control pills are less effective

Some studies reveal that oral contraceptives may not work as well for women with a body mass index (BMI) over 30.

 The Morning after pill may not be as effective

For women who weigh more than 74 kg, a standard over-the-counter emergency contraceptive might not prevent an unwanted pregnancy

Your flu shot may not be as effective

The flu vaccine is not as effective in obese people as in lesser weight individuals.

After surgery complications are 12 times as others

To counter this, you have all the rights to know whether the medical team caring for you has the appropriate skills and experience they need to get you through your surgery journey safely.”

Wounds do not heal as easily

Obesity will often leads to longer-than-normal recovery times for injuries and incision sites, as well as pose increased risks of infection and developing other complications.

Anaesthesia is not as easy to administer

Administering and monitoring anaesthesia in obese patients in care could be more challenging than with normal-weight patients

Heart Surgery and Knee replacement would be more challenging

Obese patients had a 35 percent higher chance of dependence or a new disability after joint surgery compared to non-obese patients. After a cardiac surgery, Obese heart-surgery patients are four times more likely to have an increased ICU stay; three times more likely to need more time on a ventilator; and three times more likely to need a return trip to the ICU

Cancer may take longer to detect

This may be due to an overweight person’s increased difficulty of finding tumours through self-examinations and the fact that cancer might not be on your doctor’s radar as much.

Ensure you stay the right weight. Contact leading dietitian Umang at for a detailed discussion on how you can maintain the right weight! With over a decade of experience under her belt, she helps you like no one else does! A personal care with friendly diet plans and regular interactions make you at ease while reaching your personal goals!