Obesity is prevalent throughout the world and it poses a major public health challenge. Levels are continuing to rise at an alarming rate and there is a circulating question as to whether this disease should be given treatment due to a number of factors. As a result, this essay will focus on whether doctors should or should not treat obesity as it is deliberated to be a self-induced disease that patients have inflicted upon themselves.
Healthcare should be provided and available to everyone regardless of age, financial obligations or their current situations, as it is deemed to be a basic human right, therefore this links back to the concept of whether doctors should treat patients with a BMI (body mass index) above average.
Obesity is a known risk factor for causing Type 2 diabetes due to unhealthy lifestyle choices which could be changed if patients changed their lifestyle choices however the trouble is that if this does not change, it could lead to the end of the NHS as their budget is unsustainable leading to privatization.
Statistics demonstrate that x% of overweight patients are being denied treatment as their weight poses a threat when performing complicated surgeries, ultimately putting their lives at risk of developing serious conditions during procedures.