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EP24 Obesity Is a Chronic Disease, Part 1

October 06, 2022

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity affects an estimated 41.9% of adults in the United States. In fact, obesity-related conditions are among the leading causes of preventable, premature death. Obesity is not a condition. It is a complex disease that requires more attention and less stigma.

On this first episode of our two-part series, Patty Post of Checkable Health chatted with Physician's Assistant Cody Baxter to share his experience treating obese patients at a family medical clinic. While working with adults, PA Baxter found patterns that harm their progress, including sleeping behaviors and mental health issues.

"As the saying goes, 'you can't outrun the fork,' and obesity is a chronic disease that cannot be treated with a simple diet or exercise," said Baxter. That is why it is so important to address each patient's needs individually and look at their lifestyle and medical history to help them craft a plan for long-term success.

This Checkable Health podcast is a must-listen for everyone, as obesity affects many lives in the US. Tune in to get actionable advice on starting a weight loss journey that will change your life or someone close to you.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Cody Baxter shares how he started his specialty in weight loss management
  • How Cody processes new patients to come up with a plan
  • Chronic vs. acute obesity
  • What factors contributes to obesity
  • Sleep hygiene and what it means
  • Does Cody recommend taking melatonin for sleep?
  • Defining obesity
  • The interconnectivity of obesity and mental health
  • Cody’s strategy to treat obesity in patients
  • Exercise and weight loss
  • Recommendations for those without access to a weight loss practitioner

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