Checkable Health Podcast

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EP25 Obesity Is a Chronic Disease, Part 2

October 13, 2022

Obesity is a complex disease that affects almost half of all adult Americans. In fact, 42% of the US population is considered obese. Obesity can't be treated with one single method. It requires a holistic approach specific to each patient based on individual needs but generally includes prescription medicine, lifestyle changes, therapy, and sometimes surgery. 

On this second episode of a two-part series, Patty Post of Checkable Health is back to discuss combating obesity with Physician's Assistant Cody Baxter. In this podcast, PA Baxter describes different medications currently used to treat obesity, including the new and successful class of injectables. As our guest says, "we have to have the intervention meet the intensity of the problem."

Along with weight training and exercise, Cody Baxter also talks about the importance of finding the inner strength to accept progress and not strive for unattainable perfection. With mental health issues and shame often intertwined with obesity, it's easy for one wrong decision to cause you to lose hope and slip back into old habits.

Body image and self-acceptance are key when battling obesity. Negative feelings and self-talk typically begin in childhood for many people, and the patterns surrounding us as adults are often adopted into our lives. Weight loss management doctors like PA Baxter aim to address these underlying issues that come with battling obesity to help people find a path to a healthier life.

This Checkable Health podcast is a must-listen for everyone. Tune in to learn more about obesity and get actionable advice, so you can help break the stigma and find help! Part 1 can be found here.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • What the drug CONTRAVE is and how it works
  • Patty’s success with CONTRAVE
  • Telemedicine sites giving more access to medication
  • Cody and Patty discuss the new injection medication class for weight loss
  • Injectables vs. traditional medications
  • Why aren’t more people prescribed these new medications?
  • Do you have to take anti-obesity medication for life?
  • Online resources for obesity treatment
  • Cody shares his thoughts on weight loss surgeries
  • Misconceptions about bariatric surgery
  • The danger of getting back into bad habits
  • Childhood trauma and obesity
  • The benefits of strength training
  • Environment and the importance of support

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