This is causing a major sense of distraught amongst professionals who are still not yet able to battle the onset of infectious diseases and malnutrition in these countries. These paradoxical problems damper efforts to bring about change and hamper the initiatives to be taken in solving health care problems.
There are again, a number of reasons which are responsible for this odd ended health problem anomaly. The fact that under-nutrition and obesity can be found in the same scenarios, within the same country and same society, is an indication of internal health problems and needs to be addressed by exploring the reasons. These are linked to inadequate prenatal, infant, and young children’s care about nutrition. The foods which individuals at these ages are subjected to are usually found to be high in fats and poor in nutrient value. This coupled with lack of physical exercise leads to occurrences of overweight problems.
“Indeed, the prevalence of obesity is so high that one might consider it statistically ‘normal’ if it weren’t for the serious implications of health, as well as for social and psychological functioning.” (Barlow &. Durand, 2008, pg.28) The problem is clearly severe and reaching epidemic proportions. It needs to be curved and carried out till the end of the recovery process, not just stop at the point of a treatment since the effects of obesity reach dimensions further than just the physical aspects of an individual’s health.
Obesity is a disease that hits home on a number of different levels, especially when it comes to teenagers. Many teens don’t give much considering to their physical health but do indeed allocate much value on their physical appearances. Since physicality holds a good deal of weight, not being able to comply with popular standards of ‘good-looking’ result in a negative outlook from their peers and fellow age-group members.