One in three adults in the United States is obese; meaning they have a body mass index of over 35%. Obesity puts excess pressure on the bones and joints. Obesity also places extra stress and strain on the body’s organs—including the heart. All of this excess stress and pressure on the body might make it necessary for you or your loved one to make using bariatric medical supplies a part of your daily routine.
Bariatric medical supplies include obese-sized adult diapers, reinforced toilet seats, grab bars that can withstand over 250 pounds of weight-bearing pressure, heavy-duty walkers, wheelchairs, bath chairs, power scooters, lift chairs, stair lifts, and beds that can hold/carry over 250 pounds of weight. In some cases, heavy duty medical equipment rated for over 350 pounds may even be necessary.
When you or a loved one is in need of bariatric medical supplies, chances are you/they are also dealing with various other issues besides weight. Most bariatric patients also deal with heart disease, pulmonary disease or breathing problems, diabetes, and decreased mobility. The effects of these issues usually require additional equipment such as oxygen tanks as well as medications and having to deal with the emotions that go with the stigma of obesity.
Bariatric medical supplies, when coupled with a healthy diet, proper hygiene, and a genuine effort to maintain a sense of self-respect and a positive outlook on life, will make the life better and allow for self-care and independence.
If you or your loved one are in need of bariatric medical supplies or heavy-duty medical equipment, you will find it for sale in Springfield, MO. You will also be happy to know that the sales staff is trained to answer your questions and provide you with knowledgeable advice on how to choose the best equipment for your situation.