Bariatric Shopping Made Easy
Bariatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity. In 2007, three states had more than 30% of their populations categorized as obese. If these trends continue, the world of Bariatrics will be very commonplace. In the diagram below, you can see how the United States has moved closer toward obesity.
Obesity in the United States from 1985 to 2007
People who suffer complications from disabilities can be doubly challenged when they are also Bariatric patients. Obesity has been linked to everything from poor mobility and back pain to congestive heart failure, infertility, stroke, and cancer. A lot of things that others may take for granted are even more difficult for Bariatric Patients.
There are several categories of products engineered specifically for Bariatric Patients:
Drive Medical Bariatric Transfer Bench
Bariatric Hospital Beds
KCI BariKare Bariatric Hospital Bed
Patient Lifts & Trapeze Equipment
Hoyer Presence Professional Patient Lift
Drive Medical Go-Lite Bariatric Steel Rollator
Wheelchairs & Scooters
Drive Medical Sentra Bariatric Extra Wide Dual Axle Wheelchair
When you are looking for Bariatric Products, there are a few important things to keep in mind.
1. Get the size you need. Bariatric items are typically more expensive than regular items but they are built to heavy duty standards.B e sure that you check the weight capacity and measurements so you know the item will fit the patient.
2. Check the product warranties. Make sure that you understand what is covered under the manufacturers warranty. It’s a good sign when the warranty specifically covers welds.
3. Buy from a reputable company. Vitality Medical only carries products manufactured by the top medical manufacturers. You will recognize names like Drive Medical and Invacare . Vitality Medical is a very dependable company that sells goods from other very reliable, passing it’s tenth year in business.
For 9 years, at Vitality Medical, we have delivered on our promise to sell top quality medical supplies at the best prices on the Web.