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What is Bariatric?

With a world that is growing and revolutionizing on the basis of getting things done quickly, we have  eliminated the need to move around or exercise by introducing cars and planes and ships for our traveling purposes. Daily travels aside, the work schedule of a person can be so hectic that they spend a good chunk of the day sitting behind desks and growing fatter.

Along with the increase in technological advancements, we were also able to multiply our food resources to accommodate the needs of the population. With a joint collaboration with other countries all over the world where good cash crops grow at a good speed due to their ideal climates, the population has become bigger and bigger till there are now diseases linked with obesity.

What is Bariatric 1Due to the fact that countries interchange food items as part of their imports with each other, obesity is quickly becoming a universal condition, found all over the world. The diseases linked with obesity have finally given rise to the medical branch of Bariatric. The field specializes in the treatment, cause and prevention of obesity. With a special attention to dieting, behavioral therapy and exercise, doctors look to re-rehabilitate their patients towards a safer and healthier lifestyle.

What is Bariatric 2However, doctors and medical experts were faced with two problems. The fact that obesity was getting directly linked to diseases such as Diabetes, heart disease, many types of cancer, chronic skeletal and muscular problems and the fact that shedding weight was no easy task. Most obese people have great trouble exercising and losing weight. More importantly, it was a losing battle for a few.

With obesity being so common, a whole range of Bariatric equipment was introduced which facilitates movement and includes items such as Bariatric beds, toilet seats, cushions, wheelchairs, etc.

Medical science has also branched out and introduced several Bariatric surgical methods which allowed doctors to operate on people and cut out the excess weight. Although the results can vary and not have much effect, they are very popular among any obese person looking to shed weight. The Bariatric surgery is often times the last resort for the person due to the fact that a few surgeries are permanent and non-reversible. However, if done successfully, the surgery benefits and gives a new beginning to the patient’s life.

Resources

http://www.webmd.com/diet/weight-loss-surgery/default.htm

http://www.webmd.com/diet/weight-loss-surgery/features/life-after-weight-loss-surgery

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Bariatric Supplies – Find Your Size

Obesity is a problem for many people, many times due to an illness or injury that makes it impossible to get the exercise that they need. Obesity in and of itself is a problem, but finding the everyday items that make life bearable is also a bigger difficulty for many. Here are some of the common items that people who are obese find that they need.

Drive 22 Inch Sentra Bariatric Full Reclining Dual Axle Wheelchair

Big John Toilet Seat Co Big John Bariatric Toilet Seat with open front

  • Bathroom Items – Another item that obese people might require is specialized bathroom items. Whether they require a commode that suits their size or they simply need a larger toilet seat, finding a commode or a toilet seat that will comfortably hold them can be difficult, but one of the most popular items that obese people find to be comfortable is the Big John Bariatric Toilet Seat with open front which is made to fit either elongated or round toilets.

Heavy Duty Bariatric Transfer Shower Bath Bench by Drive

  • Shower Seats – The third thing that obese people might have need of is a shower seat so that they are able to sit down while they are in the shower. These are created to comfortably hold someone who is heavier and  to allow them to shower safely. One of the most popular shower seats is the Heavy Duty Bariatric Transfer Shower Bath Bench by Drive, which holds up to 500 pounds.

If you are obese because of an illness or injury, chances are that you are embarrassed shopping for medical items like these at a regular store. The Internet is a great place to shop for bariatric items because it protects your privacy and lets you shop from your own home in peace.

Vitality Medical Scales Measure Up

With a variety of styles and choices available, it can be difficult to get the right scale to meet your needs. Whether it is a basic bathroom scale or a specific scale for your healthcare facility, VitalityMedical.com has the perfect scale to meet your needs at The Scale Store.

The days of the the basic bathroom scale as your only choice are over. Although the common bathroom scale is still available, even these have been improved for ease of use and reading.

Today there are Eye Level Digital Scales that are convenient with their digital readouts elevated to eye level. This provides easy reading in a convenient unit that takes up minimal space. If the height of the Eye Level Digital Scale is too much, try the Waist High Digital Scales.

If those won’t work, try the 2-Piece Remote Scales. These scales offer the traditional floor scale design with the added bonus of a remote LCD readout display that can be placed in a convenient location of your choosing. Some models even offer a BMI function, such as the Seca Digital Scale.For a durable and traditional scale, you can never go wrong with a Beam Scale. These scales are durable and use the reliable weight and bar method, and some models include height rods, wheels and BMI measurement.

For your more complicated needs, VitalityMedical.com offers a variety of specialty scales. The Bariatric Floor and Handrail scales provide a way for people to use a scale with ease and comfort. From the simplest floor scale such as the Detecto Low-Profile Bariatric Scale to the Seca Large Platform Scale with Handrails that provides safety for those who are unstable on their feet.

Chair scales are also available in a wide variety of styles. The Detecto Bariatric Flip Seat Scale works like a platform scale with handrails with the addition of a flip down seat for those unable to stand easily. There are also rolling chair scales for use on those unable to stand. These units have wheels allowing you to move the chair to any location for ease of use.

For weighing those who are even less mobile, Detecto offers two Bed Scales, the Detecto Digital In Bed Scale and the Detecto Heavy-Capacity In Bed Scale. With flame-retardant and anti-bacterial stretchers, combined with hydraulic lifts, these beds are a safe alternative for obtaining a patients weight.

Another alternative is a Patient Lift Scale. Designed to be used between the patient sling and the lift boom, patient lift scales come in a mechanical version, digital and bariatric digital styles.

VitalityMedical.com even offers specialty scales for the smallest needs. Pediatric and Neonatal Scales come in a variety of styles, from mechanical and digital pediatric scales to the special neonatal Detecto Digital Baby Scale with a 30 pound capacity.

And when it comes to the smallest of measurements, there are a wide range of kitchen scales available for portion control measurement. From the basic Detecto Dual Reading Top Loading Portion Scale to the top of the line Detecto Electronic Digital Portion Control Scale with settings for ounces, grams and pounds, you can measure your food portions with confidence and ease.

Regardless of your scale needs, VitalityMedical.com has you covered. Check out the wide variety of scales available at the scale store today and buy your next scale with confidence from Vitality Medical.

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