Types of Medical Equipment for Overweight People

Obesity has become a major problem among adults and children today thanks to leading a sedentary lifestyle where individuals spend much of the day in front of smart devices while consuming junk food. Obesity results in the addition of weight therefore making one to appear larger. This can inhibit movement from one place to another as well as performing different functions.

Apart from inhibiting various functions, obese people are susceptible to various diseases such as heart disease, obstructive sleep apnea, cancer, asthma and diabetes among others.
Thanks to creative medical specialists, they have come up with a wide range of products which are meant for obese people.

Below are types of medical equipment for overweight people.

Stronger scales
Even though one is obese, it does not mean that they are not working hard to lose weight. This means that a weight scale is part of their routine. Standard weight scales may not be able to support the weight of an obese person.
There are scales that are designed to uphold the weight of an obese person especially when they measure to record if they are losing weight.

Bed lifts
Obese individuals need to interact with people who are located in the living room or dining room. In order to move an obese person from the bed and into a wheel chair, bed lifts are required. They have harnesses which wrap around the body of the individual while the lifting arm is able to move the patient and place them in the waiting wheel chair. Not only has this equipment been widely used in hospitals but also homes. The bed lifts can handle patients who weigh about 1000 pounds.

Motorized scooters
While motorized scooters were designed for the aged to allow them mobility not only around the property but also in public places such as malls, they have become popular among obese people. Thanks to the equipment being motorized, users are able to travel from point A to point B and C with ease. All an individual needs to do is to sit on the available chair, start the scooter and proceed to another location. The scooter has three wheels, two for the back and one for the front. It has handle bars and ignition for control, starting and stopping.

Blood pressure monitor
Obese people are susceptible to various cardiovascular problems such as hypertension. This means that their hearts will be beating faster and at a higher rate than normal. A blood pressure monitor especially modern ones can become handy and allow one to monitor their blood pressure from the comfort of their home.

Heavy duty extra wide wheelchair
This wheelchair is designed to carry individuals who weigh 700 pounds and below thanks to the use of reinforced steel gussets, reinforced nylon upholstery, reinforced side frame and extra heavy duty front forks and casters. The wheelchair has dual cross bars that ensure obese people are moved easily. The stylish design makes the wheelchair elegant to look at.

 

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