Bariatrics is a specialized field of health care for people with extreme obesity. This area includes strategies for weight loss, such as exercise, diet and lifestyle adjustments, as well as surgical methods and pharmacotherapy.
There are currently a number of bariatric support products on the market that these patients can use to assist with their outpatient care. Bariatric support products are large and sturdy devices that can support the extra weight of an overweight patient, such as bariatric beds, chairs, dressing tables, and wheelchairs.
Bariatric beds are usually wide enough to support overweight or obese patients and strong enough to support their weight. This bed is designed to provide the patient with adequate support without putting additional stress on the neck and back, especially during arm and leg exercises.
These beds usually differ in terms of load-bearing capacity and must be according to the weight of each user. The electric bariatric bed is powered by electricity, which allows it to move when the patient needs to adjust his position – either to sit up after sleep or lie down after sitting.
This bed is equipped with a heavy frame and sturdy steel construction which ensures patient safety in the bed. Some beds have a split-pan sleeping area with removable bed edges for easy adjustment, while others can be extended.