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Relieve Mobility Health Problems With a Lift Chair

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s figures, more than 17 million Americans experience some form of mobility related challenges. Those challenges may be brought on by a variety of health problems often found in those that are 50 years of age or older. The good news is that some of the issues connected to those problems may be lessened with the use of lift chairs. Here’s how:

Circulation Problems

As people age, they may start to experience circulatory problems. The circulatory problems may be caused by a variety of issues including medicinal side effects, high sodium intake, hormonal changes and recent hip surgery. Symptoms commonly associated with such problems include swelling of the legs, knees, ankles and feet. That’s where the use of lift chairs can provide some relief. The chairs are capable of elevating those body parts. In doing so, they help to alleviate some of the swelling and improve circulation.

Musculoskeletal Problems

People in the previously mentioned age groups are also prone to experience musculoskeletal problems like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and spinal canal stenosis. Those conditions may lead to chronic pain and fragile bones. Lift chairs may help in that regard by taking pressure off of the stressed areas and providing much needed support.  

Skin Problems

Speaking of relieving pressure, inactive people are also more susceptible to develop skin problems like pressure ulcers. If left untreated, they can lead to insidious MSRA and VRE infections. Both of which can be deadly. To avoid such skin problems, it is generally recommended that mobility impaired individuals be repositioned often. They should also ideally sit on soft surfaces capable of evenly distributing their weight. Lift chair can provide such surfaces and make the repositioning process easier by mechanically raising the person to a standing position.

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