Bariatric refers to the field of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity. The term comes from the Greek words "baros," meaning weight, and "iatrikos," meaning medical treatment. Bariatric medicine includes various treatments, including diet, exercise, behavioural therapy, medication, and weight loss surgery. The main goal of bariatric medicine is to help individuals who are severely overweight or obese to lose weight and improve their overall health by reducing the size of the stomach or rerouting the small intestine to limit the absorption of food. Bariatric medicine is generally considered a last resort for individuals unable to achieve significant weight loss through other means, such as diet and exercise. At Patient Handling, we offer a range of products that can assist with a number of these conditions to enable independent living and the best quality care.