It’s American Heart Month, which is the perfect time to raise awareness about heart health. A major cause of death in the United States is heart disease, which encompasses several different heart conditions. In 2020 alone, about 697,000 people died from heart disease in the United States (CDC). In today’s blog, we’ll discuss the Trendelenburg position, a tool that you can use to help improve your heart health. Keep reading to learn more about this position and how it can help you or your loved one. 

What Is the Trendelenburg Position?  

The Trendelenburg position was originally a surgical position in which the individual would lie in a supine position and their feet would be raised above their head. Using the benefits of gravity, this position allowed for better surgical access to the abdomen and pelvic organs. Because of the effects, it is now used for lower abdominal surgeries and gynecological procedures. With the modified Trendelenburg position, only the legs are raised, whereas the reverse Trendelenburg position has the head raised higher than the legs.  

How Can Our Lift Chairs Help?  

A lift chair can help elevate the legs and feet above the heart which can provide many health benefits. Using a lift chair with the option for the Trendelenburg position can help with swelling, heart failure, and can improve blood circulation. The Trendelenburg position is also commonly used to treat hypotension (low blood pressure). Owning a lift chair can bring you many health benefits and help you prioritize your heart health. If you are interested in purchasing a new lift chair for your home, check out our lift chair options here, or contact us with any questions!  

If you have any concerns or questions regarding your heart, it is important to contact your physician or a medical professional.